Saturday, December 09, 2006

Caught in the Act by Peter Moore

Have you ever been in a relationship that started out fairly normal but then erupted into massive drama? That is the story of Ethan Lederer. The book Caught in the Act by Peter Moore follows high school sophomore Ethan. Ethan is a good kid. He's smart, works hard to get good grades, stays out of trouble, has a great girl-friend, Jane, and loves acting. Everything was running smoothly until he met Lydia. Lydia transferred in from another school. She dresses in black and cartoon t-shirts, has writing up and down her arms, and speaks with a different accent everday. Everyone thinks she's bizarre but Ethan decides to give her a chance. Big mistake.

Lydia starts interacting with every aspect of Ethan's life. Teachers start changing his grades. Ethan gets the lead in the play opposite Lydia. His girl-friend Jane breaks up with him. Soon Lydia won't leave Ethan alone. She calls him over 20 times a night and professes her love for him. Ethan can't get away.

Find out what happens when Ethan and Lydia come to blows.

See if this book is on the shelf or request it here.

Happy Reading!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Teen Newspaper - Holiday Edition!


~A Book & A Buck is all you need to help lots of kids
~A Holiday Guide to helping others
~Our First Bilingual Article

All in the December issue of AVATAR

Check It Out

Monday, November 13, 2006

The Schwa was Here by Neal Shusterman

Have you ever met someone who you forget about completely the next day? You couldn't pick him out of a line-up or anything. It's like he was just wiped out of your mind.

Enter Calvin "The Schwa" Schwa. The Schwa is what his three friends call "observationally challenged". Finally the four boys, led by Antsy Bonano, test the Schwa Effect by dressing him up in funny clothes and see if anyone notices him. Few do, not always including Antsy. Antsy and the Schwa decided to use this more as a gift than a curse. Dares start pouring in preceding a little cash.

Finally the big dare comes around. The Schwa must go inside the neighborhood hermit, Mr. Crawley's, house and steal one of his fourteen dog dishes. The act doesn't go as well as hoped, being as Mr. Crawley notices The Schwa. Instead of having them arrested for trespassing, Mr. Crawley puts them to work. With the help of Antsy, Crawley's blind granddaughter Lexie, and a crazy European butcher, The Schwa tries to find out what happened to his mother and what's going to happen to him in the future.

This book is full of crazy characters and unexpectant turns that keep your interests held tight.

Check out The Schwa was Here by Neal Shusterman for yourself.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Nick & Norah - A Musical Love Story

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan is a passionately electric book full of music references, late night burlesque shows, kissing, joy, intellegent characters, confusion, first date/last date? angst,a "queercore" rock band with a straight bass player, ex girl/boy friends, sensuality, mental intimacy, anxiety...

What, are you looking for MORE? It's all in this well written and entertaining book.


It was one of those books that I read almost straight through because I didn't want to put it down. Even if you don't know all the bands that are mentioned, or like all the music that the characters like, the feelings they feel are familiar and you care about what happens to them.

People in grades 9 - 12 can join in the book discussion about this one. The discussion is on Wednesday November 15th from 7-8pm. Sign up at the Teen Desk and get your book now!

Or, if you just want to check it out, you can do that too!

Sneak Peek

Now, as many of you may recall, Eragon by Christopher Paolini got the most votes last year as a Rebecca Caudill nominee. But that was not the last to be seen of Eragon and his dragon Saphira. This December, Eragon the movie is being released. It's starring Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, and newcomerEdward Speleers as Eragon.

Here's a brief recap of the story, in case you forgot:
Eragon lives in a small town with his uncle and cousin. One day while hunting in the forest known as the Spine, Eragon comes across a smooth blue rock. The rock, which is really an egg, hatches to show a baby dragon. Eragon is left with the responibility to single-handedly restart the long dead Dragon Riders, at the opposition of the king. Throughout his journey to find his place in the world, he meets some very interesting people.

Check out Eragon next time to stop by or request it here to find out more about his adventures.
If you've already read Eragon, check out the sequel, Eldest here.

