Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Spooky Stories!

A Spine-Tingling TREAT for Elementary age children (ages 8 and up) and their families!

Next Tuesday, OCTOBER 30, at 7:00 p.m. at the Buena Vista branch. Refreshments will be served, and you can come in costume if you like.

So...why are we advertising this event here on our teen blog?

Because...TEENS are performing! That's right, our troupe of seasoned Readers' Theater performers have put together a program of Hallowe'en thrills and chills for the younger crowd, and YOU should come! The stories can be enjoyed by ALL (not just little kids), plus you might decide after seeing this show that YOU would like to join in on our next readers' theater production!

It's going to be BOOOOOOO-tiful!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Book Club Report: October

6+7 CLUB:
Our book this month was Elsewhere, by Gabrielle Zevin, and this one provoked a lot of comment and questions from our group of 11 in attendance, dealing with one person’s quirky vision of the afterlife as it does. The book received a rating of 7.5. Next month’s book is Mortal Engines, by Philip Reeve, and the following month we will read I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have to Kill You, by Ally Carter.

8+9 CLUB:
Eighteen of us loudly discussed The Maze Runner, by James Dashner. The relative merits of this book were hotly debated, with some finding the nonstop action and abrupt scene changes engaging and exciting, and others maintaining the book was confusing and poorly written and the cliffhanger ending was too abrupt. The votes were widely placed on the 1-10 spectrum, and the book received a 6.75. Next month we are reading the mystery You Killed Wesley Payne, by Sean Beaudoin, and for the following month we chose the sci-fi book Human.4, by Mike Lancaster.

10-12 CLUB:
We had a lively exchange about The Lock Artist, by Steve Hamilton, an Alex Award-winner about a boy whose difficult life circumstances lead him into a life of crime as a safe-cracker, but whose talent for art and love for a girl may save him. It was a club favorite--smart and suspenseful--and the 13 members rated it 9.25. Next month's book dips into the paranormal with a nod to '70s and '80s rock--it's Hold Me Closer, Necromancer, by Lish McBride, a book we've been anticipating reading since last May. December's book will be Daughter of Smoke and Bone, by Laini Taylor.

If you haven't picked up your book, better do so soon--November's clubs will be here before you know it! To find the dates of the next club meetings, go to our Teen Programs page on our website.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Halloween Haunt!

This Friday, October 26,
from 8 to 11 p.m., at
465 E. Olive Ave.
(next door to Central Library)
Haunted circus, carnival food, games, live DJ
$10 admission, $8 with student I.D.

Register today!!!

TODAY is the last day to register to VOTE in the election on Tuesday, November 6! So all you 18-year-olds who haven't done so yet, come to the library for a form or go online to register! Voting is a privilege of citizenship that you don't want to ignore--and there are some very important issues waiting to be decided this year, not to mention a president to choose. Exercise your right to vote!