12.23.2010

Teen Pick: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Charlie just needs someone to talk to. Someone who listens and understands and doesn't try to sleep with people even if they could have. And he finds someone, a person he only ever refers to as "friend." He tells them everything through the letters he writes. Through these letters we watch Charlie as he goes through his freshman year. We're there, helping him to deal with his grief after his best friend Michael commits suicide, leaving Charlie all alone when he starts high school. We're there when Charlie makes his first friends, Patrick and Sam. When he falls in love for the first time. When he learns that all it takes is the right song to feel infinite. Most importantly, we're there as Charlie begins to grow up.

I suggest this book to anyone who feels they can handle it. Charlie and his friends don't just sit around playing board games or frolicking in fields. They smoke. They drink. They act like real people with real flaws. In some ways that's one of the best things about the book. You can imagine Sam and Patrick as people you know. Charlie, who is awkward, bookish, and terrible asocial is in some ways the type of person I imagine myself to be. But if you can handle the adult themes that appear in this novel every now and then, read it. Don't hesitate, run to the library and pick up a copy. The Perks of Being a Wallflower isn't the type of book you forget. It's not the type of book you regret reading or never finish. It's the type of book that makes you think, the type of book that makes you feel. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky is the type of book you want to read.

Reviewed by: Maya (8th grade)

12.01.2010

Staff Pick: Dash and Lily's Book of Dares

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

It is the week before Christmas. You are in your favorite bookstore, and you come across a red journal. Inside is a list of questions along with a dare. Do you dare to take the challenge from someone you don’t know? In this holiday story, set in New York City, two young teens take this challenge, and by doing so, they write back and forth in a way of getting to know one another. But to find the journal each time, Dash and Lily dare each other to do things that they would not normally do. This is a good story about discovering oneself while discovering a new friendship. I was cheering for these two the whole way!

Reviewed by: Jacquie

11.24.2010

Teen Pick: Witch and Wizard

Reviewed by: Sarah K (8th grade) for Writer's Block

The book Witch and Wizard by James Patterson attracted me for many reasons. The excerpt from the book on the back cover appealed to me, it was exciting and made me want to read more. James Patterson is also one of my favorite authors, and his quote,"This is the story I was born to tell. Read on, while you still can..." compelled me to read also.

My initial reaction for this book was that it was a good, exciting book that tells of two siblings, Wisteria and Whitman Allgood. As the story progresses, you discover they are both witch and wizard, hence the title. They uncover the powers as the book progresses, and they fight to rescue their parents from the New Order, a government that obviously doesn't have the people as a first priority.

I really like this book because it has loveable characters; Wisty, who is a rule-breaker, and Whit, who is perfect. I also liked how each chapter is from either Wisty or Whit's perspective.

If I owned this book, I would definitely read it again. I would recommend it to someone who likes fantasy-adventure.


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Writer's Block meets twice a month in the CHPL Craft Room on the second floor. Participate in writing prompts and games, learn tips and tricks for improving your writing, and share your work with others. New members are always welcome!

11.09.2010

Staff Pick: The Black Book of Secrets

The Black Book of Secrets
(The Sinister City series Bk #1)
By: F.E. Higgins*

Are you a fan of The Last Apprentice series or Harry Potter? Try picking up The Black Book of Secrets. The Black Book of Secrets is dark, mysterious and a complete page turner. On the very first page we meet the main character, Ludlow Fitch, waking up to find his mother, father and the horrible tooth surgeon, Mr. Gumbroot, trying to strap him down in a dental chair in order to pull out his teeth to sell for money. Ludlow narrowly escapes and runs away to the safe and quiet little town of Pagus Parvus...

... But things are not quite what they seem and the people of Pagus Parvus each have their own dark secrets. This book will keep you hooked until the very last page, a must read for grades 6 & up. Reviewed by: Michelle  



*Also check these other titles in The Sinister City series: The Bone Magician, & The Eyeball Collector.

10.27.2010

Teen Pick: Monsters of Men

Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

War makes monsters of men. If you've read the other books in this series you've heard it before and now you get to see just how true it is.

