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   BENEATH THE SURFACE SUMMER READING GAME   
Upcoming Events
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time
3:15 PM - 6:00 PM
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Ten free tickets available for teens who have participated in at least 5 Teen Tuesdays in the past year. Permission slip to be signed by parent will be emailed to you. Please fill in EMAIL address. Transportation provided.
Two school mates who have never met are assigned to work together on a school project. They could not be more different: Anthony – the optimistic high school basketball star and Caroline, the chronically-ill, cranky pessimist. As they cram to finish their class presentation, they learn not only how to work together, but how much they have in common. I and You is a valentine to youth, love and the strange beauty of human connectedness.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time
2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
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Grades 9-12
Meet up with other fans to watch episodes and eat free Ramen noodles! This month we will feature anime with an environmental theme. Registration is not required.
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Monday, May 05, 2014
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2:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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The Braman Room will be open to accommodate teens studying for Advanced Placement exams. Enjoy our break station with free refreshments and stress relieving mini-activities. Drop in any time between the scheduled hours.
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Penfield Public Library

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Tuesday, May 06, 2014
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2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
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Grades 9-12 Back by popular demand- SHRINKY DINK Art! We’ll have the shrink film plus supplies to make key chains, necklaces, earrings, etc. On the Wii and PS3- we will play the ever-popular Super Smash Bros and Just Dance games. Registration is not required.
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Wednesday, May 07, 2014
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2:30 PM - 4:45 PM
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The Braman Room will be open to accommodate teens studying for Advanced Placement exams. Enjoy our break station with free refreshments and stress relieving mini-activities. Drop in any time between the scheduled hours.
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Penfield Public Library

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Thursday, May 08, 2014
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2:30 PM - 4:45 PM
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The Braman Room will be open to accommodate teens studying for Advanced Placement exams. Enjoy our break station with free refreshments and stress relieving mini-activities. Drop in any time between the scheduled hours.
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Penfield Public Library

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Monday, May 12, 2014
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2:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
The Braman Room will be open to accommodate teens studying for Advanced Placement exams. Enjoy our break station with free refreshments and stress relieving mini-activities. Drop in any time between the scheduled hours.
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Penfield Public Library

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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2:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Grades 9-12
Enjoy the new movie Veronica Mars (2013, Rated PG-13). Free popcorn and soda as well! Registration is not required.
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Penfield Public Library

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
The Braman Room will be open to accommodate teens studying for Advanced Placement exams. Enjoy our break station with free refreshments and stress relieving mini-activities. Drop in any time between the scheduled hours.
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Penfield Public Library

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Thursday, May 15, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
The Braman Room will be open to accommodate teens studying for Advanced Placement exams. Enjoy our break station with free refreshments and stress relieving mini-activities. Drop in any time between the scheduled hours.
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Penfield Public Library

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Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time
8:45 AM - 5:15 PM
Description
at Nazareth College
Thirty incredible authors to mingle with! Hear what they have to say, ask them questions, and get your books autographed.  Plus a Writers & Books Writing Workshop, Teen Film Festival Showing, Drawing Workshop, Teen Author Panel, and more! And all of this is FREE to attend thanks to many sponsoring partners, including the Friends of Penfield Public Library. Check out further details at www.tbflive.org.
Authors: Laurie Halse Anderson *Jay Asher*Jonathan Auxier*Paolo Bacigalupi*Charles Benoit*Ann Brashares*Cecil Castellucci*Joelle Charbonneau*Alexandra Coutts*Gina Damico*Simone Elkeles*Lisa Greenwald*Ellen Hopkins*A.S. King*Alethea Kontis*E. Lockhart*Alex London*Michelle Madow* Lauren Myracle*G. Neri*Nancy Ohlin*Marie Rutkoski*Tess Sharpe*Neal Shusterman*Andrew Smith*Megan Spooner*Aaron Starmer *Margaret Stohl*Cristin Terrill*Terry Trueman*
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Penfield Public Library

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Monday, May 19, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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Grades 6-12
Fans of the card game have been meeting up once a month to play the game and trade cards. The library provides the space, free refreshments, and a booster pack raffle! Registration is not required
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Penfield Public Library

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Time
2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
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Grades 9-12
We will have the PS3 and Wii set up along with fun building challenges involving spaghetti and marshmallows, ice, and paper skyscrapers. Prizes will be awarded. Registration is not required
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Penfield Public Library

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Thursday, May 22, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
The Truth and Consequences of Driving Distractions Presented by the Monroe County Office of Traffic Safety
Thursday, May 22 10:30-11:30 am
For homeschoolers age 13-18 and their families
A presentation on how poor choices through distraction and inexperience can lead to tragic outcomes.  We will discuss the truth of risky driving behaviors, how they lead to crashes, including the physics of reaction and stopping times. Also showing the consequences from trauma on the body and the realities of a trauma resuscitation, hospitalization, and rehabilitation.  Offering alternatives to many peer-pressure related scenarios when teens are passengers and drivers in motor vehicles. Registration is required and begins May 1.
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Penfield Public Library

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Time
2:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Grades 9-12
This is our last Anime Club of this school year! We will celebrate by watching the new Hayao Miyazaki/ Studio Ghibli film The Wind Rises. Candy sushi making is also on the agenda, and of course we will serve Ramen noodles! Registration is not required.
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Important Messages
8/7 And the winner of the giant SHARK is: Sam Reisinger!
The winner of the giant CLOWNFISH is: Maggie Dow!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Enjoy the rest of your summer everyone and thanks for playing the Beneath the Surface Summer Reading Game!

