South Kingstown Public Library Teens

Anime/Manga Club

Like manga and anime? Students in grades 6 and up are invited to the Anime/Manga Club. We meet twice a month on Fridays to watch anime episodes (such as Black Cat, Tsubasa and others!) as well as draw, discuss favorite manga series and other activities! Our next meetings are on February 4th from 2:30-4:30 p.m. and February 18th from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Help plan what we should watch and do at future meetings! Snacks will be served.

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6th-8th Grade Guys Read Book Club

The 6th-8th Grade Guys Read Book Group will be meeting on Thursday, February 10th from 4-4:45 p.m. to discuss The Schwa Was Here by Neal Shusterman. Join us for snacks, games and lively discussion!

Books are available in advance at the Peace Dale Library; new members are always welcome!

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Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Luck and smart. That’s what you need.

In a post apocalyptic future, Nailer makes his way the only way he can along America’s Gulf Coast–by squeezing into the tiny ducts of shipwrecked oil tankers, salvaging any bits of copper wiring he can find. It’s dangerous work; and everyone is always looking for a Lucky Strike, something to earn them enough money to buy their way out to a better life.

After a “city killer” storm swipes though the region, Nailer and his friend Pima come across shipwrecked clipper ship. Filled with silver and other salvageable metals, they realize that if they can keep it a secret long enough, they may have just found their Lucky Strike. For Nailer, this could mean the chance to escape his violent, drug addicted father. Things get complicated though, when they find a girl, barely alive, still aboard the ship. Now they are faced with a choice…kill the girl and salvage their Lucky Strike or risk everything to help her hoping that she can lead them to a better life? Because to survive out here means you have to be lucky and smart.

The recent winner of the 2011 Printz Award for Young Adult Literature, Bacigalupi has created a fast paced dystopian adventure that likely will appeal to readers who liked the Hunger Games and are looking for more futuristic survival stories.

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Facebook Teen Page

The South Kingstown Public Library has had a Facebook page for a while…but now there is one just for teens! Search for South Kingstown Public Library’s Teen Central while on Facebook, or just click here!

And if you are seeing this update from your Facebook page, thanks for visiting us!

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Calling Writers!

Are you in grades 9-12?

Do you like to write?

If you answered yes to both of those, then the Claudia Ann Seaman Awards for Young Writers may be for you!

The Claudia Ann Seaman Award for Young Writers was created by the Seaman family in memory of their daughter and sister, a young poet. The CAS Award acknowledges excellence in teen writing in poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction.

Students in grades 9-12 are invited to submit up to three works — either poems, stories, essays, or any combination (1,500-word limit for fiction and creative nonfiction). There is a cash prize of $200 for each genre, and winners will be published in the print and online versions of student run Polyphony H.S. literary magazine. Deadline for entries is April 15, 2011.

For more information, visit the Claudia Ann Seaman Awards page on the Polyphony H.S. website.

Good Luck and Happy Writing!

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7th-9th Grade Book Group

On Wednesday, February 2nd from 3:30-4:15 p.m. students in 7th-9th grade will be discussing Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City by Kirsten Miller. Join us for activities and snacks!

Books will be available in advance at the Peace Dale Library. New members are always welcome!

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Teen Volunteer Board


Need volunteer hours? Students in grades 6 and up are invited to join the Teen Volunteer Board on Wednesday, January 19th from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Help prepare projects and plan to help out at the kid’s Valentine’s Day program on February 9th. Registration not required, snacks will be served!

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Anime/Manga Club

Like manga and anime? Students in grades 6 and up are invited to the Anime/Manga Club. We meet twice a month on Fridays to watch anime episodes (such as Black Cat, Tsubasa and others!) as well as draw, discuss favorite manga series and other activities! Our next meetings are on January 7th from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and January 21st from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Help plan what we should watch and do at future meetings! Snacks will be served.

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