Thursday, August 04, 2011

Thanks For a Great Summer Teens!

We hope you all had an exciting time going on "Around the World" adventures with us! 

(Click the picture above to check out all the fun we had this Summer!!!)

Teen time will now resume it's regular schedule (every other week) starting on Wednesday, August 17th from 3:00-5:00!

See you then!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Don't miss out on our final Teen Time summer event!
Wednesday, August 3rd

We will be exploring... RUSSIA!

There will be lots of Russian fun going on this week so be sure to stop by! See you then!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

On Wednesday, July 27th 
join us for an exploration of Italy

 During Teen Time~3:00-5:00

Enjoy an Italian snack while playing an exciting trivia game and learn a bit about the history, culture, and language of Italy!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Teen Time Event:

On Wednesday, July 20th
We will be exploring China!

Come have fun and learn a bit about the history, culture, and language of China... and of course have an authentic Chinese snack!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Do you think you know all there is to know about

Come test your knowledge and get ready for the release of 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II
at our Harry Potter Trivia Event on
Friday, July 15th

A magical snack will be provided!
This event is open to grades 3 and up!
Registration is required.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Upcoming Teen Time Event:
On July 13th during Teen Time we will be learning a bit about the history, language, foods of...


Join us for a fun filled afternoon!

Sunday, July 03, 2011

The NPL will be CLOSED on Monday, July 4th in observance of...


We will reopen on Tuesday, July 5th and 9:30AM.

We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday!!!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summer Reading 2011 is kicking into full gear!
The theme for the Teen program is:

"You Are Here!" 

Starting on July 6th we will be having some super special Teen Time events! 
Every Wednesday from 3:00-5:00 we will be exploring a different part of the world!

The first program is July 6th; we will be exploring...


Keep checking back for more updates!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Summer Reading 2011 Kick-Off Event!

Monday, June 27th 
Stop by the NPL and tie dye with us!
Drop in anytime from:

**Bring a white t-shirt for tie dying and wear old clothes... it can get messy!**

Also while you're there, you can sign up for the rest of our fun-filled summer programs! 

*Rain date is Tuesday, June 28th*

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

On Saturday May 14th, 2011 a group of teens from Newark went to Nazareth College in Rochester to be a part of the Rochester Teen Book Festival (TBF). This free one day event brings together teen readers and authors of  popular teen books.

Below is just one photo of the teens from Newark. Click on the photo to see the HUGE crowd and some behind the scenes photos of the authors!

Save the date...TBF 2012 is scheduled for May 19th, 2012

Monday, May 02, 2011

This is it! This Saturday is the Teen Book Festival!!!

Terry Trueman 
will be there right along with us!

Terry is the author of...
Cruise Control
Stuck in Neutral
7 Days at Hot Corner
Inside Out
No Right Turn
Sheehan: Heartbreak and Redemption

Fun facts about Terry:

Stuck in Neutral won a Printz Honor Award

He sometimes still plays records... they remind him of when he was a teenager.

He first rode a motorcycle straight into the back of a parked station wagon to which his dad said, "Okay, you look ready to go."

He thinks Beatle boots are still cool!

For more information on Terry and his books visit his fun website and his TBF page!

Charles R. Smith Jr.
is going to be at the TBF this year!

Charles is the author of:
Hoop Kings
Twelve Rounds to Glory
Winning Words

Fun facts about Charles:

He was the youngest student in his class and the only student of color when he started college.

Charles has sat at the desk in the Oval Office while working alongside a photographer for Time Magazine. Bill Clinton was the subject. 

He has met all of the 50 greatest NBA players of all time, including Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neill!

He went to photography school
For more info on Charles and his books visit his super cool website and his TBF page!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Jon Skovron
is another author that will be joining us at the Teen Book Festival!
Jon is the author of:
Struts & Frets

Fun facts about Jon:
He used to work at Studio 54

Jon only has 9 fingers
He is a classically trained Shakespearean actor

He does not like anything sweet! This includes candy, chocolate, pastries and all things sweet! 

Jon can play 9 instruments

For more information on  Jon visit his website or his TBF page.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Elizabeth Scott

will be at the Teen Book Festival this year!

Elizabeth is the author of:
Unwritten Rule
Stealing Heaven
Something, Maybe
Perfect You
Love You Hate You Miss You
Living Dead Girl
Between Here and Forever (May 2011)

Some fun facts about Elizabeth:
* She didn't start writing until she was 27

* She wishes she could write poetry

* In elementary school she was one of two kids to get an "Unsatisfactory" in handwriting, the other kid was her brother!

* Perfect You was the hardest book she had to write!

To learn more about Elizabeth, visit her website and her TBF page!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Shari Maurer

will be at the TBF this year!!!

Shari is the author of:
Change of Heart

Fun facts about Shari Maurer:

* Shari met her husband when she was 17 while they were at sleep away camp!

* Shari's daughter was born with a heart defect (she is okay now), and that inspired her to co-write a nonfiction book for adults dealing with children who have heart defects.

*She got the idea for writing Change of Heart after she watched an episode of Dr. Oz that was about a teen girl who was in desperate need of a heart transplant.