7/31 This week's winners are: DUNCAN KINSMAN, JUSTIN LONG, and SOPHIE MOON. Congratulations! Next Wednesday we will have the final Beneath the Surface prize drawings for the remote control shark and clownfish. You must have a minimum of 10 hours read to be eligible. The drawing will be held at the Trashion Show which starts at 7:00 pm, all are welcome to attend this special event!

7/24 PATTI CARPENTER, MERJEMA PURAK, and MATTHEW SCHWAB, you are this week's Prize Package winners!

7/17 This week's Prize Package winners are: REBECCA MURRAY, SAMMY RUFO, and MADELAYNE STANBERRY-BEALE! Yay!! There are still two more weeks of Prize Packages to be given away, plus the grand prize remote control Shark and Clownfish, so keep on playing.

7/10 Announcing this week's Prize Package winners! They are:
CHELSEA AKINS, RACHEL PETERSON, and JOSIE WALSH. Congratulations!

7/3 Jamie Argento, Cynthia Kinsman,and Hannah Seppala are all this week's winners! They get to choose prize packages from the display case. As always,the first to get here gets first choice! Don't forget that everyone who has signed up to play this game gets the weekly prize coupon from the Info Desk. Just stop by there and tell the librarian you are playing the game. This week's prize coupon is for Applebees and last week's coupon was for Adventure Landing (there are plenty of these available, so if you didn't get one last week you can get it this week). The Giant Tape Ball will be in the Teen Area from 3-4, and don't forget to sign up for some upcoming Wednesday night programs (tonight is Mehndi Tattoos and Trashion Ideas, 7/10 is Terrariums, 7/17 is Tops Cooking School).

6/30 The Giant Tape Ball of Treasures will NOT be available this Monday, July 1 as originally scheduled. We apologize! It will be available all other Mondays in July from 5-9 pm, as well as all Tuesdays in July from 2:30-4:30 pm and Wednesdays from 3-4 pm. If you are wondering what the Giant Tape Ball is, it is exactly what it sounds like! You get to dig into it and keep any prizes dug out before Mrs Grills or a teen volunteer rolls doubles with a pair of dice. To be eligible for a chance with the Giant Tape Ball, simply write and share at least one book review on this site during the prior week.

6/26 And the Week 1 Raffle Winners are... Aamir Arshad, Natalie Costanza, and Kelly Furst! Congratulations! Please come to the Information Desk to claim your Prize Packages. Thanks for logging those minutes everyone. Don't forget that if you wrote a book review you may dig beneath the surface of the Giant Tape Ball of Treasures today (Wednesday) from 3-4 in the Teen Area (if you didn't already dig into it this week). Another reminder is that we have a FANTASTIC artist, Chris Pallace, coming tonight at 7 pm to teach a drawing class on Steampunk characters and spaces are still open.

6/19 Welcome to the BENEATH THE SURFACE Summer Reading Game! If you have any questions about using this program, please contact teen services librarian Lyla Grills at lgrills@libraryweb.org or (585) 340-8720.

There are three ways to win prizes:

The first way is by logging the time you spend reading. You can read almost anything: books, comics, magazines, etc. Listening to audiobooks counts. Reading aloud to someone or listening to someone read aloud counts, too. The time you add to your log should be from any reading you did on or after the date you registered for this program. Every hour of reading you log counts as an entry into a weekly raffle, so the more you read, the greater your chances are of winning! The raffles will take place on Wednesdays (6/26, 7/3, 7/10,7/17, 7/24, and 7/31) at about 1:30 pm. Prize packages are on display in the teen area and if you win you get to come in and choose your prize package (first come, first served). Winners will be notified by email and their names will be posted on this website and in the library. Everyone who logs at least 10 hours total over the summer is eligible to win a grand prize Air Swimmers remote control shark or clownfish, and this drawing will be held on 8/7 at 7:00 pm at the "Trashion Show" event. Winners need not be present at any of the drawings. Winners may claim prizes at the library's Information Desk. Participants may only win one prize package, but are still eligible for the grand prizes (as long as they have at least 10 hours total logged).

The second way to get prizes involves our Giant Tape Ball of Treasures. Each week you choose to post one or more book reviews on the site will allow you the chance to dig "Beneath the Surface" of this Giant Tape Ball of Treasures. The times the Giant Tape Ball of Treasures will be available are: Mondays from 5-9 pm, Tuesdays from 2:30-4:30 pm, and Wednesdays from 3-4 pm (beginning June 24).

