12.12.2006

Super Smash Bros this Saturday!!!

Join us this Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Haverford Township Free Library at 1:30 for a Super Smash Bros Melee Tournament. Even if you don't know how to play, come & we will teach you. We need participants to bring their game cubes, game cube controllers, super smash brothers melee games, if possible, to add to what we already have. There is no fee and beverages will be provided. PRIZES will be awarded!

Eragon the movie opens Friday


The movie version of Eragon, Christopher Paolini's bestseller, opens this Friday, December 15. The film stars Edward Speleers as Eragon and other cast members include Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich and Rachel Weisz. Eragon is the first book in Paolini's Inheritance Trilogy. Which do you think will be better - the movie or the book? Let us know what you think!

11.16.2006

Awards: National Book Award Winners


The winners of this year's National Book Awards, announced last night in New York City (the show airs this weekend on Book TV) include:

Young People's Literature: M.T. Anderson for The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume One: The Pox Party (Candlewick)

11.14.2006

Welcome, Ms. Daws' Class!

Welcome to our Library!

10.13.2006

welcome 6th grade!

Welcome Haverford Middle School 6th graders!

10.11.2006

Welcome, Ms. Frick's Class!

Welcome, Ms. Frick's class! Welcome to our library. We hope you enjoy your tour!

10.06.2006

Teen Cafe

Celebrate Haverford Township Day at the Teen Cafe 1 - 3 pm tomorrow! Free coffee, tea, cookies, etc. A movie, prizes & more! In the Yellow Room upstairs. For ages 12 and up/grades 6 and up only.

10.04.2006

Welcome, Ms. Gentile's Class


Welcome, Ms. Gentile's 6th grade class! Email havteen@comcast.net or call 610-446-3082 ext. 207 if you have any questions.

Moon Festival

Friday, October 6th is the great, Mid-Autumn (Moon) Festival.
The Chinese American Friendship Association of Maine
has links to Moon Festival resources:
http://www.cafammaine.org/MoonLinks.html

10.03.2006

Welcome, Ms. Bruno's Class!

Welcome, Ms. Bruno's 6th grade class! I hope you enjoy your tour of the library today!

9.13.2006

Wanna publish your own manga?!


Fan Manga Contest! Wanna publish your own manga?!

www.advfilms.com/mangacontest

9.12.2006

Meet Meg Cabot



Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries and 43 other books will be at Barnes & Noble in Exton at 7 pm tomorrow (610-524-0103) and at Children's Book World in Haverford at 7 pm on Thursday (610-642-6274).

8.16.2006

It's not too late to win a portable dvd player!


Or an iPod nano! or gift baskets! or gift certificates! Join our summer reading club & win! You can register here.

8.15.2006

the ultimate yearbook


Take a look at this - an online yearbook that's part of one of the fastest growing phenonema - even faster than myspace.

http://www.myyearbook.com/

8.02.2006

GREAT NEW PRIZES ADDED!!!


In addition to an IPOD NANO, there is also a PORTABLE DVD PLAYER & lots of great GIFT CERTIFICATES!

Teen summer reading
for ages 12 & up

you're eligible if you're going into 6th grade in the fall

8.01.2006

create play make paint design



Create cartoons, play games, make wacky creatures, paint digital pictures, design and send animated cards.

http://www.mamamedia.com

7.27.2006

videos videos videos


Millions of videos for you to find & watch!

http://www.youtube.com/index

7.26.2006

Read Before You Die





from the U*N*A*B*A*S*H*E*D Librarian:

According to a report published in the United Kingdom, the following books were “the ones most chosen in answer to the question, ‘Which book should every adult read before they die?’"
What do you think? Do you agree? Have you read any of these books? Are there others you would add?

The first book listed received the most votes and the rest of the titles follow in decreasing order of votes.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Bible
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
1984 by George Orwell
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Middlemarch by George Eliot
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony BurgessA Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch by Alexander Solzenhitsyn

7.25.2006

FREE PHILLIES TICKETS!!!!



TEENS: You could win an iPod nano
or free Phillies tickets for Aug 11 - sign up for drawing! All you have to do is be registered for Creature Feature summer reading & turn in at least one reading log. You can sign up at the library or online by emailing havteen@comcast.net.
For every 5 books you read, you get a prize. You get to choose a prize from the cabinet plus are automatically entered into the drawing for an ipod nano. New prizes added regularly. You can count your summer reading required for school!

