Thursday, August 25, 2011

Simon & Garfunkel

I'm a fan of Simon & Garfunkel music even though it was written back in the 60's. My favorite of their songs is relatively unknown, Richard Cory. In tribute to the fair this week and because, I feel like it :), I have included a video of Simon & Garfunkel's Scarborough Fair.

Here is also one of my favorites, Richard Cory!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

What a fantastic read! This book took me, maybe, 15 minutes to read and it was worth every minute. There are no words in the book. The story is told entirely using pictures.

Hundreds of ingeniously crafted illustrations tell the story of a man who leaves his family to immigrate to a new country in seek of freedom and a job. Fantastical creatures and dramatic cityscapes are the backdrop to a universal tale about family, friendship and finding a new home.

For myself, this was an opportunity to find out what it is like to immigrate to a new country with no knowledge of the language or culture.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Manitowoc County Fair

The Manitowoc County Fair officially opens today at 8:30 am!! I am one of those people that will always look forward to the Manitowoc County Fair. I love the rides, the animals, the music, the booths, everything. I will be participating in the "Running the Fair" race kicking off the fair at 6 pm tonight!

End the summer with a high note by attending the Manitowoc County Fair. Follow the link to find out more about the schedule of events at the fair.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Tiger's Quest by Colleen Houck

The sequel to Tiger's Curse, Tiger's Quest, was just as difficult to put down as the first book after starting it. Once again, I was enthralled by the challenges and adventure that Ren, Kelsey, Kishan, and Kadam must face. I can't wait until the third book is released in November!


Back in Oregon, Kelsey tries to pick up the pieces of her life and push aside her feelings for Ren. But danger lurks around the corner, forcing her to return to India where she embarks on a second quest--this time with Ren's dark, bad-boy brother Kishan, who has also fallen prey to the Tiger's Curse. Fraught with danger, spellbinding dreams, and choices of the heart, TIGER'S QUEST brings the trio one step closer to breaking the spell that binds them.

Watch the book trailer for Tiger's Quest!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

LAST CHANCE ~ Fine Reduction!

The final Read to Reduce Fines will be held today, August 17, from 1:00-2:00 in the Franklin Street Room!

Receive a $5.00 certificate for your library fines for every half hour read!

Read to Reduce Fines
Franklin Street Room
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Friday, August 12, 2011

Minute to Win it

Minute to Win it ~ Summer Reading Program finale
Tuesday, August 16th @ 2:00 PM
Balkansky Community Room

Prizes will be awarded to those who successfully complete tasks in under a minute!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

SRP Prize - Week 9

The prize for week 9 is the Bluw Inc. Finger Drums ~ we will be accepting entry slips until 1:00 on Saturday, August 13th!

The winner of the multivoice changer last week was Katlyn. Congratulations Katlyn!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


As I mentioned last week, it is my sister's birthday this month. It is also my birthday this week! So, to myself and all those celebrating birthdays this month, here are two videos just for us!!!

Orange Aliens:

Birthday Rap:

Monday, August 8, 2011


Join us in the Balkansky Community Room as we create different origami projects! We will have a variety of origami for people at all different levels~

August 9th @ 2:00 pm!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Battle of the Books meetings!

Monday, August 8th @ 10:30 am

Tuesday, August 9th @ 3:00 pm
(after the Origami program)

Try to attend one this week - we will be going over as many of the books as possible! Both meetings will be held in the Balkansky Community Room.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

New Drivers!

In tribute to my sister's 16th birthday this month (yay for her!!), I thought I would post a must-see video for all new and old drivers!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Teen Summer Reading Week 8!

This past week we had three winners, Brandon, Riley and Morgan. They each received a DVD. This upcoming week's prize is a multivoice changer.

If you ever wanted to freak out your friends or sych your parents, get your Bingo slips in before Saturday for your chance to win this multivoice changer!