Monsters of Men starts off with a bang, almost literally, wasting notime starting off where the last book ended: with the beginning of the Second Spackle war. It's up to Todd and Viola to save the New World as
war ravishes the planet once more. Tough decisions have to be made as once more Todd and Viola are separated as Todd stays back to watch over the Mayor while Viola gets to the settler ship. Does Todd let the Mayor go in hopes he'll lead the army. Should Viola launch a missile and start a full fledge war in order to save Todd? And most importantly, which side will come out the victors?

Monsters of Men was an exciting read. Like the second book in the trilogy you get to see the story through both Todd and Viola's eyes, narrated in such a way that you feel like your there inside their heads as these things happen. The difference is in this book you get a unique perspective, seeing things through the eyes of the Spackle Todd let free in the last book, 1017. Characters die and unexpected decisions are made. If you liked the rest of this series, you'll definitely enjoy Monsters of Men. It manages to stay well-paced and interesting throughout the entire book, moving in unpredictable ways.

It introduces new characters you can't help but fall in love with, such as Bradley and Simone and sheds a whole new light on ones we've met numerous times. All in all, Monsters of Men was a great conclusion to an amazing series, managing to tie up all loose ends in a clear and well thought through way, unlike some books *COUGH* Mockingjay *COUGH*.

Advanced Reader Copy reviewed by: Maya (8th grade) for Writer's Block


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Writer's Block meets twice a month in the CHPL Craft Room on the second floor. Participate in writing prompts and games, learn tips and tricks for improving your writing, and share your work with others. New members are always welcome!

10.20.2010

Staff Pick: Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom

Violet's TV-director dad has traded a job in Vancouver for one in Los Angeles, their run-down house for a sleek ranch-style home complete with a pool, and, worst of all, Violet's mother for a trophy wife, a blonde actress named Jennica. Violet's younger sister reacts by bed-wetting, and her mother ping-pongs from one loser to another, searching for love. As for Violet, she gets angry in ways that are by turns infuriating, shocking, and hilarious.
When her mother takes up with the unfortunately named Dudley Wiener, Violet and her friend Phoebe decide that they need to take control. If Violet's mom can't pick a decent man herself, they will help her snag George Clooney. - from BarnesandNoble.com

The verdict: Fans of Georgia Nicholson’s hijinks will enjoy main character Violet’s wit and endearing (if not a bit self-centered) point of view. In fact, they might actually prefer her to Georgia – she’s less boy-crazy and more grounded. Even as Violet tries her best to intimidate her mother’s new boyfriend and meddle in her love life, she remains likable and even funny. Fun fact: Author Susin Nielsen was a writer for the classic Canadian series Degrassi Junior High!

Reviewed by: Melissa

10.09.2010

What's On Display?

In honor of LGBT History Month, the Youth Services Librarians did a display of Young Adult LGBT literature! Here are some choice selections from the display:

Kissing Kate by Lauren Myracle
The kiss is no peck on the cheek, and therein lies the rub. Since the fateful event, Kate has been cold to her friend. At first Lissa misses Kate dearly, but gradually, through personal insights derived from some new and unexpected friendships (and forays into new-age dream therapy), she finds the strength to confront both Kate and her own sexual identity.
 Call Number: Y Myracle, L.

Gay America by Linas Alvenas
From colonial times, to the Victorian period and beyond, author Linas Alsenas demonstrates how, within one century, gay women and men have gone from being socially invisible to becoming a political force to be reckoned with and proud members of the American public living openly and honestly.
Call Number: YNF 306.76 ALV

Transparent by Cris Beam
When Cris Beam moved to Los Angeles, she thought she might volunteer just a few hours at a school for gay and transgender kids. Instead, she found herself drawn deeply into the pained and powerful group of transgirls she discovered. 
Call Number: YNF 306.7 BEA

Hero by Perry Moore
Thom Creed, the gay son of a disowned superhero, finds that he, too, has special powers and is asked to join the very League that rejected his father, and it is there that Thom finds other misfits whom he can finally trust.
Call Number: Y Moore, P.

Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan Brothers
When Johnny completes an alcohol rehabilitation program and his mother sends him to live with his uncle in North Carolina, he meets Maria, who seems to understand his fascination with the new wave band Blondie, and he learns about his deceased father's youthful forays into "glam rock," which gives him perspective on himself, his past, and his current life.
Call Number: Y Brothers, M.

Want more? Of course you do! Come to CHPL for tons more books on display, a brochure with even more recommendations, and on October 13 at 6 PM, a special LGBT edition of Not Your Momma's Book Club (Grades 6 and up welcome).

