Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Cool stuff in March

March 5: Book Discussion-Epic by Conor Kostick
On New Earth, a world based on a role-playing video game 14-year-old Erik persuades his friends to aid him in some unusual gambits in order to save Erik's father from exile and safeguard the futures of each of their families. (from Lansing Public Library catalog)

March 9-14: Teen Tech Week - Just Press Play@your library
Teen Tech Week is a week set apart in order to celebrate all the awesome technology in our lives whether it is watching movies, listening to music, or playing video games.

March 9 @ 5pm: Movie Night - School of Rock (rated PG-13)
When his band votes him out due to his embarrassing musical antics, Dewey has to make rent somehow. After intercepting a call for his substitute-teacher roomie Ned, Dewey finds himself in front of a class of elite elementary school students. Dewey decides to take on the music program and makes it his goal to teach them the gospel of rock and roll. His ulterior motive is to get them to compete against his former band for a cash prize. (from Lansing Public Library catalog)
Grades 6-12, no sign-up required

March 12 @ 4 pm: Game Day!
You can't celebrate technology with video games! Come on by and try your luck at DDR.
Grades 6-12, no sign-up required

March 14 @ 1pm :Animoto class
What is Animoto? Well its basically a website that allows you to upload your pictures, add a little music, and end up with your own music video! Feel free to bring your own pictures. Space is limited so sign up today!
Grades 6-12, sign-up required, Limite 6

All through the month of March, stop by the Teen Desk and write down your favorite music, movie, and video game on our big poster board.

If you signed up for Read for a Lifetime, time is running out. You must read your four books and turn in your sheet to the Teen Desk by March 31st. One lucky person will win a gift card to the mall!

Looking toward April....
April is National Poetry Month and once again we are holding our Poetry Contest and Poetry Cafe. Pick up an entry form at your school or at the library. All entries due March 31st.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award

The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award was developed to encourage children and young adults to read for personal satisfaction. It is an Illinois award for outstanding literature for young people and is sponsored by the Illinois Reading Council, Illinois Library Media Association, and the Illinois Association of Teachers of English.

Here is a list of the 2010 Nominees:

Naked Mole-Rat Letters by Mary Amato

Home of the Brave

by Katherine Applegate

Shark Girl by Kelly L. Bingham

Shooting the Moon

by Frances O’Roark Dowell

Freedom Walkers: The Story of the

Montgomery Bus Boycott

by Russell Freedman

Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George

The Thing About Georgie by Lisa Graff

All the Lovely Bad Ones

by Mary Downing Hahn

Crossing the Wire by Will Hobbs

Kimchi and Calamari by Rose Kent

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

by Wendy Mass

The Mozart Question by Michael Morpurgo

A Small White Scar by K.A. Nuzum

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

Elephant Run by Roland Smith

The White Giraffe by Lauren St. John

First Light by Rebecca Stead

Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree

by Lauren Tarshis

A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban

Someone Named Eva by Joan M. Wolf

At the moment we do not own all of these titles, although they are all on order. Stop by the Reference Desk in the Youth Services Department or call 708-474-2447 for more information.