Thursday, December 30, 2010

Fun Events coming in JANUARY

The holidays may be almost over, but there's plenty going on at Gleason in January to keep you busy.

Friday, January 14, join us for the first TOGA meeting of 2011. 3-4 PM in third floor Hollis Room. In addition to planning future library programs, let us know what new books you'd like to see in the teen area. Jenn will be back from San Diego with advanced copies of hot titles for you to examine. Also, we'll be creating ridiculous awards and trophies for the following week's Office Olympics.

Tuesday, January 18, we'll be hosting Wii-Lympics for grades 5&6. Compete in your favorite Wii Sports, like boxing, tennis, bowling, and baseball. Prizes (Fern's gift cards! And more!) will be awarded to top competitors in each sport. Refreshments will be served. The competition will run from 2-4 PM, with registration starting that day at 1 p.m. at the Reference Desk. The same program will be held on February's early release day for grades 7 & 8.

Friday, January 21, we'll be hosting another Olympic event.... Office Olympics! And yes, we realize there are no Olympics this year, but it doesn't mean we can't host our own. It gives us something to do during the winter, right? Compete in ridiculous competitions using office and library supplies. Ridiculous awards will be given in a closing ceremony. Same bat time (3-4 p.m.), same bat place (Hollis Room, third floor).

Friday, January 28, come to discuss Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes. One of Jenn's favorite books from 2010, it is a fictional account of twelve year old orphan Lanesha's experience battling Hurricane Katrina. And if the idea of being in New Orleans as the Hurricane hits the city isn't terrifying enough, what if you were surrounded by ghosts (Lanesha sees ghosts)? A beautiful, yet short, not-to-be-missed story. This discussion ties-in to this year's Cover to Cover selection, Zeitoun. From 3-4 pm in the third floor Hollis Room, for anyone in grades 4-8. Copies of the book are available at the main desk.

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