Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The New Wonder Woman

What do you think about her new duds? I think they're awesome; she looks more powerful and imposing now. It never made sense to me that anyone would want to fight crime in a bathing suit or skirt. Not to mention that top. So impractical.

You can read a little more about Wonder Woman's evolution here.

I really hope that they make a movie someday. Even if my Joss Whedon hopes have been dashed. You all probably have no idea what I'm talking about. Ah well.

Don't forget you can place a hold on the Wonder Woman graphic novels or the old tv show!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Calling Teen Writers!

How do writers make a real scene of a simple situation? Layering of course! Young adult authors Heather Davis (Never Cry Werewolf, The Clearing) and Liz Gallagher (The Opposite of Invisible) will lead you through the process of layering in setting, character emotions, thoughts and other details that make a scene come alive.

Actual. Published. Authors of Awesomeness will be at Lynnwood Library at 4pm.

Writing a book? Think you might want to someday? Aiming to be the next famous author?Just want to rock at the next creative writing assignment? Bored with summer already and need something to do this afternoon?

Not to be missed. Seriously.

And while we're at it, there are two more writing workshops this summer, so put July 27 & August 17th on your calendar, 'cause Kevin Emerson (songwriting workshop!) and Holly Cupala (Keeping Secrets: Creating Characters Who Turn the Page) will be here!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Attention Twi-hards!

Based on my time visiting schools around Lynnwood, I know that at least a few of you out there are still Twilight fans. Me? I'm kinda over it. But don't hold that against me please - especially since I've made a solemn librarian pledge to not judge anyone else for their reading interest (it's a pretty easy pledge - it takes WAY too much energy to care about what everyone is reading. I'm lazy like that.).

Another reason not to judge me is 'cause of what I'm about to tell you:

The actresses who play Rosalie and Esme will be in town to introduce a FREE OUTDOOR showing of NEW MOON.

*pauses for screaming*

(was there screaming? I bet if it was Jacob or Edward, there would be screaming.)

Anyway... Nikki Reed and Elizabeth Reaser will be in the Fremont neighborhood TONIGHT (Friday) as part of "the Fremont Outdoor Movie series at 3501 Phinney Ave North. Doors open at 6; event starts at 8. Don’t forget a lawn chair."

There will also be a clip of Eclipse shown, just to up the ante.

via Seattle Met

Monday, June 21, 2010

Book Clubs for Teens!

Summer reading is in full swing! You've got book recommendations from the librarian who visited your school hot in your hands - and now that you've read one or two of them, you've got a few opinions about it to share. Some of the clubs talk about certain books, others it's all about the full-fledged book nerd fun - no particular book required. Here are some outlets for book fun this summer:

Darrington Library
Teen Summer Fun: Pizza, Books and Bags
Eat pizza and tell us about your favorite books. Plus, hear what other teens are reading. Make your own duct tape book bag.
Date: Monday, July 26, 2010
Start Time: 12:00 PM

Edmonds Library
The Breakfast Club: Books and Bagels
Join other teens for books and bagels! Chat about your favorite reads and get recommendations from other teens. Free books and monthly summer reading prize drawings at each meeting.
Dates: Mondays, June 28, July 26, August 23, 2010
Start Time: 11:00 AM

Langley Library
Monday Book Club
Join us on the patio at Island Coffeehouse and Books to soak in some sun while we discuss a book. Copies of discussed books are available at the Langley Library.
Start Time: 2:00 PM

Lynnwood Library
Teen Pizza & Books: A Bring Your Own Book Club:
Like to read? Enjoy a slice of pizza and tell us about your favorite books - no required reading - just bring whatever you are excited about. Plus hear about what other teens are reading and discover your NEXT favorite book.
Dates: Fridays, June 25 and July 23, 2010
Start Time: 4:00 PM

Marysville Library
Summer Reading: Pizza, Books, and Prizes!
Join other teens for pizza and chatting about the books you've read this summer. Talk about your favorite reads and get recommendations from other teens. Monthly Summer Reading prize drawings at each meeting! (You don't need to be present to win, but extra prizes will be awarded to teens that come.)
Dates: Wednesday, July 28, August 25, 2010
Start Time: 6:00 PM

