Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Join us for the next Teen Film Night

Thursday, September 28 @ 7 pm, Glory Road
Starring Josh Lucas, Derek Luke, and Jon Voight
Don Haskins, a future Hall of Fame coach of tiny Texas Western University, bucks convention by simply starting the best players he can find: history's first all-African American lineup.

Thursday, October 26 @ 7 pm, The Skeleton Key
Starring Kate Hudson, Gena Rowlands, John Hurt, and Peter Sarsgaard
When Caroline Ellis takes a job as a hospice worker in Louisiana's bayous, she unlocks a deadly secret involving magic, conjure, and sacrifice that pulls her into a terrifying world of strange, frightening, and unexplained incidents. The key to escaping may lie in a decrepit attic, but if she dares to believe in what she discovers, everything she fears will become real.

Do you have a suggestion for the December Teen Film? Please let us know!

Volunteer Opportunity in December!

TLC Members voted to volunteer to represent MGPL at a gift wrapping table located at the Lord and Taylor at Old Orchard Mall. Volunteers will gift wrap during the afternoon on Saturday, December 16, 2006. Please respond to this post for more information if you are interested in joining the group of teen volunteers.

Put on your dancing socks and join the MGPL DDR Team!

Saturday, October 21, 2006 from 1 - 4 pm @ Niles Public Library

Teen Library Groups from Niles, Park Ridge, Des Plaines, Glenview, and Morton Grove Public Libraries will be competing in a Dance Dance Revolution Tournament. Sign up to join the DDR team and help bring the trophy home to MGPL! Space is limited, please inquire today to reserve your spot. Reply to this post, call the Library 847-929-510, or e-mail to sign up!

Permission forms must be turned in to MGPL by Friday, October 20, 2006. Permission forms are available at the Reference Desk. The team will meet @ Niles Public Library on Saturday, October 21, 2006, 1 pm.

The next competition is scheduled for Saturday, November 18, 2006 @ Morton Grove Public Library!

Friday, September 08, 2006

Read, Eat, And Discuss: Teen Book Club

At our September 7 meeting we discussed The Beast by Walter Dean Myers. After a very thoughtful discussion, our group rated the book 1.5 stars out of 4. Ouch! Hopefully the next book will be rated higher.

The next book club meeting is @ 7 pm on Thursday, October 5, 2006. We will be discussing If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson.

The group also selected the title for the meeting on November 2, 2006. We will be discussing The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Teen Library Council Meeting

The next meeting of the TLC will be Thursday, September 14, 7 - 8:30 pm. If you are interested in brainstorming and planning teen events at the Library, join the TLC!

TLC is a great way to meet new friends, get involved in the community, earn volunteer service hours, and share opinions on how the Library can best serve teens. New members are always welcome!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

Your library card is the smartest card you own - it's your ticket to a world of opportunity. Get it. Use it. @ the Morton Grove Public Library!

The first 100 Morton Grove residents to sign up for a new card or renew their cards at the library will receive a slam-dunk, sling-pack bag!