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Teen Columbus Day Weekend Events


Enjoy your three day weekend by attending one of the following events.  Gather your friends and spend time watching a first rate movie, eating pizza,  playing laser tag, and choosing the best brownie recipe.

Join us for a showing of the above popular movie based on the book by John Green at 4 pm on Friday, October 10.  Afterwards, at closing time we will have laser tag in the library till 7 pm.  All teens must be picked up by parents at or before 7 pm.  Please register for this event at the Adult Reference Desk.  We need a count for  pizza delivery. 

On Monday, October 13 at 7 pm we will have the Ultimate Brownie program.  Help select the best brownies in the tri-state area and make a no-bake brownie from scratch.  For this program register at the Adult Reference Desk.

Fiction Audiobooks September 2014

BCD Addison
      The Garden of Burning Sand
by Corban Addison.  Read by Robin Miles.  12 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD Bertino
     2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas
by Marie Helene Bertino.  Read by Angela Goethals.  6 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD Bloom
     Lucky Us
by Amy Bloom.  Read by Alicyn Packard.  6 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD Bohjalian
     Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
by Chris Bohjalian.  Read by Grace Blewer.  7 discs.  8+ hours.

BCD Brooks
      The High Druid’s Blade: the defenders of Shannara
by Terry Brooks.  Read by Simon Vance.  9 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD Brown
     Mean Streak
by Sandra Brown.  Read by Jonathan Davis.  10 discs.  12 hours.

BCD Coelho

Volunteer Needed


The library is looking for a teen volunteer to work on a special project with our Rockland Room Librarian, Mr. Brian Jennings.  This is a great opportunity to collect community service hours scheduled at your convenience.  Please contact the Teen Librarian, Mrs. Phillips at 634-4997, extension 137 or email mphillip@rcls.org to apply for this project.

Battle of the Books Team 2014

Our team members are [top row] Sandra Charalel, Ally Eisenberg, Priyanka Ramanathan, Karen Zollinger, Nicholas Procino and Mary Phillips (coach), [bottom row] Vicki Cheung, John Walters, and Grace Singleton.

NonFiction Audiobooks September 2014

BCD B Clinton
     Hard Choices
by Hillary Rodham Clinton.  Read by Kathleen Chalfant and the author.  21 discs.  26 hours.

BCD B Philby
     A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the great betrayal
by Ben Macintyre.  Read by John Lee.  9 discs.  11 hours.

BCD B Salinger
     J.D. Salinger: the escape artist
by Thomas Beller.  Read by Grover Gardner.  5 discs.  5+ hours.

BCD 155.9 Sharp
      The Emotional Calendar: understanding seasonal influences and milestones to become happier, more fulfilled, and in
control of your life by John R. Sharp. M.D.  Read by Arthur Morey.  7 discs.  8 hours.

BCD 306.209 Stein
     American Panic: a history of who scares us and why
by Mark Stein.  Read by David Drummond.  8 discs.  10 hours.

MP3 320.1 Mickl

Teen Summer Reading Club Update


August Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Addison
     The Goblin Emperor
by Katherine Addison.  Read by Kyle McCarley.  13 discs.  16 hours.

BCD Andrews
     Save the Date
by Mary Kay Andrews.  Read by Kathleen McInerney.  11 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD Science Fiction Card
     Earth Awakens
by Orson Scott Card.  Read by Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey and Stefan Rudnicki.  12 discs.  15 hours.

BCD Colfer
     The Hangman’s Revolution
by Eoin Colfer.  Read by Maxwell Caufield.  9 discs.   11 hours

BCD Connor
     The Things You Kiss Goodbye
by Leslie Connor.  Read by Lauren Fortgang.  7 discs.  8+ hours.

BCD Deveraux
     For All Time
by Jude Deveraux.  Read by Kirsten Potter.  10 discs.  11+ hours.

BCD Faceoff

Hup Cap Artists


Ansa Thomas, Priyanka Ramanathan and Sudarshan Sundar display their unique Hub Cap art work.  This week's winner of The Book in the Bottle is Tara Patale for The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells.  We still have Renaissance Tickets for Reading Club Members.  It's not too late to join and win a ticket.  Our current Book in a Bottle has no entries, so I will give you some very strong hints.  The title of the book can be found on one of the Reading lists, and the title also appears on the bottom of the bottle.  See if you can play detective and select the title and author.  Good Luck!

Pictures of the Week


Teen Reading Club --- It's Not Too Late to Join--- Free Renaissance Tickets!


Under Teens on our website is a simple sign-up for the Teen Reading Club (Grades 7-12).  You can read just one book this summer or dozens; there is no requirement.  For each book you read you get a chance for our raffle bag of great prizes. 

We have a weekly "Book in a Jar" at the Adult Reference Desk, and each week you finish reading  a book you can pick up a prize at the Adult Reference Desk.  The week of July 28 we have free tickets to the New York Renaissance Faire.  Don't miss out.  This ticket has a value of $24!  So join today and do a little reading for great prizes.  Last week's winner of "Book in a Jar" was Anetha Abraham who correctly identified the book  No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman.  She won a movie pass for the AMC Theater at the Palisades Mall.


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