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Teen Zone

September is Teen Health Month

September is Teen Health Month at the Lawrence Public Library.

We want teens to start the school year off right by eating nutritious foods, exercising and getting plenty of sleep. The benefits: more energy, better grades, healthy growth and reduced risk of diseases like cancer and diabetes.

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Sunday Funday: Location & Time Changes

Great news! We’ve found a better location for our Sunday Funday movies! Starting in September we’ll be showing our films in the Reader’s Theater. With the new space also comes a new time (1:00-3:00) so be sure to come early!

Check out our online calendar for details or just keep reading to find out more.

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Teen Picks: The Hunger Game Trilogy

Material Type: Book or Audiobook
Title: hunger game triogy
Author: suzanne collins

What is it about or what kind of music is it? it is about katniss everdeen and her time in the hunger games and the rebellion

What did you think of it & why did you pick it up: i pick it because it is a great book and would apeal to a very wide audience

Star Rating: 5 Stars: It was awesome! Everyone should check this out!

I would suggest this for: teens

Name: frankie

Grade and School: 7th southwest

Teen Picks: “Ingrid Michaelson”

Material Type: Music
Title: Ingrid Michaelson

What is it about or what kind of music is it? Pop music but with a lot of acoustic guitars. Ingrid has a beautiful voice that doesn’t need auto tune because it is already perfect!! She just came out with her 5th album and the hit Girls Chase Boys Chase Girls. She reminds me a bit of Sara Bareilles’ style.

What did you think of it & why did you pick it up: I love it!!! She in my favorite musician ever!!! Each of her 5 albums are amazing. The songs are super catchy; consider yourself warned. I picked it up because my cousin was telling me how great she was and suggested that I listen to her. I am so glad that I did!

Star Rating: 5 Stars: It was awesome! Everyone should check this out!

I would suggest this for:

Name: Adelaine

Grade and School: 9th grader at Lawrence High School

Free Practice Tests from Kaplan

Did you know that you can take practice PSAT, ACT and SAT tests at the library? Kaplan is running three different tests for teens this Fall and also providing free follow-up sessions where you can learn test taking tips and strategies and also get help with real test questions.

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Teen Picks: “Holes” by Louis Sachar

Material Type: Book or Audiobook
Title: Holes
Author: Louis Sachar

What is it about or what kind of music is it? Hold is about this kid Stanly that got sent to this detention facility called camp green lake and they have to dig a hole 5 feet deep and 5 feet wide. One every day and this particular kid Stanly is under a curse that began with his no-good-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather. There is no lake at camp green lake. Stanly realizes that there is no character improvement going on here. But that the warden is looking for something. And Stanly finds it and then he runs away from the camp to get the curse off of his family and he does.

What did you think of it & why did you pick it up: I loved it very much and I think every one should read it. And my brother tolled me to read it.

Star Rating: 5 Stars: It was awesome! Everyone should check this out!

I would suggest this for: Anyone

Name: Jayden Berger

Grade and School: 8th southwest middle

 

Want to let us know what your reading, listening to, watching, or playing? Submit a review!

Sunday Funday Movies

Our Sunday movie screenings are back! Starting Sunday August 17th at 3:00 we’ll be screening a movie (PG-13 or below) in the Teen Zone. Come hang out, have some popcorn and enjoy a great movie with us.

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Teen Banned Books Movie

Saturday September 6th, 13th and 20th join us in the Teen Zone and make a movie for Banned Books Week!

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The “Dewey Decimator” Lives!

Many thanks to the amazing teens who helped to bring the “Dewey Decimator” to life! The car will be driven by Shelby Miller in this Friday’s demolition derby at the Douglas County Fair.

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Attention Dewey Decimator Painters!

We’ll be painting the demolition derby car, the “Dewey Decimator,” this Friday at 10:00am! Here’s a welcome letter to let you know more about the event and how to get yourself ready! Don’t worry if you haven’t signed up yet, there’s still time.

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