Thursday, June 26, 2008

On the Waiting List for a Stephenie Meyer book?? Me, too!

Believe it or not, the staff has to wait just like our patrons to read the hottest books. I have finished Twilight and, as of this morning, I am #4 on the request list for New Moon. If you're like me and anxiously awaiting the next installment of this series but not wanting to dish out $20.00 to buy the book, try one of the other vampiric selections we have on the shelf.

by Scott Westerfeld
Eternal Lover
(a collection of 4 novels)
Blood & Chocolate
by Annette Curtis Klause
(werewolves -- not vampires)
Silver Kiss
by Annette Curtis Klause
The Stupidest Angel
by Christopher Moore
Vampire Kisses series
by Ellen Schreiber
by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Cirque du Freak series
by Darren Shan

So check out one of these books while you're waiting --- they're on the shelf!!

Monday, June 23, 2008

How do you eat pizza?

"With your hands" says Angela McInnis.

We began the evening by playing Etiquette Jeopardy. We divided the teens into groups. I gave a few of the answers away because my fingers clicked a little too fast but I do not think the teens cared. We were surprised by some of the questions for the answers given.

After the introductory game, Ms. McInnis shared her knowledge of etiquette with us. Regardless if one is female or male, etiquette is important. From correctly asking a person on a date to using the correct piece of silverware at a formal dinner, there seems to be many rules to abide by but
Angela McInnis recommends books like Emily Post's Etiquette for any questions regarding manners. It seemed like the teens had an enjoyable time learning how important etiquette is.

Refreshments were provided by Kroger, County Market, and Dominos Pizza.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Just draw it...

because practice makes perfect...
John Read, editor of Stay Tooned Magazine, spoke with teens about cartooning and touched briefly on illustrating. He emphasized the need to keep drawing if one wants to make a profession of cartooning. He also shared that cartooning is a solitary job whereas other types of media such as graphic novels or comic books have different people who do the drawing, the inking, etc etc. The teens who attended seemed to have enjoyed their time and shared their artistic talents on paper. They even allowed me to photograph their works. Check out this link:

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Meditation and Yoga


The Pearl Public Library kicked off the teen summer reading program with a Meditation and Yoga workshop led by Amanda Rogers. Ms. Rogers is part of the youth services team at the Pearl Public Library. Ms. Rogers offered a very basic introduction into meditation and yoga. She also offered book and DVD suggestions for those who are interested in relaxing one's mind and body. Afterwards teens enjoyed a variety of hot teas provided by Starbucks Coffee, vegetables, fruit, pita bread, and hummus which were provided by Kroger.
Next week on June 16 join us at 6:00. We will have guest speaker John Read, publisher and editor of Stay Tooned magazine, a quarterly publication "devoted to the art and business of cartooning."

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

WeLCoMe To TeeN SCeNe!

You will find weblinks for homework help and links just for fun here. You may even send any book reviews, comments on library programs, or questions that you wish to share to or use this email form. Do you write poetry, short stories, take pictures, draw, or enjoy some other hobby that could be shared here, with other library teens? Send those also, we will look it over and post all appropriate items.