Bake Sale By Elizabeth P. February/March Presented by the 2011 Teen2Teen Advisory On December 12, Teen2Teen held our now-annual bake Board sale. It was a huge success, undoubtedly due mainly to all the fantastic brownies. We also sold tons of other desserts, including thumbprint cookies, cauldron cakes, and even homemade hot chocolate mix (which, I’ll admit, I didn’t know existed). Of course, we couldn’t have done it without the help of the Friends of the Library, so a big thank you to them. All of the proceeds of the bake sale will be going towards a carnival that Teen2Teen is hosting this summer. If you, quite regrettably, missed the bake sale, make sure to check it out next year; It’s a great way to buy last-minute holiday presents. For yourself. Yum! started the new schedule! We made lots of changes and aren’t From a Teen2Teen Member Herself! having many issues. By Shannen G. S: Thank you for your time, Alanah! AT the last teen 2 teen (T2T) meeting I was able A: You’re welcome! to talk with our communications officer, Alanah, about her experiences as a member. Here are some of the questions I was able to ask her to get the scoop on her favorite teen to teen events! S: What would you say sets teen to teen apart from other community service programs? A: T2T is like a family. In other programs you can be with a group of people you don’t know, but here we are working with our friends and doing things we like! S: What T2T event are you looking forward to the most “Did Somebody Say Treat?” By Patrick S. this trimester? Talent Show! A: Definitely the murder mystery! They are fun and awesome! Teen 2 Teen is hosting our 1st Annual Talent Show to be held April 16. Got talent? Let's see it! This is open to teens in Middle and High School. It's not limited to any specific type of S: I’m sure you’ve had many great experiences as a T2T talent. Whether you can balance a spoon on your nose, play the member, what is your favorite memory since you became a washboard, or turn yourself into a human pretzel, whatever: we member over a year ago? want to see it! Applications are due by March 13th. Auditions are March 26th 1-5pm. A: This is a funny one! It has to be at the murder mystery event when my friend “died” because someone dropped a For more information & to pick up an application visit West pencil in her eye! Everyone was trying to figure out if she Regional Library or contact Michele Glasburgh (Teen Librarian/ was really dead or alive, and it was really funny! Teen2Teen Advisor) at Michele.email@example.com How to Submit S: Has T2T helped you grow in other areas (besides If you are aged 12-18, consider this a chance to show off your accumulating community service credits of course!)? creative talents to the community! A: Of course! When I joined I was very shy and didn’t If you write Short Stories, Poetry, Riddles/Jokes, draw Traditional really talk to anyone. Now I’m the communications or Digital Art, or if you take Photographs or want to write a Book officer! It’s great. Review- submit your work to The Splash! Submit in person (in the Teen Section) or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) If emailing, please include Name, S: What is one thing you feel would make T2T even Age & Title of Work. If submitting in person, fill out the same MORE successful? information on the paper forms provided. Certificates will be given for published work! A: We are doing very well now since we organized and Ask Elizabeth "Do you have any YA book recommendations? I love The Night is Coming Once Again fantasy books but I can't find any good books I haven't The Night is coming once again read yet. My favorites are: Time continues its constant flow Lioness quartet (Alanna books) by Tamora Pierce, Never fast, Never slow Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, The Night is coming once again Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles by Clamp Thanks! The Sun is preparing to fall PS: Graphic novels are good too! ~ Anonymous" Stealing its warming rays from all And darkness begins to plague the land --------------------------------------- From mountains of rock to beaches of sand Dear Anonymous, The Night is coming once again First off, I would just like to say DINGDINGDING we Nothing can escape darkness's grasp have a winner! Congratulations on being the first And all the world seems to grasp person to submit a question to this soon-to-be revered As the moon appears in the starry sky advice column. Your prize? Some killer book and many begin to question why recommendations! Since you mentioned liking Tamora The Night is coming once again Pierce, I recommend very highly her series called "Circle of Magic", which I think is her best series. A The air starts to turn cold couple of other really great fantasy books are Ella As it did in years of old Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine and Just Ella by As Sun has gone and left a chill Margaret Peterson Haddix. Both of these are retellings/ As it always had and always will post-ball stories of Cinderella. Of course, I can't talk The Night is coming once again about great YA series without mentioning the Maximum Ride series, one of my all-time favorites, and the Hunger Games trilogy, of which the first two books By Patrick S. are definitely on my Top 100 list. As for graphic novels, I can't say I have a whole lot of experience here, but what I do know is this: The funniest manga series OF ALL TIME is the Ouran High School Host Club books by Bisco Hatori. And finally, The Day of the Battlefield Triffids by John Wyndham. This one isn't really Bodies of men and their noble steeds whimpering on the fantasy but it is fantastic. I hope you enjoy all of these ground, swords yearning to return to their scabbards. books. I know I did, all forty two times I've read them. Dust, grime, and the bile that has risen in my throat. ~Elisabeth The sickly sweet odor of blood. Wailing, groaning, pleas for help, and the gasping sobs that I barely realize are mine. Immortal Flames by Deepthi G. Tears trailing down my face, as I make my way through the carnage. Hell on Earth, created by man. By Kiran G. The Jade Moon As my vision begins to fade The last bit of moon turns to jade And the cold winter's night is stark As everything goes dark As the Moonlight shines down on me I close my eyes for eternity By Patrick S.