Mill Creek Library
Teen Book Club:
Do you like talking about books with your friends? Join the Teen Book Club the fourth Thursday of each month for a lively book
discussion. Snacks are provided and books may be picked up after the first of the month.
Start Time: 7:00 PM

Monroe Library
Summer Reading Wrap-Up: Books and Movies
Wrap up Summer Reading with root beer floats and a movie. Cool off in the library’s air conditioning and talk about the books you read this summer.
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Start Time: 3:00 PM

Mukilteo Library
Brunch Bunch Book Club:
A book club with discussions, activities, and food for middle schoolers.
Start Time: 10:00 AM

Oak Harbor Library
Pizza and Books: Bring Your Own Book Club:
What are you reading this summer? Enjoy a slice of pizza and tell us about your favorite books. Hear what other teens are reading, and maybe find a new favorite.
Date: 7/14/2010
Start Time: 3:00 PM

Oak Harbor Library
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Date: Thursday, July 22, 2010
Start Time: 5:30 PM

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World Trailer

I've been trying to up my graphic novel IQ, so I've been reading a lot of them lately. One of which, I was amused to discover will soon be a rather awesome looking movie. The trailer looks pretty honest to the book it's based on, Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life, (the second volume in the series by Bryan Lee O'Malley shares a title with the movie) so I'm excited to see it.

Don't forget, you can read and review teen or adult graphic novels for the Summer Reading Program to win prizes!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Win a Free Book: Dirty Little Secrets

All summer long we are going to be giving away FREE BOOKS! It will be happening at random times, so check back here on our blog regularly to see when you can WIN.

Today's book is Dirty Little Secrets by C. J. Omololu.

When her unstable mother dies unexpectedly, sixteen-year-old Lucy must take control and find a way to keep the long-held secret of her mother's compulsive hoarding from being revealed to friends, neighbors, and especially the media.

How can you your own brand new copy to keep forever? Email and tell us one of your little secrets (a crush? least favorite sibling?). We will post it anonymously to our blog, then randomly draw a winner Tuesday June 15th at noon. Winner (but not their secret) will be posted in the comments here at that time.

Good luck!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Download Audiobooks for Free

Did you know you can download audiobooks from the Sno-Isle Library website to listen to on your mp3 player? I absolutely love listening to audiobooks on my iPod when I'm exercising, doing housework, or in my car. It makes what could be a boring task entertaining and even fun. Here are just some of the great titles you can currently request to download from our website:

In addition to audiobooks, you can also download eBooks, videos, and music!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Deathly Hallows Trailer

I'm going to miss these when they are gone.

What do you think? Will you be there opening night?

Place a hold on your favorite Harry Potter book or movie in anticipation!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

You want that laptop, but what to read?

It's started. Summer Reading is officially accepting your reviews and now every single review you send us gets you entered into the prize drawings.

But what to read?

The teen librarians are always happy to help you find the perfect book for every mood, so, if you aren't finding anything that strikes your fancy on any of our many booklists, send us an email here and we'll create a personalized list for you! Be sure to tell us your favorite books, or one that you hated - and whether you like fantasy, horror, realistic fiction - or whatever you think will help us find the perfect books for you!

Like everything else at the library, this is free - so never hesitate to ask!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Teen Summer Reading Contest

It is that time again: Teen Summer Reading is here!

For each teen or adult book you read or listen to this summer (June 1 through August 31), submit a review here. You could win a special prize:

* Grand Prize: Earn an entry in the drawing to win a VAIO® W Series mini notebook computer for each review you submit.

* Librarians' Choice Award: Win a 32GB iPod Touch if the teen librarians select your review as the best one of the summer.

* Your review also enters you in weekly drawings to win a Sno-Isle Teens Infamous for Information T-shirt and other prizes depending on your library.

Grand and Librarian's choice prizes funded by the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.

Grand Prize drawing takes place on September 1, 2010. See posted results on the Sno-Isle Teens Infamous for Information blog. We will notify the winner.

The Librarian's Choice Award will be announced Friday September 10th.

Teens must be 12-18 to participate.