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Looking Forward

When I was in high school, I was always looking forward: to graduation (read: getting out of high school), to college, to life after college, or sometimes just to summer vacation.

Here at the library,  we’re looking forward, too. To summer reading. We’ve already started to plan for Teen Summer Reading, including programs. Which of course led me to look even farther ahead,  past summer reading and summer programs, and I thought it might be a good time to ask you guys:

What programs would you like to see in the future? (Like an appearance by a favorite author or a mehndi tattoo program.)

What would you like to see on this blog? (Like more information about new CDs available at the library.)

What would you like to see on the teen pages of this website? (Like a web page where you could post your poems, short stories, essays, etc?)

Believe it or not, there is more teen stuff on the website than the Blog of Awesome (awesome as it is)! Click on the virtual Teen Lounge, where you’ll find links to pages created just for you, including the Stuff to Listen To page  and the Express Yourself page.

So please, let us know what you’d like to see here, on the rest of our website, and at the library! Granted, we won’t be able to offer everything you’d like. A personal appearance by Robert Pattinson?  Dream on. A performance by Lil Wayne? Only after I first book Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band to play Metropolitan Square.

But DO let us know what you’d like to see  on the library website and at the library. Post a comment or come to the next Teen Advisory Board meeting on Thursday, March 25th from 4 to 5. (In the Teen Lounge on the 3rd floor of the library.)


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TAB Meetings Start This Thursday

What do you feel about how the library treats teens and teen programming? What kinds of programs should we have? What are the newest, greatest, best books, graphic novels, video games, and DVDs out there? Is the library too BORING? Help us be cool!

How do you do that? Come to the library’s Teen Advisory Board meetings. We’ll feed you snacks and candy, you help us come up with great ideas. Everybody wins! It all starts Thursday September 24th from 4-5pm in the Teen Lounge on the 3rd floor.

We need your help!

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TAB Meeting This Saturday!

On agenda:

-TAB Movie! bring your ideas!

-pen pal letters!

-BOTB update: we have 2 possible dates- you pick!

-Summer Reading is coming….let’s talk!

Saturday March 21st (whoops! the email said the 18th!) 11:30am in the Teen Lounge. See you then!

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TAB Movie

The Des Plaines Library had a pretty successful TAB meeting last Saturday. We have some pen pal letters that we’re going to answer, took some new pictures- we’ll post one soon, and talked about the TAB movie that we want to make! Got an idea for what we should do in the video? Promote the TAB? Show off the High School Section? Highlight the Teen Lounge? Comment away!

BTW, Steven and I are going to be sitting down and talking about Battle of the Books soon. If you have more suggestions (either books or how it runs), post ’em!

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TAB Meeting This Saturday

We’ve got some things to talk about this Saturday! We’re going to launch Teen Read Week (theme is Books With Bite), talk about the upcoming teen book discussion (November) which you guys can sign up for, pencils (you’ll learn more), and something exciting that Steven and I have been working on which hopefully will be set to talk about with you.

Does anyone else have anything they’d like to talk about? Future programs, books we should own, general craziness?

Thanks Caroline for this Awesome image!

Thanks Caroline for this Awesome image!

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Quick Things

Our first TAB meeting of the new school year will be coming up semi-soon: September 20th. That’s right, we’re going back to Saturdays! Tell all your friends, and those of you reading this who are now college students but still have friends in HS tell them they should join up 🙂 Try and think of some topics that you think we should talk about: what we should do this year; what books we should be ordering more of; etc. I know that I want to talk about summer reading (and I have some ideas), Teen Read Week which will be happening in October, a volunteering opportunity for TAB members, and I forget what else.  Battle of the Books pre-planning?

The new Teen Lounge site is up! What do you guys think about it? I think it’s pretty rockin’. I love the animation that starts off the page. I’m interested in any good links that you guys use, for studying or for fun. If you have any good ones post them below.

The Teen Lounge is going to be getting 2 new magazines next year: Game Informer and (the most exciting!) Shojo Beat. Shojo Beat is an AWESOME magazine with chapters of shojo manga. Like one month will have chapter one of a new manga, chapter 3 of one they’ve been continuing, etc. The issue I bought had a chapter of Vampire Knight! It’s really cute. I think you guys will like it. I love reading it.

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TAB Party!!! Woooo!

Okay- Caroline, Heather, E, Melissa, Catherine, and Rachel…..Get ready……

Because the TAB end of the year party (extremely end of the year this year) is happening….

AUGUST 5!!!! That’s a Tuesday, and right now we’re looking to meet at 6pm in the Teen Lounge. Veronica and I are quite excited to finally be doing this. And Steven if you’ve escaped from moving hell and are reading this, email me and let me know if you can come (we want you to be there too).

So girls, it’s now your job to email me and let me know if you can come or not, just so we can plan in advance. But of course, you know it’ll be awesome 😉

ps I know we all want to talk about how BOTB went, and I hope to have that post up at the end of the day. BOTB had me so tired I took a mini blogcation.

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