September 24, 2001
Annette Curtis Klause at the Public Library
October 18 for �National Teen Read Week�
A self-professed fan of horror, fantasy, and science fiction, Annette Curtis Klause read her first vampire book, The Shining Narrow Grin, as a teen. Years later, she writes best selling novels for teens on like themes. Just in time for Halloween and �National Teen Read Week,� Klause will share her shadowy writings on Thursday, October 18 at the Main Library � 10:00 a.m. (800 Vine Street � Atrium, phone 369-6945) as well as Green Township � 1:00 p.m. (6525 Bridgetown Road, phone 369-6095) and Harrison � 7:00 p.m. (corner of New Haven Road and Carolina Trace, phone 369-4442) Branch Libraries.
Klause, a librarian who currently heads children�s services at the Aspen Hill Community Library in Maryland, became a member of a biweekly writing group which helped fuel her aspirations to pen a novel. While deciding on a subject, she pondered over what she would have liked as a kid. Her memories of reading about vampires won out. Several years of hard work and six rejections later her first novel, The Silver Kiss, was published. Next came her suspenseful sci-fi adventure, Alien Secrets. A powerful story about werewolves followed in 1997 with her third novel, Blood and Chocolate. All were bestsellers bringing her high acclaim as a novelist.���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� - more -
Celebrate Teen Read Week 2001 � October 14 - 20
Despite competition from other forms of entertainment, the April 2, 2001 issue of Publishers Weekly states that teens are reading at a high rate. The results of a recent national survey conducted for the National Education Association indicate that 56% of teens, ages 12 to 18, were found to read more than 10 books a year, while 41% read more than 15. Around 70% of middle schoolers read more than 10 books a year. However, most of the teens polled (46%) said they read primarily for school.
To help spread the message that teens need to �read for the fun of it,� the Library is celebrating the 4th Annual Teen Read Week from October 14 - 20. To showcase the popularity of fantasy literature with teens, Annette Curtis Klause will be appearing on October 18 at the Main Library �10:00 a.m. as well as Green Township � 1:00 p.m. and Harrison Branch Libraries � 7:00 p.m.
Fun activities occurring during Teen Read Week at the Library�s various neighborhood locations include: scavenger hunts, pumpkin painting, a remarkable teen reader contest, teen book talks, and voting for favorite books, with prizes drawn throughout the week. For more information about these activities visit www.CincinnatiLibrary.org/programs/. Then scroll down to programs for young adults. Next, click on �display programs meeting these criteria.�
Interpreter available upon request for the hearing impaired. Please call 369-6944 (TDD 369-6946) at least one week before program.