Teen Review: Dreamhouse Kings Series

"This series was absolutely outstanding and I think anyone looking for a heartpounding, spook mystery book should look no further!"

To find a copy of the first book in the series, House of Dark Shadows, click here. 

To find copies of the other books in the series, click here. 

2014 Summer Reading Program!

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The 2014 Tween & Teen Summer Reading Program is here! This year the program runs until August 2nd. Earn cool prizes & coupons just for reading or listening to books -- anything you want! Comic books count too! All you have to do is read 6 books and you'll earn a lava pen & a book of coupons for all kinds of great food and entertainment. This year's theme is Spark a Reaction (Science!) and there are a bunch of fun, free events happening at all of our libraries. Check out the Summer Reading Program event guide & this year's reading log below. Both of these are also available in print at all library branches. Sign up in person or online. 

Playwriting Workshop with Michael Wright!

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Here is an exciting opportunity if you're interested in playwriting!

The workshop will cover aspects of playwriting, including proper stage play format, creating a script for the imaginative possibilities of the stage, and tips on aspects such as writing good dialogue and creating characters. Michael Wright is the director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Creative Writing at The University of Tulsa, where he teaches screenwriting and playwriting.

Playwriting Workshop With Michael Wright

Saturday, May 10th

3 – 4:30 pm

Nathan Hale Library, 6038 E. 23rd St. 74114

To register, call 918-549-7617

Top Picks: Graphic Novels

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Every year, the Young Adult Library Services Association, YALSA for short, puts out several lists of the best young adult fiction for the year. One of those lists is the Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens. 2014's list is full of awesomeness, from Gene Yang to Faith Erin Hicks and more! Check out some of the titles from the list below, and click on the titles to request them from the library.

March March: Book 1 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

2014 Young People's Creative Writing Contest

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The 2014 Young People's Creative Writing Contest is here! 

Brochures are available at all libraries, but here's what you need to know:

  • Contest is for ages 10-18
  • 3 age groups: 10-12, 13-15, 16-18
  • 4 categories: poetry, short story, informal essay, short play, and NEW IN 2014: Graphic Short Story. 
  • Contestants may enter more than one category, but only one manuscript per category.
  • Entries accepted May 1 – June 5 
  • Enter online, starting May 1st at http://teens.tulsalibrary.org/ypcwc/entryform, or by filling out an entry form (attached below).

More details in the attached brochure/entry form.

Questions? Call 918-549-7490 or email cwalsh@tulsalibrary.org.

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