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Branching Out Highlights of News & Events for Sep. - Nov. 2013

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Teen Programs

Teen Programs DCL Banned Books Week Scavenger Hunt

Your Teen Librarians Main Library Placedia Nance 919-560-0122 pnance@dconc.gov

Sunday – Saturday, Sep. 22-28 Celebrate your freedom to read by locating a banned book in the teen area. When you read the book and submit a book review on our website, your name will be entered in a drawing for a prize. Check out your favorite location for related displays and programs.

Bragtown Denise Williams 919-560-0210 dwilliams@dconc.gov East Regional Archie Burke 919-560-0213 pburke@dconc.gov

Back to Books Week (B2B) Monday – Thursday, Sep. 9-12 Come and find out how your library can help you succeed in school, college and life-long learning. Library tours, online database demonstrations, technology petting fairs, pajama storytimes, refreshments and more. Contact your local library to find out what events are planned. Main Library North Regional East Regional South Regional Stanford L. Warren Southwest Regional

Monday, Sep. 9 Monday, Sep. 9 Tuesday, Sep. 10 Tuesday, Sep. 10 Tuesday, Sep. 10 Thursday, Sep. 12

North Regional Christine Grant 919-560-0238 cgrant@dconc.gov South Regional Jen Brannen 919-560-7444 jbrannen@dconc.gov

6:30 - 8 p.m. 6:30 - 8 p.m. 6:30 - 8 p.m. 6:30 - 8 p.m. 6:30 - 8 p.m. 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Southwest Regional Autumn Winters 919-560-8598 awinters@dconc.gov Stanford L. Warren & McDougald Terrace Heather Cunningham 919-560-7336 hcunningham@dconc.gov

College Bound!

Send your kids to the best, most selective colleges for pennies on the dollar! Learn how in this program taught by A2Z College Planning. Registration is required. East Regional South Regional Main Library

Monday, Sep. 30 Tuesday, Oct. 22 Monday, Oct. 28

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Photography North Regional Library teens make ice cream. Pictured: Madison Wheaton, Simone Baker, Alexis Harris, Ibraheem Bouie, Saffiyah Bouie, Lauren Morgan, Khamiya Parker and Amari Burt. Photography sponsor: Melanie Busbee Photo. Visit melaniebusbeephoto.com to see more of Melanie’s work. To become a photography sponsor, email grozier@dconc.gov.

Teens visit the facepainting and caricature artists at the Summer Reading kickoff at Northgate Mall. Pictured: Courtney Parker and Erika Raucano. Photography by staff.

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LIBRARY CARD PRIZE BONANZA!

Get carded and get a prize! During the month of September, apply for a library card and choose a prize from our Treasure Chest. Already have a card? Then win a prize by bringing a friend to apply for a card. Use your new or existing library card at Bragtown at least once per week in September and enter for a chance to win a grand prize.

FAMILY FUN FRIDAY

Fridays, Sep. 13; Oct. 11; Nov. 8 4 - 5:30 p.m. Spend some extra special time with your family at the library. Have fun with a board game, movie and popcorn, a craft or a good book.

GAMING @ BRAGTOWN

Wednesdays, Sep. 18; Oct. 16; Nov. 20 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Play your favorite games at the library. Bring a friend!

SCIENCE MADNESS

Thursdays, Sept. 26; Oct. 24; Nov 21 3:30 -5:30 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of high-energy, messy and sometimes gross science fun.

Wednesday, Sep. 4 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Paint rocks and jazz up your room! Rocks and paints provided.

TEEN CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

GAME DAYS!

Wednesdays, Oct. 2; Nov. 6, 20 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Play Wii or Kinect games with your friends at East!

BLACK OUT POETRY

Thursdays, Sep. 5, 19; Oct. 3, 17, 31; Nov. 14 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Write your own stories and poems, or collaborate on works already in progress. Refreshments provided.

Wednesday, Oct. 9 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Create poems from old book pages and black markers. You’ll be amazed!

MARVEL COMICS JIGSAW PUZZLE COUNTDOWN

Wednesday, Oct. 16 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. It’s Teen Read Week! Bring a book to swap, and enjoy a slice of pizza.

Wednesday, Sep. 11 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Who can put a piece in Spiderman or Superwoman the fastest? Win a prize for the quickest puzzler in town!

