Thursday, July 29, 2004

Missing socks

Ever wonder where missing socks go? Well, apparently they go to Wales. The "biggest collection of lonely socks on the internet" has a database of sock singletons, created with the goal of reuniting wayward pairs. Browse through the socks or add one of your lonely socks!

New Books

Check out the new books in the Teen Corner!

Prophecy of Stones by Flavia Bujor, YA FIC BUJ

Vote for Larry by Janet Tashjian, YA FIC TAS

I Was a Teenage Fairy by Francesca Lia Block, YA PB B

Books soon to be on the shelves...

The Garden by Elsie Aidinoff, YA FIC AID

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen, YA FIC DES

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel, YA FIC OPP

The Gravedigger's Cottage by Chris Lynch, YA FIC LYN

Redemption by Julie Chibbaro, YA FIC CHI

Doing It by Melvin Burgess, YA FIC BUR

48 Shades of Brown by Nick Earls, YA PB E

Sixteen: Stories About that Sweet and Bitter Birthday edited by Megan McCafferty, YA FIC SIX

30 Days of Night by Steve Niles, YA GRAPHIC NIL

And some new DVDs...

The Perfect Score, DVD FIC PER

Secondhand Lions, DVD FIC SEC

Trigun: Angel Arms, DVD FIC TRI

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Books to Look Forward To

Waiting anxiously for the next book in your favorite series?  Well, then I've got a treat for you!  With a little bit of diligent research I have found the release date for some of the most awaited books.  Some are due soon (September) and some are ages away (next year), but they're all on their way....

A List series by Zoey Dean
 - Blonde Ambition, due Sept. 1, 2004

The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud
 - The Golem's Eye, due Sept. 1, 2004

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
 - The Grim Grotto, due Sept. 21, 2004

Trickster series by Tamora Pierce
 - Trickster's Queen, due Sept. 28, 2004

Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar
 - You're the One that I Want, due Oct. 6, 2004

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
 - Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood, due Jan. 25, 2005

And the winner for the longest wait (besides Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, of course):
The Inheritance Trilogy by Christopher Paolini
 - The Eldest, due August 1, 2005

Some of these you can request right away (like Golem's Eye), others you'll have to wait for.  Keep checking for them in the catalog and be the first to read the "next book"!

If there are any other books you're waiting for, email me at and I'll look for them.

Friday, July 09, 2004

On a sadder note...

Paula Danziger, author of great books like The Cat Ate My Gymsuit, Snail Mail No More and This Place Has No Atmosphere as well as the Amber Brown series, died yesterday from complications from a heart attack. If you haven't read any of her books, I highly recommend picking one up - they're funny takes on what it's like to be a teen. Here's a list of some of her books. You can also check out our catalog, iPAC, and search for "Danziger".

Check out this TeenReads page for a great interview with Paula Danziger.

Check out the new bulletin board

Two of the awesome members of the Youth Advisory Board have been working hard this week on a new bulletin board.

Stop by the Teen Corner next week to see Elise and Tawnya's display on Fantasy Books. Have a favorite fantasy book or series? E-mail me and I'll post your book recommendations here.

Friday, July 02, 2004

The Next Harry Potter

It's official! Both J.K. Rowling (on her website) and Scholastic have confirmed that the title of the sixth Harry Potter will be Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. Read the article or check out Rowling's website for more information. (And, no, they didn't announce when the book will be out....but Order of the Phoenix will be out in paperback on August 10).

Holiday and Summer Hours

Just a reminder that the library is not open on Saturdays until after Labor Day. And this coming Monday, July 5, we will be closed to observe the 4th of July. So, stop by the library before we close today if you want any books/movies/CDs for the long weekend.

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