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By Bailey Anderson, Washington Public Library | Jan 02, 2014

I’m always up for a good movie, but I’m not always too keen on going to the movie theater and when I am, there’s not a movie I want to see.

Here at the library, we have the occasional movie playing — kids’ movies mostly, for Wacky Wednesdays — but those are never really ones I’m excited about seeing either.

Do you know what I do get excited about? As dorky as it may sound, I get excited for musicals.

This was the main idea behind the You Can’t Stop the Beat: Teen Film Fest. It’s a series of musicals playing at the library, featuring musicals as old as "Grease" and as new as "Hairspray."

Think about it: teens need something different (and free!) to do.

The events will span over a couple of weeks in January and are open to sixth- through 12th-graders. It was organized and put together by the Teen Advisory Board at the library.

This isn’t the first time the Teen Advisory Board has conducted a film festival, but it is the first time there has been one in the new building. In the past, the Teen Advisory Board has organized a Pirates of the Caribbean Film Fest and a Hayao Miyazaki Film Fest about four years ago. Since then, events by the Teen Advisory Board have been numerous but none have been quite like the Film Fest.

For more information about the You Can’t Stop the Beat: Teen Film Fest, including dates, times, and movies being shown, drop by or call us.

New materials available in the library include:

Gifts & Memorials

Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier donated by the Washington Rotary Club to honor the December 2013 Rotary program speakers

Adult Fiction

Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner, Hazardous Duty by W.E.B. Griffin, The Death Trade by Jack Higgins, The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, River Road by Jayne Ann Krentz, The Strangling on the Stage by Brett Simon, Standup Guy by Stuart Woods

Young Adult Fiction

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson, The Night Flight by Chris Lynch

Juvenile Fiction

Winter Sky by Patricia Reilly Giff, Jackpot by Gordon Korman, The Escape by Kathryn Lasky, High Time For Heroes by Mary Pope Osborne

Juvenile Nonfiction

Island by Jason Chin, Tommysauraus Rex by Doug Napel, Heroes For All Times by Mary Pope Osborne, The Lego Adventure Book by Megan H. Rothrock


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Posted by: Glen Peiffer | Jan 07, 2014 14:20

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Effective July 1 of 2014, Grinnell will welcome Michael Latham as the new Dean of the College and Vice-President of Academic Affairs. Latham is currently the Dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill in the Bronx, a position he has held since 2009. Having obtained a Ph.D. in 20th century American history from UCLA, he is an accomplished historian and, in addition to his position as Dean, will accept an appointment as tenured professor in the History Department.

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