Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Stephenie Meyer in Concert?

Stephenie Meyer is taking a break from her touring shedule and will not be touring about her new book, Breaking Dawn. Instead, her publisher will be hosting a four-city concert tour. Beginning August 1 in New York, she will appear in "an evening of story and song" featuring a musical performance by Justin Furstenfeld of the group Blue October reports Publisher's Weekly. She will be in CHICAGO at the Harris Theatre on AUGUST 5!!!! Her other stops include LA and Seattle. She will hold a question and answer session with the audience and then be joined onstage by Furstenfeld. She has cited several of his songs as having been inspirational in the writing of her books. After the concert, fans can line up for an autograph. Tickets cost $20 and went on sale last Saturday at 10 AM! More details are available on stepheniemeyer.com and the twilightsaga.com (Roback, Diane. "Stephenie Meyer...In Concert?". Children's Bookshelf: Publisher's Weekly: June 19, 2008)

Anyone who plans on going...let me know! I'd love to see pictures and your signed book!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Feen 'n' Read

Eleven teens came to yesterday's Feed 'n' Read program! We had fun eating Vampire Foods (brain jello and vampire cupcakes), making cloth shopping bags in an effort to Go Green, creating new looks with tattoo markers and nail polish, and entering contests. We talked about the Twilight series, Maximum Ride series, Uglies series, and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series. Check out Waterford's own Traveling Pants in the Young Adult area at the library! Hoping to see more of you at future teen programs. The next event for teens is Wii Boxing on June 30th! Come and bash in your friend's face!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Breaking News about Breaking Dawn!

The cover of Stephenie Meyer's Breaking Dawn the fourth book in her Twilight saga, has been unveiled! Remember, you can win a free copy of Breaking Dawn by participating in this year's Summer Reading Program. Sign-up begins this Saturday and the first teen program is next Tuesday! We will be discussing Stephenie Meyer's books along with other popular teen novels at our Feed 'n' Read!

MTV is also showing the first completed scene from the movie Twilight. Go to their site at http://www.mtv.com/overdrive/?vid=237340 to view it.

Stephenie has also released the first chapter of Midnight Sun, the planned complementary novel to Twilight. It will tell the story from Edward's point of view. See the update and first chapter at her website http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/midnightsun.html

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Elephant Sanctuary

Check out this link to the Elephant Sanctuary in Teneessee! Sissy is my favorite! I think it's great that she gets to carry her "security tire" around with her all day. Wouldn't it be funny to live next to an Elephant Sanctuary? Can you imagine being woken up by a trumpeting elephant? Maybe the Teen Advisory Board can look into sponsoring an elephant next year!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Tuesday Trivia

Did you know...
1 - It is impossible to lick your elbow.
2 - The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work is Alaska.
3 - 28% percent of Africa is wilderness. The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%.
4 - Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
5 - The first novel ever written on a typewriter was Tom Sawyer.
6 - 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
7 - In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts... So in old England , when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them "Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down." It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's"
8 - Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace.
9 - More collect phone calls are made on Father's Day than any other day of the year.
10 - At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!

Have a fun day!

Monday, June 2, 2008

What Happens When you Play Too Much DDR

Thirteen teens participated in the DDR tournament on Thursday. Congrats to the winner Kyle Endl, Age 12, who won a $10 gift card to Blockbuster. Thirteen other children watched the events unfold. We're looking forward to our next Wii event on June30th...Wii Boxing!