Have you heard about the Indy PL’s new program just for you? It’s called “Read Return Repeat” and it allows you to check out a bag with three teen books in it, even if you have fines or don’t have a library card!
Look for the red bags and logo to the left at your local branch! Be sure to stop by the circulation desk on your way out of the library to check them out (no card is necessary!). After you read the books, bring the books and bag back to the library and select a new one! No two bags are alike!
As part of Teen Read Week (Oct. 13-19), IndyPL has scheduled some way cool workshops around the city. Click on the workshop title to find one near you and to get info on how to register!
Get your hands on Google Glass in this two-hour demonstration and interactive session.
Create a place to sketch and dream by designing a handmade sketchbook with a duct tape cover.
Re-purpose candy wrappers into a bowl.
Begin with an ice breaker that focuses on Divergent, put together a trail mix in honor of The Hunger Games, and conclude with a little Harry Potter sorcery with an edible potion.
Teen Poets show off your talents!
Do verses just run through your head? Do you love writing poetry and giving it a voice?
WIN CASH AWARDS and the opportunity to perform at:
FALL FEST 2014 / SLAMMIN’ RHYMES CHALLENGE VIX
Saturday, November 15, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Central Library – Clowes Auditorium
40 East St. Clair Street.
Write with the inspiring thoughts of:
Raising the Bar – I Am Connected, Unique, and Powerful!
How to Enter:
Please submit a typed or legible written copy of your original poem and a recording (cassette or CD) of your reading to: Cordia Watkins, Lawrence Library, 7898 North Hague Road, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46256 or deliver to your local INDYPL library.
DEADLINE for entries: Monday, October 27, 2014
All participants will receive participation gift cards. Ten teen poets will be selected to receive $25.00 gift cards and perform their winning entries at FALL FEST 2014.
Award presentation will be given by Tamika Catchings, Indiana Fever forward, 2012 WNBA Champion, 2011 WNBA MVP, and 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist.
This event is made possible by the Library’s African-American History Committee, and by the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation; the Tracy L. Haddad Foundation, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation; the Donna D. Talley Story Theatre Fund; The Dr. Michael R. Twyman Endowment Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
Pick up details and entry forms at your local branch or click on the links below for printable documents.
Are you looking for a good psychological thriller? Then look no further. COMPLICIT, by Stephanie Kuehn, tells the story of Jamie Henry and his sister, Cate, whose mother was violently murdered. After witnessing his mother’s murder, Jamie is left with emotional scars that affect him physically, causing him to have blackouts and to temporarily lose the use of his hands when he is under stress. Jamie and Cate were lucky enough to get adopted by a loving couple who are super rich, but then Cate starts acting out and doing bad things. Eventually she sets fire to a neighbor’s barn and is sent to juvenile detention. This fast-paced, gripping story picks up right when Cate is released from the detention center and starts contacting Jamie, threatening to come for him. What follows is an interesting psychological cat-and-mouse type game where the reader discovers things from their past through various interactions, and learn that things are not always as they seem. You will want to add this title to your “to read” list.
- Michelle Frost