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Summer 2012

Summer is here!! You can sign up for Teen Summer Reading right now and events start the week of June 11.  Summer events include Tie Dye, Movie Book Group, Hunger Games Book Group and Summer Game Days.  Check out the Events page for more info.

Here’s a printable flyer with info about all the teen summer events.

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Robots and Video Games

Typically the books reviewed on this site are teen and youth books, but today’s books are two adult titles I think you’ll enjoy.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Wade lives in a near future U.S. where everyone works, plays, and interacts in the online virtual world of the Oasis.  When the eccentric billionaire creator of the Oasis dies, his will states he will leave his vast fortune to the person who can find the “Easter egg” he’s hidden in the Oasis.  Solving a series of riddles and tests leads Wade on a quest through the movies, music, TV shows, and computer games of the 1980’s, all for the love of the game.

Robopocalpyse by Daniel H. Wilson
When the robot uprising happens people around the world find their lives forever changed.  Told from several perspectives, including a few robots, Robopocalpyse is the story of the human resistance to a global robot war.  Thought provoking and endlessly exciting, with a movie version coming soon!

One more note, I listened to both of these as audiobooks and they both have fantastic readers!

Dancers, Gaming and Tie-Dye

It’s our first big week of events and we’re kicking things off with African Dancers, a gaming tournament and tie-dye!

Jam AK Jam Afro-Dance Theater
Tuesday, June 22 at 2:30 p.m.
Experience the power and pageantry of West African dance and drumming. Open to all ages.

Super Smash Bros Brawl Tournament
Wednesday, June 23 at 6 p.m.
Place SSBB on the big screen for your chance to win great prizes like free food and a Blockbuster gift card.
Open to students entering 6-12 grade.
No registration required, but space is limited so arrive on time.


Tie-Dye

Thursday, June 24 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
You bring one white, 100% cotton item to the library and we provide the designs and different colored dyes to help you create something amazing.
Open to all ages.

Coming up next week…The Lightning Thief movie for book group.