Featured Event: Zombie Makeup 101

Just in time for Halloween…

Zombie Makeup 101
@ Mountlake Terrace Library
Saturday, October 28
1 – 2 p.m.
Halloween is almost here! Learn how to make yourself into a quick and easy zombie using safe, quality FX make-up. Taught by Shawn Morse, make-up department head at Nile Nightmares Haunted House. For ages 13-18, and registration is required. Funded by Friends of the Mountlake Terrace Library.

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Weekend Book Giveaway: The Art of Feeling

This week we’re giving away a brand new copy of The Art of Feeling by Laura Tims. This was released last month and has been very popular. You could still be one of the first to read it!

From the publisher: Since the car accident, Samantha Herring has been in constant pain, not only from a lingering leg injury, but also from her mother’s death, which has devastated her family. After pushing away her friends, Sam has receded into a fog of depression. But then Sam meets Eliot, a reckless loner with a carefree attitude and an amazing secret: he can’t feel any pain. At first, Sam is jealous–what she would give not to feel the pain she’s felt for the past year. But then she learns more about Eliot’s medical condition … and his self-destructive tendencies. In fact, Eliot doesn’t seem to care about anything–except maybe Sam. And as they grow closer, they begin to confront Sam’s painful memories of the accident–memories that may hold a starling truth about what really happened that day

For your chance to win tell us about a time when you helped someone who was in pain or when someone helped you while you were experiencing something painful. How did it make you feel? What made you want to help them or seek out help?

Winner will be picked on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 with the assistance of Random Number Generator. Be sure to leave a name with your entry, and check back to see if you won. To win you must be a teen (6th-12th grade, or age 12-18) who uses a Sno-Isle Library.

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Trailer Tuesday: The Last of August

Trailer Tuesday: The Last of August by Brittany Cavallar, a Charlotte Holmes novel. The first book is A Study in Charlotte

 

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Readers’ Corner: Pacific Northwest

We live in a beautiful corner of the country, even though it may seem dreary certain times of the year (like autumn, like now). This week’s featured booklist will help you reconnect with what you love about the Pacific Northwest by reading great stories that take place around here.

Sno-Isle Teens Booklist: Pacific Northwest Fiction

Whether you love the rain or hate it, you can’t deny that it gives us a beautiful green landscape, and it’s a unique and fascinating setting for many great stories.

Happy reading!

Melleny @ Mukilteo Library

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Featured Event: Create Your Own Comic!

Create Your Own Comic!
@ Brier Library
Saturday, Oct. 21
2 – 4 p.m.
Volunteers from Seattle Independent Comic and Game Artists will be visiting to host a comic making workshop. We will practice creating characters, writing a story and drawing a short comic that participants can take home when we’re done!

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Weekend Book Giveaway: A Very, Very Bad Thing

This week we’re giving away an Advanced Reader Copy of A Very, Very Bad Thing by Jeffery Self. This isn’t out until October 31st, 2017 and you could be one of the first to read it!

From the publisher: Marley doesn’t just want to be labeled The Gay Kid, but he doesn’t have much else going on. He doesn’t have any hobbies. Or interests. He’s the only kid he knows without a passion . . . until Christopher comes to town. He’s smart, cute, gay, and . . . the son of the country’s most famous, most bigoted television evangelist.

Marley and Christopher immediately spark — and become inseparable. For a month, it’s heaven. Then Christopher’s parents send him to a Pray Away the Gay program, which leads to even worse things. Hurt and outraged, Marley tells a very big lie — and then has to navigate its repercussions.

For your chance to win tell us about a lie a friend or classmate told and the repercussions it had. What advice would you have given to you friend or classmate if they had told you about the lie beforehand? Or tell us if there is ever a good situation to tell lie in. Why or why not?

Winner will be picked on Tuesday, October 17th, 21017 with the assistance of Random Number Generator. Be sure to leave a name with your entry, and check back to see if you won. To win you must be a teen (6th-12th grade, or age 12-18) who uses a Sno-Isle Library.

