Cheyenne’s Media Center is an exciting place to be! Check out our 2019-2020 special events…
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Lunch-n-Lit – Last Monday of every month
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7th-grade Author Visit – Oct. 2nd – Cheyenne Middle School is excited to welcome author Jonathan Auxier! He will be sharing his experiences as a best-selling author with the 7th-grade students. If you would like to purchase a book, or books, please complete this order form and return it to the Media Center with cash by Friday, Sept. 13, 2019.
6th-grade Author Visit – Oct. 15th – 6th-graders, Cheyenne Media Center cannot wait to introduce author, Dylan Thuras! His newest book The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid will be available for purchase. Click here for an order form.
Pumpkin Decorating Contest Oct. 25 – 31st – Bring your book-themed decorated pumpkins to the library by NOON October 31st. For all the rules and regulations please refer to the flyer. Due to issues with rotting, absolutely NO carved or punctured real pumpkins.
Follett Book Fair – Dec. 9 – Dec. 13th – Join us Monday from 7:50 – 4:00 PM, Tuesday – Thursday from 7:50 AM – 2:40 PM, and Friday from 7:50 AM – NOON to purchase your favorite book fair goodies! Click here to view some of the highlighted titles.
Blind Date with a Book – Feb. 10 – 21 – Do you judge a book by it’s cover? Try a blind date with a book. These books are single and ready to mingle, and we’re only letting you judge them based on a few keywords. It’s about trying new things. Stop into the Media Center starting Feb. 10 to check out a blind date book, take it home, and unwrap it. Show it your favorite spots to read. Get to know each other. If you hit it off, introduce it to your friends! First, a few ground rules…If you take a book and open the package you are committed to reading the book and cannot return it within 24-48 hours, but all books are due within the normal two weeks checkout period. After you’ve had a proper date with your book, return it directly to Mrs. Whitmarsh or Mrs. Neff and receive a Rate Your Date form. We’d love to know if your date was a success or a flop!
Cheyenne Book Madness – Mar. 2- Apr. 3 – Starting March 2nd we will be doing our 4th Annual Cheyenne Book Madness (a.k.a. March Madness but with books) and we would love ALL students and teachers to participate. Voting will occur during homeroom classes. If you have not read the books paired against each other, that’s okay. You can vote instead on which one you would prefer to read. There will be announcements every Friday giving the results. The bulletin board in the Commons will also show the results. Each week during the month of March we will have a new round until students have voted on the Ultimate Book Madness CHAMPION!
Marissa Meyer District-Wide Author Visit – Mar. 6th – 100 lucky Cheyenne students will get to meet Marissa Meyer! She will be discussing her Lunar Chronicles series at an all district event hosted at Memorial High School. Books are available for purchase the day of the event or via pre-sales (see flyer). The flyer and money should be turned into the Media Center by March 5th. Checks for book purchases should be made out to Best of Books.
An Evening with Wendelin Van Draanen – Mar. 10th – Join us from 5:30 – 7 PM in the cafeteria at Central Middle School for dinner with Wendelin Van Draanen! Dinner is $2 per person. There will be a photo booth, books to purchase, and book giveaways. Feel free to bring copies of her books to get autographed!
Check out these book-related community events…
What Harry Potter Means to Me & More – Sept. 20 – Scott Reintgen, Kim Ventrella, and Brad McLelland will be featured at Best of Books for an author panel. Join us at 6PM at 1313 E Danforth Rd, Edmond, OK 73034.
Morris Book Signing – Sept. 26 – Brittney Morris will be signing her newest book Slay at Best of Books at 6PM. Check out this video gaming, fantasy, YA novel!
Brallier Book Signing – Oct. 3 – Best of Books is hosting Max Brallier, author of the beloved The Last Kids on Earth series. Come join us at 6PM in the Kickingbird Square shopping center.
Kinney Author Visit – Nov. 7 – Jeff Kinney, author of the popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is coming to Edmond on November 7th. Best of Books is hosting the event at Edmond Santa Fe High School. Tickets are on sale now through eventbrite.com.
Messenger Author Visit – Nov. 14 – Come meet bestselling author Shannon Messenger! To purchase tickets, please call Best of Books at (405) 340-9202 or visit them at http://www.bestofbooksok.com. The event will be at 7 PM at Central Middle School.
Naomi Hughes Book Signing – Feb. 1 – Oklahoma author, Naomi Hughes, will be discussing her books After Image and Refraction at Best of Books from noon – 1:30 PM on Saturday, February 1st. Stop in, purchase a copy, and get it autographed!
Marissa Meyer Book Signing – Mar. 5 – Join Best of Books in welcoming Marissa Meyer to Edmond! Marissa will do a short presentation starting at 6 PM, followed by audience Q&A and leading into a book signing. Tickets are available for purchase through Eventbrite.
Tom Watson Author Visit – Mar. 9th – Tom Watson, author of the popular Stick Dog series, is coming to Edmond on March 9th. Best of Books will be hosting the event from 6 – 7:30 PM.
Middle Grade Author Round Table Event – Mar. 10th – Lisa Greenwald, Janae Marks, & Peter Lerangis will be at Best of Books Tuesday, March 10th from 5 – 6:30 PM. Tickets are available for purchase at Eventbrite. Ticket includes: a copy of one of the author’s books (you pick which one when you buy the ticket), participation in three round table sessions with each author where you’ll be able to get your passport signed, play games, and talk about books! Pizza and refreshments will also be provided! Earn prizes as you go around to each authors round table!
Linda Sue Park Author Visit – Mar. 10th – Join us at Best of Books from 6:30 – 8 PM to meet Newbery Medal Winner, Linda Sue Park! She will be discussing her newest book, Prairie Lotus, which will be available for purchase beginning March 3, 2020.
Van Draanen Writing Workshop – Mar. 12th – Best of Books is hosting a writing workshop led by award-winning author Wendelin Van Draanen! This event is open to writers or anyone interested in the writing process. Join us Thursday, March 12th from 6 – 7:30 PM. Tickets available through Eventbrite.
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