Teen Read Week

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Literary Makeover

Come judge some books by their covers - then give them a makeover!  Join us in Teen Space as we update some literary looks. Create your own art - by hand or on the computer - or critique ours.  All you need to participate is an opinion.  
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Teen Reading Lounge

Teens: Come celebrate Teen Read Week by reading for fun and using some of the library’s databases to learn another language.   
Teen Read Week ASL Workshop

Teen Read Week: ASL Workshop for Teens

Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language!   Join us for a special introductory ASL workshop just for teens! Learn the basics in a positive and fun environment. Workshop will take place in the teen space. Questions? Contact the Center for Accessibility by email at LBPH.DCPL@dc.gov, by phone at 202-727-2142, or videophone at 202-559-5368.    
Teen Read Week: Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt

Teen Read Week: Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt

To celebrate Teen Read Week the Northwest One Neighborhood Library is hosting a Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt. The hunt will begin on October 19 and end on October 20. Ask library staff for a book scavenger hunt clue sheet and return to staff once completed. 
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Film Screening: We Are The Best!

Join in celebrating the one year anniversary of the DC Punk Archive in Washingtoniana with a showing of Lukas Moodysson’s coming of age film, We Are The Best or Vi är Bäst! at the Mt. Pleasant Library. This film is in Swedish with English subtitles.
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Get Away @ Your Library!

To kick off Teen Read Week, come "get away @ the library" with two special craft activities. Tag It! Teens can use old maps, original drawings and other images to decorate a luggage tag, or Post It! Teens can create a postcard from a fictional location in popular YA novels, like Diagon Alley or Panem. Materials provided in the Teen Space!
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Get Away @ Your Library - Wii Edition!

To celebrate Teen Read Week, come "get away @ the library" with two special craft activities. Tag It! Teens can use old maps, original drawings and other images to decorate a luggage tag, orPost It! Teens can create a postcard from a fictional location in popular YA novels, like Diagon Alley or Panem. Materials provided in the FoLio space upstairs!
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Urban Legends Trivia Game!

Are there really alligators in New York City's sewer system? If you eat Mentos and drink Coke will you die? Think you know what's true and what's not when it comes to urban legends? Prove it at our special Teen Read Week trivia night! Join a team and compete to see who knows what's what. We'll also have a variety of recommended reads on hand, so you can pick up an excellent new book! For teens ages 13-19.
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Teen Read Week Movie Magic

As part of the DC Public Library celebration of Teen Read Week, Tenley-Friendship Library will be showing a movie based on a popular teen book during our Afterschool Lounge program on Thursday, October 22nd.  Which movie, you ask?  You get to vote!  Go to this survey link and vote for your favorite movies by October 15.  The movie with most votes will be the one we show. 
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Teen Author Panel

Come meet popular teen authors Kat Spears (Sway), Robin Talley (Lies We Tell Ourselves), Gareth Hinds (

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