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Library Teens

Hello Library Teens!!

Check in the Teen Events area below for more information about upcoming events. Remember to check our website and stop by the library for new and upcoming information about Teen Events at the La Vergne Public Library.  We look forward to seeing you at one of our Teen Events!  Also check out the Library””””s new Google Virtual Tour.

YA Program Coordinators,

Carol, csmallwood@lavergnetn.gov
Molly, mstophel@lavergnetn.gov

P.S. If you have any questions or comments, please feel from to drop us a line! You can call the La Vergne Public Library at (615) 793-7303 or you can email either Carol  or Molly. We would love to hear from you!

Teen Events

All events are free and open for middle and high school students . They are held in Meeting Room 1 (front of the Library) unless otherwise noted.

October 2015

Monday, October 5th @ 6:00 pm – Teen Makerspace
Make a fun maze out of a CD holder!

Saturday, October 10th @ 2:00 pm – Minecraft Pumpkin
Create a cute jack-o-lantern, Minecraft style.

Monday, October 19th @ 6:00 pm – Teen Makerspace
We”re making a cool paper toy called a Flextangle!

Saturday, October 24th @ 2:00 pm – Halloween Party!
Celebrate this spooky holiday with creepy costumes, ghoulish games and scary snacks!  We’ll also have a prize for the best costume!


New YA Books

Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally [YA KENN]
To honor her dead boyfriend and cope with her grief and guilt, college student Annie trains for a marathon with athletic Jeremiah, who flirts with Annie on the trails and makes her feel alive and happy and guilty all at the same time.

Never, Always, Sometimes by Adi Alsaid [YA ALSA]
Resolving to avoid high school clichés, best friends Dave and Julia maintain strict rules about behaviors to avoid while Dave secretly hides his crush on Julia, a situa-tion that is complicated by Julia”s impetuous decision to break every rule.

Helpful Links

Homework Help

Study guides for literature, U.S. history, and more – http://www.shmoop.com

Guide to websites covering every subject – http://www.discoveryeducation.com/students/index.cfm

Online dictionary – http://dictionary.reference.com/

Find articles from lots of different magazines, newspapers & scholarly journals – http://www.findarticles.com/

Literature study guides – http://www.sparknotes.com/

Good comprehensive reference guide – http://www.factmonster.com/

Foreign language translator – http://babelfish.yahoo.com/?lin=fr&translate_me=yes

Writing style guide – http://webster.commnet.edu/mla/index.shtml

Evaluating Internet sources – http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/college/11605_12337.cfm


Search for information about your favorite movie, movie star, director, etc.
Movies – http://www.imdb.com/

Movies – http://www.allmovie.com/

Cool News – http://www.aintitcoolnews.com/

Music – http://www.allmusic.com/

Music – http://www.mtv.com/

Game reviews, cheat codes and more – http://www.gamespot.com/

Gaming home page – http://www.gamespy.com/


For all your NFL needs… http://www.nfl.com/

Gnash and the rest of the Preds… http://www.nashvillepredators.com/

Your Nashville Sounds… http://www.nashvillesounds.com/

Basketball (even though we do not have a local team…yet)… http://www.nba.com/

Major League Baseball… http://mlb.mlb.com/

U.S. Soccer… http://www.ussoccer.com/

Help and Advice

If you can not talk to your parents or friends about your problems, or need more information from an impartial source, these sites may be of some help.

Al-Anon/Alateen – http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/

Child Abuse – http://www.childhelpusa.org/

Ask the Dietitian – http://www.dietitian.com/

Cool Nurse – http://www.coolnurse.com/

Go Ask Alice! (health questions) – http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – http://www.missingkids.com/

Teen Advice Online — for teens, by teens – http://www.teenadviceonline.org/

Teen Advice – http://teenadvice.about.com/

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) – http://www.saddonline.com/


No Flying, No Tights (graphic novel reviews) – http://www.noflyingnotights.com/

Booklists based on genre or author – http://www.seemore.mi.org/booklists/fiction.html#Like

Search for a poem by title , keyword, poet, first or last line, etc. – http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/display/

The Slam — post your poems or short stories here for feedback from readers – http://www.cricketmag.com/activity_display.asp?id=208

College and Careers

Links to colleges and universities around the world, study abroad information, and more. – http://www.allaboutcollege.com/

Links to TN colleges and universities. – http://www.collegefortn.org/

The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid, including links to various financial aid forms. – http://www.finaid.com/

By the author of What Color is Your Parachute – http://www.jobhuntersbible.com/

Enter your specifications and get matched with the college of your dreams. – http://www.mycollegeguide.org/

Career, College and Job Guide – http://www.quintcareers.com/

Federal Student Aid website – http://studentaid.ed.gov/

Information about how to get into and pay for college. – http://www.supercollege.com/

Search jobs, post a resume, get career advice – http://www.monster.com/