For Those Who Prefer the Real World… Staff Pick Oct.28th – Nov.3rd

This week’s staff pick is Leverage by Joshua C. Cohen.

At Oregrove High, there’s an extraordinary price for victory, paid both on and off the football field, and it claims its victims without mercy. Kurt and Danny are on high-school teams vastly different in school status. Danny, slightly built, is on the underfunded gymnastics team, while physically gifted Kurt is the latest addition to the popular football team. Continue reading For Those Who Prefer the Real World… Staff Pick Oct.28th – Nov.3rd

For Those Who Want More Magic, Mayhem, and Chaos… Staff Pick Oct. 21st – 27th

This week’s staff pick is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.

Meet 16 year-old Jacob, a young man still reeling from the unexpected death of his beloved grandfather. The old man would tell him strange tales and captivate him with bizarre photos of levitating girls and invisible boys from his childhood.

Afterwards Jacob receives a mysterious letter that sets him off on a journey to the place where his grandfather grew up. There he discovers the children from the photographs—alive and well and stuck in a time loop – despite local claims that they were all killed decades earlier.  As Jacob continues to unravel the mysteries of his grandfather’s past, he suspects that he is being followed by an evil that only he can see. A truly haunting and out-of-the-ordinary read complete with old photos interspersed throughout.

For Those Who Prefer the Real World… Staff Pick Oct. 21st – 27th

This week’s staff pick is Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgina Nicolson by Louise Rennison.

Anyone interested in a laugh needs to meet Georgina! She has a precocious 3-year-old sister who tends to leave wet nappies at the foot of her bed, an insane cat who is prone to leg-shredding “Call of the Wild” episodes, and embarrassing parents who make her want to escape to Stonehenge and dance with the Druids. No wonder 14-year-old Georgia Nicolson laments, “Honestly, what is the point?” Georgia records the momentous events of her life–and they are all momentous–in her diary, which serves as a truly hilarious account of what it means to be a modern girl on the cusp of womanhood.

 

For Those Who Want More Magic, Mayhem, and Chaos… Staff Pick Oct. 14th – 20th

This week’s staff pick is Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.

Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war. Continue reading For Those Who Want More Magic, Mayhem, and Chaos… Staff Pick Oct. 14th – 20th

For Those Who Prefer the Real World… Staff Pick Oct. 14th – 20th

This week’s staff pick is Everybody Sees the Ants by A. S. King.

Michael L. Printz Honor recipient A.S. King’s smart, funny and boldly original writing shines in this powerful novel about learning to cope with the shrapnel life throws at you–and taking a stand against it. Continue reading For Those Who Prefer the Real World… Staff Pick Oct. 14th – 20th

Teen Movie Night – Hunger Games

Who: Young Adults ages 13 – 18!

What: The Hunger Games (Rated PG-13; 142 min)

Where: Community Room

When: October 11, 2012 @ 6 – 8:30pm

Why: Big Screen…Free…FUN! (Click here to register now!)

Join us for a Teen screening of the movie The Hunger Games starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. Come and see the start of Suzanne Collins’ trilogy brought to life on the silver screen! Continue reading Teen Movie Night – Hunger Games

SAT Review Part II: How to Earn a Perfect Score on the SAT Writing Section, Exclusive of the Essay

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Community Room, 7 – 8pm

Space is limited; click here to register now!

Join us as we learn the strategies necessary to correctly answer all of the multiple choice questions in the SAT Writing Section. Students will learn about the most common types of grammatical errors found in sentence improvement and identifying sentence error questions. They will also learn strategies for confidently & correctly answering paragraph improvement questions. Although this seminar will NOT address the essay portion of the Writing Section, all the presented strategies will be applicable to helping students improve their own essay organization and writing.

This one hour seminar will be conducted by Ameer Sohrawardy, a Rutgers University English professor, who has more than ten years of experience as an SAT preparatory instructor.

SAT Review Part I: How to Earn a Perfect Score on the SAT Essay

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Community Room, 7 – 8pm

Space is limited, click here to register now!

Join us as students learn all the essential steps necessary for earning a perfect score on the SAT essay section. Attention will be paid to time management, organizing ideas, brainstorming relevant examples, crafting lucid prose, linking together & providing smooth transitions between ideas. Students will learn what graders are looking for in a perfect SAT essay,and will have a hands-on opportunity to review actual essays.

This one hour seminar will be conducted by Ameer Sohrawardy, a Rutgers University English professor, who has more than ten years of experience as an SAT preparatory instructor.

September Highlights @ FTPL!

Summer has finally ended, but the teen programs @ FTPL have not! Please keep an eye on our online calendar (www.franklintwp.org) as we change gears for Fall. Our main events in September will be two SAT review sessions, and the start of an 8-wk program sponsored by the Somerset Toastmasters, to help the youth of Franklin develop confidence and leadership skills.

End of Summer Reading Pizza Party!

Tuesday, August 21st
@ 7 – 8 p.m.
Community Room

For teens, ages 11 and up!

Teens are welcome to join us for our end of summer reading pizza party! All attendees will receive ‘Own the Night’ giveaways & 1 raffle ticket for the Grand Prize Drawings on September 5th!

The final day to log summer readings and redeem book buck prizes is Saturday, September 1st. All Grand Prize winners will be notified by phone.

Registration is required to ensure that there is enough pizza for all! Click here to sign up today!