7.20.2006

Making Stuff with Duct Tape Again!


Today at 2 pm - join us & find out what you can make with duct tape! Wallets, tote bags, jewelry, even shoes & clothes! find out how to make duct tape “fabric” & bring your own ideas. All supplies provided.

7.19.2006

Are you happy?


Everything you ever wanted to know about being happy & a test to find out if you are!

7.18.2006

Thrills & Chills

SLJ reading suggestions for Thrills & Chills to cool you off:

Ancient Evil and Mythic Beings
Relic by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child – Something is stalking the halls of NY’s American Museum of Natural History.
Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding – Hunting down of murderous wych-kin invading the world in an alternate Victorian London.

Dark Fantasy
Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black – Gritty urban tale about the world of faerie.
Magic or Madness by Justine Larbalestier – A mysterious door and predators who want to take advantage of magical powers.

Magic Makers
Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney – Seventh son of a seventh son learns to fight boggarts, ghosts, and witches.
The Boy Who Couldn’t Die by William Sleator –Sixteen-year-old finds a voodoo priestess who performs a ritual that locks his soul away, making him invulnerable, or does it?

Paranormal/Ghosts
Sweet Miss Honeywell’s Revenge: A Ghost Story by Kathryn Reiss – Alternating tale of past and present about a haunted antique dollhouse and the vengeful ghost that inhabits it.
Full Tilt by Neal Shusterman – A phantom carnival threatens to take 16-year-old’s soul if he fails to ride seven deadly rides by sunrise.

Psycho Killers
I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan – Four teenagers who desperately try to conceal their responsibility for a hit-and-run accident are pursued by a mysterious killer seeking revenge.
Killing Britney by Sean Olin – Britney is popular and beautiful but will she be next in a series of people dying in gruesome and horrifying ways?

Scary Science
Watchers by Dean Koontz – Genetic engineering has created a creature of ultimate good and a creature of ultimate evil, and both have escaped from the lab.
Peeps by Scott Westerfeld - A world where a parasite infects people with vampirism.

Shape-Shifters
Wounded by Stephen Cole – Journey in search of a cure for being a werewolf.
By These Ten Bones by Clare B. Dunkle –Werewolf tale set in medieval Scotland.

Short Stories
Gothic! Ten Original Dark Tales edited by Deborah Noyes –Ten contemporary authors draw upon dark fantasy, fairy tales, horror and wild humor.
Being Dead: Stories by Vivian Vande Velde – Seven creepy stories about haunted souls of yesterday who aren’t ready to leave our world.

Vampires
It Begins by Richie Tankersley Cusick – Terrifying encounter in a graveyard leads to a feeling of being stalked by an unseen presence.Twilight by Stephenie Meyer – New girl in town falls for mysterious and handsome guy who does not seem to be human.

7.14.2006

Too Cute: An Overload of Cute



http://cuteoverload.com/
Check this out – a site with an overload of cute. With image after image of cute, cuddly animals, Cute Overload won a 2006 coveted Webby Award in the People’s Voice category. It's also interactive - you can test your cuteness quotient by identifying the “rules of cuteness” and you can also submit your own cute image.

7.13.2006

Dance Dance Revolution


Come to the Haverford Township Free Library to join in the fun and competition of the new dance craze—DDR—Dance Dance Revolution this Saturdays, July 15, at 1:30pm. Although the library has two mat setups, Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2 and Dance Dance MAX, feel free to bring your PS2, PS2 DDR mats and PS2 DDR games. Even if you don't know how to play, come and learn. It’s lots of fun!

Eragon Movie Premiere Sweepstakes


Enter to win a trip to the Eragon movie premiere! Join Barkbelly on his quest for the truth behind his wooden existence while trying to decipher Rage's dark dreams in Winter Door!
Think you know everything about the Inheritance Trilogy? Enter to win four tickets to the premiere!Click here to enter and for official rules.
Visit the Eragon Movie Web site!

7.12.2006

Simplicity Day

"Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!" Today is Simplicity Day- July 12 is the birthday of Henry David Thoreau.

More quotes may be found at:

http://www.psymon.com/walden/quotes.html

Do you have a favorite Thoreau quote?

7.11.2006

2006 Teen Choice Award Nominees

It's the best and most outrageous awards ceremony of the year and YOU get to have a big hand in awarding the best of the best -- it's the 2006 Teen Choice Awards. Were your favorites nominated? Find out who received a nod and who was snubbed and then go vote at TeenPeople.com. The ceremony will take place on August 20, 2006.

