Join Tirade of the Tomes!

book covers for books listed in the blog

EDIT: This program is FULL. 

Are you disappointed that Battle of the Books was canceled this year? Join Central's Tirade of the Tomes, hosted by Central's Teen Advisory Group!

If you are unfamiliar with this event, let me tell you how it works. We will split the participant list into two teams. You pick up a set of books from the Central library, read the books, and join us for online practices. You will answer questions about things that happen in the books and the teams will compete against each other in August. Whatever team gets the most questions correct, wins! 

Tirade of the Tomes is a smaller, gentler sibling to our usual system-wide program. We will be ironing out some of the details as we go along but if you're willing to take this slightly bumpy, but surely joyful journey with us, please sign up. I guarantee it will be super fun and full of awesome people.

The Nuts and Bolts

  • For youth entering 6th-9th grade
  • Participants will read three books
  • We will  meet every other week on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • We will focus on one book for both practices in the same week
  • All practices and the competition will be held online via Zoom
  • Central's Teen Advisory Group will coach teams (oversight by Central's teen librarian)

Books

  • The Nightmare at the Book Fair by Dan Gutman
  • Savvy by Ingrid Law
  • Dead End in Norvert by Jack Gantos

Books will be available at the Central Library starting Monday, June 15. You can ask for a set at the Information Desk. Please register before you pick up your books. 

 
Tirade of the Tomes Practice Schedule
 
Practices 
June  23rd  
Both teams: 1:30-3:00 
 
June 25th
Team 1  6:00 - 7:00
Team 2  7:00 - 8:00
 
Practices
July 7th
Team 1 1:00 - 2:00 
Team 2  2:00 - 3:00
 
July 9th
Team 1  6:00 - 7:00
Team 2  7:00 - 8:00
 
Practices
July 21st
Team 1 1:00 - 2:00 
Team 2  2:00 - 3:00
 
July 23rd
Team 1  6:00 - 7:00
Team 2  7:00 - 8:00
 
Practice Round Up 
July 30th
Team 1 1:00 - 2:00 
Team 2  2:00 - 3:00
 
Online Tirade of the Tomes Event
Saturday, August 1 time 11:00 am 
 
Questions? Contact Central's teen librarian at lowem@buffalolib.org.  Space in limited and registration is required.
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