Calling all Minions! Celebrate Teen Read Week with a visit from this awesome Missouri author. Heather Brewer was not your typical teen growing up. She wore black, danced under full moons and devoured every book in sight. Despite being a wife, mom and best-selling author, she hasn’t changed much. Her favorite colors are black and black. She believes it’s quite possible that vampires are running our world’s governments. And she’s the author of the Chronicles of Vladimir Tod and other great teen books. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the program.
Six-Word Teen Memoirs
What can you tell us about yourself in just six words? This limited-word writing challenge can be infinitely easy or very tricky depending on how you think about it. No writing experience is necessary; after all, you’re the master of this subject. Beginning Monday, September 9, submit your six-word memoir at teens.dbrl.org through October 9, or fill out a form while you’re at the library. We’ll share your stories on our teen blog during Teen Read Week, October 13-19.
Heavy Medal: Mock Newbery Awards
Wednesday, September 11, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library
.We’re staging our own mock Newbery awards! Have a voice in selecting our own winner of the 2013 John Newbery Medal. At these fun sessions, you’ll discuss Newbery finalists and defend the book you feel is the “Heavy Medalist” of the year. Library staff will facilitate along with Nancy Baumann, a local educator and previous Newbery committee member.
Registration Information: This program is for youth in grades 4-7. Sessions will be held Wednesdays on Sept. 11, 25, Oct. 9, 23, Nov. 6, 20, Dec. 4, 18. Registration begins Tuesday, August 27. To sign-up, please call (573) 443-3161
Project Teen: Survival Bracelets
Monday, September 16, 5:30-7 p.m.
Columbia Public Library
Anything can happen, so be prepared! Come to the library to make a survival bracelet from paracord while enjoying free pizza! Ages 11-16. Registration begins Tuesday, September 3. To sign-up, please call (573) 443-3161.
Percy Jackson and Greek Mythology
With the recent release of the movie “Sea of Monsters” and the upcoming publication of “House of Hades,” Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series continues to gain popularity. Explore his new take on Greek mythology with activities and crafts.
Callaway County Public Library: Wednesday, September 18 at 4 p.m. Ages 9-14. No registration required.
SoBoCo Public Library: Tuesday, September 24 at 3:30 p.m Grades 6-8. No registration required.
Columbia Public Library: Wednesday, October 2 at 4:30 p.m. Ages 9-14. Registration begins Tuesday, September 17. To sign-up, call (573) 443-3161.
Teen Game Night
Test drive the library’s Wii U game console. Become a dancing superstar in “Just Dance 4,” defeat evil aliens in your own “Metroid” spaceship or team up with friends to conquer Bowser in the new “Super Mario Bros.” We’ll also have snacks and a selection of the library’s newest teen fiction, music and DVDs for you to check out. Don’t have a library card? We’ll have library card applications on hand for your parent or guardian to sign.
Columbia Public Library: Wednesday, September 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ages 11-16. Registration begins Tuesday, September 10. To sign-up, call (573) 443-3161.
SoBoCo Public Library: Friday, October 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. No registration required.
Tuesday, October 29, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Southern Boone County Public Library
Instead of carving pumpkins, come decorate one with paint, markers, glitter, sequins and more. Grades 6-8.
“Catching Fire” Release Party
Hunger Games champions Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory sparks a rebellion throughout Panem. Would you have the strength to survive The Quarter Quell? Test your mettle in our Hunger Games Trivia Contest and Cornucopia Challenge. While there will be no battle to the death, there will be a battle for points. This will also be a great time to discover other dystopian titles you might like.
Columbia Public Library: Wednesday, October 30, 6:30 p.m. Ages 11-16. Registration begins Tuesday, October 15. To sign-up, call (573) 443-3161.
SoBoCo Public Library: Tuesday, November 26, 3:30 p.m. Grades 6-8. No registration required.