It’s almost 2005! Can you believe it? This week, the Anderson Public Library will be closed December 31st and January 1st. But don’t worry…in January, we have tons of Teen events scheduled: Teen Open Mic Night, Game Night, a Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament and a Get Crafty! event. Interested in attending? All events are free; for more information, you can:

a) Call 641-2456 and ask a librarian

b) Get online to www.andersonlibrary.net and check out the Events Calendar

c) Hike through the snow and grab a copy of the Anderson Public Library’s newsletter, More Than Just Books

Hope everyone has a great holiday and we’ll be seeing you in 2005!


Another Great Read!

One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies by Sonya Sones

Ruby has turned her grief into anger at her father: because he divorced her mother before she was born, because she has had to leave her best friend Lizzie and her boyfriend Ray to come to Los Angeles to live with him, and because he is Whip Logan, a very famous and rich movie star. She turns a cold shoulder to all his gentle and persistent attempts to relate to her, sneers at the glamour of his Beverly Hills mansion and famous friends, and spends most of her time writing desperate emails to Lizzie and Ray, and her dead mother, from her Dream Bedroom. The friendship of Max, Whip’s live-in assistant/personal trainer, is some comfort, and Ruby has a harder and harder time keeping her sneer as Whip ups the ante, from rides in his classic vintage cars, to shopping trips for anything she wants, to weekends in Las Vegas and Catalina and a party where Eminem is the guest of honor. But an earthquake leads to a surprising revelation that changes everything for Ruby, in an enormously satisfying ending.

This Week…

Hi everyone! This week has been busy and more events are yet to come. We had our last Teen Poetry Slam Monday Night of 2004; it was a great success! Think you have what it takes to compete? Find out at the next slam Monday, February 7th at 6:30PM in the Delaware Room. Participants must read original material…not a poet? Remember, we always need judges and scorekeepers too.

This Saturday, December 11th, we are celebrating winter solstice with a special Make & Take for teens. Join us in the Delaware Room at 11:00AM for some relaxing fun. Find out what we’re making to chase away the winter blues!

I’m still looking for a few good book reviewers. If you are interested, please email me at bhull@and.lib.in.us. Hope to see you all soon!