Amazing Race Around the World Permission Slips

The Amazing Race Around the World event is right around the corner!

This summer challenge will be held on July 28 at the Josey Ranch Lake Library from 3:00-6:00p.m.

Permission slips are required. Stop by either library to pick one up OR print out this one (PDF).

We want the challenges to be a surprise, but I will tell you that you will be outside for part of the Race. Bring sunglasses and apply sunscreen (if you burn easily). Also, you will probably get wet. Bring a towel…and maybe a change of clothes.

Hope we see you there!

Get ready for a beatdown

The ZOMBIE Beatdown, that is. The Zombie Beatdown is coming SOON to the Josey Ranch Lake Library. It’s an after hours like no other–this one is going from 8:30p.m. to MIDNIGHT!

We have all kinds of fun stuff planned including zombie related carnival games, a Thriller danceoff, and a game of zombie tag (previously advertised as Capture the Flag but, hey, things happen). You are welcome to come in costume but nothing TOO gruesome or graphic, please–take it easy on your fainthearted librarian.

You will most definitely need a permission slip. You can print this one out (PDF) or stop by either library to pick one up. Oh, and some of the permission slips went out with the wrong date so if you know anyone who’s already picked one up, please tell them that it’s on OCTOBER 23 NOT October 22.

So here’s what you need to know in a nutshell:

Zombie Beatdown
SATURDAY, October 23
8:30p.m. – midnight
Carrollton Public Library at Josey Ranch Lake

Hope to see you there!

The tournament is approaching…

We’re counting down the days to The Hunger Games Tournament–as of today, it’s 14!

The Gamemakers have been working hard to keep the games challenging and exciting. And trust me, it hasn’t been easy.

How can I sum up the tournament? Part of it features mental and physical challenges that may or may not help you out in the Arena. And the other part…well you’ll just have to find out for yourself. It is a TEAM event so bring a friend. No worries if you prefer to come solo, we’ll pair you up with someone when you get there.

Here’s a sneak peek of a little something we’ll be handing out to each participant:

Hunger games button

Pretty cool, huh? Don’t forget to come with your SIGNED PERMISSION SLIP (PDF)!

Print ’em out

All craziness is breaking loose here! I just got back from vacation and am swamped with all the summer madness–hence the lack of updates. You know me, it will be some time before I get caught up. =)

I just wanted to remind you that we do have some teen events coming up:

TEENS TAKE OVER July 13, 6:30p.m.-8:30p.m. at the Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) Pick up your permission slip at either library or print this one (PDF).

HUNGER GAMES TOURNAMENTJuly 29, 3:00p.m.-6:00p.m. at the Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) Pick up your permission slip at either library or print this one (PDF).

Hope to see you there!

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.

Unlucky @ the library

Love watching CSI? Dream of becoming a detective? Come to Unlucky @ the library THIS FRIDAY—that’s FRIDAY the 13th and help us solve a murder mystery.

A body has been discovered after a library event. The suspects have been assembled, the clues have been gathered, and it’s up to YOU to figure out who did it. The sleuting begins Friday, June 13th at 6:30pm at the Josey Ranch Lake library. Hope to see you there!