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Archive for December, 2012

Book Trailer of the Week– Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry.  Echo cannot remember the night that has left her scarred, but she wants to.  Now in counseling, Echo is asked to to tutor one of her classmates, a guy with a bad reputation of using girls and being a stoner.  Desperate to find answers about what happened to her that forgotten night, Echo teams up with Noah to try and get access to their closed files in the school counselor’s office.  Echo knows she needs to be careful around Noah, but as they get closer and closer, she cannot deny the strong feelings she has for him.  Click here to find Pushing the Limits in the Library today!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on December 28, 2012 Categories: Book Trailer, Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Romance

Join us at the Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club tomorrow!

Are you an expert with knitting or crochet needles, just learning, or want to learn?  Then join us on Friday, December 28, from 4 – 6 p.m. for the monthly Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club meeting at the Library.  We have yarn, needles, and the know-how to teach the basics of knitting and crocheting. You can also bring your own supplies – and your friends – for an afternoon of sharing ideas and conversation. Refreshments will be served.

Click here to register for the Teen Knitting

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on December 27, 2012 Categories: Crafts, Events

Book Trailer of the Week– Adaptation by Malinda Lo

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Adaptation by Malinda Lo.  In Adaptation, birds are suddenly falling dead from the sky causing airplanes to crash.   During the mayhem that has grounded all airplanes, two teens are forced to drive home after a national debate championship.  However, the rental car crashes near Area 51, and the teens awake a month later to find that they are being treated in a secret medical facility in Nevada.  After they return home, the two teens struggle with strange memories and soon discover that they may have new “abilities”.  Click here to find Adaptation in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on December 21, 2012 Categories: Book Trailer, Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction

Teeny-tiny Mochimochi by Anna Hrachovec

Teeny-tiny Mochimochi 

by Anna Hrachovec

If you know how to knit and love tiny things, then you should checkout the book Teeny-tiny Mochimohci!  You’ll find over thirty different tiny creations to make.  There’s tiny animals, tiny edibles, tiny humanoids, and more.  There are a ton of photos of these cute creations, as well as step by step instructions on how to create most of them.  Even if you are still learning to knit or if you don’t know how to knit at all, these creations are so cute and fun to look at!  For example, here’s the tiny cupcake:

And the tiny gnomes:

You can also check out the Mochimochi Land website: http://mochimochiland.com/

There’s a blog that you can follow, some additional how to instructions for all things knitting and stitching, and a gallery that features some of Anna Hrachovec’s creations as well as creations submitted by fans of Mochimochi.  Right now the results of the Mochimochi Land photo contest have been posted on the blog.  Here’s the winner:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on December 20, 2012 Categories: Crafts, Nonfiction, Staff Pics

Book Trailer of the Week– Eve & Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Eve & Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate.  In this action packed sci-fi novel, Evening finds herself recuperating in her mother’s hi tech pharmaceutical lab after a devastating bus accident.  As she heals, her mother asks her to participate in one of her projects by using an advanced computer software program to create the perfect guy.  There is more going on than just computer simulations, though, as Evening gets wrapped up in discovering the truth behind her mother’s “research”.  Click here to find Eve & Adam in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on December 15, 2012 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Fiction, Science Fiction

Join us for Giftable Crafts this Saturday!

Gifts made by hand are the gifts that are loved the most. We’ll have three different giftable crafts for you to choose from: paper snowflakes and ornaments, decorative holiday magnets, and gifts in a Mason jar. Your friends and loved ones will appreciate your creativity and talent!  Click here to register for the program!

For teens in grades 6 – 12.

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on December 13, 2012 Categories: Crafts, Events

Book Trailer of the Week– A Wrinkle in Time: the graphic novel

This week’s book trailer of the week is for the recent graphic novel adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time.  The original novel was first published by Madeline L’Engle in 1962.  After 50 years this novel has become a classic sci fi fantasy book for readers of all ages.  Hope Larson adapted this novel into the graphic format, and some of her other works include Chiggers and Mercury.  Check out the book trailer below and then click here to find the graphic novel in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on December 7, 2012 Categories: Book Trailer, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction

Join us for the Teen Movie Night showing of Elf!

Join us Friday, December 7, from 7 – 9 p.m. for our Teen Movie Night showing of the classic holiday comedy Elf.  After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.  Elf is rated PG and stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, and was directed by Jon Favreau.  Snacks and refreshments will be served.  This program is for teens in grades 6 – 12.  Click here to register for the program.  Also, check out a clip of Elf below:

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on December 6, 2012 Categories: Events, Movies

Book Trailer of the Week– Beautiful Creatures Official Movie Trailer

Previously, we’ve posted about Beautiful Creatures Click here for a review and click here to check out another!  This popular series centers on Lena and Ethan and if their love can endure through Lena’s legacy as a Caster.  The first book in the series Beautiful Creatures is currently being turned into a movie that will hit theaters in February 2013.  Check out the official movie trailer below and click here to find the first book in the series, Beautiful Creatures, in the Library!

 

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on December 1, 2012 Categories: Book Trailer, Fiction, Movies, Supernatural/Paranormal