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            TEEN NEWS


                                                                November 2012

Frederick County Public Libraries



It seems like just yesterday we were helping you prepare for the start of the school year - and now we're already heading into chilly weather. Whether you're working on school assignments or looking for a fun, inexpensive afternoon with your friends, make sure to stop by your local library or sign up for our clubs and activities through our website.


It's always bright inside your local library, even when they day is gloomy and dark. We warmly welcome you to pull up a comfortable chair with us anytime.


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Darrell Batson, Director
Frederick County Public Libraries
In This Issue
Warm, Fun, and Cozy Wintertime Crafts
Books to Movies
YALSA's Teen Top Ten
Teen Newsletter to Publish Quarterly
Keep in Touch

Spelling Clubs


Are you preparing for the

spelling bee? Play fun spelling games and spell in practice bees at

Brunswick Public Library*

C. Burr Artz Library

Emmitsburg Library

Thurmont Regional Library*


* Registration required
For details and to register,
click on the branch name.

Back to school season is finally behind us and cooler temperatures are on the way. The time for tie-dye and henna is over and it's time to start creating and making some wonderfully warm and fun winter-themed crafts. From super easy hand knit hats to duct tape tote bags to carry all your winter essentials there are so many crafts you can do indoors during the cold winter months.

If you're looking for some crafty inspiration look no further than the shelves at your local FCPL branches.

 Just Duct Tape It!

 by Patti Wallenfang includes directions to make three different bags, four  different bracelets, a belt, and more. These duct tape crafts are perfect to make for yourself or to give as gifts to friends and family.


More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson contains a variety of knitting patterns that vary from the super-quick and super-easy for newer knitters to complex and complicated patterns for more advanced knitters and crafters. The Pointy Elf Hat featured on the cover is a great whimsical way to keep your head warm during these chilly months and is a great pattern to work on during Knit Wits! on the first Thursday of every month at 3:45 pm at the Walkersville Library.


The Star Wars Craft Book by Bonnie Burton contains an assortment of Star Wars themed crafts  that are perfect to make and share with friends. No crafting experience or special skills are needed to make the crafts featured in this book which makes it great for a chilly afternoon inside with friends.

For additional titles and the schedule of Teen Crafternoons and Make & Takes at your Frederick County Public Libraries please call or visit us. We'd love to hear from you!


Tracey Carter

Walkersville Branch Library


The Perks of Being a Wallflower

A funny and touching coming-of-age story. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a modern classic that captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up. Starring Logan Lerman of Percy Jackson fame and Emma Watson, Hermione in Harry Potter movies. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope-and the unforgettable friends that help us through life. In theatres now. PG-13



Breaking Dawn - Part 2

There is no need to announce this one! If you've seen Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn - Part 1, you surely know that the last movie in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga  is due out on November 16, 2012. PG-13



The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey  

A curious Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a vigorous group of Dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug. From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first of a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. In theatres December 14, 2012.


Submitted by Mary Ann Foltz

Urbana Regional Library 


The Teens' Top Ten will be announced during Teen Read Week October 15, 2012.

The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on Support Teen Literature Day, the Thursday of National LibraryWeek, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year. Readers ages twelve to eighteen will vote online in August and September; the winners will be announced during Teen Read Week. 


All Good Children by Catherine Austen

Ashes by Ilsa Bick

Abandon by Meg Cabot

Tempest by Julie Cross

What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Scarlet by A. C. Gaughen

Eona: The Last Dragoneye by Alison Goodman

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge

Legend by Marie Lu, Marie

Hourglass by Myra McEntire

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Shine by Lauren Myracle

A Monster Calls, Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd by Patrick Ness

This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein by Kenneth Oppel

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr

All These Things I've Done by GabrielleZevin


Submitted by Claire Bush

Thurmont Regional Library

Teen eNewsletter Begins Publishing Quarterly

To all our faithful readers, we would like to announce that following this issue the Teen eNewsletter will begin publishing quarterly beginning with the March/April May issue which will be available for viewing in March 2013. The remainder of the 2013 schedule is as follows:   June/July/August which will be available in June, September/October/November, available in September, and December/January/February, available in December.


Thank you for your continued support.

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