What a Wired World!

What are you doing sitting at home reading this on your old slow computer?!? You should stop on in and check out our new Teen Computers! We have six new computers with all the amenities of home including new Microsoft Office 2007! Check us out during the hour of the Yellow Room! Hear some good music, check out some cool materials, and hop on the new computer.


Trekkies Rejoice!!!

Captains Log 25.3: It seems as though we have come into the Teen Area. We have gone in search of a good book to read for the long space trips. We had found plenty of great story's here before and hope to discover more. After looking around, we came across a new display. It was a Star Trek Theme Display! We could not believe our eyes! We sent a Transmission to all people inviting everyone to come check out the display! Get here quick because the books are flying off the shelves at Warp Speed!


Golden Compass Trailer!!

With all the excitment about all sort of fun books coming to the big screen, we are proud to show you the trailer for the movie The Golden Compass! Enjoy!

Books on the Big Screen!

Lights! Camera! Reading! Yes that's right, many of your favorite books have made their big screen move recently and many more are to come! Stop by the Teen Area and check out some of the books that have made smash hit movies! Let us know, comment on what your favorite book to movie has been! Who knows what you will find in the Teen Area?!?


What is your daemon?

Curious about what your daemon would be? Take a test on the movie's official website. Very cool! (You can even send the results to your friends to see if they agree!) Fantastic fun site!


Buy Nothing Day

What it is
A 24 hour moratorium on consumer spending - participate by not participating.

North America: 23rd November, 2007 International: 24th November, 2007.

This November 23rd, environmentalists, social activists and concerned citizens in as many as 65 countries will hit the streets for a 24-hour consumer fast in celebration of the 15th annual Buy Nothing Day, a global cultural phenomenon that originated in Vancouver, Canada.



Have you been having the strange urge to have hand-to-hand combat? Have you been jumping to fight for fun? Have you been breaking barrels and boxes hoping that an item out come out? Well then look no further because on November 17th, we will been having a Super Smash Bros. Melee Tournament!!! It will take place from 1pm to 4pm in the Yellow Room. It is appreciated if you bring your Gamecube, Copy of Super Smash Bros. Melee Game, extra controllers, memory card, and if possible (and very helpful) to bring a TV. However, it is mandatory that you bring a Gamecube controller for yourself. This is open to anyone 12 year of age or older or in grades 6 and up. This is a Teen program so anyone not meeting those requirements is not able to play*.

So as they say...let the games begin!


Jessica Darling the Chronicles

The Series including:
Sloppy First
Second Helpings
Charmed Thirds
Fourth Comings
It's the story of Jessica Darling, she attends the high school that created the steroetype for a high school. Her life from Sophomore year to the year after college. Then her world is turned upside down when her best friend, Hope moves to Tennessee when her brother dies of a heroine overdose. To keep her friend close they use the TOTALLY GUILT-FREE GUIDELINES TO KEEPING IN TOUCH. email, phone, aim you know the deal. Making throught the school day is unbareable having to sit with the clueless crew at lunch to keep from being alone. Because being alone is like giving up, right? Then dealing with new and old friends she still manages to always be constant, at least in her writing, they are always blunt and marked with cinical witty and heart. A book well worth the read, no matter if you are in high school or college.
by: megan mccafferty


This is Halloween....

We hope you had a happy Halloween, cause we sure did! Here at the Library, got our spook on during the anime clubs Halloween party and it really got scary at the anime clubs first annual Hollowcon! Here are some awesome picture, but beware! some of these costumes may make you think your really in a graphic novel they're so real!
have fun!!!

What are you Thankful for?

What is important to you? What do you really care about? Who or what has really made a difference in your life this year? Come in to the Teen Area and celebrate giving with us, because we're giving you the chance to let everyone know what you're thankful for. Stop in and write what someone has done for you or what you're really thankful for. You can find the forms in the Teen Area from November 12th to November 17th. Turn in the filled out sheet at the front desk or with the Teen Librarian and we will post them in the Teen Area and Yellow Room.

Thank you ;)


Hollowcon Permission Form.

