Franklin teens give Cinder 4 stars

Franklin Pizza and Pages


This week at Pizza & Pages, the Franklin teens discussed Cinder by Marissa Meyer. Their average review was 4 stars out of 5. Cinder is the first book in the Lunar Chronicles, featuring a main character who is a cyborg and a mechanic. Its sci-fi element is sure to make this Cinderella-ish tale more appealing to guy readers–as well as gals–than the traditional fairy tale. Each book in the Lunar Chronicles will feature a different fairy tale character. Book two is already out and is titled Scarlet — any guesses on who our main character represents in this book?

For information on future Franklin Pizza & Pages book discussions, or at one of our other DMPL locations, see our events calendar!


Calling All Whovians!

Doctor Who turns 50 this year! Are you ready for some new Doctor Who episodes? Me too! It feels like ages since the Christmas special aired. Did you know the library has Doctor Who DVDs, books, eBooks and audio books  Well, we do! Stop in the library and ask the information desk for help in finding these items.

Check out the trailer for the upcoming series starting on March 30th! Tell us what you think in the comment section. And don’t forget to vote for your favorite Doctor after watching the video!


Who is your favorite Doctor?

Dance Dance Revolution at South Side

South Side Teens Bust a Move.

South Side Teens Bust a Move.

The South Side Library has teen programs every Wednesday at 1:30. Last week, teens played DDR as others ate snacks while playing Pictureka!

This Wednesday, January 16th, we’re making chocolate molds.

Pick up a copy of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green for our teen book discussion on January 30th. Copies are available at the information desk.

Let It Snow at DMPL

DMPL_snowflakes_1If we don’t get real snow for Christmas at least we’ll have lovely paper snowflakes to cheer us at the South Side Library.

Teens crafted paper snowflakes last Wednesday to help decorate the children’s area. Many of them are hanging already so check them out the next time you’re at the library!

Check the library’s Events page to see teen activities at your local library branch!


A carefully crafted snow crystal. Nicely done!

The Bruhaha at South Side

South Side teens enjoyed a bubbling brew of root beer along with Rice Krispies, Chex Mix and a game of Apples to Apples on Halloween.

Join us at South next Wednesday at 1:30 to make Star Wars origami characters.

As the brew frothed and fogged the fumes fueled a frenzy.

“It looks like death.” Or, so we thought. But it’s really homemade root beer.

Martial Arts Programs at the Library

Teens, are you interested in learning more about Kung Fu or Tae Kwon Do? Well, this week the library is hosting a demonstration presented by Eagle Claw Kung Fu today at Franklin (4:00PM) and on Tuesday at Central (2:30 PM). You can also participate in a Tae Kwon Do demonstration provided by the Breese family at South Side Library on Tuesday at 3:00 PM. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and come prepared to participate.