Wednesday, July 30, 2008
We will have few more meetings between now and the September 3 battle at Silver Lake College. We will pick the next meeting date on Thursday.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
As for the summer totals, Jeannette cleaned up with a whopping 313 totals hours (adding reading hours, program attendance hours and doubled Battle Book hours). She claimed the Now 27 CD as her top prize. Hunter earned second prize with 83 hours and chose the origami kit. Logan finished third to claim a LaDeDa Books gift certificate by reading 78.25 hours. Close on his heels at 77.25 hours was Sarah, the owner of the Now 28 CD.
That brings the summer programs to a close, but there is still plenty going on. The Battle of the Books is set for September 3 and we are still taking sign-ups. We are also reconvening our teen advisory board and the Wii tournament rolls on August 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Don't worry if you can't make it to this meeting, we will be getting together multiple times between now and September 3. There will be plenty of time to get together and plot out a Manitowoc victory at the Battle of the Books!
TT went on hiatus for the past two months while the summer programs were in full swing, but we are going to reconvene in August, but on a trial basis. We want to make sure we have good turnout for the meetings each month (which can be difficult once shcool is in full swing). Next month, anyone interested is welcome to take part in the meetings and see if TT is for them. If enough people are on board, we will continue it as a monthly organization.
Next month, we will discuss the summer program (what worked, didn't work, etc.) and the upcoming fall schedule. We are also, as always, looking for input on the collection, from books to DVDsto CDs.
I will post the first meeting date next week, as well as announce it at the Karaoke Finale on Monday.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
"Black Hole Sun" - Soundgarden
"Black Velvet" - Alannah Myles
"Bohemian Rhapsody" - Queen
"Close My Eyes Forever" - Ozzy Osbourne and Lita Ford
"Come Sail Away" - Styx
"Copacabana" - Barry Manilow
"Glamorous" - Fergie and Ludacris
"Heart of Glass" - Blondie
"Hemorrhage (In My Hands)" - Fuel
"Holiday" - Madonna
"How to Save a Life" - The Fray
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" - Rolling Stones
"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" - Aerosmith
"(I Just) Died in Your Arms" - Cutting Crew
"In the Air Tonight" - Phil Collins
"Irreplaceable" - Beyoncé
"It Ends Tonight" - All American Rejects
"It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" - Billy Joel
"Knocking on Heaven's Door" - Guns N' Roses
"Lips of an Angel" - Hinder
"Midnight Train to Georgia" - Gladys Knight and the Pips
"More Than a Feeling" - Boston
"My Cherie Amour" - Stevie Wonder
"My Heart Will Go On" - Celine Dion
"Over the Rainbow" - Katharine McPhee
"Put Your Records On"- Corinne Bailey Rae
"Rio" - Duran Duran
"September" - Earth Wind & Fire
"Sister Christian" - Night Ranger
"Sweet Dreams" - Eurythmics
"Tainted Love" - Soft Cell
"These Words" - Natasha Bedingfield
"Time of the Season" - The Zombies
"Tiny Dancer" - Elton John
"Too Little Too Late" - JoJo
"Unfaithful" - Rihanna
"Walking On Sunshine" - Katrina & The Waves
"What is Love?" - Haddaway
"You Can't Hurry Love" - Diana Ross and The Supremes
"You're Beautiful" - James Blunt
Don't forget that the Finale is the last chance for you to get your reading slips turned in! While the first warbled strains of karaoke are being belted out, we will tally up the last slips and get you poised to claim whatever prizes you have earned. The prizes include books, DVDs, CD, gift certificates to LaDeDa Books, Family Video and iTunes, jump drives, games, and more.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
The medals are polished, the Wii is warmed up and the chocolate is, well, chocolaty. That means it is time for the Wii Olympics - our next YA summer program event. Things will get underway at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 14th in the Balkansky Room where we will have everyone go head-to-head in their favorite Olympic events and find out who the top cyber-Olympians are.
You will get to choose three events from the following list:
Running events - 100 M, 110M hurdles, 400M, 400m Hurdles, 4x100M relay
Field events - long jump, triple jump, hammer toss, javelin
Swimming events - 100M Freestyle, 4x100M Freestyle Relay
Other events - Rowing
This is how it will work: Each player will compete at least once in each of the events they sign up for. The top four competitors in each event will then go head-to-head in a medal competition. Due to time constraints, we won't be doing some of the other time-consuming events, like ping-pong, high jump, or trampoline. Nonetheless, there will be plenty of Olympic events for everyone - plus plenty of pop and snacks to keep you fueled up.
Just a reminder of the scoring: DDR and Guitar Hero are based on the top individual song scores by each player. Bowling is a combination of the top two games bowled by each player. Tennis and Smash Bros. are head-to-head tournaments where a victory in each round earns points (!st round=1 point, 2nd round=2 points, etc.).
July Leader boards:
Dance, Dance Revolution
Kara Foster 66,209,175
Dan Rosenow 21,245,450
Matt Troyer 16,761,940
Zach Schuette 12,454,200
Shane Hailer 6,797,580
Bryce Williams 6,022,500
Guitar Hero III
Dan Rosenow 308,752
Michael DeBauch 297,338
Chris Davis 209,326
Alex Grant 165,377
Max Kaczkowski 160,078
Dan Rosenow 388 (195, 193)
Michael DeBauch 387 (196, 191)
Forrest Hammil 368 (189, 179)
Katie Young 343 (190, 153)
David Sharpe 318 (164, 154)
Stephanie Troullier 282 (156, 126)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Bryce Williams 18 points
Luke Hemken 17 points
Sam Rouse 14 points
Daniel Homben 14 points
Michael DeBauch 7 points
Eric Hernandez 6 points
Matt Troyer 6 points
Matt Troyer 11 points
Danny Sharpe 10 points
Bob Waterbury 6 points
Max Kaczkowski 3 points
Crystal DeBauch 1 point
Michael DeBauch 1 point
David Sharpe 1 point
Saturday, July 5, 2008
As always, attending the program counts towards your Summer Reading Program hours. As a bonus, anyone who has the fortitude to sit through all three movies will earn an extra 15 hours - that's 20 hours total just for watching Star Wars movies!
Pop and popcorn will be in abundance so be sure to test your endurance and make your way up to the Balkansky Room at 10 a.m. on Monday!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
If the painting gets rained out, we are going to hold a "wrap" party in the Quiet Study Room. Not unlike the bubble Wrap Decathlon, we will be holding various contests using bubble wrap, toilet paper and cling wrap. As the name suggests, there will be some wrapping going on so feel free to come in and check it out.