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Book Challenge: The Maze Runner

Book Challenge: The Maze Runner

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Maze Runner

The Maze Runner, By James Dashner

Imagine yourself as Thomas, an average 16 year old teen who wakes up in the lift. As the lift slowly ascends to the top, he can only remember one thing, his name.

As the giant steel door slides open, all he could see are the blank stares of other male teenagers his age staring back at him. Who were these people? Why were they sent there?

The Glade is what the rest of the teens call "home." It's a very bizarre place where no adults have stepped foot. The only way out of the Glade is to enter an ever-changing maze. However, no one has ever made it out alive. They have limited time to solve the puzzles before time runs out.

Will Thomas be able to unlock the mystery behind those stone walls? Time is ticking...

What's inside the maze will soon be set free...

Remember. Survive. Run.

After you read the book, come join us on November 5th for the Ultimate Book Challenge!

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Maze Runner

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Teen Afterschool Presents: Mortal Instruments — City of Bones!

Teen Afterschool Presents: Mortal Instruments — City of Bones!

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City of Bones

Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Book 1)

Author: Cassandra Clare (2007)

What if you could see things that other people can’t see? What if you witnessed a murder, but no one else would believe you because the dead body just disappeared into thin air?


Who can you tell? Who can you trust?

 Clary Fray is a fifteen year old teenager living a normal life, just like any ordinary teen in New York City. However, she did not expect that a night out at the Pandemonium Club would change her life forever. What Clary doesn’t know all these years may have been keeping her safe from the unknown.


Catch the series here at the library!

Book Six: City of Heavenly Fire Comes out May 27, 2014!

Book Five: City of Lost Souls

Book Four: City of Fallen Angels

Book Three: City of Glass

Book Two: City of Ashes (Movie coming out!)

Join us at the Forest Lawn Library during Youth Week for our Mortal Instruments: City of Bones party!!

Get ready to train like a shadowhunter, design and make your own temporary runes, and how can we forget about some trivia!

**Prizes will be available**

Date: April 23, 2014

Time: 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Forest Lawn Library

*Don't forget to dress up as your favorite Shadowhunter*

We are looking for teens who are interested in decorating our space to portray the "Pandemonium Club." If you are interested, please send us an email!

Any questions can be sent to us via:

Youth Week: City of Bones

Earn a FREE bike!

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Bike Club

Teens will participate in an 8 week course held once a week at the Forest Lawn Library where they will develop leadership and teamwork skills as well as bike mechanics!

Open to all teens between ages 11-17

Teens will meet on Mondays where they will receive a healthy snack, play games and discuss daily lessons (community, leadership, self-esteem) and bike mechanics (fixing a tire, gear adjustments, chains, brakes, etc)

All the tools and bikes will be provided

Teens that attend all 8 sessions will receive a FREE BIKE, a brand new LOCK and HELMET!

April 28

May 5, 12, 26

June 2, 9, 16 and 23

4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Forest Lawn Library

Register at the library or email us your name and number

The last week of Teen Afterschool: Dec 16-19

The last week of Teen Afterschool: Dec 16-19

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Teen Afterschool

Hi guys, Here’s what we are doing for the week of December 16th to December 19th. Stop by Monday to Thursday from 4:00 to 5:30pm. Study space (and snacks) are available as well.

Monday December 16th – Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament and Video Gaming

Yu-Gi-Oh – Special Announcement: Since this is the last tournament of the year, everyone who participates will automatically get a FREE BOSTER PACK


Don’t have a Yu-Gi-Oh deck ? Don’t worry about it, we have 3 loaners you can sign out. Don’t know how to play? Someone can teach you.

*Be there at 4:00 sharp if you want to enter


Video Gaming – I know you guys will be on break soon and will probably be glued to your gaming systems (I know I will when I’m on vacation) but until then, we’ve got your gaming fix. Fifa 13, Halo 4, Super Smash Bros., Just Dance, Wipeout, and tons of other games await you today. If you have 2 broken thumbs or couldn’t care less about video games, we have computers and board games as well.

