Monday, June 03, 2013

Chinn Park Regional Library eTeen News June 2013

Dates to Remember
1 – Wild Reads registration opens online
14 – Flag Day
16 – Father’s Day
21 – First Day of Summer
Programs for Teens at Chinn Park
Unless otherwise noted, all programs are for teens who are entering grades 6 – 12 and
are drop-in, no tickets or registration required. Space may be limited.
Wild Reads!
June 17 – August 17
Sign up online at beginning June 1st.  Start logging your summer reading books any time from June 17th through August 17th.  Earn reading rewards at 3, 6, and 9 books read, plus receive entries into our fabulous End-of-Summer drawing for gift certificates from local businesses and the chance to win an e-Reader!  Students attending Prince William County Schools may also receive extra credit for participating in Wild Reads, so don’t delay,
sign up today!
Manga Meals
Wednesday, June 19, 2:00 pm
Eat like your favorite manga characters do by creating your own bento box and packing it with great Japanese-style treats.  Limited to the first 25 participants.
Author Celeste Norfleet
Tuesday, June 25, 2:00 pm
Meet Celeste Norfleet, author of the popular Kimani Tru teen series.  Learn how she became an author, how she creates her remarkable characters, and what it was like to write a novel with her daughter!
Chinn Park Turtle Facebook Weekly Trivia Contest
Check the Chinn Park Turtle Facebook page for our weekly trivia question.  Bring the answer to the Information desk sometime that week and receive a small prize!
Teen Trivia Contest
June 1 – 30
True trivia fans won’t want to miss our monthly trivia contests this summer.  June’s theme is It’s a Wild World.  Pick up a copy at the Information Desk and you may be the lucky winner!
Creative Arts Contest
May 1 – September 16
Enter your artwork in any medium, or poetry and short stories.  Entry forms and complete rules are available at the Information Desk or online at
Books to Look For
The Diviners by Libba Bray                                                           YA FIC
After party girl Evie disgraces her family back home in small town Ohio, she is sent to stay with her uncle Will, who owns an almost bankrupt museum of the paranormal and the occult. Seventeen and living in exciting New York City?  Nightclubs, parties, all the latest fashions?  If this is punishment, Evie is ready for it!
Soon after she arrives, gruesome murders begin to happen all over the city.  The police are baffled, and because of the bizarre nature of the crimes, turn to her uncle for help.  Evie is desperate to assist with the investigations, but she is hiding a secret of her own, a strange power that has gotten her into trouble in the past.  Still, as sinister forces threaten to unleash an ancient unspeakable evil on the world, Evie knows she must confide in her uncle to help solve the riddle and find the key to stopping the “Pentagram Killer” before it's too late.  This exciting book, set amid the political and social turmoil of 1920’s New York, mixes flappers, numbers runners, strange religious cults, Ziegfield girls, and even a bit of steampunk for a perfect page-turning summer read.
Next Month: Virginia Living History, Hip-Hop & CSI

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