Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New Moon Party Reminder

Tomorrow's New Moon Party is from 6-8 pm. They'll be a costume contest (you don't hvae to wear one!) a chess and arm wrestling tournament, and a trivia game. Prizes galore!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Book Review

I just finished reading a good book, and thought I'd share it with you.

The First Escape (The Dopple Ganger Chronicles) by G.P. Taylor

3 stars out of 5

A fun, creative approach that mixes standard text, sometimes creatively designed, with giant dripping letters covering the page to create a particular reaction, combined with comic storytelling, drawn in simple, slick color panels that scream movement, which fits the tone of the book. It's a fun, frantic and slightly spooky tale of two trouble making twin girls and a resourceful boy who live at a home for wayward girls (the boy was left there by his father, and now cleans the building). A woman arrives to adopt only one of the girls...and from there on the action becomes extremely frantic and it's difficult for me to explain it without spoiling too much, so I'll simply say that while the tale is enjoyable, and a good start to a series while still being a good stand alone tale, the experimental style of the medium and the overall pace of the book threw me off a bit, hence the mere 3 star rating. I look forward to seeing improvement in later books though.

Upcoming November Events:

Teen Coffee House
Sponsored By: Starbucks
November 5th
Community Room
Come enjoy coffee, pastries & fun!
We will have an open mic for poetry reading and singing.
Come see the latest books of poetry for teens!

Empower Me 2 Be
November 10th 5:00pm-6:00pm
Community Room
A fun and practical healthy living course equipping teens with new attitudes, skills and knowledge about eating better and moving more-for life.

Young Adult Advisory Council (YAAC)
Introducing Thursday & Saturday Meetings!
In Story Time Room
November 12th 5-5:30 pm
November 14th 11-11:30 am
Share your thoughts and ideas with us on what books, movies, cd’s and fun activities you would like to have happen in the Teen Scene Library for you!

Teen Movie Night
November 12th 6:00pm-8:00pm
Community Room
Join us for ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ rated PG-13
Ages 13-18 only

Anime Club
November 14th 12-2 p.m.
Community Room
Come and join other
Rogers teenage Anime fans!
We’ll be showing episodes of Cowboy Bebop (TV-14)

New Moon Release Party!
November 19th 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Community Room
Get hyped for the release of the New Moon movie in theaters.
Games, Trivia, Costume Contests! Prize Give Aways!
This event is for students ages 13-18, and their guests.

Teen's Get Cookin!
Community Room
November 24th 5-7 pm
Join us to make your own authentic Native American Fry Bread! Learn about the Native American Culture and taste all your hard work! Teens ages 11-18 welcome.

Evan Day
Young Adult Librarian
Rogers Public Library
711 S. Dixieland Rd.
Rogers, AR 72758
479-621-1152 ext. 32