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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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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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Teens Create!

Posted by nchcplteens on December 21, 2009

We’ve updated photos on Flickr of our last Teens Create! program, during which we made Tin Lanterns that warm up a dark room. Flickering LED tea lights were included!

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A Little Change in Schedule/What’s Going On

Posted by nchcplteens on December 8, 2009

The Teens Create! Tin Lanterns program has been cancelled today after school, and moved to a new date and time of December 16th at 3:30-4:30 pm.

For all of you in grades 5-8, we having another Common Threads program tomorrow from 3:30-4:30 pm.  The theme is COOKIES!  Come make and decorate some with us.

Also remember that Halo/Guitar Hero is set for this Friday after school in the Teen’scape from 3:30-5:30!  See ya there.

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Name that Tune–Teen Music Club

Posted by nchcplteens on June 24, 2009

Riot!_by_ParamoreThe first Teen Music Club meets this Thursday night—that’s tomorrow—from 7-8 pm in the Teenscape, and we have a Name that Tune contest to play.  So get ready to go face-t0-face with someone and see how many songs you recognize.  Prizes awarded!

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Weekly Winners for Summer Reading!

Posted by nchcplteens on June 8, 2009

Congratulations  to Marjorie Donica, Cassidy Clouse, Heather Pattison, Kaylea Qualls and Kelsey  Qualls for winning Wal-Mart gift cards this week in our summer reading contest!

If you haven’t signed up yet, you’ve still got time.  Every time you read a book or listen to an audiobook, fill out a review card and it becomes your entry into our weekly and grand prize drawings.

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Twilight DVD Release

Posted by nchcplteens on January 22, 2009

twilight_dvd1The Twilight DVD release date is set for Saturday, March 21st.  Look forward to the movie being shown soon after in the Teenscape.

Apparently, there will also be a Special Edition DVD with the following features:


  • Five extended scenes with director introductions
  • Audio commentary (Catherine Hardwicke, Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart)
  • Three music videos (Muse, Paramore, Linkin Park)


  • Five deleted scenes with director introductions
  • Seven-part documentary: “The Adventure Begins: The Journey from Page to Screen”
  • Comic-Con Phenomenon featurette
  • And more!

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Posted by nchcplteens on December 15, 2008

M. T. Anderson
The second part of Octavian Nothing’s story The Pox Party, called The Kingdom on the Waves, was released on 10/14/08. Read about his inspirations and writing process, and find out what he’s doing next.

Ann Brashares
A new Sisterhood series starts with 3 Willows, releasing on 1/13/09. Read about the original and new Sisterhood books in this Q & A with the author. Also, visit the Sisterhood Central website to read an excerpt.

Meg Cabot
The last Princess Diaries book, Forever Princess, will be released on 1/13/09. Find out more about the book and Meg’s future writing plans.

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