-Please Print out this form and bring it in signed on Saturday, November 3rd-

Dear Parents of Anime Club Members,

This Saturday, November 3rd, the anime club will be having their first annual Hollocon. This form is to let you be aware of the Movie that is going to be shown at this event. The Movie that was selected by the Club was Kinji Fukasaku's Battle Royale. We would just like to have your consent as this movie does contain the following: Frightening/Intense Scenes , Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, Profanity, Violence & Gore , and Sex & Nudity. This film is considered a masterpiece and a "must see" classic in both American and Japanese culture, especially in anime and manga groups. If you do give your permission for your child to view this film, please sign their name and your name in the appropriate spots below.

Thank you for your time,
Sarah Fickling - Anime Club Vice President
Hilary G. - Anime Club President
& The Haverford Township Free Library

-Please Print out this form and bring it in signed on Saturday, November 3rd-
I do give my child permission to view this film:
X_____________________________ X____________________________
Parents/Guardian's Signature Club Member's Signature


Tuesday Game Day!!!!

Have you been bummed out that we only have one Game Day a month? Well then this will definitely cheer you up! Starting next Tuesday November 6th, and every following Tuesday, HTFL will be having Game Day! That's right all you gamers and gamerettes, we will be playing Wii games, PS2 Games and Game Cube games. These will include Guitar Hero (PS2), Wii Sport, Super Smash Bros. Melee (GC), Dance Dance Revolution (PS2), and many more. Feel free to bring your own controllers and games. Everyone grades 6th and up or 12 and older are welcome. This will take place ever Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30 after school. So.... is your head in the game?



Breaking News.... In case you didn't know the Haverford Township Free Library has been having cartooning workshops. However, even though the workshop has already started, there are still open slots to join up. It happens every Monday from 4:30 to 6:00 in the Board Room, come if interested.

If you are already attending the workshop, we would like to inform you that the class on November 5th will be postponed.

The remaining sessions are as follows:

October 29th

November 12th

November 19th

November 26th

These are open to anybody interested age 12 and up or grade 6 and higher. Regular participation till the workshop ends is requested. This workshop is free and all supplies will be provided.

Haverford Township Day Pictures!!!!

They're finally ready... the pictures from Haverford Township Day!!!! Below are some pictures of the Teen Cafe and from the Anime Club in the Parade... See more pictures at http://community.webshots.com/user/havlib?vhost=communityvlib?vhost=community



Anime Club Bake Sale



"Reading a book isn't the same thing as experiencing a book. You know what we mean. There's a reason why we readergirlz are known to shove books at our best friends: books that have rocked our world, books that have revealed our souls, books that are gifts of the heart.
So here's our official readergirlz Manifesta: what we stand for, what we believe, what we promise YOU:
* Readergirlz is about having serious fun while talking about books with the author and your friends!
* Readergirlz is about getting the inside scoop about why the novel was written, the tears and joys and real-world angst that the author has lived and layered into her story.
* Readergirlz is about reading great books to get to know yourself, your friends, and yes, even your mother, better.
* Readergirlz is about celebrating strong girls in books who've got the guts to dream.
* Readergirlz is about reaching out to others based on what you've read.
* And most of all, readergirlz is about inspiring girls to make history of their own!"


Teen Read Week

Guess what?!?! From Oct. 15 to Oct. 19th we're celebrating Teen Read Week! How cool is this.. all week long stop into the Teen Area and pick up a cool Teen read Week bookmark, or pick up a book review sheet. Fill the review sheet out with what you think about any book , tell us what books you think are hot and what books are not. At the end of the week the reviews will be hung around the Teen Area to let others know what to read next.


Talk to your Librarian Week!!!

Have you ever wondered about who makes the Yellow Room and the Teen Area so groovy?!? Well then take a minute and talk to The Teen Librarian!!! All the cool teen contests and activies that you participate in here at the library are organized by her. Come in to find her and see what else is going down in the library. All this week from Monday Oct. 15th to Friday Oct. 19th.


Literary Lunch !!!!

Literary Lunches Now Offered at Haverford High School!
Have you heard about literary lunches? The high school version begins on Wednesday, October 17 at Haverford High School in the area under the library stairs. Literary Lunches will be held for 9 th, 10th, 11th, 12th grade students every Wednesday for Lunches A, B, and C. Join us!


