Tuesday, August 23, 2005

End of an Era

I know most of you don't spend too much time up in the Children's Room now, but you should make time for a visit to the 4th floor. Starting this Thursday, August 25 the Children's Room will have a completely new look; the picture book cubes are making way for new shelving.

Many of you probably have fond memories of the picture book area. We all will miss the fun arches that kids could walk under and the whimsical look of the cubes. However, the new shelving promises to make more room for books. And that's always a good thing!

So, stop by the Children's Room to see the new shelves and perhaps share your memories of the old ones. While you're up there, why not take a walk down memory lane and find your favorite books from years ago!

Wednesday, August 10, 2005


Our next YAB meeting is this coming Tuesday, August 16 at 5:30pm. And as a fun addition to the meeting we'll be trying our hands at origami. Whether you're an origami master or a complete novice, make sure you stop by and make something for our paper zoo! I'll provide the paper and instruction books.

Also, I have new ARCs (advanced reading copies) and new circulating books to share with all of you. You don't want to miss out on Diane Duane's new book or the captivating tale Capt. Hook's notorious youth!

That's about it for now. I'll be gone from the library until next Tuesday. I'm heading to Colorado for a wedding and I'm flying away tomorrow morning. No need to worry, I'm taking some good books along with me!

Teen Auction Bid List

Here is a final list of all the items that we will be auctioning off at the Teen Stuff Auction on Thursday, August 18 at 7pm. There are 60 items, from awesome to useful, fun to nostlagic. Pretty much, there's just about something for everyone.

Make sure you take a close look at the list to get an idea of what you want to bid on. I'd suggest having a few different things on your want list. Also, keep an eye out for "starting bids". That means you'll have to have at least that amount of money to bid on the item.

You'll get a chance to look at all the items on the day of the auction. I'll open up the Activity Room around 6:45pm to give you all some browsing time. If you have any questions before then, feel free to send me an email at cshowman@mvlc.org.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005


Only two weeks until Christopher Paolini's second book in the Inheritance Trilogy, Eldest, comes out! We'll have two copies on August 23. If you haven't yet placed your hold, click on the title above to get to our catalog.

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Friday, August 05, 2005

Teen 'Views: Now You See It...

From teen reviewer Kiara Z.:

Now You See It... by Vivian Vande Velde

Now You See It... is an enchanting tale of a young girl who stumbles upon a pair of magical glasses that let her see a world she could never even dream of. Wendy, the heroine of this novel, meets many crazy people such as her teenage grandma, an ancient student and a little flying blue man named Larry. The four friends embark on a journey into Kazaran Dahaani, a magical world, in which an elven prince is being held captive. And his captors plan on destroying the human race! It's up to Wendy, Larry and company to save the day!

Throughout the book, and through the magic lenses, Wendy learns not to judge someone by their looks but by their heart and actions; or not to judge a book by its cover.

C is for Cookie

Monday, August 8 (this coming Monday) is promising to be my *favorite* Monday of the summer. Why? Because it's Decorate (and Eat!) Cookies day at the library. Come to the Library Activity Room from 4-5pm to try your hand at some pastry chef skills (okay, okay, frosting and sprinkling).

It will be yummy!

New Manga Volumes

I've heard from a few of you that I need to do better at keeping up with the manga we have in our collection. I appreciate the constructive feedback! :) And I'm working at filling in our collection. Coming soon to a library near you are the latest issues of both Fruits Basket and Hellsing. And next in line for an update is Chronicles of the Cursed Sword.

Unfortunately, there isn't a new volume of Hopeless Savages out yet. As soon as I hear about it I'll buy it!

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