The Fifth Annual Teen Talent Extravaganza will be held in the Decatur Library auditorium on March 25, 2017, from 5:00 p.m.– 6:00 p.m. If you missed your opportunity to sign up and showcase your talent or if you are not daring enough to get on stage yourself, you are invited to see our version of Who’s Got Talent. This is a production sponsored by DeKalb County Public Library and the Teen Advisory Board (TAB).
Let your voice be heard about what you think is the best book nominated for the 2016-2017 Georgia Peach award. The nominees were announced last year, and the time is now to vote for your favorite. The books that earn the highest number of readers and ratings become the Peach Award Book and Honor Books. The deadline to vote is March 12, 2017. The winning titles will be announced March 25, 2017.
There are two ways that you can vote this year. Pick up a paper ballot at your local library or vote online here. Haven’t read any of the books? It’s not too late to start reading them now! See the list below.
The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel
Con Academy by Joe Schreiber
Dime by E.R. Frank
An Ember in the Ashes: a novel by Sabaa Tahir
Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone
How it Went Down by Kekla Magoon
I am Princess X by Cherie Priest
I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
The Novice by Taran Matharu
Paperweight by Meg Haston
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes
Secret Side of Empty by Maria E. Andreu
Simon vs. Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Sugar: a novel by Deirdre Riordan Hall
Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee
We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen-Fernlund
When by Victoria Laurie
Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
X: a novel by Ilyasah Shabazz
Teen pages will be updated with the latest information soon. Thanks for your patience.
If you are fourteen or older, one of the things to look forward to is getting your driver’s permit or license. The Library has a few resources to help you succeed in getting on the road. The newest resource includes Driving Tests, with eleven different tests to help you prepare for the Georgia Drivers Permit. Driving Tests can be found on our Reference Databases page under Test Preparation.
Need some help identifying signs? Are your more of a visual learner? Check out Passing the Written DMV Test. (This is not state specific, so you might also want to check Driving Tests to refine your skills.)
We have some books that might get you thinking about a road trip…or not. Here are a few to explore:
Perfect Escape by Jennifer Brown
Seventeen-year-old Kendra, living in the shadow of her brother’s obsessive-compulsive disorder, takes a life-changing road trip with him.
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
About Cameron Smith, a disaffected sixteen-year-old who, after being diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob’s (aka mad cow) disease, sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed, video-gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital, in an attempt to find a cure.
Zits: Shredded by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman
“Based on the hit comic strip Zits and featuring over 300 sidesplitting illustrations, Shredded follows high school sophomore Jeremy Duncan and his band, Goat Cheese Pizza, on an epic road adventure to record their first album. It’s too bad that the only studio they can afford is all the way in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, but if they can just pump enough french-fry grease into their newly veggie-powered van, they actually might make it there!”–Publisher’s website.