Teen Cafe

Haverford Township Day is this weekend! Hope you're all ready for the festivities, cause we sure are. However, if you feel like you just want a place to come and relax during Haverford Township Day or you would like to come and enjoy some refreshments and movie, teens, you're in luck! The Haverford Township Free Library is having their annual Teen Cafe again on Haverford Township Day! We will be watching a movie or two and refreshments will be available. It costs nothing and anybody 6th grade and up or 12 years old or older is welcome. This program is from 1:00pm to 3:00pm in the Yellow Room. Hope to see you there!!


Banned Books Quiz

This week from September 29th to October 6th, HTFL is celebrating your right to read by observing Banned Books Week! To celebrate this right we have put together a little quiz (that you can pick up here at HTFL) on how much you really know about banned books and here are the answers to that quiz:


To pick up this quiz and other fun banned books actives or get more info on Banned Books, stop in to HTFL all this week!


Enter the Strange Lands Correspondent Contest!

The Strange Lands Newsletter goes head to head with your favorite science fiction and fantasy authors! If you have what it takes to be a Strange Lands Correspondent you could win an exclusive interview with Amelia Atwater-Rhodes—author of the The Kiesha'ra series—and a trip to interview her at the New York City Comic-Con Convention in 2008!
Send in 10 questions that you would ask Amelia and explain in 200 words or less why you should be the first Strange Lands Correspondent! What you’ll win:A trip to New York City and a free pass to the Comic-Con Convention• Lunch with Amelia Atwater-Rhodes• A podcast of your interview published on Amelia’s web site at http://www.randomhouse.com/features/atwaterrhodes/index.html and in the Strange Lands Newsletter


Tune up your Cartooning

Do you like to doodle? Would you like to turn those scribbles into awesome cartoons; or just improve your skills? Well then by-golly you're in luck. The HTFL is running a Teen Cartooning Workshop. Starting on Monday, October 15th and every following monday at 4:30 till 6:00pm, these fun filled work shops will take place and will continue for six weeks. Participants must be 6th grade and up or 12 and older. Hope we've "drawn you in". : )


Super Smash Bros. Melee

Are you ready for a smashing good time?!? Well you're in luck because on September 29th from 1pm to 4pm, we're having another Super Smash Bros. Melee Tournament. Come and play and have a good time. Prizes will be awarded to the winner. You must bring a Nintendo Gamecube controller. Also , as always, we ask you to bring if possible a small television so participants are not waiting for others to finish to play. Other things that would be appreciated would be Gamecubes, extra controllers, Super Smash Bros. Melee games and memory cards. This event will be held in the Yellow Room.



The Anime Club

The first meeting of the Haverford Township Free Library's Anime Club was action packed this past Monday. Many exciting events and trips were planned for the coming months. The first event will be the club gracing all of Haverford Township by joining the HTFL by marching in the Haveford Township Day Parade in full Cos-Play Costume on Oct. 6. Also the possibility of taking trips to an upcoming anime convention, ZenKaiKon on Oct. 13, was also discussed.

To learn more about the club or to join; meetings are held every Monday and Wednesday at 3:30 in the HTFL's Board Room on the second floor. Meetings are open to all teens and anybody 6th grade and up.


How to Ruin My Teenage Life

While most 17-year-olds are a little unreasonable with there demands Amy Nelson-Barak:
-rid self of self-absorbed boy next door
-try to wrap head around mom and step-dad Marc "with a c" reproducing
-get dad a girlfriend
-get Avi {personal man servan/lover boy} out of Israel Army to be with her all hours of the day
-control Mutt in dog park {canines beware if youo get to close you may be humped to death}
-Regular sag-proof boobs
not so bad right?
read this for this flipping sweet review
love it for it's wit and mushy romantical interactions

The Breakup Bible

Title: The Breakup Bible
Author: Melissa Kantor
So what does one with a broken heart that could bleed for an ocean? Jessica Lewis knows exactly this feeling. Max, the so-called love of her life say they should "Just be Friends". Yeah it's true this wonderful editor-in-chief of the newspaper, dumped her. But friends and family pointing her love life in different directions one girl could get a tad confused. Then Grandmom gives her The Breakup Bible to help this mismatched teenager get her act back together. To find out what get her through the long hall with out her lover boy, you'll have to read this chick-lit.


