TAB Teen Talent Extravaganza

by DCPL on January 5, 2016

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is looking for teens in seventh through twelfth grade to showcase their talent this March. The 4th Annual Teen Talent Extravaganza will be held in the Decatur Library auditorium on March 26, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Do you or someone you know sing, dance, do stand-up comedy, draw or have another talent to showcase? The Teen Advisory Board is looking for you! Stop by your local branch for an application or print one out now. The deadline to submit applications is February 16, 2016. Please note the deadline extension. Completed applications can be dropped off at any branch.

Not daring enough to get up on stage yourself? Everyone is invited to watch the 4th Annual Teen Talent Extravaganza. Join us Saturday, March 26, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. at the Decatur Library. The Teen Advisory Board would love to have you come out and have an entertaining evening.

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The Georgia Peach Book Award works to promote reading and literacy skills in teens. Each year, a committee of school and public librarians reads widely to choose a list of 20 nominated titles. Then, young adults choose books from among that list to read and rate. The books that earn the highest number of readers and ratings become the Peach Book and Honor Books.

Check out the 2015-2016 Georgia Peach Book Award Nominees from DeKalb County Public Library (see links to the DCPL catalog below) and cast your votes at the Georgia Teen Book Award for Teen Readers site!

Are You ExperiencedAre You Experienced by Jordan Sonnenblick

 

 

 

 

Caged WarriorCaged Warrior by Alan Lawrence Sitomer

 

 

 

 

Death-Struck YearA Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier (eBook also available)

 

 

 

 

Everything Leads To YouEverything Leads To You by Nina LaCour

 

 

 

 

FakeIDFake ID by Lamar Giles

 

 

 

 

Faking NormalFaking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens (downloadable audiobook also available)

 

 

 

Far From YouFarFromYou by Tess Sharpe

 

 

 

 

Free To FallFree to Fall by Lauren Miller

 

 

 

 

Girls Like UsGirls Like Us by Gail Giles (eBook also available)

 

 

 

 

Hostage ThreeHostage Three by Nick Lake (eBook also available)

 

 

 

 

GiveYouTheSunI’ll Give You the Sun by by Jandy Nelson (audiobook CD also available)

 

 

 

 

JackabyJackaby by William Ritter (eBook and audiobook CD also available)

 

 

 

 

Killer of EnemiesKiller of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac

 

 

 

 

Nearly GoneNearly Gone by Elle Cosimano

 

 

 

 

Phoenix IslandPhoenix Island by John Dixon (downloadable audiobook and audiobook CD also available)

 

 

 

Say What You WillSay What You Will by Cammie McGovern (downloadable audiobook and audiobook CD also available)

 

 

 

Scar BoysThe Scar Boys by Len Vlahos (eBook and downloadable audiobook also available)

 

 

 

We Were LiarsWe Were Liars by E. Lockhart (ebook, downloadable audiobook and audiobook CD also available)

 

 

 

What I Thought Was TrueWhat I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick (downloadable audiobook and audiobook CD also available)

 

 

 

When I Was the GreatestWhen I was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds (downloadable audiobook also available)

 

 

 

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Getting on the Road

by teensadmin on September 1, 2015

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.

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Thanks for a Great Summer at the Library!

by DCPL on August 7, 2015

See what’s coming up next for Teens and Tweens at DCPL.

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July Happenings

We are a few weeks into the summer break. Are you looking for something to do? The Library has a variety of activities just for teens. Like to watch movies? This month you can catch Captain America: Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, or Maleficent. Want to unleash your creative side? Check out Teen Super […]

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Teen Cosplay Competition

Calling all teen cosplayers! DeKalb County Public Library is thrilled to present our first ever Teen Cosplay Competition on Saturday, July 25, 2015, 2:00-3:30 p.m. at the Stonecrest Library. The competition is a chance for participants ages 10-17 to show off their costumes from anime/manga, film, literature or video games. Winners in various categories will receive […]

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Unmask! Reading

The DeKalb County Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) has created a list of books. This list includes books that TAB members have enjoyed and that fit the vacation reading theme for this year. Have you signed up for our Vacation Reading Program yet? You may do so by dropping by any location of the […]

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UnMask That First Job for Teens

Are you a teen who is looking for a job or never had a job?  On Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the Stonecrest Library, there will be a workshop that will introduce teens to the process of how to look for a job. This workshop is limited to the first fifty teens. During this workshop, […]

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