Thursday, June 30, 2011
On Tuesday, July 5th, we will be learning more about the women in Uganda as well as learning how to roll one of the beads! There will also be enough Ugandan loose beads available to make bracelets - one per teen!
Don't forget to bring your friends and family to the Beads for Life booth at Krazy Daze on Saturday, July 9th! 100% of the proceeds are going back to support the women in Uganda and help realize their dreams - Continue reading to learn about one of the women benefited from this organization.
Meet Nakimera Brenda:
Brenda, 22, is achieving her goal of becoming a nurse despite the huge challenges of her early life. Brenda’s father was insane and wandered from village to village. Her mother, unable to cope with her family and extreme poverty, abandoned them.
Brenda was taken in by a distant relative of her father who told her, “I can’t afford anything for you, but you can stay with us.” But Brenda was determined to get herself educated. By studying really hard, late into the night by candlelight, she managed to win scholarships to high school, scoring at the highest levels of achievement.
But upon graduation there were no jobs to be found for a poor girl with a high school education. So Brenda resigned herself to no expectations and was waiting without hope at home. Now Brenda is a part of our Vocational Training Program for youth. She passed her nursing entrance exams and is enrolled as a first-year student at Mulago Nursing School. She will be a much needed and wonderful nurse.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Alton Richards is resigned to spending a slow summer on his own after his girlfriend leaves him for his best friend and he finds himself with no money and no job. Unfortunately, his mother insists that he become his blind great-uncle's chauffeur and cardturner at local bridge tournaments. Though the 17-year-old has only met Lester Trapp on a few occasions, his mother hopes that this connection will inspire the wealthy old man to write the family into his will. Alton reluctantly agrees, even though he knows nothing about bridge and has no interest in learning the game. He meets Toni Castaneda at the tournaments and soon discovers that he's not the only long-lost relative intent on winning over Trapp and his inheritance. What transpires is an intriguing glimpse into a crazy family full of secrets and unusual quirks.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
There will be 12 drawings this week: 2 Chamber Bucks ($10 each) and 10 Pizza Hut certificates
Get your certificates in by Saturday at 1:00 pm!
The Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico will be closed for a second day today as a raging wildfire remains a threat, while floodwaters from the Missouri River are keeping two nuclear power plants under siege in Nebraska.
The authorities are adamant that all precautions have been taken and all three plants are expected to survive the flooding/wildfire and pose no immediate threat at this time.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
- Paint the Library @ 2:00!
Friday, June 24, 2011
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Thursday, June 23, 2011
There are still a few spots open for windows. Otherwise, come around 2:30-3:00 for ice cream in the Balkansky Community Room! Let's get the library decorated for the Fourth of July!!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Another teen read-in is scheduled today from 1-2 PM in the Franklin Street Room (Quiet Study). For every half hour read, the teen receives a $5 certificate off of library fines! Read for the whole hour and receive $10! Check in with Krissy (me!) and start reading.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
The first slip chosen will be able to select the DVD he/she chooses. All slips are due by 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 25th!
Usually drawings will be held on Tuesdays of the following week at the YA program, but I happen to work today, so....the Winner of the Marshmallow Shooter for Week 1 is....MORGAN TIENOR!!
Sunday, June 19, 2011
My favorite poem is about Little Red Riding Hood from the wolf's perspective and from Red Riding Hood's perspective. Definitely take the time to read these poems!
Friday, June 17, 2011
-Anime is French for animation
-Anime is used to describe when comics or manga is turned into a Japanese cartoon
-In Japan there is a museum for Osamu Tezuka, who is considered the father of manga
-Black cats are considered good luck in Japan
-In Japan, manga forms one-third of all the printed material!
Join us on Tuesday for drawing manga and anime with Kao Vang. We will start at 2 PM!
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Drawing will be held on Tuesday next week - Winner will be notified then! All entries must be received by 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 18th!