Summer Reading Winners!

eCongratulations to our summer reading winners:
Shane Miller - Wii
Maria Aghazarian - Ipod Shuffle
Katie Shao - MP3 player
Brendan Spillane - MP3 player
Grace Kang - MP3 player
Sarah Fickling - Avon gift basket
Jack Meehon - Eragon DVD
Bob Barcoski - disposable camera
Meghan Rafter - radio/cd player
Zoe Graham - cd player


Cover Design Contest

Do you have what it takes to draw, paint or design a picture that really brings your favourite story to life?Piczo has partnered with top publisher Penguin and six of the coolest bands and musicians to let you do just that. This is your chance to design a cover for such classics as Alice in Wonderland, Dracula, Animal Farm, and others.Penguin asked a whole lot of famous musicians what their favourite books are, and then set them to work designing covers for each of their faves.



Eclipse - Finally! I couldn't put it down, but I never wanted it to end. This is Book 3 of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series.

Fast-moving, engaging story romance in which Bella has to make some difficult choices.


Enter Three Witches

Enter Three Witches by Caroline B. Cooney is a novelized version of Shakespeare’s MacBeth. It is narrated from the point of view of Lady Mary whose future is changed when her father is hanged for treachery and she becomes a maid in the household of the ruthless Lord and Lady Macbeth. Enjoyable reading.


You Never Know What You Can Make with . . .

You Never Know What You Can Make With Junk Mail
Join us on August 14 at 3 pm & find out!


Harry Potter Film Fest

Join us on Friday June 20 for a Harry Potter film fest! Starting at 1 pm we will be continuously showing Harry Potter movies. After midnight, those who preordered their copies of the NEW Harry Potter book may pick them up!

Game Night Moved Inside

Due to the poor weather forecasts for this evening FAMILY GAME NIGHT will now be held inside on the second floor of HTFL.Join us from 5:30-8pm for board games, roulette, face painting, food, the Give and Take Jugglers and more!


The Secret Twin

The Secret Twin by Denise Gosliner Orenstein and Dan McCarthy (illustrator) is a beautifully-written, spell-binding story narrated from the perspectives of 13-year-old Noah, and Grace, the health-care worker who is taking care of him. Noah, the sole survivor of the surgery separating him and his conjoined-at-the-heart twin brother, lives with his self-absorbed grandmother and the secret guilt of surviving his brother. Grace comes to take care of him when his grandmother goes into the hospital for more plastic surgery. Their stories unfold as they reveal their secret losses to each other. Intense characterizations and extraordinary writing make this book memorable with great potential for discussion.


International Faerie Convention

The International Faerie Convention OCTOBER 12-14TH, 2007 at the PENNSYLVANIA CONVENTION CENTER. The world's largest gathering of Faerie artists, crafters, musicians and authors featuring:

  • Faerie Masquerade Balls featuring world renowned musical artists and magical faerie lightshows

  • Vendors room with exceptional handmade items by internationally recognized craftspeople

  • Illuminating panels and presentations by featured guests

  • The premiere faerie artists and authors in the world

  • Small group gatherings with guest artists

  • Enchanting storytellers and walk around performers

  • Faerie fashion and art shows

  • Midnight faerie movies

  • And much more!

  • With Guests of honor:Brian & Wendy Froud and featured artists and authors:

  1. Linda Bergkvist

  2. Ari Berk

  3. Holly Black

  4. Amy Brown

  5. J Corsentino

  6. Kinuko Craft

  7. Jessica Galbreth

  8. Caitlin Matthews

  9. John Matthews

  10. Ted Nasmith

  11. Nene Thomas

  12. Charles Vess

Visit http://www.faeriecon.com/ for details.

Contact: Emilio Miller-LopezEmail: info@faeriecon.com


Harry Potter Video Book Club

Borders has launched its Harry Potter video book club on its Web site. Created with theleaky-cauldron.org, the club is moderated by the Leaky- Cauldron's "Pottercast" hosts Melissa Anelli, John Noe and Sue Upton and was filmed with Harry Potter fans who attended the Phoenix Rising Conference in New Orleans, La., in May. Fans of all ages participated in the book club discussion of topics ranging from "Dumbledore's Monumental Mistakes" to "Time Travel and Horcruxes" to "Harry versus Voldemort."


