Teen Read Week 2013 is off to a great start at the Augusta Public Library. On Tuesday, our new intern Tavian mounted and excellent PowerPoint presentation featuring the activities out Teen Advisory Group accomplished so far this year. Wednesday saw one of our funner activities, the Silent Library Silent Library Competition. Unfortunately, we no winner as everyone was guilty of laughing, but all who played enjoyed themselves. Upcoming activities to round out the week are as follows:
Thursday, October 17 at 6:00 pm
Paying For College: Georgia Student Finance Commission Presentation
Join Carol Ann Lott of the Georgia Student Finance Commission as she talks about financing a college education especially for middle and high schools students and their parents. Pre-registration required at 706-434-2036.
Friday, October 18 at 3:00 pm
Come out to the Appleby Branch and share your singing skills with our patrons. You could be declared the Idol of Walton Way. For more information, call 706-736-6244.
Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 3:00 pm
TAG Rolling Video Gaming Truck Video Game Competition
Teams of four will play will compete for prizes. Bring your own team or come out to be placed on one. Sponsored by YA@AL TAG. Pre-registration required at 706-434-2036.
Get ready for a full slate of activities October 13th through 19th in recognition of Teen Read Week 2013 all throughout the library system. Check back for more details on Sunday, October 13th, the first day of the nationwide observance of the “holiday.”
A big thanks to author Robin Mellom for coming out and reading with the general public and ladies from the Rosa T. Beard Debutante Society. Jahkim Gary helped Robin present an excerpt from her latest book, “The Classroom: Student Council Smackdown!”. Refreshments were yummy, the conversation was flowing and a fun time was had by all.
Be on the lookout for upcoming YA author appearances and Skypes. You don’t want to miss out on the next big Fandom phenom. We’ve had Robin and Jessica Khoury this year and both authors are getting big buzz about possible tv and movie options. Make sure you meet them here first before they become the next Stephanie Myers or Suzanne Collins and “catch fire.”
For the week of July 1 -7, 2013, Young Adults @ Augusta Library (YA@AL) plans the following activities on the 2nd floor of Headquarters:
BENEATH THE SURFACE FILM FEST
Wednesday, July 3rd @ 3:00 pm
(changed from The Goonies)
Eight kids of wildly disparate ethnic, class, and regional backgrounds are followed from their individual hometowns to Washington D.C. for the 1999 National Spelling Bee Finals. Also, read an article about what the winner is doing with her life nearly 15 years later.
THE CLASSICS CAFÉ
Wednesday, July 3rd @ 6:00 pm
Lord of the Flies
Moderator Mary Halstead breaks this classic book (a staple on many summer reading lists) all the way down in easy-to-understand language. Come in your most casual wear, kick your shoes off and join her for refreshments and fun.
Thursday, July 4th
Library Is Closed
THE CLASSICS CAFÉ
Sunday, July 7th @ 2:00 pm
Mary Halstead breaks this classic book down (another staple on many summer reading lists) “about a long walk taken by a bunch of short men.” As always, come in your most casual wear, kick your shoes off and join her for refreshments and fun.