Thursday, October 18, 2007

Grab your dancing shoes!

This Saturday, stop by the library any time between 2pm and 4pm to show off your dancing skills. That's right folks! It's another DDR competition. The player who gets the most amount of perfects per level wins a secret prize.

So free up your calenders and stop by Saturday, October 20 @ 2:00pm and help us celebrate Teen Read Week with a little rug-cutting!

This program is for teens in 6th-12th grade!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Make a Gock Puppet

What's a gock puppet? Why, a goth sock puppet, of course! If a gock doesn't sound like your thing, you can make a regular sock puppet (or a punk sock puppet, or a puppet with big 80's hair, or whatever your imagination can dream up) at our Sock Puppet Class on Tuesday, October 16th at 6:30 p.m. Last time we offered this class it filled up quickly, so call the library before Monday to sign up. Grades 6-12 welcome, all supplies provided. What will your puppet be? Watch for pictures to be posted to our Flickr account after the class!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

The Anti-Catcher Cult

Saying that Tom "Chi-Mo" Henderson is on the bottom of the social ladder is am understatement. He refers to himself as the king of the dorks, and he is happy with that title. He has at least one friend. Sam Hellerman is his friend by alphabetical means. They've had lockers by each other forever so friendship seemed inevitable. Sam Hellerman is also the bass player of Tom's band, The Plasma Nukes also known as The Stoned Marmadukes also known as The Chi-Mos or whatever they decide the name will be on any certain day.

Tom is forced to read The Catcher in Rye...again. He remembers that there was a copy of the book amongst a bunch of boxes in his attic. The copy he finds belonged to his dead father. As Tom looks through the book, he discovers random underlined sentences. With his curiosity sparked, he looks through the remaining books to find other novels previously owned by his father. Book after book, Tom discovers clues that lead him on a search to find out what his father was like as a teenager.

Frank Portman's colorful novel King Dork follows Tom on a quest to find out information about a shadowed past, to find the elusive drummer for his band that will help put him on the map, and to find an understanding of life's greatest mystery....girls.

Check out King Dork today!

Chat with your favorite author this month!

Would you like to talk to Stephenie Meyer about Edward, everyone's favorite vampire? Ask Lauren Myracle where she got the idea to write a book in IMs? Talk to Ellen Hopkins about her novels in verse (like the one Jackie reviewed just a few weeks ago)? Ask Ann Brashares if she owns a pair of traveling pants? How about talking with Chris Crutcher, Rachel Cohn, Carolyn Mackler, John Green, Sonya Sones, or 18 other YA authors?

It's not a dream... you can. To celebrate Teen Read Week, www.readergirlz.com is hosting 31 Flavorite Authors chat for the entire month of October. Every night a different author will talk with readers and answer your questions about their novels, their characters, and whatever else you can think to ask. View the full schedule and details on how to chat by clicking here. If you talk to an author, leave a comment and let us know what you asked them (and what they said)!