Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Bird brains

Duane crashes head-on into puberty, with traumatic results. His encounters with "elbows" (code word for an unnamed body part) and zits will keep you laughing. Check out The Amazing Life Of Birds : (The Twenty-Day Puberty Journal Of Duane Homer Leech) by Paulsen, Gary.

And speaking of birds, check out this website for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. You too can get involved in Citizen Science.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Calling Teen Writers

Next Wednesday, October 25, is Teen Writer's Group, led by the award-winning author, Linda Crotta Brennan.
It will be from 3-4 p.m at the Coventry Public Library in Council Chambers.
Come join us and submit your poetry, short stories, nonfiction or artwork to TeenWorks! the Coventry Library publication by teens.

And while you're in the writing mood, check out the website for TEEN INK, the magazine by teens, for teens. at

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Write Together with Fanlit

HarperTeen editors and authors invite you to join thousands of fans online to collectively create an original short story—one chapter at a time. It’s easy to get involved. Just register by clicking on the link below, and then follow the weekly schedule to participate. You can submit chapters, vote for your favorites, or just browse and get writing tips from bestselling authors. You decide on your level of involvement. But everyone has the chance to win cool prizes—all you have to do is register! To see a detailed schedule of the event, click here.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

What's hot? What's not?

Teens, tell your librarian what you want to do. Help plan upcoming programs at the TAB Meeting of Coventry Public Library next Wednesday, October 11 from 3-4 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

Ever wonder who decides...what's hot and what's not, I mean? Seventeen year old Hunter is a trend-setter. His job is to discover the next newest thing. So when he discovers the innovator, Jen James, with the coolest sneakers ever, he has to tell his boss. But then his boss goes missing. Is Innovator Jen involved? As he follow Jen on a wild rooftop chase, Hunter fears the end of cool as we know it. Follow his tracks in SO YESTERDAY by Scott Westerfield.