Niles Public Library Teen Scene Blog

Monday Monday Gaming
November 10, 2007, 4:59 pm
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Challenge Your Friends to DDR and Guitar Hero!
Monday, November 12
3:00-5:00 pm
In the Large Meeting Room

Teens’ Top Ten
November 9, 2007, 2:24 pm
Filed under: Booklists

The votes have been tabulated, so here is the ALA’s top ten list of recent fiction for teens:

  • New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
  • Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
  • How to Ruin a Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles
  • Maximum Ride: School’s Out – Forever by James Patterson
  • Firegirl by Tony Abbott
  • All Hallows Eve (13 Stories) by Vivian Vande Velde
  • Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
  • River Secrets by Shannon Hale
  • Bad Kitty by Michele Jaffe
  • Road of the Dead by Kevin Brooks
  • Visit the Teen Read Week website to read more about this annual list.

    November 7, 2007, 11:32 am
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    November is national novel writing month!
    Learn more about it at the NaNoWriMo website.  The goal is to write a 175 page (50,000 words) novel by the end of the month.  Sign up for the challenge, or read and comment on the writers’ efforts.

    NaNoWriMo Logo

     Here’s just one of the many novels taking shape this month: His Majesty the Accident

    Gunpowder Treason and Plot …
    November 5, 2007, 4:56 pm
    Filed under: Say What?!?

    Did you know that November 5 is Guy Fawkes Day?

    Today is the anniversary of a conspiracy in the year 1605 to blow up England’s Parliment.  The English celebrate each year with fireworks.

    V, wearing a Guy Fawke's mask

    V, the mysterious hero in Alan Moore’s comic V for Vendetta (now also a movie) wore a Guy Fawke’s mask.

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