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What’s Up? Magazine is a publication for teens by teens who are students at the Lancaster County Youth Intervention Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This publication was designed and compiled by The Library System of Lancaster County’s What’s Up with the Library? Program. Library staff travel to the Lancaster County Youth Intervention Center twice a month to encourage young residents to read, write, and enjoy the free services the public library has to offer. Thank you to all who have participated in this publication! Miss Laura What’s Up with the Library?

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The next issue of What’s Up? Magazine will be released on May 4, 2011. Residents at the Youth Intervention Center are encouraged to submit their writing or drawing for the next issue! Be sure to fill out a sign-up form, located in the YIC library, and submit it with your writing/art by April 20, 2011. Your writing & drawings should be submitted in the box in the YIC library or to: Bryan Hubbard, a member of the YIC staff, or a member of the What’s Up with the Library? staff. Won’t be around? Material may also be mailed to: Laura Kauffman Library System of Lancaster County 1866 Colonial Village Lane, Suite 107 Lancaster, PA 17601 Or email Laura at lkauffman@lancasterlibraries.org

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February 2, 2011

Table of Contents

Issue 9 — February 2, 2011 Table of Contents
Poems 2 Who Do You Love? 3 The Meaning of Valentine’s Day 4 5 Sudoku___________________________ Valentine’s Day Funnies____________ __6 Thoughts On Love & Friendship_______________7 Love is... 8 What’s In? [the YIC Library] 9-10 Artwork_______ 11, 12, inside back cover, back cover

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ON THE COVER The front cover of this issue of What’s Up? Magazine was created by William "Mickey" Beck - Graphic Artist, Columbia, PA The images on the cover and inside this magazine were gathered from the graphic artist and program coordinator. They do not contain images of past or current residents of the Lancaster County Youth Intervention Center. What’s Up? magazine Issue 9 February 2, 2011

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The Creature While I was laying in my room With dreams of imminent doom Suddenly there was a tapping Coming from outside my window Then it turned into a rapping I looked and there was nothing to show I laid back down and shut my eyes And dreamt about the midnight skies I heard another tapping that turned into a rapping I looked outside and saw these eyes Bright dark red I was filled with dread The creature came into my room I thought that this was my doom I went to scream Hoping this was a dream But nothing came out When I tried to shout The creature came at me fangs dripping I went back to sitting I didn’t want to see What this creature Would do to me -Amanda, 17
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I love to spend time with my girlfriend. I love her and she loves me. On most days, she comes over and we watch movies in the candlelight while cuddling. Then on those special days, I take her to the movies and then go for a walk in the park. I miss her so much. I just want to see her so bad that I can’t stop thinking about her. I love her too much to let her go because I know she is the one that I will always want to hold in my arms. I really miss her even though it’s been two days since I talked to her. I just hope I get out of here soon to see my baby girl. I miss the sound of my baby girl’s voice. I hope this time in here doesn’t affect our relationship. -Brandon The one person I love in this world the most is my mom because she’s the one who gave me life and not only that but she’s always been there for me on my ups and downs, good or bad and special moments, no matter what. Unlike other parents, when I need something from my mom she doesn’t always give it to me, but when she has she gives it to me without a doubt. Sometimes she even sits down and plays online with me or I show her a little about playing pool. -Michael My love is my mom because she was the person that brought me in the world. I love my mom because no matter what I do she still loves me and I love her. I hope my mom comes to see me, and my brothers and sister. My mom has always been a good mom. My mom is the best mom in the world. She cares for me and my brothers the same way. She loves to keep us happy all the time and she gives us anything we want and I know that someday I’m going to regret everything and I will have to apologize to my mom. -Luis The only thing that I fell in love with was family. They’re always going to be there for you, no matter what the situation is. The most important thing is that you make sure you never forget them and always be there for them. Without family life would truly suck, because there’s no such thing as friends in this world. There is, but it’s very hard to find them. That’s why it’s better to stick with them. My grandma is my everything. She is my friend, my sister, my mom, and my grandmom. My love for her will never die! -Antwan

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Valentine’s Day

What does Valentine’s

Day mean to you?

It means to spend the day with someone that makes you smile when you talk about them. Someone you love and always want to be around. I just started knowing what it meant when I fell in love. I’ve been in love for the last six years. I really don’t know the history of Valentines. The first time I celebrated Valentine’s was when I was fourteen. I always thought it is a fake holiday made by flowers, candy, movies, and large companies to make money. If you love somebody, everyday should be Valentine’s Day. But I love my girl and I would take her out everyday if I could. -Anonymous What Valentine’s Day means to me is to spend time with someone you love and cherishing the moment that you have with them. Always be faithful and buy them something or chill with them. My best Valentine was when I was with my girlfriend and we were in the car driving, well I was driving, and we got lost out in this county I didn’t know, but we found our way back because we worked together to find the right way back to the city. Then we finally went to Cici’s Pizza to eat. -Devin Valentine’s Day is February 14. It’s a day you spend with the person you love. That’s when you get her chocolates and take her out somewhere nice. It’s the day of Cupid. My last Valentine, we went to the movies then went to the mall then went out to eat. Then we went to my friend’s Valentine’s party. It was cool. Valentine’s Day is a good holiday. -Brandon

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Sudoku Puzzle
How to solve a Sudoku puzzle: Some of the squares already have numbers in them. Your task is to fill in the blank squares. There's only one rule: Each row, column, and box must end up containing all of the numbers from 1 to 9. This rule has an important side-effect, which is the basis of all solving techniques: Each number can only appear once in a row, column or box.

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Check out the answers on page 11!

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Valentine’s Day Funnies

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Thoughts on love & friendship Lancaster County Youth Intervention Center

One day, a boy by the name of Izeak was walking around the city with his friend Isaiah when they saw the ice cream truck stopped over on Tremont Street. There was a long line of people waiting so they decided to go check it out and get some ice cream to see if they knew any of the kids standing by the ice cream truck. When they got over there, Isaiah knew everyone over there except the three girls that were sitting on the porch eating their ice cream. So Isaiah asked Izeak did he know them. He said no, that they had just moved on the block last week. So Isaiah was looking at them and one in particular caught his eye. She was beautiful with hazel eyes. So he began talking to her and since that day on, he knew the meaning of love at first sight. -Shaheim

Friendship is...
Friendship is a relationship between two friends. I think a good friendship is when you are comfortable with a person, comfortable enough to be able to talk to them about whatever you want. I don’ t think there is such a thing as a bad friendship because if someone treats you in a way you don ’ t want to be treated, or gets you in trouble, then they aren ’ t your friends. Sometimes it’ s hard to have a good friendship with someone if you don ’ t trust them. Same thing when you don’ t like someone, it ’ s impossible for them to be your friend if you don ’ t like them. My definition of a good friend is someone that you are comfortable around, someone that will always be there for you, someone that will never diss you, someone that you can trust, and someone that you can love. I also think that a good friend is someone that will always be able to understand. For example, when you talk about your feelings with someone, if they understand your feelings that makes them a good friend. -Ismael
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I think love is something you feel.  Love is shown by things you  do and things you say.  I love my mom because she does everything  to keep me out of bad things.  I love my mom because she’s always  there for me.  ‐Aaron    What does love mean to me?  Love means to care about someone who  may or may not care about you.  I love my mother because she has  always been there, even when I’ve been locked up.  She shows up  to court every time that I get in trouble.  So I love her and re‐ spect her for always being there for me.  ‐Jose 

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Love is...

  Love is when you really care for someone.  When you will do any‐ thing for that person.  I love all my family.  I would take a  bullet for any of them.  That’s what love means to me.  I love  them because they always have my back.  ‐Brandan    Love means—cherishing, caring, and faith in someone.  Love to me  is when you have a certain relationship with somebody.  For exam‐ ple, it could be a guy as in a best friend or family relation‐ ship, or a girl as in a best friend, family, or girlfriend.  When  you have love it means you don’t lie, backstab, or hurt the per‐ son you love.  But the good things are you respect, protect, pro‐ vide, and admire that person.  You stay true to that person, as  in your girlfriend, and you have an open relationship with her.   With a family member, you always have their back no matter what.  ‐Devin 

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What’s In? the YIC library

Find these books in the YIC library. Check the spine for the matching label and read the genre names on the shelves for help finding these books.

You Don’t Even Know Me by Sharon Flake (YA Fiction)
Portraits interspersed with poetry draw readers into the lives of a variety of African-American teens. In "Getting Even," a boy copes with his grandfather's death and the desire to find who killed him. Jeffery, 16, gets thrown out of his Auntie's house with nowhere to go. Eric goes against his dad's command to stay home with his siblings and instead finds a girl, some fun, and some trouble; Justin writes in his journal about death, suicide, and sexual abuse.

LOOK ON THE SPINE FOR THIS!

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Give a Boy a Gun by Todd Strasser (YA Fiction)
High school sophomores Gary Searle and Brendan Lawlor have had enough. Day in and day out, for more than two years, they have been harassed, beaten up, and cursed out by most of the jocks at Middleton High--especially by football player Sam Flach. Armed with guns they've stolen from a neighbor's collection, Gary and Brendan storm a school dance, booby trap all the doors with homemade bombs, and prepare to turn their high school caste system upside down with a violent show of force.

Street Love by Walter Dean Myers (YA Fiction)
In short lines of free verse, teens in Harlem tell a story of anger, loss, and love across social-class lines. Damien, 17, is a basketball champion and academic star, accepted into a top college. His parents want him to date middle-class Roxanne, but he falls in love with gorgeous Junice, 16, who is desperate to protect her little sister after their single-parent mom is sentenced to 25 years for dealing drugs.

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Continued… Guinness World Records 2011 (NF/Science)
Guinness World Records 2011 continues to build on the intriguing, informative, inspiring and instructional records and superlatives that have made Guinness World Records one of the most famous brands and an annual best-seller around the world.
LOOK ON THE SPINE FOR THIS!

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Can’t Get There From Here by Todd Strasser (Young Adult Fiction)
She calls herself Maybe. Thrown out by her abusive mom, she struggles to survive on the streets of New York with homeless teens who become a family in the asphalt jungle. They try to care for one another, but it doesn't help much. They beg and forage for food. Maybe knows some of them work as prostitutes and deal drugs. One or two do find loving homes, but most will die--from AIDS, violence, exposure, suicide. Without sentimentality or exploitation, Maybe's disturbing firstperson narrative lets readers know exactly what it's like to live without shelter, huddling in nests of rags, newspapers, and plastic bags.

The Rose That Grew From Concrete by Tupac (NF/Poetry)
A collection of poetry written by the rapper between 1989 and 1991, before he became famous. The poems are passionate, sometimes angry, and often compelling. Selections are reproduced from the originals in Shakur's handwriting, personalized by distinctive spelling and the use of ideographs (a drawing of an eye for I, etc.), and complete with scratch outs and corrections.

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Artwork

Drawing by Shayn, 19

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Sudoku Puzzle Solved (from Page 5) 5 9 6 7 8 8 3 5 3 7 5 4 3 1 7 6 2 8 6 2 9 4 3 1 7 8 5 6 7 6 5 9 3 8 2
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Artwork Drawing by Keriann

Drawing by Shayn

Drawing by Tiffany

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Drawing By Jose Artwork Lancaster County Youth Intervention Center

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Facilitated by the “What’s Up with the Library?” program at the Lancaster County Youth Intervention Center

Drawing By Beka

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