Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Teen Comic Book Day

Attention citizens!
Teen Comic Book Day is on Saturday, May 2 from 1:30-2:30 in the Community Room. We will be celebrating Free Comic Book Day, with freebies for all and a visit from Carl Horn, Dark Horse manga publisher. Be there, or face the evil forces of the universe alone.
That is all.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Wolverine: More Origins

X Men Origins: Wolverine is coming to a theater near you on May 1st, and author Barry Lyga has released a very timely book to coincide with the movie. Wolverine: Worst Day Ever uses images from old Wolverine comics on pages laid out like a blog. The blog's author is one of Wolverine's classmates from Xaviar's school, another mutant with a power that may make him the loneliest kid in the world who fixates on Wolverine and tries to be his friend. Check out this link for exerpts:, and look for the book at the library soon!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

2009 YRCA Winners Announced!

The votes are have been voted, the people have spoken, and the results are in. The winners of the 2009 Young Reader's Choice Award are:

Junior Division (grades 4-6)
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
by Kate Dicamillo and Bagram Ibatoulline
Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him and travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories.

Intermediate Division (grades 7-9):
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
by John Boyne
Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence.

Senior Division (grades 10-12)
New Moon
by, Stephenie Meyer
When the Cullens, including her beloved Edward, leave Forks rather than risk revealing that they are vampires, it is almost too much for eighteen-year-old Bella to bear, but she finds solace in her friend Jacob until he is drawn into a "cult" and changes in terrible ways.

Thanks to all of you who voted. The Tigard Public Library favorites were Fablehaven with 7 votes, and New Moon with three votes.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Resume Workshop

So, you planning to get a summer job? College job? Any job? We've got your back, people. Sign up for the library's upcoming resume workshop. Remember to get your resume started before the workshop so the advisor will have something to critique. Need help starting a resume? Ask your friendly librarian. We can connect you with books and show you how to use Word to format.

Résumé Critique Workshop

Thursday, April 23 7-8 p.m.Technology Room

Have great job skills but a not-so-great résumé? Give it a tune-up with the help of professional career advisor Roger Cook. Bring a paper copy of your résumé for a critique and a digital copy to edit at the computer.
Registration required. Limited to 16 participants. Sign up at the Adult Reference desk or call 503-718-2517.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Get to where you want to go!

Maybe I'm a small town girl, but Portland is a really big city, especially if you don't have a car. Now that I'm biking and busing more, I can see where there's some pretty big holes in our otherwise fabulous public transportation. Do have any ideas for improvements? Perhaps you'd like to take a train from downtown Tigard to downtown Portland? Follow th1s link to map your own ideal transit system, and let the city know where you want to do and how you'd like to get there:

Friday, April 17, 2009

Explosive Literature

I recently finished two very different books, both featuring explosives, both great reads.

Set in 1980s Ireland, Bog Child by Siobham Dowd is an amazing story of Fergus, struggling to find his identity amid "The Troubles." With bombs and attacks happening all around him, Fergus wants nothing more than to go away to school. A discovery of a petrified body in the nearby bogs invades his life and his dreams. Great mystery, great drama, great insight into another time and place.

Frankie is one of The Brothers Torres, a quiet sophomore who loves setting off explosives with his one-eyed buddy Zach. Meanwhile his soccer-star brother has been hanging out with a rough crowd. Frankie just wants to ask out his crush to homecoming. When his older brother's rival (and also the richest kid in town) makes his move first, Frankie's world gets a little more confusing. Loyalty, jealousy, and love, along with a few fireworks, make this an intense read by Coert Voorhees.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tigard Skatepark Competition 2009

Hey, follow this link to get a fisheye view of the year's skatepark competition:

Stick it out to the end, and you will see The Robot.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hunger Games Contest

Okay, so Hunger Games was one of my favorite books of last year. Adventure, little romance, thriller, fantasy...there was something there for everyone. Now you have a chance to tell your story, or at least what you would do to survive the Hunger Games. Yep, tell how you would do it in 500 words or less and win lunch with Suzanne Collins, a signed copy of the book, and an advanced copy of the sequel! *Squeal* What are you waiting for? Head over and read all the rules at the contest website!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Operation Teen Book Drop 2009

In celebration of Support Teen Literature Day, April 16, Readergirlz ( is inviting teens and YA authors to leave a book in a public place. This is like a sneaky, literary, guerrilla operation. The idea is that folks will pick up the books and start reading! You can find all the information, including downloadable bookmarks and bookplates, here:

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Catch Some Air Game Fest

'Tis nearly time for our April Game Fest, Catch Some Air. Anna has some fabulous crafts planned, and we'll have all the usual games, and perhaps some new ones.

This game fest is also a canned food drive! Our Teen Library Council is competing with the Beaverton library's Teen Library Council to see who can collect the most food, and you don't want Beaverton to win, do you? Bring as many items of canned, boxed, or pet food as you can (try shopping at the Dollar Store). The more you bring, the more you can participate in our voting game and attempts at Canstruction.

Be there!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Fowler Middle School on display...

That's right, people! Fowler Middle School Media Fair projects are on display in the Young Adult Room, behind the reference desk, and they are marvelous! Come check out the possum t-shirt, chain-mail dolls, key mobile, and more!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

BookTRON: The Book of Nonsense

This month, BookTRON read The Book of Nonsense by David Michael Slater. And the word is:

* Awesome! If you love magic, then this is, like, pshhah.

* Bibliophiles will flock to the series like crows to a crumb!

* A good read for anyone who likes good books.

* If you don't like books, read it anyway.

* A great book about books; better than Inkheart!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Bread Art Project

The Grain Foods Foundation has created the Bread Art Project to bring attention to the global problem of hunger. Dying to get started on the Summer Reading theme, Express Yourself? Then follow this link and create your own piece of bread art:

Remember that art is radical and it can, and often does, change the world.



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