11.27.2004

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Celebrate the Sisterhood at our teen event on Wednesday, December 29! The third book in the Sisterhood series is coming out in January(http://www.randomhouse.com/teens/sisterhoodcentral/girlsinpants.html), and a movie of the first book is in the works (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0403508/). So we are planning an evening event (7:00-8:30) to make denim crafts, take friendship tests. amd decorate a pair of jeans for the teen corner. Sign up today, and bring your best friends!

11.26.2004

Your Secret Self...REVEALED!

At the Personality Profile event today, teens used astrology, numerology, graphology (handwriting analysis), and palmistry to try to find out hidden aspects of their personalities. It was fun, but not everyone believed the results! Still, we got some lucky numbers and friendship tips out of it.

To learn more about your secret self, you might want to look at some books and websites:
BOOKS
5 Ways to Know about You by Karen Gravelle
Astrology: Sense or Nonsense? by Roy A. Gallant
Handwriting: Can You Read Your Character? by Jacqui Tew
Lucky Stars: Use Astrology to Get the Scoop on Life, Love, and Friendship by Amanda Owen
Palmistry: Your Fate Is in Your Hands by Edith Niles
What Your Handwriting Says about You by Mike Edelhart
Who Do You Think You Are? 12 Methods for Analyzing the True You by Tucker Shaw
WEBSITES
http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/content/astrology/--This site tels you the pros and cons of your star sign, and lists some likes and dislikes you may have based on this information. It also has weekly horoscopes for girls of all signs.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/teens/--On the girly side of this webpage, scroll down and check out the links to Astrology (daily horoscopes, love horoscopes, Chinese horoscopes, numerology) or look under Fun Stuff to do some quizzes.
http://www.national-lottery.co.uk/player/p/results/numGenLanding.jsp--Only the British national lottery site would help you pick lucky numbers by clicking on a chicken. This is amusing and mindless entertainment, but I wouldn't bet on it!

11.25.2004

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meets for First Time

On Sunday, November 21, the TAB had its first meeting. Eight teens attended to eat pizza and discuss how they can become involved in the library. As a group, the TAB will be involved in activities like planning teen programs, helping with teen book selection, and assisting with fundraisers.

Our big project for this meeting was to start planning the teen schedule for the winter. We are working on a 70s or 80s night, and a murder mystery night, among other things. The group also decided to continue Writer's Workshop as a weekly activity and change Yu-Gi-Oh Gaming Club into a general Trading Card Game Club.

If you would like to join the TAB, please see Gretchen ASAP! We will hold our next meeting on Sunday, December 19 from 1:30-2:30.

The new Teen Advisory Board! Posted by Hello

11.12.2004

YA Book Group

The book group met on November 11 to talk about Chris Crutcher's book Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes. We had a heated discussion about many of the issues in the book, including the role of adult authority, religion, and other controversial topics in school. Chris Crutcher has written many other books what are equally as engrossing. Check out his website at http://www.chriscrutcher.com for more information about the author and his books.

The book group chose Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman for their December meeting. It is a humorous take on a mob family, told from the point of view of a teenage son who wants nothing to do with "the life." This book has been ordered and should be in soon. Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, December 9, from 3:30 to 5:00.

11.02.2004

We Have A New President!

No, not that one. I mean the one from the Teen Corner "Elect to Read" display. Over the past 2 weeks, 79 teens voted for book characters for President. Some chose to use the pre-printed ballot, others nominated write-in candidates. Thanks to everyone who voted! Caitlin Cieri and Kolu Jarboi wrote the most persuasive reasons for their votes, and won copies of the movie Dave. Six other teens received honorable mention and won 15 eyeball gumballs each. Read all eight of the best entries hanging in the teen corner.

And the hew President is...HARRY POTTER, with 23 votes! Since FRODO BAGGINS got 14 votes, I made him the VP. Hermione Granger and Violet Baudelaire both did well at the polls, but neither one managed to beat out Frodo! The candidates received votes as follows:

23 Harry Potter from the Harry Potter series
14 Frodo Baggins from The Lord of the Rings trilogy
11 Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series
9 Violet Baudelaire from A Series of Unfortunate Events
3 Cassie Logan from Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
3 Klaus Baudelaire from A Series of Unfortunate Events
2 Aragorn from The Lord of the Rings trilogy
1 Caveman from Holes
1 Garfield
1 Jing from the Jing: The King of Bandits series
1 Johnny from the Johnny the Homicidal Maniac series
1 Jonas from The Giver
1 Josh Swensen, aka Larry, from Vote for Larry
1 Judson Moon from The Kid Who Ran for President
1 Kia from the Broken Sky series
1 Merlin
1 Red from a Pokemon series
1 Snoopy
1 The Very Hungry Caterpillar
1 Wilma from The Wish
1 Winnie-the-Pooh