Tuesday December 17th – Two Wheel View Bike Club

Bike Repair

This will be the sixth week of our bike club and the final week before your winter break. Don’t worry, we’ll pick up again in January once your back in school. If you’re not registered in the program, you’re out of luck for this time. We are taking registration for the next session which starts in February however. If you’re tired of walking everywhere and want to earn a FREE BIKE (possibly even an armored quadricycle) to ride around on in style, let Liz or Trevor know and we can add you to the list.


Wednesday December 18th –Giant Jenga and Video Games


Giant Jenga – The Jenga set in this picture is actually 100% to scale. Yes, it is really that big! The man in the picture however, is only 3 feet tall. On a normal person, our Giant Jenga comes up to your waist (which is still pretty impressive). And while it hasn’t outright attacked anyone like in the picture above, it has come down hard a few times though and nearly taken kids out. Bring your hard hats and steel toe boots if you’ll be participating.

Video gaming Here’s your second dose of video games for the week. Xbox, Wii, boardgames, and computers are all available for those afraid of falling Jenga blocks.

Thursday December 19th – HOLIDAY PARTY!!!!

Tis’ the season to be jolly. And what’s jollier than some FREE PIZZA and FREE GIFTS? If you’re feeling in the festive mood, come by the library for our wrap-up Holiday Party. We’ll have crafts to get crafty with and an Xmas movie (Xmas not X-Men) to watch while you chow down on your pizza. We will also have a gift-exchange for the first 20 or so of you who arrive.


Sure there are some goofy joke gifts but there will also be some pretty great stuff to open (or steal) including EBgames and Cineplex giftcards.


Teen Afterschool Nov 18-21

Teen Afterschool Nov 18-21

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Teen Afterschool

Stop by Monday to Thursday from 4:00 to 5:30pm. Study space (and snacks) are available as well.

Monday November 18th

Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament and Video Gaming


Yu-Gi-Oh – Test your Yu-Gi-Oh skills in our single elimination challenge. Winners get prizes including booster packs.

Bonus Challenge: Alright, so no one came dressed up as a Yu-Gi-Oh character which was pretty disappointing.

I have a new challenge for you...

Play an entire game using dramatic poses like the above pic. Every time you play a card, you have to shout the spell’s name is a stern and serious voice…ideally while keeping a straight face. Do that and you’ll win a prize (which may or may not be a high-five).

Don’t have a deck ? Don’t worry about it, we have 3 loaners you can sign out. Don’t know how to play? Someone can teach you.

*Be there at 4:00 sharp if you want to enter*


Gaming – Gooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaal!!!!

(Halo 4, WWE 13, and a slew of Wii games are available as well if soccer ain’t your thing.

Tuesday November 19th

Two Wheel View Bike Club

Monkey on Bike

Welcome to week 2 of our bike club. If you’re not registered, you’re out of luck for this time. If you are registered, I’m happy to report that you’ll each earn a brand new chimpanzee with your bicycle. As seen in the picture above (hat not included).

If you’re not among the lucky ones who’ll be earning a monkey and a bicycle, grab a snack and sign out a board game from the front desk.

Thursday November 21st

Food Challenge at Bob Bahan Pool

Free food at the pool today! You know what they say about free food don’t you? It’s awesome! It doesn’t matter what it is. As long as it’s free and edible, it’s awesome! That’s why Costco is the greatest store on earth, free samples.

If you too are a free food aficionado, come by the pool at 4:00 pm (or meet us at the library at 3:45 to head over with us).

Mystery Dish

Wednesday November 20th

Going Places and Video Games

Going Places – These aren’t your grandma’s board games. No, these games are the real deal my friend. There’s no lame “pass go and collect $200” shenanigans here. Each game has you travelling or building a pathway to reach victory (oh…Going Places, now I get it).

If you’re sick of regular “bored” games these are sure to get you going…places (joke, har har).

