Monday, June 1, 2015

Teen Meetup in the Burb!

TODAY is the first day you can SIGN UP for our Teen Summer Reading Program, TEEN MEETUP IN THE BURB! This summer is all about the meetup:

We will have four sessions of Book Café, at which you can hang out with your friends and enjoy coffee-house treats while sharing what you are reading. We have a few surprise visits from teen authors planned for these (not a formal author event--they're just coming to hang out with and talk to you!), so don't miss them! (If you attend three of the four sessions, you get to pick out a free book from our fabulous stash!)

We're showing three movies (The Maze Runner, If I Stay, and Guardians of the Galaxy), and there will be prize drawings at each of these.

We're having two writing workshops--Make a Mystery, with mystery writer Gay Kinman, and Six Word Memoirs and Flash Fiction, to tell your story in very compressed forms!

We're having a Makerspace Meetup--that's like a giant craft event, where we put out all our supplies and materials for you to make whatever you are inspired to create! We will, of course, have some ideas and suggestions for you.

There's a concert in the park at the Northwest branch, with the band Flood Zone (featuring our friend Allen Alvarado) that you'll want to come to--bring a picnic!

You can keep a Sketch Journal over the summer. If you want help to get started, SIGN UP NOW for our Sketch Journaling workshop, which is on June 11. Also keep in mind our Sketchcrawl Meetup, for which we will gather at the Central Library and then walk around downtown to sketch together. That's on June 23.

Our summer reading finale will be the always-in-demand Open Mic and Karaoke Night, at which you can share the things you read, wrote, and drew over the summer, as well as performing your favorite songs!

So if you are in grades 7-12, SIGN UP. Click this link, choose "Teen Meetup in the Burb," create a profile, and then come to the Reference Desk at any library to get your swag bag. Let us remind you that signing up implies no commitment--you can attend everything, one thing, or nothing. (It's not like school or summer camp, it's all optional.) But if you sign up, you are eligible to win prizes at any event you attend!

Oh, and let us not forget the most important part of our program--the READING! You can, as usual, keep a reading log of all the books you read, and be eligible to win prizes every Friday at noon. You can also write book reviews (you log back in online and type them in--here's an explanation of all that) and win bigger prizes! Those drawings are every two weeks.

So join us--Teen Meetup in the Burb! It's going to be awesome.

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