2012 Teens’ Top 10 Books Winners Announced

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

#1 Divergent by Veronica Roth

The Fault in Our Stars
#2 The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
#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
#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
#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:

Saturday, November 17, 2012
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Central Library – Clowes Auditorium
40 East St. Clair Street.

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

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.

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.”

Celebrate the Freedom to Read

Banned Books Week
This week marks the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week. Celebrate your freedom to read by checking out one of these “challenged” titles…

The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling
Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily Von Ziegesar
Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer
The Perks of Being A Wallflower
The Perks of Being A Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
His Dark Materials
His Dark Materials trilogy, by Philip Pullman
ttyl, by Lauren Myracle
Beloved, by Toni Morrison
Forever, by Judy Blume
Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger

Breathe My Name by R. A. Nelson reviewed by Natalie

Breathe My NameThis book is a great one. I heard about it on a review website for teen books, and I never thought much of it until I saw it at the library once. I picked it up and was amazed by the first page alone. As I read on I realized that the main charactor, Frances, was very realistic, and R. A. Nelson’s writing is vivid and beautiful. The ending was the best I’ve ever read, and the entire book was flawless. This book was so amazing it made me realize I want to be an author. I’ve recomended this to all of my friends, and I’m writing this so I can reccomend it to you. I hope it changes your life like it changed mine.