Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
-- Dr. Seuss
Friday, December 12, 2008
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Thursday, December 4, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
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Monday, September 22, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
- Bella kicked b*tt
- She didn't eat her dad
- She got to "keep" both her boys
- She's matured (no more whining!)
- But, above all, as always, our dear Edward :)
What I didn't:
- It all seemed to wrap up a tad too neatly
- The whole weird Jacob middle book thing
- That even weirder sci fi Rosemary's Baby thing (creepy gross!)
Still, it was grand to hang with the Cullen crew & friends again--can't beat that!
Your turn--time to comment away!
P.S. Have fun at school Tuesday! :)
Sunday, August 24, 2008
P.S. I'm also finally getting around to order some fresh goods--keep an eye on the newbie shelf!
Monday, August 18, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Have you read anything interesting recently. Please share your favorites with us... Just hit that "comments" link under this - or any - post in the blog.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Check these out if you're ever stuck for ideas on what to read next, or if you need inspiration to find the perfect book to help you finish up that extra challenge for the Teen Reading Raffle! Right now we have lists dealing with:
Biographies and Memoirs
And more are on the way! Keep your eyes open for more lists to be added to the website soon.
Don't forget that each and every one of these booklists - along with a few others that we haven't had the chance to put on the website yet - are also available in print form at your favorite local library to check out while you're browsing the stacks. (Take a look especially for a list of books that might hold you over until Breaking Dawn comes out in August!) Your friendly librarians are also always available to help you find more books too - we love sharing our favorites with you!
Friday, July 11, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
We all know that Breaking Dawn arrives Saturday August 2nd, 2008, so...
Guess what we'll be doing Friday August 1st? Why, celebrating in high style, of course! Think pre-release bash, complete with a little gaming, a lot of competition (friendly, of course), prizes, and junk food galore. Better still? This teens only event (well, teens only, plus a couple of not so stodgy librarians) will take place from approximately 6-8 PM after everyone else has gotten the boot. Alas, it won't be dark, but it's still after hours, and we can always wear black. Hopefully, we'll also still be sporting some hot henna! (I think I want a scareb to match my ring!)
Was gonna mention the party to ya'll last week, but was so entranced by your bookmaking skills that I kinda forgot. Hope you all had as much fun creating as I had witnessing creation.
See ya next week (open gaming anyone?)
Monday, May 12, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
You'll have a good hour to hang out indoors come Wed., when we have our next meeting. I don't know about you, but my neurons need a rest, so I'm thinking we should keep it mellow, maybe start listening to an audiobook together, and/or play a (relatively) brainless game. Of course, if you've got a better idea, I'm all ears. I suppose I could try & challenge myself too. :)
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
As for Carpe Diem--it took me a little while to get into & I found the characters somewhat annoying at first. BUT, don't let that deter you, for it did get better, & there was a nice "What???" moment that took me by surprise. Overall, it struck me as a great summer read.
Next up? 13 Reasons Why...And, it's about time! :)
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
I'll start with the "bad" news first--we're not making books next Wed. during Teen Group.
BUT, fret not, for we're just taking a little extra time to stock up on necessary supplies & encourage y'all to invite your friends. So, the workshop's been rescheduled for May 14th.
AND, start stretching your gaming fingers & flexing those toes 'cuz starting in May, we'll be hosting a once a month Open Gaming Night for Teens (only!) not altogether unlike February's Love Bites Bash. I gonna get good (or moderately ok) @ Guitar Hero, yet! :)
I also have some interesting info. about the summer programming calendar that we've been hard at work on, so, don't forget to come next week, Wed. April 9th. Be there, or be square.
(If you're bored in the meantime, there are some Teen Group books that are starting to collect dust here...Feel free to stop in & snag one...) :)
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Don't forget Teen Group tomorrow. Should be extra fun 'cuz unless I hear otherwise, we've got a special guest planned--an artsy one who will share a few creative how-to's.
(I'll also tell ya all about my new canine love, if you're interested!) :)
See ya then!
Monday, March 17, 2008
If we get a date set, I'll make cookies...How's that for enticement? :)
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Ok, here's the deal: I'll be chatting with author Kashmira Sheth later this week in order to discuss the likelihood of an upcoming visit. I need your honest-to-goodness thoughts on this (please?!).
The month of May appears best, wise. So, what do all you future famous writers out there think of this idea--a Q & A with Kashmira, where we have her discuss growing up in India & how she used her experiences to become an award-winning author, chat novels, etc.
(We could also get her take on Henna!). Also, considering the proximity to both Mother's Day & Father's Day, I'm open to us inviting any special parental units to join us--just for the day. :)
Friday, March 14, 2008
Princess Mia by Meg Cabot
Skin Deep by E.M. Crane
The Opposite of Invisible by Liz Gallagher
Good Enough by Paula Yoo
You Know where to Find Me by Rachel Cohn
Final Warning: A Maximum Ride Novel by James Patterson
Reaching for Sun by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
And, a few cool websites, for the writerly inclined...
Or, at any rate, it's a start, and, of course, I'll keep looking (& so should you!). In the meantime, I've still got a few copies of our next discussion books here--hint, hint! Note: I started listening to The Loud Silence of Francine Green yesterday & it ain' half bad. :)
Friday, March 7, 2008
And, since we're on the subject of learning, yet, alas, cannot travel, check out this cool website:
Once, I was here, and yes, Mona Lisa's eyes really do follow you. However, if you're a fan of Impressionism, this place is even more amazing. Personally, it's my fave...
Where would you like to go?
