The Polk County Public Library is for teens! Check back often… This is the place to come for information about young adult programs, new materials, and more.
Teen Book Club
The club meets on the third Thursday of every month at 4pm. For our March book, we’re reading The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. Come to the meeting on March 20th to discuss and you’ll also get a free copy of April’s book (The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan). We always have snacks and prizes. Call or come by the library to sign up and bring your friends!
Teen Movie Night
Stick around after book club on Thursday, March 20th (or come even if you aren’t in the book club) for a showing of the movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (our November read) at 5pm. This movie is rated PG-13 and may not be suitable for all audiences. We are serving popcorn, drinks, and pizza… Please let us know you’re coming so we can order enough food! RSVP to Jen at 828-817-8721 ext. 227 or email@example.com.
The drum circle is the second and fourth Thursday of every month. Instruments are provided but you can bring your own as well. All ages are welcome!
Whole Lotta Shakespeare Goin On’
Check out our Shakespeare page for information about events celebrating the poet and playwright’s 450th birthday this spring!
A Night at the Opera
The Tryon Fine Arts Center is hosting a trip to the opera at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014. All area high school students are invited to attend. Admission to the show (Aida) and transportation from Tryon are complimentary but students must pay for their own dinner that evening.
Aida, known as Verdi’s grandest opera due to its exotic setting, lush costumes and magnificent score, tells a story of love and patriotism in conflict.
If you are interested in attending, contact Marianne Carruth with the Tryon Fine Arts Center at 828-859-8322 ext. 213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Young Adult Materials
Dare You To by Katie McGarry
The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter
Ali’s Pretty Little Lies (Pretty Little Liars) by Sara Shepard
Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins
Battle Magic by Tamora Pierce
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
The Raft by S.A. Bodeen
Emancipation Proclamation by Tonya Bolden
Get Free Cash for College by Gen Tanabe
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
The Court of Owls by Scott Snyder
Kick-Ass 2 by Mark Millar
The Search, Part One by Gene Luen Yang
Gossip Girl: Season 6
The Spectacular Now
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