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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Shine by Lauren Myracle

It must be the cold nights, gray days or something in the water. I keep choosing books to read that keep me up at night. Shine is a work of fiction, but could have been taken from a current newspaper headline. Cat's friend, Patrick, is the victim of a hate crime and the small town sheriff seems determinded to call it a random crime by out of towners. Cat doesn't believe that and starts to ask questions. As she digs deeper, secrets are uncovered that seem almost too much for one person to carry. At the same time, Cat slowly brings her own secrets to the surface creating even more tension. Can't sleep? Looking for a page turner? This might be the book for you. Recommended for older teens.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Teen Advisory Board

Learn about the origin of Ojibwa Nation dream catchers and make a simple one with Mirandy and Jody. Tuesday, December 13 from 3-4:30pm @ the First Baptist church next to the PT Library. For all teens in grades 6-12. All supplies furnished.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick

Are you looking for a short, intense thriller? Revolver might be the book for you. It's an historical mystery/thriller set at the turn of the century 100 miles north of the Arctic Circle. 14 year-old Sig is waiting in the cabin with his dead father when a huge, menacing man appears at the door. He's carrying a colt revolver, but Sig knows there's a hidden one in the storeroom. Will he be able to use it? Will he actually kill a man? I read this book in one sitting...drinking hot chocolate the whole time.

Teen Movie Night

Join us on Friday, December 9 from 7-10pm @ the PT Library for a showing of The Santa Clause and a special animated short, Prep and Landing. Plus, we'll decorate cupcakes. For all teens in grades 6-12. FREE!

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

Reading The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger was a breath of fresh air among all the vampire, fallen angels, and teen angsty books I've been reading. I laughed out loud!(Thank you, Mr. Angleberger.) Dwight, a sixth grader, has crafted an origami yoda finger puppet that gives amazingly strange, yet accurate advice. And, Dwight is not known for his insight, in fact, he's considered totally clueless by his peers. The book reads almost like a diary, with different students telling their stories of how origami yoda helped them. The big question, "Is origami yoda real?" drives the story. It's a middle school story, but anyone who loves Star Wars needs to read this book. And, with instructions in the back, make your own origami yoda. Here's a photo of some members of the PT high school book club, Readers Anonymous, with their creations.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Teen Advisory Board

Board games and baking! Join us for an afternoon of making jam turnovers and playing board games. Tuesday, November 8 from 3-4:30pm. Meeting at the First Baptist Church (1202 Lawrence) next to the PT Library. For teens in 6-12 grades. Questions? Call Jody 385-3181.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Teen Movie Night

Join us at the library on Saturday, October 29 from 7-9pm for a showing of Young Frankenstein. Costumes encouraged. For ages 12-18. Plus, snacks and doorprizes.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Teen Advisory Board

Explore the world of claymation with Travis Martin. Teen Advisory Board will meet Tuesday, October 11 from 2:30-4:30pm @ the First Baptist Church next to the Library. Look for the sign on the front door. We'll make characters and create a story. Plus, laughs and snacks! For ages 12-18. Bring your friends!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Inner Planetary Geek Council wins!

The food was awesome and the team scores were really close. The winning chefs combined food sculpture, lively flavors, and attention to detail to take the prize.
(and fame and glory til next summer!)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Iron Chef Port Townsend

Which team will emerge as the first PT Library Iron Chef??? Join us Tuesday, August 9 for the first teen Iron Chef competition. 2:30-4:00pm @ the Pink House. For ages 12-18. Plus, we'll have the drawing for the backpack!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Poetry about the Pink House

I'm gathering poems about the Charles Pink House...have you ever been to a teen program there? Maybe teen writers, teen advisory board, or other teen activities? Put your feelings, memories into a poem and send it to me or come to a concrete poetry workshop on Monday, August 1 from 2-4pm at the Pink House. The poems will be displayed on the walls of the house on August 27 during the groundbreaking ceremony for the remodel.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Beauty Queens is making me laugh out loud!

Libby Bray's new book, Beauty Queens, is amazingly funny. She takes on corporate America, beauty pageants, dictators, and the state of Texas in one hilarious romp. The premise...a plane filled with teen beauty contestants crashes on a "deserted" island. (yeah, it's not really deserted.) Miss Texas declares herself the leader and decides they will continue to practice their routines and beauty regimens while building shelters and finding food. Her personal motto? "God made me beautiful. The least I can do is share it with the world." Get yourself on the request list for this one soon. You won't be sorry.

Friday, July 8, 2011

"Imagine Your World" Art Workshop

Create a world using paint, paper, collage and ??? with artist Kimberly Augustine.
This is a 4 day workshop that begins Monday, July 11. 2:30-3:30 @ the Pink House. For ages 12-18. All supplies furnished. Bring a friend!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tailehaser's Song by Tad Williams

When I read this book, I couldn't put it down! I easily fell in love with the adventurous story line and characters. At first, I didn't want it to end, but the ending was just right for anyone, including you. Reviewed by Ari, age 13.

Phantom Stallion, Kidnapped Colt by Terri Farley

I like this book because it has emotions. I really like Jake because he is a person that is quiet, helpful, and also sarcastic. If I wrote this book, I would call it the Appaloosa Mystery. I want to be Jake because he is someone I really like in the story. Reviewed by Moon, age 12.

Friday, July 1, 2011

The True Meaning of Smekday

The True Meaning of Smekday is about a girl whose mom is taken by aliens. Together, she and a Boov named J.Lo try to find her mom. My favorite character was J.Lo because he was the only nice alien. You would like this book if you like science fiction. Kaya would recommend this book to a friend! She gives if 4 stars...couldn't put it down. Reviewed by Kaya, age 11.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer Reading Book Reviews

This is the place where you can post/send your book reviews. All you need to do is click on the "comment" button and let the world know your opinion...about a book! Think about how many stars you would give it(1=really bad, 4=couldn't put it down!).
Then, give a brief description and review of the book. (4-5 sentences minimum, please.) Every time you post or turn in a book review, you can be entered into the drawing for a bicycle. So, at the end of your review add your name and age and I will put an entry into the bike drawing for you. I will edit your reviews and only post them with your first name. You can also stop by the library and pick up a paper book review form. The more reviews you submit, the greater your chance to win a bike. Start writing your reviews on Monday, June 27.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Celebrate another school year completed. Do you feel smarter? Teen Advisory Board meets Tuesday, June 14 from 2:30-4:00pm @ the Pink House. Games, prizes, snacks and laughs. Bring your friends.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Jay Asher is coming to Port Townsend!

You've read the book, created art and poetry, watched a theater performance or maybe participated in it...now it's time to meet the author of Thirteen Reasons Why. Jay will be at PT high school Friday, May 6 @ 9:40am and 11:10am...both presentations open to the public. Then, he'll be at the PT Library Friday night @ 7pm for teen readings of some of the poetry and prose they wrote inspired by the book. He'll be back at the PT Library on Saturday from 2-3 for a presentation. Saturday night come to Gallery Walk at Undertown Coffee and Jefferson Community School to see art created by teens inspired by the book.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Teen Community Read FREE Art Workshop

Work with local artists Counsel Langley and Margie McDonald to create art based on Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Not an artist? Don't worry...They will help unlock your creative genius!
These free workshops will be held at Jefferson Community School, 280 Quincy (next to the Courtyard Cafe). Saturday, April 23 and Saturday, April 30 from 11-3. Come for one or both. All supplies are furnished.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Where's my life...boat?


Interactive theatre performance and community dialogue

Facilitated by Marc Weinblatt

The culmination of a week-long workshop with area high school students, this play explores teen life, apathy, and other obstacles along the journey. Structured as participatory Forum Theatre, the audience will be invited to problem solve with the cast in how to live one's dreams in the face of limiting social messages. Both educational and fun. The cast includes Kai Addae, Molly Brown, Colin Cabe, Josie Juntara, Shawn Kellogg, and Raven McMillen. This project is inspired by the teen novel, Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher and is sponsored by the PT Library with a generous grant from the Paul Allen foundation. Saturday, April 16 7-9pm @ the Masonic Hall 1338 Jefferson (by the post office)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Peeps @ the Pink House!

Creative teens live in Port Townsend. Here are the 2011 peep-o-ramas depicting scenes from books, movies and tv shows.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


It's time for the annual library Peep-o-Rama. Create a favorite scene from a book, movie or TV show using (mostly) peeps. Friday, March 25 from 7-9pm @ the Charles Pink house next to the PT library. For ages 12-18. Bring your friends! It's free!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Teen Community Read

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher is the 2011 PT Library Teen Community Read. Copies of the book will be given out at PTHS, Jefferson Community School, The Boiler Room and at the PT Library. Share your thoughts about the book here.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Teen Movie Night @ the Library

Join us at the PT Library after hours on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 7-9:30pm for a free showing of Howl's Moving Castle. For ages 12-18. Plus, snacks and doorprizes!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

TAB + Exploding Boxes = Happy Valentine's Day!

Learn to make 2 really cool tiny boxes and fill them with treats for your sweetie, friends or yourself. Tuesday, February 8 from 3:00-4:30pm. For ages 12-18. All supplies furnished. FREE

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

TAB starts the New Year!

Join us at the Library Teen Advisory Board meeting on Tuesday, January 11 from 3pm-4:30pm. Come share your ideas for 2011! Healthy snacks for the New Year! Meet next to the Library at the Charles Pink House. Look for the flying fish kite.