Thursday, August 26, 2010

Fall Programs Ready!

I know...summer's not over yet, but the Teen Scene, our Fall program brochure, is ready for reading. You can check out the events on our website or pick up a copy in the Library. What's in store for you? Well, you can make your own monster, get medieval, eat ice cream or rock out with some video games, just to name a few things.

And if you're scrambling to do your back to school reading, ask any of our librarian's for help finding a book or try a downloadable ebook or audio book through Library2Go (you can ask us for help figuring that out too!).

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Save the Words!

Fans of good deeds and vocabulary can help the Oxford Dictionaries Save the Words. On the interactive site you can browse through oft-forgotten words. Find a word you really like and pledge to "save" it by using it as often as you can.


For example, I found a nidifice in my wisteria yesterday. What word will you save from oblivion?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pizza and Pictures

Like being creative? And pizza? Then stop by Wednesday, August 18 from 5-7 p.m. to help us put together Radical Writers, your library summer journal. All summer long you've submitted book reviews, artwork, poetry and more. Now it's time to put it all together, but we need your help.

Help us make the journal and enjoy some pizza while you work. See you in the Puett Room!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

End of Summer Reading Party

Like a mystery? And prizes? Make sure to attend our Teen Mystery Night & Summer Reading Wrap Up Party, tomorrow, August 12, from 7-10 p.m. in the Community Room. You can dress up as your favorte book character if you'd like.

Just make sure you turn in your reading records before or at the beginning of the program for a chance to win one of our fabulous prize bags! Solve a mystery, eat cake and possibly win some prizes! See you then.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Library Videos or Why Librarians are Rad

There's been a rash of fabulous viral library videos lately. I say "rash" not because they are annoying and itchy, but because they keep popping up, seem to be spreading and are incredibly catchy. What a gross analogy.

One NPR blogger wrote about this trend, theorizing that libraries are the next cupcake. I'm very happy to let libraries be the next cupcake, as long as we still get to have cupcakes too. Anyway, check out some of these videos and enjoy:

Librarians Go Gaga - Lots of inside jokes about cataloging and information behavior from my alma mater, but still a worthy piece of entertainment. The guy with the banjo used to insist on the correct pronunciation of the word "llama."* And he brought up llamas a LOT.

Library Spice - Then, Brigham Young U did this parody of the Old Spice commercials.

Shirtless Spice - Then, somehow, Mr. Old Spice himself did this commercial for libraries. Awesome.

Who you gonna call - And finally, Improv Everywhere reenacts the opening scene of Ghostbusters in the New York Public Library. I'm just speechless.

So, it's high time we start cranking out a few more videos here at the TPL. That's why, starting in the fall, the Teen Library Council will be writing, directing, producing and starring in short films and book trailers for our very own library. Catch the wave of the new cupcake while you have the chance: Come by the library to pick up a Teen Library Council application!

*It's "ya-ma."

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