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Teen and Children’s Author David Lubar Visiting Libraries in March

Okay, I give up.  What is a “lawn weenie”? 

“Lawn weenies” are related to campfire weenies, and campfire weenies are related to road weenies.  If that isn’t explanation enough, you may need to visit with the creator of all the branches of the weenie family, game designer and author David Lubar, when he checks in at five Metropolitan Library System libraries in March. 

One of the most versatile and prolific writers for young readers, Lubar is popular for taking humorous looks at the lives of contemporary teens. 

Lubar is also one of the funniest writers to come along since Daniel Pinkwater and Shel Silverstein.  “What,” asked MLS Young Adult Services Coordinator Emily Williams, “you thought the mad man behind ‘weenies’ was serious?  You know, weenies.  People who take things way too seriously.  You see those joggers who never smile and never look around while they run.  They’re road weenies.”

Lubar’s other world is that of a computer game programmer.  He worked on many games for GameBoy and the Atari 2600, including Home Alone and Frogger.  He told a writer for an online journal, “For what it’s worth, books have a longer shelf life.  None of my games will be around twenty years from now.  I hope that’s not true of my books.”

But don’t wait twenty years to find out.  Join David Lubar March 3-5.

            Tuesday, March 3, 10:30am:  Del City Library, 4509 SE 15th (672-1377)

            Tuesday, March 3, 6pm: Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue (231-8650)

            Wednesday, March 4, 10am: Bethany Library, 3510 N. Mueller (789-8363)

            Wednesday, March 4, 6pm: Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard (341-9282)

            Thursday, March 5, 9:15am: Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa (843-9601)

And if you’re lucky, he’ll tell you about his newest book, going on sale on March 3: “The Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies.”  Sounds like a scorcher.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.