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March Madness Book Championship

Posted by Melissa Orth on February 27th, 2017

It’s nearly time! The second annual March Madness Book Championship brackets are just about ready for YOU to vote on between March 6 and April 2.

16 titles will go against each other and only one will win. Each week, you can vote online or on paper in the TeenZone. The winners of each pairing move on to the next week’s match up so who knows? A manga romance might beat a murder mystery or the true tale of Lizzie Borden might defeat the historical fiction based on a WWII tragedy. You decide.

Stay tuned and watch this space or check the Curtis Memorial Library social media streams or stop by the TeenZone to vote starting Monday March 6.

Here’s a sneak preview of some of the books that will appear on the bracket:

LEGO Gingerbread House

Posted by Melissa Orth on December 7th, 2016

Here’s a holiday vacation challenge: create a LEGO gingerbread house, pretend it is filled with expensive presents, and then use LittleBits and other circuitry to burglar-proof it.

You get to play with LEGO and robot parts and motors for an hour and it’s all free (but you don’t get to keep anything and the gingerbread part isn’t edible). This event takes place Thursday December 29, 2 – 3 pm.

If you are in grades 6 – 12, get more info and sign up for this maker challenge by calling 725-5242 x225.

Check out a similar but much smaller scale project we made for October in this video clip:

Wednesday Afternoon Gaming

Posted by Melissa Orth on August 11th, 2016
Board game cart

Board game cart

Every Wednesday 3 – 5 pm is Table Top Gaming, a weekly summer program for teens entering 6th – 12th grade.
Try a new game, play with friendly people, have fun. It’s free, you can bring and eat snacks, and the place is air-conditioned.

For information on this and all the other fun programs for teens happening at Curtis Memorial Library this summer, go to our events calendar.