Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Teen Advisory Board Field Trip!

Wednesday, December 28th is our first Teen Advisory Board Field Trip! TAB members with invitations, please meet at Borders Books and Music in Highland, Indiana (need directions?) at 1:00 p.m. We'll have a short TAB meeting, then you'll be allowed to pick books you think the library should own. It's going to be great fun! If you have any questions, check out the details on your invitation or call the library at (708) 474-2447.

Not a TAB member? It's easy to join--there's no cost and free food every month! The Teen Advisory Board gives their opinions and suggestions on programs, events, parties, book selection, and much more. Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m.--all teens in grades 6-12 are welcome. No sign-up is necessary.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

New Online Resources for Teens

We've just added access through our website to some great resources! Now you can use NoveList and NoveList K-8 to find great books to read, or EbscoHost to find articles you need for school! Lansing Library Barcode required to log in.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Were you in the paper after our Narnia party?

Our party on Thursday, December 8 celebrating the release of The Chronicles of Narnia movie was a big success! We had 40 participants who came to play games and win great prizes. It was snowy and cold when we went through the wardrobe and past the lamppost, but that didn't stop anyone from playing!

And four people got their pictures taken and printed in The Times on Friday, Dec. 9! Were you one?

Here's a link to the article online, but only one picture is shown. You can see the other picture posted in the teen section of the library.
Click here to read the article online.

And congratulations to everyone who won prizes that night, from books to movie tickets (courtesy of Lansing Cinema 8) to Turkish Delight! It was a fantastic evening!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

The new Chronicles of Narnia movie is being released Friday, December 9, 2005! Come celebrate with Lansing Library and Lansing Cinema 8 at our Narnia party on Thursday, December 8, 2005 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.!

You can win some great prizes, including a box set of the entire Chronicles, free passes to see the new movie at Lansing Cinema 8, Narnia action figures, a Narnia calendar, and much, much, more. See all the prizes on display at the library! We'll have games and activities all evening long--you could win a taste of Edmund's favorite treat, Turkish Delight!

What's the catch? Grades 4-8 only are allowed to participate (although the door prize is open to everyone) and you must be present at 8:00 p.m. to win. It's going to be a great time--see you Thursday!

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Science Project Strategies Audio

Live, from LPL!

If you missed the Science Project Strategies presentation on November 12, 2005, or if you want to hear it again...

We're offering it as a podcast! What's a podcast?
Visit our new podcast info page for details, then come back to download it.

Science Project Strategies (originally presented Nov. 12, 2005)

Additional audio podcasts aimed at grades 6-12 will be posted here. Stay tuned!

Friday, November 11, 2005

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movie

Only 6 days until the release of the new Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Want a more precise time? Visit http://www.mugglenet.com/ and download the counter. It'll tell you how long you have to wait right down to the second.

If you need to re-read the book before you see the movie, put it on hold with our online catalog!

Friday, November 04, 2005

Announcing: Science Fair Strategies

Don't miss this event if you have to do a science project!

This MP3 audio file can be played on your computer using Windows Media Player or Real Player, or any portable MP3 player....yes even your iPod!

We're planning on offering the audio from the workshop here too!
Subscribe to the podcast feed using iPodder or iTunes and you'll always get our newest audio content! [click the podcast button to learn more about "podcasts."]

Science Fair Strategies announcement

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Teen Read Week Book Winners

Wow! We had over 70 entries in our Teen Read Week prize drawing. Anyone who checked out a book during Teen Read Week got to enter for a chance to win, and we selected 5 names from the bunch. Our winners are:

Elizabeth M, 16.............TTYL (autographed)
Sara B, 16......................Haunted
Tamara W, 14...............The Boy Who Couldn't Die
Jorge E, 13....................King Kong
Melanie D, 12................Trouble Don't Last

After you winners finish reading your books, why not give us your comments for the Book Blog? http://lansinglibrarybookblog.blogspot.com Stop by and let us know what you think of the book you won (or of any title you read recently). Everyone else can submit a comment too--there's another chance to win a book there!

And thanks to everyone for entering!

Saturday, October 22, 2005

CSI and Evidence Collection!

