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Teens will be here this summer

June 6, 2011

For Starkville Daily News

The Starkville Public Library is proud to present the 2011 Young Adult Summer Reading Program.
The theme for this summer is “You Are Here,” which will allow teens to enjoy many programs that explore and celebrate diversity, expression, and one’s place in the world.
This year the Starkville Public Library is partnering with Barnes & Noble, who will host three programs at the Mississippi State book store, and with the Starkville Friends of the Library, who sponsor most of the other summer events.
The Young Adult Section has also enlisted the talents of several Starkville-area individuals who are graciously contributing their time and skills to the Library.
The Young Adult Summer Reading Program is for junior high and high school students; Teen Registration begins June 9 and 10 at 2 p.m.

2011 Young Adult
Summer Reading Schedule

Made possible by the Starkville Friends of the Library & Barnes & Noble.
• June 9-10 at 2-3:30 p.m. —You Are Here Registration for the Young Adult Summer Reading Program begins.
• June 14 from 3:30-4:40 p.m. — Fantastes Book YA Book Club — Explore space and time as we read “A Wrinkle In Time” by Madeleine L’Engle and “When You Reach Me” by Rebecca Stead 
• June 15 from 4--5 p.m. — Confabulation YA Book Club — Food, fun, and fairies as we read “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare
• June 16 from 2-3:30 p.m.—Barnes & Noble Presents: African Beats with Dr. Robert Damm — Enjoy learning about and using African drums and other instruments. *This program will meet at Barnes and Noble.* *Please sign up.* — There is a limited amount of space for this program
• June 17 from 10- 11:45 a.m. — Film-making Club — Write and film awesome short films
• June 17 from 2-3:30 p.m. —Yoga Workshop with Kate Fabel —Learn basic yoga stretches and forms. *Please wear modest athletic clothing to this program.*
• June 21 from 3:30 - 4:30 — Fantastes Book YA Book Club — “A Wrinkle In Time” by Madeleine L’Engle — Chapters 1-4.
 • June 22 from 4--5 p.m. —Confabulation YA Book Club — “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare — Act I
 
June 23—Do the Dewey 2—4:30 pm
—Teams will compete in a library-wide Dewey Decimal Challenge!
*PLEASE SIGN UP*
 
June 24—Film-making Club 10—11:45 am

—Geek Your Gear 2—3:30 pm
—Craft awesome accessories to geekify your gear!
*PLEASE SIGN UP*
 
June 25—Renaissance Faire
—Enjoy a jousting good time with Renaissance-inspired games, crafts, and foods!
*PLEASE SIGN UP*
 
June 28— Fantastes Book YA Book Club 3:30—4:30 pm
—A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle
—Chapters 5-8

June 29— Confabulation YA Book Club 4--5 pm
—A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
—Act II
 
June 30—Barnes & Noble Presents: Native American Demonstration and Cooking Program with Robert McCain 2—3:30 pm
—Enjoy a Native American demonstration and delicious Native American food!
*THIS PROGRAM WILL MEET AT BARNES & NOBLE*
 
July 1—Film-making Club 10—11:45 am

—Steampunk Craftivity 2—3:30 pm
—Get your gears going for some awesome Steampunk crafts!
*PLEASE SIGN UP*
 
July 5—Fantastes Book YA Book Club 3:30—4:30 pm
—A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle
—Chapters 9-12

 July 6—Confabulation YA Book Club 4--5 pm
—A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
—Act III

July 7—Anime Day! 2--4:30 pm
—Make delicious Bento Boxes and watch awesome anime!

July 8—Film-making Club 10—11:45 am
 
—The Great Air and Space Race! 2—3:30 pm
—Make paper airplanes and rockets and race around the library!

July 9—Fantastically Small with Chris Ruhs and Amanda Lawrence 2—5 pm
—See the fantastically tiny with a Scanning Electron Microscope and watch The Fantastic Voyage!

July 12—Fantastes Book YA Book Club 3:30—4:30 pm
—When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
—“Things You Keep in a Box” – “Things on a Slant”
 
July 13—Confabulation YA Book Club 4--5 pm
—A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
—Act IV
 
July 14—Batik Your Tee 2—3:30 pm
—Learn about the Indonesian art of Batik and design an awesome t-shirt!
*TEENS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN T-SHIRTS*
 
July 15—Film-making Club 10—11:45 am
 
—Theater and Improvisation Workshop with Simone Cottrell 2—5pm
*PLEASE SIGN UP*—space is limited for this program
 
July 19—Fantastes Book YA Book Club 3:30—4:30 pm
—When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
—“White Things” – “Christmas Vacation”
 
July 20—Confabulation YA Book Club 4--5 pm
—A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
—Act V
 
July 21—Creative Writing Workshop with Josiah Meints 2-3:30 pm
 
July 22—Film-making Club 10—11:45 am
 
—Barnes & Noble Presents: Rolls A-Plenty 2—3:30 pm
—Make delicious food from across Asia!
*THIS PROGRAM WILL MEET AT BARNES & NOBLE*

 July 23—Cricket Workshop with the MSU Cricket Club 3—6 pm
—Learn the basics of the game of Cricket!
*THIS PROGRAM WILL MEET AT THE MSU SPORTS CLUB FIELD*
*SIGNED PARENT PERMISSION FORM IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND*
*Please wear comfortable athletic clothing and bring a water bottle. We will be outside.*
 
July 26—Fantastes Book YA Book Club 4—5 pm
—When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
—“The Second Proof” – “Parting Gifts”
 
July 27—Confabulation YA Book Club 3:30--4:30 pm
—A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
—Finishing Up!
 
July 28—Edible Books Contest! 2—4 pm
—Sign up with your team to compete in making an edible representation of your team’s favorite book!
*PLEASE SIGN UP IN TEAMS*
 
 
July 29—Party Through the Decades! 2—5 pm
—Party through the 20th Century with games, crafts, and delicious foods! Feel free to dress up for your favorite decade!
*PLEASE SIGN UP*
 
 
CONTESTS & SUMMER-LONG PROGRAMS!
 
 
DON’T FORGET to sign up for the Reading Incentive Program!
 

“You Are Here: Mississippi” Mississippi-Focused Library Poster Art Contest
—Design and submit posters throughout the summer that depict the Summer Reading Program theme with a focus on Mississippi and Starkville.
—One submission per person.
 
“You’ve Been Here” Interactive Map
—Put a dot on the map for every place that you’ve ever been.
 
“This Is Where?” Mystery Photo Display
—Guess where photos on display were taken and submit your guesses Photos will change periodically; when the photos are changed, the teen(s) with the highest number of correct guesses will receive an extra prize book.
 
Teen Reading Challenge
—In addition to the regular Reading Incentive Program, teens have the option to participate in a reading challenge. For every new book you read during the summer, you will place a sticker on a large map of the world. For every section of the map that you “fill” during the summer, the Young Adult Librarian will dress up for the day during the last week of the Summer Reading Program. Costume ideas will be submitted by teens and approved by Anna Ruhs and Mrs. Holtcamp.
 

*ALL PROGRAMS WILL BE HELD AT THE STARKVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.*
**SOME PROGRAMS REQUIRE TEENS TO SIGN UP AND/OR HAVE SIGNED PARENT PERMISSION FORMS TO ATTEND.**
Please contact Anna Ruhs at (662) 323-2766 at the Starkville Public Library for questions.

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