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    by Scott M | Sep 12, 2016

    These novels are more new teen fantasy books for you to explore....

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    Scott M
    Scott M, Editor - Scott is known around Shawnee Branch and about town as the “Library Dude” and is kind of squirrelly!  His favorite short story is Leaf by Niggle written by JRR Tolkien and he also works for chocolate brownies and Rice-Crispy treats!

    by Cindy H | Sep 09, 2016
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    It is 1986 in Omaha, Nebraska. Eleanor is the new girl on the bus. It's hard being the new girl, especially because she's always had a hard time fitting in; she's a little chubby, has fiery red curly hair, and wears clothes like ties with over-sized men's flannel shirts with silk ribbons tied to her wrists.

    Park does his best to fit in, although he's always felt like somewhat of an outsider. He's part Korean, which definitely stands out among his nearly 100% white classmates. He's short and wears all black. He's neighbors with the most popular boy in school, so the cool kids mostly leave him alone; he even dated the most popular girl once-in 6th grade.

    When Eleanor walks on the bus for the first time, everyone shuns her. No one will make room for her to sit. Park feels embarrassed for her, and although he offers to let her sit with him he's not happy about it; he's actually angry. Why does she have to make it so hard on herself, dressing like she does? Doesn't she care what anyone else thinks about her?

    They sit every morning and afternoon in silence, until Park realizes she's been secretly reading his comic books over his shoulder. Eventually he begins bringing her comic books to read on her own. This is the bright spot of Eleanor's day, which is generally filled with the taunts and outright harassment of her popular classmates. An unlikely friendship begins to form, until it's clear there is something between them that means even more. Maybe everything.

    I absolutely loved this book. I think everyone can relate to feeling out of place, and what it's like to have a secret. Although it does have romance it isn't cheesy; some very real issues are dealt with. You will quickly become entrenched in the tale of Eleanor & Park.
    by sm | Sep 05, 2016

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    Scott M
    Scott M, Editor - Scott is known around Shawnee Branch and about town as the “Library Dude” and is kind of squirrelly!  His favorite short story is Leaf by Niggle written by JRR Tolkien and he also works for chocolate brownies and Rice-Crispy treats!

    by Cindy H | Sep 02, 2016
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    Nothing sucks more than being a teenager with cancer, and no one knows this better than Hazel. Her parents are constantly hovering around her, almost like they think she'll drop dead any second. They want her to get out and socialize, but all she wants to do is re-read the same book and watch re-runs of crappy reality television shows. Thanks to a trial drug called Phalanxifor Hazel has been able to stop the growth of the tumors ravaging her lungs, but the ones that are still there fill her lungs with fluid and make it impossible for her to breathe without the help of an oxygen tank. Each week she goes to the support group for other teenagers with cancer because her mom wants her to. She tries to tune out the group leader who says the same thing every time, the same drivel about living your best life today, and she can't help but sigh. Then one day someone new is there, a really attractive boy, and he's staring at her. He is inexplicably interested in her and even though she is trying to minimize the amount of people she will hurt when her body inevitably gives in to cancer she can't help but be drawn to him. Could it be possible to overlook everything they have going against them and find a little bit of happiness?

    This book portrays cancer and love in a raw and unapologetic way. It may give you a perspective on cancer that you didn't have before and will remind you just how fragile life can be. If you like the book there is also a movie that you may enjoy. I definitely recommend this book, just be warned-it might make you cry.
    by SM | Aug 29, 2016

    Enjoy even more new science-fiction novels for teens...

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    Scott M
    Scott M, Editor - Scott is known around Shawnee Branch and about town as the “Library Dude” and is kind of squirrelly!  His favorite short story is Leaf by Niggle written by JRR Tolkien and he also works for chocolate brownies and Rice-Crispy treats!

    by Cindy H | Aug 26, 2016
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    America was born into a world where people are ranked into numbered castes. America is a 5, which means that everyone in her family are artists. America loves to sing and play musical instruments and although times are often hard for her family she is mostly happy with her way of life. She has a big secret, however; she is in love with Aspen, who is a 6. They have to meet in secret and it will take money and a lot of persuading for her family to agree to let them be together. America is certain of her love for Aspen, though, and would do anything to be with him. Then something exciting happens across the country, the Selection. Prince Maxon is coming of age and will need to select a bride, so he will choose from a random selection of ladies from all across the country. America doesn't want to join, but Aspen convinces her that he wouldn't be able to live with himself if she didn't at least try, because being part of the Selection would mean that her and her entire family would have fame and riches bestowed upon them that they would have never thought possible. America agrees, thinking that she will never in a million years be one of those chosen...but what if she is? What would that mean for her relationship with Aspen? Would she ever have it in her to be a princess, to lead the country? It seems she is going to have the chance to find out.

    This romantic yet suspenseful tale was hard for me to put down. America is a strong, kind, beautiful woman who you can't help but root for. She has difficult decisions to make and struggles with feelings of responsibility for herself and her family. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a book with romance and royalty, with just a hint of dystopia and intrigue. This book is part of a series, so if you enjoy this one make sure to check out the rest of the Selection books!
    by SM | Aug 24, 2016

    GEN Cemetary Program

    Sunday, October 2nd @ 1:00 – 3:00 pm  Lindenwood Cemetery,
    2324 W. Main Street, Fort Wayne
    Allison Singleton, presenter

    This program designed for teens will take place in Lindenwood Cemetery.  Come learn basic cemetery etiquette, participate in a scavenger hunt to search for unique gravestone carvings and symbolism, and learn how cemeteries can be helpful for family history research.  We will also participate in a brief tour of the cemetery.  Meet at the Lindenwood Parking Lot, 2324 W. Main Street, Fort Wayne.  Please dress comfortably for walking outside.  Call 421-1225 ask for Allison or 421-1255 ask for Cathy with questions or to sign up.

    by SM | Aug 22, 2016

    Here are some more new science-fiction novels for teens to enjoy...