Officer Protsman of the Lansing Police Department did a great program on CSI last week, and everyone who came had a great time. (There were some really good questions asked!) Officer Protsman demonstrated fingerprinting techniques and talked about the ways police have to get fingerprints off anything. Here's a scrap of paper he was able to pull fingerprints off:

It didn't scan too well, but you can see where somebody picked up this paper and handed it to him. He also took fingerprints from a rock, a piece of wood, a stapler, and more. Then we got to visit the CSI van and see all the equipment the police work with in there. It was great!

If you'd like to see pictures from the program, stop by the Teen Desk! And thanks to Britney B. for the use of your camera!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Choose the Teen Read Week Theme for 2006 and Vote for Favorite YA Books!

As part of Teen Read Week, the American Library Association invites teens to vote on their choice for next year's Teen Read Week theme!
Your choices are: Power Up, Get Active, or Challenge Yourself.
Vote for next year's theme here.

Teens can also vote on their favorite books. The titles with the most votes will be named to YALSA's Teens' Top Ten list! Many of your favorites are on this list of over 70 nominees!
Vote for your favorite books here.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Crime Scene Investigation

You haven't forgotten, have you?

Tomorrow (Wednesday, October 19) at 7:00 p.m. Officer Protsman from the Lansing Police Department will be at the library to talk about evidence collection, CSI, and more. He will be bringing the CSI Van for everyone to explore!

(Photo from http://www.villageoflansing.com/police/policeindex.htm)

It's promising to be a fun evening! No registration necessary--everyone is welcome. See you there!

Monday, October 17, 2005

It's Teen Read Week!

Teen Read Week is here! What is Teen Read Week? It's a time when teens across the country read for the fun of it and Lansing Library has many different programs and events!

So what's going on for Teen Read Week @ your library?

Check out any book from our Teen section this week and you'll get a free "Read" rubberband bracelet (while supplies last). You'll also be entered in our prize drawing--we're giving away 5 books, including an autographed copy! This is a great week to come by the library!

Wednesday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. Officer Protsman from the Lansing Police Department will be at the library to talk about Crime Scene Investigation and Evidence Collection. If you've wanted to know more about the dirty work policemen do, this is your chance! No registration necessary--everyone welcome.

Thursday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. our Teen Advisory Board is meeting. If you would like to make a difference at the library, join our group. The TAB assists with programs, suggests and advises on future events, and recommends materials for purchase. Grades 6-12 welcome to attend!

Saturday, October 22 Lansing Library will host its first Teen Mystery Afternoon. Registration for this event is already full, so if you're one of the people attending don't forget to come Saturday from 12:30 to 4:30. Bring your appetite and your detecting skills!

This year's Teen Read Week Theme is "Get Real @ your library." Check out our display of "real" books--there's real life stories, such as The Burn Journals, the true story of Brent Runyon, who at the age of 14 doused himself with gasoline and lit himself on fire. There's books about dealing with real life, like Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul. The stories in this book will help you get through the toughest day. Or check out a book about the real world, such as In your Face: the culture of beauty and you by Shari Graydon. The stereotypes of beauty presented by the media will be obvious to you after reading this book. There's also fiction books about real crime, like Acceleration by Graham McNamee. Duncan takes detecive matters into his own hands when he tries to track down a serial killer using the man's diary.

Take advantage of Teen Read Week--and your library--by coming by, saying hello, and checking out a book! Or come by one of the great programs we've got planned. We look forward to seeing you this week!

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Science Fair Strategies

Parents and students who need help with science fair projects this year will find a wealth of information at Lansing Library’s “Science Fair Strategies” program.

“Often, people don’t know where to start when working on a science fair project,” says Gail Guzman, Teen Librarian. “This presentation will help students lean not only how to find a project, but how use the library to search for research to complete the project.”

Science Fair Strategies will cover how to find project ideas, what terms to search for when researching your project, how to use reference books and library materials to one’s advantage when searching, and the benefits and pitfalls of using the Internet to research one’s topic. Attendees will be given a “Strategy Guide” with the program’s information to take home as well.

