Teen time for next week (Monday, March 14) is St. Patrick's day based. We'll creating great blarney hats and masks - many of you still have one from last year so you can share this year's with friends - and sharing tasty treats!
All are welcome, no pre-registration necessary. A signed behavior contract is required. See a teen librarian if you need one.
... was Friday, February 25th. All teens who participated in vacation week activities receive raffle tickets for each event. The winning ticket is # 550966. Bring your ticket to a YA librarian between 2 and 9 Monday through Thursday and you will received a $15 pizza gift certificate.
... has been determined. We'll be showing Toy Story 3 at your request. We'll be in the Stride Room (lower level) from 4-6 pm. Admission, popcorn and soda are free. Come on in and enjoy! This movie is part of a full week of events celebrating your time off from school. See the complete schedule on our "Stuff to Do; In the Library" webpage.
On a cold, dark Thursday night in February, author and journalist Dara Chadwick brought a warm smile and some great news for teen girls and their mothers who want to take a positive attitude toward issues of body image and weight. Chadwick's book, You'd Be So Pretty If . . . : Teaching Our Daughters to Love Their Bodies--Even When We Don't Love Our Own (Da Capo Press, 2009), came in part from her experience as Shape magazine's 2007 Weight-Loss Diary columnist. It has garnered enthusiastic reviews from many places, including Newsweek, The Washington Post, and Publishers Weekly. Chadwick has appeared on NBC's TODAY show to talk about how girls learn--both positively and negatively--from the way their mothers feel about their own bodies. Whether reading from her book or discussing her experiences researching and writing about body image and weight, Chadwick displayed the confidence and style that conscious thinking about personal issues can bring. It was a fun evening about a thought-provoking book for teen girls and their mothers. Check out Dara's blog at www.youdbesoprettyif.com
Based on the number of questions we've received here at the teen reference desk, this must be biography month. What better time to tell you about Biography Collection Complete, a database with biographies on figures past and present? I've found both Andrew and Samuel L. Jackson.
Give it a try: it will make your life much easier!
I always love a good Stephanie Plum story. I sought this one out because I wanted to find out how it all got started. It contained stronger language than most and the most disturbing character/scenario I've encountered in any of Evanovich's books (Ramirez and his fetish). Stephanie does not come into her full self and we see very little of the usual colorful characters (Lula, Grandma Mazer etc.)that flavor most Stephanie Plum stories. All in all, I'm glad I didn't read this first as I may not have read any others.
The teen librarians invite you to join us at the library for a host of fun events from Tuesday to Friday during your February break from school:
Tuesday, February 22 – We’ll be showing the Vampire’s Assistant from 4-6pm in the Stride Room (lower level).Trivia contest ($5 ice cream coupon for the winner) and snacks included.
Wednesday, February 23 – We’ll be showing an as yet un-named movie (follow us on FB to stay up to date) from 4-6pm in the Stride Room (lower level).Trivia contest ($5 ice cream coupon for the winner) and snacks included.
Thursday, February 24 – we’ll be beading all day in the YA department.
Friday, February 25 is raffle day.For every event attended, contest entered or beaded creation completed you will get one raffle ticket.At the end of the week, we’ll raffle off one $15 pizza certificate.
As always, it’s FREE. Come on in and join the fun; no registration required.Call or email with questions: 401-847-8720 ext. 206 or email@example.com.
Join us next Monday, Feb. 14th, from 3:30-4:30 in the Library Program Room for t-shirt decorating, along with loads of chocolate fun! We'll be using transfer paper to decorate t-shirts with images you choose--and with glitter glue, fabric paint, and more! And we'll have a chocolate feast to celebrate Valentine's Day! No sign-up is required, but teens must abide by a behavior contract. If you'd like to decorate your t-shirt with a personal image, see a YA librarian sometime before next Monday to get your image printed. Hope to see you on Valentine's Day!
Framed by the tragic double captivity (as both a child and an adult) of Cynthia Ann Parker and the life of her brilliant, charismatic Comanche warrior son, Quanah Parker, S. C. Gwynne's vivid picture of the rolling sea of grass and conflict known as the southern Great Plains, where the Comanches once ruled, comes to life. In the nineteenth century, Comanche bands still fought and hunted and, in their own nomadic terms, "owned" large swaths of this American landscape. But as more white settlers moved in, the federal government waged increasingly skillful warfare against them, and many of their brethren were killed or put into another kind of captivity on reservations, free Comanches became aware that their reign--and their freedom--were coming to an end. This is the story of the often brutal tactics they used to hold onto a lost way of life. Gwynne tells a sad tale in which a few heroes, both white and Indian, stand in sharp relief against a background of misery, greed, and virtual genocide. It's not a pleasant story, that's for sure, but it is told masterfully with passion and insight. I rate it: wow!
A bounty hunter named Diesel, a retired Easter Bunny, a monkey named Carl, Sasquatch, and a fire farter who really farts fire are the good guys. How can you go wrong? I "read" this book on CD and I must say that I like the narrator on Two for the Dough much better. This woman doesn't do the male voices very well at all.