Sunday, October 28, 2012

Teen Writing This Week


Teen Writing Workshop
Monday, November 5th
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.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Teaser Tuesday October 23rd 2012


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 Diviners
Libba Bray

"'I can tell your secrets simply by holding an object dear to you and concentrating on it.' There were polite chuckles among the party-goers." (Page 16)

"The Diviners" is a wonderful book.  I was worried that it would take forever to finish, it is pretty giant, but it went by very quickly.  This is my new favorite by Libba Bray.  The audio is excellent.

Feel free to share your teaser sentences by adding a comments

Monday, October 22, 2012

Events This Week: October 21st



Teen Knitting Workshop
Monday, October 22nd
6:30 PM -8:30 PM
4th Floor
Conference Room
Knit for a Cause.  Knit an Awareness Ribbon Pin for yourself -- or a loved one -- to show your cancer support. All materials for the project will be provided. Knitting knowledge is helpful, but not required.  Please register here.

GSA Halloween Party
Saturday, October 27th
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Robbins Library
First Annual GSA Halloween Party at the Robbins Library. Food! Games! and PRIZES! Come meet and socialize with other GSAs and interested youth in LGBTQ civil rights. Costumes and GSA membership not required.

What: GSA Halloween Party
Where: Robbins Library Community Room
When: Saturday, October 27th 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Why: For fun and meet other like-minded youth

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Teaser Tuesday October 16th 2012


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!***

What I Saw and How I Lied
Judy Blundell

"Margie and I believed in magazines and movies  more than church.  We knew that if we practiced hard enough, one day we'd smoke a real cigarette with Revlon matching lips and fingertips while Frank Sinatra sang 'All or Nothing at All' right at us." (Page 4)

"What I Saw and How I Lied" is a great book.  Fans of both historical fiction and realistic fiction will enjoy this book.

Feel free to share your teaser sentences by adding a comments

Guess Friday's Movie- October Edition


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- This animated movie is based off the book by Neil Gaiman.
  
2- Dakota Fanning is the voice of the main character.

3- This movie was directed by the director of the Nightmare before Christmas.

4- It is the first stop-motion animated movie to be shot completely in 3-D.

5- Constructing 1 puppet of the main characters took 10 people 3-4 months.  There were 28 different puppets used for the main character. 

6- Superglue and baking soda was used to make the on-screen snow.


Saturday, October 13, 2012

To Review October 7th - October 13th


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


Lockdown
by Alexander Gordon Smith
Thoughts: I couldn't put this book down!  It is action-packed and the prison is TERRIFYING!

Brave New World
by Aldous Huxley
Thoughts:  I would have enjoyed this book a lot more if I hadn't waited until the day of a book club to read it.  I really liked the beginning, but the end fell flat;  this could have been because it was too dense to read in one sitting.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Teaser Tuesday October 9th 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!***

"Lockdown: 
Escape From Furnace"
Alexander Gordon Smith

“The cherries on the sick cake that lay before me- the sight that really struck fear into my  heart- were the two creatures who trotted otu after their master.  If the devil had dogs, it would be these.”  (Page 56)

I'm really enjoying this book!  There are still copies available in the Teen Area for check out.  Attend our Teens Only Book Group Wednesday, October 10th @ 3:00 PM to share your opinions on this book.

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

Teen Events Week of October 7th 2012


TAG (Teen Advisory Group)
Tuesday, October 9th
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
Wednesday, September 10th
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.
"Lockdown" by Alexander Gordon Smith, book selection for October, is available the Teen Area now.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Library Closed for Columbus Day


The Library will be closed Monday, October 8th for Columbus Day.  Sorry for the inconvenience, but at least you get a day off school!  :)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sunday Hours!

Our Sunday hours begin today!   
The library will be open from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM!  This is the perfect chance to grab any last minute books before we close until Tuesday!

Friday, October 5, 2012

To Review September 24th - October 6th


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

Every Day
by David Levithan
Thoughts:  LOVED IT!!! I'm sure there are other people at the library who can attest to the fact I hunted them down and went a little fan girl trying to express their need to read the book immediately. 

 The Name of This Book is Secret
by Pseudonymous Bosch
Thoughts:  This book is so much fun!  It is great to listen to on audio and the chapter illustrations in the book are a lot of fun in the print version.  I highly recommend this book to readers of all ages.

Gakuen Alice v 12-16
by Tachibana Higuchi
Thoughts:  There needs to be more volumes of this in English!  :(  I need to know what happens!!!

 
This Pen for Hire
by Laura Lavine
Thoughts:  This book was okay.  Nothing to write home about.  A predictable, cute story. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays October 2nd 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!***

"Everyday"
David Levithan

“Immediately I have to figure out who I am.  It's not just the body- opening my eyes and discovering whether the skin on my arm is light or dark, whether my hair is long or short, whether I'm fat or thin, boy or girl, scarred or smooth.  The body is the easiest thing to adjust to, if you're used to waking up in a new one each morning.  It's the life, the context of the body, that can be hard to grasp.”  (Page 1)

I cheated again and gave you more than two sentences, but they are so great I'm sure none of you will mind!  I just finished "Every Day" and LOVED IT!  I'm sure there are other people at the library who can attest to the fact I hunted them down and went a little fan girl on them. 

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

Deadline Change on Writing Contest


The writing contest Deadline is no longer October 1st, but October 7th!  The online form is still accepting entries.  Click here for more information about the contest.  Submit your ending online or at the Fox or Robbins libraries.  

Monday, October 1, 2012

Writing Contest Entries are Due!




Entries to the Community Reads Writing Contest are due October 1st!  This is your chance to rewrite the ending of any book to give it the conclusion it deserves! 
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!