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

Zombie Apocalypse Survival Workshops

Choose from several Zombie programs that will run all through the Fall, 2012 at several different library locations:

“Ashfall” Author Mike Mullin
After teens survive the zombie apocalypse, they’ll want to document their frightful experience. Teens ages 13 – 17 are invited to learn about the writing process from Mike Mullin, author of the critically acclaimed novel, “Ashfall.” A book signing will follow. Schedule

Create a Zombie Caricature
he first thing teens need to know to survive an attack is how to identify a zombie! Teens ages 13 – 17 are invited as artists from Art With a Heart guide them through the steps of identifying and drawing the unique features of the walking dead. Participants will leave with their very own zombie caricature drawing. To make sure they can finish the project, Art with a Heart requests that attendees be on time or within 5 minutes of the start time of the class. Schedule

Apocalypse Food Preparation
Teens may find themselves barricaded from the zombie onslaught in abandoned shopping centers for weeks at a time. Teens ages 13 – 17 are invited as expert chefs from Your Gourmet Girlfriends show how to make delicious snacks to keep energized while holding off the horde. Participants will receive tasty samples of everything they create. Schedule

Dance the Thriller
To escape a shuffling zombie, teens need to know how to dance away in style. Teens ages 13 – 17 are invited to exercise their dance moves with the expert character cosplayers, And Sewing is Half the Battle. Participants will learn the choreography to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Schedule

Zombie Love Sadie Walker is Stranded The Year of Eating Dangerously Dead is a Battlefield
Dead Reckoning Flesh and Bone Zombie Cupcakes The Zombie Handbook
Dearly Beloved a Zombie Novel Zombie Cupcakes Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Zombie Movies Undead

Vote Now! The 2012 Top Ten!

From now through Saturday, September 15th, you can choose your three favorites from a list of 24 books published last year.

This is the Teen Top Ten vote, sponsored by YALSA (the Young Adult Library Services Association).

The winners, the top ten, will be announced during Teen Read Week, October 14-20.

The 24 candidates are listed below. You can click here or on the Top Ten illustration to bring up a ballot for voting.

The Candidates:

All Good Children 

Austen, Catherine   All Good Children




Bick, Ilsa   Ashes





Cabot, Meg Abandon





Cross, Julie Tempest



What Happened to Goodbye


Dessen, Sarah What Happened to Goodbye





DeStefano, Lauren Wither



Where She Went


Forman, Gayle Where She Went





Gaughen, A.C. Scarlet



Eona: The Last Dragoneye


Goodman, Alison Eona: The Last Dragoneye



The Fault in Our Stars


Green, John The Fault in Our Stars



Page by Paige


Gulledge, Laura Lee Page by Paige





Lu, Marie Legend





McEntire, Myra Hourglass





Meyer, Marissa Cinder





Myracle, Lauren Shine



A Monster Calls


Ness, Patrick A Monster Calls



This Dark Endeavor


Oppel, Kenneth This Dark Endeavor



Across the Universe


Revis, Beth Across the Universe



Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children


Riggs, Ransom Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children





Roth, Veronica Divergent



Between Shades of Gray


Sepetys, Ruta Between Shades of Gray



The Scorpio Races


Stiefvater, Maggie The Scorpio Races



How to Save a Life


Zarr, Sara How to Save a Life



All These Things I’ve Done


Zevin, Gabrielle All These Things I’ve Done


Teen Read Week: October 16th- 22nd


The Indianapolis Public Library will celebrate Teen Read Week™ with an epic program encouraging area teens to read for the fun of it. Stop by one of our participating branches and ask for a TRW Word Search, complete the short survey and receive an epic prize!


The small print:
Return TRW Word Search by 10/22/2011
Program free & open to ages 12-17
One prize per teen while supplies last
Remember you can still email pictures of your books performing shenanigans to library.teen.scene@gmail.com  and see them posted this week.

If you think your pic is epic, submit it to the national contest sponsored by YALSA.
Click here for the entry form.

Teen Read Week: Picture it @ Your Library®.

trwlogo2011Teen Read Week 2011 is coming. This year it is Picture it @ Your Library®.

Would you like to see one of your photos achieve semi-fame here on our blog or on the Teen Scene FB page ? Submit a picture of whatever you’re reading doing something interesting or placed somewhere interesting or Photoshop® your book into somewhere… interesting! Email it to library.teen.scene@gmail.com  and see it posted the week of October 16-22. If you like include a bit about yourself, why you like the book, your age and your first name. No pictures including faces, please- the legal stuff makes it tricksy. (Unless you want to blur them out, Cops-style.)

Here is our first pic from Scott, age 13:

He is reading Tales of H. P. Lovecraft right now and expects Cthulhu will be right behind the zombies in the apocalypse.

If you think your pic is epic, submit it to the national contest sponsored by YALSA.
Click here for the entry form.

Check back soon to see what’s happening at your library for Teen Read Week!