Let your imagination and creative energy run free! Short story and poetry entries will be accepted from April 1–30. Please visit: www.lanepl.org/teenwriting for more information or to submit your entry. Barnes and Noble gift cards will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Winners will be announced at our Awards Ceremony on May 14 at the Fairfield Branch from 6:30–7:30 pm.
Since The Dark Knight Rises was released on Tuesday, we’ve been imagining a weird crossover, in which Carl Fredricksen from Up teams up with Bruce Wayne to defeat Bane. We’ve also been wondering how many balloons would it take to lift Wayne Manor into the sky. Fortunately, Movoto Real Estate has the answer: 1,100,000,000.
So, how many balloons would it take to lift your home?
On Air New Zealand, of course! Check out the Kiwi airline’s new Hobbit Air Safety video and wish that safety demonstrations on US flights were half this interesting!
If you’re looking for an excuse to give (and possibly receive!) books, but Christmas is just too far away, Neil Gaiman has just the thing for you: All Hallow’s Read! If you have a spooky book that’s just taking up space on your crowded book shelf, pass it along to someone else who might like to read it. You just might make someone’s day. And if someone isn’t thoughtful enough to give you a spooky book of your own, look no further than the Lane Library for all your spooky book needs. (Just don’t forget to bring your spooky book back so someone else can enjoy it!) Happy All Hallow’s Read!
Here are the lucky winners of our 2012 Teen Summer Reading Program!! The Lane Libraries thank every teen who participated and hope that these winners enjoy their iPads!
If you like arts and crafts, science experiments, and other hands-on endeavors, check out Maker Camp from Make: magazine, which runs through August 24. A new project is introduced each Monday through Thursday morning, with time in the afternoon to talk to other “campers” and show off what you made.
The best part? Maker Camp is FREE, though you will have to round up supplies for the projects. All you need to sign up is a Google+ account!
Do you believe in ghosts? Maybe you’re a skeptic about the paranormal? Either way, come and listen to the Cincinnati Research & Paranormal Studies Group talk about ghost hunting THIS Monday July 16 from 6:00–7:30. Examine the evidence and decide for yourself.
Register here: http://oh.evanced.info/lane/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=370&rts=&disptype=&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&SignupType=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=7/1/2012&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=ALL&AgeGroup=ALL&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=&pub=1&nopub=&page=&pgdisp=
June 21: 12:00–1:00 PM
Join us for lunch to read and discuss today’s high profile teen fiction selections. Copies of the books can be picked up at the Reference Desk after registering. Pizza and drinks will be served or bring your own bag lunch. For June, we will be discussing The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson.
Please register online at www.lanepl.org or call 894‑7156. This program is for teens ages 13–18.