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By Jenny Coon Peterson October 14th, 2010
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If you haven't figured this out yet, I was never a "reluctant reader" growing up. I think terms like "voracious" or "rapid" might be more apt to describe my teen reading tendencies.

Teenaged Jenny would have freaked the eff out over all the great events going on at metro libraries this October as part of Teen Read Month. But, seriously, I think you (or your kid) could be a "reluctant reader" and still get excited " there's that much going on.

This year's theme is "Books With Beat," and pretty much every library in the Metropolitan Library System is getting involved. All month long, Collaborative Teen Writing will bridge the gap from great books to original writing from 5-7 p.m. at the Village Library, 10307 N. Penn.

If writing's not your thing, check out Gamefest, 5-6:30 p.m. at Capitol Hill Library, 334 S.W. 26th. Games like "Rock Band" and "Super Smash Bros." will be ready to go. Gamefest continues through the month at different libraries, check the MLS website for dates and times.

This Saturday is a Teen Lock-In at the Downtown Library, 300 Park, and a 7 p.m. Wizard Rock concert at the Midwest City Library, 8143 E. Reno. The Midwest City Library is also hosting a week-long film fest next week at 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday " check out movies like "Footloose" and "Grease."

This is just a sampling of events; check out the Metro Library's Teen Read page for more.
 
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