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Teen Programs 

Library Programs

Youth Move

Volunteer Opportunities

Readers Are Leaders

Youth Advisory Council

Book Reviews ***** NEW *****

Readers Advisory

New Young Adult Books and Graphic Novels
Book Butler

Book Lists and Resources

Inter-Library Loan

Suggestion to Purchase

 


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To register for programs, call any library branch, ask in-person, or go online
(http://programbooking.tbpl.ca/lib/eventcalendar.asp ; find the date of the program, click the title and fill out the form.)

 

Have questions? Don't see a program you like? Email teens@tbpl.ca with your ideas

or sign up for our Youth Advisory Council 


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Anime Night

Waverley Auditorium @ 6 pm

Join us to watch some of your favourite anime shows on the big screen. Snacks included! Grades 8-12. Jun 4-Pandora Hearts (PG13), Jul 9-Fruits Basket (G), Jul 30-The Devil is a Part-Timer! (PG) , Aug 20-Hunter x Hunter (PG)

 

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Paint and Plant

County Park Library June 5 @ 6:30 pm

Decorate your own flower pot and pot your own plant! Grades 4-8. Registration opens May 22 @ 12 pm.

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Barcode Book Club

Starting in July the Library will be hosting an online book club on Goodreads. Our first book will be The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. If you're interesting in joining, and are between the grades 7-12, email teens@tbpl.ca to register in advance. Please include your full name, library card number, grade, and phone number.

During the first week of July you'll be emailed a Goodreads link to the TBPL Barcode Book Club and once you're accepted, you can start participating in the pre-posted discussion questions. Feel free to add your own as well! We will be pulling the monthly title from the shelves to loan to book club members and loaning it to readers. There are limited copies, so please bring the book back as soon as possible so as many people can read it as possible. Next month's book will be chosen by you, the club members, via group poll on the club page! 

 

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Anime Night

Waverley Auditorium @ 6 pm

Join us to watch some of your favourite anime shows on the big screen. Snacks included! Grades 8-12. Jun 4-Pandora Hearts (PG13), Jul 9-Fruits Basket (G), Jul 30-The Devil is a Part-Timer! (PG) , Aug 20-Hunter x Hunter (PG)

 

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Teen DIY Night

July 10 - Geodes and Crystals 6:30 @ Brodie Storytelling Room
August 8 - Blindfolded Painting 6:30 @ Waverley Auditorium

We'll bring the supplies, you bring the can-do attitude. Registration opens 2 weeks prior to events. Grades 8-12.

 

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Board Game Night

July 3, July 24, August 7 @ 6:00 pm - Brodie Fireside Reading Room
July 11, August 1, August 15 @ 6:00 pm - Waverley Auditorium

Have some fun with your friends and play cribbage, chess, Apples to Apples, Jenga, Scrabble, playing cards, Anomia, Clue and more. Grades 8-12.
Full list of games: cribbage, chess, Apples to Apples, Jenga, Scrabble, playing cards, Anomia, Clue, Trivial Pursuit, Ghost Blitz, Cluster Fight, Pictionary, Uno, and any games you'd like to bring and share! (Games subject to availability)

 

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S'Mores in a Jar

County Park Library
Wednesday July 17 @ 6:30

Make a classic summer treat followed by a spooky campfire story. ALLERGY ALERT. Grades 4-8. Registration opens July 3 @ noon.

 

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Fab? Or Fail?

July 23 @ 6:30 pm - Waverley Auditorium

We've all seen things on Pinterest and though, "I could do that." Sign up and prove it by recreating Pinterest food designs with us. Registration opens July 9 @ 10 am. Grades 8-12.

 

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Quiz Nite

Waverley Auditorium July 23 @ 6:30

Join us for a high energy Jeopardy style quiz nite. No previous knowledge needed! Categories include snacks, YouTubers, young adult fiction and more. There will be snacks of course! Register with friends starting July 11.

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The Price is Right!

County Park Library
August 7 @ 6:30 pm

COME ON DOWN to County Park Library! Do you know the true value of the most used items in your house? Challenge your knowledge against others! Registration begins July 24 @ noon.

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Barcode Book Club

Starting in July the Library will be hosting an online book club on Goodreads. Our first book will be The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. If you're interesting in joining, and are between the grades 7-12, email teens@tbpl.ca to register in advance. Please include your full name, library card number, grade, and phone number.

During the first week of July you'll be emailed a Goodreads link to the TBPL Barcode Book Club and once you're accepted, you can start participating in the pre-posted discussion questions. Feel free to add your own as well! We will be pulling the monthly title from the shelves to loan to book club members and loaning it to readers. There are limited copies, so please bring the book back as soon as possible so as many people can read it as possible. Next month's book will be chosen by you, the club members, via group poll on the club page! 

 

 

 

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Anime Night

Waverley Auditorium @ 6 pm

Join us to watch some of your favourite anime shows on the big screen. Snacks included! Grades 8-12. Jun 4-Pandora Hearts (PG13), Jul 9-Fruits Basket (G), Jul 30-The Devil is a Part-Timer! (PG) , Aug 20-Hunter x Hunter (PG)

 

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Teen DIY Night

July 10 - Geodes and Crystals 6:30 @ Brodie Storytelling Room
August 8 - Blindfolded Painting 6:30 @ Waverley Auditorium

We'll bring the supplies, you bring the can-do attitude. Registration opens 2 weeks prior to events. Grades 8-12.

