Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Have YOU signed up yet for our teen summer reading program? This year's theme is "Own the Night..." Here is a short rundown of the events, activities and workshops planned:

Three big events:
  • A readers' theater version of A Midsummer Night's Dream, starring Burbank teens, with a face-painting session beforehand (fairy faces for teens only, but everyone is welcome to the show!)
  • A performance by hip hop group Culture Shock L.A.
  • An Open Mic Night and Poetry Slam
PLUS: two Friday afternoons of Supernatural Series--we'll show Episodes 1-3 of The Vampire Diaries and Teen Wolf

There are random prize drawings at each of these events.

A Workshop:

Write poetry with author April Halprin Wayland (If you want to perform at the Poetry Slam, you can come to this to polish your poems!)

Three activities:
  • READ and WIN! For every book, manga or graphic novel read, you receive a ticket that goes into a jar at the reference desk. Once a week for six weeks, we draw nine names (three at each branch) to win gift cards, movie tickets, See's Candy, and more!
  • Keep a Dream Journal. If you write down your dreams from June 18 to July 19, you will be invited to a Dream Interpretation Workshop to have a dream interpreted.
  • Trivia Challenge: Dark Fairies, Dark Futures, Night Skies. The trivia challenge is based on three booklists from the "goodie bag" you receive when you register, and there will be prizes for the five top performers.
And for high school students only...you can write book reviews for our teen blog, YAthink?, and be entered into a drawing for a great prize! (The Book Review Guidelines and the suggestions for keeping a Dream Journal are both on the blog. The Trivia Challenge will be posted on June 18.)

Sign up NOW online, or at any library reference desk after June 12. (Teens are in grades 6-12. Those in grades 6-8 may sign up for either the children's or teen programs--or both!)

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