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

 

 

Ashes 

Bick, Ilsa   Ashes

 

 

Abandon

 

Cabot, Meg Abandon

 

 

Tempest

 

Cross, Julie Tempest

 

 

What Happened to Goodbye

 

Dessen, Sarah What Happened to Goodbye

 

 

Wither

 

DeStefano, Lauren Wither

 

 

Where She Went

 

Forman, Gayle Where She Went

 

 

Scarlet

 

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

 

 

Legend

 

Lu, Marie Legend

 

 

Hourglass

 

McEntire, Myra Hourglass

 

 

Cinder

 

Meyer, Marissa Cinder

 

 

Shine

 

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

 

 

Divergent

 

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

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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!

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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:

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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!

Teen Read Week: Read Beyond Reality

trw2009Go on, admit. You read for fun.  We all do. It’s something to do on the bus ride, while you’re waiting on Mom/Dad or a thousand other things. We’re not talking about homework here. This is just sitting down and cracking open a book and immersing yourself in a good story. YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) is encouraging teens to read something out of this world with Teen Read Week from October 18-24. This year’s theme is “Read Beyond Reality @ your local library.”

Check out your local branch to see what’s planned for the week. Events range from a bookmark contest, a book review and drawing, “Weird Jeopardy” and more. There should be something for everyone. If that’s not your speed, just pick up a book and read something that you’ve never read before. Stretch yourself, have some fun!

And you can drop a comment below about the books you’ve read. It could be your favorite book of all time. Or one that REALLY sucked. Either way, you’ll be sharing your ideas with others and helping them to read for the fun of it.

See you at the library!