Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Teaser Tuesday Sept 25, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Any one can participate! Just
1-Grab your current read.
2-Let the book fall open to a random page.
3-Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page.
4- Please share the title and author of the book to allow people to find the book if they like the teaser you’ve given!

***Please avoid spoilers!***

The Name of This Book is Secret
Pseudonymous Bosch

“It was like walking into a treasure trove of books, hoarded by pirate librarians.”  
(Page 270)

I don't think you need more of a quote than that...it says enough in one line.  This may be a "children's book", but only people who take themselves too seriously exread books written

Feel free to share your teaser sentences by adding a comments.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Guess Fridays Movie!


Movie That Dare Not Speak Its Name!
Friday, September 28th
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Robbins Library
Community Room 
Monthly movie for teens.  We can't tell you what it is, but here are some hints that should help you figure out the title.  Check our Facebook page for more hints.  You can also call or come into the library for more information.

1-  Friday's movie stars Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, and Tina Fey. Tina Fay also wrote the screen play.

2- This weeks movie calls the popular clique "the Plastics".

3- There is a scene where the main character day dreams about the students in her new school attacking each other like the wild animal of Africa.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

This Weeks Events September 24th- 29th

Teen Writing Workshop
Monday, September 24th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 
Robbins Library
Meet at the Reference Desk
Work with Lynette Benton, author of Polish and Publish, to move forward on your writing projects.  Bring writing you've been working on (short story, novel excerpt, comedy, poetry).  This group will meet 6 times this fall, starting on September 24th.
Please register here.
Teen Gaming @ Fox
Wednesday, September 26th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Fox Library
Come hang out and play board games. We'll supply some games, but feel free to bring your own.
Movie That Dare Not Speak Its Name!
Friday, September 28th
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Robbins Library
Community Room 
Monthly movie for teens.  We can't tell you what it is, but check back for blog posts or on our Facebook page for hints about this months title.  You can also call or come into the library for more information.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

To Review September 22nd 2012


 Here is a recap of all the books I've read this week and sentence or two of my opinions of them.


Code Name Verity
by Elizabeth Wein
Thoughts:  Great book.  Follows two young women's journeys as they get wrapped up in a war that changes their lives forever.  It is the friendship between these characters that has stuck with me at the end of the book, not the horrors of war.  

Gakuen Alice v11
by Tachibana Higuchi
Thoughts:  I'm already reading the next volume it is THAT good!

The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green
Thoughts:  This is my second time "reading" this book, but this time around I have the audio.  It is AWESOME!  Kate Rudd is wonderful at capturing both Hazel's and Augustus's voices.



Wednesday, September 19, 2012

2 for 1 Wednesday Movie Deal is Back!


The 2 for 1 DVD deal is back by popular demand.  This discount will be available through December.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Announcing the Writing Contest Prizes!


Attention teens!  

Time is running out to enter the Community Reads Writing Contest, entries are due October 1st!  This is your chance to rewrite the ending of any book to give it the conclusion it deserves!  To find out more about the contest, click here.  If the idea of improving a published work doesn't get you excited, then maybe some of these awesome prizes will have better luck.
The Teen Writing Contest Winner will receive one free spot in a six-week Teen Writing Workshop at the prestigious Grub Street Writing Center in downtown Boston.  Grub Street is the second largest independent center for creative writing in the United States.
The Grade Six to Eight Contest Winner will receive autographed copies of prize-winning books including the 2011 Newbery Award Winner, Dead End in Norvelt, by Jack Gantos, as well as two free movie passes to the Capitol Theater.
Winner of the Writing Contest will also be honored at a formal prize reception at the Robbins Library on Saturday, October 20.  You can enter the contest by fill out this online form.  Or you can drop off your submissions at the Robbins or Fox Libraries.  
Good luck, authors!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

To Review September 15th

 Here is a recap of all the books I've read this week and sentence or two of my opinions of them.


Stupid Fast
by Geoff Herbach
Thoughts:  Good book.  I think I would have enjoyed it more if I realized it was about a family falling apart and not football.  There is football in it, but it isn't the focus of the book.

