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    Normal, IL 61761
    Teen Services Librarian: Kristi Cates
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Archive for June, 2009

Make Your Own Magnetic Poetry

Posted by Kristi on June 29, 2009

magnetic poetry

Why bother spending money on a store-bought magnetic poetry kit? Come join us for an evening of creative, poetic fun as we construct our very own sets of magnetic poetry – perfect for the fridge, your school locker, and tons of other metallic surfaces.

July 1 from 3-4:30.  Free for all teens ages 12-18.   All supplies provided.


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New Fantasy and Supernatural

Posted by Kristi on June 26, 2009

seeingredd Seeing Redd by Frank Beddor

Wonderland finally seems as if it’s getting back to normal. Queen Alyss is back on the throne, and reunited with her childhood sweetheart, Dodge. But the fight for Wonderland is far from over. With enemies circling and danger looming, someone close to Alyss lets her down—and threatens the future of Wonderland forever.

thornspell Thornspell by Helen Lowe

Prince Sigismund has grown up hearing fantastical stories about enchantments and fairie spells, basilisks and dragons, knights errant and heroic quests. He’d love for them to be true – he’s been sheltered in a country castle for most of his life and longs for adventure – but they are just stories. Or are they?

fragileeternity Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr

Seth never expected he would want to settle down with anyone—but that was before Aislinn. She is everything he’d ever dreamed of, and he wants to be with her forever. Forever takes on new meaning, though, when your girlfriend is an immortal faery queen.

wings Wings byAprilynn Pike

Laurel is a seemingly normal girl who discovers she is a faerie. When she’s thrust into the midst of a centuries-old battle between faeries and trolls, she’s torn between a human and a faerie love. In this extraordinary tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever.

raven Raven by Allison Van Diepen

Nicole’s friendship with Zin is the only thing that saves her from the boredom of school and the turmoil of her family life. It’s no wonder she is madly in love with him. But she can’t understand why he keeps her at a distance. Zin is like no man Nicole has ever met, and he carries with him a very old secret. When Nicole uncovers the truth, her love may be the only thing that can save him from it.

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Teen Game Day

Posted by Kristi on June 24, 2009

gamer cat
Come out to the Normal Public Library community room this afternoon from 4:00 to 6:00 pm for games and snacks. We’ve got Rock Band and Dance Dance Revolution, plus lots of great board and card games. Free for all teens ages 12-18.

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Duct Tape DIY

Posted by Kristi on June 18, 2009

Don’t forget to come out to the library tomorrow for Duct Tape DIY, where you can put together some beautiful duct tape creations to take home – for free! Choose from patterns for duct tape wallets, roses, bookmarks, and more – or come up with your own entirely new ideas. We’ll provide the duct tape, you provide the creativity.

Duct Tape DIY
For teens age 12-18
Normal Public Library Community Room
Friday, June 19 from 3:00 – 4:30

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Go Wild!

Posted by Kristi on June 11, 2009

It’s time again for the Normal Public Library Teen Summer Reading Program!  If you haven’t signed up already, come to the library before you miss your chance to win prizes such as a laptop computer or iPod nano.  Go here for more information on the program and how to sign up.

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Posted by Kristi on June 10, 2009

We’re trying out something new here at Normal Public Library Teen Services – a blog! I’m Kristi, your friendly neighborhood teen librarian, and hopefully I’ll be keeping this space updated frequently, with info on upcoming events, books you should check out, profiles of our teen library users, strange things I find on the web, and more. You can help me out by commenting and by suggesting new blog topics. I’m hoping to make this as interactive as possible – I don’t want it to be just me blabbing on and on, so please feel free to participate.

– Kristi

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