Science Fair Strategies will be on Saturday, November 12 at 10:00 a.m. All students who are working on a science fair project and their parents are welcome to attend. Please call the library at (708) 474-2447 ext. 119 with questions.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Teen Mystery Afternoon registration begins

Sign-up for our Teen Mystery Afternoon, Barbecue with the Vampire, will begin on Monday, October 10 at 9:00 a.m.. You may register by phone or in person. The Mystery Afternoon is Saturday, October 22 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.. Grades 6 through 12 are invited to participate. Lunch will be served!

Our Mystery Afternoon is limited to only 8 participants, so be sure to sign up early. We're going to have a great time!

Friday, October 07, 2005

Crime Scene Investigation program

For Teen Read Week (that's October 16 through 22, by the way), Officer Protsman from the Lansing Police Force will be at Lansing Library to present a program on Crime Scene Investigation. Wednesday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. Officer Protsman will talk about the ways police secure crime scenes, collect evidence, and more! If you've always wanted to know more about CSI and the dirty work policemen do, be sure to come to this presentation!

No sign-up is necessary--the program is open to all teens in grades 6-12. It'll be a criminally good time!

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Banned Book Week Raffle Winners

We drew 5 names from the teens who entered our Banned Book Week drawing last week. Each one gets a banned book of their very own!

Our winners were:
Britney B., 16.........Who Killed Mr. Chippendale?
Marietta E., 15.......The Giver
Rich E., 17.............Loch
Kristen M., 14........Deenie
Rachel R., 17.........What My Mother Doesn't Know

Congratulations to them all! Our Banned Books will be on display until the end of the week, (Saturday, October 8). Stop by and see the reasons some of them were banned. They can get pretty amusing! And celebrate your freedom to read by checking out a book of your choice--banned or not!

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Library Closed

Lansing Library will be closed Monday, October 3, 2005 for staff training.

You may return items in the book drop located to the right of the upper level entrance.

Our website and catalog may be unavailable for a limited time Monday as we perform maintenance.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Movie Night!

Thursday, September 29 at 6:30 p.m. we're showing Evolution, with David Duchovny and Julianne Moore (rated PG-13). All teens are welcome--as long as you're in 6th grade or higher. What better way to spend an evening can there be? I can smell the popcorn already... and I hope I'll see you then!

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Free Anime Advocates

More free stuff...

I've got about 10 copies of Anime Advocates, the September 2005 issue, all about hot new anime from ADV Films. Featured in this issue is Yotsuba&! (that's pronounced "yoh-tsoo-bah-toh") and Azumanga Daioh, along with lots more. It's also got a review of the Anime Expo 2005.

These are free to the first teens who stop by the desk and ask for one!

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

The next meeting of our Teen Advisory Board will be Thursday, September 22, at 7:00 p.m. Anyone in grades 6-12 who wants to make a difference at the library is welcome! The meeting should last about 45 minutes. No need to sign up--see you there!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Random Reads Teen Book Discussion

Our Random Reads discussion is tomorrow (Thursday, September 15) at 7:30 p.m. Our selection this month is Stargirl. If you've read this before and want to come talk about it, call the library and sign up! We'd love to have you. Grades 9-12 welcome.

Rebecca Caudill Book Discussion

Our Rebecca Caudill Book Discussion for this month will meet tomorrow night (Thursday, September 15) at 6:30 p.m. If you read Journey to the River Sea and want to come talk about it, call us and sign up! Refreshments will be served. Grades 6-8 welcome.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Paper Making Class

Paper. Sound boring? It's not! Plain white paper may not be exciting, but homemade paper definitely is! Scented, colored, textured-- homemade paper is totally unique. Come make homemade paper of your very own in this class!

Paper making involves a lot of water and a pasty material called pulp. We'll get very messy... wear old clothing!

The class is limited to 11 participants, so be sure to sign up soon. You can sign up by phone or at the Teen Desk on the lower level. The class will be held outdoors in our courtyard, so it is weather permitting (if it rains, we can't make paper). Grades 6-12 are welcome.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Are you an anime fan?

If you like anime and you like free stuff, you're in luck. We've got four copies of Anime Advocates, the newsletter that focuses on new anime releases, for four lucky teens. This issue features Samurai Gun and Gantz Season 2, along with more upcoming releases on DVD.