The first Bingo also entitles everyone to one FREE book to be chosen at the Reference Desk - There are 150 books to choose from!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Follow this link to download your audiobooks: audiobooksync.com
Schedule of Downloads:
Available June 23 - June 29
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare
Available June 30 - July 6
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
The Trial by Franz Kafka
Available July 7 - July 13
Where the Streets Had a Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
Available July 14 - July 20
The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney
Beowulf by Francis B. Gummere [Trans.]
Available July 21 - July 27
Chanda's Secrets by Allan Stratton
Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Available July 28 - August 3
Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari
Rescue: Stories of Survival From Land and Sea by Dorcas S. Miller [Ed.]
Available August 4 - August 10
Immortal by Gillian Shields
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Available August 11 - August 17
Storm Runners by Roland Smith
The Cay by Theodore Taylor
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
1. Baby Food lasagna mixed with vanilla pudding
2. Spaghettios mixed with either syrup or chocolate sauce
4. Wasabi Peas
5. Eel Fillets
8. Mealworms covered in either BBQ or Cheddar Cheese
I was talked into eating all of the levels as well - I am proud to say I made it through ALL eight levels even though I am still feeling a little queasy!
Next Week: Drawing Manga with Kao Vang on Tuesday at 2 PM~
Summer Reading Program has officially begun! Sign up at the Reference Desk and pick up your first Bingo card. Second Bingo card will be available for pick up on July 15th. Our first program is today at 2pm: International Food Fear Factor! We will have a gourmet meal of eel, octopus, anchovies, mealworms, spaghettios with maple syrup and more! It is a feast for everyone!!
For every Bingo completed, you receive an entry into the drawing for that week. Click on Prizes to find out what the prize is for each week. Entries will be received until the closing of the library on each Saturday at 1 pm!
Have an awesome summer!!
Monday, June 13, 2011
If you wish to participate, please fill out the Downtown Scavenger Hunt form or pick one up at the Reference Desk. Unfortunately, no teen will be allowed to participate without handing in one of the forms by 1:00 on July 12th!
Fill one out and return at anytime!
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
For more information, read the full article on Entertainment News Online.
Watch the first Hangover by Clicking on the picture to place a hold on the library's copies.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Passion. Fate. Loyalty.
Would you risk it all to change your destiny?
The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she'd be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world.
But that's exactly what happened.
Face-to-face with dark forces, spellbinding magic, and mystical worlds where nothing is what it seems, Kelsey risks everything to piece together an ancient prophecy that could break the curse forever.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
The fun starts at 5:00 PM in the Balkansky Community Room!
Monday, June 6, 2011
And since no studying is complete without fun - we will have games on the hour to relieve stress. Come and go as you please tomorrow!
Friday, June 3, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Receive a free book with your FIRST Bingo on each card!
Prizes for Drawings by Week!
June 13-18 ~ 1 drawing: marshmallow shooter + 1st Bingo = FREE BOOK
June 20-25 ~ 2 drawings: DVDs - Tangled and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
June 27-July 2 ~ 12 drawings: 2 Chamber Bucks ($10 each) and 10 Pizza Hut certificates
July 5-July 9 ~ 3 drawings: itunes gift card ($15 each) + Greatest Hits of Johnny Cash CD
July 11- July 16 ~ 13 drawings: 3 Chamber Bucks ($10 each)
July 18-July 23 ~ 1 drawing: Marshmallow Shooter + 1st Bingo of new card = FREE BOOK
July 25-July 30 ~ 3 drawings: DVDs - Shrek 2, Easy A, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
August 1-August 6 ~ 11 drawing: 1 MultiVoice Changer
August 8- August 13 ~ 1 drawing: Finger Drum Set
August 16 Finale ~ MANY drawings for books and posters
Start picking up your second Bingo card on July 15th! Click on item for a description.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
John is an extraordinary teen, masking his true identity and passing as a typical high school student to elude a deadly enemy seeking to destroy him. Three like him have already been killed ... he is Number Four.