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Are you struggling with, or do you know someone struggling with an LGBT-related crisis? The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among youth. Their 24-hour helpline is just a phone call away: 1.886.4.U.TREVOR.

Visit the It Gets Better Project on YouTube to see thousands of real people -- including some celebrities -- tell their stories and sound the alarm on homophobic bullying.

9.16.2010

Sequels and Series for the Fall


September 2010 Releases:

 

9/21 - Twelfth Grade Kills (Book 5 in The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod) by Heather Brewer
9/28 - Torment (sequel to Fallen) by Lauren Kate
9/28 - Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking: Book 3) by Patrick Ness


Released October 5, 2010:


Sugar and Spice (Book 3 in the L.A. Candy series) by Lauren Conrad
Thirst #3 by Christopher Pike
Crescendo (sequel to Hush, Hush) by Becca Fitzpatrick


Released October 12, 2010:


The Scorch Trials (sequel to The Maze Runner by James Dashner
 Beautiful Darkness (sequel to Beautiful Creatures) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
The Lost Hero (Book One in the new series) by Rick Riordan


Released October 26, 2010:


Ghost Town (Book 9 in the Morganville Vampires series) by Rachel Caine
Misguided Angel (Blue Bloods: Book 5) by Melissa de la Cruz

Summer 2010 Recap Video



Special thanks to everyone who came to our programs, helped with Children's events, and manned the summer reading desk. Summer 2010 was a success thanks to you :)

8.11.2010

Attention all Local Teen Bands!

We're having our End of Summer Bash on Sunday, August 28 and we're looking for a few good acts for the Teen Band Showcase! If you're interested, e-mail Teen Librarian Michelle Yeager.

8.10.2010

Staff Pick

Fat Vampire by Adam Rex

Ordinary high schooler Doug Lee had never imagined he'd be turned into a creature of the night. But if he'd had to, he definitely wouldn't have expected vampire life to be so unsatisfying. First of all, walking into the sun just makes him sunburned, not sparkly. Second, turning into a bat may sound like a cool way to make an exit, but for Doug it means leaving his clothes behind and waking up somewhere naked. Third, he's constantly thirsty for human blood, but finding a steady source of it in his suburban Pennsylvania town (well... a source that doesn't involve luring innocent girls to their death) is proving difficult. And to make matters worse, being immortal and unchanging means that he'll have to spend eternity in his chubby, awkward teenage body. But Doug's life is about to get even more complicated, because he's attracted the attention of a band of vampire "hunters" desperate to slay something -- anything -- and they're hot on his trail.

Judging this book by its cover (and the blurb on the back), I expected a quick, funny read that would take jabs at paranormal romance series like Twilight and The Vampire Diaries. But this book is more serious and dark than its title lets on. Fat Vampire definitely has a sense of humor, but it'll make you stop and think more than it'll make you laugh out loud.

Reviewed by: Melissa

7.13.2010

Make a Difference: Water Aid

Did you know?
  • 884 million people in the world do not have access to safe water. This is roughly one in eight of the world's population. 
  • 2.6 billion people in the world do not have access to adequate sanitation. This is almost two fifths of the world's population. 
  • 1.4 million children die every year as a result of diseases caused by unclean water and poor sanitation. This amounts to around 4,000 deaths a day or one every 20 seconds. [source: wateraidamerica.org]

WaterAid is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to helping communities gain access to safe, clean water, and we're raising money to help the cause! If you want to earn some community service hours by helping plan and organize a fundraiser that will bring sanitary water to a community in need, then join us tomorrow, Wednesday July 14, from 6-8 PM in the craft room.

You can learn more about WaterAid America at their website, http://www.wateraidamerica.org.

7.01.2010

Six-Word Memoirs!


I Can't Keep My Own Secrets: Six-Word Memoirs by Teens Famous & Obscure

From your brains to our blog -- here's a selection of the six-word memoirs that Cherry Hill middle schoolers wrote at our school visits!

I followed my MIND, I got grounded.

Life: It's funny because it's true.

I'm trying to do something AMAZING!

Be courageous and take many risks.

I like to sleep whenever, wherever.

I am secretly a super ninja.

No matter what, I'm something major.

Shattered expectations, didn't pick them up.

