Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Dark Knight

We were closed the last few days but now are back!

As of now, we DO plan to show our Teen Scene Movie: The Dark Knight. The event is for ages 13-18. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and some menace. The movie will start at approximately 6 p.m., and lasts a little over two and a half hours. We will then close the library at 9:00. Keep that in mind!! Roads may become icy as night falls tonight, so plan accordingly.

In the chance we have to close the library early, I’ll be sure to send out an email before I run home. But if you have questions, please call the library (479-621-1152).

Also, a word on conduct at teen events. The library is a public institution, and while we want to have fun, we have to respect others and display certain standards of conduct. Foul and offensive language and harassing any one on library property, including outside, will not be tolerated.


Monday, January 19, 2009

Book Group

If you haven't signed up for the Teen Rogers Book Group, you still can. Just click here! We meet for the first time on February 3rd at 4:30 in the Community Room, and we'll be talking about Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

Hunger Games is about a girl in a future world who takes her sister's place in the annual "Hunger Games," where teenagers either win...or die. It's picked up some publicity since Stephenie Meyer promoted it on her website:

"People often ask me for reading suggestions, and I'm always happy to share because books are exciting things to me. My latest excitement is this: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I was so obsessed with this book I had to take it with me out to dinner and hide it under the edge of the table so I wouldn't have to stop reading. The story kept me up for several nights in a row, because even after I was finished, I just lay in bed wide awake thinking about it. I've been recommending it to total strangers in Target. And now to everyone who reads my website. The Hunger Games is amazing." -Meyer

If you're one of the first ten to sign up, you can get your very own copy at the library! Just come by and ask me at the YA desk, or someone at Reference about signing up! Attendance and supplies are limited, so don't hesitate! And get reading!

As for what's happening this week: We've got another game night this Thursday at 6, plus another anime club meeting this Saturday at noon. And coming up in February, we have another glass etching workshop, this time with a Valentine's Day theme. Sign up for that here.

That's all for now!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

New Materials

First off, there's still spots available for our ducktape workshop! Click the link to sign up online!

We have some new books and materials to check out!
After escaping a death sentence in the summer of 1775, Octavian and his tutor find shelter but no safe harbor in British-occupied Boston and, persuaded by Lord Dunmore's proclamation offering freedom to slaves who join his counterrevolutionary Royal Ethiopian Regiment, Octavian and his friends soon find themselves engaged in naval raids on the Virginia coastline as the Revolutionary War breaks out in full force.
This is the sequel to the award winning book by M.T. Anderson.

Iron Man: Demon in a Bottle written by David Michelinie & Bob Layton, penciled by John Romita Jr
Iron Man faces his most untouchable foe in criminal industrialist Justin Hammer and his literal army of super-villains! But can the Armored Avenger overcome an even more implacable personal demon, invulnerable to technology or wealth?

The ground breaking series where Iron Man fights not only super villains, but his personal addictions as well.

Usagi Yojimbo: The Mother of the Mountains, written and illustrated by Stan Saki.
When plague strikes a border town in the mountains of the Geishu Province, Lord Noriyuki sends his loyal bodyguard Tomoe to investigate. Once there, she and her retinue discover a truth far more terrible. Only the rabbit ronin Usagi might extricate his friend from her perilous predicament - except that he's landed in the same one himself!

This epic samurai series, told in comic form with animal characters, is a personal favorite of mine.

There's really too many books for me to cover here, not only that, but we have a number of new music CDs as well. So check us out!