Upcoming Teen Programs!

24 Jul
minute to win it

Teen Summer Reading Program. Mon., July 30 @ 7 pm. Druker Auditorium.

mother-daughter book club

Mother-Daughter Book Club. August 16 @ 7:30 pm, Teen Area. We’ll be discussing Legend by Marie Lu.



Teen Essay Writing Contest!

18 Jul

One of the database we get (p4A Antiques Reference) is holding an essay writing contest! The first prize is valued at over $1,000 and includes a Nook Color e-reader, Barnes & Noble gift card and subscriptions to all of the websites, newspapers and catalogs produced by our sponsors! Contest begins June 15th, 2012 and entries may be submitted through August 15, 2012.

You have to write an essay on one of the following topics (vampire-killing kit?!?!):

~ an ancient mummified bird
~ a painting of Indians by Frank Tenney Johnson
~ an authentic vampire-killing kit
~ a pair of cased revolvers having belonged to Civil War General Benjamin Brice
~ an 18th-century Philadelphia chair
~ a 19th-century doll carved from a bedpost
~ a 17th-century Tibetan Buddha figure inset with gems

What’s new in teen fiction?

12 Jul

Waiting by Carol Lynch Williams

As the tragic death of her older brother devastates the family, teenaged London struggles to find redemption and finds herself torn between her brother’s best friend and a handsome new boy in town.

One Moment by Kristina McBride

Rising high school senior Maggie remembers little about the accidental death of her boyfriend, Joey, but as she slowly begins to recall that day at the gorge with their long-time friends, she realizes he was keeping some terrible secrets.

Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham

Alice, Summer, and Tiernan were best friends who broke up at the same time as their favorite band, but four years later, just before they are preparing to go off to college, the girls reluctantly come back together, each with her own motives, for a road trip from Massachusetts to Austin, Texas, for the band’s one-time-only reunion concert.


Before there were tweens there were sub-teens!

29 May

Check out these great e-reader covers! What’s better tween or sub-teen??


18 May

Go to the Steampunk festival last weekend? Check out our Guide to Steampunk!


Wednesday, May 23, 6:30pm: Bad Movie Night @ the Newton Free Library!

17 May











Just tested out the MuvChat software that lets you text your comments to the movie screen! I must say that this is phenomenal. I can’t describe how cool this is & how excited I am. Not to brag, but this is seriously the best idea I’ve had in a long time.

Mmmm cupcakes…

15 May











Check out a book on cupcakes or cooking! Got really hungry looking at all these books…

Some recommendations:

Cake pops : tips, tricks, and recipes for more than 40 irresistible mini treats / by Angie Dudley

Cupcakes, cookies, and pie, oh my! / Karen Tack & Alan Richardson

The sweet little book of cupcakes / by Nicholas Peruzzi, with Courtney Forrester

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