No Mom, I won't practice violin! 

Never give up, keep moving forward.

I'm not what people see me as.

My life is a total comedy.

Dream, dream, dream, dream, dream, believe.

Staff Pick

The White Cat by Holly Black

Imagine a world where people have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, with just a touch of their hands. That’s the world Cassel Sharpe lives in.  Cassel is the youngest in a family of curse workers but he has no such abilities. Unable to fit in with his family of magical criminals, Cassel’s worked hard to build a normal life for himself. Well, as normal as he can, considering he killed his crush, Lila when he was fourteen.  But that was years ago, his family covered it up, and now Cassel is almost ordinary.  But then a sleepwalking incident gets Cassel kicked out of his boarding school and he has nowhere to go but home.  There, he starts to believe someone is stealing his memories. But how do you solve a mystery when you can’t remember what it is?

This thriller has both mobsters and magic; you won’t want to miss it!
Reviewed by: Alia

6.24.2010

Books on the Big Screen: a summer update

So many YA books are being made into movies lately! Here's the latest gossip news we dug up on the book-to-movie front:

1) The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman has apparently been optioned for production by 1492 Pictures, the production company run by Chris Columbus (who directed the first two Harry Potter movies -- and Home Alone!). Word on the street is that unlike the last adaptation of Gaiman's Coraline, which was filmed in stop-motion, The Graveyard Book will be live action.

2) Beastly's release date has been pushed back from July 30th to... wait for it ... March 28, 2011! That's quite a delay! Officially, the reason for the change is to prevent competition between Beastly, starring Vanessa Hudgens, and Charlie St. Cloud, starring Zac Efron. But we think there might have been another reason.

3) Warner Bros is making a movie version of I Am A Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President, which we reviewed here at NOISE Online! No director yet, no casting news, and no release date, but we'll keep you posted.

4) It's official! Miley Cyrus is set to play Janie Hannagan in the movie adaptation of Lisa McMann's Wake. Exciting news, but do you think she can pull off Janie's troubled personality? Hmmm....

Finally, here are some trailers for some YA book-to-movies that are coming out this summer (the ones that don't have to do with wizards or vamps, anyway):

Flipped (based on the book by Wendelin van Draanan)


Legends of the Guardians (based on the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series by Kathryn Lasky)

6.10.2010

Summer Preview

Here's just a taste of what's coming up this summer @ CHPL:

June Highlights
The Lightning Thief Release Toga Party
Free movie viewing of The Lightning Thief, a toga competition, prizes and more! [Wednesday, June 23 @ 6 PM]

Countdown To Eclipse Party
Trivia, games, and refreshments, all Twilight-themed. Don't miss it!  [Tuesday, June 29 @ 6 PM]

July Highlights
Blogging And Podcasting: Rants and Raves
Write or record a review of your favorite book -- you'll be featured right here at NOISE Online! [Monday, July 26 @ 6:30 PM]

Pretty Little Liars Murder Mystery Party 
After you've solved the mystery, stay to watch the new episode of Pretty Little Liars. [Tuesday, July 27 @ 7 PM]

Craft-tastic Summer Series
Join us for summer-themed DIY projects on these days: 7/7, 7/21, 7/22, 7/29 @ 6:00 in the Craft Room

August Highlights
Food For ThoughtFood, Inc.
We'll be viewing and discussing the documentary Food, Inc. You'll never look at food the same again! [Monday, August 16 @ 6 PM]

First Annual CHPL Hunger Games
 Think you've got what it takes to be a Victor? Show us what you've got and you might win a copy of Mockingjay. [Monday, August 23 @ 6 PM

End Of Summer Teen Band Showcase II
Get one last day of fun in before the summer ends! E-mail Michelle if you want your band to be showcased! [Saturday, August 28 @ 1 PM]

Intrigued? This is just the tip of the iceberg! Check out our calendar in the sidebar to see all of our events and programs this summer. 

Staff Pick: Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer



reviewed by: Melissa

5.25.2010

Teens Make NOISE: Calling All Twilight Haters!!!

reviewed by Sabrina G.

Do you hate the Twilight series but like the genre of vampires? Welcome to my world. Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice is classic tale about a 300 year old vamp revealing all the dirty details of his life and what it means to be a vampire. The best part of the novel is that the author does not romanticize the life of a vampire. It shows that a vampire can be dangerous and how much they are superior to the Human race. A young reporter found a vampire from the 1700s in a bar. Surprising the vampire, Louis wanted an audience with entrancing him in his life of sensual murder, lies, and addiction.

