Weekly News Bite

On this week’s menu: we have Get Reel for Teens this Friday afternoon at 2:00PM. We’ll be showing Shrek 2, which is so much better than the first one (in my honest opinion)! Join us for some soda, snacks and summer reading prizes!

Need something to read? Check out great titles by author Melissa Lion. Anderson Public Library owns Swollen; her latest, Upstream will be on the shelves soon. Click on her name to read her interview with Teenreads.com. Enjoy!

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Friday Fun

Don’t forget! This afternoon at 2:00PM, we will be showing Shrek, starring Mike Myers, John Lithgow, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, and many, many more! Free snacks will be provided in addition to our weekly Teen Summer Reading Prize drawings.

Next week? Shrek 2!

Weekly News Bite

“You got me? You got me? You got me?” If you attended last night’s Teen Open Mic Night, you know exactly what I’m talking about…if not, there’s always next month! Last night, the theme was tropical and the mood was festive. Special thanks go out (as always) to T.A.B. and Friends of the Library for such a great spread.

News flash for all Laurie Halse Anderson fans! Her novel Speak has been made into a film that swept independent film festivals throughout 2004. It is scheduled to air Monday, September 5th on both Showtime and Lifetime. No times have been released, but keep your eyes peeled!

Don’t forget this Friday at 2:00PM, we will be having a screening of Shrek as well as enjoying snacks (and air conditioning!) and giving away Summer Reading Prizes. For a more complete listing of the teen events for the summer, including the next Open Mic Night, take a peek at our event calendar. See you Friday!

Yu-Gi-Oh! News

Today we hosted our Summer Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament for teens and had a great time! Thirty people showed up and the competition was fierce. Everyone showed that he or she could be a great sport and everyone enjoyed the door prizes and snacks. Congratulations to our winners and to everyone who made the effort and participated, including my “clean-up” crew. Hope to see you September 10th for the Fall Tournament! (Registration begins in August!!) Here are the results:

Division I (ages 9-11)
Runner-up: Brandon M. from Southview
Winner: Kerry H. from South Side

Division II (ages 12-18)
Third place: Dmitri N. from Anderson High School
Runner-up: Chris M. from North Side
Winner: Shawn B. from Highland

Tales from New York City

So I’m back from the BookExpo trip in New York City with lots of great stuff for Summer Reading Program! Now is the time to get cracking and win some of the stellar prizes I smuggled back on the plane. Just a note to the now-seventh graders from Northside: I did get to meet Neil Gaiman, the author of the novel Coraline. He was very excited when I told him about everyone liking Coraline and is not half as creepy as you might expect! I also got to see some really cool things which I’ll be posting here in the near future. But enough about the Big Apple!

This week, we are having two programs. First will be Get Reel for Teens at 2:00PM on Friday afternoon. This week’s film is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory which is based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. If you’ve never seen this cult classic, be sure to bring a friend and join us for some candy (what else?) and fun! Don’t forget: we draw for the weekly Summer Reading Prizes after the movie!

We are also hosting our Summer Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament this Saturday, June 11th at 1:00PM. Registration is required. Please call 641.2456 to register or for more information!

That’s all for now. Check back for photos from NYC!