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The CRPL Teen Advisory Group has a great opportunity to meet with the Director of the Cedar Rapids Public Library this Saturday, May 11th at 11:00 am to discuss the technology options in the teen space at the Downtown library.
Since we’d like to get a large range of voices, T.A.G. would like to welcome all library users between the ages of 11-18 to the meeting. If you’d like to stop by and share you voice and ideas, please let me know by sending an email to bassmanm (@) crlibrary.org and I’ll put your name on a bagel – yes, food will be provided
The Cedar Rapids Public Library is giving away TWO sets of TWO tickets to the Cedar Rapids Titans game this Saturday, March 30th. To win these tickets, just comment on this post or on Facebook with one thing you are looking forward to about this coming Summer. All ages are eligible to win. Two winners will be randomly chosen tomorrow, Thursday March 27th and notified tomorrow afternoon. Thanks for entering:)
CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Congrats to Jamie and Sara, enjoy the game! I will be contacting you with information on how to pick up your tickets soon.
We have some great upcoming programs for 6th-12th graders at our new location, the Ladd Library (3750 Williams Blvd). The April 30th Teens Create has been changed to April 23rd.
All programs are open to 6th-12th graders and are free of charge.
We asked for your drawings at the past few Anime Clubs and you supplied us with some very fun things. Thanks to Amy they are now part of our 2013 Anime Club poster! Hope to see all of you in the new Ladd Library at 3750 Williams Blvd SW on March 19th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Stop by to see the new library and make your own pocky and foldable pocky box while watching Anime at our March meeting. Discuss what you’d like to do at upcoming meetings as well.
Two weeks from today the Cedar Rapids Public Library will begin the move to its new permanent west side branch, called the Ladd Library, at 3750 Williams Blvd SW. The move will mean closing the west branch February 18 through 22. The Grand Opening celebration and ribbon cutting will be on Saturday, February 23, at 10:00 am.
The Ladd Library will be a more efficient location with many features currently not available, such as public restrooms, natural light from large windows, and many opportunities for comfortable seating.
UPDATE: Read. Write. Talk. has been postponed due to the blizzard. Please attend next month on January 17th.
Read. Write. Talk. meets once a month to share writing, participate in different activities, and provides a place for CR readers to collaborate. Last year we created a giant book with artwork, poetry, jokes, and more. The Big Book is in need of a makeover this year, and we are looking for contributors during our December 20th Read. Write. Talk. to add to the amazingness inside.
RWT meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Cedar Rapids Public Library from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Trailer alert! Two new YA books turned to movies are to be released in 2013.
Beautiful Creatures is from a series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl and the first book in the Caster Chronicles. The film will be released on February 13, 2013. It looks nice and spooky, but we’ll see how it does in movie form.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare arrives in theaters until August 23, 2013, so we have a ways to go. Find an exclusive trailer to the film on MTV.com This looks like a winner – I’m excited to see how it turns out.
- Clary and Jace
Any movies you are excited to see in 2013? I’m stuck in 2012 waiting for the Hobbit to be released on December 14th!
I am so excited that Slide by Jill Hathaway was released into the wild this week. Slide is an awesome debut mystery from an Iowa author, who we will be coming to visit the Cedar Rapids Public Library in July!
Slide is narrated by Vee Bell, a high school student with the unique ability to slide into others and see through their eyes. When she witnesses a murder, she goes full on Veronica Mars and starts to investigate with the help of her power to slide. I stayed up all night finishing this book – couldn’t put it down from the moment I started. Part mystery, it also combines elements of fantasy with realistic dialogue/characters and genuinely surprised me at the end. I loved Vee as she brought to mind my favorite kind of detective – teen girls ala Nancy Drew. I’ve been looking for something to fill my Veronica Mars void since I finished the DVDs and Slide was perfect – but left me wanting more! Luckily for all of us, Jill Hathaway is writing a sequel – so be on the lookout for that in the future.
Get in line for your copy through our catalog now – read it before the author comes in July, and stop in the YA area of the library to get a Slide bookmark signed by Jill Hathaway – get one before they are gone!
Jill is also hosting an awesome iPod + book giveaway on her blog – so check that out and send her a picture of where you read at to be entered to win.
On Tuesday, January 31st, our monthly Teens Create program will be dedicated to celebrating the Chinese New Year. We will be making some awesome paper lanterns and confetti popper rockets. Stop by anytime between 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the Sendak room. Register online here or by calling the library at 398-5123 so we know how many tealights to get!
Can’t make it on the 31st? Here are some great instructions on how to make both projects.
On Tuesday, January 17th from 5:30-7:30 in the Sendak room, the CRPL Anime Club will be watching Naruto Shippuden and working on creating a Monster banner for the library from the book Me Make Monster by Jenny Harada. As always, there will be Ramen noodles and snacks, and possibly some circle time. Hope to see you there!