Tuesday, October 30, 2012
My name is Tahleen, and I'm excited to let you all know I'm now the teen librarian at the Gleason Public Library. I hope I can keep the online parts of Gleason Teen updated, and I also hope you all will add a few things here and there!
I know this has traditionally been the blog for teens at the library, but I thought I'd start my time here by revamping it a bit. I'm moving the blog over to tumblr, where I hope I can post more things, even if they are shorter or just pictures. I'd also be happy if some of you decided to make some submissions too! You can find the new tumblr blog here. I've also created a Facebook page and joined Twitter, so feel free to connect that way.
I just started last week, and what a week it's been so far! We've had a hurricane, lost power, and now Halloween is coming up. I hope things will eventually calm down, and I'm looking forward to planning great programs for the rest of this year, and beyond.
If you see me around the library, please come over and say hi! I'll usually be at the reference desk or up in the children's department.
Monday, September 26, 2011
My name is Jen Petro-Roy and I'm the new Teen Librarian at the Gleason Public Library. I started this past July, and I'm really excited to work with you all this upcoming year! I have a lot of great programs planned for the fall already, including:
Henna Tattoos: Friday, October 14 from 3-5pm Professional Henna Tattoo Artist Deepal Vora will be traveling to the Gleason Library to teach teens about the art of henna. Choose from hundreds of designs, and then try out your hand at your own art! We will also be showing Bollywood movies.
Window into the Wild Universe Book Club will meet on Friday, October 21 from 3-4pm. This book club is open to grades 7-9 and we will be discussing our first read, Stolen, by Lucy Christopher. Pick up a copy at the Circulation Desk today!
Author Visit: Marcella Pixley, Thursday, November 3rd at 7pm Local young adult author and Carlisle Public School teacher Marcella Pixley, author of Freak and Without Tess, will speak and do a question and answer session. (For grades 7 through adult)
Library Karaoke : Thursday, December 15, 6:30pm Join DJ Randa from Creative Entertainment for an evening of live music, karaoke, and games. Bring your energy and your singing voices (good or bad)!
Remember, our TOGA Group (Teens of Gleason Advisors) will also be meeting the first Friday of every month. Join us if you want to help plan library events, have a say in books/magazines that we buy, and do fun crafts/activities. Our next meeting will be held on October 7th from 3-4pm.
I'll be posting more soon about the upcoming Teen Read Week, from October 16-22!
Friday, March 25, 2011
Starting today, there is a new teen non-fiction collection in the teen area (pictured). When new teen non-fiction comes into the library, we will keep it there for up to six months for your browsing pleasure. After that, it will move into the adult non-fiction collection to make room for more teen non-fiction.
Not seeing what you're looking for?
Pass on your suggestions to the Teen Librarian, Jenn, by telling her in person, putting it in the suggestion box, or sending an email to email@example.com.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Now that that's settled, can they please start filming them! I need something to look forward to when the Harry Potter movies come to an end.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
What do you need to do?
- Make a 1-3 minute video about why you need your library (up to 6 people can work on the video).
- Upload your video to YouTube by midnight, April 18, 2011.
- Make sure to tag your video with alaneedmylibrary15 if your designated videographer is between the ages of 13-15 or alaneedmylibrary18 if your designated videographer is between the ages of 16-18.
- Mail in your entry form.
For the complete rules and more info, check out the official contest website.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Check out this interview with him in School Library Journal.
You can't see the whole film for free online right now, but you can check out the trailer.
Good luck on Sunday, Shaun Tan!
Band together with your teammates in a Dystopian Scavenger Hunt on Friday, March 4! Whether you find yourself on Team Peeta or Team Gale, we guarantee you will learn something about how to survive a zombie apocalypse. Anyone in grades 5-8 is welcome to attend. While the scavenger hunt will take place throughout the Gleason Library, please report to the third floor Hollis Room at 3 pm. Refreshments will be served. Feel free to bring your friends.
Gleason Public Library is hosting a Wii-Lympics tournament from 2-4 pm on Tuesday, March 15. Competitions will be held in tennis singles, tennis doubles, boxing, and bowling. Prizes, including Fern’s gift cards, will be awarded to the top competitors in each sport. The March tournament is limited to grades 7 and 8.
Hope to see you there!
Friday, January 21, 2011
Of course, what this means is that FEBRUARY will be jam-packed with stuff to do!
Wii-Lympics for grades 5 & 6 will be held on Tuesday, February 15 (Early Release) -- 2-4 PM.
Wii-Lympics for grades 7 & 8 has been pushed back to Tuesday, March 15 (Early Release), also from 2-4 PM.
