Friday, December 23, 2011
It began with Eragon... It ends with Inheritance.
Not so very long ago, Eragon—Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider—was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders.
Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can. There will be no second chances.
The Rider and his dragon have come further than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alagaësia? And if so, at what cost?
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Neil Patrick Harris stars as Billy, A.K.A. Dr. Horrible, a budding super-villain whose plans for world domination continually go awry. His two goals: getting accepted into the Evil League of Evil, and working up the guts to speak to his laundromat crush Penny, played by Felicia Day. The only thing standing in his way is Captain Hammer, Billy's superhero arch-nemesis played by Nathan Fillion. With one big score, Billy could get into the E.L.E. and earn the respect of Penny, but only if he can keep her away from the dashing Captain Hammer...
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Set against the backdrop of turn-of-the-century London. Two magicians share an intense rivalry with each other and leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy. The rivalry is so intense that is will be full of obsession, deceit and jealousy, with both dangerous and deadly consequences. From the time that Robert Angier and Alfred Bordon first met, the two were competitors. However, their once friendly competition evolves into battle for each others trade secrets.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The new City of Manitowoc budget calls for $250,000 in cuts, nearly $100,000 more than the 10% reduction proposed by Mayor Nickels. Library management has been working on ways to make the initial $166,553 reduction while maintaining service. The additional cuts make that impossible.
These cuts could mean a reduction in teen library services which means plans for a new teen space could end, and negative effects of summer reading program, teen programs, teen book collection, and battle of the books. If you wish to help, please attend the meeting TOMORROW - Thursday, December 8, at 5 p.m. in the City Council Chambers to show your support for the teen services provided by Manitowoc Public Library.
Directions -- City Hall - (by the river) When you enter City Hall from main entrance, take a right to get to the Council Chambers.
Please come to show your support and pass along the word!
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Here is The Hunger Games Official Movie Trailer! I'm usually not excited for movies based on books since they tend to mess it up, but I am optimistically looking forward to this one~
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
That's Right! Today is National Stay Home Because You Are Well Day! This is a day I fully support! It's a day to celebrate being healthy and alive. I love some of the national holidays we have! If you are interested in other holidays (which there are tons:)) check out Chase's Calendar of Events which can be found in the Manitowoc Public Library.
And before you ask, no I did not stay home today :). I was a trooper and showed up for work!
Friday, November 25, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Even if it is considered enormously embarrassing, I love this parade and wouldn't miss it given the chance. Join us in the cold to watch it tomorrow at 6:30 PM or tune into to Comcast channel 20 to watch from the warmth of your home :)
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Yes, I am very excited about the very first Manga that I have ever read. For a while I have been reading graphic novels, but up until now I had not dived into Manga.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Unfortunately, it does take awhile for the video to load...be patient... :)
This video also means I need to post my favorite flashmob dance to Black Eyed Peas - you got it...the Oprah one...here it is once again in all its fabulous glory! :)
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
This is one of those books I stumbled across and picked up with mild interest.
I paged through it and then I read through it because it was fabulous.It was hilarious! Lots of things you didn't know you wanted to know!
Here's an example on page 203:
10 stupid things to ask a videoshop assistant:
1. "What kind of movies do you have?"
2. "Just how long is 'The Never Ending Story'?"
3. "I kept the original tape. Is it OK if I just return a copy?"
4. "Can you help me? I'm looking for something I haven't seen?"
5. "Do you have a machine to erase subtitles?"
6. "Can I watch this here?"
7. "Do you have a version of Titanic with a happy ending?"
8. "Can you help me to stop my VCR from blinking twelve o'clock all the time?"
9. "Do you have anything funny?"
10. "Do you have (insert title currently playing at the movie theater)?"
Other Lists -
-Mistakes in 12 of your favorite flicks
-22 scariest movies of all time
-40 things that Bart Simpson has written on the blackboard at the beginning of The Simpsons
AND MANY, MANY MORE!!!
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.
She's wrong. ~
If you only have time to read one book this year. Make sure this is the one you choose. It is captivating!
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
I have personally been to The Crypt and Spatterhaus. We decided to watch scary movies before we went to the haunted houses. Excellent idea: it freaked me out! My favorite haunted house every year since I have found it has been The Crypt! I haven't found a better haunted house yet. I have also been told 13th Nightmare is awesome this year!
What are your favorite ones?
