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September is almost here! What the heck happened to summer?

Enough depressing talk! Hang out with us at the Anderson Public Library Thursday, September 1st as we kick off our “After School Flicks” series at the library. At 6:00PM, we’ll be showing National Treasure with Nicholas Cage as Benjamin Franklin Gates. This 131 minute movie is rated PG by the MPAA. Snacks are provided by the Friends of the Anderson Public Library.

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Important Fact of the Day

Did you know what the top five causes of Teenage Death are?

Accidents (39%)
Murders (26%)
Suicide (18%)
Cancer (15%)
Other (2%)
We care about our future…you should too! For more information on these and other facts, feel free to ask a librarian for help.
Information from The Book of Lists for Teens by Sandra and Harry Choron

Monday, Monday

It’s another week here at the Anderson Public Library and we are offering some really great opportunities for teens this week. This afternoon, August 22nd, at 3:30PM, the Teen Advisory Board (T.A.B.) will be meeting in the Carnegie Room on the third floor to discuss some upcoming events. Feel free to join us. Bring a friend and a few good ideas!

Thursday, August 25th at 6:00PM, we will be hosting Ductigami–Fun with Tape! Bring a friend and your imagination!

A special thanks goes out to everyone who made our Harry Potter Film a success this Saturday. From everyone who participated by watching Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban to the teens who helped set up the snacks to the Friends of the Anderson Public Library–thank you!

Back to School (again)

It’s that time again…can you believe it? Where did the summer go? Now it’s time for alarm clocks and new school supplies and, don’t forget, HOMEWORK. But here’s a list that may make it a little easier to face the back-to-school facts.

9 Nobel Prizewinners Who Didn’t Exactly Enjoy School
Winston Churchill, winner of the 1953 Nobel Prize in literature

Albert Einstein, co-winner of the 1921 Nobel Prize in physics

Richard Feynman, co-winner of the 1956 Nobel Prize in physics

Arno Penzias, co-winner of the 1978 Nobel Prize in physics
Bertrand Russell, winner of the 1950 Nobel Prize in literature
Andrei Sakharov, winner of the 1975 Nobel Prize for world peace
George Bernard Shaw, winner of the 1925 Nobel Prize in literature
Rabindranath Tagore, winner of the 1913 Nobel Prize in literature
Sigrid Undest, winner of the 1928 Nobel Prize in literature

How much do you know about the Nobel Prize? How much do you know about the winners? To find out more about them, check out the Biography section on the first mezzanine at the Library. Or better yet, read one of his or her works.

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Just to keep you all posted on the happenings at the Anderson Public Library:

Thursday, August 18th at 6:00PM, we will be hosting Get Crafty @ Your Library for teens in the Teen Room. This month’s craft is candle-making with wax beads and scented oils. Join us for some creative fun!

Saturday, August 20th, we will be showing the winner of the Harry Potter film contest: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The movie starts at 2:00PM on the third floor and snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Anderson Public Library.

Monday, August 22nd, we will be having our first Teen Advisory Board meeting of the 2005-2006 academic year. Bring a friend and an idea for making the library a better place for teens. The meeting starts at 3:30PM in the Carnegie Room. For an agenda, please stop by the Information Services Desk or call Beth at 641.2456.

Okay, that’s three events in a week! Hope you can make one or two (or, if you’re feeling sassy, all three!)

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Last night, we had a rip-roaring Teen Open Mic Night! Over 25 people showed up and there were great performances from old pros and new folks alike. I hope that you all can get to the next Open Mic Night which is scheduled for Monday, September 12th at 6:00PM in the Miami Room. It’s tons of fun!

Thursday, August 18th, we will be hosting our monthly Get Crafty @ Your Library at 6:00PM in the Teen Room. This month, our craft will be creative candle making with wax beads and glass pots. Bring a friend and get crafty!

School is right around the corner…don’t forget, the Anderson Public Library can help you find the answers you need for homework and research. While we do not offer a tutoring service, we can find books and articles that you may need for essays and research papers.

By the way, don’t forget to vote for your favorite Harry Potter film! We have ballots in the Teen Room and a cauldron in which to cast your vote. The winner will be shown Saturday, August 20th at 2:00PM in the Chief Anderson Room. Snacks will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Anderson Public Library.