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Teen Study Hall & ACT Practice Test (Click to sign up)

12-19-2016

Teen Study HallJanuary 21, 12-5p.

Busy preparing for finals? We're opening the Central Library Friends Room as a study space exclusively for teens!

We also have an ACT Practice Test Saturday - January 28, 930a-130a

Sharpen your test-taking skills with a free, ...

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Student Resources with Lynda.com

03-23-2016

Need tutorials for SAT Prep, study skills, information literacy, Google App, time management, research paper, memory, speed reading or help learning software? Try Lynda.com. With your library card, you can access Lynda.com's enormous library whether it's academic or just for fun.

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Ace your finals!

01-14-2016

Busy preparing for finals? We're opening the Central Library Friends Room as a study space exclusively for teens on:

Saturday, January 23rd 10am-5pm
Sunday, January 24th 12pm-4pm

You bring your schoolwork and study pals, we'll provide WiFi and snacks! Don't forget to ...

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2016 ALA Award Winners Announced!

01-11-2016

This morning the American Library Association named their top picks in YA:

The Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults: "Bone Gap" by Laura Ruby (Honor books: "Out of Darkness" by Ashley Hope Perez and "The Ghosts of Hea

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Teen Media Lab & Sound Lab Open House!

12-08-2015

Join us next Tuesday, December 15th from 7pm-8pm for a special Teen Media Lab and Sound Lab Open House! Staff will provide an overview of the software and specialized resources available. This session is for teens and parents of teens who want to utilize the Labs.

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College Essay help Saturday, Nov 14 at 11am

11-09-2015

Working hard to get your college applications in this month? Don't forget to join us this weekend to learn tips and tricks to make your personal statement stand out from the rest. More info here.

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Need Help with College Test Prep and Essay Writing?

10-27-2015

NBPL has two events coming up to help

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Celebrate Teen Read Week!

10-18-2015
Today kicks off Teen Read Week! Celebrate the theme 'Get Away @ Your Library' by immersing yourself in a fantastical tale, sci-fi story, or scary read to get you in the Halloween mood.

Also, be sure to cast your vote for the 2015 Teens Top 10 YA books! Voting ends ...
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Banned Books Week 2015!

09-28-2015

It's Banned Books Week! Follow our new Instagram account (!!!) @nbplteens to see some of our favorite "banned" YA titles and learn more about what this week represents.

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Meet Jennifer Niven & Nicola Yoon!

09-06-2015

Come meet YA authors Jennifer Niven (NYT Bestseller All the Bright Places http://bit.ly/1gLiMs3) and Nicola Yoon (Everything, Everything, out NOW! http://bit.ly/1OS07Fu) at the Central Library on Saturday, Sep 12 at 3pm! More info at http://bit.ly/1IqP428

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September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

09-01-2015

Do you have your own NBPL library card? Show it at the reference desk to enter a drawing for a special prize bag, filled with library goodies, a treat, and a gift card. If you don't have a card, sign up for one to get a fun prize, and then enter the drawing, too.

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SAT Practice Test Saturday, September 26

08-24-2015

Getting ready to take the SAT? We have a practice test coming up on Saturday, September 26, from 10am-2pm. The test is free and no school will see the scores, but space is limited so you do need to register in advance!

Find more information and sign-up instructions ...

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Meet YA authors Jennifer Niven & Nicola Yoon!

08-11-2015

JUST ANNOUNCED! Come meet YA authors Jennifer Niven (NYT Bestseller All the Bright Places http://bit.ly/1gLiMs3) and Nicola Yoon (Everything, Everything, out Sep 1 http://bit.ly/1OS07Fu) at the Central Library on Saturday, Sep 12! Event info is on our ...

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Creative Writing Contest

08-05-2015

Calling all writers!

The NBPL Foundation is hosting a creative writing contest for all students currently attending high school. Win money ($250) and fame (your manuscript published on nbplfoundation.org and in The Bookmark, their quarterly publication)!

The deadline ...

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Teen Summer Reading Program ends August 7th!

