Jane Austen Book Club

Jane Austen Book Club

Fans of Jane Austen*s work are welcome to attend a Book Club to discuss her classic novels.
First meeting will be a

Discussion of "Emma"

Thursday, July 10th
at 1:00 pm

All Ages are invited to attend.


YOU In A Likely Story!

Have you ever wanted to be a fictionalized character in a story? How about one created by YOU? Random House is giving you the opportunity to be a fictional character in a future published book in the David Van Etten's Likely Story series! How neat is that? After you've had a chance to read a scene from Likely Story you can be well on your way to writing the ending of an episode and landing yourself a spot in one of the Likely Story series! Check out the contest to read complete details and rules.
Are you ready to be in a Likely Story?


Henna Tattoo Workshop Postponed

The Henna Tattoo workshop on June 21st, at 1pm will be postponed until further notice. Sorry about this inconvenience. For more information contact the library. However, we do want you all to keep stopping in all through the summer because will will continue to try and provide wonderful programs.

For example: On Mondays from 12:30 to 2:00 -Anime Club will meet
Tuesdays at 2:00 -video gaming in the Rotary Room

And these are just the tip of the iceberg. Stop in the Teen Area for more awesome programs.
We hope you all are having a great summer, and we hope to see you soon. Stay cool.

Live Chat with Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson will be chatting live on the MySpace readergirlz forum this Thursday, June19th.

The chat will start at 6 PM PST/9 PM EST and last for about an hour. Here are a few things you may not have known about found out about Laurie:

On your nightstand: Flashlight, notebook, pen (all for middle of the night ideas) and my inhaler.

Favorite drink while you write: Tea or coffee

Pet: Kezzie (my German Shepherd)

Place to write: The loft of our house

Inspiration: My readers

Dream book tour: One that includes Paris, Edinburgh, and Tokyo

Author-buddies: Sarah Dessen, Chris Crutcher, Holly Black

Cure for writer's block: Run 5 miles

Favorite outfit: Jeans and hoodie sweatshirt, sneakers

Long-hand or laptop? Laptop

Stilettos or Uggs? Uggs!!!

Author idol: Francesca Lia Block

Next up: Chains (Fall 2008), Wintergirls (Spring 2009)

Jane Austen Book Map

While librarians are currently creating book maps for the Twilight series, take a look at this great book map for Jane Austen:


Congratulations to Laurie Halse Anderson!

The ALAN Award Committee has voted to honor
Laurie Halse Anderson
with the 2008 ALAN Award. Anderson, author of several YA novels including Speak, Twisted, and the up-coming Chains, is a tireless advocate for teens and their books. Her novels have been a National Book Award Finalist, a Michael L. Printz Honor book, a New York Times bestseller, and an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults. The ALAN award honors those who have made outstanding contributions to the field of adolescent literature.


Book Trailer Contest

Laurie Halse Anderson is sponsoring a book trailer contest for teen readers. It is aimed at members of summer reading groups based in libraries, but is open to anyone under age 21. Participants can enter a trailer for SPEAK or TWISTED from now until August 31st, 2008. First prize is an 8GB iPod Touch. The library of the winner will receive five signed copies of my book.All of the details are spelled out in today's blog post: http://halseanderson.livejournal.com/194036.html.


Schools Out! (almost)

Just one more day for many of you, and some of you have already finished and even graduated! Congratulations to the grads! Hope to see all of you this summer.


Come Party Online with Your Favorite Authors!

Read My Lips
By Teri Brown
In celebration of her debut novel Read My Lips, Teri Brown is holding a week-long Simon Pulse Launch Gala on her blog, Teri Brown Writes, and her MySpace page. Some of your favorite Pulse authors will be kicking it at Teri’s release party, including:
Lisa McMann (Wake)
Kate Brian (Private)
Robin Wasserman (Hacking Harvard)
Elizabeth Scott (Perfect You)
Lisa Schroeder (I Heart You, You Haunt Me)
Kristen Tracy (Crimes of the Sarahs)
Melissa de la Cruz (The Ashleys)
Niki Burnham (Goddess Games)
Lisa Barham (Project Paris)
Lauren Baratz-Logsted (Secrets of My Suburban Life) These authors will be posting as well as giving away copies of some of their books! So join Teri and the rest of her guests from June 9th to June 13th for surprises, giveaways, and a rocking good time!Click here to visit Teri Brown's blog Click here to visit Teri Brown’s MySpace page Click here for more information on Read My Lips


This Isn't your Grandpa's Summer Reading Club!

So, what is the number one question on every bodies mind? Is it, how many days are left of school? No. Is it, what day does summer officially start? Nope. The question is , HOW DO I JOIN TEEN SUMMER READING?!? Well for those of you in the know, you know you would have to come visit the Teen Area in the library. Once you were here all you would have to do is fill out a registration slip. After that, just write down every five books, magazines, and graphic novels you read and turn them in, and BAM! you get a prize. And that's it clean and simple. Oh and stop in fast cause as with metamorphosis, the prizes are changing quite fast!


Story Strands & Literary Lunches

While Literary Lunches at the middle school will continue throughout next week as we race to finish the 2nd book in the Ranger's Apprentice series and Sherlock Holmes stories, alas, the last high school Story Strand of this school year will be Wednesday, June 4. Join us for plans for continuing throughout the summer (for those who are interested) and what's new for next year.