March 2012

What’s New · The Hunger Games movie release

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On Friday, March 23, Suzanne Collins’ bestseller The Hunger Games comes to life on the big screen! This gripping survival story was on the New York Times bestseller list for 100 consecutive weeks and has been the Library’s #1 teen fiction novel for 24 consecutive months. Catch the fever at the Library with Hunger Games-themed trivia, games, and more!

While you’re at the Library, check out a copy of any of the stories in The Hunger Games Trilogy. They’re available as books (large print, too), audiobooks on CD, and downloadable audiobooks. All you need is a valid library card and PIN, and you can begin your journey into the world of Panem. May the odds be ever in your favor!

Hunger Games programs and activities

Saturday, March 17, 2:00 p.m.
Do you have what it takes to be in the games? Will you be the last one standing? Bring your friends for brain-busting trivia and grueling physical challenges in our Hunger Games Challenge! Ages 12-18. Registration required. To register, call or visit our online program calendar.
Green Township Branch

Thursday, March 22, 4:00 p.m.
Play Hunger Games Jeopardy and be ready for the movie! Come hungry! Registration required. To register, call or visit our online program calendar.
Miami Township Branch

Thursday, March 22, 6:00 p.m.
Teens, are you excited about The Hunger Games movie? Celebrate with trivia, games, and food. Registration required. To register, call or visit our online program calendar.
Mt. Washington Branch

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Thursday, March 22, 7:00 p.m.
Hunger Games trivia, challenges, and fun! Ages 12- 18. Registration required. To register, call or visit our online program calendar.
Harrison Branch

Saturday, March 24, all day
It's Hunger Games Day! Brush up on your tribute skills to celebrate the opening of the movie.
Sharonville Branch

Saturday, March 24, 1:00 p.m.
Join us in the arena to test your survivor skills, be crafty, and play a Hunger Games version of Jeopardy! Ages 12- 18.
Anderson Branch

Saturday, March 31, 2:00 p.m.
Can you build a rubber band shooter or bean catapult from ordinary household items? Compete against your friends for fabulous prizes! Ages 12- 18.
Madeira Branch

Saturday, April 7, 2:00 p.m.
Get hungry and challenge your friends to eat some of the weirdest, stinkiest, creepiest food on the planet. Afterwards, cleanse your palate with a sweet snack.
Madeira Branch

Saturday, April 14, 2:00 p.m.
Brush up on your skills as Master Mark Stacey of Ahn's Tae Kwon Do Institute demonstrates the weapons and self-defense techniques of the dynamic, Korean martial art of Hapkido! Ages 12-18.
Madeira Branch

Hunger Games Readalikes

While you're waiting for the movie to be released, check out one of these futuristic thrillers!

Across the Universe
Beth Revis

Children of Men
P.D. James

City of Ember
Jeanne DuPrau

Divergent
Veronica Roth

Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card

The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Carrie Ryan

Gone (series)
Michael Grant

The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood

Inside Out
Maria Snyder

The Knife of Never Letting Go
Patrick Ness

Life as We Knew It
Susan Beth Pfeffer

Little Brother
Cory Doctorow

Lord of the Flies
William Golding

Matched
Ally Condie

Maze Runner
James Dashner

Rash
Pete Hautman

Restoring Harmony
Joelle Anthony

The Road
Cormac McCarthy

The Scorpio Races
Maggie Stiefvater

Ship Breaker
Paolo Bacigalupi

Unwind
Neal Shusterman