Don't miss this great event! Meet award-winning and critically-acclaimed author Matt de la Peña. A booksigning will follow his presentation. Matt is the author of many great realistic teen books dealing with racial and social identity, including the often challenged and even banned Mexican Whiteboy. What a great way to celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week! Check out more of Matt's books here.
Interested in hip hop, journalism, or poetry? Then, READ ON!
Save the date for the 2013 Anime Mini Con!
This year's Mini Con will take place at our Hardesty Regional Library on Saturday, October, 26th, from 1-4 pm and will include:
October is right around the corner, and at the Tulsa City-County Libraries, that means it's Teen Read Month!
Teen Read Week is an initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It started in 1998, making 2013 the 16th celebration! In Oklahoma we love Teen Read Week soooo much we celebrate for the entire month of October. Why is it important to celebrate? For a lot of reasons. Teens have so many options for entertainment, so it’s important to remind them to spend time reading for pleasure: it’s free, fun, and can be done anywhere. Research shows that teens who read for fun have better test scores and are more likely to succeed in the workforce. There are so many possibilities that exist within the doors of the library and within the covers of books!
Mullin's Ashfall is a page turner. If you have ever been to Yellowstone, you will want to read this book. If you have ever taken Karate lessons, you will want to read this book! Alex begins a journey to find his family, he meets up with a survivor, Darla and their comradery sets the pace for this story. Volcano ash sets the tone of the story, much like C. McCarthy's The road, a tale of survival and social regression.
Check out the information on Yellowstone at: http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/yvo/index.html