Occupation: Student and kid

Why do you come to the library? Because I like to check out books!

What do you geek? Hip hop dancing

Lawrence Library geeks hip hop dancing, too! We have a wide variety of music CDs that you can check out and dance to, including hip hop artists such as Kanye West and Beyonce.

Students who enjoy music may also want to check out "Flocabulary: the Hop-Hop Approach to SAT-level Vocabulary Building" by Blake Harrison and Alexander Rappaport. This title, which is available on playaway, sets vocabulary words to music, making it easier to remember (and a lot more fun to study).

Kids who want to learn more about hip-hop music should take a look at "Cool Hip-Hop Music: Create and Appreciate What Makes Music Great!" by Karen Latchana Kenney. This book explains the history of the genre as well as introduces prominent artists and gives instruction on how to be a human beat box!

Those who would like to learn to dance might start by checking out "So You Think You Can Dance: Cardio Funk," a DVD that includes instruction on hip hop as well as disco and contemporary dance. There are lots of movies that feature hip hop dancing, too, including "Stomp the Yard," about a young man's choice between two rival dance troupes competing at a college. We also have "Save the Last Dance," in which a young ballet dancer moves to an inner-city and discovers the world of hip hop dancing.

The library has books about dance and dancers, too, including "So You Think You Can Hip Hop," which is part of the "Dance Class" series of graphic novels by Beka.

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.