Lord of the Rings Extended Editions Marathon

We're really excited to announce this event :D

You're invite to a three-day screening of the extended editions (aka the only editions, amirite?) of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy!

More info on the flyer below -- click to enlarge:

Each movie exceeds 3 hours in length, so it's literally going to be epic! We recommend wearing comfy clothing and maybe doing some meditation exercises beforehand... you know, to prepare your mind for the long journey into the heart of Mordor.

Spread the word, bring a friend. Hope to see you there!


Goodbye Ms. Jaclyn!

We're proud and happy to announce that Ms. Jaclyn starts her new job as the library's Circulation Supervisor today! We're also a little bit sad, because that means that she no longer serves as one of our Teen Librarians. It's a bittersweet symphony, this life :-\

We did a quick interview with Jaclyn on her thoughts about leaving the department:

What will you miss most about being a Teen Librarian?
I'll most miss talking and interacting with teens on a daily basis.

What is your fondest memory from your time as a Teen Librarian?
I have so many great memories, some of my fondest are:
- the “You are Here: Hogwarts” event (Summer of 2011)
- the TAB-run, Pajama Party-themed Family Fun Night (December of 2011)
- organizing Comic-Con!

How can our teen patrons keep in touch with you?
Teen patrons are always welcome to visit me at the main circulation desk! Please stop by to say hi!

If you didn't get a chance to say goodbye to Jaclyn at the library this weekend, feel free to leave a message to her in the comments! We'll make sure she gets them.

Best of luck to you, Jaclyn! We miss you already!

Mega-Album of Behind-the-Scenes Photos from The Hobbit

Look what we found!

150 -- count 'em -- 150 images from the production of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, which premieres in exactly one month.

It might be too early to call, but... THIS MOVIE IS GOING TO BE INCREDIBLE ::flails::

Loving the concept design for the goblins and Radagast's house (!!!). What are your thoughts on Peter Jackson's vision of Middle Earth?