These are free to the first four teens that come in the library's teen department and ask for one! So what are you waiting for?

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Battle of the Books!

Don't forget if you signed up for this year's Battle of the Books, the battle is Monday, August 8 at 6:00 p.m.. That doesn't give you much time left to finish those Caudills! And be sure to bring your appetite--we'll have pizza after the trivia!

If you have any questions or problems or won't be atending the battle, please call the library at (708) 474-2447.

Sunday, July 31, 2005

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Thursday, July 21, 2005

Summer Reading is almost over!

There's only a few days left for this year's summer reading program. You have until Saturday, July 23 to finish your book reviews for your chance to win tickets to Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament in Schaumberg! What a way to end your summer!

Also, it's your last chance to pick up a copy of our "Joust Read!" reading list. If you like fantasy or medieval books, grab a copy of this list for future reference! After Saturday, it'll be gone along with the rest of summer.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Dream Diaries

You still have time to sign up for our Dream Diaries class! This Friday, July 8, at 10:00 we will be creating Dream Diaries. These personalized journals can be used to store your wishes, hopes, and dreams... or your homework assignments, phone numbers, and more. Use your journal for whatever you'd like!

We will supply everything; however, you can bring your own pictures to add to the cover if you'd like. Sign up for this class at the Teen Desk or call the library at (708) 474-2447.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Dream Pillow Class

Our Dream Pillow class is tomorrow, Tuesday, June 28, at 2:00 p.m.. The class is full, so you must have signed up at the Teen Desk to attend. You don't need to bring anything--just yourself, ready to create a sachet to bring restful sleep and good dreams!

Questions? Can't make it? Call the Teen Department at (708) 474-2447, ext. 119.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Rebecca Caudill Book Discussion

If you signed up for our discussion on The River Between Us by Richard Peck, don't forget that we're meeting on Monday, June 27th at 2:00 p.m. to talk about the book! If you didn't sign up but read the book, why not stop by? It's going to be a great discussion!

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Random Reads Teen Book Discussion

Don't forget, if you signed up for this month's Random Reads, the discussion is tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. This month, we're reading The Battle of Jericho by Sharon Draper. See you then!

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Battle of the Books!

6th-8th graders, we're looking for you!

Monday, August 8 from 6:00 to 8:00 is our annual Battle of the Books, and we need kids entering 6th-8th grades to participate!

Here's how it works: You and your team of three others have to read all of the Rebecca Caudill nominee books. That's a total of 20 books, which is about 5 per person. At the Battle, each team will have to answer questions about these books to see which team knows the most! The answers to the questions are always the title of the book. For example, you might be asked, "In what book does the main character find a dragon egg?" The answer to that one would be "Eragon!" If you know the author too (Christopher Paolini), you get an extra point!

We have prizes at the end and pizza for everyone--you'll have a great time! If you're interested, call the library at (708) 474-2447 ASAP so we can get you set up with a team. Or if you and your friends are interested, make a team of four and call us! The more, the merrier!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

"Joust Read!" has begun!

We're now taking sign-ups for our Teen Summer Reading Program. So if you live in Lansing, get in here and sign up!

Don't forget, we have three informational meetings coming up next week. Monday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m. is our Book Buddies Meeting. Book Buddies is a storytime for kids where teens (grades 9-12) read the stories. If you like kids and you like to read, consider participating in Book Buddies! Come to this meeting to find out more details.

Don't miss our Battle of the Books Informational Meeting on Tuesday, June 14 at 12:00 p.m. If you'd like to participate in the Battle of the Books, come to this meeting and we'll form teams. Don't forget, you can plan your own team if you know who you'd like to be with--just let us know at the meeting. The Battle of the Books is open to all 6th-8th graders. Get the details on how the battle works when you sign up for Summer Reading!

And while you're here for the Battle meeting, why not stay for our Teen Advisory Board Lunch? We're looking for teens in grades 6-12 to tell us what's right and wrong with Lansing Library's Teen Services! Think we need better books? More programs? Different magazines? Join our TAB to make your voice heard. Lunch is at 12:30--the library will supply pizza and drinks!