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We're posting musings and book reviews that our teens wrote at the Book Blogging event @ CHPL on May 22. If you want to contribute to NOISE Online, follow us on Facebook to find out about future events like these, or just write a review and e-mail it to Michelle.

Teens Make NOISE: An Abundance of Katherines

reviewed by Maya

"What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?”

Colin Singleton is a washed child prodigy who has had nineteen girlfriends – all named Katherine. When the Katherine the Nineteenth – or K-19 for short – breaks up with him, Colin and his best friend Hassan set off on a road-trip to cure Colin’s broken heart and in search of Colin’s ‘eureka moment.’ The thing that will finally get Colin the credit he needs. Colin and Hassan end up in the middle of nowhere and with a mission: to prove the Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which can graph the outcome of all relationships past, present and future.

This book is a hilarious bend of hilarious jerks, quirky characters and one amazing road trip. Fans of any of John Green’s books will love an Abundance of Katherines.

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We're posting musings and book reviews that our teens wrote at the Book Blogging event @ CHPL on May 22. If you want to contribute to NOISE Online, follow us on Facebook to find out about future events like these, or just write a review and e-mail it to Michelle.

Teens Make NOISE: Book Withdrawal

by Patricia S.

After months of school, practice, homework, and getting home when the sun had gone down, I hardly had any time to read books. So you know that feeling of “Wow, I can’t put this book down! Just a couple more pages…” Yeah, I forgot what that felt like. So, I forgot what the last good book I read was. I even forgot what it felt like to open a good book. I opened up a novel and the first thoughts that popped into my mind were:

“Hey, the words in this novel aren’t too bad!”
And
“So this is what it feels like to read the first page of a book!”

During my time away from libraries and book stores, I hardly realized what I was missing. Then, upon entering the library and seeing the shelves lined with books, their pages and covers tempting me, I realized I was word-hungry. My mind was missing the euphoric feeling of being pulled into a story, and my eyes yearned to run over words and spend hours taking in stories.

After a couple months of book withdrawal, I’m ready to go back on the hunt for a good, captivating story.

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We're posting musings and book reviews that our teens wrote at the Book Blogging event @ CHPL on May 22. If you want to contribute to NOISE Online, follow us on Facebook to find out about future events like these, or just write a review and e-mail it to Michelle.

Teens Make NOISE: Cake Decorating Saves Lives!

Reviewed by Nicole R.

“Do this!’ I command myself. Clenching my jaw , I dig my hands under Glimmer’ s body, get a hold on what must be her rib cage, and force her onto her stomach...”

Katniss Everdeen lives in a dystopian world. But, in this world, the Capital takes your children and puts them in…the Hunger Games. This is no ordinary game. In this game they put your children, between the ages of 12 and 18, in an arena to kill each other. Katniss must choose between love and life.

The Hunger Games is a book written by Suzanne Collins. If you like the book The Giver you will love this. This book let me believe in books again.

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We're posting musings and book reviews that our teens wrote at the Book Blogging event @ CHPL on May 22. If you want to contribute to NOISE Online, follow us on Facebook to find out about future events like these, or just write a review and e-mail it to Michelle.

5.18.2010

Like it or not...

...it's prom season! 

As usual, CHPL's got you covered! We handpicked these books (all available in our YA Fiction collection) to get you pumped up for the big night.

21 Proms edited by Daniel Ehrenhaft
Maybe you have prom fever. Take it to the next level and pick up 21 Proms, an anthology of prom nights ranging from perfect to forgettable to horrendous, written by an all-star cast of authors, including Cecily Von Ziegesar, Lauren Myracle, and Daniel Leviathan.

Prom Nights From Hell edited by Meg Cabot
Maybe you have prom anxiety. We recommend Prom Nights From Hell. After reading about these five paranormal prom nights (involving vampires, the Grim Reaper, and wishes gone awry) you'll hardly flinch at your date's lame dance moves.

24 Girls in 7 Days by Alex Bradley
Maybe you're only going because your mom wants to take pictures of you. A tame but enjoyable spin on the boy-meets-girl plot (more like boy-meets-girl-and-another-girl-and-another-girl!), 24 Girls in 7 Days is the perfect prom romance to warm your jaded heart.

Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson
Maybe you think it's way overrated and/or needs to die a fiery death. Meet Ashley, main character of Prom. This book's spot-on humor and high school drama is a satisfying read for anyone who just doesn't think they care about prom.

5.04.2010

Staff Pick


“How is it that someone becomes a dork? Are they born that way? What makes some people like punk music and Denny’s and other people like costumes and Dungeons and Dragons? And where do I fit into all of this?” 

This is what sophomore Jessie Sloan contemplates as her two best friends turn punk and chase after boys, while she is happiest listening to audio books and sewing skirts. Into the Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern takes a humorous look at high school social cliques and friendships. Highly recommended! 

Reviewed by: Jaclyn

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 9!

But you knew that, right? Stumped for a gift idea? Need a present QUICK?  We're making Home-made Bath Salts for Mom at CHPL!
Join us in the Teen Area on Saturday, May 8th from 2 PM - 3:30 PM- we'll provide all the materials. 

4.27.2010

Staff Pick: Before I Fall

What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?
Before I Fall is the story of a revelation. The narrator, Samantha Kingston, learns, by living her last day on earth seven times, how she would answer those questions.

Check out the book trailer -- one of the best I've ever seen. (Reviewed by: Melissa)

4.20.2010

Upcoming Sequels and Series

A sequel to Shiver? The final Hunger Games book? It's gonna be a great summer! Take a look at all the new installments to these popular series, coming to the library this summer and fall:


Book #5 in The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod:
Twelfth Grade Kills, Heather Brewer - 9/16

Sequel to Shiver:
Linger, Maggie Stiefvater - 7/20

Book #4 in The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel:
The Necromancer, Michael Scott - 5/25

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Book #3 in The Hunger Games:
Mockingay, Suzanne Collins - 8/24

Book #3 in the Gone series:
Lies, Michael Grant - 5/4

Sequel to Hush, Hush:
Crescendo, Becca Fitzpatrick - 11/16

4.16.2010

Band Showcase Pics!

4.14.2010

Teen Book Drop is here!

Thursday, April 15
5 - 7 p.m. (drop-in)
Upper Level, Teen Area

Don't forget! Tomorrow, April 15 is Operation Teen Book Drop! Help spread awareness of the pure awesomeness that is "Teen Lit" in your own community! Pick up a FREE book, personalize your own unique book plate and drop it in a random spot in your community for someone else to find! Also join the Readergirlz after-party online at 9 p.m.!


4.07.2010

Candy Wrapper Crafts


Feeling crafty? We're doing Candy Wrapper D├ęcoupage @ CHPL on Saturday, April 10 from 2PM-4PM! We'll have clay flower pots, framed mirrors, and more. Stop by and turn trash into a totally unique and conversation-starting trinket!

Check out these other crazy ways you can turn discarded candy wrappers into art:

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Candy Wrapper chair!

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Candy Wrapper Wreath!


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Candy Wrapper Bracelets!
(I used to make these. Ahh, the memories.)

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Candy Wrapper ... Dress?
Er... it's pretty cool to look at, but seems like it'd be extremely uncomfortable.


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Candy Wrapper Purses -- these are ridic!

Who knew trash was so versatile?

4.06.2010

Staff Pick


Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

4.02.2010

Peep-O-Rama!

Check out some of the peep-o-ramas our teens built yesterday!

Teen Peep Event 4.1.10

4.01.2010

Attention Twihards!


Stephenie Meyer recently announced the title and release date of her Bree Tanner spin-off novella: It's called The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner and it's due out on June 7, 2010. Additionally, from the release date until July 5th, fans can read the book for free by going to www.breetanner.com.

According to its item page on Amazon.com, the novella will tell "the devastating story of Bree and the newborn army as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens, following their encounter to its unforgettable conclusion."

Hmm, what do you think? Are you excited? Beyond ecstatic? A little underwhelmed? Or are you over it?

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Peep-O-Rama!

Don't forget! Today we are making "Peep-cicles", Peep Candy Sushi and building Peep Diorama's!

What's a peep diorama you ask? Check out these from Washington Post's 2010 "Peep Show" contestants!



*image used taken from SeriousEats.com