Friday, July 25, 2008

Gotta LOVE that Sunrise...!!!

(so, if ya don't come, i can think of one librarian who retains the right to give ya
the old Twilight series silent treatment!) J/K :)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Kiki Strike: Read it or else!

Have any of you read Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City yet? If not, you might want to check this book out. It's one of my new personal favorites. If New York City, quirky super-spies, secret passages, advice on how to kick butt, and a group of crime-fighting delinquent Girl Scouts sound like fun, this might be the perfect read for you.

Also look for the sequel, Kiki Strike: The Empress's Tomb for more of Ananka, Kiki, and the Irregulars' adventures.

If you loved Kiki Strike as much as I did, or if you have an eye for all things weird, check out Ananka's Diary. This blog is updated almost daily by beloved Kiki Strike author Kristen Miller. She shares stories and pictres of strange sights and urban legends. If you like all things funky and bizarre, this might be a fun place to look from time to time.

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

"Calling All Gamers...!"

A Gentle Reminder from Yours' Truly:
WED. 7/23
(as in one week from today)
2:30-4:30 PM
U Know the Drill--Come One, Come All; Bring Your Buds,
& feel free to wear your old, comfy duds...
Ok, so my poetry skills need a little work...
BIG :)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Teen Booklists Online!

Hello all! This is a new voice speaking to you from over at the Children's Desk. Just wanted to let you all know (if you haven't found it already yourself...) that we're working on putting some lists of great teen books on the library's website. Check it out at:

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:

Historical Fiction
Biographies and Memoirs
Multicultural Books

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!

Happy Reading!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Think Ink?

I'm curious--what did y'all think of the henna program yesterday? Feedback would bo oh-so-groovy!!! Also, appreciated? If any of you would feel oh-so-inclined to stop in & let me check 'em out...
See ya in a few weeks @ Open Gaming. In the meantime, happy reading! :)

Sunday, July 6, 2008

"Brought to You By..."

Guess what? Our resident Henna artist just left my apartment. She kindly came to show me a few of the example designs she's working on for you all, and might I say--sweet, very, very sweet! She's really going the extra mile, so I hope y'all can come! Of course, if ya don't, then I suppose she'll have time to adorn yours' truly quite nicely from head to toe...! :)
FYI: Finished The House of Dance. 2 thumbs up (when you're in the mood for a reflective read)! Also read a new one called Me, the Missing, and the Dead--quirky, & I definitely recommend.
Currently playing in this here librarians living room:
**Code Talkers: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two,
The Alchemist: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, AND
Before I Die
Just couldn't make up my mind which one to start with, so am playing them in rotation. :)
**Is my fave so far 'cuz I'm learning a lot! Of course, I also have books scattered about, so I'll keep u posted as I continue to my seasonal lit. gorge!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Henna Luv

In case you're curious...
HENNA: a dye that is made from the dried leaves and petioles of a plant (Lawsonia alba) & used in body art (source:
Henna @ the Library!!!
Thursday July 10th at 3:00 PM
Bring your friends--but remember--first come, first serve, with a "maximum capacity" of 30...
You'll leave adorned with beautifu body art, the chance to leaf through funky books, & a taste for tunes that hail from India...
In the meantime, keep those raffle tickets coming!
Currently on my audiobook playlist: Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
For fans of tough, independent chicks, historical fiction
Also reading: The House of Dance by Beth Kephart
Reaction so far? A little depressingly uplifiting, but I'm inspired to take that dance class...
What are you reading???
See ya a week from tomorrow!!!!!!