October 4, 2008

Teen Read Week: Books With Bite

Next week is Teen Read Week at libraries and schools all over the country. It's a week to stop, drop, and read - for the sheer pleasure of rolling around in a great book. Reading is a) fun, b) portable, and best of all, c) it's FREE. So, find yourself a good book and get caught reading for the FUN of it this week.

Can't seem to find a book that makes you want to stay up all night reading under the covers with a flashlight? Then, sink your teeth into this - Readergirlz is hosting "Night Bites", a series of online chats with authors like Coe Booth, Tamora Pierce, Mitali Perkins, and Annette Curtis Klause. There will be a different topic and group of authors every night during Teen Read Week (October 13-17). Chats begin at 9 p.m. EST.

The theme for TRW this year is "Books with Bite" and the library has events planned all week, so be sure to stop by your local branch for some fun.

  • Teen Read Week Kick-off Party - 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 at Bealeton Library - Help give a book cart an Extreme Makeover and get a free book and t-shirt courtesy of the web comic, Unshelved. Compete in the great library PacMan tournament. Bring a friend or two and sample some yummy snacks while you sample some new books.
  • Creature Feature - 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Bealeton Library - Imagine it: over-the-top creepy music, a screaming scientist and a misunderstood amphibious monster from the deep. For copyright reasons, we can't tell you the movie title here, but this 1950s monster movie is one of a kind. Come in costume and take home a free comic book. Bring your parents, if you dare!
  • Food Fear Factor - Is fear a factor for you? If not, wear old clothes, bring a brave friend and take part in our food fear factor event. Who knows what will be on the menu? All challenges are optional - there will be plenty of fun (and just enough fear) for everyone.
    *Marshall Library - 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15
    *Bealeton Library - 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17
    *Warrenton Library - 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18