* When she's really depressed she drinks Yoo-Hoo

*She has traveled to: Indonesia, Italy, Israel, Norway, Holland, Spain, Canada, France, Mexico, England, 6 Caribbean islands plus her honeymoon in Bermuda

* Shari used to work for International Sesame Street

For more info on Shari and her book, visit her neat website and her TBF page!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Teen Book Festival is one month from today!
Saturday, May 14th! For information on attending please contact Dorothy Morehouse!

 Torrey Maldonado
will be there, will you!?

Torrey is the author of:
Secret Saturdays

Fun facts about Torrey:

*He loves chocolate SO MUCH that when he was in college he would buy nutty chocolate bars and hide them under his bed. He would wake up in the middle of the night, eat one, and then go back so sleep!

*Torrey was born and raised in the Red Hook Projects of Brooklyn, NY; the fact that he overcame the violence and poverty living there has greatly affected his writing and his outlook on life.

*He has taught in the NYC public school system for ten years

*On writing Secret Saturdays Torrey states: "I mixed my passion for writing and teaching and made Secret Saturdays, which can help young people better handle tough times and gives them an exciting read."

*He is very confident that no matter where he is, nobody in a five mile radius could beat him at handball or scrabble!

For more information on Torrey and his book, visit his website and his TBF page!

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Teen Book Festival is quickly approaching!

TBF will take place on Saturday, May 14th! Many authors will be joining us. Including...

Eric Luper!

Eric is the author of...
 Big Slick
Bug Boy
Seth Baumgartner's Love Manifesto 

 Fun facts about Eric:

*He is a chiropractor as his day job; he has treated many professional athletes and entertainers! 

*He once worked for two months in southern France restoring a medieval castle 

*When he was in high school he spent a summer working at a predatory bird rehabilitation center. He treated injured hawks, owls and vultures!
*Eric has lived in Albany since 1999, but he grew up in Springfield NJ, and lived in Seneca Falls for a while!

*After 9/11 he volunteered with the American Red Cross to aid injured rescue workers in the recovery efforts

To find out more about Eric and his books, visit his super cool website, and his TBF page!


Thursday, April 07, 2011

Who else will be at the Teen Book Festival this year?

A.S. King! 

Amy is the author of:
Please Ignore Vera Dietz
and The Dust of 100 Dogs 

Please Ignore Vera Dietz is a Michael L. Printz Honor Book for 2011!!!

Fun facts about A.S. King...
*She lived in Ireland for 10 years teaching adult literacy and writing novels

*Amy as also been a: rare poultry breeder, a pizza delivery driver, a life skills and juggling teacher, photographer, and camp counselor
*She lived without TV for over a decade but now has MANY channels (and still has trouble finding something to watch)

*She has a celebrity crush on John Stewart from the Daily Show
*Amy now lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and children

*She is a big fan of: corn on the cob, Kurt Vonnegut, nice weather, and fleece socks

For more information on A.S. King and her books, visit her website and her TBF page!

Monday, April 04, 2011

Jackie Morse Kessler 
will be one of the authors joining us at the Teen Book Festival on May 14th!

Jackie's second book Rage is released today!
Her first book is: Hunger

***A portion of her first book's proceeds go to the National Eating Disorder Association and a portion of her second book's proceeds will go to the organization To Write Love on Her Arms.***

Fun facts about Jackie:

-She just barely reaches 5 feet tall

-Jackie takes Tae Kwon Do lessons

-She believes that true love really does prevail... she married the man she had a crush on when she was a teenager!

-She has never read anything by Jane Austen (with or without zombies)

-Jackie grew up in New York City and now lives in Upstate New York

-She has a weakness for chocolate and tends to let her cranky cat take over her office chair

For more information on Jackie visit her fantastic website and her TBF page!!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Melissa Kantor

will be at the Teen Book Festival this year! Will you?

To sign up to go contact Dorothy Morehouse the Youth Services Librarian @ NPL!

Melissa is the author of...
Breakup Bible
Confessions of a Not-It Girl
Darlings are Forever
Girlfriend Material
I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where's My Prince?
The Amanda Project: Invisible

Some fun facts about Melissa:

 *Melissa is a capricorn

*She considers herself a terrible speller

*Her favorite all-time YA book is It's Okay if You Don't Love Me by Norma Klein

*Melissa's biggest regret from high school is that she spent too much time pretending to like things that the boys she liked enjoyed (such as Motley Crue and the Grateful Dead!)

*She was born in New York City in 1970

For more information about Melissa and her books please visit her super cool website, and her TBF page!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Who else will be at this year's Teen Book Festival?!!

Patrick Jones!

Patrick is the author of...
Chasing Tail Lights
Stolen Car
The Tear Collector
Things Change

Fun facts about Patrick Jones...

*Patrick is the only person to appear on the cover of School Library Journal with nipples showing

*Has been to every state and presented at a school or conference

*His dream job is to be writing for WWE

*His first book "While Things Change" took 17 years to write

*After High School he stayed home in Flint, Michigan and worked at the library while attending the University of Michigan

For more info on Patrick and his books, visit his website, and his TBF page!