Fur Slaughtered Fang

We had our first ever Capture the Flag program at the library – the Fang versus Fur Challenge – and it was a BLAST! We had 13 flags equal to a total of 100 points in each team’s territory with the highest point flag hidden inside a helium balloon. Sneaky things that we are, we had 12 other balloons with flags worth nothing inside them! Psych!

The lights were out except for the emergency lights, and we had spider webs across the aisles and between the bookshelves. Half the building was Fang territory belonging to the vampires and the other half was Fur territory belonging to the werewolves. A random drawing of a team glow stick on a lanyard determined your side. (Yes, trading was allowed.)

You were safe in your own territory but if you were tagged across the border you got escorted to the other team’s jail. The only way out of jail was for a teammate to make it across the jail threshold without getting tagged. Then, you both had safe passage back to your own territory. You had to wait until you crossed the border before you could go after another flag.

It was total mayhem! Everyone had a great time. The wolves won with a total of 94 points to Fang’s 42 points. Ah-rooooo!

We want to thank everyone for their patience as we worked out little problems like tangled lanyards and what to do when one of the teams ends up with everyone in jail after only 15 minutes of battle! We are SOOOOOOO doing this program again…but it will be a while!

There aren’t a lot of pictures because the library was too dark but check out the few we got before the fun started.

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To cap off our Fang versus Fur showdown, members of both teams will be facing off in a friendly game of Capture the Flag. Come dressed in black or other dark duds and ready to do A LOT of running around.

Right now, here’s how we think it’s going to work:

  • Each team will have flags hidden on the opposing team’s side.
  • The flags will have different point values depending on their location. In other words, flags that are deeper in enemy territory will be worth more points.
  • Your mission: Get as many of the “enemy’s” flags as you can while avoiding the enemy.
  • The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.

The action takes place FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17 at 6:30pm. You’ll need to have your parent/guardian sign the permission slip. Questions? Contact Jennie: 972-466-4932.

Books with bite

At our monthly Cover to Cover Book Group we’ll be discussing Books with Bite on creatures of the night. In other words, we’ll be talking about VAMPIRE and WEREWOLF books. Stop by, grab some snacks, and talk about books with others. The book group will meet on Tuesday, October 14 at 5:30pm at the Hebron and Josey library. I hope to see you there!

Can’t think of a thing to read or want to try something new? Check out the list below for reading suggestions.

The silver kiss by Annette Curtis Klause
Simon is a vampire and the only thing keeping him alive is his strong desire to avenge his mother’s death. Will he find his savior in Zoe, who is trying to deal with her mother’s illness?

Blue bloods by Melissa de la Crus

Blue bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
Select teenagers from some of New York City’s wealthiest and most socially prominent families learn a startling secret about their bloodlines.

Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
Cal Thompson is a carrier of a parasite that causes vampirism, and must hunt down all of the girlfriends he has unknowingly infected.

Vampire kisses by Ellen Schreiber
Raven — a vampire-crazed goth-girl — is an outcast. But not for long… Mysteriously strange new occupants have just moved in next door and Raven is determined to get to know her new neighbors. Could the rumors be true? Are they vampires? Raven, who secretly covets a vampire kiss is dying to uncover the truth.

Blood and chocolate by Annette Curtis-Klause
Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle both her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where she belongs and with whom.

You suck by Christopher Moore
Being dead sucks. Make that being undead sucks. Literally. Just ask Thomas C. Flood. Waking up after a fantastic night unlike anything he’s ever experienced, he discovers that his girlfriend, Jody – the woman of his dreams – is a vampire. And surprise! Now he’s one, too.

Red rider’s hood by Neal Shusterman
After learning that there are werewolves in his city, a sixteen-year-old is even more surprised to discover the identities of the hunters who drove them out decades earlier, but he soon infiltrates the Wolves gang to help destroy them for good.

Red rider's hood by Neal Shusterman

Vampire high by Douglas Rees
When his family moves from California to New Sodom, Massachusetts and Cody enters Vlad Dracul Magnet School, many things seem strange, from the dark-haired, pale-skinned, supernaturally strong students to Charon, the wolf who guides him around campus on the first day.

The blooding by Patricia Windsor
While spending the summer working as an au pair girl for a couple in England, Maris discovers that the husband is a werewolf intent on blooding her and making her one too.

I left the most obvious book (you know which one I’m talking about) off the list but, if we forgot a favorite of yours, please let us know! Leave a comment!

Are you ready to get bitten?

Team Fang logo

It’s vampires versus werewolves during Teen Read Week. Stop by either library beginning October 12 and declare your side: Team Fang (vamps) or Team Fur (werewolves). Come to any of that week’s events and earn points for your team. At the end of the week we’ll take score and crown the team with the most points the RULERS OF THE NIGHT!

Of course, we’ll be blogging about the different activities in the days to come, but here’s a breakdown of what’s going on:

  • Tuesday, October 14 5:30pm, Hebron & Josey library: Talk about your favorite vampire and/or werewolf books at our Cover to cover book group.
  • Wednesday, October 15 5:30, Josey Ranch Lake library: Let’s see your artistic skills in action. We’ll provide the tools for you to make your very own stuffed monster. Hang out after the monster making for fun and games with your new pet.
  • Friday, October 17 6:30pm, Josey Ranch Lake library: This is the final vampires versus werewolves showdown. Both teams will face off in the Josey Ranch Lake Library for a spooky game of Capture the Flag.

Keep checking back for updates! Questions? Leave us a comment or contact Jennie: 972-466-4932.