Monday, November 24, 2008

This Week

Yes, the library is closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving.

But the fun returns on Friday (the day before Saturday). You can see two new releases on the big screen. From 2-4 p.m. see an epic robotic love story, kind of (rated G). From 6-8 p.m. a super hero of metallic awesomeness flies in (rated PG 13). Of course, there will be snacks. (You can call for movie names if you can't figure out my cryptic messages.)

Want to get a head start on presents? Or just like to make stuff? Stop by the Mega Craft Workshop, Saturday, November 29 between 1 and 4 p.m. You can make jewelry, cards, snowflakes, ornaments, votives and more. Lots of fun and cool stuff. For free! Plus, there are doorprizes! So stop by and make a present for yourself or someone else.

Both events are in the library's Community Room.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Movies Just for You!

That's right. Lisa and I had the difficult task of picking out movies just for teens. Actually, it was a lot of fun! Your Teen DVD collection is now on the shelves (just to the right of the YA CDs, across from the New Books shelf). Learn some dance moves, laugh at the comedies, or get swept away with an adventure. So take a look and maybe check something out!
Don't see your favorite movie there? Just leave us a comment with your suggestions.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Twilight is almost here!

OK folks, I know you know this, but maybe you didn't know that I knew you know. Anyway, the Twilight movie will be in a theater near you on November 21st. Been living under a rock? Haven't seen the trailer yet? Well, Here it is:

If you want to see other vampy and horror movies (though, arguably, Twilight is not a horror story. I digress.), check out this website that has tons of full-length classic horror films for free:

And last but definitely not least, join us at the library on Friday, December 5 from 7-9 for our Vamp Camp. Dress up, eat snacks, win prizes, learn how to make realistic vampire bite FX from a professional makeup artist, share your gothic artwork, make an Ankh necklace, listen to cemetery music and watch a classic vampire movie.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

An Abundance of Opinions

'Tis time for yet another round of book reviews from the most studious and stupendous Teen Book Group (the name of which will soon change to something far more exciting).

This month we read An Abundance of Katherines by John Green, in which Colin, heartbroken when his girlfriend dumps him, goes on a road trip with his best friend and discovers new friends and the spark of his own genius in the wilds of Gutshot, Tennessee.

The book group says:

"The book was strange from the beginning to the end."
"It was cool, funny, and weird."

"It was hilarious!"

"Very mature. When you first pick it up, read the back."
Rave reviews, no?

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Can You Cook?

It's getting colder outside, which always makes me think of homemade soups. For any of you teens interested in putting on an apron and seeing what you can whip up, here are a few books that may help.

The Manga Cookbook by Yoko Ishihara (641.5952 ISH). If all the food that you see in your favorite manga has you hungry, pick up this for an illustrated step-by-step guide to creating Japanese dishes.

Real Food, Real Fast by Sam Stern (641.5 STE). Sam is a British teen cooking sensation. He has recipes grouped by the time it takes to make them. Fun ingredients, lots of pictures and easy how to directions.

Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat by Megan and Jill Carle (Y 641.5 CAR). These sisters whip up a bunch of tasty treats with a few simple directions. If your sweet tooth seems to rule, check out the sisters' companion book Teens Cook Dessert (Y 641.86 CAR).

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Featuring Teen Filmmakers!

I am thrilled to invite all of you to a special South-side screening of the Northwest Film Center's Young People Film and Video Festival, on Friday, November 7 from 5-7 p.m. in the Community Room. The screening includes the 13 winners of the festival, all films made by young folks covering a variety of topics, from zombies, to homelessness, to doughnuts.
Because we're librarians, Anna and I have created a list of resources about books-to-film and filmmaking. Come by the YA Room to pick one up and see our book and movie display. Remember that the new YA DVD collection is almost here, and be prepared to celebrate with us. That is all.



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