Niles Public Library Teen Scene Blog


Life As We Knew It with Susan Beth Pfeffer

Author Susan Beth Pfeffer will visit us here in Niles on Sunday, Oct. 18!  She’s flying in from New York to be here, and we’re super excited to meet her and hear her speak.  Maybe you’re more familiar with her books than her name.  Her most recent books are Life As We Knew It and the dead & the gone.  If you haven’t read Life As We Knew It (LAWKI) yet, then what are you waiting for?  It is a great survival story that’s hard to put down once it’s picked up.

lifeImagine that a meteor is on a collision course with the moon.  It’s going to be clearly visible in the sky when it happens, and you think, “I have to see this!”  After the collision, there are unexpected results.  The moon is knocked from it’s usual orbit.  It’s suddenly MUCH closer to the earth than it used to be.  The tides are messed up and it gets very cold.  Satellites crash.  Cell phones and Internet don’t work.  Life changes for everyone. What would you do to survive?

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the dead & the gone explores this scenario from the perspective of different people living in a different part of the country.  It’s fast-paced and asks new questions.  What if your parents were gone when the meteor hit, and you couldn’t get in touch with them?  You’re now in charge of your younger siblings; how do you keep them alive?

When: Sunday, Oct. 18 2:00-3:30pm
Where: Large Meeting Room, 6960 W. Oakton St., Niles, IL

Come and meet her, even if you haven’t read any of her books.  You may be inspired to pick up a copy before you leave!

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Win Dinner with Simone Elkeles

Download an entry form for a chance to win dinner with teen author Simone Elkeles on July 22.  Elkeles is the author of How to Ruin a Summer Vacation, How to Ruin My Teenage Life, and Leaving Paradise.  Entry forms are due July 20.



Chat with an author (2 nights left)
October 30, 2007, 10:51 am
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Visit the Readergirlz group forum tonight and tomorrow night to chat with authors, live!
Tonight, Oct. 30 @ 7:00 Chicago-time: Dia Calhoun
Tomorrow night, Oct. 31 @ 11:00 Chicago-time: Stephenie Meyer



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