The following are the nominees for Television:

Choice TV Show: Drama/Action Adventure
The O.C.
Grey's Anatomy
One Tree Hill
House
Lost
Smallville

Choice TV Show: Comedy/Musical
Desperate Housewives
Everybody Hates Chris
Gilmore Girls
My Name Is Earl
High School Musical
The War at Home

Choice TV Actor: Drama/Action Adventure
Adam Brody, The O.C.
Chad Michael Murray, One Tree Hill
Kiefer Sutherland, 24
Matthew Fox, Lost
Patrick Dempsey, Grey's Anatomy
Tom Welling, Smallville

Choice TV Actress: Drama/Action Adventure
Evangeline Lilly, Lost
Katherine Heigl, Grey's Anatomy
Kristen Bell, Veronica Mars
Mischa Barton, The O.C.
Kristin Kreuk, Smallville
Sophia Bush, One Tree Hill

Choice TV Sidekick
Allison Mack, Smallville
Amaury Nolasco, Prison Break
Vincent Martella, Everybody Hates Chris
Donald Faison, Scrubs
Jorge Garcia, Lost
Percy Daggs III, Veronica Mars

7.10.2006

Hot Summer Reading

Enjoyable reading that’s substantial and well-written (“good for you”)

ADVENTURE – The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan – Thirteen-year-old can’t seem to help himself from causing trouble in class and mysterious accidents happen when he goes on field trips. Then, he learns he’s the half-blood son of an unidentified Greek god, and monsters start trying to kill him. (gr 5 – 8)

CHICK LIT - 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson – Open-ended treasure hunt that takes Ginny through Europe when she gets a package of blue envelopes from her late artistic aunt. (gr 8-11)

HORROR – Peeps by Scott Westerfeld – College freshman spends the night with a beautiful girl and gets infected with a low-grade version of a parasitic disease. (gr 8 up)

TEARJERKERS – Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin – Liz died when she was only 15 and ended up in the afterworld of Elsewhere where she spends hours watching her family and beloved dog who are still alive back on earth. (gr 7 up)

HUMOR – Absolutely, Positively Not – Coming-out story with appeal to gay and straight teens alike. (gr 7 – 10)

SCIENCE FICTION – Uglies by Scott Westerfeld –Futuristic world in which everyone gets a government-sanctioned operation to change from “uglies,” actually just normal looking human beings, into “pretties” whose features conform to a societally conditioned standard of beauty. (gr 6 – 10)

FANTASY – The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan – Orphan who wants to become a knight instead begins training as a government spy. (gr 5-8)

WAR BOOKS –Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac – Sixteen-year-old Marine serves in World War II encoding and decoding messages in a top-secret code based on his native Navajo language. (gr 8 – 11)

7.07.2006

New Virtual Hangout

The Lounge Take a sneak peak at The Lounge, a virtual nightclub designed just for teens.

7.06.2006

Fav Depp Movie?


What do you think of Johnny Depp? Great article in today's Philly Inquirer - "Among entertainers, he's Harold and the Purple Crayon, drawing his own universe - and drawing us in." Do you have a favorite Depp movie? "Secret Window?" "Chocolat?" "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?" "Sleepy Hollow?" "Finding Neverland?" "Edward Scissorhands?" "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl?"

Opening tomorrow: "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" THE SEQUEL

7.05.2006

Mind Games

Do you want to exercise your brain, flex your mental muscle, and stretch your mind? MindGames is full of boggling brainteasers, quizzes, memory games and interactive puzzles; all you need to keep your thinker in mint condition.

7.04.2006

FIREWORKS!




Everything you ever wanted to know about fireworks:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/fireworks/

7.03.2006

Superpower

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

6.30.2006

Coming in August . . . If you liked Twilight . . .

If you've read Twilight by Stephanie Meyer, then click on http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/ to read the first chapter of New Moon, the sequel!

6.29.2006

Something Fun!

JUST FOR FUN!

Meet Deborah LeBlanc

Are you ready? LeBlanc Literacy Challenge 2006 has begun & you have a chance to meet Deborah LeBlanc, author of A House Divided, at the Haverford Township Free Library on July 18 at 7 pm! Deborah has launched LLC 2006 with bigger and better prizes!
The LeBlanc Literacy Challenge will be offering a grand prize of $5,000 along with other great prizes! For 2006, however, she is offering an additional grand prize of $5,000 to the high school with the heighest percentage of student participants! (Note: you do not have to be a high school student to enter). Visit the LLC website www.theleblancchallenge.com/ to find out how you can enter!

