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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



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!


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.


Are you happy?

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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?

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.

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.

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.


Too Cute: An Overload of Cute

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.


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!


Simplicity Day

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

More quotes may be found at:


Do you have a favorite Thoreau quote?


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

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


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)


New Virtual Hangout

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


Fav Depp Movie?

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


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.



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