Monthly Archives: May 2009

Congratulations to our new board members!

Congratulations to our newly voted in board members!

Vice President – Emily Williams  and  Co-Secretary-Michelle DiPino

Teen Advisory Board meetings are for all interested teens! Our next meeting will be held at the library on June 5th at 2:30pm. Spread the word!

Welcome new members: Natalie R.,  Michelle D. , and Sydney P.

TAB Notes

5th Meeting: 5/15/09
Next Meeting: June 5th
New Members: Natalie Richards, Michelle DiPino, and Sydney Pheonix
Back-ups: VP- Emily Williams; Co-Secretary-Michelle DiPino
Movie Night:
May 29th (set up at 5:30)
Who can come: Spencer,Michelle,Savannah, Natalie (only set-up), Emily (maybe,but can set up)
Who can’t/ maybe: Steve (maybe),Amanda(maybe),Bri (maybe), Nadia (maybe)
Spencer and Steve will play instruments before and after show.
TAB Logo
only one submission so far :p
Natalie will give more flyers to Ms. McConnell
Summer Activities:
Lego Building: run by Spencer; new building themes each week
Writing Club(?)
Poetry Reading
Suggested Books:
Dreamhunter Duet by Elizabeth Knox
Writing Website
is up and running
send submissions to
needs more submissions and publicity
Objectives for Next Meeting:
find more helpers for movie night
fundraising ideas
should we continue over the summer?

Wake by Lisa McMann

Wake by Lisa McMann
Most people don’t remember their own dreams, but Janie Hannagan remembers them. Ever since she was little, she has had the ability to slip into dreams that were not her own. The problem is that she doesn’t know how to control it. Whenever someone falls asleep in study hall, she is sucked into their dream. She keeps this ability a secret- well, she does until her neighbor Cabel Strumheller sees- and remembers her- in one of his dreams. Now Janie is overloaded by her mixed feelings about Cabel, finding scholarships for college, and trying to handle her power. This is the first book of McMann’s trilogy. At first the story was a little slow, but it soon picked up pace and my interest. The characters are lovable, and the dialogue is witty. It didn’t have too much of a climax, but I’m sure there will be more to come in the next two books. I definitely recommend this to anyone who likes science fiction or modern fantasy stories.-Amanda M.

Dreamhunter Duet by Elizabeth Knox

Dreamhunter Duet Books by Elizabeth Knox
These two books take place an alternate universe in New Zealand around the early 1900’s. This world is very similar to our own, with one exception, a invisible world called The Place. This mysterious world is only accessible to a select few called Dreamhunters. In The Place, Dreamhunters are able to catch dreams and present them to the ordinary world as a form of entertainment. Cousins Laura Hame and Rose Tiebold are related to the most famous Dreamhunters, so everyone expects that they will both succeed in their Try (a ceremony in which people 15 and older see if they can enter The Place). Unexpectedly, the more reserved and passive of the two, Laura, succeeds while Rose who is more confident and strong doesn’t. Now both try to deal with their new unexpected futures as well as the frightening dreams Laura experiences. How close are these dreams to reality? At first I found the books a little slow to read, the beginning was a little boring and hard to understand, but as the plot advanced, I couldn’t get enough of it. The characters are so realistic, filled with their quirks, flaws,and strengths, and the plot was filled with action, twists and suspense. After I finished the second book, I was sad that it ended. This is an excellent series and I really recommend it.-Amanda M.

Teen Artist of the Month- May

Jon Greenberg and his photography – see more of Jon’s photos at

Teen Artist of the Month- April

Multi Media Paintings a hit!
Multi Media Paintings a hit!

 Phil Fontaine III and his paintings.

Post your writing on Inner Ramblings!

Writers! Don’t forget to share your work on our companion site “Inner Ramblings”


Thanks to Nadia M. for the suspenseful short story. Can’t wait for the next installment!