Monday, October 17, 2005

It's Teen Read Week!

Teen Read Week is here! What is Teen Read Week? It's a time when teens across the country read for the fun of it and Lansing Library has many different programs and events!

So what's going on for Teen Read Week @ your library?

Check out any book from our Teen section this week and you'll get a free "Read" rubberband bracelet (while supplies last). You'll also be entered in our prize drawing--we're giving away 5 books, including an autographed copy! This is a great week to come by the library!

Wednesday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. Officer Protsman from the Lansing Police Department will be at the library to talk about Crime Scene Investigation and Evidence Collection. If you've wanted to know more about the dirty work policemen do, this is your chance! No registration necessary--everyone welcome.

Thursday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. our Teen Advisory Board is meeting. If you would like to make a difference at the library, join our group. The TAB assists with programs, suggests and advises on future events, and recommends materials for purchase. Grades 6-12 welcome to attend!

Saturday, October 22 Lansing Library will host its first Teen Mystery Afternoon. Registration for this event is already full, so if you're one of the people attending don't forget to come Saturday from 12:30 to 4:30. Bring your appetite and your detecting skills!

This year's Teen Read Week Theme is "Get Real @ your library." Check out our display of "real" books--there's real life stories, such as The Burn Journals, the true story of Brent Runyon, who at the age of 14 doused himself with gasoline and lit himself on fire. There's books about dealing with real life, like Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul. The stories in this book will help you get through the toughest day. Or check out a book about the real world, such as In your Face: the culture of beauty and you by Shari Graydon. The stereotypes of beauty presented by the media will be obvious to you after reading this book. There's also fiction books about real crime, like Acceleration by Graham McNamee. Duncan takes detecive matters into his own hands when he tries to track down a serial killer using the man's diary.

Take advantage of Teen Read Week--and your library--by coming by, saying hello, and checking out a book! Or come by one of the great programs we've got planned. We look forward to seeing you this week!

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