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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!

Questions? Email us at

Maze Runner

Join Forest Lawn's Teen Advisory Group!

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Youth Read: Challenge Yourself!

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Are you tired of NOT winning prizes and meeting cool new people?

Has summer boredom already set in?!

Does a $250 mall gift card sound good to you?!?

Then you need to sign up for Youth Read 2014!

EVERY FRIDAY join Library staff and other teens to work on Youth Read challenges,
and you could win some amazing prizes!

Ages 13 to 17
Fridays, June 20 to Aug. 22
3 – 4 p.m. @ Forest Lawn Library

(AND at 5 other locations throughout the week!)
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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

Prom Dress Extravaganza!

Prom Dress Extravaganza!

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prom Dress

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.


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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