Keyword: Teen Read Week
TEEN BOOK WARS!
Wed., October 8th, 6 pm
Join us for an epic battle of the books! Listen to librarians defend some of their favorite books in four categories: Realistic Fiction, Graphic Novel, Sci Fi/Fantasy and Mystery. The audience will vote on winners and have a chance to win door prizes. Trash talk encouraged!
Helmerich Library; 5131 E 91st St.; (918) 549-7631
Picture it: you've just found the best series EVER, and you can't wait to race through all six volumes of marvelous, terrifying, exhilarating prose. You blaze through the first book, you speed through the second, and then you search the library catalog for the third, when suddenly--THE LIBRARY DOESN'T HAVE NUMBER THREE. Quelle horreur! What to do?! I HAVE THE ANSWER TO LIFT YOU IN THIS DARK HOUR! Listen to your librarian, y'all--search MOBIUS.
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 2014 the 17th 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 lots 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!
Dress up as a character from a book, comic, or manga and come to the Costume Party at Jenks Library! Thursday, October 31st from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM. We'll most definitely have candy :) but also some games and general awesomeness. Plus, you get to show off your mad costume skillz! If you need some ideas, check out the links below:
http://bit.ly/1aLfX0x YA specific costumes
http://bit.ly/1gw34w7 Flow chart to help you decide
Got questions? Ask a librarian! 918-549-7570
Make your costume for our steampunk gathering, Tuesday Oct. 22 @ 6PM
Join teens in vintage costume for a steampunk gathering. Design a time machine, explore alternative history, solve a Sherlockian mystery, share steamy snacks and more. Prizes given out during the program for the most creative, steampunk attire!