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Teen Read 2016

Teen Read Month 2016
Teen Read Month:  October 1-31

Track your reading, challenge your friends, and earn badges! Read 20 hours and be entered to win.

October is Teen Read Month, which means our libraries are highlighting and appreciating you and the books and events you enjoy at the library. This year's theme is Read for the Fun of It! So grab something fun to read and join October’s teen reading program. While you’re at it, challenge your friends to see who can read more! Earn badges! And check out free events at the library!

 

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Tricky Treats!

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Got Halloween plans? Now you do! Cataloging Tech Margo has books and a hot tip about crafting!

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info Magazine - October 2016

info Magazine - October 2016

The month of October has been designated Teen Read Month in celebration of some of our favorite library members. Drawing from a national initiative to get teens to read more, we’ve created a special teen reading program designed to engage and reward teen readers with fun activities and cool digital badges for logging their reading time.

We’ve also got a full slate of programs to inspire and entertain teens. In addition to science programs involving robotics and experimentation there are craft programs for knitting and creating cosplay gear. For active teens there are several Halloween-themed programs like Plants vs. Zombies, a simulated Zombie Apocalypse, and a sugar skull craft. We’ve also got some great workshops on developing life skills teens won’t want to miss—Navigating Financial Aid, Professionalism for Teens, and Welcome to the Real World. See our events calendar in this issue or search online at metrolibrary.org to find all the exciting programs on offer.

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The 2016 Man Booker Short List

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Awarded to the best original novel written in English, the Man Booker Prize has released its shortlist. Librarian Tracy runs ‘em down.

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First Contact

Planetary explorer

Librarians are already prepared for First Contact—even got a Dewey number for it. Manager Todd has your guide.

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Saints, Sinners and Astronauts

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Oklahoma's a baby among states but she’s already produced a diverse group of outsized personalities. Librarian Chris has the rundown on his favorites.

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Pandemic! OR a Buzzreads Reminder to Get Your Flu Shot

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Preppers - don't forget library books when outfitting your shelter. It's not like there'll be fines when things go south! YA Librarian Anna has some great pandemic books to keep you occupied while you wait it out.

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A Few of My Favorite Things

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Browsing is the best. How else are you going to meet Mr. Right (book)? Librarian Kassy shares the latest list of books that had her at, "Hello."

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Old School v New School Fantasy

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Are we in a great era for fantasy fiction? Librarian Sarah runs down the list of contenders in her look at "old school" v. "new school" fantasy fiction.

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The Millennial Whoop: Nothing New Under the Sun

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What's that sound you've been hearing on the radio? It's now got a name - the "Millennial Whoop". Our classical music expert Breck says it's not anything musicians haven't done for, well, millennia.

 

 

 

 

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