Monday, February 28, 2005

Next YAB Meeting

Our next YAB meeting is tomorrow, March 1, at 4:30pm in the Library Activity Room. Bring your calendars to help plan our next Coffee House!

New members are always welcome, so bring a friend (or two).

Wednesday, February 16, 2005


I'm currently reading Candyfreak by Steve Almond, a hilarious look at candy, where it comes from and why we like it so darn much. I have literally laughed out loud, it's that good. And, an interesting aspect is that a decent chunk of the book focuses on the candy history of Boston. Did you know that the Scrafft building (the bright pink-ish purple neon light off of I-93) was once a candy factory?

Reading the, of course, has got me thinking about candy....a lot. Do you have a favorite candy that you'd absolutely die without? What do you think you would do if the candy company were to discontinue it? Abba Zabba was my favorite candy as a kid (in California), and I still remember exactly how it tasted!

YA Authors Galore!

As promised, here’s a list of YA authors and their respective online journals/blogs. By no means is this a comprehensive list, so if I’ve missed somebody that you know has a blog, let me know!

Take some time to read a few of these journals. You never know, you might be able to get in touch with your favorite author!

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Congratulations, YAB!

The Flint Memorial Library Youth Advisory Board was one of five teen groups in the country chosen to preview, The Convicts, the new book by Iain Lawrence. At our next meeting, Tuesday, February 15 at 4:30pm we will be discussing the book and generating some questions for Mr. Lawrence. And, guess what? He will be answering the questions personally!

If you're not yet a member of YAB, but still want to take part in the book discussion, stop by the library to talk to me (Christi) or email me at And, as always, anyone in grades 6-12 is welcome to come to the YAB meetings for yummy snacks, great conversations and lots of laughter!

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Country Girl, City Girl

The author of the new book Country Girl, City Girl (which a number of YAB members requested last week), Lisa Jahn-Clough, is going to be the guest speaker at an online chat this coming Tuesday, February 8. Go to YA Authors Cafe at 8:30pm on Tuesday to join the chat.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Happy Groundhog Day!

Our gopher friend, Punxsutawney Phil, has decreed that there will be another six weeks of winter. I guess I'm not too surprised! Well, it's good news for all of you who are hoping to get some more skiing in this season.

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