Keep an eye open for chances to win prizes in December in honor of the Eragon movie!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Teen Photo Contest Has Winner!

Adam K. is the winner of the 2006 Teen Photo Contest. Adam recieved a photo goodie basket and the winning photo was enlarged and posted for viewing in the library where it will stay for the month of November.

Seven people ages 11 to 16, signed up for the contest. Everyone grades 6 and up were invited to vote for their favorite photo.

We got such a great response, that we will be doing another one in about 6 months. So be on the lookout and practice taking your shots!

The photo here is the winning photo by Adam K. To see all the finalists photos, go to our FLICKR site. CLICK HERE to see all the finalists photos!

And if you want to get ready for the next contest, check this out!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Avatar First Issue Available!

Written for teens, by teens!

Pick one up in the library, or download your own! (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)

Monday, October 16, 2006

Teen Written Newspaper!!

CALLING ALL TEEN WRITERS
Are you in grade 6 – 12?
Do you like to write?

Write for our Teen Newspaper! We are looking for submissions on books, music, movies, politics or anything else that you think is interesting. Essays, photos and drawings are all accepted!

The first monthly issue will be released in November. Submission deadline is October 20th and on the 20th of each month following. Not all submissions will be chosen.

Type or clearly write any stories or essays, and make sure that your name, age and phone number is on everything you turn in. Turn in submissions at the Teen Services desk on paper, disk or via email to teen@lansing.lib.il.us. (Ask at the desk for more information.)


Grades 6 – 12 Only.


www.lansing.lib.il.us
2750 Indiana Ave Lansing, IL 60438
708.474.2447

Another Message From Meg Cabot


The author of The Princess Diaries recorded another special message for Teen Read Week. Listen to Meg Cabot here.


How to listen:

You can listen to the podcast right on your computer using Windows Media Player (Windows) or RealPlayer (Mac). You probably already have one of these installed on your computer if you've listened to audio before, if not, download for free using the links above.

You can also download it to any brand of MP3 player and listen on the go, in the car, while you work out, on the bus, wherever! (Some people have even been known to download the podcasts, burn them to CD and play them in their car stereo, home stereo or portable CD player.)


The easiest way to subscribe (and make sure you don't miss our next podcast) is to download "JUICE" a podcast aggregator, or podcatcher.

A podcatcher is software that allows you to subscribe to your favorite podcasts using their RSS feed. When new content or episodes are available, your podcatcher will automatically download them for you, and then you’re ready to listen to them on your computer or transfer them to your MP3 player!



We have step-by-step instructions on how to subscribe with Juice, iTunes, or Yahoo Podcasts on our website.

Download our custom Juice
(with special podcasts selected!) Powered by juicereceiverstore.com

Teen Read Week, October 15-21, 2006

Visit the Teen Read Week Website to vote for your favorite book, vote for next year's Teen Read Week theme and more!
There is even a logo contest, where you could win a trip to Washington, D.C.!

Next year's theme will be chosen by your votes!

Choose from:

Crack the Code @ your library
LOL @ your library
Explore the Future @ your library

Sunday, October 15, 2006

A Message From Meg Cabot

The author of The Princess Diaries recorded a special message. Listen to Meg Cabot here.


How to listen:

You can listen to the podcast right on your computer using Windows Media Player (Windows) or RealPlayer (Mac). You probably already have one of these installed on your computer if you've listened to audio before, if not, download for free using the links above.

You can also download it to any brand of MP3 player and listen on the go, in the car, while you work out, on the bus, wherever! (Some people have even been known to download the podcasts, burn them to CD and play them in their car stereo, home stereo or portable CD player.)


The easiest way to subscribe (and make sure you don't miss our next podcast) is to download "JUICE" a podcast aggregator, or podcatcher.

A podcatcher is software that allows you to subscribe to your favorite podcasts using their RSS feed. When new content or episodes are available, your podcatcher will automatically download them for you, and then you’re ready to listen to them on your computer or transfer them to your MP3 player!



We have step-by-step instructions on how to subscribe with Juice, iTunes, or Yahoo Podcasts on our website.

