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Teen Read Week 2010: Books With Beat

The countdown to Teen Read Week begins! From October 17th to October 23rd, libraries around the country celebrate teen reading by holding Teen Read Week activities.  This year's theme is "Books With Beat". Check out the HCPL events calendar to see what your library is doing this week.

In the meantime, check out the list below the cut for my favorite "Books With Beat".




Teen Read Week: Live Like a Rock Star @ at the Library

Calling all future rock stars! Join us at the Atascocita Library as we celebrate "Books With Beat" in honor of Teen Read Week with two rocking programs.

Learn how to "Dress Like a Rock Star" on Wednesday, October 20th at 4:30pm.  Create a personalized guitar pick necklace, pick up your rock star swag bag, and have your picture snapped by the paparazzi.

Thursday night, October 21st, at 7pm, you can "Rock the Library" with Guitar Hero and Karaoke. Wear your best rock star gear and compete for fabulous prizes.

Make Your Voice Heard!

What was your favorite book this past year? Catching Fire? Geektastic? City of Glass? You can vote on those books and many more in the YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) Teens' Top Ten 2010 Survey right here!

Teens: Fall Volunteer Opportunities

Calling all teens! Are you between the ages of 13 and 18? Need volunteer hours for school? Want something outstanding to put on your college applications? This fall, the Atascocita Library is offering two great volunteer opportunities just for you. Check out this blog post for more information!


Teens: Gear Up For Video Game Jam 2010!

With only 3 weeks left until the end of the Summer Reading Program, the countdown for Video Game Jam 2010 begins! On Saturday, August 7th from 5-7pm, teens will take over the Atascocita Library for an evening of video games, pizza and prizes. How do you get tickets for this event? First, register for the Teen Summer Reading Program and make sure you list the Atascocita Library as your branch. Second, read 15 books or 1800 minutes and log them either online or on paper. Third, drop by the library to pick up your prizes and permission slip for the event. Your permission slip must be turned in by Friday, August 6th.

Don't miss out! Register today!

Teens: Countdown to Camp Anime

The countdown is on and there is only a week left until this year's Camp Anime. Every year, anime fans gather at the library for a week of programs, prizes and Pocky.

Spaces are still available for Cosplay Sewing on Tuesday, June 22nd at 3pm so sign up today! No registration is required for the Wednesday, June 23rd Voice Acting workshop at 3pm or the Cosplay Runway Challenge on Thursday, June 24th at 7pm.

For more information about the individual programs, just click on this blog post.


Teens: Learn Magic @ the Library!

Stop the presses! We have a last minute addition to our Teen Summer Reading schedule! Julian Franklin of Library Rat Productions will be dropping in on Wednesday, June 16th at 3pm for a Magic Workshop. Learn tricks to impress your friends and family! Dazzle the girl or boy of your dreams with your magic prowess! This program is for tweens and teens (ages 10-18) only. Sign up today since space is limited!

Get Your Manga Fix Online @ HCPL

With temperatures reaching 100 degrees this weekend, the last thing you want to do is get out of the house and make a trek to your local library. So what's an otaku to do when you have a manga craving? Boot up your computer and head over to HCPL's Digital Media Catalog to check out our new downloadable line of manga and graphic novels.

So, how can you start downloading manga today?


Teens: Get the (Summer Reading) Party Started This Friday!

Get your party on at the library this Friday, June 4th starting at 3pm. Our Teen Summer Reading Kickoff Party features pizza, prizes and video games! Get a prize when you register for the Teen Summer Reading Program that day. Throughout the afternoon, we will also have random prize drawings and contests. Don't miss it!

What Are You Doing This Summer?

With only a handful of school days remaining, you may ask yourself, "What am I going to do this summer?" Well, you may not have as much fun as Scott (left) this summer, but you can always find wonderul things happening at your library! Check our your branch's events online here or drop by the branch for a flyer.

In addition to events, you can register for the Summer Reading Program right on this website or at your library starting June 4th. Read 5 books or 600 minutes for a certificate. Ask about additional prizes and reading levels while you are at the library.

Need volunteer hours for school? Your library can also help! Talk to a librarian about volunteering at the library.
See you @ the library!

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