Own the Night Teen Summer Reading

This year’s teen summer reading program has kicked off to a good start. The program runs from June 4 through August 5, and teens in grades 6-12 can sign up at the reference desk (there’s also an adult summer reading program this year — tell  your parents!). Click here to see our upcoming programs, including a great new way to find new summer reads at our Date or Hate book speeding dating event, an educational and terrifying journey into local Colorado hauntings at our Things That Go Bump in the Night evening, a visit from paranormal YA novelist Brenna Yovanoff, and a mother-daughter spa day.

After you read 12 hours, you’re eligible for a free book AND an entry into our big giveaway — a Kindle Fire! Don’t miss out!

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Next Program: Hunger Games Release Party

The Hunger Games Release Party
March 18, 2 p.m., Altenbach Room

The Hunger Games will have its first showing on March 23, 2012. Will you be there? Do you want a chance to win movie tickets, posters, and other HG items? Come to our release party on March 18 and celebrate what will hopefully be the biggest and best YA book-turned-movie in a long while! Stay tuned for more details of the party challenges we’ll be throwing down.

For teens ages 12-18.

Next Program: “Date or Hate” Book Speed Dating

Date or Hate – Book Speed Dating Sunday
February 12, 2-3 p.m., Altenbach Room

When was the last time you fell in love with a book? It can be tough to find your perfect match, but life’s too short to read books you don’t like. Come fall in love with a new book at our book speed dating event, “Date or Hate”, where you’ll spend a few minutes each with several books new and old to see if you can find your perfect match. Take home the ones you want to date; leave the ones you hate. Food and drinks will be provided; you bring the attitude. For teens ages 12-18.

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Breaking Dawn release party winners!

The first and second place prizes for our Breaking Dawn trivia contest have been chosen, and the winners have already picked up their prizes: a $25 Regal Cinema gift card for first place, and a goodie bag of vampire-inspired treats for second place. Congrats to Rosa and Aliah for doing so well on the (pretty hard, if I do say so myself) quiz, and thanks to everyone for making our Eclipse showing a blast.

Teen Summer Reading 2011 Photos

You waited patiently for me to get the photos together, and I appreciate it. Here are links to the photos from three of our summer reading workshops. You can also find these links on the right side of the blog, under the menu heading Programs.

Magnetize Me (magnetic bulletin board) with My Art Workshop

Glitter Tattoos with Hummingbird Henna

Airbrushed T-shirts with Igor’s T-shirts

Next Program: Dance2Live Hip Hop Workshop, 7/8

Teen summer reading is in its second month, and we have two more great programs for you. Come check out our Dance2Live hip-hop dance workshop this Friday in the Community Room on the second floor of the Civic Center building (right above the library)! Here are the details — no sign-up required! All levels are welcome!

Friday, July 8, from 2-3:00 p.m.
Dance2Live Street Dancing Workshop! Learn the art of street dance, including break-dancing techniques, from members of the experienced dance crew from Dance2Live. This hour-long workshop will get you moving! For all levels, beginner to advanced. Community Room, 2nd Floor.

Magnetize Me Program Photos

The photos from our Magnetize Me workshop with My Art Workshop are in!

Check out the link here to see what we did, or look under Programs on the right sidebar menu for the page. The photos are in thumbnail form, so click on each one to embiggen!

Thanks to everyone for attending and to My Art Workshop for furnishing the supplies and leading the program!