School will be out soon . . .

what are your plans for summer? We've got lots of stuff going on here: super smash bros, dance dance revolution, guitar hero, and a new wii to play with (in addition to the one YOU could WIN!)! There's also MORE: check out the programs we have scheduled.


YNK What You Can Make with Duct Tape


Super Smash Brothers Melee Tournament

Super Smash Brothers Melee Tournament

Saturday, June 9

1:00 – 4:00 pm

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, and super smash brothers melee games and memory card, and if possible, a small TV. There is no fee and beverages will be provided. Prizes will be awarded.

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown, PA 19083610-446-3082


Pirates of the Caribbean 3

Opening May 25:
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Will it be as good as the other two? What do you think?


Channel One Network

Take a look at this great site:
Channel One Network is the pre-eminent news and public affairs content provider to teens. The site features debates and discussion among teens as well as games, fun, and lots of info for student life.


Spider Man 3

Spider Man 3 opens in theaters on May 4. Who's your favorite character?

Cantarella Poison Poetry Contest

"Tell the world how you feel when you look into his eyes . . .
. . . and you could win an original drawing of your favorite character by creator You Higuri."
All submissions must be received by June 15, 2007. Stop by the Haverford Township Free Library for an entry form or download one from:

Congratulations to Jared Cartwright!

Congratulations to Haverford High School senior Jared Cartwright who earned the rare opportunity to be part of the MENC All-Eastern Honors Band by his high placement over the last year in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association's District, Regional, and all-State ensemblies!


Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

Great book! Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson is an insightful and powerful novel from the perspective of an American male suburban teenager. After a summer of laboring outdoors to pay for graffiti he sprayed on the school, Tyler Miller is transformed from a "socially invisible nerd" to a senior with a muscular physique. What happens when he attracts his secret crush who also is his father's boss's daughter and his biggest enemy's sister? Lots!


Honey, Baby, Sweetheart

Flirtly words, No? Well Ruby McQueen thinks so when she falls for Travis Becker the thrill seeking, rich, bad boy who's new in town. She always see the error in her romantical ways, but is always drawn back in. She is taken to the a book club full of dymanic characters and crazy storys by her mom. They teach her life lessons she'll remember long after she forgets Travis Becker. And also how to through a wedding. Surprises and Timeless memories galore come and go through Ruby's life, that will make you laugh and sometimes cry. But to know when you'll cry you'd have to read it. Which you probably will, Am I right? I'm right don't deny it, you know you want to.
_Casserole Queen Honorary Junior Member
4.9 Stars


Harry-est Town in America?

How Harry is your town? You can find the answer in statistics tracked by Amazon.com. The "Harry-est Town in America" will be recognized as the city or town (with a population of more than 5000, based on U.S.-census data) that has pre-ordered the most copies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows from Amazon.

The winner will be announced soon after the witching hour of 11:59 PM (PDT) on July 15, 2007. As grand prize, Amazon.com will donate a $5000 Amazon.com gift certificate to a charitable organization of its choice that provides services in the Harry-est Town.

Rankings of the top 100 Harry-est Towns in America will be updated weekly on Amazon.com. Here is the list of this week's Top 10:

1. Falls Church, Va.
2. Fairfax, Va.
3. Gig Harbor, Wash.
4. Vienna, Va.
5. Katy, Tex.
6. Media, Pa.
7. Issaquah, Wash.
8. Doylestown, Pa.
9. Pembroke Pines, Fla.
10. Snohomish, Wash.


Uglies, Pretties, Specials, and some very dissapointed readers.

The Uglies Trilogy by Scott Westerfeld was an amazing read in the beginning. Uglies was catchy and intriguing, Pretties was tragic and addictive, but Specials was a big dissapointment to me. As the series went on, it seemed like the age group of readers Scott Westerfeld was writing for was getting lower and lower, the plot seemed unfinished, and Special Tally was completely diffrent than the Tally we had come to know and love (although her decisions sometimes make us want to put down the book then and there.) Don't get me wrong, it was a good book, but fell short of Uglies and Pretties by a long shot.

