Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Hunger Games

OK - How was the movie?  Best part?  Worst part?   Looking forward to hearing from you!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Mistborn: A Review by Alyson

The most recent book I read was Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. This book was so awesome! This is one of my favorite book.  Mistborn is a sci-fi book that is set in the future. This book is about the main character, Vin, in the Final Empire, a country oppressed by the ruler, Lord Ruler. Vin is a skaa which is basically a slave. No one cares about them. The higher ups are a group called the nobles.  In the beginning of the novel, Vin learns she is a person called a Mistborn. A mistborn is a type of allomancer which involves controlling certain types of metals.  They can use metals in their system to do certain tasks.  An example would be steel is used to push on the metals nearby.  So if you were to stand on a metal coin and "push" you would go flying into the air.  A mistborn can use all of the allomancer metals while a misting can only use one.  The whole plot of the story is to take the kingdom back from the Lord Ruler.  It seems confusing but it will all make sense if you read it.  You will love it.  Other than sci-fi, this book has action, adventure and romance.  That is why I love this book so much.  It isn’t just one genre; it’s a bunch of my favorites.  This book is just so epic. I couldn't put it down.  I recommend this book to mostly people who enjoy sci-fi/fantasy books.                        

Friday, March 9, 2012

National Craft Month

Are you a crafty individual? Do you enjoy being creative? Well…. Then March is your month! March is known as National Craft Month.

Do you want to make a homemade gift for someone? Are you in need of some new ideas? That’s where the library comes in. We have lots of books and magazines on creating crafts for all ages. Some of them are:

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Schaals Win Farming Honor

An article ran in this week's Waterford Post and other places including this link from The Country Today describing Brian and Renee Schaal's dairy farm.:

Couple win national OYF award - The Country Today: Farm: A Wisconsin family has once again clinched one of four
Outstanding Young Farmer national finalist titles.

The Schaal family organized the June Dairy Days program offered last summer at Waterford Library. Over 400 people attended this fun event filled with farm animals, dairy treats, and games. Congratulations Brian & Renee!

Detective Novel Recommendation by Hannah

If you like detective novels, I recommend the Flavia De Luce mysteries by Alan Bradley.  The heroine, eleven year old Flavia, is a precocious young chemist and aspiring detective.  She is a delight, and for the most part, a convincing eleven year old.  She is sometimes wise beyond her years, but she also acts her age, particularly when it comes to tormenting her two older sisters.   Despite the fact that Flavia's home is in the seemingly peaceful English town, Bishop's Lacey, she always manages to get involved with a murder mystery.  There are four Flavia mysteries so far, and they do not necessarily need to be read in order.  If you prefer audiobooks, they are a pleasure to listen to as well!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

March 2 birthdays and trivia....2 days late & just for fun

Dr. Seuss born March 2, 1904
On this day in 1904, Theodor Geisel, better known to the world as Dr. Seuss, the author and illustrator of such beloved children's books as ‘The Cat in the Hat’ (1957) and ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ (1960), is born in Springfield, Massachusetts. Geisel, who used his middle name (which was also his mother's maiden name) as his pen name, wrote 48 books, including a few for adults, that have sold well over 200 million copies and been translated into multiple languages.
Daniel Craig born March 2, 1968
Daniel Wroughton Craig[2]is an English actor best known for playing British secret agent James Bond in a 2006 reboot of the film series which began in 1962.

Jon Bon Jovi born March 2, 1962 
American rocker, Jon Bon Jovi, was born on this day in 1962. as John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., in Perth Amboy, NJ.

March 2 was also Read Across America day.  Did anyone participate?  What did you read?  I just finished How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr.