Posts Tagged ‘book review’

Reduce, Recycle & Read Bookmarks!

Thanks to all who came and created Reduce, Recycle & Read bookmarks! 

 Look at our lovely handiwork, made from recycled envelopes!

Teen Summer Reading Club 2010 bookmarks

Reduce, Recycle, & Read! Doing that is easy with our recycled bookmark craft!

Here’s a link to how to do it if you are interested in making your own!

Many thanks to the Friends of the Encino-Tarzana Library for co-sponsoring this event!


August 2010 Events for Teens!

Reduce, Recycle & Read!

Join LA Public Library's Teen Summer Reading Club!


    4 – 5:30 p.m.
    Need community service hours? Learn how to earn them at our Teen Volunteer Orientation! Must be 13 years old and up to attend.  
  • Thu., August 12 – TEEN COUNCIL MEETING! 
    4-5 p.m.
    Help plan future teen library events and decide on materials to add to the library’s Teen Area! Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Encino-Tarzana Library.
    4 – 5 p.m.
    Create your own bookmark out of recycled materials.

For more information on any of these events, call 818-343-1983 and ask for Candice, the Teen Services Librarian!

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief screening!

Thanks to all of you who came to our “Lightning Thief” screening on Thursday, July 8th, from 6-8 p.m.! Many thanks, also, to Fox Home Entertainment, Disney Hyperion Publishing, and the Friends of the Encino-Tarzana Library for sponsoring the event!

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Recycled Potato Chip Bag Art!

Thank you so much to everyone who joined us for our recycled potato chip bag craft!

See some of  the awesome results below!

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Don’t forget to join us Thursday, July 8th, from 4-6 p.m. for our free showing of Percy Jackson’s “Lightning Thief!”

May 2010 Events for Teens!

  • Sat., May 1 – FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Read and discuss the latest comics and manga!Refreshments and giveaways while supplies last. Sponsored by the Friends of the Encino-Tarzana Library!
  • Thu., May 13 – TEEN COUNCIL!
    4 – 5 p.m.
    Decide on materials to add on to the Teen Collection and plan events!
  • Sat., May 15 – Student Smart Workshop: FREE SAT PRACTICE TEST!
    10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Princeton Review administers the full-length exam for FREE!  SPACE IS LIMITED – Sign up at the Information Desk NOW!
    6 – 7 p.m.
    Pick up your results & receive tips on how to improve your score!  Session is only open to those who took exam at the Encino-Tarzana Library on 5/15.
    4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    Need community service hours? Learn how to earn them at out Teen Volunteer Orientation! Must be 13 years old & up to attend.

For more information on any of these events, call 818-343-1983 and ask for Candice, the Teen Services Librarian!

New book review: Bad Kitty

Bad Kitty by Michele Jaffe

Bad Kitty by Michele Jaffe


Michele Jaffe


Bad Kitty

Publisher, Date & Pages:

HarperCollins, 2006, 268 pages

Review written by:

Sara T., 12, Portola Middle School

This book is hilarious, romantic, and suspenseful all at once, and it totally relates to the average teen. Well, if by something an average teen would do, you mean like trying to relax poolside in Vegas only to be attacked by a three legged cat, ruin a wedding, and go to jail all while wearing a wet bikini. Oh, and if you think I just ruined the book for you, that all happened within the first chapter!

So then there are celebrities, and conspiracies, oh and there was the dead body and random notes. Plus, there are valuable life lessons like “A good way to ensure you will never have a boyfriend is to have a large armed man with and uncertain grasp of English heckle you in public” and also “if for some reason the guy still might be interested, following up by having your father rush over right afterward screaming, ‘Jasmine, you know your not allowed to talk to strangers!’ as though you were six will nip it in the bud. Oh, and it helps if your father is wearing a safari suit. With shorts. And knee socks. Because this is his idea of what you were in the desert.”

Definitely a great book and as for the mystery/suspense part, you won’t be able to figure it out. It’s a major surprise ending. Great read and definitely recommended to anyone who wants a good laugh, thinks stereotypes are stupid, or loves a good mystery.

New book review: Traitor

Traitor by Andy McNabb

Traitor by Andy McNabb & Robert Rigby

Author:Andy McNab & Robert RigbyTitle:


Publisher, Date & Pages:

Putnam Juvenile, 2005, 265 pages

Review written by:

Sara T., 12, Portola Middle School

This book is perfect for anyone who loves full-on suspense and action, mixed in with a good dose of tragedy and angst. The main character was completely believable and the story is extremely well written. I’m actually able to hear the characters’ voices, something I find lacking in many books. It will keep you on the edge of your seat and is probably recommended to be read in one sitting. As long as you don’t mind looking back to the glossary quite frequently, many military abbreviations and terms are used, you should love the book. Not to mention the fact that the author manages to throw in humor and romance within the chaotic situations. Overall, its one of the best things I’ve read in a while.