 

2019-summer-board-game-night

Board Game Night

July 3, July 24, August 7 @ 6:00 pm - Brodie Fireside Reading Room
July 11, August 1, August 15 @ 6:00 pm - Waverley Auditorium

Have some fun with your friends and play cribbage, chess, Apples to Apples, Jenga, Scrabble, playing cards, Anomia, Clue and more. Grades 8-12.
Full list of games: cribbage, chess, Apples to Apples, Jenga, Scrabble, playing cards, Anomia, Clue, Trivial Pursuit, Ghost Blitz, Cluster Fight, Pictionary, Uno, and any games you'd like to bring and share! (Games subject to availability)

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Youth Move 

Join us at Mary J L Black for Youth Move @ Your Library.

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Readers Are Leaders

Earn volunteer hours FAST and help build the confidence of a young reader with Readers are Leaders.

 

Youth Advisory Council

Have your voice heard and help the library buy books and influence library programs for teens with the Youth Advisory Council

 

Book Reviews *****NEW*****

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Help your fellow readers by writing reviews of the books you love (or hate) for volunteer hours. What you read and write about is up to you and or each 300 word review you write, you'll get a half hour of volunteer time. If you would like more details or you're interested in joining email Nicole at teens@tbpl.ca to sign on as a reviewer.

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New Books

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Doctor Who: Thirteenth Doctor - Houser, Jody
Facing off against vile villains and misunderstood monsters in flavours both human and alien, the Doctor and her friends must push the limits of time and space, confronting evils deliberate and accidental all throughout history - and uncovering secrets long-hidden and wonders never-seen along the way!
Blackest Night Saga - Johns, Geoff
The prophecy of the Blackest Night has come to pass--a mysterious force is raising deceased heroes and villains into an army of undead Black Lanterns! The combined might of the Green Lantern Corps and an armada of living superbeings must now band together in a fight quite literally for their lives.
Batman: The Court of Owls Saga - Snyder, Scott
When a series of brutal murders rock Gotham City, Batman's belief that the Court of Owls was a rumor is put to the test.

 

The Vanishing Stair - Johnson, Maureen

When Stevie Bell is finally able to return to Ellingham Academy after identifying the culprit in the murder of a classmate, she begins to wonder if the case was really resolved and attempts to uncover the truth about the school's founder.
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Chicken Girl - Smith, Heather
After a cruel online post causes her to trade in her vintage clothes for a job as a sign waver in a chicken costume, former optimist Poppy meets a young girl who changes her perspective about the struggles that others in her life are facing.
Nocturna - Motayne, Maya
Finn Voy is a faceshifter who got caught in a compromising position and now must steal a royal treasure or face the consequence of being stripped of her magic -- her only disguise and protection -- forever. When she runs into Alfehr, Crown Prince only because his perfect older brother was murdered, the two accidentally unleash an apocalyptic power.
How to Make Friends with the Dark - Glasgow, Kathleen

Tiger, sixteen, has been pushing away from her overprotective mother, but when her mother dies suddenly Tiger must learn to live when it feels she is surrounded by darkness.
 
Four Dead Queens - Scholte, Astrid

Keralie is the best pickpocket in all of the kingdoms of Quadara, but when she steals a "comm disk" and realizes a royal murder plot is afoot, she must learn who to trust and fast.

 

 

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If I'm Being Honest - Wibberley, Emily
Cameron Bright's reputation can be summed up in one word: b*tch. It's no surprise she's queen bee at her private L.A. high school--she's beautiful, talented, and notorious for her brutal honesty. But when she slips up in front of her crush, Andrew, any affection he may have had for her quickly fades. To win him over, Cameron resolves to tame herself, much like Shakespeare's infamous shrew, Katherine. If she makes amends with everyone she's ever wronged, Andrew will have to take notice. Thus, Cameron begins her apology tour with Brendan, the guy whose social life she single-handedly destroyed. 

 

Hot Dog Girl - Dugan, Jennifer

A lovesick teenager schemes to win the heart of her crush at her amusement park summer job, all while dressed as a hot dog.
 
Learning to Breathe - Mather, Janice Lynn

Sixteen-year-old Indy struggles to conceal that she is pregnant by rape and then, turned out by relatives, must find a way to survive on her own in Nassau.
Echo North - Meyer, Joanna Ruth

After her father disappears, Echo meets a wolf who promises to make sure her father is returned home safely if Echoagrees to live with the wolf in his enchanted house for one year.

Book Butler

Not sure what to read next? Tired of picking out books yourself? Looking to read something new? TBPL's Book Butler can help you find new books just by filling out a brief survey. Our staff will take your answers and find books in our collection that you might like to read. 

 

Book Lists and Resources

Coming soon! Looking for reviews written by people your age? Click here. Want to write your own for volunteer hours? Click here.

Click here to access book lists of completed series, LGBTQ+ books, as well as online resources to help you find more Young Adult books! Also linked is Novelist a database that recommends books based on what you liked about it (genre, author, topic, etc.)

Looking for Read-A-Likes for Juveline Fiction? Check out this page for ideas!

 

Inter-Library Loan

Are you looking for a book and can't find it in our collection? We can still get it for you! Click here to request books from outside of Thunder Bay.

 

Suggestion To Purchase

Do you feel like our collection is missing something? Do you have suggestions for what should be in our collection? Click here for our purchase suggestion form.

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