ANNOUNCEMENT:

Due to construction, the Ralph Ellison Library and Southern Oaks Library are providing curbside services only until further notice. Watch our website for updates about their reopening.

NOTICE:

All Metro Library locations are in the "Grab & Go" stage. In this stage, customers can come into a library to use a computer, print/copy/fax/scan, and briefly browse the shelves. Masks are required for entry into library facilities with no exceptions. Customers without a mask will be served by curbside service only. Click here for more information.

Teentober

 

About TeenTober

TeenTober is a nationwide celebration hosted by libraries every October to celebrate teens and their home with libraries. We're promoting year-round teen library services and the exciting ways these services help teens learn new skills and fuel their passions in and outside the library. We invite teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms - books, magazines, eBooks, comics, audiobooks and more. Also, our libraries currently offer all kinds of virtual programs just for teens. TeenTober is here to promote these programs, share the fun of YA literature, and raise awareness of how much our libraries value teens! 

Parents, studies show that reading for fun improves students' test scores. It's also important to talk about reading with family and friends. You can model this behavior by asking your kids what they are reading, visiting the library, and making reading a part of your daily routine.

Find something new to read, explore our resources, or sign up for a virtual program today!

Upcoming Teentober Events

K-12 Take Home Kit: DIY Día de Muertos Nicho

All Day10/26 - 11/1
Almonte Library
Library Branch: Almonte Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Almonte)
Age Group: Kids, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Cultural Experiences, DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:
Create your own Nicho box, or three dimensional shadowbox frame inspired by the Latin American holiday Dia de los Muertos. All supplies are included. Kits are first come, first serve. ...

Digital Escape Room and Papercraft (Oddities & Curiosities in October)

10/28 @ 9:00am
to
10/31 @ 5:00pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Offsite (Northwest)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Science & STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Description:
Make a horde of haunted paper pals with this Halloween papercraft! Pre-printed papercraft kits are one per teen (ages 12-18) and can be picked up at Northwest Library from Wednesday October 28 through Saturday October 31 during curbside pickup ho...

"Escape from Dystopia"

October 29, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Warr Acres Library
Registration
Library Branch: Warr Acres Library
Room: Zoom (Warr Acres)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Books & Reading
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 26
Event Description:
If after a disastrous event you were trapped inside an abandoned building. How would you escape? Join us as we tackle the task via Zoom. Come in and pick up the clues to solve the puzzles from home. Kit pick-up will be from Thursday October 22nd ...

Disclaimer(s)

We can only guarantee one kit per registrant.  If you have multiple children needing a kit, please register them individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Do not use the Special Notes section to add additional registrants.  

Thank you for your help!

This event is an online event offered through video and web conferencing software.  If you register for this program, you will be emailed the link to connect digitally.   Please note, you may need to install an app or computer application to attend this program.  If you have any issues connecting, please reach out to askalibrarian@metrolibrary.org.

Bob Ross Paint Night

October 29, 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Zoom (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Event Description:
Relive the magic of Bob Ross and paint your own masterpiece! Join us for this one time painting program. This program will take place virtually. All teens ages 12-18 are welcome. Material pick up will take place at Southern Oaks Library....
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2021 High School Sequoyah Masterlist

For 9th - 12th grade students.

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

Return to the Raven Cycle universe for this captivating beginning to the Dreamer trilogy. Declan, Ronan and Matthew Lynch know about dreamers. When these brothers intersect with Hennessey and Jordan, girls who are struggling with creativity and identity, each one encounters a painful past while threats to their future close in.

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Birthday by Meredith Russo

Eric and Morgan sharing a birthday is the basis for their friendship and their lives being forever intertwined. Each birthday for six years, a glimpse into their lives reveals how grief, love, family dynamics, and discovering true sexual identity changes Eric and Morgan’s relationship.

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Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller

Rasmira trains to become a warrior and plans to follow her father’s footsteps and become Chief. Sabotaged during her warrior test, she is banished forever unless she can complete an impossible task: kill the god her village pays tribute to each year.

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Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay

High school senior Jay Reguero is devastated when he learns his cousin Jun was murdered in the Philippines as part of President Duterte’s war on drugs. Jay travels to Manila during his spring break to reconnect with family and investigate his cousin’s murder

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Catfishing on CatNet by Naomi Kritzer

Sixteen-year-old Steph has never lived in one place very long because of threats from her past, but is able to make friends through CatNet, a social media site that uses cat pictures as currency. When Steph is in danger, the sentient AI that admins CatNet comes to her rescue.

