Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Teen Read Week 2006

It's Teen Read Week! This year's theme is "Get Active @ Your Library". Check out some of the cool sports books on display in the Teen Corner.

Teen Read Week is also the time to vote for your favorite book of the last year. Click here to vote and make your voice heard. This is your chance to help pick the Teens' Top Ten books for 2006!

You can also vote for the 2007 theme. Pick from "Crack the Code", "LOL" or "Explore the Future". Or, if you have a better suggestion, write it in!

Changes at the Library

As some of you may already know, I will be leaving North Reading at the end of October. I have had a great time here, especially working with all you awesome teens. I'll definitely miss you all! You were one of the best parts of my job :)

The library will be hiring a new Youth Services Librarian to take over all the children's and teen library stuff. It may take a little while, so in the interim there won't be any Youth Advisory Board meetings. I'm really sorry about that! Hopefully they will start up again as soon as the new person gets settled.

My last day here is Halloween (which is a Tuesday). I'll be in costume and here at the library until 8pm. I'd love to have visitors! Stop by, show me your costume and I may have a treat for you.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Aye, aye, cap'n

Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day! This is the day where pirate lovers around the world don their eye patches and shout "avast, me hearties" at the top of their lungs.

Check out the Talk Like a Pirate Day website for some ways to celebrate this hysterically inane holiday. How about these:
Find your Pirate name (I'm Captain Dread!)
Find your swashbuckling personality
Learn how to talk like a pirate
Vote: Ninjas vs. Pirates
Sing a sea shanty

Or, better yet, read about pirates! Here's a list of some great books about pirates:
Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean by Justin Somper
Capt. Hook: the adventures of a notorious youth by J.V. Hart
Pirates! by Celia Rees
Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
Pirates by John Matthews
Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

End of Summer

I know, I know. I'm not supposed to remind you all that summer is ending. But, as we get to the end of August the end of summer feels inevitable.

We really did have a great summer here! We had over 75 teens signed up for "Teen Stuff", and even more who came to events at the library. Thanks to all of you who volunteered and/or attended events - you're the reason I do what I do. And, congratulations to all of you who went to the Teen Auction! You all walked away with some pretty cool swag. Check out the Teen Links page for pictures of some of the summer events. Have a picture you want posted? Send it to me at cshowman@mvlc.org!

I also wanted to let you know that I will be away for a little while. As you may know, I'm getting married in California and then heading on a honeymoon. I'll be gone from August 30 to September 15. You can still email me if you have any questions/concerns/ideas, but I won't be able to respond until I get back. Youth Advisory Board and Anime Club will resume in late September/early October - check the library's calendar for exact dates

Enjoy the end of summer!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Karaoke @ the Library

Come sing your hearts out @ the Flint Memorial Library.

Wednesday, August 9
7-9pm
Library Activity Room

Open to anyone going into grades 6-12. No singing experience necessary :)
Just bring yourself, some friends and a sense of humor. It promises to be a lot of fun! We have a professional karaoke duo providing the music, and our own professional baker/snack buyer/teen librarian Christi providing munchies.

If you want to pick a song before you come check out the list.

Friday, July 28, 2006

King Dork

I just checked out King Dork by Frank Portman on the rave reviews of YAB member Declan, and I can't wait to dive into the book. So, when I saw the King Dork Band Name Generator I knew I had to share with everyone. Input your name, clicky-clicky and, voila!, you have a new band name. Mine? "Craving Wenches"

And, if you're looking for something cool to read this summer, pick up King Dork. John Green, the author of the amazing Looking for Alaska says this about it: "This book is for you if you're in a band or wish you were, if you loved or hated Catcher in the Rye, if you like girls or are one, if you've ever spoken Francais or Franglais, or if your high school has or had a dumb mascot. Basically, if you are a human being with even a vague grasp of the English language, King Dork will rock your world."

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Upcoming Teen Events

Teen Movie
Come to the Library Activity Room on Thursday, July 27, 3pm to see the 80s classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Popcorn and drinks will be served!

Teen Craft
On Thursday, August 3, 2pm we'll be having a teen-only craft session. Stop by to make bookmarks, origami boxes, bracelets and slipper socks. (Bring a pair of your own socks if you want to make the latter)

Karaoke Night
Sing your heart out at our first-ever teen karaoke night, Wednesday, August 9, 7-9pm (please note date change). Go here to check out the list of available songs. If you don't see the song you want, let Christi know and she may be able to request it.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Murder at the Library!

Just before the huge "Battle of the Bands", the music librarian was found
*dead*! Was it a heart attack.....or murder? Can the "Battle of the Bands" go
on without the music librarian? Help us solve the mystery at...
Rock n' Roll Over Dead: An Interactive Teen Murder Mystery

When: Friday, July 14, 6-7:30pm
Where: Flint Memorial Library Activity Room
Why: Mystery and food...what more could you ask for in a Friday night?!

** We need lots of people to pull off this mystery night: suspects, detectives
and observers. Tell all your friends about it and join us on Friday night!

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