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Welcome!

December 28, 2009

Welcome to EVLD Teen Central where we will post teen events and other interesting info related to teens.

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HENNA AT THE GYPSUM LIBRARY

June 12, 2014

AS PART OF THE GYPSUM LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM, WE WILL BE DOING HENNA TATTOOS (MENDHI) AT 3:30 ON TUESDAY, JUNE 24.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET A TATTOO, YOU WILL NEED TO BRING IN A SIGNED PERMISSION SLIP.  THE PERMISSION SLIPS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE GYPSUM LIBRARY TEEN ROOM.

IF YOUR PARENTS OR GUARDIANS DO NOT WANT YOU TO GET A TATTOO, WE WILL ALSO BE MAKING CANDLES THAT DAY, SO PLEASE DO COME AND HAVE FUN!    

 IF YOU OR YOUR PARENTS HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL JULIE AT 524-5080             

 

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GYPSUM LIBRARY TEEN BOOK CLUBS

June 11, 2014

GYPSUM LIBRARY TEEN BOOK CLUBS IN JUNE

THE MIDDLE SCHOOL BOOK CLUB WILL MEET AT 10:30 ON WEDNESDAY,

JUNE 25, TO DISCUSS

PAPER TOWNS BY JOHN GREEN

DONUTS WILL BE SERVED

 

THE HIGH SCHOOL BOOK CLUB WILL MEET AT 1:00 ON WEDNESDAY,

JUNE 25 TO DISCUSS

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS BY JOHN GREEN

PIZZA WILL BE SERVED

 

COPIES OF THE BOOKS ARE STILL AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY

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Guidelines for the Blue Spruce Lets LOOSE video contest

April 15, 2014

Podcast/video book trailer guidelines

  1. Videos must be about one of the Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award nominees.
  2. Videos that are accepted into the contest may also be posted on the Blue Spruce Award website.
  3. All videos must be original work
  4. All entries will be screened by EVLD Teen Committee members, and only those videos of high quality will be accepted.
  5. You cannot give away the ending of the book or any spoilers.
  6. All videos must be 90 seconds or less in length for individual creators, or 2 minutes for group creators.
  7. Videos must contain only appropriate content for viewers of all ages, and must adhere to all applicable copyright laws for music and images.  Your video may, and in fact is encouraged to, include the image of the book that is the subject of your video.
  8. Videos must not include any faces, full names of creators, or identifying marks (such as tattoos).  Masks are allowed if they cover the full face.
  9. If the video is posted on the library YouTube channel and the library has waivers for appearances of faces, or the video is posted on a personal YouTube channel, the video can be accessed by a link but will not be posted directly onto the BlueSpruce webpage.Animation or live action are both allowed, using such programs as Vine, Scratch, Instagram, Animoto, etc., but will not be allowed using FM.com or snapchat.
  10. You may do more than one video.

If you have any questions, feel free to call Julie at 524-5080, Dale at 328-8800, or Cathy or Cortni at 949-6797.

Current Nominated Titles

The nominees for the 2015 Blue Spruce Book Award are…

The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Between Shades of Gray  by Ruta Sepetys

Blood Red Road by Moira Young

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Eye of Minds by James Dashner

The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey

Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Infinity: the Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Legend by Marie Lu

Matched by Ally Condie

Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost

Proxy by Alex London

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Smoke by Ellen Hopkins

Truancy City by Isamu Fukui

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Unwholly by Neal Shusterman

 

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The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost, posted by Julie

April 11, 2014

ImageWill West has spent all of his 15 years living a lie, following his parents’ instructions to not attract attention, to be average.  Then he messes up.  He gets a perfect score on a nationwide exam, even though he didn’t even try to do halfway well, and suddenly he is the center of all sorts of attention; an exclusive boarding school is trying to recruit him, he can run twice as fast as the fastest guy on the track team, and he is being followed by men in black hats driving black sedans, and creatures that seem to want to rip him apart.  And then there is the guy who claims to be his guardian angel. 

When Will’s parents disappear and the black hats are closing in, he opts for the boarding school.  There, he discovers that there were reasons his parents wanted him to disappear, and those reasons are now trying to kill him.  Plus, he finds that he has some awesome skills.

The second book in the planned trilogy is Alliance. 

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Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers, reviewed by teen reviewer Craycraytwixie

March 12, 2014

gravemercy Grave Mercy is an amazingly detailed book. I really enjoyed it. I definitely would not recommend this book to kids uner the age of 14. I only read it because reading scary, gory things doesn’t bother me. People who are easily scared or don’t like gory books, should not read it. Other than that I love how all the characters, even the small ones, play a part in the story. It is a must read for those brave young adults.

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The Eye of Minds by James Dashner, posted by Julie

March 11, 2014

eyeMichael begins his story watching a young woman commit suicide by leaping off a bridge. He can’t stop her, and when trying, goes over the bridge with her. Good thing Michael is only “playing” in a virtual world known as Lifeblood. Michael is an expert gamer, able to manipulate code and make the game go as he likes. He and his friends, Bryson and Sarah enjoy their time together in the virtual world, the VirtNet. That is until Michael is forced to work with the government to catch a hacker named Kaine. Kaine is manipulating the virtual world, trying to implement the Mortality Doctrine, and change the way the game is played forever. Michael and his friends hack into a dangerous world where reality and virtual life mix and meld into a scary, dangerous place. If Michael survives, what “life” if any, will he able to go back to?

The first in a new series by the author of The Maze Runner series, this is also a Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award nominee.

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GYPSUM LIBRARY TEEN PROGRAMS FOR MARCH

March 1, 2014

MONDAY, MARCH 3 – MAKERSPACE MONDAY, AFTER SCHOOL UNTIL 7:30 *WE KEEP GETTING NEW STUFF, SO STOP IN   AND MAKE SOMETHING.  TOOLS, MATERIALS AND SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 – HIGH SCHOOL BOOK CLUB, ZERO HOUR IN THE EVHS LIBRARY.  WE’LL BE DISCUSSING BETWEEN SHADES OF GREY BY RUTA SEPETYS.

MONDAY, MARCH 10 THROUGH FRIDAY, MARCH 14 IS TEEN TECH WEEK.  THIS YEAR’S THEME* IS DIY @ YOUR LIBRARY, SO WE WILL BE CREATING AND EXPERIMENTING ALL WEEK.  DROP BY AFTER SCHOOL AND SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING!

TUESDAY, MARCH 11 – 8TH GRADE BOOK CLUB, LUNCHTIME IN THE GCMS LIBRARY.  WE WILL BE DISCUSSING WHITE CAT BY HOLLY BLACK.

FRIDAY, MARCH 14 – GAMING, AFTER SCHOOL UNTIL 5:50

TUESDAY, MARCH 18 – 7TH GRADE BOOK CLUB, LUNCHTIME IN THE GCMS LIBRARY.  WE WILL BE DISCUSSING BONECHILLER BY GRAHAM MCNAMEE AND SCHOOLED BY GORDON KORMAN

FRIDAY, MARCH 21 – GAMING, AFTER SCHOOL UNTIL 5:50

FRIDAY, MARCH 21 – THE DIVERGENT MOVIE IS OUT!  LET’S HOPE IT COMES TO EAGLE!!

TUESDAY, MARCH 25 – 6TH GRADE BOOK CLUB, LUNCHTIME IN THE GCMS LIBRARY.  WE WILL BE DISCUSSING DIVERGENT BY VERONICA ROTH.

THERE WILL BE NO GAMING MARCH 7 OR 28.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE ASK JULIE, OR CALL 524-5080

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