How can you get involved? There are many ways you can get involved:
1. Sign up and get started with the quizzes…you could be $5,000 richer this year!
2. This year, we are offering an additional grand prize of $5,000 to the high school with the highest percentage of student participants. Encourage any high school student that you know to take the challenge to work towards winning the prize for their school.
3. Host Deborah to speak at your local high school. If you are interested in having Deborah as a speaker at your local high school, email her at Deborah@deborahleblanc.com with the following information:
o High school name
o High school address
o High school phone number and website (if applicable)
o Principal's name
o Your name and phone number

6.28.2006

Dead Connection

DEAD CONNECTION - A novel by Charlie PriceHe talks to the dead.The dead talk to him.Nikki is the cheerleader missing (presumed murdered) for months. Murray is the loner who talks to the dead residents of the town graveyard—and maybe hears Nikki's voice calling him. Six narrators—including Murray, the cop, the troubled witness, and perpetrator—drive this fast-paced thriller to a dramatic climax.

http://www.deadconnection.com/


DO THE DEAD CRY?The wait of the dead was the loneliest thing Nikki could ever have imagined. Lonelier than thinking her friends were making fun of her. Lonelier than sitting by herself in the gym on a bottom bleacher while others danced. Maybe she could endure the loneliness if she wasn’t so angry—furious really. He took her and hid her and no one would ever know what had happened. No one would find her. And the years would move away like a train abandoning a station. The tracks becoming covered with weeds, disappearing, with no one to stop there again. Do the dead cry? Do they ache in sorrow? Do they weep in helpless frustration? You know they do.

6.27.2006

Superman Returns

Opening tonight - Superman Returns - rated 3 1/2 stars. Not-a bird, not-a-plane, able-to-leap-tall-buildings - this reworking of the legend of Kal-El, the infant sent from his another planet to a farm in Kansas, takes the DC Comics hero into the 21st century!

What do you think? Post your review here!

6.26.2006

Make Cool Stuff w/ Duct Tape

What can you make with duct tape? Well, just about anything - wallets, tote bags, jewelry, even shoes & clothes! Join us on Thursday, June 29 @ 2 pm & find out how to make duct tape “fabric” – we’ll also make wallets.

6.22.2006

Dance Dance Revolution this Saturday

Attention teens and anyone else interested! Come to the Haverford Township Free Library to join in the fun and competition of the new dance craze—DDR—Dance Dance Revolution. The dates are Saturdays, June 24, July 15, August 5 and 26; the time is 1:30pm.

Although the library has two mat setups, Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2 and Dance Dance MAX, feel free to bring your PS2, PS2 DDR mats and PS2 DDR games. There is no fee to learn and compete and beverages will be provided. Assuming there are enough people in the competition, a prize will be awarded to the winner. Even if you do not know how to play, come and learn. It’s lots of fun!

6.21.2006

Calling All Jane Austen Fans!!!

Are you a Jane Austen fan? If you are, then you won't want to miss a chance to meet Paula Cohen, author of Jane Austen in Boca, here at the library on Saturday, June 24 at 2 pm! Her book Jane Austen in Scarsdale or Love, Death, and the SATs is a satirical look at the college admissions frenzy that loosely follows the plot of Austen's Persuasion.

Join us for a reception & a book talk/signing event!

6.20.2006

Summer Soundtrack

What we'll probably be hearing this summer:

"Deja Vu" - Beyonce with Jay-Z

"Ain't No Other Man" - Christina Aguilera

"Mighty 'O'" - Outkast

"Promiscuous" - Nelly Furtado, featuring Timbaland

"Hips Don't Lie" - Shakira, with Wyclef Jean

"Don't Feel Right" - The roots

"World Wide Suicide" - Pearl Jam

"Woman" - Wolfmother

"Change the World" - Joan Jett

"Faith" - Boy Least Likely To

"Beanbag Chair" - Yo La Tengo

"Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken" - Camera Obscura

"Over and Over" - Hot Chip

"Kick, Push" - Lupe Fiasco

"Voice Inside My Head" - Dixie Chicks

"A Little Too Late" - Toby Keith

"Girl" - Paul Wall

"Steady as She Goes" - Raconteurs

"Crazy" - Gnarls Barkley

6.16.2006

Summer Stuff @ the Library

So far we have scheduled:

Teen Knitting Group - Wednesdays from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Interested in stitching but not knitting? Bring whatever handiwork project you are working on and join us.

