Thursday, December 14, 2006

Happy Holidays!

You'll be bored without us!

Regularly scheduled programming to begin at the end 0f January...check here for the schedule.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Books into Movies

Don't you just love when your favorite book is turned into a movie? Unless, of course, they ruin it! Anyway, check out these movies that will be appearing soon in a theater near you- let's hope for the best!
Blood and Chocolate (written by Annette Curtis Klause) Jan. 2007
Bridge to Terabithia (Katherine Paterson)
The Dark is Rising (Susan Cooper)
Eragon Christmas 2006 (Christopher Paolini)
Inkheart (Cornelia Funke) 2008
Nancy Drew (Carolyn Keene) 2007
The Spiderwick Chronicles (Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi)2008
Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak) 2008
Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi) 2007

Thursday, October 19, 2006


Win AUTOGRAPHED copies of
New Moon!
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Tuesday, October 03, 2006


It's Teen Read Week!

Come celebrate Teen Read Week all week long here at the library. Go here and click on "Teen Read Week" to see the list of events with details.
Here are a few things you can do:
  • Fill out an opinion poll at Smartgirl (guys, you too!)
  • Join our read-a-thon to win a $50 Barnes and Noble gift certificate.
  • Come decorate a t-shirt with cheaters' tie dye.
  • Watch movies at our movie marathon.
  • Come to game night, play your favorite games and DDR!
  • Email with your name, age, and title of your favorite book and win a copy! (Three winners will notified by phone, so include your number, too!)
  • Vote for next year's Teen Read Week theme.
  • Check out some recommended reading.
  • Vote for the Teens' Top Ten.

Monday, October 02, 2006


Sign up to win a free copy of the November 2006 issue of Shojo Beat, hot off the presses!
Send an email to with the subject line SHOJO BEAT to win. Winner will be picked October 15th.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Books and Bites

Our second Fall book discussion will be Monday, October 23rd at 4 p.m., where we will be discussing M.T. Anderson's Feed. Here's a really quick summary:

In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.

Stop by the circulation desk to pick up a copy of the book. Hope to see you there!

Wizard Rock

Have you ever heard of wizard rock? Here's the Harry Potter Fandom wikipedia definition:
"Wizard rock is a musical movement dating from 2002 that consists of a number of bands formed by young musicians playing songs about J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter literary phenomenon. The lyrics are usually humorous and simple, and many bands write songs from the point of view of a particular character in the books, usually the character who features in the band's name.3 If they are performing live, they may also cosplay that character. Though most fans of the music are previous fans of Harry Potter, some bands have attracted listeners outside of the Harry Potter fanbase. Wizard rock has recently evolved to become deeper and more refined.
Harry and the Potters was the first wizard rock band but inspired other wizard rock bands."

Harry and the Potters – Website / Myspace
The Remus Lupins – Website / Myspace
Draco and the Malfoys – Website / Myspace
The Whomping Willows – Myspace
Dobby and the house Elves – Myspace
The Hermione Crookshanks Experience – Myspace

Thursday, August 24, 2006


Here's some new CDs and books that have come in recently:
Ashley Parker Angel -Soundtrack to your life
Christina Aguilera -Back to basics
Thom Yorke- Eraser
Pharrell Williams- In my mind
Nelly Furtado-Loose
Now 22: that's what I call music
Wreckers- Stand still, look pretty
India.Arie- Testimony : vol. 1, life and relationship
Warped tour 2006 compilation
Under the Influence of Giants- Under the Influence of Giants
Cheyenne Kimball- The day has come

Books and Graphic Novels
Bleach. Vol. 13 : The undead
Dial L for loser : a Clique novel / Lisi Harrison
Reality chick / Lauren Barnholdt
My So-called Digital Life: 2,000 Teenagers, 300 Cameras, And 30 Days To Document Their World / Bob Plekta*
Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine?: The Art Of Making Zines And Mini-Comics / Mark Todd, Esther Pearl Watson*
How to Be Popular/ Meg Cabot*
Vampireville: Vampire Kisses Three/ Ellen Schreiber*
The Last Days / Scott Westerfeld*

*these titles are on their way, should be here in the next week or so!

Friday, July 07, 2006

July's Raffle: Specials by Scott Westerfeld

This month's raffle is up! Win a copy of Specials, the third book in the Uglies trilogy. See our review of the trilogy here. To win, email (type JULY RAFFLE in the subject line) and let us know the easiest way to contact you. Winner will be picked at the end of the month.

Have a great weekend.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Summer Programs

How exciting is it that school will be over in a few short days? Then you will have all the time you want to lay around, doing nothing, until you get... bored.

We have the cure!

Introducing the summer line-up of 2006:
Summer Reading Club!
Book Buddies!
The Library Scavenger Hunt!
The Rutgers Science Bus!
A Creature Feature Film Fest!

Now some of these terms may be familiar to you. Food? Fun? I think you may have heard of these before. To find out what the other ones mean, stop by the library to learn and sign up!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

June's Raffle- Win Your Favorite CD!

Our May Gossip Girl Raffle ended yesterday and we found a very deserving winner. Send an email with to to enter this month's raffle win your favorite CD. Just type CD RAFFLE in the subject line and tell us what Cd you'd like to win. Winner will be picked on June 30th and will receive their CD.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Our book discussion pick for this month: The Last Safe Place on Earth- Richard Peck

**** 4 stars

This book, though not the newest book on the shelves, was very interesting. It questioned the idea of just how safe a suburban town is, for example, whether it is safe to trust someone in your home to watch over your children. It also questions the idea of utopia, whether there is such a town or a place on earth. It shows that though on the surface there is nothing wrong, after you observe for a while, you notice the cracks and imperfections in people and things, realizing the impossibility of utopia. -- Gemma Doyle
10th grade
16 years old

Wednesday, April 26, 2006


Happy Wednesday. Here's a listing of some of the new graphic novels/manga and CDs we just received. Stop in and check them out!

Graphic Novels/Manga
Cheeky Angel
Duck Prince, volume 1
Runaways, volume 1
Ghost Hunt
DearS, volumes 1-3

Prince- 3121
Ryan Adams-29
Juvenile- Reality Check
Hawthorne Heights- Silence in Black and White
Matisyahu- Youth
*Coming Soon:
Dave Chapelle's Block Party (soundtrack)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Show Your Bones
Teddy Geiger- Underage Thinking
Pink-I'm Not Dead
Red Hot Chili Peppers- Stadium Arcadium
Rihanna- A Girl Like Me

*If there's anything you're looking for that we don't have, drop me an email or post a comment. I love suggestions of what to order for the library!

Monday, April 10, 2006

Books I'm Reading Now

I always have 2 or 3 (or 4, or 5) books going at once. I can't seem to read one at a time. I am always reading one book at the reference desk, one on my lunch break, one at home, and listening to an audiobook on the ride to work (I have a long commute). Right now, here's the list of what I'm reading (look for reviews on all coming soon):
A Room on Lorelei Street, by Mary E. Pearson
Grand & Humble, by Brent Hartinger
The Last Safe Place on Earth, by Richard Peck (our current Books and Bites book)
as well as listening to Rebel Angels, by Libba Bray, on my ipod.
What are you reading?