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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
We're mixing things up for our 10th anniversary. Try out the most unusual foods we found online. Scary food not your thing? Join us for a tasting of interesting sodas. 
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 30, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Come to the teen department each Friday afternoon for open gaming. Board games, card games, Wii, XBOX ONE, and Minecraft. 
Location
Teen Department
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Time
5:30 PM
Description
Will you be able to figure out the clues to get out in time? Each session limited to 10 teens (6th-12th grade). 
Location
Conference Room - Alabama Green Industry side
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Will you be able to figure out the clues to get out in time? Each session limited to 10 teens (6th-12th grade). 
Location
Conference Room - Alabama Green Industry side
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 07, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Come to the teen department each Friday afternoon for open gaming. Board games, card games, Wii, XBOX ONE, and Minecraft. 
Location
Teen Department
Library
North Shelby Library

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Date
Monday, July 10, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Create a 3D project we will print for you. Your item will be available to pick up at the Teen Summer Reading End Party on July 21. Space is limited.
Location
Teen Department
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 10, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Come to the teen department for an evening of anime and snacks. The audience will pick what we watch. Cosplay is welcome! 
June 12 -- Plus art challenge!
July 10 -- Plus origami!
Location
Teen Department
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Control a computer with a banana, high-fives, water, and other unusual objects. Registration required. 
Location
Teen Department
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Control a computer with a banana, high-fives, water, and other unusual objects. Registration required. 
Location
Teen Department
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Registration for summer reading closes Thursday, July 13 at 11:59 pm for children and teens. Participants must be registered for the program in order to be eligible to win prizes.  
Library
All Locations

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Date
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
A book club devoted to graphic novels and manga. We'll share with each other what we've been reading and get suggestions about what to read for next month. Snacks will be served.  
Location
Teen Department
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Who will reign supreme? Compete against other teens to see who can make it through Coconut Mall the fastest in Mario Kart and who will come out on top in Super Smash Bros. Prizes! Register to make the brackets. 
Location
Teen Department
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 14, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Come to the teen department each Friday afternoon for open gaming. Board games, card games, Wii, XBOX ONE, and Minecraft. 
Location
Teen Department
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Use your own bricks to make an original (not from a kit) creation to be judged by our all-star judges. Registration required. View a rules and information sheet on our website. For more information, read rules and guidelines here. Lego Competition FAQ's
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
YA author Anne Riley prepares teens to write their novel: characters, plot, and pacing.

Location
Conference Room - Alabama Green Industry side
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Create a short film using stop motion animation! Registration required. 
Location
Teen Department
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Create a short film using stop motion animation! Registration required. 
Location
Teen Department
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
 Create art with the help of a professional. Planned by the Teen Leadership Council. Space is limited. 
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Thursday, July 20 is the last day to log books for the Children's and Teen Summer Reading Programs. Logging ends at 11:59 pm. 
Library
All Locations

Title
Date
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Battle in the Library! Bring your own Nerf gun. We'll provide the cover & prize! 
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 21, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Computer Animation Workshop film festival and inflatable bumper wrestling! Top Readers, Grand Prize Winner, and Audience Favorite Film will be announced. Door prizes will be given out. Food will be served. 
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Try out virtual reality with Google Cardboard & Oculus Rift and turn your smartphone into a hologram projector. Bring a smartphone or tablet if able. Registration required. 
Location
Teen Department
Library
North Shelby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Try out virtual reality with Google Cardboard & Oculus Rift and turn your smartphone into a hologram projector. Bring a smartphone or tablet if able. Registration required. 
Location
Teen Department
Library
North Shelby Library

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Important Messages
2017 Grand Prize: Nintendo SWITCH


New this summer!
6th-12th graders registered for the Teen Summer Reading program can earn up to five extra grand prize entries by completing community service hours. 1 hour = 1 entry.
Use the Community Service Sheet in the links to the left or bring in a letter from the organization.
Service must be completed between May 22 and July 13, 2017. Forms/letters accepted in the teen department until July 20 at 8 pm.

Week One Prize Winner: Asa J.

Week Two Prize Winner: Caitlyn W.

Week Three Prize Winner: Lindsay C.

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Week Five Prize Winner:

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Week Seven Prize Winner:



Other prizes donated by: Airwalk, Birmingham Barons, Flip Side Watersports, Oak Mountain Lanes, and Southern Theatres.

Reviews
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Review
I thought the songs on this CD were very classic, traditional gospel. I knew a few of the eleven songs. My favorite was,"It's Alright, It's Okay" The use of the group choir was cool. Ultimately I thought it could have been better.
Title
FiIl This House
Author
Shirley Caesar
Rating
Material
Album
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Review
This CD was very good. I liked it. This is because it was inspirational and empowering. I only knew one song out of the twelve but it was still amazing. It was traditional gospel. I liked this CD very much.
Title
The Life Project
Author
Jekalyn Carr
Rating
Material
Album
Review
Just like disk one, this CD was amazing. I think it had some future classics on it as well. One of the songs I liked was "Standing Outside The Fire". It encourages you to get involved in life and not just watch. However, some of the songs blended together for me. Ultimately I thought this was an amazing continuation of disc one.
Title
The Ultimate Hits:Disc Two
Author
Garth Brooks
Rating
Material
Album
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Review
This Movie was very good. It was very similar to the book. However, it focused more heavily on Civil Rights than the book, which I liked. The plot is the same as the book but, when watched, it seems original. It is about Kenny and his family taking his troublemaker of a brother to Alabama to "shape up or ship out". They do this right in the heart of the Civil Right era. I really liked it. I recommend it to anyone who likes history, Civil Rights, or likes a good movie.
Title
The Watsons Go to Birmingham
Author
Kenny Leon
Rating
Material
Movie