Game Con!

Do you like gaming? Not video games, but board games. Warhammer 3000, Risk, Monopoly, Quelf, Dungeons and Dragons and the list goes on and on. We do, too. And in a few weeks, the largest gaming convention descends on Indianapolis. GenCon.

You’ve seen them in the news with Star Wars outfits and other costumes. You can get your game on, have some fun playing old favorites or learning new games and even getting ready for GenCon!

Click here, or on the picture above, for a list of events around the system. Ever better? We’re giving away gift cards and having a drawing for not one but TWO PAIRS of full GenCon passes, worth over $180.00. See you at the Library!

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Dying to Go Viral, by Sylvia McNicoll

Dying to Go ViralJade dies.  That’s not the end of the novel Dying to Go Viral; it’s the beginning.  Riding a skateboard without a helmet is not smart.  But doing that while hanging onto the back of a car so someone can film it and make a viral video?  That’s just stupid.   So, Jade dies.

But when Jade meets her mom on the other side, she realizes all of the grief that her decision and outcome have caused her father and brother.  She asks to come back for just one week. One week in which she can’t change anything, almost.   One week to make things better, somehow.   And she’s given the chance.

The moment she returns to her body, she see’s a friend about to do a skateboarding move that will break his wrist.   So, of course, she tries to stop it.  She does, but he injures himself worse just a few moments later.  With only a week on this Earth, Jade realizes that it’s not about the small stuff; it’s more about the Big Picture.  She discovers that she can only make little changes, like having the family eat together, talking to her brother about going to college after all.   But how can she set things on a better path with only days to go?

– from Michael

 

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Anya’s Ghost, by Vera Brosgol

From Joe Fox at Wayne Library:

Anya’s GhostAnya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol
TEEN 741.5 BRO
2013-14 Young Hoosier Book Award

Anya is a teen growing up in a small community who accidentally falls into a hole and has to be rescued. During her time in the hole, she discovers a set of bones that reveals a ghost- a ghost of a girl who was supposedly murdered as a teenager. The ghost follows Anya out of the hole and into the modern world and Anya discovers that the ghost, whose name is Emily, has a dark secret she’s been hiding for almost a hundred years. Beautifully illustrated in sepia tones that give a sense of foreboding to the reader.

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Dazzling Duct Tape!

From Michael:

It’s already the second week of the Summer Reading Program. Can you believe it? Hope you are all reading for yourselves and saving points for something really nice. How about a Indiana State Fair pass? Or maybe a Haunted House Pass? Or perhaps something else, let us know in the comments below!

Meanwhile, be sure to check out your local branch for a TEENS-ONLY workshop: Duct Tape Messenger Bag Workshop. You’ll be using duct tape and some pretty sharp cutting tools to create a one-of-a-kind messenger bag. But hurry! Only 15 seats are available for each session and they are going to fill up fast! Here’s the list of workshops.

Can’t wait for the workshop? Want to make something else? We’ve got books for that. Try one of the titles below.

Love (and Other Uses for Duct Tape)

 

Love (and Other Uses for Duct Tape)

 

 

Stick it!  99 D.I.Y. Duct Tape Projects

 

Stick it! 99 D.I.Y. Duct Tape Projects

 

 

Go Crazy with Duct Tape

 

Go Crazy with Duct Tape

 

 

The Duct Tape Book

 

The Duct Tape Book

 

Tape It & Make It: 101 Duct Tape Activities

 

Tape It & Make It: 101 Duct Tape Activities

 

 

Crazy Cool Duct Tape Projects

 

Crazy Cool Duct Tape Projects

 

 

Dazzling Duct Tape Designs

 

Dazzling Duct Tape Designs

 

There’s also a Duct Tape craft website.

Take a picture of something you made or want to make and leave a link in the comments below.

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Read Together, Right Now – Summer Reading Program 2013

srp_littleIt’s almost here! June 3rd is first day of the summer reading program here at IndyPL! The theme this year is “Read Together, Right Now” complete with a 60’s theme and artwork. Peter Max rocks! More details about the program are here.

What?! It’s just for kiddies? Nope, it’s for you, too, teen reader. Here’s the scoop….

First, we’ve got books just for you. Worth more than average book, check out our bonus book list. Good reading and worth 30 points a piece.

What? You don’t want to read a lot for yourself this summer? Well, did you know that you get points for reading aloud to your younger brothers and sisters? Tis true, and the points add up quickly. And if you want, you can share the points with others in your family!

The Duct Tape Messenger Bag workshop is for teens only (13-17). You’ll be using cutting tools and duct tape to create a one-of-a-kind messenger bag that you’ll be proud of. But hurry and sign up at your local branch, there is a limit of 15 teens per workshop. All the different workshops are listed here.

Like swimming for free (well, BOG, actually.)? How about a fun package at Royal Pin Fun Center? What? Need more? Okay, how about free tickets to the County Fair, worth $5.00? Free tickets to the STATE Fair, worth $10.00? Haunted House passes, worth $7.00? They can all be yours. The biggest prizes can be won by reading five teen novels. Just five! And there are a lot more prizes to be won.

We’ve even got a few teen films  to show you this summer, titles and times vary with location.

It’s going to be a great summer, we hope to see you here at the Library!

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