Saturday, October 1, 2011
This October will mark the first every Olympian Week! Olympian Week is a seven-day, coast-to-coast celebration of Rick Riordan and the Heroes of Olympus series. In fact, on Tuesday, October 4th, the second book in the series, Son of Neptune, is being released. Since I love feeding teens, we’re having a book release party! But wait, it gets better. Because Rick Riordan is such a huge author and so many teens love coming to our programs, I’ve been able to convince the Library to let us have an after-hours party. On Friday, October 7th, the Library will close at 5:00 p.m. like we always do, and at 6:00 p.m. we will unlock the doors and allow 30 teens who have registered for the program back into the building. During the event, we’ll spell our names in Greek, make our own unique shields, and top it all off with a costume contest, with prizes for the best dressed boy and girl. That’s right, it’s a toga party! Because nothing is more awesome than having someone else convince your parents to let you wear your bed sheets to the Library (instructions here, of course you know the toga is supposed to go over your clothing)! I can’t ever remember being more excited for a month of programming than I am for this October.