Don't forget Teen Group this Wed. same time, same place--and a special surprise. Also, Breaking Dawn is now in the system, so if you don't plan to purchase, put yourself on the hold list yesterday. It's fillin' up fast!
Monday, March 3, 2008
"Avalon High: Coronoation, Vol. 1: The Merlin Prophecy" (a graphic novel by Meg Cabot)
"Kiss My Book" Jaime Michaels
"Leftovers" by Laura Weiss
"Ten Cent Dance" by Christine Fletcher (I call dibs!) :)
"The Red Necklace" by Sally Gardner
"Total Constant Order" by Crissa-Jean Chappell
"My Life as a Rhombus" by Varian Johnson
"Sweethearts" by Sara Zarr
"The Time Thief" by Linda Buckley-Archer
"Feathered" by Laura Kasischka
"Lock and Key" by Sarah Dessen
"A Little Friendly Advice" by Siobhan Vivian
"Brett McCarthy: Work in Progress" by Maria Padian
"I Conquer Britain" by Dyan Sheldon
"Exodus" by Julie Bertagna
"One Trick Pony" by Daniella Brodsky (dibs again!)
Also, Jay Asher's "Thirteen Reasons Why" on CD will soon be on its way.
However, for those of you who were wondering about the second Beka Cooper installment--not published til April 2009, so you'll have to remind me next year! :)
(Note: some will arrive sooner than others--depends on the publication date).
Saturday, March 1, 2008
A couple to watch for:
I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder
Wake by Lisa McMann
Almost Fabulous byMichelle Radford
Kiss Me, Kill Me by Lauren Henderson
Hacking Harvard by Wasserman
Paraworld Zero by Matthew Peterson
The Other Book by Philip Womack
Primavera by Mary Jane Beaufraund
These are just a few that pop to mind. I'm in the process of filling out more cards (yay!) to I'll toss out a few more kernels next week. Til then, have a lovely weekend. I'm feelin' the spring fever kick in. You?!
Friday, February 22, 2008
(At least ow I'm starting to understand why you're so disgruntled with that whole Eragon thing!)
Also, please don't forget the Teen Group meeting this Wednesday--same time, same place. We've got a few odds & ends to discuss (think cool program...) but no worries, we'll definitely book-talk! :)
Friday, February 15, 2008
Just wanted to say thanks for coming to our (anti) Valentine's Day blow-out @ the library--and I hope that you had as grand of a time as I did. Never having dabbled much in the gaming world, I must confess--I could really get used to Wii bowling--the sheer bliss of one's own shoes!
(I wonder if I can convince my brother to buy one to go with his snazzy new big TV? Too fun!)But back to the program...It's just one of many upcoming fiestas for you gals & guys at the library, so keep me posted on what you'd like to do. (Don't suppose you'd be interested in more teen only game days???)
If you haven't yet picked up this month's book club picks, feel free to stop by the reference desk for a visit. You know we like to chat & we've got a few (lonely) yet-to-be-claimed copies.
Speaking of which, thanks to Lauren, we already have great upcoming read for March, which got me thinking...we should all take turns. It'd be a great way to learn about more wonderful books--not to make sure everything is fair and square.
Final word (for now): Remind me to pick your brains about the Kashmira Sheth author visit (& to show off her books). We librarian gals have a few ideas we'd like to run by the experts.
P.S. I finally visited Stephenie Meyer's website, and still, I can hardly believe it's true--looks like number 4 should be arriving in stores (and libraries!!!!) just in time for a certain librarian's birthday. Talk about a nicely timed present.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
I'm going to take a wild guess here, and predict that the majority of you are likewise snowed in. Strikes me as a good time then, to remind everyone that we'll be throwing a much deserved fiesta at the library next week in honor of our Anti-Valentine's Day stance.
We've got the Wii, Guitar Hero, and Dance Dance Revolution rearin' to go & plenty of junk food comin' right up, so don't be shy--dress the part (or, at least wear comfy shoes!).
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Almost, but not quite because we're smart & know to keep busy! Today's Recommendations?
- Check out http://kashmirasheth.typepad.com/ & you'll understand why I'm so stoked about Kashmira Sheth's (fingers crossed) potential visit.
- Now, since you're surfing, visit: http://www.teenreads.com/. One of my favorites, and since I'm feeling generous, thought I'd share. :) Also, I get a lot of ideas for new books here, so if you happen upon titles that intrigue you, don't keep those thoughts to yourself!
- Stop by the library and peruse the shelves. Maybe you'll find something that'll inspire a new hobby.
- Spend a little quality time with your sibling (board games can be fun!) Any personal faves? I wouldn't mind a few suggestions. :)
- Last, but not least, swing by the reference desk starting later next week & pick up a copy of our February pick for teen book club. Since we've got all month to read, I opted for 2. Read one, or read 'em both...
Magic or Madness by Justine Larbalestier
Spelldown: The Big-Time Dreams of a Small-Town Word Whiz by Karon Luddy
Sunday, January 27, 2008
And, speaking of...
Last night, I hunkered down & devoured Sherman Alexie's "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian..."
If you're not on the hold list for this one already, put yourself on it, like, yesterday!
Yes, it's really that good! :)
On an unrelated note...
When it comes to country music, I readily admit to being a complete illiterate. Seems to me, however, that I've heard at least some of you confess to being a fan. So, help me out here, please?! Which artists &/or bands should I be ordering in order to best beef up our CD selection? In other words, who's hot, and who's not? Any advice would be much appreciated.
Last, but not least, looking forward to a wow-zer book discussion this Wed (that'd be Jan. 30) same time, same place--and hopefully, tuning in for some sage advice on the subject of summer reading.