Cool Kites

TEENS - Kids and teens are invited to come together for a few high flying stories and a kite making craft on:

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

4:00 - 5:00 pm

If you're interested, please call Deborah at 610-446-3082 ext. 207 or email havteen@comcast.net.


When It Happens By: Susane Colasanti

Senior Year there is too directions you can go: Stress about getting into Ivy League or Slack like you aren't going to be working at McDonalds 1 Week after you graduate and realize you lame exsitance isn't relavant.
Sara is Stressing to and extend where a blow torch to a calc book is a considerable opition. She's been waiting and waiting for Dave to call. All Summer. He's Beach Blonde and a jock what isn't great about that?
Tobey had or should I say has and forever will have a huge crush on Sara. But his slacking ways might shine thought and bite all chances with Sara in the ass. There is a good chance his charm wit and big blue eyes might save him. But what about Dave? Dave can't give Sara all the things Tobey can, right?

In this Binding, Eyes-Super-Glued to the Page romantic teen novel is fantastic and clever as it's dynamic characters. And if you happen to read this and I happen to see you I'll know you read this because your eyes will be carrying heavy luggage and blood-shot from reading this.
-Literary Lunch Attendiee
4.5 Stars

The True Meaning of Cleavage By: Mariah Fredericks

Though the title may throw you for a spin, this inspiring story of one confused freshmen is witty and creative. Jess is Sari's best friend for life. Plain and Simple. Or so Jess thought. But when Sari falls for the smokin' senior David Cole things go in a different direction. Which happens to be the way David is walking or some person he may have asked for a pencil in the 1st grade. Jess is caught in the middle. Sari used to talk about things other than David but now it's her every thought. As far as Jess can see David maybe out of even Sari's reach. Or is he? Maybe we could ask his girlfriend, she must know right?
-Reviewed by Kelly #1 Literary Lunch Chick
4 stars


More Than Murphy

Murphy doesn't have a monopoly on laws: take a look at these from Blackstump:

Lab Workers Law: "When you do not know what you are doing, do it neatly."

Green's Law: "Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about."

Law of TV Programming: "If there are only two shows worth watching they will be on at the same time."

Modern Science Laws:
  • " If it's green or wriggles, it's biology."
  • "If it stinks, it's chemistry."
  • "If it doesn't work, it's physics."

First Rule of Acting: "Whatever happens, look as if you intended it to happen."

Second Law of Applied Terror: "The more studying you did for the exam,the less sure you are as to which answer they want."

First Law of Applied Terror: "When reviewing your notes before an exam,the most important ones will be illegible."

Finagle's 8th Rule: "Teamwork is essential - it allows you to blame someone else."


It Started With Incantation

It started with Incantation, a book by Alice Hoffman that has been receiving stellar reviews. After that I was hooked.

“I thought I knew the world.
I thought I knew myself.
I thought I knew my dearest friend.
But I knew nothing at all.”

Incantation is a beautifully written, moving story that takes place during the Spanish Inquisition. It’s about love and hate, loyalty and betrayal, and a 16-year-old girl who has been brought up to believe she is Catholic and her discovery that her family is hiding their true Jewish identity.

I had to read more of Alice Hoffman’s books!

Next, I read The Foretelling, an intense, complicated fantasy coming-of-age story about a teen is destined to become queen of the Amazons. While she becomes an expert horsewoman and warrior, she is drawn to mercy and peace.

Aquamarine was next, but read more like a short story than a novel. It’s a sweet coming-of-age novelette for younger readers.

Then I read Green Angel, which I thought was more along the style of Incantation and The Foretelling. When 15-year-old Green’s parents and sister fail to return from the city after an apocalyptic catastrophe, she renames herself Ash as she fends for herself.

Incantation, The Foretelling, and Green Angel are totally different and unrelated stories, but they illustrate Alice Hoffman’s style of lovely, poetic writing encompassing beautiful prose, print and pages.

Alice Hoffman’s Official Page


13 Little Blue Envelopes

13 LIttle Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson - This is a great book! It's about a 17-year-old girl who receives a packet of 13 little blue envelopes from her favorite "runaway" aunt. Following the clues in the envelopes, she leaves her home in New Jersey and makes her way to London where she begins her travels crisscrossing Europe. Well-written and full of surprises, it's a book you don't really want to end. I'm looking forward to Ms. Johnson's next book!


