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Author Sarah Dessen at Nicola's Books this Saturday

Are you a fan of Sarah Dessen, author of Someone Like You, Dreamland, This Lullaby, and The Truth About Forever? If so, drop by Nicola’s Books at 7 pm this Saturday, April 22. She’ll talk about her new book, Just Listen, answer questions and sign books.

Cosplay Contest and DDR Expo APRIL 20!

Anime Convention

Thursday April 20, 6:30-8:30pm Downtown Multipurpose Room

Its the 2nd Annual Cosplay Contest! Come dressed at your favorite anime, manga or video game character to win prizes, or come just to see the show and dance to those fabulous J-pop tracks.

Costumes will be judged based on enthusiasm, knowledge of your character, costume quality and execution.

2006 Thumbs Up! Nominee

Sandpiper -- Vote for me!
As Sandpiper becomes fascinated by and befriends a mysterious loner, her existing relationships with her peers undergo irreversible transformations. Dramatic changes at home and uncertainty in her life force Sandpiper to reevaluate who she is.

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Uglies -- Vote for me!
Ever looked into the mirror and wished you looked different? Tally lives in a futuristic society, where all have a procedure to make them “pretty” when they turn 16. . . .But what if you don’t want to look like everyone else?

Teen Poetry Wiki

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The Internet Public Library (better known as the IPL) has launched an all new Teen Poetry Wiki. You can anonymously post your own poetry here and read the work of teens around the world. Check out the four sections: Open Mic, Exquisite Corpse, WordPlay, and Poet of the Week.

I'm not even going to

2006 Thumbs Up! Nominee

Peeps -- Vote For Me!
Cal has discovered he is a carrier – infected with a parasite but immune to it. His ex-girlfriends were not. Unfortunately for them, the parasite gives its host an insatiable appetite for human blood. Cal must find them before it is too late. . .for everyone!

2006 Thumbs Up! Nominee

Eyes of the Emperor -- Vote For Me!
Based on a true story, Eddie Okubo, a Japanese American from Hawaii, joins the Army during World War II. Eddie soon discovers that his service to his country is to act solely as bait to train attack dogs to track Japanese soldiers.

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Just Like That -- Vote For Me!
High school senior Hanna has just broken up with her boyfriend. Confused and sleepless, Hanna decides to go for a late night walk. A chance encounter on that cold, frozen night changes Hanna’s life forever.

2006 Thumbs Up! Nominee

Criss Cross -- Vote For Me!
Debbie and her friends over the course of a summer experience new thoughts and feelings, question their identities, connect and disconnect. As their paths crisscross, they find themselves one step closer to who they’re really meant to be.

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A Room on Lorelei Street -- Vote For Me!
Zoe’s life is more than she can bear – until she rents a room of her own on Lorelei St. But between struggling to pay rent and feeling guilty for leaving her alcoholic mother, how far will Zoe go to keep her independence?

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