Download our custom Juice
(with special podcasts selected!) Powered by juicereceiverstore.com

Thursday, October 12, 2006

DDR!

We had our first Dance Dance Revolution contest last week. Sixteen teens came to play. It was non-stop excitement. We had two winners for the night. Demi W. got the most perfects in the beginner category and Devon G. got the most perfects in the light category. For anyone who didn't win last week or couldn't make it, we are having another DDR contest on Saturday, October 28 from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Also, stop in on Saturday, October 14 from 1:00-4:00 pm and Wednesday, October 18 from 5:00-7:00 pm for our first ever Karaoke Day! Come and show off your pipes!

Brandi Smits

Monday, September 25, 2006

Brandi's Basement - Prom

Here's a fantastic book from the Read for a Lifetime list. Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson is a story for the every-girl. Ashley is classified a "troubled student" by basically the entire faculty of her high school. She ditches class, rarely does her homework, has more detentions than time, works at a pizza place in a rat costume, and her boyfriend has a one way ticket to nowhere. Her best friend Natalia lives next door with her parents and her crazy, ravioli-eating, Russian-speaking grandmother.

One day everything changes.

Word leaks out that the math teacher stole all of the prom committee's funds. Now there's a chance the prom will be canceled. After some prompting by Nat, Ashley steps up to help save the prom.

Prom has its laugh out loud moments but also has the capacity to make you think. Find out if Ashley succeeds in her mission to save the prom.

See if this book is available, or place a request.

Enjoy!
Brandi Smits

Accelerated Reader List for Memorial

We just updated the Accelerated Reader list for Memorial Jr. High on our website.
You'll find it on our AR page, with the lists from the other Lansing schools.
Thanks to Memorial for sharing their list with us!

Warning: it's another long list! Before you click print, consider only printing the pages you need.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Brandi's Basement

Every once in a while a book comes a long that you just love. All you want to do is climb up to the tallest building and scream how great this book really is. Every time you finish a heart-stopping passage, you grab the person next to you and read it over to them out loud so that others can enjoy too.

Dread Locks by Neal Shusterman is a perfect example of this phenomenon. Shusterman takes to popular kid's story Goldilocks and the Three Bears and mixes it with the myth of Medusa, a woman with snakes for hair. In this story, Parker Baer's life is turned upside down when a mysterious girl named Tara moves in next door. Tara has long golden spirals of hair that almost look alive and she always wears sunglasses, even inside. Shortly after she arrives, weird things start to happen. For example, students become very tired all the time and begin to do some bizarre things like eating dirt. Coincidence?

If you're interested, see if this book is available or place a request!

Brandi Smits

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Brandi's Basement

Are you a huge fan of James Bond? Do you love seeing all the sneaky gadgets on TV's Alias? Well then I have the perfect series of books for you!


Alex Rider is a normal kid until the day his uncle dies. Suddenly he is transported into a world of spies, contract killers, viruses, gadgets, bombs, and much more. The first novel in this series by Anthony Horowitz is Stormbreaker. Alex is forced to pick up where his uncle left off in the spy business. Alex poses as a contest winner to try out a new computer. While undercover, Alex discovers a lot more than he expected he would.

On October 9, there is going to be a book discussion on Stormbreaker and the rest of the Alex Rider books. If you are interested in attending, please sign up at the Teen Desk by October 7.

See if this book or others in the Alex Rider Adventure series are available.

See ya later,
Brandi

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Kelly's Corner - Lulu Dark Can See Through Walls

Lulu Dark is *not* - I repeat - *not* a girl detective.

In LULU DARK CAN SEE THROUGH WALLS, the teenage title girl with an innovative fashion sense is dragged kicking and screaming into the realm of sleuthing.

It all starts when her purse is stolen at a rock concert. Not only is it her favorite purse, but inside of it is the phone number of the hottest singer in town! So in order to get that back, she endures some strange parents, missing classmates, a murder and a mysterious evil doppelganger (that's a fancy word for a ghostly identical twin).

