Write for our Teen Blog
Here at the library we're always looking out for the next big book for teens, and we love hearing what our friends have to say about the books they're reading. Moreover, we love sharing what they have to say. In fact, we have an entire blog for book, movie, and music reviews by teens. We would also love to know what games you like?
What have you read, watched, listened to, played recently? What did you think about it? We'd love to hear it! If you want to write for our teen blog, send your book review to our Teen Librarian Barb Dinan and we'll take it from there. We'll take care of all the links and images!
NHS Tutors Return October 15
NHS student tutors return to Plymouth Library on October 15 to provide tutoring for students in 3rd through 12th grades.
Tutoring will take place in the Teen Zone every Wednesday after school from 5:00pm-7:00pm and Thursday evenings from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.
This program is very popular, so it is advisable to call to schedule a time in advance at 734-453-0750, #4.
NHS tutors will also be at Canton Public Library on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 6pm-8pm for 15 minute, drop-in appointments. Tutors will be at the library when school is in session, not on breaks or snow days.
Thank you to the PCCS NHS for making this service available.
Teen Knit - First Tuesday at 7pm
TEEN KNIT - BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Girls and guys in grades 7 and up…Join us on the first Tuesdays of the month for our Teen Knitting Group.
If you’ve never knit before (or are a little wobbly with technique), we’ll lend you a pair of needles to use at the library, and even throw in a ball of yarn to keep and practice on. If you already knit, come show off your projects! You can chat with other knitters, munch on snacks, and learn some new techniques.
We'll be meeting these Tuesdays @ 7:
December 2, &
C’mon over! Bring your friends! No registration necessary.
Sci -Fi/Fantasy Book Club: Unwind
Join other teens that like sci-fi/fantasy and discuss Unwind by Neal Shusterman on Friday, October 24 at 3:30 pm. Plymouth Library will provide copies of the books and snacks.
In a society where unwanted teens are salvaged for their body parts, three runaways fight the system that would "unwind" them. Connor's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance.
Sign up online or call 734-453-0750, option 4. Pick up your own copy of the book while supplies last. Read the book then return the date of the meeting for treats and discussion!
Dia de los Muertos
Or Day of the Dead is a Mexican family celebration to honor the memory and life of deceased relatives. This holiday is celebrated on All Souls Day (November 1) with shrines, picnics at the cemetery, dancing and celebration.
Join us on Friday, October 31 at 3:30pm as we celebrate Dia de los Muertos with calaveras, papel picado, and pan de muerto and more.
College-Bound Book Club: Fast Food Nation
On Tuesday, November 25 at 3:30pm, we will discuss Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the American Meal by Eric Schlosser.
This exposé revealed how the fast food industry has altered the landscape of America, widened the gap between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and transformed food production throughout the world. The book changed the way millions of people think about what they eat and helped to launch today's food movement. In a new afterword for this edition, Schlosser discusses the growing interest in local and organic food, the continued exploitation of poor workers by the food industry, and the need to ensure that every American has access to good, healthy, affordable food.
Pick up your copy now at the library and come back to discuss the book and enjoy snacks on Tuesday, November 25. Sign up by calling 734-453-0750 #4 or online
Books & Bites: A Really Awesome Mess
A funny, sad, and remarkable story with a hint of Recovery Road, a sample of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, and a cut of Juno. Justin and Emmy arrive at Heartland Academy, a reform school that will force them to deal with their issues. But along the way they will find a ragtag group of teens who are just as broken, stubborn, and full of sarcasm as themselves. In the end, they might even call each other friends. If you like books by John Green, Gayle Forman and Ned Vizzini, you will want to check out "A Really Awesome Mess" by Trish Cook and Brendan Halpin.
Sign up by calling 734-453-0750 #4 or online
ACT Test Prep Course
Teen User eXperience - TUX
Come be a part of the Teen User Experience! Share your ideas on how to make the Teen Zone and programs be a "perfect fit" for you and other teen patrons. Meetings are scheduled on
Monday, September 15, 3:30 pm
Monday, October 20, 3:30 pm
Monday, November 17, 3:30 pm
RSVP by calling 734-453-0750 #4 or sign up online.
If you can not come to the meetings, but you would like to share some ideas, you can contact Barb Dinan, Teen Services Librarian at 734-453-0750 x 271. Or use our suggestion form to share your ideas.
Teen Volunteer Training Session
Teens interested in volunteering at the library can register for orientation and training session that best fits your schedule. Orientation sessions will be held on
Wed., September 18, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 16, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 20, 7:00 p.m.
Register in person, or by calling 734.453.0750, ext. 4, or online.
Please bring your completed Teen Volunteer Application. Get an Application at the Reader's Advisory Desk in the Library or online now.