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!
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Battle of the Books competition was held last night at Silver Lake College! It was an awesome night! The teens and I had a lot of fun. The competitors were Brillion, Manitowoc, Two Rivers, New Holstein, Kiel and Chilton public libraries. Brillion took home the win last night narrowly beating second place by ONE point!
I am very proud to announce that Manitowoc tied for second place with Chilton ONE point behind Brillion! Next year, we will take home the win!
Thank you also to Mayor Nickels for doing an excellent job as the emcee last night!
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
So whether you are going up north, going on vacation or hanging around town, enjoy your last weekend of summer before school starts this year. Then, on Tuesday, September 6th, start the countdown to next summer!
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, September 1, 2011
THE WORLD HAS ENDED... WHAT COMES NEXT?
Epidemics, floods, droughts--for sixteen-year-old Lucy, the end of the world came and went, taking 99% of the population with it. As the weather continues to rage out of control, and Sweepers clean the streets of plague victims, Lucy survives alone in the wilds of Central Park. But when she's rescued from a pack of hunting dogs by a mysterious boy named Aidan, she reluctantly realizes she can't continue on her own. She joins his band of survivors, yet, a new danger awaits her: the Sweepers are looking for her. There's something special about Lucy, and they will stop at nothing to have her.
CHECK IT OUT TODAY!