Tuesday, December 29, 2009

January Events

Shirt Altering
Tuesday, January 5 @ 5:30 p.m. & Saturday, January 12 @ 2 p.m.
Grades 6-12
Bring some old t-shirts, colors and white, and make them brand new! Through the use of Sharpies, rubbing alcohol, and bleach pens, design your clothes the way you want. Make sure to ask you parents before you alter your clothes.
Sign-up appreciated, but not required

"On the Edge" Book Discussion: Good Girls by Laura Ruby
Thursday, January 7 @ 5 p.m.
Grades 6-12

The "On the Edge" book discussion features books about edgier, more mature topics.

Sixteen-year-old high school senior Audrey is humiliated when a compromising photo of her is sent around the school, but she discovers a toughness within her that she never knew she had. (Summary from the Lansing Public Library catalog).

"Off the Shelf" Book Discussion: The Convicts by Iain Lawrence
Thursday, January 21 @ 5 p.m.
Grades 6-12

His efforts to avenge his father's unjust imprisonment force thirteen-year-old Tom Tin into the streets of 19th century London, but after he is convicted of murder, Tom is eventually sent to Australia where he has a surprise reunion. (Summary from the Lansing Public Library catalog.)

Night: Happy Gilmore
Tuesday, January 26 @ 5 p.m.
Grades 6 and up

Happy Gilmore has always dreamed of playing professional hockey. But when he finds out his grandma is going to lose her house due to back taxes, Happy does whatever he can to make the money to save the house, including playing professional golf.

Rated PG-13

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Dec. Events

"On the Edge" Book Discussion: Right Behind You by Gail Giles Wednesday, December 9 @ 5 p.m.
Grades 6-12
After spending over four years in a mental institution for murdering a friend in Alaska, fourteen-year-old Kip begins a completely new life in Indiana with his father and step-mother under a different name, but not only has trouble fitting in, he finds there are still problems to deal with from his childhood.
No sign-up required.

Paper Craft Saturday, December 12 @ 2 p.m. Grades 6-12
Want to spruce up your room with a little bit of Christmas cheer? Stop by the library to learn how to make Christmas trees and ornaments out of magazines.
No sign-up required.

Movie Night: Are We There Yet?
Tuesday, December 15 @ 5 p.m.
Grades 6 and up

Nick offers to take Suzanne's kids cross-country in an effort to win her heart. He must survive 24 hours with two kids bent on destroying him. Rated PG-13.
No sign-up required.

"Off the Shelf" Book Discussion: The Fold by An Na
Monday, December 21 @ 5 p.m.
Grades 6-12

Joyce Park, a high school junior who is always compared to her beautiful and talented older sister, Helen, wants to attract the attention of John Ford Kang, an wrestles with whether to get plastic surgery as a gift from her aunt.

No sign-up required.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Everlost, YA Book of the Month

Some might think this book is about dying, about the end of two young lives. Actually it's about a new beginning, a rebirth for Nick and Allie.
Everlost quickly lures you in with the first 2 pages of chapter one, "On the Way to the Light..."
We meet Allie and Nick, each teen living a remarkably normal life of arguing with parents, elbowing annoying brothers and sisters and sneaking a bite of chocolate. All it takes is one split second on a hairpin turn when the Toyota and Mercedes meet head on. Allie briefly experiences the calming light at the end of the tunnel when she bumps into something and is thrown off course. When both Nick and Allie finally wake up, they find themselves in Everlost, a limbo that's halfway between life and death. They pass through several stages of realization about their new existence and along the way meet many other interesting characters also trapped in Everlost. Mary, the queen of lost souls, monster McGill, the Afterlights and the Finders are just a few who help move this story along. Everlost by Neal Shusterman is a highly recommended book, one that will make the reader question what happens when life as we know it comes to an end.