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Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Joust Read!

Sign-ups for our Teen Summer Reading Program this year begin Monday, June 6!

To sign up, come by the library anytime next week. You just need your library card! The program is open to all students entering grades 6 through 12 in the fall.

Why not participate in some of our summer events? We have everything from craft classes to book discussions scheduled, including our most exciting event, a Harry Potter Lock-In! Stay overnight in the library, celebrating the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince!

You can win prizes this summer! We're giving away a Sony Stereo, an Apple iPod Shuffle, and dinner for two at Medieval Times, to name the big ones! There's also smaller prize packages available this summer too.

Get all the information on programs, prizes, and perfect summer reads when you sign up for "Joust Read!" next week!

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Revenge of the Sith

Read the movie! [Revenge of the Sith-YA ]

Yoda would say,
Read these books you will.
[Star Wars-YA Books & Graphic Novels]

Read About the Jeans!

While you're waiting for the movie to come to theaters, read the movie! [Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants books]

Friday, May 06, 2005

Free Comic Book Day!

Saturday, May 7 is Free Comic Book Day! What do you have to do to one? Stop by the library and check out any book from our Teen section--you'll get a free comic! Why not check out a graphic novel, which is almost just like a comic book, only thicker?

Or, watch for the library in the Good Neighbor Day Parade Saturday from 2-4 p.m.! We'll be passing out free comics then too. The weather should be beautiful, so come out and see us (and get your free comic)!

Monday, May 02, 2005

Random Reads Online Featured Titles for May

This month, we're talking about three different books--the top three in the Abraham Lincoln High School Book Award. Have you read any? Give us your comments here. Not read them? Use the links at left to visit our library catalog and see if they're in. You might just see your comment posted here!

We also will do a drawing on June 4th from our blog-worthy entries. Just for participating, you could win a $10 gift certificate for Showplace 16 movie theater in Schererville, IN! So what are we reading this time?

A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer
David Pelzer, victim of one of the worst child abuse cases in the history of California, tells the story of how he survived his mother's brutality and triumphed over his past. Dave was starved, poisoned, and even stabbed before he was put into foster care. This book took first place in the 2005 Abe Awards.

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The heroine of this novel, fourteen-year-old Suzy Salmon, narrates from heaven because she's been murdered in the first chapter. She watches her family and friends struggle with their lives after her death, and misses them all terribly. This book took second place in the 2005 Abe Awards.

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Melinda broke up the biggest party of the year before her freshman year began by calling the police. Now she’s a pariah in a new school. But if people knew why she called the police in the first place, they would treat her differently. This book took third place in the 2005 Abe Awards.

Category: Readers Advisory

Random Reads Book Discussion goes online

A lot of teens say they'd like to come to book discussions but just don't have the time. So Lansing Library has decided to make it easier for you to participate! Visit our new book discussion blog and join in the discussion! We're talking about the Abraham Lincoln High School Book Award winners this time. Read any? Visit our Teen Scene and give us your comments. Not read them? Pick one up today!

Did we forget to mention we'll be passing out prizes too? Visit the blog for details.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Teen Poetry Cafe

Last night's third annual Teen Poetry Cafe was a huge success! If you missed it, there were about 75 people here, reading poetry aloud and enjoying refreshments. If you came, you know what a great time we had! Copies of Random Inklings, our poetry magazine, are still available if you submitted a poem--stop by the Teen Reference desk and ask for your copy. Huge thanks to the Muse Cafe for donating the coffee and treats!

On a completely unrelated note, don't forget to submit your entry to our summer reading art contest. Entries are due next Monday, May 2. If you're in 6th-8th grade and interested, visit our website for more details or drop the Teen Dept. an email with questions. There's cash prizes available for the winners, so pick up your colored pencils and markers and get drawing!

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Abraham Lincoln High School Book Award Winner Announced

The votes have been counted!

A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer is the winner! (274 votes statewide)

Second place: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (141 votes statewide)

Third place: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (135 votes statewide)

Thank you to all who voted!

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Celebrate National Library Week!

Send an e-card to friends and family!