07-30-2015

Just a reminder - the Teen Summer Reading Program at all NBPL locations ends August 7th! If you're already signed up, you have just over a week to pick up your free prize paperback (after submitting 3 short book reviews).

If you haven't signed up yet, what are you waiting ...

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PSAT Practice Test Saturday, July 11

06-27-2015

Getting ready to take the PSAT? We have a practice test coming up on Saturday, July 11, from 10am-12:30pm. The test is free and no school will see the scores, but space is limited so you do need to register in advance!

Find more information and sign-up instructions ...

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Teen Summer Reading Program!

06-19-2015

Summer Reading starts TOMORROW! Teens, we have a special program with goody bags, weekly gift card drawings, and prize books that we picked out just for YOU! More info on how to participate here: http://www.newportbeachlibrary.org/srp

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Summer Reading Program volunteers needed!

06-07-2015

Update: we are now full at all locations. Thank you so much for your help!

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Ace your finals!

06-01-2015

Busy preparing for finals? We're opening the Central Library Friends Room as a study space exclusively for teens on:

Saturday, June 13th 10am-5pm
Sunday, June 14th 12pm-4pm
Monday, June 15th 12pm-8pm
Wednesday, June 17th 12pm-8pm

You bring your schoolwork and study ...

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2015 Teens' Top Ten Nominees Announced!

04-24-2015

YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) just announced the 2015 Teens' Top Ten Nominees! Start reading now and be ready to vote for your favorites this summer.

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Teen Tech Week: Create Your Own Character!

03-03-2015

Calling all gamers, artists, and comic book fans: build your own gaming character or superhero.

Join us in celebrating Teen Tech Week with an hour of creativity & technology. Play with Photoshop, Illustrator, Blender, & Manga Studio.

The event is Tuesday, ...

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SAT/ACT Scores & Discussion

03-02-2015

Students who attended our SAT/ACT practice test last Saturday can pick up their results on Wednesday, March 4th at 6:30pm at the Central Library's Friends Meeting Room.

A Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions representative will be there to deliver a presentation on understanding ...

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SAT/ACT Combo Practice Test Feb 21

02-10-2015

Need help deciding which test is right for you? In partnership with Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, the Newport Beach Public Library is hosting a free Practice SAT/ACT combo test on Saturday, February 21st at 10am at the Central Library.

The test will be held ...

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Game Night!

01-16-2015

We're so excited for Game Night! Join us next week at the Central Library on Thursday, January 22nd from 6pm-8pm for Zombie Dice, Ticket to Ride, and Betrayal At House on the Hill. Refreshments will be served. There's no registration required, just show up. We can't ...

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Media Lab Open House

01-12-2015

Want to learn how to make movies, create comics, or work on a website? Or sharpen your graphic and web design skills with the latest software? Join us at the Central Library for the Media Lab Open House! Take a tour, ask questions, and enjoy refreshments this Thursday, ...

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Cookies and crafts!

12-08-2014

Enjoy the holiday season as much as we do? Join us next Thursday, Dec 18th at 6pm for cookie decorating and crafting, along with holiday-themed entertainment. Teens in grades 7 -12 are welcome, and no registration is needed. You can view the flyer for the event on ...

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Newport Beach Public Library Teens on Facebook!

12-01-2014

Did you know we have a Facebook page just for teens? We're posting more often (and more fun stuff!) to keep you informed about events, book recommendations, volunteer opportunities, and more. Visit us at facebook.com/nbplteens - we hope to see you there!

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2014 Teens Top Ten Winners!

10-20-2014

The winners of the 2014 Teens Top Ten have been announced. Chosen by teen reading groups across the country, the Teens Top Ten is a list of reader favorites.

Here's the list linked to the Library's catalog.

For more information about the Teens Top Ten, head over ...

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HallowTeen Hangout!

10-12-2014

Do you love Halloween as much as we do? Join us at the Central Library on Wednesday, October 29th from 6pm-7pm for trivia, crafts, scary stories and shows, and snacks. Open to teens in 7th - 12th grade. More information can be found on our events calendar here.

