Search on SLJ.com ....
Subscribe to SLJ
Teen Librarian Toolbox
Inside Teen Librarian Toolbox

Doctor Who Central at TLT

The Doctor has been running through time and space for 50 years this year.  We’re celebrating all things Doctor Who related with a series of posts, book lists, events and more.  You can find it all here at Doctor Who Central

Doctor Who Week Posts
This is a joint event with Maria Selke at Maria’s Melange, be sure to visit her page for tons more posts and giveaways. Also, because she is awesome. 

Doctor Who and the Importance of Naming
The Best of Series One from Maria and Sherry’s POV  
The King of the Happy/Sad Ending, a guest post by author Leah Rae Miller
However Hard You Try, You Can’t Run Forever, a guest post by author Myra McEntire 
Making Doctor Who Minimalist Shadow Art
The Best of Series Two from Maria and Sherry’s POV
5 Reasons and Some Quotes Explain Why I Think Book Lovers and Librarians Love Doctor Who
How I Learned to Love Sci Fi with Doctor Who, a guest post by author Annie Cardi 
Making a Tardis T-Shirt for Dummies
Dress Like the Doctor by Maria Selke
Doctor Who: The Best of Series Three (according to Maria and Sherry, at least!)
Christie’s Who Week: Christie’s Favorite, Tumblr style
Doctor Who Library Programs, a guest post by Julia Hutchins
Doctor Who: The Best of Series Four (according to Maria & Sherry, at least!)
Who Knows? A guest post by Kristen Williams 
Travels in Space and Time (Without Leaving the Sofa): Reflections on a Life Lived in the Company of Doctor Who, a guest post by author Mike A. Lancaster 
More YA Lit for Doctor Who Fans
Doctor Who, Literary Time Traveler, a guest post by author Annie Cardi
The Greatest Love Story Ever Told 
Christie’s Favorite Companion 
A Tween Top 10: Favorite Things from Doctor Who
Favorite Doctor Who Quotes from a Tween
YA Lit for Fans of Rose Tyler
Sunday Reflections: Librarians are to Libraries as Companions are to Their Doctors

Basically, Read

Because Doctor Who covers such a wide variety of time periods, elements and styles, there are a TON of books out there that Doctor Who fans would love.  Don’t limit yourself to time travel books.  Doctor Who can be funny or frightening.  It can be classic sci fi and occur in space or it can be techy sci fi and occur right here on Earth.

 Doctor Who Central at TLT
You can download this Doctor Who RA poster I created for free to use at your library here

There are more book recommendations at our previous post. See also, More YA Lit for Doctor Who Fans

By the way, the circles on the poster say READ in Gallifreyan.  You can download a Gallifreyan font for free here.

Basically, Party

Here are a variety of decorating, game, craft and food ideas for a Doctor Who party.  There are a lot of great things out there on the Internet ranging from skills and prices, so be sure and look around.  At our recent party we did the Duct Tape Bowties (which were a huge hit), Cybermen and Weeping Angel masks (which were fun), and played Doctor Who Monopoly.

Christie also recently did a variation of Humans VS. Zombies that had a Weeping Angels twist that I highly recommend.

Comments

  1. jen c. says:

    My students are HUGE Whovians – thanks for sharing so many good ideas and posters which I totally plan to nick for a Dr. party on Monday. Bless.

  2. That is awesome. I hope you have a great time. Thank you for your comment.

  3. Sarah says:

    I'm a new youth services librarian (who will be working with teens). I'm also a Whovian. I learned about this site from a teen tech webinar today. Not only do I discover great resources, I also find a page about Doctor Who! I've always wanted to incorporate Doctor Who into a classroom or library setting (history, science, adventure, technology, etc.), but I was never sure how. The main questions: Would there be interest? Would the powers that be allow it? It's been chilly lately; maybe I should wear my 4th Doctor scarf to work before the weather changes. Or I could talk to the customer who always cosplays the Doctor and get his opinion (yes, there is a man who has come into the library twice decked out in bowtie, tweed jacket, etc.)

  4. Sarah says:

    I am a new teen librarian and Whovian. I learned about TLT during a teen tech programming webinar earlier today. Not only does this site contain great resources, there's an entire page devoted to Doctor Who in the library! I've always wanted to incorporate Doctor Who into either a classroom or library setting, but was never sure how. Would there be interest? Would the powers that be allow it? I don't even know if any teen patrons at my branch are familiar with Doctor Who. I could always wear my 4th Doctor scarf to work while the weather is still chilly to gauge reactions. I could also talk to the patron (a middle school teacher) who cosplayed the 11th Doctor both times I saw him in the library.

  5. Sarah, so glad you found us. I am a HUGE Whovian. I did recently have a program and there was a lot of interest. I find that a lot of tweens and teens are really into Who. And I wish I had a 4th Doctor scarf.

  6. Sarah says:

    There isn't much teen presence or programming at my location (yet). I'm pretty much starting from scratch. I need to find out from the powers-that-be what social media programming is allowed and gauge interest from teens already in the library. I definitely will be utilizing resources from this blog and the webinar. Thank you again.

  7. Sarah says:

    There isn't much teen presence or programming at my location (yet). I'm pretty much starting from scratch. I need to find out from the powers-that-be what social media programming is allowed and gauge interest from teens already in the library. I definitely will be utilizing resources from this blog and the webinar. Thank you again.

Speak Your Mind

*