Visit American Greetings to send a free card!

Friday, April 01, 2005

Featured New Books!

Spring Break by Aury Wallington
Marissa and Summer go to Hawaii for their vacation, while Seth and Ryan enjoy New York City. This book is part of the series based on the hit TV show “The OC.” See if the book is available, or place a request.
[I'm at the Library] [I'm NOT at the Library]

The Anybodies by N.E. Bode
After learning that she is not the biological daughter of boring Mr. and Mrs. Drudger, Fern embarks on magical adventures with her real father and finally finds "a place that feels like home." See if the book is available, or place a request.
[I'm at the Library] [I'm NOT at the Library]

Fruits Basket, Volume 1 by Natsuki Takaya
Tohru Honda, a high school freshman, is orphaned and homeless until she's taken in by the Sohma family in exchange for household chores. Everything's great until she discovers the Sohma family's greatest secret: when hugged by members of the opposite sex, they each turn into their Chinese Zodiac animal. See if the book is available, or place a request.
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The Book of the Pearl by Carrie Asai
Still reeling from the murder that broke up the wedding her adoptive parents forced on her, nineteen-year-old Heaven gets a job in a Los Angeles club and is more alone, more free, and in much more danger than ever before. Book Three in the “Samurai Girl” series. See if the book is available, or place a request.
[I'm at the Library] [I'm NOT at the Library]

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Poetry Contest Deadline!

Don't forget! Turn in your poems by March 31st!

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Read for a Lifetime Program Deadline

If you signed up for the Read for a Lifetime program at South this fall, time's almost up! You have to finish your four books and come into the library by April 5 to get your certificate. It's a great thing for your college apps, so don't give up now!

Here's the list of books you have to choose from. Double check it if you're not sure--you may find you've read four in class and you're done!

Remember, you don't have to have read the books this year. If you read one last summer or last spring, it still counts. If you've got questions, call the library or send us an IM. And hurry up and come in with your list!

Monday, March 14, 2005

2005 Printz Award Winners

Chanda's Secrets by Allan Stratton
When Chanda's youngest sister dies, the first hint of HIV/AIDS emerges. People with AIDS are outcasts in Chanda's small South African town. Now Chanda must confront undercurrents of shame and stigma that run through the town. A story about the corrosive nature of secrets and the healing power of truth. See if the book is available, or place a request.
[I'm at the Library] [I'm NOT at the Library]

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
To get away from her pregnant stepmother in New York City, fifteen-year-old Daisy goes to England to stay with her aunt and cousins, with whom she instantly bonds, but soon war breaks out and rips apart the family while devastating the land. See if the book is available, or place a request.
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Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt
In 1911, Turner Buckminster hates his new home of Phippsburg, Maine, but things improve when he meets Lizzie Bright Griffin, a girl from a poor, nearby island community founded by former slaves that the town fathers--and Turner's--want to change into a tourist spot. See if the book is available, or place a request.
[I'm at the Library] [I'm NOT at the Library]

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
Matt, a young cabin boy aboard an airship, and Kate, a wealthy young girl traveling with her chaperone, team up to search for the existence of mysterious winged creatures reportedly living hundreds of feet above the Earth's surface. See if the book is available, or place a request.
[I'm at the Library] [I'm NOT at the Library]

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Featured New Books!

Crank by Ellen Hopkins
Kristina Georgia Snow is the perfect daughter, gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble. But on a trip to visit her absentee father, Kristina disappears and Bree takes her place. Bree is the exact opposite of Kristina. Through a boy, Bree meets the monster: crank. And what begins as a wild ecstatic ride turns into a struggle through hell for her mind, her soul - her life.

Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
After her older sister runs away, sixteen-year-old Caitlin decides that she needs to make a major change in her own life and begins an abusive relationship with a boy who is mysterious, brilliant, and dangerous.

Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde by P. Craig Russell
Two fairy tales written by Oscar Wilde are told in graphic novel format in this full-color comic-style book.

Walking Naked by Alyssa Brugman
After being in detention with a girl called "The Freak," Megan finds herself torn between the developing friendship the two share and her involvement with a popular clique.

Thursday, February 24, 2005


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