New titles for the week of 11/25

  • The Warrior's Heart by Eric Greitens
  • GLBTQ by Kelly Huegel
  • Filmmaking for Teens by Clay Nichols
  • The Teenage Body Book by Kathy McCoy & Charles Wibbelsman
  • 100 Things Guys Need to Know by Bill Zimmerman
  • Be Confident in Who You Are  by Annie Fox
  • Real Friends vs. the Other Kind by Annie Fox
  • Mad: How to Deal With Your Anger and Get Respect  by James J. Crist
  • The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
  • Something Like Normal by Trish Doller
  • Son by Lois Lowry (conclusion to The Giver)
  • The Curiosities by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton and Brenna Yovanoff
  • The Good Braider by Terry Farish


Disney Mashup!

Last Friday, November 23, 13 teens avoided the craziness of Black Friday and opted instead to enjoy some Disney-themed entertainment at the library! The event began with a Disney YouTube playlist screening, which included submissions which were emailed to me. We had a mix of everything from classic Mickey shorts to songs from Disney movies to Pixar's newer shorts. Lots of variety! That was followed up by screening the Disney animated movie Atlantis: The Lost Empire, which was voted on our Facebook page's poll. It beat out 7 other Disney movies.
I will attempt to embed the Disney playlist that was shown below:

There were snacks and hot chocolate to enjoy during the movie, and I brought cupcakes to give to people that could answer my Disney trivia questions! (The trivia questions were also a great chance to pause a YouTube clip and give it a chance to load up!) Probably my biggest surprise on the trivia was when someone answered the one non-multiple choice questions that I asked, which I really didn't think anyone would know. The question was "Why were Donald Duck cartoons almost banned in Finland?" The answer? Because Donald does not wear pants.

There were other activities to keep busy with, such as a few papercrafts:
Mickey Mouse
Alien from Toy Story

and some coloring pages!

In addition at the last minute I grabbed my SNES and a couple of Disney games I have and hooked it up to a TV and put it in the corner. Aladdin, The Lion King and Mickey Mania were all available to play, and I was happy to see them getting used throughout the event!

All in all it was a good time and think next time there's a movie marathon kind of idea, I'd like to make it a bit more like this one was.

Coloring was popular while the videos were playing!

Papercraft table, with a good looking Mickey!
The last of the cupcakes were given to the best coloring page artists!

New titles for the week of 11/18/2012

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. Here's just a few new titles we had come in during the week!

  • Lemonade Mouth Puckers Up by Mark Peter Hughes
  • Kimi Ni Todoke by Karuho Shiina (vol. 15)


Election Day TAB Bake Sale!

On Tuesday, November 6, the Teen Advisory Board held a bake sale in the lobby of the library to raise funds for future programs. The library was closed that day, but open as a polling place. Lots of TAB members came bearing awesome baked goods, and Sellers' previous teen librarian Gretchen even dropped off some cupcakes the day before (I had one, and they were great). We ended up raising $125.70 for the Teen Advisory Board, and had fun doing it! All in all a successful day!

New Titles for the week of 11/4/2012

A little late with this post, here's the new titles from the week of 11/4/2012, with a few from the previous week as well (hurricane Sandy kind of messed up shipping and such).