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This Week in Teen Programs…


8-12 Grade Book Club
Friday, October 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Peace Dale Library

Students in grades 8-12 are invited to join us for our all new book club!

This month we’ll be reading The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson. We’ll also chat about what other books we love, do a small craft project, choose a name for out group, and pick the book title for our next meeting.

Snacks will be served. Books are available in advance at the library. Registration preferred, not required, contact or 789-1555 ext. 105 for more info.

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New at the Library…

We get more new books each month than we can possible share here! These are just a few new additions, be sure to stop in and see what else is new! You can also click on any title below to reserve a copy of the book.


The Appearance of Annie Van Sinderen by Katherine Howe
Aspiring filmmaker Wes Auckerman has just arrived to start his summer term at NYU. While shooting a séance at a psychic’s in the East Village, he meets a mysterious, intoxicatingly beautiful girl named Annie. As they start spending time together, Wes finds himself falling for her, drawn to her rose-petal lips and her entrancing glow. There’s just something about her that he can’t put his finger on, something faraway and otherworldly that compels him to fall even deeper.

Bits & Pieces by Jonathan Maberry
Twenty-two short stories, eleven of which were previously published, based on the Rot & Ruin series in which fifteen-year-old Benny Imura and his friends fight a zombie plague in a post-apocalyptic America.

Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas
Pin has no recollection of who she is or how she got to the Godmother’s fortress. She only knows that she is a Seamstress, working day in and out to make ball gowns fit for fairy tales. But she longs to forsake her backbreaking servitude and dares to escape with the brave young Shoemaker in this dark world where swords are more fitting than glass slippers.


Fate of Ten by Pittacus Lore
In order to thwart the Mogadorian invasion, a group of the Garde head to a pyramid in Mexico in order to awaken a power that can save the world in the sixth book of the Lorien Legacies series.

Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
Time is running out for the Peculiar Children. With a dangerous madman on the loose and their beloved Miss Peregrine still in danger, Jacob and Emma are forced to stage the most daring of rescue missions in the third book in this series.

The Keeper by David Baldacci
Vega Jane and her friend Delph have taken the map that Quentin Harris left them and set out from the town of Wormwood, determined to brave the Quag and find freedom on the other side–but the Quag was designed to keep the town people in, and it is filled with bloodthirsty creatures and sinister magic, and it is not going to let them escape unscathed in the second book in this series.


The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow
The teenage princess of a future-world Canadian superpower, where royal children are held hostage to keep their countries from waging war, falls in love with an American prince who rebels against the brutal rules governing their existences.

This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee
In an alternative fantasy world where some men are made from clockwork parts and carriages are steam powered, a young mechanic, does the unthinkable after his brother dies: he uses clockwork pieces to bring Oliver back from the dead. But the resurrection does not go as planned, and Oliver returns more monster than man. With few places to turn for help, dangers may ultimately bring the brothers together–or ruin them forever.

Walk on Earth A Stranger by Rae Carson
Lee Westfall, a young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold, must flee her home to avoid people who would abuse her powers, so when her best friend Jefferson heads out across Gold Rush-era America to stake his claim, she disguises herself as a boy and sets out on her own dangerous journey.


The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore
The Palomas and the Corbeaus have been locked in an escalating feud for over a generation. Both families make their living as travelling performers in competing shows – the Palomas swimming in mermaid exhibitions, the Corbeaus, former tightrope walkers. Lace Paloma knows as well as anyone that the Corbeaus are pure black magic. Simply touching one could mean death, and she’s been taught from birth to keep away. But when disaster strikes the small town where both families are performing, it’s a Corbeau boy, Cluck, who saves Lace’s life.

Michael Vey: Storm of Lightning by Richard Paul Evans
Michael and the rest of the Electroclan are facing their greatest crisis yet. The resistance movement has been compromised. The safe house has been destroyed. The voice is in hiding, and they have no idea if their families are alive… or dead. What they do know is that the Elgen won’t stop until they’ve destroyed the Electroclan.

I Crawl Through It by A.S. King
A surrealist novel about four teenagers who find unconventional ways to escape standardized tests and their perilous world, and discover that the only escape from reality is to face it.


The Trouble in Me by Jack Gantos
Instantly mesmerized by his fresh back from juvie, car thieving neighbor, Jack decides he will do whatever it takes to be like Gary. As a follower, Jack is eager to leave his old self behind, and desperate for whatever crazy, hilarious, frightening thing might happen next. But he may not be as ready as he thinks when the trouble in him comes blazing to life.

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
The story of a teenage girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she’s ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more.

Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales
Seventeen-year-old Arden, of Cumberland, Maryland, finds solace in the blog of an aspiring writer who lives in New York City, but when she goes to meet him, she discovers that he is a very different person than she believes him to be.


Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign Volume 6 by Takaya Kagami
After trumpets of the apocalypse proclaim the fall of humanity, vampires arise from the shadows to rule the earth. Yuichiro wants just one thing-to get revenge by killing each and every vampire. The only thing standing between humans and complete subjugation to vampires is sheer tenacity and Cursed Gear.

Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Seige of Leningrad by M.T. Anderson
Trapped between the Nazi invading force and the Soviet government itself was composer Dmitri Shostakovich, who would write a symphony that roused, rallied, eulogized, and commemorated his fellow citizens–the Leningrad Symphony, which came to occupy a surprising place of prominence in the eventual Allied victory. This is the true story of a city under siege: the triumph of bravery and defiance in the face of terrifying odds. It is also a look at the power–and layered meaning–of music in beleaguered lives.

Harry Potter Magical Places from the Films: Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and Beyond by Jody Revenson
A comprehensive and full color look at Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, The Burrow, Azkaban prison and all of the memorable places, both loved and feared, that brought the Harry Potter movies to life.

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This Week in Teen Programs…

Join us this week for Tween Time, our new monthly program just for 5th-7th graders!


Tween Time: Candy Science
Thursday, October 8, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Peace Dale Library
Grades 5-7

Students in grades 5-7 are invited to our all new monthly Tween Time! Each month we’ll have a different project or activity.

This month: Candy Science

Just in time for Halloween, join us as we conduct some mad scientist experiments on different kinds of popular candy.

Registration preferred, drop-ins welcome. Contact or 789-1555 ext. 105 for more information.

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This Week in Teen Programs…

We’ve got several programs this week for teens at the library! Be sure to come join us!


Random Fandom
Thursday, October 1, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Peace Dale Library
Grades 6-12

Do you love Doctor Who, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Adventure Time, Superheroes, or any other world? Join us for the first meeting of our all new Random Fandom Club. Each month we’ll talk about and do activites related to popular fandoms.

This month: Perler bead projects of your favorite fandoms.

Plus, help choose what fandoms we should talk about at future meetings. Snacks will be served, registration preferred but not required, contact 789-1555 ext.108 or


Star Wars Reads Day
Saturday, October 3, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Kingston Free Library
All Ages!

Join us we celebrate all things Star Wars!

Kids, tweens, and teens are all invited to drop in between 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Kingston Free Library. We’ll have a variety of projects and activities for all age levels, plus free Star Wars swag to giveaway!

No registration required, for more info contact 783-8254,, or

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Teen Winter Reading Program

Teen Winter Reading Program
January 12-February 27
Peace Dale Library
Grades 7-12

The cold, short days of winter got you down? Cheer up with the Teen Winter Reading Program at the Peace Dale Library.

Starting January 12th, for every book you read or audiobook you listen to, stop in at the Peace Dale Library or visit our website and fill out a comment form. You’ll be automatically entered to win raffle prizes during the program! On February 27th, we’ll draw a winner for our Grand Prize!

This program is open to students in grades 7-12. Comment forms may be shared on our teen blog at For more information, call 789-1555 ext. 105 or email

Click here to fill out a book comment form!

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RI Teen Book Award Voting


Teens in Grades 7 and up can now vote for this year’s Rhode Island Teen Book Award winner! Just stop in at the Peace Dale Library, or go to our teen page and vote online!

Click Here To Vote!

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Nine New: December

Looking for something new to read? Check out some of these new arrivals!

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Very Bad Things by Susan McBride
When her boyfriend is accused of cheating on her with a girl who has gone missing and is presumed murdered, Katie resolves to uncover the truth and, in the process, learns unsettling secrets about her best friend.

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggis Stiefvater
Blue and the Raven boys continue their search for the tomb of Glendower, the ancient Welsh king, as well as for Blue’s mother, who has disappeared underground in search of her former lover. Book 3 in series.

Diamond Boy by Michael Williams
When Patson’s family moves to Marange region of Zimbabwe, he begins working in the mines, searching for blood diamonds, until government soldiers arrive and Patson is forced to journey to South Africa in search of his missing sister and a better life.

Vango: Between Sky and Earth by Timothee Fombelle
Becoming a fugitive when he is wrongly accused of murder, an aspiring young priest embarks on a transcontinental journey by train, boat, and airship in search of answers about his shrouded past.

We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist
A Paralympic ski racer, YouTube star and motivational speaker documents his coming of age as an amputee cancer survivor and his efforts to investigate past dates gone wrong to discover why he was still single in this memoir.

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
When eighteen-year-old Marguerite Caine’s father is killed, she must leap into different dimensions and versions of herself to catch her father’s killer and avenge his murder.

Brick Flicks: 60 Iconic Movie Scenes and Posters to Make from Lego by Warren Ellsmore
Provides a guide to recreating iconic movie scenes and film posters from LEGO toys, including such films as “Tron,” “Lawrence of Arabia,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Jurassic Park,” “Back to the Future,” and “Mary Poppins.”