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    Scott M
    Scott M, Editor - Scott is known around Shawnee Branch and about town as the “Library Dude” and is kind of squirrelly!  His favorite short story is Leaf by Niggle written by JRR Tolkien and he also works for chocolate brownies and Rice-Crispy treats!

    by Cindy H | Aug 12, 2016
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    This is the story of Vicky and her struggle with depression. Her depression became so severe that she tried to take her own life. Fortunately, she was found before it was too late. She is taken to Lakeview Hospital where she meets three other young people struggling with mental illness and personal issues. Their psychiatrist, Dr. Desai, encourages them to learn from each other and discover what gives their lives meaning. Vicky continues to struggle, but over time it seems like maybe she does have something to live for.

    This story is very powerful and will inspire anyone who struggles with mental illness to see the light at the end of the tunnel. The author personally dealt with extreme depression and that shines through in the realistic and insightful writing. I would recommend this poignant book to anyone who wants to learn more about mental illness.
    by SM | Aug 01, 2016

    Here are some more new teen science-fiction novels for the dog days of August...

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    Scott M
    Scott M, Editor - Scott is known around Shawnee Branch and about town as the “Library Dude” and is kind of squirrelly!  His favorite short story is Leaf by Niggle written by JRR Tolkien and he also works for chocolate brownies and Rice-Crispy treats!

    by SM | Jul 25, 2016

    Here are some new teen science-fiction novels for hot summer days and nights...

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    Scott M
    Scott M, Editor - Scott is known around Shawnee Branch and about town as the “Library Dude” and is kind of squirrelly!  His favorite short story is Leaf by Niggle written by JRR Tolkien and he also works for chocolate brownies and Rice-Crispy treats!

    by Cindy H | Jul 23, 2016
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    This is the story of Jude and Noah, twins who on the outside couldn't be more different. Jude is beautiful, free-spirited, and popular. Noah is an aspiring artist, nerdy, and constantly on the run from bullies. Something magical happens when they are together, though, like they can finally breathe. Until they start to let things come between them, and tragedy strikes. It seems like nothing can ever be the same; but sometimes change is good, necessary even. Sometimes you have to take a step outside of yourself to discover who you truly are.

    This is one of those books that will change the way you look at the world. It is about love and heartbreak, joy and sadness, and finding yourself. I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants a wonderfully engaging story that will hopefully inspire you to dig a little deeper into who you truly are.
    by Scott M | Jul 21, 2016

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    Last chances to create one-of-kind art using alcohol inks on ceramic tile!

    Little Turtle Branch on July 21th @ 3:30 pm
    Dupont Branch on July 28th @ 3:00 pm


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    by Miss Heather | Jul 20, 2016
    This week's free audiobooks for teens! Download and listen away! Remember--listening to and audiobook counts for your summer reading time (and makes a car trip or the dog walk go quicker)!
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    by Miss Heather | Jun 28, 2016
    This week's free audiobooks for teens! Download and listen away! Remember--listening to and audiobook counts for your summer reading time!
    Week 8
    by sm | Jun 27, 2016

    These books are some new teen adventure fiction for great summer reading...
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    Scott M
    Scott M, Editor - Scott is known around Shawnee Branch and about town as the “Library Dude” and is kind of squirrelly!  His favorite short story is Leaf by Niggle written by JRR Tolkien and he also works for chocolate brownies and Rice-Crispy treats!

    by Cindy H | Jun 22, 2016
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    "Nice to meet ya, shank," the boy said. "Welcome to the Glade." Thomas wakes up not knowing who he is or how he got to the Glade. There are other boys there but no one will answer his questions; most of them seem almost as clueless as he is. Thomas knows one thing; that he is meant to be one of the Runners, the group of boys that spend every day trying to solve an impossible maze. It is filled with dangerous creatures called Grievers and the walls change every night-but it must be solved. Then a girl shows up who tells them she has triggered the ending. Things are about to get even crazier for Thomas and the other Gladers. Can they solve the maze before it's too late?

    The Maze Runner is the first book in a five-book series. It is exciting and fast-paced; you won't want to put it down! Once you've read the books you can check out the movies.
    by sm | Jun 20, 2016

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    CreoPop Pens
    CreoPop pens offer an artistic take on 3D printing.  These pens fit a 3D printer into your hand to make cool art.

    Try out this new 3D drawing technology at these locations!
    Grabil Branch @ 3:00 on June 24th,
    Woodburn Branch @ 4:00 on June 29th,
    Aboite Branch @ 2:00 on July 5th,
    Tecumseh Branch @ 4:30 on July 6th,
    Main Library-Teens Department @ 2:00 on July 12th,
    Dupont Branch @ 3:00 on July 21st,
    Georgetown Branch @ 1:00 on July 28th,
    Shawnee Branch @ 3:00 on July 28th.





    by sm | Jun 16, 2016

    Shawnee--Virtual Reality -1
        The Virtual Reality programs are a        great way to Immerse yourself in the VR world with only a smartphone.  Bring your phone or borrow one of ours to try this out at your library!


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    Aboite Branch @ 2:00 on June 21st,
    Tecumseh Branch @ 4:30 on June 29th,
    Woodburn Branch @ 4:00 on July 6th,
    Dupont Branch @ 3:00 on July 14th,




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    Wayndale Branch @ 3:00 on July 19th,
    Grabil Branch @ 3:00 on July 21st,
    Main Library-Teens @ 2:00 on July 26th,
    Hessen Cassel Branch @ 1:00 on July14th,







    by Miss Heather | Jun 03, 2016
    week 5