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Library will host survival program based on popular teen series

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Linton Public Library will host an interactive program in which students will get a taste of the plot of a popular teen series.

The Unofficial Hunger Games Young Adult Survival Skills Program will be at the library Wednesday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to noon, and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The program is open for local youth in grades 6 to 12.

The number of slots available are limited for the free program, so interested teenagers are encouraged to sign up soon to ensure their place in the program.

Teen Library Assistant Ginger Anderson said the program will be hosted by survivalist and author Creek Stewart, who owns survival training school Willow Haven Outdoor in Anderson, Ind.

Stewart recently released a book about primitive survival skills, which was inspired by the series.

"It (the program) is based around the Hunger Games Books and movies. The program includes two hours of survival skills instruction," Anderson explained.

The students will learn hands-on survival skills and learn more about the survival techniques used by the characters in the Hunger Games series.

Anderson said students participating in the program will build a primitive survival shelter, learn how to use an emergency survival blanket, learn how to signal for rescue, learn Katniss' famous Twitch-Up Snare, learn about Rue's Sharp Rock, fire tender and natural heritage.

Some of the programs will be held inside the library, and others will be held outside -- rain or shine. There is a backup program available in the event of inclement weather.

"I think they (participants) will feel a bit like Katniss and the other characters in the story," Anderson noted.

Anderson said the afternoon program is nearly full, and there are plenty of slots left in the morning program for local youth to learn more about survival skills.

"We'd love the kids to sign up, and I'd love to get that morning session full by next Thursday," Anderson said.

As a pre-requisite for the program, there was a showing of the "Hunger Games" at the library from 1 to 3:30 on Wednesday, June 12.

To sign up for the program, stop by the circulation desk at the library or call 847-7802.

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