We’ve got some crazy cool events just for teens and we can’t wait to tell you about them.
This is Madness March Madness: Monday, March 12th @ 6:30 p.m. Are you absolutely nuts about basketball? Is March madness the best time of the year or what? We think so. Join us as we discuss the year in college basketball, check out some great highlights, and of course, fill out our brackets for the NCAA tournament. It’s going to be an awesome night.
Teen Book Club: The Remarkable Life and Times of Eliza Rose
In honor of Women's History (March!), this month's LS Branch Teen Book Club selection features a wonderful work of historical fiction that revolves around a famous (er...infamous!?) and intriguing woman from history, Nelly Gwyn. Not familiar with her? Check out The Remarkable Life and Times of Eliza Rose by Mary Hooper.
Teens! Please join us on Tuesday March 13th at 6:30 p.m. for this month's exciting and wonderful Green Projectsprogram, where we give old and used materials a new life as a unique recycled craft! We have a fabulous project in store for you this month; we will use a material that we happen to have in copius quantities here at MCPL, old books!
In exactly ten days, ten hours, fifty-three minutes, and forty-nine, forty-eight, forty-seven… seconds, this year’s biggest movie (in my completely unofficial and totally biased opinion) will be starting at theaters across the Central Daylight Time zone. Can you believe it?
This Saturday, March 24th at 2:00 p.m., we will be having, without a doubt, one of the most awesome teen library programs ever, anywhere, in all of library history!!! I speak of Hunger Games Havoc, a giant celebration of all things Hunger Games in honor of the release of the movie this Friday.
Teen Game Night at the Grain Valley Branch was a huge success. A great group of teens came out to play board games, eat snacks, and just hang out with each other. The success of this program was thanks in part to the wonderful teachers at the Grain Valley North Middle School, who helped promote the program to their classes.
We're looking forward to hosting another game night soon.
This past week, a bunch of our very talented teen librarians got together with a single goal: to make a zombie movie. Wait, what? How is that relevant to the library? Well, we made a zombie movie to promote our upcoming Teen Summer Reading Program! The very short promo features teen employees and teen volunteers from around the MCPL universe. We had so much fun putting it together.
Last Thursday on March 22, we had a Hunger Games Havoc Party in preparation for The Hunger Games movie that came out at 12:00 a.m. on Friday. There were different training stations, such as Cookie Decorating, Arm Wrestling, 60-second Challenges, and The Hunger Games Trivia. We also showed trailers from the movie.
This month, we will be reading Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham. In his first young adult novel, Grisham introduces us to Theodore Boone, who is only 13 years old and already a lawyer in his own mind. Theo keeps an "office" at home and dispenses legal advice to both classmates and adults. He finds himself over his head when an eyewitness to a high-profile local murder contacts him with critical information. The witness is an illegal immigrant and is afraid of coming forward. Without his testimony, the guilty party will go free.