The Mid-Continent Bookies, a teen readers advisory group, participated in the "Showing You Care with a Chair" organized by the Citi Arts organization. The teens started with a plain, ordinary chair and with the imagination that only teens possess. They created a work of art! The masterpiece was then auctioned off at the Belger Art Center, receiving the second highest bid of the event. Go Bookies!
Make sure to contact the Blue Springs North branch for more details on how to join in the Bookie fun.
No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. These teenagers are actually cutting up library books!
It’s just a fact of life in the library that some books become so damaged or outdated that they cannot stay on our shelves. We sell what we can, but some books have just simply reached the end of their lives. These intrepid teens have found a way to recycle those used, stained, battered, and worn books: turn them into art.
I started an Anime Club at my branch, where they pay me to watch anime with some really cool kids once a month. I'm also on the Anime Review Committee, which allows me the opportunity to recommend and review new titles for MCPL. This is pretty much a dream come true, since I've been a big anime dork for years. Since I have a lot of people ask me, "What IS anime?", I thought I would put together a short tutorial.
Okay, so I am admittedly the biggest book geek on the planet (or at least among the top 100 in Kansas City), and some of my most exciting moments in life are when I get to meet authors of books that I have read and loved. With the way I gush and swoon and rush to get in line for autographs and photos, you’d think I was meeting the latest Hollywood heartthrob. But honestly, I think authors are the best celebrities ever. I maintain an ever-growing collection of signed books and pictures of me with my biggest, geekiest smile standing next to some super famous writers; it’s fantastic.
Antioch Branch, October 4 at 6:30. Fantasy, adventure, travel, mystery. What is your favorite genre of book? Come and be a part of our Teen Book Club. Read one book per month, and then come and join us for lively discussions. Refreshments served. For September, we are reading:
Hey teens, ever wish you could add upcoming library programs to your Facebook event calendar? We thought so! That is why we have been creating more teen MCPL pages for you on Facebook. You can check out upcoming events, fun facts about your branch, look at pictures of library regulars, and even get updates from your favorite teen programmers. Not to mention, it's a great way to keep in touch with other cool teens who like the library :)