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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.

September 2015

Saturday, September 12th @ 2:00 pm – National Video Game Day
Join us to celebrate video games with Xbox and Wii games, plus snacks!

Monday, September 21st @ 6:00 pm – Teen Makerspace
Use science to make your own unique bouncy balls.

Saturday, September 26th @ 2:00 pm – Australian Art Day
Grab your mates and join us to create Australian inspired art. We’ll also have Australian snacks and
drinks for you to try!

New YA Books

Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodges [YA HODG]
Apprenticed to her aunt, training to protect her village from dark magic, Rachelle strayed from the fo-est path in search of a way to free her world from the threat of eternal darkness.

We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist [YA 618.92 SUND]
Why was Josh still single?  To find out, he tracked down the girls he had tried to date and asked them straight up: what went wrong?  The results of Josh”s semiscientific, wholly hilarious investigation are captured here.

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/