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Summer Reading PRIZES

DUDE. LOOK AT THE PRIZES.

Ticket 1:

$10 Gift Card to Elements!

Ticket 2:

$10 Gift Card to Yetos!

Ticket 3:

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Ticket 4:

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Ticket 5:

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Don’t forget to enter your tickets into the drawing(s) for the prize(s) you’d like to try and win! You can’t win if you don’t spend your tickets. 🙂

Posted in Programs/Events

The Princess Bride Interactive Movie!

Join us on February 11 for a FREE showing of The Princess Bride with audience participation! We will provide a script with a list of the callbacks and prompts as well as interactive items. Fun, food & a great movie!
Ages Teen and Up.

The movie will start at 6:00 pm, so join us early to get your supplies. 🙂

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6-Word Short Story Winners!

Announcing the winners of our first ever 6-Word Short Story Contest! We received SO MANY entries it took us much longer than we expected to judge the submissions. Not a bad problem to have, but so hard. After much deliberation, we were able to narrow it down to these four winners. Two from grades 6-8 and two from grades 9-12. Winners received a small prize pack from the library.

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6-Word Short Stories

6-Word Short Story Contest Poster

November is NaNoWrMo, but with school, homework, jobs, sports, and everything, who has time to write a 50,000 story?! That’s why we’re doing a 6-Word Short Story Contest at the McArthur Library! Tweens and Teens in grades 6-12 are challenged to write a story in just six words.
Prizes will be awarded the top two winners in grades 6-8 and 9-12. Teens and Tweens may submit one original 6-word story. The contest is open from November 6 to November 30. Winners will be announced the first week of December. Winning entries will be featured on the library’s facebook and website.

Stories may be submitted via this form. https://forms.gle/VguMpyC8PbDujwuR9

 

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Book Review of LITTLE BROTHER by Cory Doctorow

Reviewed by a Summer Learning Program participant

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Ultimately, this book frustrated me. I was really excited to read it, and though the idea of the book intrigued me, I was met with mediocre story telling, which really sucked because the importance of privacy and cyber security are things that I am passionate about. But I found all the characters to be flat, the secondary characters only there when convenient to solve a problem and disappearing when they weren’t needed for extremely long periods within the book. The dialogue was very frequently not very realistic and I felt that the main character did not really have a much of a personality, just being another pawn to get the ultimate message across. It is apparent that this book is agenda driven, and although it is an agenda that I can strongly get behind, the whole book felt more like a first draft. However, I can’t help but recommend it for the sake of the eye opening ideals outlined within it that will leave you thinking.