Tricks and Treats

Halloween is right around the corner! If you’re planning a party or still trying to figure out your costume, check out these “killer” resources…

The Halloween handbook: 447 costumes
The Halloween handbook: 447 costumes
Halloween pumpkins & parties : 101 spooktacular ideas
Halloween pumpkins & parties : 101 spooktacular ideas
Martha's halloween ideas
Martha’s halloween ideas
How to create spectacular Halloween costumes
How to create spectacular Halloween costumes

Every party needs some tasty treats…

Witches Fingers

Mummy Dogs (this link has been mummifed)

Bewitching Perfectly Poisonous Parfaits

Spending Halloween night under the covers with a flashlight? Here are some titles sure to give you goosebumps…

Hallowe'en party
Hallowe’en party
All Hallows' Eve : 13 stories
All Hallows’ Eve : 13 stories
iDrakula
iDrakula
Ten
Ten

“Dying” for a good read? Try these zombie-riffic books…

If you didn’t get enough zombie action during Teen Read Week, here are some positively tasty titles…

Zombie Queen of Newbury High
Zombie Queen of Newbury High
Zombies vs Unicorns
Zombies vs Unicorns
Dead is a Battlefield
Dead is a Battlefield
The Enemy
The Enemy
I Kissed a Zombie and I Liked It
I Kissed a Zombie and I Liked It
The Forest of Hands and Teeth
The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Generation Dead
Generation Dead
Zombie Blondes
Zombie Blondes
Rot & Ruin
Rot & Ruin
Ashes
Ashes
How to be a zombie : the essential guide for anyone who craves brains
How to be a zombie : the essential guide for anyone who craves brains
Z
Z

2012 Teens’ Top 10 Books Winners Announced

The votes are in! Here are the 2012 Teens’ Top 10 Books, as voted by YOU…

Divergent
#1 Divergent by Veronica Roth

The Fault in Our Stars
#2 The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Legend
#3 Legend by Marie Lu
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
#4 Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
What Happened to Goodbye
#5 What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
Across the Universe
#6 Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Cinder
#7 Cinder by Marissa Meyer
The Scorpio Races
#8 The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Where She Went
#9 Where She Went by Gayle Forman
Abandon
#10 Abandon by Meg Cabot

Happy “Hunger Games” Texting!

As part of our Teen Read Week celebrations, join us at the library for a special movie screening of “The Hunger Games” featuring MuVChat! Bring your cell phone and text along to the movie. Answer trivia questions or post snarky comments…YOU are the commentator!

Scene from The Hunger Games

Sunday, October 14th, 2:00 pm @ Central Library
Tuesday, October 23rd, 3:30 pm @  Pike Branch

If you prefer just straightforward movie watching, check out these other showings…

Saturday, October 13th, 1:00 pm @ Franklin Road Branch
Tuesday, October 16th, 3:00 pm @ Eagle Branch
Saturday, October 20th. 2:00 pm @ Decatur Branch
Sunday, October 28th, 1:30 pm @ Wayne Branch
Monday, October 29th, 5:00 pm @ Spades Park Branch
Wednesday, October 31st, 5:00 pm @ Glendale Branch

Slammin’ Rhymes Challenge VII

Slammin Rhymes ChallengeThe Indianapolis Public Library presents Slammin’ Rhymes Challenge VII!
To recognize promising young poets, grades 9-12.
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 FESTIVAL 2012
Saturday, November 17, 2012
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Central Library – Clowes Auditorium
40 East St. Clair Street.

The CHALLENGE:
Write with the inspiring thoughts of:
“I Dream, I Drive, I am Destined”

HOW TO ENTER
DEADLINE: Monday, October 22, 2012
To be eligible, participants must be Marion County students, grades 9-12. All entries must be the original work of entrants. Keep it clean: absolutely no profanity will be allowed!

Entries will be read and judged by the African American History Committee. The judges will consider originality, quality of writing and theme development. Each entry MUST be attached to an official Entry Form. You can click here and print a copy of the form, OR they should be available at all library locations.

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 IMCPL library.
Winners will be notified. Participants must be registered by 12:00pm on event day.

WINNERS AND PRIZES
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 2012, Saturday, November 17, 2012, at Central Library, Clowes Auditorium.

Each winner will be given three minutes to perform his or her work.
The Teen Poetry performance will be followed by an AWARDS CEREMONY.
All participants are encouraged to be present to receive their awards.
A photo shoot for all participants will be at 3:30pm.

Award presentations will be given by Judge Glenda Hatchett, author of the national best-seller book, Dare to Take Charge, and well known national figure presiding over the syndicated show “Judge Hatchett.”