This is a very cool book with lots of style - just like the quirky Lulu.

If you want a fun read that is sorta like Nancy Drew but way more 21st century anti-girl detective, check this out!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Brandi's Basement

I have decided to title my little blogs, "Brandi's Basement." Why might you ask? Well my name's Brandi and in case you didn't know, the ever-so-cool Teen Dept. is located in the basement.

I just finished a great book this morning. It would have to be a great book cause it's rarely on the shelves. The book is Sickened by Julie Gregory. This is an auobiography about Julie, a survivor of Munchausen by Proxy. Munchausen by proxy is a disorder in which a guardian creates illnesses for the child to suffer from because of their own mental problems. This disorder is so powerful, that the doctors in this book believed that an 11-year-old girl had a very serious heart condition.

This book tackles a topic that few people are familiar with. Sickened is a book on the Abraham Lincoln award list this year.

See if the book is available, or place a request.

Check it and other Lincoln award books out next time you're in the Teen area.

See ya soon!

Brandi Smits
Teen Department
Lansing Public Library
www.lansing.lib.il.us


Saturday, August 19, 2006

Circle of Magic - not new, but still good

At their heart, the Circle of Magic Quartet is about people - 4 Teenagers to be exact. The four- Daja, Briar, Tris and Sandry- are all unwanted in some way. Sandry may be noble, but her parents recently died leaving her alone. Daja was orphaned long ago and declared to be bad luck. Briar is a street rat on the verge of a life sentence in jail. Tris is a trader with a family that just doesn't want her.

Although unwanted, they each have talents that no one else quite has. Their diversity in personality, background and talent are what make their magical circle strong.

Each book centers on one of the four, and intertwines with the others.

The first book may start a little bit slow, but the characters are pretty interesting and the world is an intriguing one. The people they meet and the things they each go through in learning how to control their magic are sure to entertain fantasy lovers.

None of these books are new to the library, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't check 'em out - either for the first time, or for a second run through. They are the kind of fun books that you catch something new every time you read them.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Read for a Lifetime

Pretty soon all of you will be applying for college. It's kind of a boring process. You also have to try to think of things to write in the awards blank. Well, I got something for you that is really easy and, as they say, looks good on a college application. You also get a really nifty certificate and a discount at Waldenbooks.

Read for a Lifetime is a program for grades 9-12. All you have to do is read 4 books from the RFAL list. That's it. If you're interested, you have to sign up at the Teen Desk by Saturday, October 21. Then you have until March 31 to read the four books. That's plenty of time! All you have to do is read one book a month. Check out the Read for a Lifetime list at our website today!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Stargirl Podcast Review

Emily reviews Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli.

See if the book is on shelf, or place a hold on one of the Stargirl books.

Agree or disagree? Add a comment!

Young Adult Novel Podcast Review

Emily reviews Young Adult Novel by Daniel Pinkwater.

See if the book is on shelf, or place a hold on one of the Young Adult Novel books.

Agree or disagree? Add a comment!

Emma Frost, Vol. 3 Podcast Review

Emily reviews Emma Frost, Vol. 3 by Karl Bollers.

See if the book is on shelf, or place a hold on one of the Emma Frost books.

Agree or disagree? Add a comment!

Emma Frost, Vol. 2 Podcast Review

Emily reviews Emma Frost, Vol. 2 by Karl Bollers.

See if the book is on shelf, or place a hold on one of the Emma Frost books.

Agree or disagree? Add a comment!

Spirited Away, Vol. 4 Podcast Review

Emily reviews Spirited Away, Vol. 4 by Hayao Miyazaki.

See if the books are on shelf, or place a hold! Spirited Away series.

Agree or disagree? Add a comment!

Spirited Away Podcast Review

Emily reviews Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki.

See if the books are on shelf, or place a hold! Spirited Away series.

Agree or disagree? Add a comment!

Monday, July 24, 2006

Ice Cream Social

Wednesday, Jul. 26 , 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
End the summer with a sundae at our annual ice cream social. Sponsored by Friends of Lansing Library.

