AXIS: Info for Teens 12-18.

Hot GREEN rubber!

AXIS rubber bracelets

Don't forget to pick-up a bracelet this week - ask at the DOWNTOWN youth desk or at the reference desk at ANY branch library. This way you will be beyond stylish *and* keep the axis website address at the tip of your fingers...

Super Smash and Kart Tournaments: This Weekend!

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AADL-GT: Ann Arbor District Library Game Tournaments

The action heats up this weekend, with our first-ever Open Super Smash Bros: Melee tournament, inviting all players ages 13 and up to come and fight against the best SSB:M players in the area for a shot at giftcard prizes: $40 for 1st place, $30 for 2nd, and $20 for 3rd. Doors open Friday night at 6:00 PM in the Downtown Library Multipurpose Room, and the Tournament will start after 6:30. The format will be 2 or 3 stock, 4-player battles, with all items and stages enabled, earning points for wins, with the highest scorers moving on to elimination brackets. Registration is now open.

Then, on Saturday, we've got AADL-GT Round 3, from Noon - 5 PM at the Downtown Library, including Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart Single-player and Team Events. Doors open at 11:30, and Preregistration is open now. Winners of each event advance to the Sur-Prize round,, where they'll play a MYSTERY GAME to determine who will take home the $70, $50, and $30 gift cards.

Meet author DAVID LEVITHAN!

As part of our on-going partnership with The Neutral Zone here's your chance to meet TEEN author and editor, David Levithan. David will be appearing for FREE at the Neutral Zone (637 S. Main) Tuesday, October 18 @ 7:00PM. He will be talking about his books ( Boy Meets Boy, Realm of Possibility and the NEW Are We There Yet? ), writing and his experiences as an editor at Scholastic Books and more! Hope we see you there...

Another Teen Book Goes to Hollywood!

It has just been announced that Looking for Alaska by John Green will be hitting the big screen in the distant future. It is a year in the life of sixteen-year-old Miles at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama. He has a great time at boarding school pulling pranks and learning about life, until a tragic car crash changes his whole life. This book will make you laugh and cry, and hopefully the movie will be just as good!

Fruits Basket Discussion Thread

In honor of the Fruits Basket discussion at MC Otakon, I want to share some Chinese Zodiac resources. Find out about your sign!

I also want to note that as of now, this Wednesday's program is full.

Websites after the jump.

Teen Read Week Mayhem

Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week starts Saturday and ends Sunday, Oct. 23. Anytime during the week you can visit the library and ask for one of our (FREE) AXIS rubber bracelets (now available in black or a cool green). At the downtown location visit the youth department or at any branch see a librarian at the reference desk. ALSO: if you visit the teen area you can also enter to win an American Library Association Orlando Bloom "READ" poster - entry forms and boxes will be at every location. If you hate Orlando or just don't like his mug the poster would make a nice gift...

Ugh! I've gotta get this paper done by tomorrow!

Research projects and papers give you a headache? Come learn tips and tricks to help you get organized and stay on course. Call 327-8301 to register for this two-part workshop:

Oct. 25, 7-9 pm Tackling Assignments, Pt 1: Process and Print Sources Downtown
Nov. 1, 7-9 pm Tackling Assignments, Pt. 2: Process, Electronic Databases, Internet, Malletts Creek
Nov. 15, 7-9 pm Tackling Assignments, Pt. 2 [repeat of Nov. 1], Downtown

Tournament Open Thread

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AADL-GT: Ann Arbor District Library Game Tournaments

All the world 's a thread, and all the men and women merely players.

Here I dug up some content.. take a Super Mario Quiz!

A Touch of Evil

It's October again, the time to dust off copies of The Sixth Sense and Sleepy Hollow for an evening of seeing dead people and mistaking Johnny Depp for one of them. Just don’t forget there are many novels out there perfect for Halloween reading.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula tells the tale of a naive young Englishman’s travels to Transylvania to do business with a client, Count Dracula. A classic, and a surprisingly good read. For those who want big screen chills, check out the library presentation of the silent film Nosferatu with live musical accompaniment by Blue Dahlia.

More horror after the jump.

Not My Type

You’ve seen them at the mall, in your classes, or even living next door. They’re Zingers, who constantly quote famous lines from TV shows and movies. Or perhaps they’re Molly McButters, young women who epitomize the “granny cool” look. You may have even met a Hair Gel Knight, those unfortunate men who have confused gallantry with male chauvinism. And if you’ve seen them, Robert Lanham has categorized them. His newest book is Food Court Druids, Cherohonkees, and other Creatures Unique to the Republic, a hilarious taxonomy of frequently seen American types.

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