Teens can earn points by reading books, magazines, graphic novels and listening to audiobooks. Register and keep track of your reading online or pick up a log sheet at your nearest branch. When you complete a level visit a branch to collect your reward. Programming includes stop motion animation workshops, laser tag, tye-dye instruction, cupcake decorating and more. Grand prizes include a Kindle Fire (one winner per branch!), a mountain bike, a Dell laptop and an iPad 2 (prizes must be redeemed by Saturday, August 10).
As an added bonus, preschool children through those entering 12th grade will have their fines waived when they sign up for a summer reading club.*
Participation is free and registration begins May 13; simply stop by any St. Louis County Library branch to sign-up.
*Some restrictions may apply, please see a staff member for more details.
Do you dream about buying the newest smart phone? Owning your own car? Attending college? Moving into your own apartment or buying a dream home? Want to make these dreams a reality? Learn what it takes to manage your money like a pro at St. Louis County Library. Attend free workshops to learn how to take charge of your financial future. Visit www.slcl.org/moneymatters or call 314-994-3300 for more information. Refreshments provided. Attendance prize awarded at each workshop. Registration required.
Meet with other teens who enjoy reading. Munch on snacks and talk about books.This month we are reading "Leviathan" by John Westerfeld. In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts. Teens grades 6-12. Registration recommended.
The Hunger Games saga continues in this exciting sequel, which finds a revolution brewing, as Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) take a Victor's Tour of the Districts of Panem. We'll have s'mores for snacks and attendance prizes, too. Ages 13 and up. MPAA rating: PG-13. Running time: 146 min.
Have you ever gotten in trouble talking through a movie, even if the movie had it coming? We'll show a "bad" movie, you and your friends can call out at the movie or text your reactions to the screen. The night's feature movie: "Birdemic: Shock and Terror," a movie the Huffington Post called "truly, one of the worst films ever made." MPAA rating: Not Rated. Running time: 90 min. Recommended for ages 13-18 for language. Registration required.
What is the name of the phone box in Dr. Who? Who is the pilot of the Millennium Falcon? If you can answer these and other questions, you might just be the King of the Nerds. Ages 12 - 18. Auditorium. Registration required.
The Hunger Games saga continues in this exciting sequel, which finds a revolution brewing, as Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) take a Victor's Tour of the Districts of Panem. We'll have s'mores for snacks and attendance prizes, too. Ages 13 and up. MPAA rating: PG-13. Running time: 146 minutes.