Friday, September 30, 2011
Come meet Alyson Noël (author of the Riley Bloom series), Gabrielle Zevin (author of All These Things I've Done), Jessica Brody (author of My Life Undecided/The Karma Club), and Mary Pearson (author of the Adoration of Jenna Fox/The Fox Inheritance)!
Thursday, October 13 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Barnes and Noble
19401 Alderwood Mall Parkway
In celebration of this fun event, we will be giving away some of the titles to a lucky teen to bring to the even to be signed! This week it is The Fox Inheritance by Mary Pearson.
Two-hundred-sixty years after a terrible accident destroyed their bodies, sixteen-year-old Locke and seventeen-year-old Kara have been brought back to life in newly bioengineered bodies, with many questions about the world they find themselves in and more than two centuries of horrible memories of being trapped in a digital netherworld wondering what would become of them.
This week's question is if you woke 260 years in the future with a newly bioengineered body, what features would you want it to have?
Drawing will take place Tuesday October 4th. Check back here to see if you won! (No anonymous answers, please...though initials are ok).
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Place a hold on Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (is that an awesome author's name, or what?)
Monday, September 26, 2011
And it looks like she's going to join the tumblr craze, based on where this was found... The new book is called The Name of the Star and is about an American girl spending the summer in London as a rash of Jack the Ripper-style murders start to occur...
You can place it on hold here!
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
When Rafe Kane enters middle school, he teams up with his best friend, "Leo the Silent," to create a game to make school more fun by trying to break every rule in the school's code of conduct.
There are 32 people waiting for Sno-Isle's copies right now, but you can win a free ARC (advanced readers copy) this weekend by telling me what rule you are most likely to break and why.
Winner will be picked Tuesday September 27, 2011.
Don't forget to put your initials somewhere, and check back here for the winner!
If you've never been to the Bookfest you should check it out! You could meet a cool local author like Deb Caletti or Cherie Priest. Or attend a writing workshop hosted by one of the awesome scheduled presenters. There are so many progams at several different locations throughout the park that you are sure to find something memorable and fun to attend!
Monday, September 19, 2011
Let's face it - school is in full swing and you're probably feeling the pressure to keep up with your homework. What do you do if you run into difficulties? Maybe you have a math problem that just doesn't make sense, or your teacher wants you to write about the themes in Hamlet and you're not sure what where to get started.
Sno-Isle Libraries has just the thing to help make your life easier - HelpNow live tutoring service.
Real live people are available between 1-10 pm every day to assist you with your homework. As long as you have a Sno-Isle library card, you can log in, select your grade level and subject, then connect with a tutor for one-on-one help. They can help you with a specific problem, or if you want to brush up on a subject you can select from the Skills Building section.
The Writing Lab is another great service. Upload your paper and they'll send it back within 24 hours with suggestions for improvement. What a great reason not to put your papers off until the last minute!
The best thing - all of these services are FREE. So there's no excuse not to take advantage of them and relieve some of the stress of school.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Well, they are meeting again this weekend, and will be joined by Kody Keplinger author of The DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) and brand new book Shut Out a retelling of the naughty Greek classic Lysistrata. Did I mention that Kody is only 20 and already has two books out?! And you can meet her at here:
Teen Book Brunch
University Book Store in Mill Creek Town Center
Saturday September 17, 2011 - 11am-noon
Can't make it? So sad. But you CAN win a copy of Shut Out (which I'm just going to say here and now is definitely for mature teen readers...lots of strong language and sexual subject matter). Just tell me what your favorite teen book based on a classic piece of literature is for your chance to win! Drawing will take place Tuesday September
Also...anonymous/unknown entries will not be entered in the drawing, as those folks never seem to claim their prizes! You must at least include your initials and what library you go to.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Monday September 19 - 3:30pm - Marysville Library
Wednesday October 12 - 3pm - Oak Harbor Library
Wednesday October 19 - 4pm - Mountlake Terrace Library
Friday November 11 - 3:30pm - Darrington Library
So...to win an ARC of I am Number Four, tell me about your favorite movie made from a book...OTHER THAN Harry Potter (I know they are super awesome already).
If you are posting anonymously, please include your initials, so I know it is you if you win. And when you comment mark the box that says you want to be notified when other comments are made...we have like 5 books that haven't been claimed from this summer!
Giveaway will take place on Tuesday September 13, 2011. See you back here then!
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Up to ten winners will be selected this year and receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and $500 travel stipend to attend an awards reception in New York hosted by The New York Times.
The award is administered by the American Library Association with support from Carnegie Corporation of New York and The New York Times.
There's nothing like this award. The I Love My Librarian Award is unique. Previous winners have referred to it as the "People’s Choice Award" of the library world because library users nominate librarians for the difference they are making in their schools, campuses and communities.
Thousands of incredible nominations come in every year from teachers and principals, members of Friends groups, parents, students, administrators and members of the community. Now is your chance to tell the world how much your local Sno-Isle librarian means to you! Nominate your favorite librarian today!
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Did you know that today is National Read a Book Day? I just learned that this morning. So my question to you is - what are you reading? Something just for fun? Something you've been assigned for school?
I'm currently reading (and thoroughly enjoying) The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge.