Stop by Meeting Room B between 2-3 PM and let us know what you’ve been reading this summer! We’ll have some delicious treats to snack on while we discuss our favorite summer book discoveries.
I’m reading (well, listening to) Eleanor and Park, and it’s all kinds of nostalgic, sweet/sad/wonderful. Brian reviewed it back in April, and I have to say, the audiobook version adds a certain something – two readers, one for Eleanor and one for Park, create a sort of duet, a perfect complement to the writing style and subject matter of the book.
So – what have you been reading?
We’re hosting a meet-up TODAY from 4-6:00 PM in the Computer Lab! Come hang out with friends, swap ideas, and build something great!
Can’t make it today? Feel free to drop by Teen Tech Zone Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 2-5 PM and hang out with friends in the Computer Lab.
Have you read or seen Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia? We’re showing the 2013 movie adaptation tomorrow in Meeting Room A from 2:00-4:15 PM.
Here’s the movie’s premise: “A supernatural love story set in the South, ‘Beautiful Creatures’ tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers: Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich), a young man longing to escape his small town, and Lena (Alice Englert), a mysterious new girl. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.”
I’m curious to see if it contributes anything new to the supernatural vampire/werewolf/witch series of recent years…I’ll stick around for Jeremy Irons (the voice of Scar in The Lion King, plus he’s in a bazillion other movies, too)…and the popcorn and soda.
See you there!
In the spirit of “paying it forward,” tomorrow I will be helping you create sweet bookmarks to leave in your favorite book on the library shelf. Hopefully this will encourage other curious book-seekers to investigate your creativity and love of the book!
I’ll have lots of craft materials freely available, plus ideas and inspiration to get you started. Love The Hunger Games? Make a bookmark version of Katniss’s bow and arrows! Or a croissant from Peeta’s bakery! Or a hive of trackerjackers! Or maybe zombies are more your speed? Creepy zombie arms reaching from the top of the book would definitely catch somebody’s attention.
Stop by Meeting Room B from 2:00-3:00 PM!
This picture was taken at "Snakes and Lattes," a coffee shop/board game enthusiast's dream located in Toronto, Ontario.
Do you love board games?
Critical Hit Games will be here tomorrow at 2:00 PM in Meeting Room B to share and explain some of their sweet board games as part of our summer reading program. We’ll also have some classics to play (Monopoly, Scrabble, Apples to Apples).
Do you have a favorite board game? Tell us about it in the comments, and bring it along to share and play!
Curious about Critical Hit Games? Be sure to check out their website and Facebook page to find out more.
The 2013 Groundbreaking Reads Teen Summer Reading Program begins on Saturday, June 1st and runs through the end of July. For the first time ever, you will be able to register yourself online. Online registration went live on Tuesday. Registration is really easy. The only information that we’re asking for is your name, phone number, age and what school you go to. Register now!
To kickoff the Summer Reading Program, join us at United Action for Youth (410 Iowa Ave) for a farewell showcase performace by the hip hop FlyCamp Dance Group on Saturday, June 1 from 3-5. Shawn Wright, instructor/choreographer of the dance team, promises a show full of great talent that you don’t want to miss! Also, it’s completely free. I’ll be there signing people up for SRP too. Hope to see you there!