Maggot Moon: a Book Review  
Here's a great title for a chilling, dazzling, and perfect first teen read for the summer of 2013. If you enjoyed The Book Thief or dystopian teen lit, then you'll love Maggot Moon.



Meet Standish Treadwell. He has two different colored eyes. He canít read well. He canít write well. He isnít considered to be very bright. But after his parents were taken from him, Standish starts seeing things in a whole new way. With help from his friend Hector, his world begins to brighten. Although it may not be much, Standish finds hope in his grandfather and the Moon Man for the future. In hopes of discovering whatís being hidden by the Motherland, Standish and Hector venture to the other side of wall. What they find will blow you away.

An absolutely stunning read. I defy anyone to read this and finish with dry eyes.

If you read Maggot Moon let us know what you think. Hate it? Love it? Ambivalent? Weirded out? I would love to hear a teenís point of view of this book.

-Heather Lee, Children's Librarian, St Matthews Branch


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Announcing Teen Summer Reading 2013: Reading is Elemental 


From June 1st through August 10th, 2013, teens grade 6 through 12 can participate in the library's summer reading program.

All participants who complete the program will receive the following:

  • Free Messenger Bag
  • Free passes to the KY Science Center, Locust Grove, Rauch Planetarium, Lousville Bats Baseball game, Squire Boone Caverns
  • Free class at Hwang's Martial Arts
  • Free Frosty from Wendy's
  • Free Lemon Ice from Fazoli's
  • Free passes to select UofL sporting events

All completed participants will be entered into our grand prize drawing for a chance to win:

  • $100 gift card to Barnes & Noble Book Store
  • Netbook Computer
  • UofL Football Tickets

To complete the summer reading program, teens need to fill out and return the summer reading form after reading 6 books,eBooks, magazines, or graphic novels and completing 1 activity (such as attending a library program or commenting on our Teen Blog). Forms may be picked up and dropped off at any LFPL location during our normal operating hours. Click here to find a branch near you.

For a full list of teen programs, click here .

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AnimeCon 9 


The AnimeCon 9 schedule of events has been posted. It is going to be an awesome day!

All Day:
Sumo Wrestling
Tranquility Room
Digital Scavenger Hunt

Morning Sessions:
Manga Jewelry Making
Dueling Network
Japanese Fish Printing
Haiku Writing Workshop
Haiku Showdown!
Bento Box Iron Chef Challenge
Ninja Hand Game
Making Comics


Afternoon Sessions:
Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament
Japanimation Draw Something
Ramen Noodle Eating Contest
Just Dance
Getting in Shape
Calligraphy
Arming of the Samurai
Cosplay Contest & Group Picture

AnimeCon 9, August 3rd, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Click here to register

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Survivor Night 


Survivor Night, LFPL's free after-hours teen event, returns to the Main Library, Friday, July 13th. Click here to register, or call 574-1724 for more info.


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The 2012 Teen Summer Reading List 
From sports to games shows, cancer to murder, these books are sure to fill your summer with exciting reading!



Click here for the complete list.

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