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Crazy for Trivia?

I know it's summertime, but that doesn't mean you should turn your brain off.  In fact, you should put it to the ultimate test!  Teens (grades 7-12) crazy for trivia can come to our Trivia Craze event on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.  Compete on teams to see who knows the most about the most.  Registration is open!  You can sign up online or by phone (444-7826).  And, yes, there will be food.  There's always food. 

Target Age: 
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Train Your Brain #5

I've been taking American Tribal Style bellydance classes for almost two years now . . . and Iove it!  It's beautiful, and it is great exercise too.  Dance and martial arts have that in common.  Don't believe me?  I challenge you to Train Your Brain: Boost Your Dance & Martial Arts Brainpower.  Pump up your knowledge about these expressive and physically demanding pursuits. This post features just ten of the titles available on the full list.   Click here for the printable list complete with call numbers.

Ballerina Dreams: From Orphan to Dancer by Michaela & Elaine DePrince

Jazz Tap: From African Dums to American Feet by Anne E. Johnson
J  792.7  JOH

Invitation to Ballet: A Celebration of Dance and Degas by Carolyn Vaughan
J  792.8  VAU

Learn to Speak Dance: A Guide to Creating, Performing, & Promoting Your Moves by Ann-Marie Williams
J  792.8  WIL

Footwork: The Story of Fred and Adele Astaire by Roxane Orgill
J  792.802  ORG

Capoeira: Game! Dance! Martial Art! by George Ancona
J  793.3  ANC

A Girl's Guide to the Martial Arts: Learn to Practice Poses in Kung Fu, Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Jujitsu, Aikido, and Tai Chi Chuan by Alice Jablonsky
J  796.8  JAB

Muay Thai by Tim O'Shei
J  796.8  OSH

Kendo by Carol Ellis
J  796.86  ELL

My Story, My Dance: Robert Battle's Journey to Alvin Ailey by Lesa Cline-Ransome





Target Age: 
Katiem's picture

Train Your Brain #4

I get to feature my two favorite sports this week! [ insert intense cheering here]  I love to play one of these sports, and I love to watch the other.  Especially if it involves the Kansas Jayhawks.  Want to know more?  I challenge you to Train Your Brain: Boost Your Basketball & Volleyball Brainpower.  Pump up your knowledge about these court sports. This post features just ten of the titles available on the full list.   Click here for the printable list complete with call numbers.

Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball by John Coy
E  796.323  COY

Basketball Belles: How Two Teams and One Scrappy Player Put Women's Hoops on the Map by Sue Macy
E  796.323  MAC

Candace Parker by Mary Dunn
E  920  PAR

Volleyball by the Numbers by Colleen Dolphin

Hoops to Hippos: True Stories of a Basketball Star on Safari! by Boris Diaw with Kitson Jaznyka
J  590.96  DIA

Game Changer: John McLendon and the Secret Game by John Coy
J  796.323  COY

VIP Pass to a Pro Basketball Game Day: From the Locker Room to the Press Box (And Everything in Between) by Clay Latimer
J  796.323  LAT

Basketball's Top 10 Slam Dunkers by Ken Rappaport
J  796.323  RAP

Volleyball by Matt Doeden
J  796.325  DOE

Girls' Volleyball by Jon Ackerman
J  796.325  ACK




With a name like that, who needs a description?  It is so clearly a must-attend event.  Oh, YOU want a description?  OK, if you insist.

Happy Fun Karaoke Dance Party
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
6:30 p.m.

Karaoke, Wii and Kinect Just Dance gaming, and Japanese snacks for grades 7-12.  Register online or by phone (444-7826).


The Teen Spot will host several Friday Open Gaming sessions this summer.  Hang out and play board, card, and video games with your friends.  We'll provide the games and the food.  Sometimes we'll meet in the programming room, and sometimes we'll head to the meeting rooms downstairs.  Don't worry about it -- just go with the flow.

Friday Open Gaming
June 17, June 24, July 1, July 15
3-5 p.m.



Teen Services

Teen Community Service Volunteer Guidelines

Volunteer applications are taken year round, but opportunities are available on a limited basis. During the school year times are available for special programs only. Applications will be held on file until opportunities arise. Volunteers are needed more during the summer to help with the library’s Summer Reading Program.