Weekly News Bite

This week, we are launching a new program: Teen Game Night! This is slated to happen the fourth Thursday of every month from 6:00PM-8:00PM. It’s a chance to hang out and have fun at the Library with friends and new faces. The Library will provide chess and checker boards as well as cards; if you have a game that you like to play, bring it on in! Remember: no gambling is allowed at any time. So meet up with us on Thursday, January 27th in the Delaware Room from 6:00PM-8:00PM!

Don’t forget: the Teen Poetry Slam is right around the corner! We will be performing on Monday, February 7th at 6:00PM on the third floor. Join us!


Booktalks at Northside

Here’s a list of the titles I booktalked for Mrs. Wildman:

I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier

The Rag and Bone Shop by Robert Cormier

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Stop Pretending: what happened when my big sister went crazy by Sonya Sones

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen

And suggested by a student:

Anne Frank and Me by Cherie Bennett

Hope you all had a good time and I see you soon! I’d also like to thank Mrs. Wildman for giving me a chance to meet with new students.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament Winners

The winners for the Winter Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament are:

Age Bracket One (ages 9-11):

1st place–Chris McCord (Northside MS)

Age Bracket Two (ages 12-19):

3rd place–Jesse Earl (Northside MS)

2nd place–Brandon Treutel

1st place–Shawn Blair (Northside MS)

Congratulations to everyone who competed! We had 46 players this session. The next tournament should be sometime in March…watch those calendars!

Saturday Update

Our Get Crafty program on Thursday night was a lot of fun! Ten people joined in the paint, glue and mess to create jeweled boxes to take home. Need some creative ideas? Check out www.diynet.com for inspiration. Want to get crafty with us at the Library for free? Our Get Crafty series is held monthly, every second Thursday. If you have ideas for crafts, drop me a line!

Saturday, January 15th, we will be hosting our Winter Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament. Keep checking back for the winners of the Winter Tournament as we will post the names this evening.

Don’t forget! The Anderson Public Library will be closed this Monday, January 17th, in honor of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. See you all Tuesday!

Weekly News Bite

It’s Wednesday and so far, the rain just won’t stop! It’s a good time to visit the Anderson Public Library and find a good book or DVD. Don’t forget, Thursday, January 13th, we are hosting a Get Crafty Night for Teens at 6:00PM. Bored? Stop on by!

P.S. Thanks to everyone for helping our Teen Open Mic Night be a success! We had 13 people attend…we’re hoping to have more, so tell your friends and family about the next Teen Open Mic Night on Monday, February 14th!

Friday Update

The ice and cold has made it really hard to get to the Library this week! This is just a friendly reminder of all the events coming next week:

Monday, January 10th from 6:00PM-8:00PM is Teen Open Mic Night; be ready to perform anything from poetry to drama to dance.

Thursday, January 13th from 6:00PM-8:00PM is Get Crafty for Teens. We’ll be using our creatvity (and a little glue) for Make & Takes.

Saturday, January 15th from 1:00PM-4:00PM is our Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament. Registration is required.

For any questions or registration, call 641-2456.

Booktalks for North Side

Welcome to 2005! I hope you all had a great holiday and made some resolutions for the new year. I sure did…like get going on this web log! Here is a long overdue list of titles that I booktalked back in December to sixth graders at North Side. If you’re looking for a good read, check one of these out:

Skellig by David Almond

The Face On The Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney

Dead Girls Don’t Write Letters by Gail Giles

Running Out Of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix

When Zachary Beaver Came To Town by Kimberly Willis Holt

Silent To The Bone by E.L. Konigsburg