Thursday, August 27, 2009

Upcoming events fo Sept. and Oct.!

TAB (Teen Advisory Board)
Tuesday September 8 & October 13 @ 5 pm
Stop by the library every 2nd Tuesday at 5 pm for our monthly TAB meeting. This is your chance to tell us what you think. Is there a program you’re dying for the library to host? Are we missing a book or two that we just must have? This is your chance to give us some feedback. We are waiting with open ears and snacks! Grades 6-12

Wednesday, September 2 @ 5 pm
Teen Book Discussion: So Yesterday by Scott Westerfeld
Hunter Braque, a New York City teenager who is paid by corporations to spot what is "cool," combines his analytical skills with girlfriend Jen's creative talents to find a missing person and thwart a conspiracy directed at the heart of consumer culture. (excerpt from Lansing Public Library catalog)
Grades 6-12

Wednesday, September 16 @ 5 pm
Movie Night: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (rated PG-13)
The roguish yet charming Captain Jack Sparrow's idyllic pirate life capsizes after his nemesis, the wily Captain Barbossa, steals his ship, the Black Pearl, and later attacks the town of Port Royal. Captain Barbossa kidnaps the governor's beautiful daughter, Elizabeth. In a gallant attempt to rescue her and recapture the Black Pearl, Elizabeth's childhood friend Will Turner joins forces with Jack. What Will doesn't know is that a cursed treasure has doomed Barbossa and his crew to live forever as the undead. (excerpt from Lansing Public Library catalog)
Grades 6 & up

Tuesday, September 29 @ 5pm
Banned Book Talk
It’s Banned Book Week again! Do you ever wonder what the big deal is about banned books? Are you curious about why Gossip Girl by Cecily Von Ziegesar was banned? Or how about the Printz Award winner Looking for Alaska by John Green? Come in to the Banned Book Talk and find out why books were banned, what they are about, and why you should read them. Don’t let censorship win. Grades 6-12

Wednesday, October 7 @ 5 pm
“On the Edge” Book Discussion: Freeze Frame by Heidi Ayarbe
The “One the Edge” book discussion group features books about edgier, more mature topics.

Fifteen-year-old Kyle doesn’t believe he deserves to live after accidently shooting and killing his best friend. (excerpt from Lansing Public Library catalog)
Grades 6-12

Teen Read Week: Read Beyond Reality @ Your Library
October 18-24
This year’s theme can be illustrated in many different ways. Science fiction, fantasy, graphic novels, and paranormal/horror are all different genres that stretch our reality to the extreme. Try to read something outside your reality this week.

Monday, October 19 @ 5 pm (Paranormal night)
Movie Night: Ghostbusters (rated PG)
When ghosts go on a rampage, only three men can save the world. Soon every spook in the city is loose and our heroes face the supreme challenge. If you want your spirits raised, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! (excerpt from Lansing Public Library catalog)
Grades 6 & up

Tuesday, October 20 @ 5 pm (Fantasy night)
Book Discussion: The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
When she is cast out of Wonderland by her evil aunt Redd, young Alyss Heart finds herself living in Victorian Oxford as Alice Liddell and struggles to keep memories of her kingdom intact until she can return and claim her rightful throne. (excerpt from Lansing Public Library catalog)
Grades 6-12

Wednesday, October 21 @ 5 pm (Science Fiction night)
Movie Night: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (rated PG)
The greatest adventure in the universe begins when the world ends. Earthling Arthur Dent learns that his planet is about to be demolished and his only chance for survival is to hitch a ride on the passing spacecraft. He discovers many things on his journey, but the most important is that everything you need to know can be found in one book: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. (excerpt from Swank Motion Pictures, Inc.)
Grades 6 & up

Thursday, October 27 @ 5 pm
Comic Book Workshop and Discussion
Local comic book team Unshaven Comics will lead a discussion about comic books including how they make them and their experience with comics. Get some ideas about how you can make your own comic books.
Grades 6 & up

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