Graphic Novel Book Club

Tuesday, Jul. 25 , 6:30 p.m.
If you enjoy comic books and graphic novels, this is the group for you! Bring your favorites and we'll share recommendations and suggest new graphic novels the library should order!

Teen Writing Group

Tuesday, Jul. 25 , 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Open to all aspiring writers, join us to share your work, listen to suggestions and ideas from others, and get some new ideas! Pizza will be served.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Catwoman: Nine Lives of a Feline Fatale Podcast Review

Ike reviews Catwoman: Nine Lives of a Feline Fatale by Bill Finger & others.

See if the book is on shelf, or place a hold on Catwoman.

Agree or disagree? Add a comment!

Chicken Soup for the Christian Teenage Soul Podcast Review

Jessie reviews Chicken Soup for the Christian Teenage Soul by Jack Canfield & others.

See if the book is on shelf, or place a hold on one of the Chicken Soup books.

Agree or disagree? Add a comment!

Princess in Training Podcast Review

Jessie reviews Princess in Training by Meg Cabot.

See if the book is on shelf, or place a hold on any of the Princess Diaries books!

Agree or disagree? Add a comment!

Runaways, Vol. 2: Teenage Wasteland Podcast Review

Ike reviews Runaways, Vol. 2: Teenage Wasteland by Brian K. Vaughan.

See if the book is on shelf, or place a hold on one of the Runaways series.

Agree or disagree? Add a comment!

Runaways, Vol. 1: Pride and Joy Podcast Review

Ike reviews Runaways, Vol. 1; Pride and Joy by Brian K. Vaughan.

See if the book is on shelf, or place a hold on one of the Runaways series.

Agree or disagree? Add a comment!

Runaways Podcast Review

Emily reviews Runaways by Brian K. Vaughan.

See if the book is on shelf, or place a hold on one of the Runaways series.

Agree or disagree? Add a comment!

Listen to Ike's review of this book, and the sequel for a second opinion!

The Incredible Journey Podcast Review

Emily reviews The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford.

See if the book is on shelf, or place a hold on The Incredible Journey

Agree or disagree? Add a comment!

Perfect Princess Podcast Review

Jessie reviews Perfect Princess by Meg Cabot.

See if the book is on shelf, or place a hold on any of the Princess Diaries books!

Agree or disagree? Add a comment!

The Wizard's Tale Podcast Review

Emily reviews The Wizard's Tale by Kurt Buziek & David Wenzel.

See if the book is on shelf, or place a hold on The Wizard's Tale

Agree or disagree? Add a comment!

Emma Frost Podcast Review

Emily reviews Emma Frost by Karl Bollers.

See if the book is on shelf, or place a hold on one of the Emma Frost books.

Agree or disagree? Add a comment!

Podcast Review: The Princess Present

Emily reviews The Princess Present by Meg Cabot.

Check out this book, or one of the other Princess Diaries books!

Agree or disagree? Add a comment!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Sock Puppets and their Creators!

A few of our sock puppet creators... see all the photos here.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Podcast Review: Star Trek: Deceptions

Luke reviews Deceptions by Bobbie & David Weiss, part of the Star Trek Series!

See if the book is on shelf, or place a hold on Star Trek: Deceptions

Agree or disagree? Add a comment!

Podcast Review: Star Wars: The Emperor's Plague

Luke reviews The Emperor's Plague by Kevin J. Anderson, part of the Star Wars Series!

See if the book is on shelf, or place a hold on Star Wars: The Emperor's Plague

Agree or disagree? Add a comment!

Podcast Review: Hardy Boys: A Taste for Terror

Luke reviews A Taste for Terror by Franklin W. Dixon, part of the Hardy Boys Series!

See if the book is on shelf, or place a hold on A Taste for Terror

Agree or disagree? Add a comment!

Podcast Review: Hardy Boys: True Thriller

Luke reviews True Thriller by Franklin W. Dixon, part of the Hardy Boys Series!

See if the book is on shelf, or place a hold on True Thriller

Agree or disagree? Add a comment!

