Sarasota County Libraries
Summer Reading Program
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Teens may earn community service hours while snacking and planning library programs for teens. This group meets every Wednesday. Call Nadia Ingram at (941) 861-1131 to inquire about joining the Teen Advisory Board.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
For ages 11-18. Artist Mica Martinelli will teach the participants about the concepts of protagonist, antagonist and supporting characters and help them create a short story to be enacted by for the camera. Registration is limited to 12 participants. Register online at scgov.net/library.

Part of Artists in Libraries: Professional teaching artists bringing interactive workshops to your neighborhood libraries.

Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description

The Gulf Gate Teen Advisory Board is committed to creating a teen friendly library by aiding in the availability of popular and relevant media, and planning and implementing active teen programs that are interesting, safe and fun. The board is open to teens 13-18 years old.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
PS3, Wii, XBox, board games and foosball are available for teens.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Frag your friends. Pwn your enemies.

Congregate for two hours of unabated XBOX play.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Learn about malware and viruses that can affect your computer. Receive tips on how to avoid and get rid of these programs. Also learn about the proper way to keep your computer updated, and safe practices to use while searching the Internet. Information will be presented in a simple format so that people with the most basic computer skills will be able to learn to Surf Safely.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Create Shimmering paintings with wax, watercolor and salt. For ages 11 to 15. Registration is required via phone call or library website.

Part of Artists in Libraries: Professional teaching artists bringing interactive workshops to your neighborhood libraries.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Ages 10-16. Learn how to make your own video game! This class will use our Digital Learning Lab laptops, and requires that a parent or guardian sign our "User Agreement," available at the Youth Desk. Please register for each class individually. You may attend any or all of the classes.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 27, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Introductory class on the basic funtions of ipad and iphone
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Venice Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Celebrate the Mexican holiday of Dia de los muertos. Learn about the holiday's Hispanic traditions. Honor a special person by creating a personalized skeleton mask just in time for Halloween. Ages 7-15

Part of Artists in Libraries: Professional teaching artists bringing interactive workshops to your neighborhood libraries.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Venice Library

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Important Messages
Welcome to the Spark a Reaction, 2014:
Teen Summer Reading Program for ages 12-18.

By reading and logging time EACH WEEK, you could win a Kindle Fire at summer's end.

READ...
anything you want--books, ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, graphic novels and more.

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time you spend reading each week.

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chances each week to win a book.
chances in a drawing for a Kindle Fire HD.
more chances by writing reviews on what you read.
Reviews
Title
Mask of Destiny
Review
Great ending to the Archer Legacy. Really ties it together nicely. I love Ruby but I wish there was more Alisha in this book
Rating
Title
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Author
Scott O'Dell
Review
A really great book! The plot is awesome!
Rating
Title
Huge
Author
Sasha Paley
Review
This book was an amazing book that I have read three times. The plot is of two roommates of different walks of life forced to live together for one summer at "fat camp".
Rating
Title
lucky ones
Author
stephanie greene
Review
The girls spent a day at the beach. They had a long drive back they had a blast. They had their bathing suits filled with sand enjoyed riding the waves. They liked to do fun stuff together. my mom, my siblings and I like to do that type of stuff too.
Rating
Title
Goblet of fire
Author
Jk Rowling
Review
I've read this book at least twenty times and I'm still not bored of it. It's really well written and I love how Rowling hides her humour.
Rating