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Teen Events

Special thanks to our 2015 team of teen summer volunteers:

Addy Ystenes, Anton Gresch, Celia Jones, Dalton Pasquan, Emily Bernd, Ian Bohachek, Kaitlyn Peters, Kate Johnson, Lane Laboda, Marcy Thompson, Mariah Kahl, Morgan Mahoney, Scarlett Wankerl, Victoria Trantow, Zoey Ystenes, and Zoey Howard.

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Teen Book Club

For ages 11-18

Wednesday, August 26

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Alanna: The First Adventure

by Tamora Pierce

Book cover illustration of Alanna dressed as a boy holding sword, by horse.


From now on I'm Alan of Trebond, the younger twin. I'll be a knight.

And so young Alanna of Trebond begins the journey to knighthood. Though a girl, Alanna has always craved the adventure and daring allowed only for boys; her twin brother, Thom, yearns to learn the art of magic. So one day they decide to switch places: Thom heads for the convent to learn magic; Alanna, pretending to be a boy, is on her way to the castle of King Roald to begin her training as a page.

But the road to knighthood is not an easy one. As Alanna masters the skills necessary for battle, she must also learn to control her heart and to discern her enemies from her allies.

Filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil, Alanna's first adventure begins - one that will lead to the fulfillment of her dreams and the magical destiny that will make her a legend in her land.


Sign up and get a copy of the book at the library service desk.

Questions? Call Catherine at 798-3881


Teen Book Club Interview with author Adam Rex

Cover of True Meaning of Smekday, showing letters as parts of buildings in a city with alien space ships landing.

Check out this interview with the author of one of our favorite reads. The True Meaning of Smekday. We read the book for an end of the year selection for the past two years (just because we like it so much). Adam Rex offered to answer questions for our group, take a look at what he had to say.