Friday, October 28, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Beatrice Alexander is no ordinary schoolteacher—she can move objects with her mind, an embarrassing skill she hasn’t yet mastered or embraced. After nearly killing her brother by accident, she joins the F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad, the Federal Response to Extra-Sensory and Kindred Supernaturals. This top-secret branch of the FBI combats ghosts, ghouls, and other monsters threatening humanity.
With her teammates—among them a handsome former-detective werewolf and an annoying Don Juan vampire who’s dead-set on seducing her—Beatrice investigates her first case. Disgustingly dismembered bodies have turned up, bearing bite marks of the undead. Someone—or something—is raising a horde of hideous, bloodthirsty zombies. Armed with Bette, her trusty machete, Beatrice takes on the master of the flesh-devouring corpses, who’s guarding a horrifying secret . . .
Featuring a team of monster hunters with unique paranormal abilities, the F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Investigation series combines humor, suspense, and supernatural crime-fighting.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
In the weeks since, nearly 1,300 birds have died as a result of the spill. But some crafty bird lovers jumped at the chance to help – knitting sweaters for penguins.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
A teenage surfer girl summons the courage to go back into the ocean to realize her surfing dreams after losing an arm in a shark attack.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Money 411 with Nicole Martinez
Great Lakes Higher Education
Tuesday, October 11th
Find out how to be financially prepared now (new car, shopping spree, credit card, checking account) and for the future (college, backpacking Europe, buying a yacht...)!! Nicole Martinez will share some foolproof financial tips.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Fire-fighters' Halloween Story
County Community Burn Ordinances Pertaining to recreational fires and burning of yard and household waste.
All outdoor burning is prohibited in the City except for those parcels described in ordinance. Recreational fires are allowed, but not during the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
At 8.00pm on October 31st two fire-fighters could see a fire raging in the back yard. It was clearly in breach of the rule on burning leaves after dark. One of the fireman knocked on the door, and they both waited each holding their helmet in their hand. The little old woman opened the door and promptly dropping a bar of candy into each helmet. She then told them, 'Aren't you boys are a little old for trick and treat, and closed the door'. The fire-fighters left open mouthed.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
The picture on the front cover is what enthralled me first. I'm a sucker for a pretty dress as well as stories based on fairy tales! Entwined is based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale of the 12 dancing princesses - one of their less known fables.
In the half-magical world of Eathesbury, Azalea is the oldest of 12 daughters and heir to her father's throne. When the sisters' mother dies after a long illness, the siblings find a hidden passageway to an enchanted pavilion under the castle where they can dance all night, secretly breaking the rules of mourning. The mysterious and alluring Keeper makes this possible, but he also seems to have less-than-honorable plans for the girls, especially Azalea. The tale's atmosphere becomes increasingly dark and brooding as the truth from ages past comes out, and Azalea realizes just what evil they are pitted against.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Are you looking at colleges and preparing for college? Are you a little confused about all the choices and options? Join us on Tuesday, September 27th at 5:00 PM in the Balkansky Community Room as we help to take the mystery out of preparing for college.
Nicole Martinez from Great Lakes Higher Education will be joining us to help you prepare for your Collegeland Adventure!
Monday, September 19, 2011
Her parents, which are writers, even name her Paige Turner...
Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge:
Paige Turner has just moved to New York with her family, and she's having some trouble adjusting to the big city. In the pages of her sketchbook, she tries to make sense of her new life, including trying out her secret identity: artist. As she makes friends and starts to explore the city, she slowly brings her secret identity out into the open, a process that is equal parts terrifying and rewarding
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Sarah Boynton, author of The Going to Bed Book, is the first author to sign an e-book. 8 year old Alex, in the picture, is the first person in the world to receive a signed e-book! Hosted in New York by Barnes & Noble on Monday, May 2nd, Sarah Boynton read her book, The Going to Bed Book, and had a book signing.
Some, like Alex, had an e-book for Ms. Boynton signed, but the majority still brought a hard board book up for her to sign!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
I know this is a late post, but I recently found out that Sputnik Fest is today in Manitowoc. Although I have intended to go for the past two years, I have always ended up working on this day. Check it out if you have nothing to do today ~ They have the Miss Space Debris contest, cake contest, dog contest, costume creation contest, etc.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Teen beauty queens. A Lost-like island. Mysteries and dangers. No access to emall. And the spirit of fierce, feral competition that lives underground in girls, a savage brutality that can only be revealed by a journey into the heart of non-exfoliated darkness. Oh, the horror, the horror! Only funnier. With evening gowns. And a body count.
Check it out today!