Thursday, December 11, 2008

Holiday Reads

Grab a mug of cocoa and an afghan, find a cozy couch, and read a holiday treat. You'll find four short stories in Mistletoe, including one about a scandulous New Year's Eve party. Let it Snow contains three sparkling holiday romances. Are you a fan of the Diamond Brothers Mysteries? Anthony Horowitz has penned a new holiday who-done-it called The Greek Who Stole Christmas. There's lots more. Stop by and browse the shelves.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Midnight Sun

Chances are you are a fan of Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series. Well, there's good news and bad. First the bad, Midnight Sun, the final installment, will not be published. Perhaps this is just the case of a temperamental artist who will soon come to her senses. At least she is trying to satisfy fans by publishing the incomplete draft on her website. You can read it (but, please, not before you've finished Breaking Dawn) at http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/midnightsun.html .

Now the good news: the movie Twilight premieres November 21 and the soundtrack is already available. Access the movie web page at http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/twilight_movie.html .
Bella and Edward look exactly as I pictured them! What do you think?

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Trick! . . . or Treat?

On October 30, 1938, Orson Wells, a radio broadcaster, played a Halloween trick on his listeners by airing of the Mercury Theater production of the "War of the Worlds." Anyone who tuned into the show was surprised to hear that the earth was being invaded by Martians! Many people were convinced it was true and paniced. You can read all about it at http://history1900s.about.com/od/1930s/a/warofworlds.htm .
or by checking out one of these books:
Aliens Are Coming! : the True Account of the 1938 War of the Worlds Radio Broadcast by Meghan McCarthy
The Night the Martians Landed : Just the Facts (Plus the Rumors) About Invaders from Mars by Kathleen Krull

For some real fun, read the book by H.G. Wells and watch the movie starring Tom Cruise. They're a real Halloween treat!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Are you 18 (or will you be by November 4)?

Have you registered to vote? Springfield's Town Clerk will conduct voter registration at the Springfield Town Library on October 21 and October 28 from 5:00-7:00 pm. If you can't get to her office during opening hours, stop by the library and register to vote. It's so easy--and so very important!

Monday, September 29, 2008

It's Here!

At long last, Brisingr, or, the Seven Promises of Eragon Shadeslayer and Saphira Bjartskular has arrived (three copies, actually). Get your name on the waiting list! By the way, Leviathan tells me that there will be a fourth installment in the Inheritance Cycle as well. Apparently, Paolini wrote way too much to keep it as a trilogy.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Countdown to September 20!

Brisingr, Book 3 of the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini, will be available soon. Be among the first to read this exciting adventure--get your name on the waiting list now!!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Fall Calendar of Young Adult Programs

Milk and Cookies
The first Tuesday of each month
beginning October 7 @ 3:15-4:00
Help maintain our website—Pick out books for our YA collection—Record a podcast
Have a snack of milk and cookies!

Vermont Reads Events
Teens and Tweens invited!
Come to one or all programs.
The Fall selection is
A Restless Spirit: the Story of Robert Frost
by Natalie Bober
Copies of the book are available at the Springfield Town Library now.

September 17 @ 7:00 pm: The Endurance of Robert Frost
with Jim Shley, Executive Director of The Frost Place

October 15 @ 6:30 pm: Take a Bite Out of Poetry
Celebrate Teen Read Week with
Bad Poetry Readings and Good Food
in our very own Pizza Parlor!
Bring your favorite selections of bad poetry,
written by you or someone else. Read yours and hear ours.

October 23 @7:00 pm: Book Discussion

Check out our website at www.springfieldtownlibrary.org.
Scroll to the bottom and click on Young Adult Library.
For more information, email yaloft@gmail.com or call 885-3108.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Our Favorites

Hey, YAL! Looking for a good book to read? At a recent get together over root beer floats, these favorites were suggested:

Leviathan says The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer is a must read.
Books by Tamora Pierce also top a list of favorites.
Another reader is into the The Rise of the Black Wolf by Derek Benz and, of course, all of the books in all of Erin Hunter's Warrior series.
Mary recommends ElfQuest (Volumes 1 and 2) by Wendy and Richard Pini. She also likes the Septimus Heap Series by Angie Sage. Many emphatically agree!
Tiffany loves The Giver by Lois Lowry and Karen Hesse's Out of the Dust.
Rounding out the suggestions is the Ranger's Apprentice series by John Flanagan. The newest one is Battle for Skandia.

So, there's the list and no reason to say, "I don't know what to read!"