12.30.2006

Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament

Last night, 17 guys came out to our winter Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament. Sean walked away as the winner after 4 rounds of play, with Greg coming in second. They each got packs. We also had a drawing, and Will and Tariq won packs from that. We might do another tournament in the summer, so keep an eye on the schedule.

12.28.2006

Sisterhood of the Fluffy Leg Pillows

Last night, 19 girls came out to our Sisterhood craft event! We made bolster pillows out of jean legs (which were left over from last year's butt pillow craft), and they turned out really great. Everyone showed their individual personalities in how they decorated their project. Some people had their friends sign their pillows, others wrote their names in fancy letters, and some drew designs. My favorite, though, was Amy, who wrote the names of all of her book character crushes on her pillow, including Nick, Cal, Kartik, and Zane!

Also, Holly, a librarian from Buck's County, came to visit us and brought an amazing pair of traveling pants. The pants have been visiting different libraries since this summer, and each group has added a bit to them. We added crazy fringe around the cuffs and then signed our names on the back of a leg. So the pants will continue on their journey and take a piece of us with them! I will also include some pix from our event, which you can see below:

Pillow Pix

Sewing on the fringe


Holly helps thread needles for the girls


Decorating pillows with markers


Stuffing a pillow

The finished products!

Pants Pix


Sewing fringe on the traveling pants

Adding our names to the pants

12.16.2006

Can We Fit Any More on the Shelf?

A few more new books, for your reading pleasure...

FICTION
  • Darkness Before Dawn by Sharon M. Draper
  • Forged by Fire by Sharon M. Draper
  • Tears of a Tiger by Sharon M. Draper
NONFICTION
  • Totally Teen Scrapbook Pages: Scrapbooking the Almost Grown-Up Years by the editors of Memory Makers Books
  • Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine: the Art of Making Zines and Mini-Comics by Mark Todd and Esther Pearl Watson

12.12.2006

Check Out More New Fiction!

It's amazing how many new books we've been getting for the Teen Corner!! Here's ones I put on display today. They are all face-out with "New Book" bookmarks...you can't miss them!

  • Psyche in a Dress by Francesca Lia Block
  • London Calling by Edward Bloor
  • Golden by Cameron Dokey
  • Saint Iggy by K. L. Going
  • Crank by Ellen Hopkins
  • 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
  • If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where's My Prince? by Melissa Kantor
  • Firestorm by David Klass
  • Lulu Dark and the Summer of the Fox by Bennett Madison
  • A Small White Scar by K. A. Nuzum
  • Street Pharm by Allison van Diepen

12.07.2006

Just Added to the Shelf!

The newest of the new...

FICTION

  • Gilda Joyce: The Ladies of the Lake by Jennifer Allison
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
  • The Angel of Death: A Forensic Mystery by Alane Ferguson
  • Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
  • The Boy Book by E. Lockhart
  • The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
  • Fire in the Hills by Donna Jo Napoli

NONFICTION

  • When Nothing Matters Anymore: A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens by Bev Cobain (yes, she is related to Kurt)

12.04.2006

It's a Wrap!

This past Saturday, members of the TAB and Friends of the Library staffed the holiday gift wrap table at our local Barnes & Noble. Thanks to Alexa, Caitlin, Kaitlyn, Kara, Marissa, and Megan for volunteering their time to help! This is the first time we've ever done anything like this, so thanks for participating in the experiment. You're the best! The wrapping table made $60, and the children's library got $967 from book sales!

12.01.2006

Beads, Beads, and More Beads

Tonight, 20 teens came to our first-ever DIY Jewelry Night. It was great! Everyone got to make a variety of jewelry, including a memory-wire bead bracelet with a charm, beaded pony-tail holders, a stretchy bracelet, and a ribbon choker. And as a bonus, we made glass bead magnets...jewelry for your fridge! I hope everyone enjoys the things they made, whether you keep them or give them as gifts. We'll do it again sometime.

Fluffy...or Not

At the beginning of high school book discussion group, a lot of people characterized Monsoon Summer as "fluff" and compared it to Disney Channel movies. But by the end, we were having an intense discussion about America's perceptions of the rest of the world, and their perceptions of us. Having many people from different cultural backgrounds in our group made it especially interesting. So, you never know where a book discussion will go! It was great. And we got to eat cereal!!!

Next month, we will be reading Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta. I will let you know as soon as it comes in!