Carol Stream Public Library Winter 2007 YA Times Newsletter For Young Adults “Check It Out” YA Book Club February 9 and March 9 3:30–4:15 p.m. Looking for something to do after school on the second Friday of the month? Librarians are planning a Poetry Slam for February’s gathering. Participants are encouraged to share their own writing, listen to poems written by their peers or read from the works of famous poets. As always, there will be booktalks of new titles and treats. At the March meeting handwriting analysis expert Dale Roberts will reveal what your handwrit- ing says about you. Will he be right? Come and find out! Registration for Check It Out is recommended but not necessary. To sign up or for more informa- tion call the Youth Services Department at 630-344-6127. Winter Reading Program School’s Out Specials Time Flies with Red, White, Blue & You! Monday, February 19 a Good Book 1:30–2:15 p.m. Jan uary 2–F e br uary 24 January 2–Fe bruary Sign up begins Saturday, February 10 Join the Winter Reading Pro- gram and get a sign up bonus What do you know about our Chezaday bag! Take your booklog and nation’s symbols of freedom? Spellbinding Magic read your way through time with On President’s Day come to Monday, January 15 lots of good books. Collect the Library and learn about 1:30–2:15 p.m. prizes for reading books and them in a fun and entertaining Tickets available at completing two Time Trek Ac- way. Presenter Larry Wirtz the Youth Services Desk tivities. Decode the mystery has memorable stories to tell message and you win an extra Everyone enjoys magic! Join about the Pledge of Alle- prize. Just remember to turn in Steve Chezaday for an after- giance, the American flag, the your booklog by Saturday, Feb- noon of fun and amazement. Bill of Rights and more. ruary 24 to get the goodies. You’ll leave wondering how George and To register for the Winter Steve did all those tricks. Abe would love Reading Program, stop by the Look for magic books on dis- this one! Youth Services Desk. A Librar- play in the main room or on the ian will be glad to help you or shelf in 793.8. Maybe you will answer your questions. become a magician! The distribution of this material does not necessarily imply endorsement by School Districts 93, 25 or U-46. YA Times . . . Back Page Stuff Saturday Chess Enjoyment for January 20 Eyes and Ears February 17 Check out some of these new items. If they 1:30–2:30 p.m. are not available you may place a hold from Saturday Chess meets the third home or at the Library. Ask a Youth Services Saturday of each month. Anyone with Librarian for help. a basic knowledge of the game is eligible to engage DVDs in play from 1:30–2:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Akeelah and the Bee–Poor girl spells well. To find out more, or to sign up for one of these dates, please call the Youth Services Department at 630- Aquamarine–Stranded mermaid loves beach 344-6127. boy. Pick the Caudill Danny–Injured pony meets caring young girl. If you are homeschooled or if your Eight Below–Dogs save man saves dogs. school is not a Rebecca Caudill polling place, you may vote at the The Thief Lord–Boys robbing rich are found Library for your favorite title from the out. 2007 list of nominees. To be eligible, you must have read a minumum of three books. Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light– Voting will take place February 1–21 at the Youth Dangerous adventure for Yugi and Kaiba. Services Desk. Ask a Librarian for a ballot. The statewide winner will be announced in mid-March. Audiobooks Have Space Suit Will Travel–High school senior has and does. Surf’s Up on the Web Deliver Us From Normal–Normal, Illinois that Visit these sites and see what’s up. is. Kidsreads (www.kidsreads.com) offers the avid reader reviews, author information, and even trivia The Lightning Thief–Truth: Percy’s a demi- games. god and “percy-veres” in quest to stop war. The Why Files (http://www.whyfiles.org/) ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ “Science behind the news” is the subtitle and YA Times is created by the Youth Services Department, includes cool science images, interactive anima- Pat Roche, Editor, Carol Stream Public Library, 616 tion and up-to-date news. Hiawatha Drive, 630-653-0755. Visit us at www.cslibrary.org.