August Dates to Remember
8 – Eid al-Fitr
17 – Last Day of Wild Reads!
(Enter your books & pick up your reading rewards today!)
Programs for Teens
Unless otherwise noted, all programs are for middle & high school students and are drop-in.
Monday, August 5, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Need volunteer hours for school, scouts or your religious group? Come to the library for two hours of volunteer credit helping us with small projects. No registration required!
Mehndi: the Art of Temporary Body Decorations
Tuesday, August 6, 2:00 pm
Give your body a late summer treat with a temporary henna tattoo. All materials and instructions will be supplied for this fun and popular craft. A signed parental permission slip is needed for all participants under the age of 18. Pick one up at the Information Desk. Limit: 50 participants.
Tuesday, August 13, 2:00 pm
Join the Aubergine Chef in a hands-on program in which you create fancy cupcakes with your own special touch. All materials will be supplied for a tasty program. Limited to the first 30 participants.
Teen Trivia Contest: Down Under
August 1 – 31
Pick up a copy of our monthly Teen Trivia Contest, drop it in the box next to Squirt’s tank, and you may be the lucky winner of a gift certificate! One entry per person.
And don’t forget our Chinn Park Turtle Weekly Trivia for teens! Find the question posted each Monday on Chinn Park Turtle’s Facebook page, bring the answer to the Information Desk, and we’ll give you a small fun prize. There’s a new question every week through August 17th.
Creative Arts Contest
Through September 16th
Enter your short stories, poetry or art in any medium in our annual Creative Arts Contest! Students may submit up to two items with an entry form. Get an entry form and full contest rules at the Information Desk or on the teen page at www.pwcgov.org/library/teens.
Next Month: September Already? The Café is Open!
Books to Look For
If you’re headed to the beach or just looking for another book to top off your summer reading, here are a couple of great titles to try:
Spirit and Dust by Rosemary Clement-Moore YA FIC (2013)
High school student Daisy Goodnight can talk to the dead. Because of this special talent, she sometimes assists the police with cold cases. But when she is whisked from her school in Texas to help the FBI find the missing daughter of a wealthy man, more is at stake than just a straightforward crime. Daisy herself is kidnapped—by the father of the victim--and under a binding spell, forced to help find not only his daughter, but also a missing ancient artifact that may hold the key to unlimited power—even over the dead.
Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen & Faith Erin Hicks YA741.5 She (2013)
When the principal decides there’s only enough money to pay for the robotics team to attend a national competition OR for new uniforms for the cheerleaders, chaos ensues as each faction tries to outmaneuver the other to get the cash. Student council elections, battling robots, conniving geeks, dastardly cheerleaders, and even some family drama make this graphic novel a funny and wild ride.
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