By the way, Settlers of Catan is AMAZING!

Video games The Xbox and the Wii will also be set up for those who are too foolish to play one of the amazing board games to your right-->.

Board Games

Board Games

Teen Afterschool for November 4-7

Teen Afterschool for November 4-7

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Hi guys,

Here’s what’s happening for the week of November 4th to November 7th. Stop by Monday to Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:30pm.

Teen Afterschool

**Special Info**

Yu-Gi-Oh tournaments changing to Mondays – Hi guys, starting next week, bike club will be switching to Tuesdays. That means that Yu-Gi-Oh will be switching to Mondays. The first Monday tournament will be on Monday, November 18th.

Monday November 4th – Author Reading - Cecil Castellucci and FREE PIZZA!

BookcoverRose sees red

Alright, listen up guys as today will be a pretty cool event. Award winning author (and director and musician) Cecil Castellucci will be coming to teen afterschool to tell you a bit about herself and her work. She’s written a ton of novels and graphix for teens and is sure to have some exciting things to say. As a bonus, anyone who attends will score some free pizza!

Wednesday November 6th – Gaming

Wednesday bike club is finished so we’re opening the basement up for other stuff. This week we’ll be having gaming. I know that Fifa has been crazy popular lately but we do have Halo 4, WWE 14, and a slew of Wii games as well. Computers will also be available.

Tuesday November 5th – Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament and LEGO Power

Yu-Gi-OhTest your skills and your deck in a single elimination challenge. Winners get prizes including booster packs.

Don’t have a deck? Don’t worry about it, we have 3 loaners you can sign out. Don’t know how to play? Someone can teach you.

Note: An automatic win to anyone who dresses like the guy (or possibly girl…) above!


LEGO Power What’s better than LEGO building blocks? How about LEGO Powers! Like…super powers! You could control Lego with your mind! Or have the speed and strength of 10 LEGO men! Or…be yellow! Wait a minute, come to think of it, LEGO powers sound pretty lame.

How about regular ol’ LEGO Power then (not powers). This involves gears, wheels, batteries and other mechanisms which you can use to create some pretty nifty machines. Yeah…much better than the Power of being yellow.

Note: We don’t actually have Star Wars Lego. I just though an out of work Lego Storm Trooper was funny.


Thursday November 7th Food Challenge at Bob Bahan Pool

Yeah, we know the library is cool. But so is the pool. They’ve got leather couches there for Pete’s sake! “For Pete’s sake” is kind of a funny saying isn’t it? Who is this Pete anyways? Why do we do or say things for his sake? Was he some guy that was particularly unlucky? Is that why things like leather couches happen for his sake? Like, he needs good things to make his terrible life better. Perhaps Pete is a dog. I sort of have a feeling he could be. Not that dogs would need leather couches or anything. All Pete the Dog would need is a good meal and a friendly pat on the head. And another thing I’ve never understood…whoops, I just realized this is a lengthy and somewhat moronic tangent. Sorry, let’s get back to the email.

Where was I again? Oh yeah, leather couches! And Free Food too! You can’t beat that so head over to the Pool House for 4:00 or meet at the library at 3:45 to head over with us.

TAS: October 14th to October 18th

TAS: October 14th to October 18th

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Monday October 14th – Thanksgiving: Library Closed



Hope you guys will be enjoying some at home. I myself intend to be in a turkey coma for much of the weekend. The library will be closed Monday though so don’t bother showing up!

Sleeping in haystack

Tuesday Oct. 15th – Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament and Photo Scavenger Hunt

Yu-Gi-Oh TournamentSorry if we threw you guys off by having it on Monday last week. The Yu-Gi-Oh tournament is back to it’s rightful Tuesday time slot. If you have a Yu-Gi-Oh deck come by and give it a shot. If you don’t have a deck, come by and use one of our loaners. If you don’t even know how to play Yu-Gi-Oh, come by for some free coaching. Tournament winners will get prizes including booster packs.