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New Anime DVD and Blu-Ray collection!

09-23-2014

The Central Library has just launched a new Anime DVD and Blu-Ray collection! You'll find old favorites, like Lupin III and Ghost in the Shell:SAC, and newer shows, such as Girls Und Panzer and Fairy Tail!

Anime titles are free with a valid adult NBPL library card ...

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SAT Test Prep Class - September 20, 2014

09-05-2014

Getting ready to take the SAT? We have a practice test coming up on Saturday, September 20. The test is free and no school will see the scores, but space is limited so you do need to register in advance! Find more information and sign-up instructions by following this ...

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Teens Top Ten voting open

08-29-2014

Vote for your favorite book of 2013! If you're between the ages of 12 and 18, you get to choose which books make the 2014 Teens Top Ten. A list of 25 nominated titles is chosen by teen reading groups across the country. Check out the books on the list and then vote for ...

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The 2014 Summer Reading Program is here!

06-21-2014

The Newport Beach Public Library has gift certifcates to local shops, movie theaters, restaurants and books stores and we want to give them to YOU!

I bet you're wondering, "How do I get these wonderful prizes?" It's EASY! Sign up for the Summer Reading Program! For ...

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UPDATE! It's that time again! SRP volunteers needed!

05-19-2014

All volunteer positions at Central and Mariners are now full!

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Just Added! Attack on Titan

03-05-2014

The library has just added Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan to its collection of manga! The series is set in a world where the last humans live behind massive walls designed to protect them from hulking humanoid beasts called Titans. When a new species of Titan breaks ...

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SAT Test Prep Class - February 15, 2014

02-01-2014

Getting ready to take the SAT? We have a practice test coming up on Saturday, February 15. The test is free and no school will see the scores, but space is limited so you do need to register in advance! Find more information and sign-up instructions by following ...

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New: evening hours in the Media Lab

11-09-2013

The Media Lab at the Central Library is now open from 4-8pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

The Media Center is a brand new addition to the Central Library that offers access to specialized computer software. Home to 10 Dell Optiplex 9010 computers and 5 iMacs, ...

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College-bound workshop: Nov. 6

10-03-2013

The Whole Package: a workshop on the college-bound process

Wednesday, November 6th at 7pm in the Friends Room of the Central Library.

For students, parents and anyone interested in the college admissions process.

Join two experts in the field of college-bound preparation ...

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Visit our Pinterest page

09-04-2013

Are you looking for something to read? Or maybe a great DVD to watch? Curious about what other Newport Beach Public Library staff and readers recommend? Visit the Library's Pinterest page: we have boards for YA, Children's, Fiction, Nonfiction, DVDs, Graphic Novels and more.

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PSAT Practice Test

06-19-2013

In partnership with Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, the Newport Beach Public Library will host a free PSAT practice test on Saturday, July 20th at 10:00AM. The test will be held in the Friends Meeting Room of the Central Library and will last approximately two and a half hours.

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New local history website

05-03-2013

Help us create history!

The Library is looking for stories and photos for our new local history website all about teenage life in Newport Beach through the years. If you know someone who might like to contribute photos or a story from their past, please tell them ...

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SAT Practice test: Results

04-27-2013

 

Anyone who took the April 20th SAT Practice Test at the Newport Beach Public Library can pick up test results at our results program on Tuesday, April 30th, beginning at 7pm. A Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions representative will deliver a short presentation about ...

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SAT Practice test: Saturday, April 20 @ 10am

04-04-2013

In partnership with Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, the Newport Beach Public Library will host a free SAT practice test on Saturday, April 20th at 10:00AM. The test will be held in the Friends Meeting Room of the Central Library and will last approximately four and a half hours.

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Scanograms at the Central Library Teen Center

02-23-2013

Stop by the Teen Center at the Central Library and see the latest student art exhibit. We've been hanging student-created art in our Teen Center for a few years now and have shown pieces by students from many local schools. On display now are Scanograms by students in ...

