Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Who Got Dr. Who?

If we weren't already convinced, we knew when we did free-play art window decorating at our library this summer that Dr. Who had gone from the hinterlands of uber-geekdom to the mainstream of true phenom when not one, not two but five references showed up on our windows among the flowers, dinosaurs, trucks and rainbows.

YSS chair Linda Jerome held a Dr. Who party to the delight of teens who came in cosplay and dove into the activities. She describes the party:

"Doctor Who is wildly popular at our library and so, with the help of a few members of our Teen Advisory Council (who are super fans), we hosted our first ever Doctor Who party! We encouraged participants to wear a costume and several of them did which added a wonderful atmosphere to the event (and our winner received a Marcus Theaters gift card!). 

As teens came into the program room, they rolled a large die (made by one of our super fans) which determined their team for the Doctor Who Jeopardy game we played at the end of the program—our three teams were Daleks, Sonic Screwdrivers and the Tardis. We had three stations: teens could make duct-tape bowties, color a Doctor Who coloring sheet and make a sonic screwdriver using a pen, clay and a marble. 

The last 15 minutes of the program we put teens into their teams and then played a rousing game of Jeopardy which came down to the very last question to determine a winner! It was lots of fun and it was wonderful to hear some of the Doctor Who debates (who is the best Doctor? Who is the best companion?) that broke out throughout the program."

 TLT: Teen Librarians Toolbox shares a host of resources so you can run a Dr. Who party too.

What have you done at your Dr. Who party?

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