AXIS: Info for Teens 12-18.

"Heard a Good Book Lately?"

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New Moon and Just Listen were picked by 6,000 teens across the country during Teen Read Week as the #1 and #2 in their
TOP TEN recent favorite reads. Both titles are available as books on cd. Word for word for your listening pleasure.

Round 3 Results: Roysterless Us still Unstoppable

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Last month, Clan Us proved that they weren't a one-trick pony. This month, they proved that the pony can still do multiple tricks repeatedly even if you cut off 2 of its strongest legs. That's one strong pony. Even without the presence of the mighty Royster brothers and even missing their solid third-stringer [gtplayer:504], Us was still able to dominate the afternoon with only smash masters #1 [gtplayer:788] (also known as lain) and #2 [gtplayer:483], plus the increasingly impressive double threat [gtplayer:382], who is now ranked 3rd over all, as Us hangs onto the top 4 spots on the leaderboard even with the amazing #4 [gtplayer:614] having missed an entire event. Us stayed pegged atop the clan standings all day and narrowly missed a victory sweep, even triumphing once again in the clan battle surprise game, Pixeljunk Racers. Read on for full event details.

DDR, Guitar Hero, Super Smash, Wii Tennis and More: Another Tournament Weekend!

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It's GT time again! This weekend, we've got some great events lined up for you at the Downtown library, starting with our first-ever All -Ages Rhythm Master Tourney, Friday Night 10/19 from 6-8:30 PM. Come work your way through 8 different Rhythm and Music games to earn a top score and a trip to the finals. Some of these games you've played, but probably not all of them, so come check it out and see if you've got what it takes! Then, our Super Smash Double Dash Championship Series continues Saturday, 10/20, from Noon - 5 PM, with Super Smash Bros and Mario Kart tournaments for Singles and Teams. Finally, come back for a Wii Sports Tennis Doubles Tournament for All Ages Teams, Sunday, 10/21, from 1-4 PM.

It'll be a great weekend of tournaments at the Downtown Library! Hope to see you all there.

LOL @ Your Library

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Anytime is a good time to read just for the fun of it, but, in particular, this week is designated as LOL @ Your Library, Teen Read Week, October 14-20.

Go ahead and vote for what you'd like to see as Teens' Top Ten
or if you've got an opinion and would like to vote for next year's theme click here.

There are 8! programs planned during Teen Read Week. Check out your AXIS newsletter for details: Doll Making, Create Humor in Your Comics, Pumpkin Painting & Decorating Contest, Rhythm Master Tournament, AXIS Coffeehouse, AADL-GT Super Smash Double Dash Championship Series, Wii Sports Tournament, and Lend a Helping Hand: Knit Your Bit For Others.
For more information, please call 327-8301.

Comics Workshop for Teens! Today!!

Hey! Want to learn more about comics? Working on a webcomic or graphic novel? Need some help developing your characters and making them more expressive?

Comics artist Jerzy Drozd will be at the Pittsfield Branch at 6:30pm today to teach you how. The focus of the workshop will be exploring, developing, and expressing the inner lives of comics characters in humorous stories.

Create Humor in Your Comics

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Join us Monday, October 15 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) at Pittsfield branch and learn how to draw comic characters that will make your friends laugh. Explore American and manga style comic gestures, body language, and facial expression. Comic artist Jerzy Drozd will show you how to put characters’ inner lives on paper in this hands-on workshop.

2007 National Book Award Finalists

The finalists for the 2007 Young People Literature’s Award have been announced.

They are:
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Skin Hunger: A Resurrection of Magic, Book One by Kathleen Duey

Touching Snow by M. Sindy Felin,

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr.

The winner will be announced the evening of November 14 in New York.

AXIS Coffeehouse @ Malletts Creek, Friday, October 12, 6:30-8:00 pm

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Fridays are open mic nights for teens at the AXIS Coffeehouse! Teens are welcome to perform their own work as well as poems/essays/monologues by others. Try reading a favorite poem or essay. Recruit some of your friends, and perform a scene from your favorite book. Or just hang out, sip on a hot drink, and enjoy the company. All teen performers will receive a $5 fine forgiveness coupon. For grades 6-12.

Shrinky Dink Jewelry!

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Create unique and totally custom jewelry using the retro wonderful Shrinky Dinks material! Start big, color, shrink in the oven and you're done! See you at the Malletts Creek Branch on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 7:00-8:30 PM.

Get Behind Me Satan...

After reading the incredibly enjoyable book Devilish by Maureen Johnson I got to wondering, "what's with all the satan stuff lately?" Take for instance the new Kevin Smith directed TV show on the CW, Reaper about a boy who discovers his parents sold his soul to the devil before he was even born - and now he has to work as satan's bounty hunter! In addition to the devil-meets-chick-lit title Devilish there's been a rash of devil books published for teens lately: Repossessed, Black Tattoo, Alfred Kropp: the Seal of Solomon and finally the Demonata series by Cirque Du Freak author Darren Shan. Whether the devil, satan himself, Lucifer, El Diablo or Beelzebub there's plenty of entertainment to be had.

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