The third way to get a prize is simply by coming into the library each week. Stop by the Information Desk, say you are playing the BENEATH THE SURFACE SUMMER READING GAME, and are there to claim the weekly prize. A different prize coupon will be available each week, beginning Monday, June 24.
Reviews
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Title
NERDS: the Cheerleaders of Doom
Author
Michael Buckley
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Review
This book is about a girl spy going on a mission to be a cheerleader! I like how she is going on a mission to be something that she does not like. I identify with her as she has many siblings who fight a lot.  Click here to see if this book is available from the library!
Click here to see if this book is available from the library!
Title
I Funny
Author
James Patterson
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Review
I Funny is a really good book. It has a lot of good jokes. It is about a kid in a wheelchair who wants to be a comedian and enters a contest for Long Island's "Planet's Funniest Kid Comic." He also has to deal with a bully who will still punch him even if he is in a wheelchair. You should read it.  Click here to see if this book is available from the library!
Click here to see if this book is available from the library!
Title
Breaking Dawn
Author
Stephenie Meyer
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Review
I thought the Twilight series was mildly interesting, but not very. The characters were not very complex or intriguing, a bit 2D. For example, Bella seems to not be very good at anything, yet she attracts two very handsome teenagers. She doesn't seem to have any hobbies or striking qualities besides being resistant to vampire powers that look into her mind.
I just thought the plot was basic and there was nothing particularly "popping" out of the story that made it special compared to other teen romance or vampire novels. I gave it a 3 because I finished reading but I don't think I'd read it again.  Click here to see if this book is available from the library!
Click here to see if this book is available from the library!
Title
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Author
Stephen Chbosky
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Review
Overall, the book was interesting and not boring. I would suggest having completed freshman year of high school for a frame of reference before reading the book though.
This book was intriguing and is exactly what the title says. It explains how Charlie is a wallflower and observes everyone. It's a collection of letters Charlie sends a friend he doesn't know but thinks is a good person. And you can relate to Charlie, sometimes with his actions or thoughts or the people he knows or just the ones he mentions in passing. No one can relate completely to Charlie and that's part of the magic of it because everyone in the story is different and Charlie's letters show it. It's also a book that is multilayered. You can read it the first time and just take it for face value. Then you can read it again, see the characters with more understanding and get a different meaning out of it, one that's a little deeper. It just depends on your mindset when you read the book as to how much you get out of it. There's no real plot to the story except for Charlie's self discovery and life journey through freshman year, so the characters are well developed. The way that the author writes just makes it seem like Charlie is really sending you letters and you are reading them. Part of the anonymity of Charlie's life, the nondescript names, places and nonspecific setting details, really allows the reader to feel like they know Charlie and aren't just a complete foreigner to his world. Charlie's world is just like your world except the specifics are different. There are people with similar roles, which is different than similar people, and there similar problems, relationships and general events.
Through the year the book takes place, it doesn't seem like Charlie changes much, or learns anything, but when you think about, he does. Just like in your life, most of the time it seems nothing changes, but things do, ever so slowly.
It's just when you reflect on things the you truely realize all that happens. That basically is what the perks of being a wallflower is, Charlie reflecting on his life.
There is so much you can take away from this novel, if you want, like "everyone's special" to "I'm glad that didn't happen to me", it really just matters what your looking for and who you are.  Click here to see if this book is available from the library!
ISBN
1451696191
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Title
How I survived Middle School can you get an f in lunch
Author
Nancy Krulik
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Review
A girl named Jenny enters middle school for the first time, thinking it will be a blast. Then only to find that her best friend has joined the popular girls. Jenny now alone tries to find her true friends. Read the How I survived Middle school series by Nancy Krulik  Click here to see if this book is available from the library!
Title
UnEnchanted
Author
Chandra Hahn
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Review
Mina Grime has lived her whole life shying away from the spotlight. Whenever something odd happens, her mother whisks her away to a new town and life. After Mina saves her crush from a factory accident, her mother relents to tell her why this all happens. She is a Grimm, and the family curse has started. In order to survive, Mina must finish over 200 fairytales that come to life in her own world, and defeat the Story once and for all, as her ancestors, including her father, were all unable to do. First in an ongoing series.
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Title
City of Lies
Author
Lian Tanner
Rating
Review
When her friend Bonnie is kidnapped by slavers. Goldie and Toadspit must travel to Spoke to attempt to save her. Can they avoid the slavers and finagle their way through the lies and deceit?  Click here to see if this book is available from the library!
Click here to see if this book is available from the library!
Title
E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth's Core
Author
William Joyce
Rating
Review
It was a good book about good versus evil. My favorite character was the Pooka E. Aster Bunnymund. I liked it when we find out that the evil character wasn't always evil.  Click here to see if this book is available from the library!
Click here to see if this book is available from the library!
Title
Big Nate Goes For Broke
Author
Lincoln Peirce
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Review
Mighty Jefferson Middle School ALWAYS wins. Then Nate decides it/s time to go frome zeroes to heroes! Will Nate crack under the pressure of the Ultimate Snowdown? Or lead P.S. 38 to its biggest victory ever?  Click here to see if this book is available from the library!
Title
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Author
J.K. Rowling
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