Next up we have a special movie night.
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines is the Westchester Libraries’ Big Read for this year, and we’ll be showing the movie after a brief discussion of the book.
If that isn’t really your style, we’ve got some other stuff coming up in the next few months.
On March 6th, we’ll be having our first ever Guitar Hero World Tour tournament at the Harbor for our third game night.
And then, in April, we’ll be showing the newly released Twilight for our teen movie night on April 3rd.
Don’t forget to stop into our new temporary location at 102 Mamaroneck Avenue. We may have shrunk to a bookcase and a half, but we’ve still got new books coming in and we can always get books from other libraries if necessary.
Rather than having a movie this month, we’re experimenting with our first ever game night. Are you ready for the challenge?
We’ll have a variety of games, with our usual array of
fabulous prizes, along with door prizes and refreshments. As usual, the doors will open at 6:30 pm and the program will start at 7pm. Sixth grade and up, but teens only.
As you may have heard, our programming has moved to the Harbor Pavilion while we are in our temporary location at 102 Mamaroneck Avenue This is the big stone building right by the beach in the park. It’s simple to get to, just drive, bike or walk across Boston Post Road into the Harbor parking lot. When you see the playground, you’ll have to turn off (no cars allowed) onto the path to your left. The building is on your left and we’re in the blue room (usually).
If you miss the movie nights, don’t worry. We’ll be back with another great movie January 6th. After that, we’re planning to alternate movies with other programs (limited availability of the program space) unless we have massive protests.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, our next movie, August Rush, has been postponed one week. The new date is June 13th. As usual, the doors will open at 6:30 pm and the movie will start at 7pm.
I’ll be resuming the book recommendation posts later tonight.
(copied from the publicity information I sent out earlier in the week)
We’ve got one last spring Teen Movie Night coming up before our summer schedule of events begins. On June 6th we’ll be showing the movie August Rush in which a teen musical prodigy uses his gift to find his birth parents. As usual, our doors will open at 6:30pm and the movie will start at 7:00pm. Expect refreshments and door prizes. No registration necessary, but this movie is limited to 6th-12th graders between the ages of 11 and 18.
Book a Trip to the library this summer for an exciting list of programs for teens that will take you around the world and back again. If you’ve finished sixth grade and are between the ages of 11 and 19, these programs are for you.
We’ll be kicking things off at our Teen Movie Night on June 27th featuring National Treasure: Book of Secrets. Follow Benjamin Franklin Gates and his team in their race to find out the truth about the missing eighteen pages from John Wilkes Booth’s journal. Besides our usual door prizes and refreshments, you’ll have a chance to sign up for our teen reading program.
Our second movie of the summer will be The Golden Compass on July 25th, when you’ll get a chance to travel north with Lyra as she seeks her best friend and other kidnapped children.
Our popular teen summer reading program returns. Come in and set your goal and see how many pages you can read this summer. We’ve added a few new twists and upped the minimum goal to 300 pages, to make it more challenging, and don’t forget that whatever you read for this also counts towards your hours in the children’s summer reading program if you want to do both. You have to read for school, why not earn prizes while you’re doing it? Sign up starts at the kickoff movie on June 27th and you have until August 9th to read and return your log to us. This will all climax with our Summer Reading Party in September.
You can also Book a Trip with Totally Teens, which is back with five exciting new programs on Tuesday afternoons from 4-5pm. Sign up starts two weeks before each program.
July 1 – Eyes of the World
July 8 – Color Your World
July 15 – The Natural World
July 22 – Around the World in 80 Questions (More or Less)
July 29 – It’s a Small World
Pick up a Totally Teens flier in June for more information about all of these programs.
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
We will be showing it February 1, 2008. Doors will open at 6:30 and the movie will start at 7:00.
While we have had no suggestions for future movie nights, I’ll be posting a link to a poll for the March movie today with staff picks. I will however leave the suggestions for April open at least until after the February movie.
The theme of this year’s Teen Tech Week is Tune In and while it’s supposed to relate to mp3s and audio books, since our movie night falls that week, I think it’s appropriate to do something with musical content.
It can be a traditional musical (such as Grease or High School Musical or a movie about singers (such as Music and Lyrics), dancers (example: Strictly Ballroom or any related topic.
Suggestions will be open for a week. Expect a poll next Wednesday. We’re trying to get publicity out sooner, which means we need to speed up the recommendation process. If we don’t get enough recommendations by then, we will add some suggestions of our own.