The time of year I always look forward to is finally here! No, not finals ... summer! With summer comes the MCPL Summer Reading Program, and I hope you know what that means ... FREE STUFF! That's right folks; we are giving away books and prizes just for reading. It may seem wacky - crazy even - but we are seriously excited about reading. We want you to be excited too, and that's why this year we have a special treat.
Ever get to that point where you are just desperate for something to do? Maybe you're waiting for your mom to pick you up from school, or you're in the longest line ever! Maybe you are bored to tears and refreshing Facebook just isn't cutting it, or you've been studying for your ACT for 5 straight hours. Maybe you're stuck at home on a Friday night with a busted up leg, or you're down with a wicked cold. We've got you covered; with a book, you can be wherever you want!
So, you heard about this super cool thing happening at your library this summer during which you get to spend time reading and earn prizes for it, right? (*cough* Teen Summer Reading Program *cough*) You’ve gotten online, signed up for an account, and are ready to start logging your minutes. But, you’ve run into a roadblock. You suddenly realize that you don’t know what to read!!!
This month’s Green Projects night for teens, Tuesday May 10th at 6:30, will star the amazing and versatile tin can. Think tin cans are ugly, boring, trashy, or other negative adjective of your choice? Not after we get our hands on them!
There will be two different projects to choose from (or make both if you’re a speedy crafter!): an elegant candle holder (perfect for outside use with a citronella candle) and a handy pencil/storage canister. Be there or be square!
“You gave up becoming human for me, and this is what I get? A boyfriend who hangs out with my worst enemy, but won’t tell me why. A boyfriend who walks out at the first hint of a fight. Try this on for size: You’re a—jerk!”
In the dream Tessa lay once again tied to the narrow brass bed in the Dark House. The Sisters leaned over her, clacking pairs of long knitting needles and laughing in shrill high-pitched voices. As Tessa watched, their features changed, their eyes sinking into their heads, their hair falling out, and stitches appearing across their lips, sewing them shut. Tessa shrieked voicelessly, but they did not seem to hear.
It’s summer. And for those of you too young to have summer jobs, I know this time of year can be tricky. You want something constructive and fun to do. Now, I am fully aware that the library may not be your main choice. For some who love reading and books, it is (and you guys better come this summer!). What a lot of you don’t know is how much the library has to offer.
What they want is for me to truly take on the role they designed for me. The symbol of the revolution. The Mockingjay. It isn't enough, what I've done in the past, defying the Capitol in the Games, providing a rallying point. I must now become the actual leader, the face, the voice, the embodiment of the revolution.