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Podcast Review: Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician's Nephew

Luke reviews The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis, part of the Chronicles of Narnia!

See if the book is on shelf, or place a hold on The Magician's Nephew

Agree or disagree? Add a comment!

Podcast Review: Cheaper By The Dozen

Luke reviews Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth.

See if the book is on shelf, or place a hold on Cheaper by the Dozen


Agree or disagree? Add a comment!

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Creating a Blog...Saturday

There is still room in Saturday afternoon's Creating a Blog session!

It starts @ 1:30 in the community room!

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Teen Summer Reading!

Come in anytime June 12-17 to sign up for summer reading!

You can find a list of upcoming events here!

We've got some great events planned for teens, even a session on how to start your own blog!

Category: Announcement

Friday, June 09, 2006

Teen Summer Reading Sign-Up starts Saturday!

Come in Saturday, or anytime June 12-17 to sign up for summer reading!

You can find a list of upcoming events here!

Category: Announcement

Friday, June 02, 2006

Celebrating Graduation with some Ice Cream?

Kid eating ice creamGayety's Fundraiser through August
You buy the ice cream (cones, sundaes, pies, etc.) and Gayety's donates 10% to the Library! What a sweet deal!
Take this flyer with you when you visit Gayety's!

Category: Announcement

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Great Games! Again!

We're having another of our popular Great Games Afternoons! This Saturday, May 20, come and play all day at your library. From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. we'll have board games, video games, puzzles, and more for the whole family! You can also stop by the Friends of Lansing Library's book sale during the same time.

No sign-up is necessary--hope we'll see you there!

Friday, April 28, 2006

Listen to the Teen Poetry Cafe Audio!

The audio from the 4th Annual Teen Poetry Cafe is here!

Teen Poetry Cafe 2006

Which poem is your favorite? Add a comment!

Thank you to all the poets who made the Cafe a success!

Read the article about the Poetry Cafe from The Times Newspaper, Friday April 28, 2006

Check out a copy of our past "Random Inklings" poetry magazines!


How to listen:

You can listen to the podcast right on your computer using Windows Media Player (Windows) or RealPlayer (Mac). You probably already have one of these installed on your computer if you've listened to audio before, if not, download for free using the links above.

You can also download it to any brand of MP3 player and listen on the go, in the car, while you work out, on the bus, wherever! (Some people have even been known to download the podcasts, burn them to CD and play them in their car stereo, home stereo or portable CD player.)


The easiest way to subscribe (and make sure you don't miss our next podcast) is to download "JUICE" a podcast aggregator, or podcatcher.

A podcatcher is software that allows you to subscribe to your favorite podcasts using their RSS feed. When new content or episodes are available, your podcatcher will automatically download them for you, and then you’re ready to listen to them on your computer or transfer them to your MP3 player!



We have step-by-step instructions on how to subscribe with Juice, iTunes, or Yahoo Podcasts on our website.

Download our custom Juice
(with special podcasts selected!) Powered by juicereceiverstore.com

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Teen Poetry Cafe!

It's time for our annual Teen Poetry Cafe!

Thursday, April 27 at 6:00 everyone is invited to our 4th Teen Poetry Cafe. Enjoy coffee and snacks and listen to teens read their original poetry aloud at our open mic! Copies of Random Inklings, our teen poetry magazine, will be unveiled at the cafe. If you submitted a poem to our poetry contest it might be published in the magazine!

You'll also find out who the winners of the poetry contest are. Listen to the winners read their poem aloud!

Even if you did not submit a poem to our contest you're still welcome to attend the cafe. Grades 6-12 only, please. Call the library if you have any questions!

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Today's Library

It's National Library Week!

Listen to this special message from actor/comedian George Lopez! Today's Library


How to listen:

You can listen to the podcast right on your computer using Windows Media Player (Windows) or RealPlayer (Mac). You probably already have one of these installed on your computer if you've listened to audio before, if not, download for free using the links above.

You can also download it to any brand of MP3 player and listen on the go, in the car, while you work out, on the bus, wherever! (Some people have even been known to download the podcasts, burn them to CD and play them in their car stereo, home stereo or portable CD player.)