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SAT & ACT: two tests, one event

02-13-2013

In partnership with Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, the Newport Beach Public Library will host a free Combination SAT/ACT practice test on Saturday, February 23rd at 10:00AM. The test will be held in the Friends Meeting Room of the Central Library and will last approximately ...

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Submit a review!

11-27-2012

Have you checked something out from the Library lately that you really liked and would recommend? Tell the world!

Fill out a short review form and Library staff will post it to our Teens site--right here on this page, in fact.

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Teens Top Ten Winners!

10-16-2012

The winners of the Teens Top Ten have been announced. Chosen by teen reading groups across the country, the Teens Top Ten is a list of reader favorites.

Here's the list linked to the Library's catalog.

For more information about the Teens Top Ten, head over to the ...

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ACT practice test results

10-03-2012

Students who took the ACT practice test at NBPL on September 29th can pick up their results on Wednesday, October 10th at 7pm at the Central Library's Friends Meeting Room.

A Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions representative will deliver a presentation on understanding ...

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ACT Practice Test

09-01-2012

Get ready for the ACT standardized test! In partnership with Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, NBPL is hosting a free Practice ACT on Saturday, September 29th, at 10am at the Central Library.

The test will be held in the Friends Meeting Room of the Central Library and ...

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Teens Top Ten voting open

08-15-2012

Vote for your favorite book of 2011! If you're between the ages of 12 and 18, you get to choose which books make the 2012 Teens Top Ten. A list of 25 nominated titles is chosen by teen reading groups across the country. Then you pick up to three favorites from that list.

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Teens Top Ten nominations

07-21-2012

The 2012 Teens Top Ten nominations are out. Chosen by teen reading groups across the country, the Teens Top Ten list is announced each year in September. But first, you have to pick your favorites. Check out the books on the list and then, from August 13th to September ...

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PSAT Practice Test: July 21

06-27-2012

Need some test-taking practice? In partnership with Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, NBPL is hosting a free Practice PSAT on Saturday, July 21st, at 10am at the Central Library.

The test will be held in the Friends Meeting Room of the Central Library and will last approximately ...

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Updated EB List + Downloadable EB books!

04-14-2012

CdM Middle/High students: the newest version of the EB List has been updated to show titles owned by the Newport Beach Public Library. The list is accessible at our teens website and here.

We are also in the process of adding EB titles in electronic book format. ...

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Free Practice ACT: March 24 @ 10am

03-07-2012

Need some test-taking practice? In partnership with Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, NBPL is hosting a free Practice ACT on Saturday, March 24th, at 10am at the Central Library.

The test will be held in the Friends Meeting Room of the Central Library and will last approximately ...

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Hunger Games Read-alikes

02-22-2012

If you loved The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins and now you're searching for something similar, take a look at our teen booklist called 'Future & Apocalypse.' It has lots of titles with similar appeal: action, suspense, compelling characters, repressive future governments.

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Happy Presidents' Recess

02-18-2012

The Newport Beach Public Library will close on Monday, February 20th in observance of the legal holiday. But all locations will be open regular hours starting Tuesday the 21st.

It's also Presidents' Recess in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District--congratulations ...

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Free Practice SAT, Feb. 18th

02-08-2012

Sharpen your test-taking skills with a free, full-length practice SAT.

In partnership with Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, the Newport Beach Public Library will host a free SAT practice test on Saturday, February 18th at 10:00AM. The test will be held in the Friends ...

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Drug Abuse Prevention Workshop: Prescription and Over-the-counter Medications

01-28-2012

Community Safety Workshop: Prescription and Over-the-counter Drug Abuse


Deaths from prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse now outnumber deaths from traffic accidents; use of prescription, over-the-counter, and illegal drugs increases after 7th grade.   According ...

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NBPL Teen Services

01-26-2012

Young Adult, or Teen, Services at NBPL is for students in grades 7-12 as well as parents, caregivers, educators, and anyone who would benefit from resources in young adult collections.

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