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Congratulations and Input are in Order!

Posted by nchcplteens on July 30, 2010

Allison Renner and Jasmine Perks won our grand prizes in the Teen Summer Reading Contest this year, winning the silver iPod Nano and the FLIP digital video camcorder respectively.  Congratulations!!

So, what’s next here at the library?  Well, before we go traipsing into the future, let’s ponder for a moment.  Anything we could do differently in our summer reading contest for next year?  Please leave your respectful and much-appreciated comments here in the blog, or you can email me here

We’re showing some fun films at our Teen Flix events in August, including _The Last Song_ and _Percy Jackson and the Olympians_.  Check out calendar link or check back here for dates and times.  Also, get ready for the Hunger Games Party to celebrate the release of the third book in the trilogy—Mockingjay.  I must admit, I’m chomping at the bit for this one.  Are you ready?

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It’s Summer Reading Time!

Posted by nchcplteens on June 4, 2010

Tomorrow–that’s Saturday, June 5th–marks the start of our summer reading contest:  Make Waves @ Your Library! Enter for a chance to win an iPod Nano, a FLIP digital video camcorder, or weekly Wal-Mart gift cards.  Sign up at the AV desk.  Click on our Summer Reading page at the top of this blog to find out more details.

Our first teen event is Monday, June 7th.  Decorate the library sidewalks and enjoy a cold treat with our “Root Beer Floats and Sidewalk Chalk” program.  We’ll meet outside first, then come inside to have root beer or coke floats.  Don’t miss out!

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Teens Create! craft program

Posted by nchcplteens on May 25, 2010

Come to the library after school tomorrow and decorate your very own picture frame.  These are great to highlight your favorite photos or give as gifts!  The program is from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the Teenscape.  See you there!

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She Blinded Me with Music Science! / Summer Jobs

Posted by nchcplteens on May 5, 2010

Do you want to know why you sound better in the shower? Or why songs get stuck in your head (earworm…ew)?  Or just what IS music anyways?

Go to the Exploratorium Museum website and found out.

Need some cash for summer?  Looking for a job to keep you busy and give you some experience and money?

Check out information at the Young Hoosiers Conservation Corps.

Summer Jobs for Indiana TeensThe Indiana Department of Workforce Development again is sponsoring the “Young Hoosiers Conservation Corps.” Teenagers in 91 counties (all except Marion) are eligible to apply for summer employment with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Indiana Department of Transportation.

Young Hoosiers Conservation Corps:

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Toasted Cheese/Teen Lit Day/Stephenie Meyer’s New Book

Posted by nchcplteens on April 13, 2010

+Join us tomorrow, April 14th, at our next Common Threads program for toasted cheese sandwiches (also known as grilled cheese)!  We’ll be meeting in the story room downstairs at 3:30 pm.

+Support Teen Literature Day is a part of National Library Week.  This Thursday, April 14th, from 3:30-4:30, make a poster of your favorite book and share it in the Teenscape.  Be a fan of the library on Facebook and tell us what you love about the library.

+Stephenie Meyer’s new book The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is being released on June 5th and is on order at your library.  This title is based on the character from Eclipse and is a short book or novella.  Place your hold online or give us a call!

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Attention Otaku! Animanga Club make-up today!

Posted by nchcplteens on April 8, 2010

Animanga Club redux today from 4-5 pm to makeup for last month’s cancellation.  We’ll be watching a little of our new DVD “Rozen Maiden” or I’ve got “Bleach-the Movie” too.  Bring ideas for May club–see you there!

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Almost Alice

Posted by nchcplteens on March 12, 2010

The new Tim Burton movie is out, but you may want some more Alice in Wonderland stories after the buzz is through.  If you enjoyed Lewis Carroll’s classic stories Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, here are a few teen and adult books you might enjoy:

Fforde, Jasper. The Big Over Easy.

Benjamin, Melanie.  Alice I Have Been

Beddor, Frank.  The Looking Glass Wars

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Teen Flix this Thursday

Posted by nchcplteens on February 22, 2010

Join us for the screening of “The Vampire’s Assistant” based on the Cirque du Freak novels by Darren Shan in the Teen’scape at 6:30 pm.  This is a pretty creepy movie and I’ve read it described like “The Lost Boys” crossed with “The Goonies.”  Sounds good!

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College Goal Sunday

Posted by nchcplteens on February 12, 2010

Free help in filling out the FAFSA document – which is required to receive state, federal and private college financial aid – will be offered at regional sites across Indiana.

“College Goal Sunday” will be held February 21, 2010, at 2p.  Financial aid officers from dozens of Indiana colleges and universities will be available at 37 sites across the Hoosier State, providing free assistance in filling out the FAFSA document.

College Goal SundayParents and students should bring the same documents and information used to complete their federal tax return.  The completed FAFSA will then be submitted on-line, and families will start receiving specific financial aid offers within two weeks.

Find a “College Goal Sunday” site near you:

Free info on how to find money for college:

Become a fan of Trip to College on Facebook:

–from the Indiana Youth Institute website

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The Lightning Thief Kickoff Party Postponed

Posted by nchcplteens on February 11, 2010

Sorry I’m very late in posting this, but due to crazy weather lately, we’ve had to postpone our kickoff party.  The library closed at 5 pm tonight.  The new time is Thursday, February 18th from 6:30-7:30 pm.  Sign up here!

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