The easiest way to subscribe (and make sure you don't miss our next podcast) is to download "JUICE" a podcast aggregator, or podcatcher.

A podcatcher is software that allows you to subscribe to your favorite podcasts using their RSS feed. When new content or episodes are available, your podcatcher will automatically download them for you, and then you’re ready to listen to them on your computer or transfer them to your MP3 player!



We have step-by-step instructions on how to subscribe with Juice, iTunes, or Yahoo Podcasts on our website.

Download our custom Juice
(with special podcasts selected!) Powered by juicereceiverstore.com

Friday, April 07, 2006

National Library Week: Friday

It's National Library Week!

Listen to this special message from Lansing Public Library! National Library Week: Friday


How to listen:

You can listen to the podcast right on your computer using Windows Media Player (Windows) or RealPlayer (Mac). You probably already have one of these installed on your computer if you've listened to audio before, if not, download for free using the links above.

You can also download it to any brand of MP3 player and listen on the go, in the car, while you work out, on the bus, wherever! (Some people have even been known to download the podcasts, burn them to CD and play them in their car stereo, home stereo or portable CD player.)


The easiest way to subscribe (and make sure you don't miss our next podcast) is to download "JUICE" a podcast aggregator, or podcatcher.

A podcatcher is software that allows you to subscribe to your favorite podcasts using their RSS feed. When new content or episodes are available, your podcatcher will automatically download them for you, and then you’re ready to listen to them on your computer or transfer them to your MP3 player!



We have step-by-step instructions on how to subscribe with Juice, iTunes, or Yahoo Podcasts on our website.

Download our custom Juice
(with special podcasts selected!) Powered by juicereceiverstore.com

Thursday, April 06, 2006

National Library Week: Thursday

It's National Library Week!

Listen to this special message from Lansing Public Library! National Library Week: Thursday


How to listen:

You can listen to the podcast right on your computer using Windows Media Player (Windows) or RealPlayer (Mac). You probably already have one of these installed on your computer if you've listened to audio before, if not, download for free using the links above.

You can also download it to any brand of MP3 player and listen on the go, in the car, while you work out, on the bus, wherever! (Some people have even been known to download the podcasts, burn them to CD and play them in their car stereo, home stereo or portable CD player.)


The easiest way to subscribe (and make sure you don't miss our next podcast) is to download "JUICE" a podcast aggregator, or podcatcher.

A podcatcher is software that allows you to subscribe to your favorite podcasts using their RSS feed. When new content or episodes are available, your podcatcher will automatically download them for you, and then you’re ready to listen to them on your computer or transfer them to your MP3 player!



We have step-by-step instructions on how to subscribe with Juice, iTunes, or Yahoo Podcasts on our website.

Download our custom Juice
(with special podcasts selected!) Powered by juicereceiverstore.com

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

National Library Week: Wednesday

It's National Library Week!

Listen to this special message from Lansing Public Library! National Library Week: Wednesday


How to listen:

You can listen to the podcast right on your computer using Windows Media Player (Windows) or RealPlayer (Mac). You probably already have one of these installed on your computer if you've listened to audio before, if not, download for free using the links above.

You can also download it to any brand of MP3 player and listen on the go, in the car, while you work out, on the bus, wherever! (Some people have even been known to download the podcasts, burn them to CD and play them in their car stereo, home stereo or portable CD player.)


The easiest way to subscribe (and make sure you don't miss our next podcast) is to download "JUICE" a podcast aggregator, or podcatcher.

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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

National Library Week: Tuesday

It's National Library Week!

Listen to this special message from Lansing Public Library! National Library Week: Tuesday


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Monday, April 03, 2006

National Library Week: Monday

It's National Library Week!

Listen to this special message from Lansing Public Library! National Library Week: Monday


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Sunday, April 02, 2006

Ultimate Search Engine

It's National Library Week!

Listen to this special message from actor/comedian George Lopez! Ultimate Search Engine


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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Read for a Lifetime Deadline!