Generation to Generation: Teens Helping Seniors Learn Computer Skills - Call 610-446-3082 or stop by the Front Desk for an application.

Creature Feature Teen Summer Reading Club - May 22 - August 18. Read books, get prizes.
Dance Dance Revolution - June 24, 1:30 pm

Duct Tape Workshop - June 29, 2:00 pm

Dance Dance Revolution - July 15, 1:30 pm

Duct Tape Workshop - July 20, 2:00 pm

Dance Dance Revolution - August 5, 1:30 pm

Dance Dance Revolution - August 26, 1:30 pm

6.15.2006

sudoku

We've had sudoku puzzles in the Teen Area & in the Yellow Room for quite a while, but FINALLY we had a sudoku tournament with prizes! It was so much fun that we're thinking of having another one. Are you interested?

Stopy by & pick up a brochure with lots of info on sudoku & take a look at these links:

www.freewebs.com/crbaker/sudoku/index.htm

http://dmoz.org/Games/Puzzles/Brain_Teasers/Sudoku

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudoku

www.dailysudoku.co.uk/sudoku/index.shtml

www.sudoku.com/

www.forbeginners.info/sudoku-puzzles/

http://sudoku.heebie.co.uk

6.14.2006

If you're bored . . .

Are you bored? Are you looking for something to do? Look at all the stuff you can do at the library FOR FREE!!

Read a book, magazine, graphic novel, or newspaper

Check out a movie

Get music

Check out a video game

Get books on tape, CD, or for MP3

Surf the Internet, email a friend, create your own webpage

Join the Creature Feature summer reading club

Play a game

Put together a puzzle

Enter prize drawings

Trade Magic the Gathering trading cards

Get books required by schools for summer reading

Learn how to do something new!

6.12.2006

Dare to Read

Almost 50 teens have already registered for our summer reading program, Creature Feature! Registration is open throughout the summer. All you have to do is register, read & fill out a log for every 5 books you read, & then you get to select a prize! You will automatically be entered into a drawing for an iPod nano! You do not have to go to school in Haverford in order to participate. All you have to do is be at least 12 OR going into 6th grade. Homeschoolers are welcome! You can even count the books required by schools for summer reading. By the way, check out Elle Girl magazine’s book club, Dare To Read to find out how to win books!

6.09.2006

New Graphic Novels

65 GRAPHIC NOVELS JUST ADDED TO OUR COLLECTION: volumes of Amazing Spider-Man, Aria, Astro Boy, Batman War Games, Battle Angel Alita, Birds of Prey, Blade of the Immortal, Cardcaptor Sakura, Chobits, Drag N Ball, Drag N Ball Z, hack//Legend of the Twilight, Hawkman, The Incredible Hulk, InuYasha Ani-Manga, Love Hina, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Neon Genesis, Evangelion Oh My Goddess!, Peach Girl, Peach Girl Change of Heart, Rave Master, Sailor Moon, Usagi Yojimbo, Ultimate X-Men. Check to see if we have your favorite!

6.06.2006

DDR Last Saturday

We had a great time last Saturday - prizes were given for winners in 3 categories. The next Dance Dance Revolution programs are scheduled for June 24, July 15, August 5, and August 26, 1:30 - 3:00 pm. Join us!

6.02.2006

Almost 50 new video games!

Playstation, X-box, GameCube video games - we've got them! Including almost 50 new additions to our collection. Check them out for $1 for 2 weeks!

6.01.2006

If . . .

If you were given a $50 gift certificate to spend in any store, where would you choose to redeem it?

5.31.2006

Dance Dance Revolution

This Saturday at 1:30 pm - June 3 - the first of a series of Dance Dance Revolution programs!

5.30.2006

Want to win an iPod?

You could win an iPod! Here's how: Join our Summer Reading Club, read 5 books (any books you like), turn in your reading log, & select a prize from our cabinet. Repeat as often as you like. For every 5 books you read, you get a prize & are automatically entered into the drawing for an iPod!

4.21.2006

Gossip Girl Postponed AGAIN

The Today show segment about Cecily Von Ziegesar's Gossip Girl series of books has been postponed a second time. Don't know why but it will now air on April 28th sometime in the 8:10 AM hour. (Or will it?)

Enter a LOGO design contest!

