There's less than 48 hours remaining until the annual holiday for all things game-related: International Games Day! Join us at Central Library on Saturday from 12 noon until 4 PM for more games than you can possibly imagine. We'll have all of our video game consoles set up and turned on, from the PS3 and Xbox 360 to the old dusty original NES that we dragged out of storage in your grandma's attic! We'll also have a truckload of board and card games, including old favorites like Monopoly and Risk to new amazing games like Betrayal at House on the Hill, Bang!, and of course- Munchkin! Represent KPL in the online Super Smash Bros. Brawl tournament, and play against literally hundreds of other libraries around the world! We'll have random prize giveaways all afternoon and a ton of snacks to keep you energized, so don't miss it! If you can't make it to Central, don't worry- we'll have board games at the Oshtemo Branch as well! See you there...
The American Library Association recently announced the winners of the annual Teens' Top Ten award, made up of books nominated and chosen by teens across the country! This years' number one book was Divergentby Veronica Roth, a popular book not just across the country but also here in the Teen department. Other winners include popular authors like John Green (The Fault in Our Stars) and Maggie Stiefvater (The Scorpio Races). Which of your favorites made the list? Find the full top ten at the ALA's site!
Graphic novel and comics fans, take notice! On Thursday, October 18th, veteran comics artist Kazu Kibuishi, author and illustrator of Amulet, Copper, Daisy Kutter and the Flight series, joins us for a live video chat at Central. If you're a fan of Kazu's work, you won't want to miss this unique look at his creative process! The Skype session will include a virtual "tour" of his studio, a drawing demonstration, a look at what
he's currently working on, and lots of time for questions. We'll also be randomly drawing giveaways of free books and posters, so be sure to come early!
I’m so excited to be back at school! Oh that’s not me ...that’s you! Aren’t you glad to be back with all your friends and hanging buddies? Glad to see your favorite teacher(s)? Glad to see the school mascot? Glad to see your old desk? Ok aren’t you just glad that school is back in and you are another year closer to graduation!
Back to School
OMG…there are only two weeks before school starts!
Are you ready?
Have you done all the fun things you wanted to do this summer?
Make the most of the last couple of weeks!
Back to School
If you were competing in the Olympics what would be your event? How much do you know about the Olympics? Why not get some background information either online or from a book.
Wouldn’t you like to know when they started, why they only happen every four years, what country has won the most medals, how old do you have to be to compete, or what are the categories of competition? Make sure you watch some of the events and cheer on your favorites.
2012 Olympic Games
OMG…is that rain? I was so excited to hear and see all the rain coming down this morning.
It has been sooooooooooo hot that it was a welcome change to get real rain! Thoughts of Gene Kelly’s movie Singing in the Rain came to mind.
It’s a classic and man could they dance back in the day.
Singing in the Rain
It's very likely that at some point in your life you have played with LEGO toys. It's time to dig out those blocks and build this summer in the 1st Annual Kalamazoo Public Library Lego Building Contest. This contest is not just for kids though, read through the rules and you will see there are teen (11-14, and 15-18) and even adult categories (18+). Now is your chance to build for the fun of it, you may walk away with a Target gift card at the end of the public viewing and voting!
Did you know that this is National Ice Cream Month? What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Mine is Lemon Chiffon and Superman…yes I did say Superman. Maybe I just like having a blue tongue. Since it has been so hot and it seems that it will be staying around a little longer, why not cool off and celebrate a national celebration at the same time. I think I will get myself a Superman graphic novel and have a cone of Superman ice cream! Stay cool!
National Ice Cream Month
Don’t just sit around this summer and get a tan…
...but get a tan...
...play the KPL summer reading game...
...and get prizes!
Now how is that for a fun-filled summer?
Stop down and sign up today and let the games begin!