*Be there at 4:00 sharp if you want to enter*

Photo Scavenger Hunt If you’ve done this one in the past, you know how cool it is. Grab a digital camera, grab a sheet of “clues” that you have to photograph, and go hunting. Maybe you’re taking a picture of specific sign, maybe you’re taking a picture of a “book face” that matches up with yours. Maybe you’re even taking pictures of yourself “Hadoukening” or “Vadering”. You’ll just have to show up to find out. Prizes for the team with the most interesting and creative photos.


Wednesday Oct. 16th – Two Wheel View Bike Club

This is the 6th week of our bike club. You know who you are if you’re registered. If not, sadly it’s too late for this time around.


If you haven’t even heard of the program, it’s a bike mechanics course where you will actually earn a bike. Yes, that’s right, a FREE BIKE! With pedals and handle bars and stuff!

If you didn’t make it in this time around, we are currently filling up the waiting list for the session starting in November. Let either Trevor or Liz know if you’re interested.

Thursday Oct. 17th – Haunted House!!!!

haunted house

Alright, so Thursday is a pretty big deal. We will be making a haunted house in the basement. Some of you were involved last year and know what to expect. We’re going bigger and badder this time though so if you think you have the chops to make something scary, come by to lend a hand. Everything will be left up for a few days so you’ll have ample opportunity to get your scare on.


TAS: What's happening this week Oct7-10

TAS: What's happening this week Oct7-10

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Howdy everyone,

Here’s what’s going on for the week of October 7th to October 10th. Stop by any day from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., grab a snack, and hang out.

Study space is available as well on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Monday Oct. 7th – Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament and Gaming

***Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament***

Take special note, the Yu-gi-oh tournament will be on Monday this week! We have a special event on the Tuesday so we’re doing it earlier. If you know of anyone who normally shows for these, make sure you pass the word along.

Yu Gi Oh Cards


Gaming again this Monday. Make sure you brush up on your Halo skills, you never know when a gaming tournament might pop up. There are board games and computers as well for anyone who doesn’t dig video gaming.


Tuesday Oct. 8th – Time to Choose Career Workshop

Who do you want to be? Where do you want to go with your life? It’s never too early to start thinking about your future. Let’s talk about your options.

Learn about online resources to help teens investigate careers and explore post-secondary education programs across Canada.


***FREE PIZZA will be provided for those who attend this workshop***


Wednesday Oct. 9th – Two Wheel View Bike Club

This is the 5th week of our bike mechanics course. If you are not registered for this class already, you unfortunately can’t participate. If you haven’t heard of the program, it’s a bike mechanics course where you will actually earn a free bike. Yes, that’s right, a FREE BIKE! You could pedal everywhere, no more boring walking! We’re taking registration for the next sessions so if you’re interested, let either Trevor or Liz know. Last I heard, there was still one spot available…


If you’re not registered for the bike club, don’t worry. Ask at the front desk and you can sign out a board game and get a snack.

Thursday Oct. 10th – Food Challenge at Bob Bahan Pool

That’s right, the program is being held at the pool today! There were a ton of people last week and I heard the waffles were delicious. And seriously, what’s better than free food? Head over there for 4:00 or meet at the library at 3:45 to head over with us. Just make sure you wait a half hour before swimming or you could probably die or something. I wonder if that’s actually true or just a myth?

Mystery Dish

What is Teen Afterschool?

What is Teen Afterschool?

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Calling all teens between the ages of 11-17!

The Teen Afterschool is back again! School's out and don't have any plans? We've got the solution for you. Every Monday to Thursday from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. we packed the basement with all sorts of programs to keep you away from boredom. With gaming, Yu-gi-oh tournaments, bike clubs (where you actually earn a bike!), art contests, food challenges, and special events, there’s sure to be something you’re into.

If you like to know what's happening at the library each week, you can subscribe to our email list by signing up at the Forest Lawn Library.


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