Free Starbucks Coffee Today

Starbucks Coffee Break
March 15
10 am - noon

a free 12 0z cup of premium drip coffee!


Anime Club Meets Twice a Week!

Our anime club meets on MONDAYS and WEDNESDAYS at 3 pm! Join us! For ages 12 and up or 6th grade and up.


The Boyfriend List

At the suggestion of Kelly (Literary Lunch) I finally got around to reading The Boyfriend List and the sequel, The Boy Book: A Study of Habits and Behaviors, Plus Techniques for Taming Them by by E. Lockhart . Both books were great fun to read and fifteen-year-old Ruby "Roo" Oliver sounds like a real person, with normal crazy, mixed-up feelings. In The Boyfriend List she’s having a tough year due to a series of social debacles, in which she loses her best friends, her boyfriend, and her reputation. Now a “leper,” Ruby starts having panic attacks and ends up with a shrink, Dr. Z, who asks her to make a complete list of the boys with whom she's ever had any thoughts about, crushes, kisses, a relationship or anything. Along her journey of self-discovery, Ruby begins to notice patterns in her life. The sequel is as humorous and witty as the first book as Ruby, who is as likeable as ever, continues to narrate the events in her life. Now in her junior year Ruby adjusts to life after losing her boyfriend and friends. She continues therapy with Dr. Z., gains control over her panic attacks, and eventually makes new friends while reconnecting with some of her old ones.


Anime Club Meeting Change

Some news: Our anime club meetings are now on WEDNESDAYS instead of Mondays. Yesterday Zach gave a GREAT presentation on how to build your own computer. Thanks, Zach!


Build your own computer!

This is TEEN TECH week and yesterday we made IPOD cases out of duct tape. Today at 5, we are going to learn how to build our own COMPUTERS! All are welcome!


Your Ticket to Faraway Places

Your Ticket to Faraway Places: Check out some of our new books from the Outstanding International Booklist:
Clay by David Almond. An altar boy meets a slightly older sculptor who believes he can bring his figures to life. U.K.
Something Remains by Inge Barth-Gruzinger. Life changes drastically for the Jewish community in a small German town as the Nazi Party gains strength. Germany.
The Killer’s Tears by Anne-Laure Bondoux. Murderer of young boy’s parents in remote Chile continues to live with the boy in what becomes a “father-son” relationship. France.
Markus and Diana by Klaus Hagerup. Precocious 6th-grader writes fan letters to a celebrity while posing as a millionaire playboy.
Surrender by Sonya Harnett. Psychological thriller focuses on a 20-year old who is dying. Australia.
By the River by Steven Herrick. Perspectives of life in a small town in Australia in 1962 are presented in the form of prose poems. Australia.
Over a Thousand Hills I Walk With You by Hanna Jansen. Memories of 8-year- old from Rwanda whose family was massacred by Hutu neighbors. Germany.
Dogboy by Victor Kelleher. Boy raised by a dog and shunned by people lives in two worlds as he tries to discover who he really is. Australia.
The Book of Everything by Guus Kuijer. Family of deeply religious but demanding and abusive father slowly begin to heal. The Netherlands.
A Little Piece of Ground by Elizabeth Laird & Sonia Nimr. Life in Israeli-occupied Ramallah from the perspective of a 12-year-old. U.K.
White Time by Margo Lanagan. Surreal short stories that explore other worlds, dimensions, and states of being. Australia.
Kampung Boy by Lat. Graphic novel about a free-spirited boy in a remote Malaysian village. Malaysia.
Web of Lies by Beverly Naidoo. Nigerian political refugees make their way in urban London. U.K.
Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett. Highly humorous adventure fantasy in which 13-year-old witch-in-training unwittingly dances with Winter. U.K.
The Foreshadowing by Marcus Sedgwick. Seventeen-year-old foresees the deaths of her two brothers during World War I. U.K.The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Ordinary girl in Germany during World War II helps a Jewish man hide in her cellar and learns to read and love words. Australia.