Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Eoin Colfer coming to Shoreline

Third Place Books is sponsoring Eoin Colfer, who is on tour for the new Artemis Fowl book. It looks like you need to purchase the new book from them to get tickets:

Artemis Fowl: Fairies, Flatulence and Friends by Eoin Colfer
Time: Friday, July 18, 2008 7:00 p.m.
Shorewood High School Auditorium 17300 Fremont Avenue North, Shoreline

A ticket is required for attendance.

Receive up to 4 free tickets with the purchase of The Time Paradox at Third Place Books.
Tickets will go on sale July 1.
The book is due out July 15. Eoin Colfer books will be on sale at the event as well

Don’t miss Eoin Colfer’s tour bus road show – with plenty of surprises from the irrepressible author of the Artemis Fowl series, here to introduce Book Six – The Time Paradox.

Monday, June 23, 2008


Has anyone played this game? I think it would be an excellent addition to library movie programs or game days. It is by the makers of Apples to Apples and sounds pretty fun.

Basically two cards are drawn and all players try to name a movie that fits both categories, for example One Word Title and Contains a Dance Number. The first one to guess correctly gets one of the cards, a new card is drawn and a new movie is named containing the old element and the new one, for example Contains a Dance Number and Set in New York. Most cards at the end of the game wins, just like in Apples to Apples.

I think I'm going to try it out at Monroe.

And I would have gone with Grease and West Side Story. You can try it out here.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Stephanie Meyer coming to Seattle!

Stephanie Meyer will be appearing August 12th at Benaroya Hall for the The Breaking Dawn Concert Series. She will be teaming up with Justin Furstenfeld of the group Blue October, who inspired some of her writing and is on the popular playlists on her website. The evening will begin with a question and answer session, and then
musical interludes mixed with talk about inspiration for the books.

Tickets for the series cost $20 and will go on sale this Saturday at 10 a.m. More info can be found at stepheniemeyer.com and thetwilightsaga.com.

Sounds fun!

Twisted/Speak Book Trailer Contest!

Have you read This?

Or This?

Want This?

Then do this:
Enter Laurie Halse Anderson's Book Trailer Contest.
Here are most of the rules, from her (often hilarious) blog:

1. Create a book trailer for SPEAK or TWISTED. You may not use clips from the SPEAK movie (it is copyrighted, that's why). Your trailer must qualify for a PG rating. Try to keep it under two minutes long.

2. Post the trailer on YouTube. Include the phrase "TWISTED trailer contest" or "SPEAK trailer contest" in the title. Submissions must be posted by 12:00pm, EST, August 31, 2008.

3. Once the trailer is posted, notify us by emailing the Office Mouse: officemouse AT writerlady DOT com . When you notify us, please provide a link to your trailer and a valid email address so we can contact you if you win. If you are in a Summer Reading group, include the name of your librarian and her (or his) email address.4. Watch and wait. Winner will be chosen by Laurie Halse Anderson (aka me).

5. NOTE! Contest is only open to people who will be 21 years old or younger on August 31, 2008.
5A. Edited to add: Contest is open to anyone on the Planet Earth. Teens working aboard the space station are welcome too. Entries from other planets and galaxies will be considered, as long as they can be watched on Earth-created technologies.

7. If you are in a library summer reading group, your library will receive 5 signed copies of my books. The librarian in charge of the group gets to decide which books to receive.

8. There will be two prizes awarded; one for the best SPEAK trailer, one for the best TWISTED trailer.

9. The creator of the winning trailer will be awarded an 8GB iPod Touch.

10. Winners will be announced on this blog, Sunday, September 7th, and will be notified by email.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Teen Summer Reading is HERE!

Thought you might not be able to tell from the weather, summer is here! And at Sno-Isle Libraries we hope that means you finally have the time to do some reading for FUN!

But if you want a little extra motivation...for every book you read this summer, you can write a review at our website and be entered in a drawing to win a laptop computer! The first 100 teens to write 10 reviews or more will also this cool little LED fan, to show our appreciation for them being true Fans of the Library.

Plus, we have over 100 fun and exciting events and programs going on at our 21 branches. Pop in to the library to cool off (really, it will get hot) in our air conditioning and enjoy a movie, talk with other teens about great new books, or maybe dress up in a Sumo costume and take down a librarian. There will be lots of video games, a little karaoke, and all kinds of surprises.

Hope to see you this summer at the library!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

D&D 4E

I don't know if there are any gamers out there but Dungeons and Dragons groundbreaking 4th Edition released last Saturday. It has been a LONG time since I have rolled 20-sided dice but I've been keeping up with Penny Arcade and their podcast of their first gaming session with the 4th ed. rules.

Episode 1 can be found here: http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/drfe/20080530

It's definitely different than what I remember. I wonder if there will be a resurgence in popularity with gamers and if that will lead to groups playing in the library?

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Books for Guys

So, someone noticed that there are lots of outlets for girls and books, like Reader Girlz, but that there wasn't really anything equivalent for guys (here's the closest). So they made one.

Looking for a book? Killing Time? Take a look. Maybe you'll find something.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Breaking Dawn Cover...

What do you think?
(remember - Breaking Dawn party at Lynnwood Library 9pm-Midnight August 1st. You'll be able to buy your book at Midnight!)