Gakuen Alice v10
by Tachibana Higuchi
Thoughts:  I love this manga!  I wish I could just lock myself in my apartment so I could finish the volumes I haven't read.

 Seraphina
by Rachel Hartman
Thoughts:  AWESOME!  Great twist to the classic dragon myth, wonderful characters, great plot, and so much more!  I could gush about this book all day, but I would end up giving away a spoiler or two... or three...


Friday, September 14, 2012

Library Closed Saturday the 15th for Town Day

The Library will be closed Saturday, September 15th for Town Day.  Click here for Town Day details, including a map and schedule of events.  Enjoy the festivities!
*** The Library will be open if Town Day gets postponed due to weather.***


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Community Teens Writing Contest


Did you know we are having a writing contest at the library for part of our Community Reads  Program and that there is a category just for teens?  I'm guessing not, so here are all the details!  
In The Fault in Our Stars, a major plot point is that Hazel’s favorite book, An Imperial Affliction, stops in mid-sentence. After years of wondering how it ends and wanting to know what happened to the characters, she takes extreme steps to find answers to her questions.
Do you have a book that leaves you hanging in a similar way? Or perhaps your favorite book has an ending that you just don’t like. Here’s your chance to write a better ending!
As part of this year’s Community Reads, we’re sponsoring a writing contest. Submit a new ending or epilogue to a book for a chance to win a prize.
Age categories are as follows:
Adult (18+): 1500 words max
Teen (high school): 1500 words max
Grades 6-8: 1000 words max
Grades 3-5: 1000 words max
Up to 2nd grade: 1000 words max
Entries will be judged by a panel of community members. Winners will be announced in October and will have an opportunity to read their winning entries at the prize reception. Entries will be available for the public to read, but you have the option of withholding your name from the public copy (see entry form.)
How to enter:
Entries must be typed.
Submit paper entries at the Reference Desk, Children’s Department, or the Fox branch. Or submit your entry online here.
Deadline: October 1 extended to Sunday, October 7th.
Good luck and have fun!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Video Games at Robbins Library


We now have VIDEO GAMES for CHECK OUT at the Robbins Library!  
 They are in the Teen Area on the right hand wall with the board games.  We have games for Xbox, PS3, and Wii.  The games are FREE to check out and you can have them for one week.  They are not renewable or requestable.  

Curious about what games we have?  Click here to view games for Xbox, here for Playstation 3, and here for Wii.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Teaser Tuesday September 11th



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Any one can participate! Just
1-Grab your current read.
2-Let the book fall open to a random page.
3-Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page.
4- Please share the title and author of the book to allow people to find the book if they like the teaser you’ve given!

***Please avoid spoilers!***

Stupid Fast
Geoff Herbach

"I ran like an angry donkey, a really fast one, even though I didn't care about winning." (Page 3)



We will be discussing this book at the Teens Only Book Group later today.  Feel free to drop in to hear more about this book or share other books you have read.

Feel free to share your teaser sentences by adding a comments.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Programs for Week of September 10th


TAG (Teen Advisory Group)
Monday, September 10th
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Area
Share your thoughts for making the library a better place for teens.  Give ideas for events, materials, community service opportunities, clubs, and more.  Attendees will get Community Service hours.

All teens who register here will get pizza.


Teens Only Book Group
Tuesday, September 11th
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Robbins Library
Teen Area
This book group meets the second Tuesday of each month. Attendees will help select the book for each future meeting. The goal is to try new books; if you can't get into the selection then just put it down. No worries if you don't finish the book, just come share your thoughts on other books you have read, eat snacks and enjoy the discussion! Drop in and bring friends.
"Stupid Fast" by Geoff Herbach, book selection for September, is available the Teen Area now.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Summer Challenge Ends Friday at 5:00 PM

I'm not trying to rub it in, I swear!  I just wanted to remind everyone that the Summer Challenge ends this Friday at 5:00 PM.  All reading must be logged online or by bringing in a paper log to the Reference Desk before 5:00 PM on Friday.  Late entries will not be accepted!

Be ready for e-mails or phone calls this week and next as we get rid of all the Summer Challenge Prizes.  The big grand prize will be raffled off at the beginning of next week.

Good luck!