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.
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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.
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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.
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