TEEN BOOK CLUB

Thursdays, Sep. 12, 26; Oct. 10, 24; Nov. 7, 21 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Join our teen book club for diverse reading and lively discussions. Refreshments and fun provided!

MAKE A PEEPS DIORAMA

Wednesday, Sep. 18 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. We’ve got the peeps and art supplies for you to create the coolest diorama ever!

BOOK SWAP & PIZZA

SCARY MUMMY HOTDOGS!

Wednesday, Oct. 23 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Be prepared for Halloween by making frightening hotdogs!

MOVIES @ EAST

Wednesdays, Oct. 30; Nov. 27 3 - 5 p.m. We’re showing a vampire movie on Oct. 30 and a Fall movie on Nov. 27. Hope to see you there! Refreshments provided.

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Melanie Busbee Photo CELEBRATE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH Design a Maraca Tuesday, Sep. 17 4 - 5 p.m. Learn about this percussion instrument as we decorate a maraca using paint and markers. Movie Time Tuesday, Sep. 24 3 - 5 p.m. Join us as we watch the movie Selena based on the life of American singer-songwriter Selena Quintanilla-Perez. *Mini Piñatas Tuesday, Oct. 8 4 - 5 p.m. Create mini piñatas! All supplies (including candy to put in the piñatas) will be provided by the library; supplies, however are limited. *Fiesta Time Tuesday, Oct.15 4 - 5 p.m. Join us as we create a fabulous festive snack.

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SATURDAY TUTORING

Saturdays, Sep.14, 28; Oct. 12, 26; Nov. 9, 23 12 noon - 2 p.m. Do you need assistance with Math or English? Do you have a last minute project you need help with? Schedule an appointment with a tutor or the librarian.

*COMICS CREATOR

Wednesday, Oct. 16 4 - 5 p.m. Celebrate teen read week by creating a comic and storybook online.

EATING HEALTHY

Monday, Oct. 28 2 - 3 p.m. Join us as we learn how to create a healthy treat.

GROSSOLOGY 101

Wednesday, Oct. 30 4 - 5 p.m. Remember slime? Join us to learn how to create your own! Explore chemistry with some gooey slime.

GOCKS!

Wednesday, Oct. 23 2 - 3 p.m. Bring your creativity, and join us as we create a sock – oops, I meant to say a Goth – puppet.

*Registration is required.

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Nor th Reg ional TEEN SCENE: MOVIE MONDAYS

Mondays (No movies Sep. 2; Oct. 7; Nov. 4) 2:30 - 5 p.m. Come relax with a movie after school each Monday. Movies will be chosen by teens, and snacks will be provided.

TEEN SCENE: TECH TUESDAYS

Tuesdays (No program Sep. 24; Oct. 8; Nov. 5) 2:30 - 5 p.m. Come join us for some activities involving the latest technology!

TEEN SCENE: GAME ON!

Wednesdays (No program Nov. 13) 2:30 - 5 p.m. Connect with your friends and show off your skills with board games, card games, Xbox 360 and Wii.

TEEN SCENE: WILDCARD

Thursdays (No program Nov. 28) 2:30 - 5 p.m. Join us after school for a variety of fun activities especially for teens. Activities include arts and crafts, book clubs and cooking activities.

TEEN SCENE: TEEN CHALLENGE

Fridays (No program Nov. 29) 2:30 - 5 p.m. Join us every Friday after school for a new physical challenge, puzzle, brain teaser or trivia quiz. Prizes will be awarded.

HUNGER GAMES WEEK

Monday-Friday, Nov. 18-22 2:30 - 5 p.m. Join us for a fun-filled week of Hunger Games inspired movies, games and activities.

S o uth Reg ional TEEN TIME

Wednesdays, (No program Nov. 13, 27) 3 - 5 p.m. Enjoy time just for teens @ your library. Movies, crafts and more!

Highlights Sep. 18: Marshmallow Wars! Create your own marshmallow shooters and let the games begin. Oct. 9: Make Your Own Animal Ears. Interested in cosplay? Or just want to get ready for Halloween? Learn how to make your own animal ears. Oct. 23: Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse You read every zombie book there is, but what would you really do in a zombie pandemic? Learn and practice how to prepare in this fun and interactive program. Oct. 30: The Return of Create Your Own Zombie Cupcake Decorate your own zombie cupcake with a variety of gruesome goo and vile accouterments. Survive the cupcake apocalypse if you can . . . (We dare you to eat one!) Nov. 6: Join the Spy Society! Think you have what it takes to be a spy? Test your skills with memory games, code cracking and more! Nov. 20: Teen Movie Time with The Hunger Games Are you counting down until The Catching Fire premiere? If so, put the odds in your favor and come watch The Hunger Games.

GAME DAY/OPEN COMPUTER LAB FOR TEENS

Thursdays (No program Nov. 28) 3 - 5 p.m. Join us for a game day or a teens only open laptop computer lab every Thursday afternoon. Play games, hang out or even work on homework.

*SOUTH REGIONAL TEEN BOOK CLUB

Saturdays, Sep. 7; Oct. 5; Nov. 2 2 - 3 p.m. Talk books and nosh pizza at the teen book club. (Some copies of each month’s book are available at the information desk.)

COLLEGE? HELP!

Saturday, Sep. 21 2 - 3:30 p.m. Interested in college? (Or have a teen who is?) Come see what the library has for YOU from studying for the SATs and AP tests to choosing a college and finding scholarships.

MEET A REAL-LIFE GHOST HUNTER!

Saturday, Oct. 19 2 - 3 p.m. Come hear a real ghost hunter talk about her trade. Prepare to be spooked and intrigued.

LIBRARY SCAVENGER HUNT REDUX

Saturday, Nov. 16 2 - 3:30 p.m. Seek the unknown at your library—solve the clues and outwit the competition and you’ll win bragging rights, new knowledge and nifty prizes.

*Registration is required.

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Teen Programs S o uthwe s t Reg ional GAME DAY

St an f or d L . War r en SCARE SQUAD HAUNTED HOUSE

Mondays, Sep. 9 - Nov. 25 3:30 - 5 p.m. Relax after school with Xbox Kinect gaming, board games and snacks.

Monday-Thursday, Oct. 21-24 Afterschool

*WRITE ON!

Saturday, Oct. 26 12 noon - 3 p.m. Build and staff the library’s 3rd Annual Haunted House. Last year we terrified hundreds of little kids!

Tuesdays, Sep. 24 - Oct.29 7 - 8:30 p.m. Writing coaches from UNC offer writing support in a casual atmosphere where teens can explore ideas and make their own choices. Students in grades 7-12 welcome.

TEEN MOVIE AFTERNOON – FUN SIZE

Wednesday, Oct. 2 4 - 5:30 p.m. Enjoy the funniest movie about Halloween ever made while you eat lots of candy. Rated PG-13.

Friday, Oct. 25 2 - 6 p.m.

Haunted House Build: Afterschool, Monday - Thursday. Haunted House Staff: Friday & Saturday.

FALL FIBER FEST

Wednesdays, Nov. 6, 20 4 - 5 p.m. Nov. 6: CD Spindles: Try your hand at spinning yarn and make a spindle you can keep. Nov. 20: Popsicle Loom: Weave a bracelet with a simple but sophisticated loom you can keep.

ANIME CLUB

Wednesdays, Sep. 4; Oct. 2; Nov. 6 4 - 5 p.m. Do you enjoy anime? Manga? Graphic novels? If so, join us to talk about your favorites and watch some anime.

DIY SPA DAY

Tuesday, Sep. 24 4 - 5 p.m. Already stressed out about school? Learn some techniques to manage stress while enjoying a relaxing do-it-yourself spa treatment. Healthy snacks and soothing music will be provided.

TEEN READ WEEK – LIBRARY SCAVENGER HUNT

Monday-Saturday, Oct. 14-19 Celebrate TRW with the theme “Seek the Unknown @ Your Library!” Complete the scavenger hunt to receive a prize. (Ask your librarian for details.)

GROSSOLOGY WORKSHOP

Monday, Oct. 28 2 - 4 p.m. Are you ready for Halloween? Celebrate all things gooey, icky and gross in this hands-on workshop.

TEEN GAME DAY

Monday, Nov. 11 2 - 4 p.m. Hang out and have some fun with Xbox games and snacks.

POETRY FOR PIZZA

Tuesday, Nov. 26 4 - 5 p.m. Create your own blackout poetry page, share it with the group and receive a slice of pizza!

*Registration is required.

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