Saturday, June 27, 2015

Don't Miss "The PEEPS Show"

The PEEPS Show

Wednesday July 8, 2015

2:00-4:00 p.m.

Looking for something fun to do after the Fourth of July holiday? Sign up and come to The PEEPS Show (yes, we're talking about those colorful marshmallow bunnies and chicks you see all over the place around Easter time) on Wednesday July 8, 2:00-4:00 p.m. 

We'll be decorating PEEPS, but that's not all. We're also going to be creating scenery, writing scripts, and putting on skits with those PEEPS. So if you've got a flair for the dramatic (or if you're just curious), be sure to check it out for yourself. But you must register to attend. There are still openings, but they're filling up sign up today!

Parents: This program is for Teens ONLY (that is, young people going into 6th-12th grade). Please make other plans for younger siblings so the teens can enjoy this program with their peers. 

Boys Don't Knit (In Public) by T. S. Easton

Boys Don’t Knit: In Public is about a young man that gets caught when his friends are doing something stupid. As a result he is sentenced to community service and continuing education. He decides to take the knitting class because his cute teacher is the instructor. When he shows up for class he discovers the teacher is the mother of a girl he has a crush on. Oops! 
He also learns that he is pretty good at knitting and he enjoys it. How will he hide his passion from his friends and his sports obsessed father? When will his parents quit embarrassing him? His community service is for an old lady that is grumpy and has a has a crazy dog that tries to bite him. Surprise Ending!
This book deals with friendship conflicts, awkward situations, etc.; living with and growing from the consequences of one’s actions, and learning to appreciate people for who they are. This book might not be for everyone. It has some mature situations.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Notes from a Liar and Her Dog, by Gennifer Choldenko

Antonia (Ant) MacPherson's dog is the only one who cares about her. As for the rest of her family...Well, she just doesn't feel she belongs. At all. When you're the awkward middle child sandwiched between two perfect blonde sisters, it's easy to get overlooked. So Ant decides she must be adopted (it's the only logical answer) and fantasizes about how her "real" family will return for her someday. Only then will Ant truly belong. The problem is Ant has a bad habit of voicing these fantasies as if they're real. So when a concerned teacher investigates these claims, the real troble starts. But sometimes it takes a lot of trouble to make things OK for everyone.

Notes from a Liar and Her Dog, by Gennifer Choldenko is a quick and fun read. Ant is quirky and stubborn and totally her own person. Although I got frustrated with her constant lies, I was also proud of her for not conforming to what she believed her parents wanted her to be. And I was happy when she and her mom finally worked things out (the best they could).  

This book is for anyone who has ever felt left out, misunderstood, or just frustrated with their lot in life. Notes from a Liar and Her Dog can currently be found on our New Book shelf. 

Highly recommended --AJB

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Night We Said Yes, by Lauren Gibaldi

One year ago, Matt and Ella met at a party and had an unforgettable night. And just when Ella was thinking she found The One, Matt broke her heart by leaving town without explanation and without leaving any forwarding address (or any contact info, for that matter). A year later, Matt reappears...and he wants to relive that infamously fun night. The night he and Ella said "yes" to everything. Ella is hesitant. She's not sure she wants to trust her heart to Matt again. Then again, how can she resist?

The Night We Said Yes, a debut novel by Lauren Gibaldi, reminded me a lot of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (Rachel Cohn/David Levithan)...if the two title characters were to reunite after a year apart to recreate their magical night exploring New York City. Despite moments where the plot drags, characters are well-drawn. And there's plenty of romance and drama to keep fans of Sarah Dessen and Susane Colasanti happy.


Friday, June 19, 2015

Princess Bride Interactive Movie Experience

Princess Bride Interactive
Movie Experience
Thursday June 25 @ 2 p.m.
Did you have fun at last week's Goonies Interactive Movie Experience?

Would you like there to be another interactive movie soon?

Our answer: "As You Wish!" (hint...that quote is a clue about the next one)

Stop by the teen department on Thursday June 25 @ 2 p.m. for the Princess Bride Interactive Movie ExperienceLearn about True Love along with Wesley and Buttercup. Cheer Inigo as he avenges his father's untimely demise, going head-to-head (and sword to sword) against the evil Six Fingered Man. Discover the secrets of the Fire Swamp, whether the ROUS's are real or myth, and if a man really can be brought back from the (mostly) dead. Come experience this classic film as you never have before. Props, instructions included. Snacks will be served. You'll have so much fun we promise you won't even mind that this is a "kissing movie."

Space is limited, so sign up today!

Parents: This program is for teens ONLY (going into 6th-12th grade). Please make other plans for younger siblings so the teens can enjoy this program with their peers.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Magic 8 Ball Craft: Tuesday June 23 @ 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Even the most awesome Superhero needs some guidence once in a while. For those moments, they rely on their trusty Magic 8 Ball (because the Magic 8 Ball is never wrong, right?).

Stop by the Teen Area on Tuesday June 23 @ 6:30 p.m. and learn how to make your own Magic 8 Ball. We'll have all the supplies you'll need. And, of course, by making a Magic 8 Ball you'll earn a ticket toward the End of Summer Bookstore.

You must register for this program, as supplies are limited. 

Parents: This craft is for teens ONLY (going into 6th-12th grade). Please make plans for younger siblings so the teens can enjoy the craft with their peers.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Goonies Interactive Movie Experience

The Goonies Interactive Movie Experience
Wednesday June 17 @ 2 p.m.
You've probably seen the 80s classic film, The Goonies. But you've never experienced it like this! 

Stop by the Teen Department @ 2 p.m. Wednesday June 17 for The Goonies Interactive Movie Experience

Use props, act along, and experience the fun with Mikey, Chunk, Data, Mouth, and the rest of the crew as they go on a grand underground adventure to find the legendary treasure of Pirate One-Eyed Willie so they can save their home. You'll feel like you're part of the adventure.

Space for this program is limited, so sign up today!

The Goonies Interactive Movie experience is open to teens ONLY (young people in 6th-12th grades). Parents, please make other plans for younger siblings so the teens can have the space to enjoy the film with their peers. Thank you, The Teen Department.