LANSING | Teens in sixth through 12th grade are invited to participate in four events planned for the month of April at the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave. In addition, teens are also invited to submit entries to a poetry contest in celebration of April being National Poetry Month.
4 p.m. April 15
Going with the theme of poetry for National Poetry Month, teens can create a poem using old books and markers. By coloring around words, teens will not only be able to create an original poem, they will be making a stunning design.
4 p.m. April 24
Teens are welcomed to discuss “Hurricane Dancers” by Margarita Engle at this month’s “Blast from the Past” book discussion. In “Hurricane Dancers," Quebrado has been a slave on Captain Bernadino de Talavera’s pirate ship for years, but when a hurricane sinks the ship and kills most of the crew, Quebrado escapes to safety and finds acceptance and refuge in a nearby village.
4 p.m. April 25
The cheerleading comedy, “Bring It On” starring Kirsten Dunst will be shown in the community room during Teen Movie Night. The movie is 98 minutes long and the event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
4 p.m. April 29
The book “Generation Dead” by Daniel Waters will be discussed during the April “Off the Shelf” book discussion. When dead teenagers who have come to life start showing up at her high school, Phoebe, a goth girl, becomes interested in the phenomenon. However, when she starts dating a “living impaired” boy, they encounter prejudice, fear and hatred.
In addition, teens in sixth through 12th grade are invited to participate in National Poetry Month. A winner will be chosen by grade and the winning entries will be displayed in the library. Teens can submit rhymes, haikus, limericks, iambic pentameters or any other kind of poetic device. All entries must be received by April 27.
Sign-up is appreciated, but not required, for all of the events listed with the exception of the contest and movie. There is no fee to participate in the events and non-Lansing residents are encouraged to participate as well.
For more information, contact the Teen Services Department at (708) 474-2447 or visit the library’s web site at www.lansingpl.org.