Teen Tech Week is a brand new celebration aimed at getting teens to use their libraries for the different technologies that are offered there. Teen Tech Week will debut in March 2007, but it needs a logo! Currently there is a contest to determine the logo! Be sure to read the contest guidelines and use the official entry form!

4.18.2006

Interview with Gossip Girl Author

The Today show segment about Cecily Von Ziegesar 's Gossip Girl series of books will now air on April 24th sometime in the 8:00 AM hour.

4.10.2006

Hoot, the movie is coming out May 5

Hoot, the movie based on Carl Hiaasen's book Hoot is coming out on May 5th. You can watch a trailor for it here."Three middle-schoolers take on greedy land developers, corrupt politicians, and clueless cops in the mystery adventure HOOT based on Carl Hiaasen’s Newbery Honor-winning book. Produced by Jimmy Buffett, Frank Marshall (Seabiscuit, Signs) and Walden Media (The Chronicles of Narnia, Holes), HOOT revolves around a Montana boy who moves to Florida and unearths a disturbing threat to a local population of endangered owls. Determined to protect his new environment, the boy and his friends fight to prevent the adults from making a big mistake. Packed with surprising plot twists, quirky characters, and offbeat humor, HOOT is a classic story that's fun for all ages. HOOT is from a screenplay by Wil Shriner and directed by Wil Shriner and stars Luke Wilson, Logan Lerman, Brie Larson, and Cody Linley. The film also features original music from producer Jimmy Buffett."

Win a Phone Call from Sarah Dessen (YA Author)

Win a Phone Call from Teen Author Sarah Dessen
Penguin will be running a “win a phone-call from Sarah Dessen” contest for consumers ages 14-up, from April 6 through July 1. No purchase is necessary; entry forms can be found on in-store displays at bookstores or on Penguin’s Web site.
The winner of the contest will receive a call from Dessen to talk about her books and the writing process, a 2GB iPod Nano, and a signed set of the author’s books.

3.31.2006

Borders Expanding to Outer Space

Borders Out-of-this-World Expansion
Borders Books & Music has joined in a partnership with NASA in an out-of-this-world expansion to set up Borders Express outlets on future space shuttle flights and space stations. Borders has also taken an option on being the exclusive bookseller at future planetary settlements.

1.16.2006

Want to be a book reviewer?

Do you like to read? Have you read anything interesting lately? Let us know & we may publish your book review in the Haverford Township Free Library's publication "Chapters."

1.13.2006

Friday the 13th

Once again we must prepare ourselves for the dreaded Friday the thirteenth! Are you taking any chances on this day of fright and fear? If so, you are clearly not superstitious, nor do you suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia, the pathological fear of Friday 13. However, a lot of people think Friday 13 is an unlucky day, but why?? To answer this, there are two or three questions we must first ask ourselves about the luck of Friday the thirteenth:
Why Friday?
and why the thirteenth?
Most important of all, is it really unlucky?

What do you think?

1.12.2006

Wee Free Men Movie

Sam Raimi, of Spider-Man and Evil Dead fame, plans to shoot The Wee Free Men, an adaptation of Terry Pratchett's wonderful YA novel about a girl who saves her brother from a wicked fairy queen with the help of tiny blue-skinned Scottish warriors.

1.10.2006

Talk to Your Favorite Authors!

Want to know what's happening with some of your favorite authors? YA Authors Cafe hosts regularly scheduled chat sessions where you can discuss latest releases and talk directly to the authors. TONIGHT join host Marlene Perez for a chat with YA urban fantasy authors Holly Black, Cassandra Clair and Justine Larbalestier.

1.06.2006

Sudoku in the Teen Area

Do you like to solve sudoku puzzles? They're fun & addictive! Just fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9. That's all there is to it. There's no math involved. The grid has numbers, but nothing has to add up to anything else. You solve the puzzle with reasoning & logic. TRY some out in the TEEN AREA - currently there are 6 different puzzles with more to follow!

1.05.2006

Knitting

Join us every Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30 pm for knitting. Yarn and needles provided or, if you wish, bring your own!

1.03.2006

Happy New Year!

Welcome, 2006! HMS 7th grade Literary Lunch started a new book today - No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman. Hilarious story about 8th-grade football hero Wallace Wallace who is sentenced to detention atttending rehearsals of the school play, where, in spite of himself, he becomes wrapped up in the production and begins to suggest changes that improve not only the play but his life as well. Has anyone else read this book? What did you think?