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Reviews, book news, and all good things related to teen stuff at the Strathcona County Library.

Get your craft on – this afternoon! August 11, 2011

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Just a reminder that the Cute-a-licious program is today! Hope to see some of you there:)

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Hello cuties! August 8, 2011

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Calling all teens with an interest in super cute things. Join us for a free, fun, and fabulous program at the library this Thursday, August 11 from 2-3:30. Make (and munch!) candy sushi, then construct your own mini monster, finger puppet, or other teensy, adorable creature.

We’ll provide hot glue, felt, fabric scraps, and basic sewing implements, but feel free to bring your own embellishments. Sewing experience not necessary.

For more information, or to register please call the Information Desk at 780-410-8621.

 

Summer is here! June 26, 2011

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Okay, almost. School’s out next week, and the hint of summer freedom and lazy days is in the air.

We’re just gearing up for a new slate of fantastic programs here at the Strathcona County Library this summer. Watch for information about Beast Battle Royale: Teen Summer Reading Game, teen programs, as well as great reads to keep you busy this summer.

 

Princess Ben February 17, 2010

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Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Not your typical fairy tale.

When Benevolence’s parents are assassinated, she becomes next in line to the throne. Manners and ladylike behavior become important as Ben comes under the notice of her manipulative aunt, Queen Sophia. Ben stubbornly refuses to conform, and is locked in the castle’s tallest tower where her aunt hopes that hunger and loneliness will break her spirit. However, Ben stumbles upon a secret enchanted room, where she begins her study of the magic arts. With her newfound freedom and secret knowledge, she learns to find the strength she will need to save her kingdom.

 

Hunger Games movie… March 19, 2009

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hungergamesI just read a post on YPulse that Lionsgate has recently acquired the rights to Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Apparently, Collins will be adapting the book into a screenplay.

The Hunger Games set in a futuristic world where North America has been divided into 12 districts, which must send two boys and girls as tribute to participate in the Hunger Games. They must fight to the death on a televised show in which all citizens are forced to watch.

 

Harry Potter Puppet Pals February 25, 2009

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Silly, entertaining, and strangely catchy…

 

Gods & Goddesses December 18, 2008

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quiverI just started reading Quiver by Stephanie Spinner, which tells the story of Atalanta, who in Greek myths was an accomplished hunter, swiftest moral alive, and fiercely determined never to marry. When her father commands her to marry, she swears an oath that she will marry the first man to outrun her in a race, but whoever she defeats must be put to death.

Spinner has also written Quicksilver, a teen novel about Hermes, prince of thieves and messenger to the Gods.

 

I’m excited about rediscovering these books, partly because they remind me of some other favourite titles set in the times of ancient Greece:

lightningThe Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Nobody’s Princess by Esther Friesen
Troy by Adele Geras

Mythology by Hestia Evans
The Twelve Labours of Hercules by Rick Riordan
The McElderry Book of Greek Myths retold by Eric Kimmel