SCPL Teen Blog

September 25, 2008

October 12-18 is Teen Read Week!

Filed under: books, teen read week — Tags: , — SCPL Teens @ 1:33 pm

October 12-18 is Teen Read Week!

Teen Read Week is all about reading for fun.
One way to participate is to vote for the Teens’ Top Ten— The list of 26 books chosen by the YA Galley Groups, a nationwide committee of teens like yourselves.

2008 teens’ top 10 nominations

Before I Die by Jenny Downham.

Betrayed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast.

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.

Daemon Hall by Andrew Nance and Colin Polhemus, illus.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney.

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer.

Extras by Scott Westerfeld.

Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks.

Genesis Alpha by Rune Michaels

Glass by Ellen Hopkins.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling.

Ironside: A Modern Faery’s Tale by Holly Black.

Jango by William Nicholson.

Jinx by Meg Cabot.

The Luxe by Anna Godberson.

Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson.

Penelope by Marilyn Kaye

Saving Zoë by Alyson Noël.

Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George.

The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray

Tamar by Mal Peet.

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson.

Unwind by Neal Shusterman.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr.

Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier.

Click here to download list of nominated titles.

November 16, 2007

Paper Flower Power

Filed under: crafts, events — Tags: , , — SCPL Teens @ 6:23 pm
The YA (that’s Young Adult) group at St. Rose made paper flowers the other day.

Above you can see Derricka, Victoria and Danel with some of their handiwork.


The flowers were really simple to make. You just cut out somewhat circular (or not) shapes of tissue paper and thread them onto chenille stems. We used autumn colors to be seasonal. You can get creative by cutting zigzag or lobed edges or snipping the edges into ribbons.

Voila… a loverly flower bracelet and ring!

Below is a beautiful one made by Elizabeth.

Join us the First Friday of each month (usually) for teen crafts at St. Rose from 3-4:30. You can find out what is going on each month by stopping by the front desk or calling (504) 465-0646.

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