If you signed up for the Read for a Lifetime program, the deadline is almost here!

You'll need to stop by the library by Saturday, April 1, 2006 and let us know what books you've read. You only have to have finished four from the list. If you haven't looked at the list, check again--you may have read four without even knowing it!

If you only need one or two more, we have many of the nominees on display. Pick one up today and you can finish it by Saturday. Why not take The First Part Last, by Angela Johnson--it's only 144 pages. Or try How Angel Peterson got his Name by Gary Paulsen--160 pages will fly by in no time.

Remember, this is a great thing to list on your college applications so come by and let us know what you've read ASAP!

Friday, March 17, 2006

Great Games Interviews!

They're here!!! Listen to the interviews recorded yesterday at the Great Games program.

Listen to what other teens had to say about what games they played yesterday, and their suggestions for what other games we should have at the library!

What is your favorite game? What games do you think we should we have at our Great Games events? Add your comments by clicking on the "comments" link at the bottom of this entry.


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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The Abe Award is announced!

It's official... this year's winner of the Abraham Lincoln High School Book Award is My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult! 13-year-old Anna's purpose in life is to donate bone marrow and blood to keep her older sister Kate, who suffers from leukemia, alive. But when Anna's mother decides Anna should give a kidney to Kate, Anna draws the line and sues her parents for the right to control her own body.

Second place was The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and third place was The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler.

Thanks to everyone who voted this year! Every vote makes a difference, especially if you consider My Sister's Keeper won by only 4 votes.

Watch for next year's nominees to be announced soon!

Friday, March 03, 2006

Food Fear Factor!

Sign-up has begun for Lansing Library's Food Fear Factor! Do you think you can handle eating some of the grossest foods around? Test your stomach at our Food Fear Factor! You could win some great prizes--our grand prize is a basket of great food (really, it's good stuff) and tickets to the movies!

You do have to get a permission slip filled out by a parent or guardian and space is limited to 20 kids, so sign up early! If you don't want to come and eat, you're also invited to come and watch the others do so! Cheer on a friend or just watch--it's going to be great! Pick up an entry form at the Teen Desk.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Book Group meets this Thursday

Just a quick reminder--our Rebecca Caudill Book Group is meeting this Thursday, February 16, at 6:00 p.m. We're talking about Al Capone does my Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko. Join us for the conversation, stay for the snacks!

All teens in grades 6-8 who have read this book are welcome to attend--just call the library to sign up!

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

70th Anniversary Trivia Winner!

So did you know the library is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year? We've got 70 events planned, new displays, new programs, and more. We also have a monthly trivia question for all ages. Two winners are pulled each month.

Congrats to Tiffany S., our Teen/Youth trivia winner for January! She receives a copy of Trouble Don't Last by Shelley Pearsall.

Be sure to enter the February Trivia Contest! This month's question:
What year did this building (at 2750 Indiana Ave.) open as Lansing Public Library?

Stop by the lower level to get a hint and give your answer!

Monday, January 30, 2006

Great Games!

It's almost time... Thursday, February 2 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. we will have our first Great Games! Afternoon. All are welcome to come--we've got DDR, MarioKart, Runescape, and tons of board games to keep you amused. Bring a friend! Remember, if you go to Memorial there's no school Thursday.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

TAB Meeting!

Don't forget, Thursday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. is our Teen Advisory Board meeting! If you've come before, you know the drill. If you haven't, you're welcome to--anyone in grades 6-12 is welcome to come eat snacks, meet new people, and give the library advice on what they're doing right and wrong. It'll be a great meeting (we've got some books that need to be stamped!) so don't miss it!

Monday, January 09, 2006

Pirates of the Caribbean!

Pirates of the Caribbean is coming to Lansing Public Library! Tuesday, January 12, at 5:30 p.m. we'll be showing The Curse of the Black Pearl in our Community Room. Grades 6 and up are welcome to attend. The film is rated PG-13.

Check out our great display of pirate books as well--from great tales to women pirates and more, you'll be amazed at the life of pirates!