Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The 12 Days of Christmas

It’s the third day of Christmas also known as December 28.  We are bombarded with Christmas sales, music and decorations before Thanksgiving and on December 26 Christmas is packed up, put away, ready for November 2012.  Did you know that the Twelve Days of Christmas actually start on December 26 and ends on January 6?  Santa has come, the presents have been opened and now is the time to truly enjoy the spirit of this holiday season throughout the Twelve Days of Christmas.  Start by joining us today for a Magic of the Season magic show presented by magician Jim Mitchell at 10:00. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Rant About Movies by Staci

So I just finished reading Marlon Brando’s autobiography, and one word I would use to describe it would be LEGENDARY. Also, weird, because with great brilliance comes a huge dose of oddity, and Marlon was unable to avoid that situation. Since nobody seems to know who Marlon Brando IS (shame on their souls), he was an actor, and an amazing one at that. Now, the pathetic part is that nearly no one under the age of 18 has seen any of his movies! Of course, most good movies are overlooked and replaced with movies like Twilight. Just because most of Marlon’s movies were in black and white does not make them bad. A movie made before 1990 is not OLD. They were movies that made you feel a spectrum of emotions; where actors were the center of attention instead of special effects stealing the spotlight. Even now, nobody sees a film like The Kings Speech, which was deeply moving. I mean, what is going on with society?  Maybe the time has come to turn my back on my generation and brave this cruel unfeeling world as one of the only teenagers with good movie taste. Now for no good reason, other than my need to influence other's movie choices, here is a list of GOOD movies that everyone should see because I said so.
-The Departed

-Good Will Hunting

-Across the Universe

-When Harry Met Sally

-One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

-On the Waterfront

-It Happened One Night


-Forrest Gump

-The Fighter

-Fight Club

-American History X

-Harold and Maude

-Silence of the Lambs

-The Town


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Perks of Being a Wallflower

In life there are certain books you read that make you feel completely different after reading them.  Normally, the difference is not specific.  It is not a good difference or a bad difference.  It is just a difference that only you can feel.  The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephan Chbosky is one of those books.  The book is comprised of letters written by the main character, Charlie, to an unknown recipient.  Charlie writes the letters about what is going on in his life and for the 213 pages of the book you are transported into the thoughts and life of Charlie.  The book is humorous at some points, while dark at others, but you truly feel every emotion Charlie feels.  It is not a typical young adult novel, but it is a novel worth reading once in your life.  In 2012, The Perks of Being a Wallflower will be released as a movie starring Emma Watson, Paul Rudd, Logan Lerman as well as many other well-known celebrities.  Hopefully, if you plan to see the movie, you will read the book first.  It is a book that will surprise you and change you, and a book that you will remember for the rest of your life.  - Jacqui

Monday, December 12, 2011

Dan Belden's 80 Day Journey

The front page of this morning's Journal Times details Waterford's own Dan Belden and his trip from Waterford to the Gulf of Mexico in a canoe!  Congratulations Dan!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Gift Wrap Event Today

Teen Advisory Board members will be at the library today from 12:00 - 2:30 to wrap gifts.  They are hoping for donations to be able to start a project fund.  See you there!

Friday, December 9, 2011


I recently read Divergent by Veronica Roth. I absolutely loved this book and it is one of my new favorites. This book is about a girl, Beatrice "Tris" Prior, who is in the Abnegation faction. The city is split up into separate factions. Each of them have a different personality and way of life. The different factions are: Abnegation, the selfless; Candor,the honest; Dauntless, the brave; Amity, the peaceful; and Erudite, the intelligent. Beatrice is in high school and at the part of her life where she has to chose which faction she wants to be in. She never felt like she belonged in Abnegation. To help her chose which faction would be most appropriate, she has to take a test. It is not like a paper test like we have in school. It's a virtual test that happens in your head. There are different scenarios you have to go through to find out which faction is right for you. After she is done with the test, her test giver seems nervous. The test giver said Beatrice's test didn't give a clear result which has never happened before. She tells Beatrice that that means she is divergent and she belongs in more than one faction. She cannot tell anyone about being divergent because she could be killed. When the time comes, Beatrice makes the right choice of where she thinks she belongs. That decision takes her on a wild journey. This book is filled with action, adventure, mystery and romance. I recommend this book to anyone who wants an exciting book that's hard to put down. - Alyson