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International Games Day 11/3/12

Date: 
Fri, 11/02/2012

 

It's happening!  It's on!  International Games Day on Saturday, November 3rd!

You coming?

If you liked...

Date: 
Mon, 10/29/2012

Have you seen the Lawrence Public Library's "If you liked the Hunger Games..." readalike flowchart?

Ms. Peso, the librarian at Glenbrook North High School has created her own for John Green's The Fault In Our Stars and Paper Towns!

Want to take a look? You can find her charts are on the Spartan Library Blog.

Dungeons and Dragons

Date: 
Thu, 10/25/2012

The countdown to the Dungeons and Dragons event (Sat. Nov. 3rd from 11-1:30pm) during International Games Day has started!  Nine days until the game.  We're already over half filled!

So, have you registered, yet?  847.272.4300

The Pumpkins Have Arrived!

Date: 
Tue, 10/23/2012
Literary Pumpkin Collage

From Mrs. K's 2nd grade class at Meadowbrook, the pumpkins have arrived for public viewing in Youth Services. For the Literary Pumpkin Assignment, each student chose a book character and turned him/her/it into a pumpkin. These pumpkins are not to be missed and will be on display until the middle of November.

International Game Day

Date: 
Thu, 10/11/2012

Teens - it's on.  International Games Day 2012.  Saturday, November 3rd.

We have a lot going on so try and keep up.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS (11-1:30pm in the Loft / grades 6-12)

The Forbidden Challenge - winner!

Date: 
Tue, 10/09/2012

Voting has closed for The Forbidden Challenge and we have a winner!

Please congratulate Ilana, the teen winner! She has read 36 of the 109 banned/challenged books! Excellent work!

And don't forget to congratulate our un-teen winner, Lolly!  Lolly has read 77 of the 109 banned/challenged books!   

The Forbidden Challenge

Date: 
Sun, 10/07/2012

Have you taken The Forbidden Challenge, yet?  http://svy.mk/SRXRzO

Entries will not be accepted after 11:59pm tonight, October 7th!  You only have a few hours left. 

Cory Doctorow @ Deerfield!

Date: 
Thu, 09/27/2012

Did you see who the Deerfield Public Library is bringing to the Deerfield High School Auditorium?  It's Cory Doctorow - author of Little Brother (awesome book btw) and For the Win.

The Forbidden Challenge

Date: 
Wed, 09/19/2012

Alright, here it is - our first online teen CONTEST with prizes!  The Forbidden Challenge

As part of Banned Books Week (September 30 - October 6), I've made a survey of the 109 most challenged/banned book of the past 12 years.  Follow this link and check the box of every banned book you've read.  Honor system - ya'll.

Teen Read Week

Date: 
Thu, 09/06/2012
Books!

What was the best teen book you read in the last year (or so)?

As part of Teen Read Week (Oct. 14-20), we're compiling a list of our favorite YA books from 2012 - or thereabouts.  We're not going to give your choice the ax because it was published in 2011.  Now, if your book came out in 2005...it's gonna see the chopping block.