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.

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!

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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.