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Summer = TEEN CHALLENGE!

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Hi Everyone!  Today is the first official day of summer (weird, seeing as how it’s felt like summer for a while now), and tomorrow is the first day of the Teen Challenge.  Coincidence?  I think NOT!

As with previous summers we wanted to do something special for our teens, but this year we’re trying some new stuff.  Ya know, doing things a little different.  Each week we’re going to give you guys four literary-themed challenges to complete.  Week one is going with Fantasy.

Some challenges you can do at home, some you do in the library, all can be done either by you or by you and friends working together.  It’s going to be super fun.

So what happens when you complete a challenge?  Your name gets entered in a draw.  We have weekly prizes and we have a grand prize – Beats Bluetooth Headphones!  WHA?!

And as if all THAT weren’t enough, we’re having a party.  A party YOU get to vote on for the theme.  We have three choices this year; a Videogame Fest, an Escape Room Party or Muggle Quidditch.  Tough choice, but I know you guys are up for it.

So how do you get in on this?  Go to the Teen Challenge website starting tomorrow and create an account of your very own!  Then get on those challenges!  They change every week, so keep an eye out, and also look to see your name on our new Leaderboard.

Have fun guys!  Stay tuned for more info!  Can’t wait to see what you come up with!  And enjoy summer!

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Reading Recluse- A New YA Blog in Town

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Hi Everyone,

 

I wanted to introduce you all to a new YA Blog in town. Two of the teens that frequent the Pleasant Ridge teen book club recently started their own blog called, “Reading Recluse.” I asked them to provide a short bio and this is what they had to say:

“Hey we’re Jen and Shruthi! We are avid Potterheads who recently decided that we need a hobby. Since we both happen to enjoy reading, we decided to start a book blog to catalogue all our thoughts and opinions of the various books we are reading.”

Check out their blog at https://readingrecluses.wordpress.com/ and these two recently reviewed contemporary novels:

 

Ramona Blue by: Julie MurphyRamona Blue

American Girls by: Alison Umminger

 

American Girls

 

 

 

Week of Geek: New pint-sized trailer from Marvel, plus a history making addition…

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Hiya Geeklings!  Did you miss me?

So, coupla things for you today.  This week we got the first trailer for one of Marvel’s 2018 entries, this summer’s Ant-Man and the Wasp.  Check it out!

Lots to admire here.  I like how clever everyone gets with the shrinking and growing tech and what they use it on (including a Pez dispenser).  It looks like we’ll once again see Scott deal with the consequences of his actions, this time from his shenanigans in Captain America: Civil War.  But, and I love this the best, we finally see the Wasp in action, and she’s AWESOME!  As with the first Ant-Man film, I think we’re in for a fun ride.

Check out that first Ant-Man film, and Captain America: Civil War (the last time we saw Scott), plus the other MCU movies on this handy list…

BTW, how stoked is everyone for Black Panther?  I’m stoked!

Something else I have to share… You know how I’ve talked up the anime Yuri!!! on Ice like a billion times?  Well guess what?  They’re finally releasing it on blu ray in North America?  And guess what else?  We have it on order!  That’s right, you can now put your name down to sign it out, take it home and watch it once it comes in.  YAY!

And in case it hasn’t been painfully obvious up until now, I highly recommend this show.

Thanks Geeklings!  Have a great week, and until next time, End of Line.

Study Hall for High School Students

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Looking for a quiet place to study? Our Resource Libraries are opened late during high school exams so you can study quietly on your own or in small groups! Come to Bathurst Clark, Civic Centre, or Pierre Berton Resource Libraries from January 24 – February 1 and you can study past closing time!

Monday – Thursday: Open until midnight

Friday – Sunday: Open until 9pm

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Naloxone information and training

During this session, learn how to:

Reduce the risk of opioid overdose.

Recognize the symptoms of an opioid overdose.

Respond to an opioid overdose, including administering naloxone.

Access available community resources.