1. Banned Books Week is here, and TeenLIVE presents New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins at Grand Central Library this afternoon to discuss “the darker side of decisions, the pressure of perfection, and the search for identity in the world of fiction.” The books above are Hopkins’ contribution to young adult literature. Her best-known (and most banned) book Crank is “loosely based on my older daughter’s story of addiction to crystal meth,” according to Hopkins. Perfect is her latest, just-published novel.
Tonight’s event is free, for ages 13 to 18 years old, and at the Grand Central Library (on East 46th Street between Lexington and Third Avenue). Please join us!
All KidsLIVE and TeenLIVE programs are sponsored by the Katerina and  Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audiences.

    Banned Books Week is here, and TeenLIVE presents New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins at Grand Central Library this afternoon to discuss “the darker side of decisions, the pressure of perfection, and the search for identity in the world of fiction.” The books above are Hopkins’ contribution to young adult literature. Her best-known (and most banned) book Crank is “loosely based on my older daughter’s story of addiction to crystal meth,” according to Hopkins. Perfect is her latest, just-published novel.

    Tonight’s event is free, for ages 13 to 18 years old, and at the Grand Central Library (on East 46th Street between Lexington and Third Avenue). Please join us!

    All KidsLIVE and TeenLIVE programs are sponsored by the Katerina and Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audiences.

  2. Tyra Banks is coming to the Library to talk to teens! This Sunday, September 25th, we are hoping that hundreds of teens will be attending the first TeenLIVE event of this season: Tyra is stopping at the Library on her Modelland book tour to talk to the teens! This is for the 13 to 18 year-old crowd, but truth is, we’d admit a smart 12 year-old or an enthusiast 19 year-old. (Accompanying parents are always welcome.) Every attending teen will receive an autographed copy of Tyra’s new book Modelland! Pass the word to the teens that you know that model/television host/Harvard Business School attendee has added novelist to her roles. The program starts at 2 pm and is in the Celeste Bartos Forum (right inside the 42nd Street entrance to the Library). All attending teens should pre-register; the event is free, but there will be a fabulous prize given to a few lucky pre-registered attendees. See you on Sunday!

    Tyra Banks is coming to the Library to talk to teens! This Sunday, September 25th, we are hoping that hundreds of teens will be attending the first TeenLIVE event of this season: Tyra is stopping at the Library on her Modelland book tour to talk to the teens! This is for the 13 to 18 year-old crowd, but truth is, we’d admit a smart 12 year-old or an enthusiast 19 year-old. (Accompanying parents are always welcome.) Every attending teen will receive an autographed copy of Tyra’s new book Modelland! Pass the word to the teens that you know that model/television host/Harvard Business School attendee has added novelist to her roles. The program starts at 2 pm and is in the Celeste Bartos Forum (right inside the 42nd Street entrance to the Library). All attending teens should pre-register; the event is free, but there will be a fabulous prize given to a few lucky pre-registered attendees. See you on Sunday!

  3. Prolific and well-known street lit author Tracy Brown will be doing a reading at the St. George Library Center this Friday, August 5 at 3 pm! Brown will also discuss her experiences as author, Staten Islander, and library user. If you’re not aware of Tracy Brown’s work, watch the above video (created by the Staten Island Advance) and check out one of her six books at your local library!

    (NOTE: For those traveling from other boroughs, the St. George Library Center is literally a three-minute walk once you get off of the Staten Island Ferry. For a great, inexpensive Friday night, here’s our suggestion: a free boat ride and then an in-person author and literature experience. Voila!)