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Name: Leah

Occupation: Student

Why do you come to the library? I love that the library has fun books to read and so many books, too, that kids like.

What do you geek? I geek dance.

Lawrence Library geeks dance, too! We have all sorts of books about dancing, which are shelved under Dewey Decimal number 792.8. In the children’s room, we have a book called “Dance,” which is part of the Eyewitness series; this title shows dance styles and costumes from around the world. It also shows different kinds of sets, how dances have changed over time and even what’s on the inside of ballet slippers! Older readers may enjoy “Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet” by Jennifer Homans.

We have lots of stories about dance and dancers, including the “Ballerina Dreams” series by Ann Bryant and the “Dance Class” series of graphic novels, both in the juvenile fiction section. Teens may prefer “Dance of Shadows” by Yelena Black, which focuses on both a girl’s time at a prestigious ballet school and the paranormal creatures that may have abducted her sister.

For those who prefer to be active, the library has DVDs that teach you to dance, such as “Dance with Len Goodman,” which will introduce the viewer to ballroom dancing. We have “Dance with Julianne” on DVD, which combines fitness and dancing as well as the “Just Dance” video games for the Nintendo Wii. Also, be sure to watch for our upcoming Tuesday night Folk Dancing!

The library can help everyone explore the things they geek. For information, or if you are interested in being the Geek of the Week, stop by Lawrence Library.

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