Upcoming events at Secret Garden Books
SEX IN THE LIBRARY 29 April
Mary Jo Heller & Aarene Storms, Sex in the Library
Start: 04/29/2014 7:00 pm
Sex in the Library is the ideal source for collection development of materials dealing with sex and sexuality for teens. Bothpublic and school librarians will benefit from the guidance forestablishing selection policies in this area and for sharing those
policies with teachers, parents, administrators and teens.
The book provides no-holds-barred and no-body-parts-left-out reviews of more than 100 books to be considered for collections. The reviews include ratings
on sexual content, language, and violence as well as recommended age
level and the use of "alert" words - words that often spark controversy.
Readers also will appreciate as the ideas for educating students and
adults about the mission statements of school and public libraries.
Bring your questions!
THEODORE BOONE THRILL OF RIGHTS 30 April
Theodore Boone & The Thrill of Rights is an interactive performance, featuring actors from the Striking Viking Story Pirates who are traveling across the country in the Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer tour bus, wrapped in art from the books!
The show consists of a series of interactive skits, aimed at children ages 8 and up, that introduce the series’ characters and plot to new audiences and bring to life favorite scenes for fans of the series. The performance will include music, sound effects, prizes, interactive skits and games, and the audience will act as a jury.
The show will be followed by an official Theodore Boone & The Thrill of Rights official Bus Tour poster signing and the first 100 kids who buy a book will get a free Theodore Boone bookplates!
JEOPARDY CHAMP AND AUTHOR KEN JENNINGS! 5 May
Ken Jennings is the nationally bestselling author who holds the record for the longest winning streak on the game show Jeopardy! He is also a sought-after speaker and generally nerdy bon vivant.
Because of his infectious smarts and enthusiasm for all things factual, he is following up his successful books for grown-ups (Maphead, Because I Said So!, and Brainiac) with a brand new middle-grade series, Ken Jennings’ Junior Genius Guides. The purpose of these guides is to allow kids to "become an expert and wow your friends and teachers with clever facts." They all have great illustrations, cool trivia, and fun quizzes "to test your knowledge, this guide will have you on your way to whiz-kid status in no time!"
The first two Junior Genius Guides came out at the beginning of the year: Maps and Geography and Greek Mythology. This event celebrates the release of the newest one, U.S. Presidents.
Books will be available for sale at the event. Free.