Do you have an opinion about the books you read? Do you want to talk with other teens about what you’ve read? Irvington Library hosts a Teen Book Discussion Group the 3rd Monday of the month at 4:30 pm. Our August 20 meeting, features the mystery The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon. After a dog is murdered a teen decides to find out what happened.
For September 17, we are reading Looking for Alaska by John Green. Leaving his safe, boring, and familiar life for the unknown of a boarding school, Pudge discovers a richer, but less safe life. Teens who want to join the discussion can pick up their own (yes, to keep) copy of the book of the month at the Information Desk at Irvington Library.
Don’t forget the Pass the Book program continues through the week of Match 7th, 2010. Don’t know about Pass the Book? It’s a virtual teen reading program where the library hands out specially tagged copies of John Green‘s three books, Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, and Paper Towns. After you get a copy, you will do three things:
* First, visit the Pass the Book website, , to register your copy. When you register the book you’ll be given the option to leave a comment and upload a photo of the book.
*Second, of course, read the book.
*And third, when you’re done, pass the book on to someone else with instructions to do the same: Log it in, read it and Pass it On!
Now that we’re halfway through the program, we want to know what you think. What is your favorite part of the program? What do you think we can do to make the program better? Which book did you like the best?
Would you like to participate? Check with your branch to see if there are any books available. Be sure to log on to Pass the Book to register your book. And don’t forget to click on the dashboard link to watch your book move around the city!
Want to join a book club that goes beyond reality? The Pass the Book program @ IMCPL is just for you! It’s easy to do and you don’t need anything to participate.
The event will kick off this Friday October 2nd at the First Friday Event at Central Library. After Friday you can get a special Pass-the-Book copy at your local IMCPL branch or–starting October 5th–at five Indianapolis schools.
When you get your copy you log it in at www.imcpl.org/pass , read it, and pass it on to a friend. When you log and pass the miles traveled will be “logged” and you can see where the book you had has traveled and what other readers thought about it.
The books are all by John Green, an Indianapolis native. The three titles; An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, and Looking for Alaska. All three books are hilarious, quirky and wildly entertaining. Once you read one you’ll want to read the other two.
REMEMBER: The books that you’ll pass around, once the program starts on Friday, will be specially prepared paperbacks, NOT the copies that you can request off this blog page.