Teen Titans: Earth One Volume One by Jeff Lemire
The Teen Titans never felt like normal kids… but they had no idea how right they were. Their seemingly idyllic Oregon upbringing hides a secret — one that will bring killers, shamans, and extraterrestrials down on their heads, and force them into an alliance that could shake the planet to its foundations!

Trust Me I’m Lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer
Having learned to be a master con artist from her father, Julep Dupree pays expenses at her exclusive high school by fixing things for fellow students, but she will need their help when her father disappears.

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Teen Holiday Party








Only a few days until our Teen Holiday Party, Saturday, December 13th at 2:00 p.m. at the Peace Dale Library!

Join in on the fun, we’ll be making sweet holiday treats, as well as have gift wrapping and card making stations! We’ll watch Elf and have hot chocolate (with mini marshmallows, of course!).

Registration preferred, but drop-ins welcome. Call 789-1555 ext. 108 to register, or email

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Teen Read Week


Teen Read Week is a national literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association. This year we’re celebrating Teen Read Week with a contest!

Around here, we often hear, “I need a good book to read…” From October 1st-18th, any teen that tries our new personalized book match will be entered to win a Teen Read Week Prize Pack. Simply visit the Teen section of our website and fill out the short book match form. We’ll get back to you in a few days with titles we think you might like!

Ready to get started? Visit



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New In September

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The Infinite Sea   by Rick Yancey
How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are now forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race. Second book in the 5th Wave series.

The Islands at the End of the World by Austin Aslan
A mysterious green cloud has settled over the Hawaiian Islands, creating electrical outages that have grounded planes and cut off all communication with the outside world. As people begin to realize the severity of the situation, tensions rise creating a dangerous every man for himself environment. Leilani and her father find themselves desperately trying to make their way from Oahu home to the Big Island

Jackaby by William Ritter
R. F. Jackaby is an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary–including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing details, making her perfect for the position of Jackaby’s assistant. Her first case: serial killer on the loose. The police are convinced it’s an ordinary villain, but Jackaby is certain it’s a nonhuman creature, whose existence the police deny.

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Afterworlds  by Scott Westerfeld
Eighteen-year-old Darcy drops her college plans and moves to New York to revise her soon-to-be published novel and start the second one. Meanwhile, in chapters that alternate with Darcy’s NYC adventures, her fictional protagonist, Lizzie, survives a near-death experience to find she has become a psychopomp, responsible for guiding souls to the afterlife. But Darcy and Lizzie’s worlds are not as separate as they seem.

Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire
Elena lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father is dead, one of her brothers has been forced into the Tsar’s army, the other taken to be a servant. Her mother is dying, slowly, in their tiny cabin. And there is no food. But then a train arrives in the village, carrying untold wealth, a cornucopia of food, and a noble family — a family that includes Ekaterina, a girl of Elena’s age. When the two girls’ lives collide, an adventure is set in motion, an escapade that includes mistaken identity, a monk locked in a tower, and a prince traveling incognito.

Zac & Mia by A.J. Betts
The last person Zac expects in the room next door is a girl like Mia, angry and feisty with questionable taste in music. In the real world, he wouldn’t–couldn’t–be friends with her. In hospital different rules apply, and what begins as a knock on the wall leads to a note–then a friendship neither of them sees coming.

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Barbarian Lord by Matt Smith
Cheated of his lands and banished through the trickery of his enemies, Barbarian Lord recruits allies and battles monsters, ghouls, and bad poets in his quest for justice in this new graphic novel.

The Prince of Venice Beach by Blake Nelson
Robert “Cali” Callahan, seventeen, gets swept up into the private-investigator business and must deal with the ramifications of looking for fellow runaways who may not want to be found–and with falling in love with one of them.

Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones
After a vaccine accidentally creates superpowers in a small percentage of the population, seventeen-year-old Ciere, an illusionist, teams up with a group of fellow high-class, super-powered thieves to steal the vaccine’s formula while staying one step ahead of mobsters and deadly government agents.

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Wildlife by Fiona Woods
Boarding for a term in the wilderness, Sibylla expects the gruesome outdoor education program – but friendship complications, and love that goes wrong? They’re extra-curricula. Enter Lou, the reluctant new girl for this term in the great outdoors. She is grieving a death that occurred almost a year ago, however, as Lou becomes intrigued by the unfolding drama between her housemates Sibylla and Holly, she’ll have to decide if she should end her self-imposed detachment and join the fray.

Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan
“A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don’t need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face, then I guess writing all this down will be my good deed for the week.” So begins Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods, in which the son of Poseidon adds his own magic–and sarcastic asides–to the classics.

Buzz Kill by Beth Fantaskey
When the widely disliked Honeywell Stingers football coach is found murdered, 17-year-old Millie is determined to investigate. She is chasing a lead for the school newspaper – and looking to clear her father, the assistant coach, and prime suspect.

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