Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Chinn Park Regional Library eTeen News October 2013‏

October Dates to Remember
14 – Libraries are closed (Columbus Day)
31 - Halloween
October Programs for Teens at Chinn Park
Unless noted, programs are for middle & high school students & are drop-in; no registration required.
Teen Read Week!
October 13 – 19
Pick up the Teen Read Week Library Challenge, 
answer 7 easy questions, and turn in your answers 
to a librarian at the Information Desk to receive a TRW prize!
Creative Arts Showcase
Sunday, October 20, 2:00 pm
Meet the talented artists and writers of our Creative Arts ContestAll ages welcome.
Extreme Pumpkins
Saturday, October 19, 2:00 pm
Take pumpkin decorating to a whole new level!  Transform your pumpkin with paint and accessories to create your own special pumpkin king or queen.  All supplies will be provided.
Café Chinn
Tuesday, October 22, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Create some spooktacular cookies with the Aubergine Chef at our monthly Café Chinn for middle and high school students.  Limited to the first 30 students.
Monday, October 28 – Tuesday, November 5
Vote for your favorite author on Election Day!  Pick up a ballot at the Information Desk or vote online at
Books to Look For
The Screaming Staircase (A Lockwood & Co. Mystery) by Jonathan Stroud            J FIC
From the author of the Bartimaeus Trilogy comes a new series perfect for a chilly October night.   England is overrun with the Visitors, ghostly, unfriendly spirits that haunt peoples’ homes. Psychic detection agencies have sprung up to help rid the country of them.  Because children and teens are better able to sense these ghosts than adults, the agencies employ them to confront and eradicate the beings.   When Lucy flees her country home for London, she applies to work for Anthony Lockwood, whose agency consists just of himself and one other person, the pokey, doughnut-loving George.  After a case goes terribly wrong, it looks like Lockwood & Co. is doomed to go out of business.  But possible salvation arrives in the form of a daunting job to rid a wealthy man’s country house of a pack of malevolent ghosts, ghosts who killed the last team sent to deal with them.  Can Lucy, George and Lockwood succeed where others have failed?  And more importantly, can they survive?  This exciting fantasy will have you turning pages--and turning on all the lights!

Next Month: Magic Eight Ball & Catching Fire!
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