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A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Harper is a feisty heroine who was just trying to save a girl from a creepy guy on the street when she finds herself in a magical castle with a Prince who is under the spell of a cruel witch. He is cursed to relive the season of his 18th birthday over and over until he finds someone to fall in love with him. Oh, and also, he turns into a murderous beast and kills everyone in sight at the end of the season. No worries. It’s fine.

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Refraction by Naomi Hughes

A real window into the horrifying world of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Join black market mirror dealer Marty on his quest to find his brother after the fog arrives on earth, spawning Beings that shred humans in moments.

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Spin by Lamar Giles

DJ Parsec was a young DJ with real skill who was about to make it big until she was murdered on her deck before a big party. Kya was her best friend growing up, but they’ve kind of drifted apart. Fuse was the Queen of Parsec’s fan base. There is no love between them, but they are forced to work together to find Parsec’s killer before a group from the dark web comes for them.

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The How and the Why by Cynthia Hand

A series of letters written to her unborn child by a teen mother offer Cass McMurtrey a chance to find out about herself.

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Sorry for Your Loss by Jessie Ann Foley

Pup Flanagan is the youngest and the underdog of his 7 overachieving siblings. When his failing art grade lands him in hot water, he is surprised with a photography assignment that changes his perspective on life, love, and loss.

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Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt de la Peña

Clark Kent may seem like the boy next door, but his life is anything but simple. Mystery surrounds Mankins Corporation, so Clark partners with his friend, Lana Lang, hungry to learn the truth. Add in missing migrant workers, questionable politics, and questions about Clark’s own identity, and there is enough to keep even the Man of Steel busy.

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Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron

Brody feels completely disconnected from his family. When he befriends Nico and is introduced to Everland, Brody finds where he belongs. When doors across Everland begin closing permanently and his family life deteriorates even further, Brody realizes he must make a choice to stay with his family or remain in Everland forever.

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The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett

Theodora longs to hunt treasure with her father. When her biggest heartbreak arrives, exclaiming that her father went missing while searching for Vlad Dracul’s ring, Theodora must confront her perception of the past. Searching for clues across Europe while trying to save her family from a murderous secret society, Theodroa finds adventure and a new understanding of herself.

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With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Deciding what to do after high school is difficult, but Emoni Santiago knows what her passion is: cooking. When a new elective opens up, Emoni has to take Culinary Arts. However, Emoni has a daughter, Emma, and she relies on her Abuela for so much. Can Emoni find the balance between school, family, and her future, or what will she have to sacrifice?

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On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Brianna Jackson has one goal: become a rapper so she can support her struggling family. Unfortunately, Bri’s hit song about her assault by a security guard gets the wrong sort of attention. This forces her to take a stand not just for her dreams, but against systemic racism.

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Online Books, eBooks, and Graphic Novels

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Teen Audiobooks & eBooks

Search a catalog of fiction and nonfiction eBooks and audiobooks just for Teens. Audiobooks and eBooks from OverDrive can be checked out for 7 or 14 days (you choose!) and when the checkout period expires, they check themselves in so there are never any late fees! Directions on how to enjoy these audiobooks and eBooks on your device may be found on this page.

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Teen Comics & Graphic Novels

Just for comics and graphic novel fans! Browse our collection of digital comics and graphic books for teens and young adults from Overdrive.

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Databases & Research

A B C E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W

Career Cruising

Designed to help students assess their skills, develop a career plan and explore career and college options.

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College Blue Book

The College Blue Book is a guide to thousands of 2-and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada with detailed descriptions, including a listing of degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs.

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LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library contains study guides and practice tests to help you prepare for career- and school-related tests (GED, ACT, SAT, ASVAB, CDL, NCLEX-RN, etc), job and career resources to help you search for a job, write a resume, and guide you through the interview process, and self-paced tutorials for computer and internet basics as well as for popular software like Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc), Adobe Photoshop, and the Windows and Mac operating systems.

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Oklahoma Driving Practice Tests

Take practice tests for obtaining a driving permit, a motorcycle license or a commercial driver's license (CDL) in Oklahoma, get access the official driver's manual for each license, and search an FAQ with answers to over 100 questions about an Oklahoma driver's license.

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