Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Hi all, and welcome to our new blog. This will be our new space to play. We can use this blog to let others know what we have been doing with our club. I will use it to let you all know what is happening at the library and you can offer feedback and suggestions as well.

So what is happening? September has been dubbed Art month here. You will all remember I forced you to be creative at the last meeting? Cruel I know. Your pictures are on display on the noticeboard at the moment. We have the Junior Art Exhibition starting on the 29th of September. Remember that anyone who brings in a piece of art to display will go into the draw to win a basket of art supplies. It is looking good.

Our next meeting is on Thursday 18 September @ 4.30pm. We talked last month about doing some mad science. If you have a particular experiment you would like to try please let me know. It must be something that is practical to try in the library. Otherwise I thought we would do some planning for both Game day and the Halloween party we talked about last month. I also have a couple of puzzles to show you with a prize to anybody who can solve them without me showing you. If you have any portable puzzles you could bring them along.

Right thats all for now, drop me a line and tell me what you think. Oh, before you go, have look down the right hand side of the page and you will see My Librarything. I have been adding all the teen books I have been reading so you can check them out. You could go and create your own ...


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

RiFT Newsletter
January 2008

New Books
Chicken soup for the teenage soul’s the real deal by Jack Canfield

‘Challenges. Failing a class, getting dumped and figuring out where you fit in are all difficult high school challenges. Finding the answer is not always easy. And let’s face it, your parents may give you advice, but rarely do they really know where you’re coming from. So, if you’re looking for the real deal on issues like anorexia, dating, or helping a friend in trouble, you’ve come to the right place.’

Does my head look big in this by Randa Abdel-Fattah

‘…Amal, an Australian-Palestinian girl living in a suburb of Melbourne, makes the biggest decision of her life, to wear the hijab, the Muslim head scarf, full-time. In spite of her parents’ gentle warnings and the ostracizing that is sure to come from the other kids at her snobby prep school, Amal’s decision springs from a deep sense of faith, and she is certain – well, almost certain – that she’s ready to take this step.’

Ace Of Clubs

Hi Welcome to the blog of the Mangere Bridge Teen Book Club. We call ourselves Ace of Clubs. We meet once a month, normally on the third Thursday 4.30pm @ Mangere Bridge Library. We talk about books, hang out and have random fun. This blog will tell you what we have been up to, what is coming up and of course lots of stuff about books. All teens are welcome so if you are around come along and join us.