New books for the week of 7/21/2013

  • The Ruining by Anna Collomore
  • The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
  • Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta (book 2 of the Lumatere Chronicles)
  • Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta (conclusion to the Lumatere Chronicles)
  • The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer (W.A.R.P. book 1)
  • Rats Saw God by Rob Thomas
  • The Incredible Charlotte Sycamore by Kate Maddison
  • Quicksilver by R.J. Anderson
  • Golden by Jessi Kirby
  • Hawkeye: My Life as a Weapon by Matt Fraction, David Aja and Javier Pulido


New titles for the week of 7/14/2013

In addition to the titles below, we also received the new issue of Otaku USA this week!

  • The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
  • The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson
  • No Crystal Stair by Vaunda Micheaex Nelson and R. Gregory Christie
  • Peanut by Ayun Halliday & Paul Hoppe
  • K-On (vol. 3) by Kakifly
  • Curses! Foiled Again by Jane Yolen and Mike Cavallaro
  • A Flight of Angels by Rebecca Guay


Nintendo Night at the Municipal Branch Library!

This past Tuesday, 22 teens showed up to hang out and enjoy some Nintendo gaming at the Municipal branch! We had a Super Smash Bros. tournament on the projector screen, which 18 people signed up to compete in. It was a great tournament, and in the end Devon came in third, Siaka came in second with Jared taking first place in a very exciting final match! First place got a $20 GameStop gift card, second got $15 and third got $10. Congratulations to everyone who competed and made it such a fun night! The final rounds ended up going 15 minutes past the end of the night, even with matches down to 3 minutes! I'll be working to make sure we get more rounds played in less time for the next tournament!

In addition to the tournament, we had three small TVs hooked up with an additional Wii on freeplay as well as some classic Nintendo systems from my collection, a Nintendo 64 and a Super Nintendo for people to play some classic multiplayer on. Big thanks to Toby from Primos for bringing in those TVs! Some people also brought their DS systems in for Pokemon battling and trading. It was a really fun night, and if you missed the Nintendo Night at Primos, there will be one at Sellers August 23. Also make sure to stop by Municipal on Tuesday, July 30th from 6-8 for a screening of Disney's Wreck-It Ralph.

There was lots of gaming going on with 3 gaming stations and people playing DS!

Preliminary rounds were 4 players, while the finals were 1 on 1.

Outdoor Art Drop-In Wednesdays!

The weather hasn't been so cooperative when it comes to Wednesdays this month, but we've been doing crafts nonetheless. On July 3rd we ended up setting up indoors, since while it wasn't raining, it looked like it was planning to (and did eventually). Ten people showed up to make mosaic picture frames with cut up CDs! The end results came out really cool looking!

some of the completed frames!

Then this past Wednesday we got to set up the tent and tables outside while we made glass pebble magnets and cherry blossom paintings using the bottoms of 2-liter soda bottles as stamps. Two hours in it suddenly got dark, rainy and windy, and we ran inside and continued indoors. Of course, by the time we had set up indoors, it was sunny outside and never rained again!

We had magazines and craft paper to decorate the glass pebble magnets.

People got really creative with the cherry blossom paintings!

We have one more outdoor art drop-in coming up this Wednesday, and we'll be doing CD scratch art! Come on by between 11 and 2 for this cool looking and easy craft!

New Titles for the week of July 7

This week saw a ton of new titles hit the teen section of the library!  Come in and pick up something new to read!

  • The Milk of Birds by Sylvia Whitman
  • Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass  by Meg Medina
  • Obsidian Mirror by Catherine Fisher
  • Furious by Jill Wolfson
  • After the Snow by S.D. Crockett
  • Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (sequel to Cinder, book 2 in the Lunar Chronicles)
  • Mojo by Tim Tharp
  • The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson
  • The Silver Dream by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves (sequel to Interworld)
  • A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty
  • Being Henry David by Cal Armistead
  • Wonder Show by Hannah Barnaby
  • Sparks by S.J. Adams
  • Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff
  • Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am by Harry Mazer and Peter Lerangis
  • Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • My Family for the War by Anne C. Voorhoeve
  • Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks


Pokemon Night was awesome!

Last Friday we had 18 Pokemon fans show up to enjoy all things Pokemon! 16 teens signed up for the DS tournament, where anyone with Black/White/Black 2 or White 2 could compete to be the Pokemon champion in a doubles tournament! This was my first time hosting a Pokemon tournament, and I didn't plan on how long each round could last! I ended up having to cut down the number of preliminary matches, as well as the number of people participating in the final single elimination rounds. In the end, David took home first and John second, and Devin got third place. My favorite part of the tournament would have to be the good sportsmanship between trainers; after each match, I frequently saw people shake hands on a good game! In addition to the tournament, we had the Pokemon Black and White movie playing on a projector screen, Pokemon Battle Revolution for Wii, and an N64 with Pokemon Snap and Pokemon Stadium. I also invited people to design their own Pokeballs, and one winner would be randomly chosen to win a Zekrom Deluxe figure, which went to Elijah. I invited people to come dressed in costume, and two people were brave enough to dress up! Abbey came dressed as Jolteon, and Mary came as Gardevoir! Both were awesome, and we voted to see which would win the Pikachu plush I was giving away for best costume. They tied, and we had to decided on a coin toss, which Mary won! I dressed up as well, choosing to go as Professor Oak! Thanks to everyone that came out, I had a great time and look forward to doing it again, perhaps in October when the new game comes out!

The Pokemon tournament!

Jolteon and Gardevoir!

some of the Pokeball entries!

My Professor Oak costume