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Nominate Titles for Teen Choice Awards

From Teenreads.com: Nominate Your Favorite Books of 2008 for the Teen Choice Book Award! In association with the Children’s Book Council (CBC), Teenreads.com is giving you a very special opportunity to let your voices be heard by telling us your five favorite books of 2008. The five titles that receive the most “votes” will serve as […]

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Texting Can Save Lives!

The next time a parent or teacher yells at you for text messaging too much, then you can tell them this story. Two doctors used text messaging to perform life-saving surgery on a 16-year-old in Congo.  The young man’s arm had been shot off, and the wound became infected.  To save him, a doctor would need to […]

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YouTube for Teens

Dec. 2 6:00-7:30pm Watch and discuss online videos.  Seen the Twilight movie and have something to say about it?  Now’s your chance!  Create videos for the library’s youtube site.  Shoot our Ben Franklin exhibit, or review Twilight. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dompotjTeIA] 0000

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C-SPAN StudentCam

What is the most urgent issue for president Obama to address after taking office, and why? WHAT IS “C-SPAN StudentCam”? C-SPAN StudentCam is an annual documentary competition.  Students are asked to create a short (5 to 8 minutes) video documentary that explores an issue of national significance that they believe is in need of urgent […]

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This Weekend: Discuss Manga & Build a Kite

Saturday, Nov. 22 – Comics Discussion at 3:00 pm in the Board Room Bring a favorite manga, comic, or graphic novel to discuss, or pick one from our list.  This month’s theme is School Daze, so many manga and comics are set at school.  Munchies included, and you could win a free comic! Sunday, Nov. […]

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Teen Ink Movie Review Contest – Twilight

Actor Robert Pattinson appeared recently at Orland Square Mall south of Chicago.  Read about his adventures in this article. Here’s another story about fans  who were turned away from the event. Would you have waited overnight for a chance to meet Pattinson?  Would you be upset if you were turned away? The Twilight movie opens […]

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