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Top 3 Right Now: Graphic Novel Crossovers

This week, we’re featuring a post by Rickey, the teen services guru at our Granite Falls community library!

“Are you at the end of your favorite TV show, movie, or book series, but you can’t wait for the next installment? Then look no further! Sno-Isle Libraries has a wide selection of Graphic Novel Crossovers, which also includes comics and manga. Graphic Novel Crossovers are a great way to continue enjoying your favorite series and universes, and in a whole new way!

Here are three of my favorite Graphic Novel Crossovers, which originally began as TV shows, books, and movies:


Star Wars: Darth Vader, Vol. 1 by Kieron Gillen
This exciting series follows the infamous Sith Lord, Darth Vader, on several adventures taking place between Episodes III—IV. If you are anything like me—and Vader is your favorite character from the Star Wars Universe—then this series is perfect for you. Prepare to experience the full power of the Dark Side!


Poe: Stories and Poems: A Graphic Novel Adaption by Gareth Hinds
This adaption of some of Edgar Allen Poe’s most chilling tales is sure to give you the creeps! The illustrations depicting such tales as “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Pit and the Pendulum” really bring these timeless tales to life. Not to mention, this Crossover is a great way to experience classic literature in a new way!


Adventure Time, Volume 1, by Ryan North
Fans of the TV series will be right at home with this Graphic Novel Crossover. Join Finn and Jake as they set out on a new set of crazy adventures to take on the Lich in the Land of Ooo! The Graphic Novels are just as hilarious as the TV series, and was nearly impossible to put down once I began. ”

Thanks for the suggestions, Rickey!

What do you think, readers, are there other graphic novel crossovers you think should be on this list?

Next week, we’ll be talking about the best New Wave albums that you can check out or stream through your library.  If you’re throwing an 80s party, be sure you check out the upcoming list for great tune suggestions!

Or, if you’d like to submit your own list of the top 3 New Wave albums, send your list to teens@sno-isle.org along with a sentence or two about why you think those albums are the best.

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Trailer Tuesday: The Female of the Species

 

Trailer Tuesday: The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

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Featured Event: Fossilology

Tween STEAM Club: Fossilology
@ Coupeville Library
Thursday, Oct. 12
4 – 5 p.m.
Hands-on STEAM fun is coming to Coupeville. Join other tweens (9-13 or in 4th-8th grade) for one of these four workshops taught by the Imagine Children’s Museum in Everett. Space is limited, so please be sure to register!

In Fossilology, students examine how fossils form. They will decipher different types of fossils and use clues to investigate their origins.

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Weekend Book Giveaway: Girl in a Bad Place

This week we’re giving away an Advanced Reader Copy of Girl in a Bad Place by Kaitlyn Ward. This isn’t out until October 31st, 2017, but you could be one of the first to read it!

From the publisher: Mailee and Cara take care of each other. Mailee is the star of the high school plays; Cara is the stage manager. Mailee can’t keep her life together; Cara has enough organizational skills for the both of them.

So when the girls are invited to visit the Haven, a commune in the mountains near their suburban Montana homes, it seems like an adventure. Until Cara starts spending every waking minute there … and Mailee thinks it’s creepy, almost like a cult. When Cara decides she’s going to move to the Haven permanently, Mailee knows it’s a bad idea. But how far will she go to save her best friend … from herself?

For your chance to win tell us about a time a friend or classmate wanted to do something that you thought was a bad idea or was dangerous (you don’t have to share what the idea was). How did you talk to them about it? Did they listen to you? How did that make you feel? Or tell us what you would say to someone who wanted to do something that wasn’t safe.

Winner will be picked on Tuesday, October 10th with the assistance of Random Number Generator. Be sure to leave a name with your entry, and check back to see if you won. To win you must be a teen (6th-12th grade, or age 12-18) who uses a Sno-Isle Library.

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