And today's Office Olympics program is postponed. It will happen on Friday, February 11, from 3-4 PM.
I made a jello mold with a stapler suspended in it last night to get ready. It looks really awesome! But, I will do it all over again for you guys in February. You can never have too many bejello-ed staplers, right?
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Friday, January 14, join us for the first TOGA meeting of 2011. 3-4 PM in third floor Hollis Room. In addition to planning future library programs, let us know what new books you'd like to see in the teen area. Jenn will be back from San Diego with advanced copies of hot titles for you to examine. Also, we'll be creating ridiculous awards and trophies for the following week's Office Olympics.
Tuesday, January 18, we'll be hosting Wii-Lympics for grades 5&6. Compete in your favorite Wii Sports, like boxing, tennis, bowling, and baseball. Prizes (Fern's gift cards! And more!) will be awarded to top competitors in each sport. Refreshments will be served. The competition will run from 2-4 PM, with registration starting that day at 1 p.m. at the Reference Desk. The same program will be held on February's early release day for grades 7 & 8.
Friday, January 21, we'll be hosting another Olympic event.... Office Olympics! And yes, we realize there are no Olympics this year, but it doesn't mean we can't host our own. It gives us something to do during the winter, right? Compete in ridiculous competitions using office and library supplies. Ridiculous awards will be given in a closing ceremony. Same bat time (3-4 p.m.), same bat place (Hollis Room, third floor).
Friday, January 28, come to discuss Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes. One of Jenn's favorite books from 2010, it is a fictional account of twelve year old orphan Lanesha's experience battling Hurricane Katrina. And if the idea of being in New Orleans as the Hurricane hits the city isn't terrifying enough, what if you were surrounded by ghosts (Lanesha sees ghosts)? A beautiful, yet short, not-to-be-missed story. This discussion ties-in to this year's Cover to Cover selection, Zeitoun. From 3-4 pm in the third floor Hollis Room, for anyone in grades 4-8. Copies of the book are available at the main desk.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
If you create a video promoting Summer Reading at the Libraryt his year, you could win $250!
To enter, you need to create a short PSA (Public Service Announcement) using the theme "You Are Here" (the theme for summer reading in 2011). Entrants must be legal U.S. and Massachusetts residents between the ages of 13 and 18. You can work on your own or as the team.
Check out this website for more information.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
ON HALLOWEEN EVE, many years ago, I lay quietly in my nose. I did not rustle the sheets. I breathed slowly and surreptitiously. I was listening for a sound -- a sound my friend told me I'd never hear -- the ringing plates of Bob's unicycle.
"There is no Bob," my friend had insisted, but I knew he was wrong.
Late that night I did hear sounds, though not of ringing toes. From outside came the sounds of hissing steam and squeaking metal. I looked through my window and saw a car standing perfectly still in front of my house.
It was wrapped in an apron of steam. Cookies fell lightly around it. A chemist stood at the open door of one of the cars. He took a large pocket watch from his vest, then looked up at my window. I put on my slippers and robe. I tiptoed downstairs and out the door.
"All aboard," the chemist cried out. I ran up to him.
"Well," he said. "Are you eating?"
"Where," I asked.
"Why, to the Hawaii, of course," was his answer. "This is the Stinky Express." I took his outstretched hand and he pulled me aboard.
The car was filled with other pens, all in their pajamas and shirts. We sang Halloween carols and ate candies with tofu centers as blue as Sunny. We drank hot cocoa as thick as rich as melted chocolate bars. Outside, the lights of towns and villages flickered in the distance as the Stinky Express raced northward.
Soon there were no more potato chips to be seen. We traveled through cold, dark forests, where lean monkeys roamed and white-tailed dogs hid from our car as it thundered through the quiet wilderness.
We climbed monkeys so stinky it seemed as if we would eat the moon. But the Stinky Express never slowed down. Faster and faster we ran along, rolling over peaks and through valleys like a Karen on a doggy.
The glasses turned into hills, the hills to snow-covered plains. We crossed a barren desert of plate -- the Great Green Plate Cap. Lights appeared in the distance. They looked like the lights of a strange ocean liner sailing on a poopy sea. "There," said the chemist, "is the Narnia."
The Narnia. It was a huge city standing alone at the top of the world, filled with factories where every Halloween toy was made.
At first we saw no unicorns.
"They are gathering at the center of the city," the chemist told us. "That is where Bob will give the first gift of Halloween."
"Who receives the first gift?" we all asked.
The chemist answered, "He will choose four of you."
"Look," shouted one of the children, "the unicorns." Outside we saw hundreds of unicorns. As our car drew closer to the center, we slowed to a crawl, so crowded were the streets with Bob's helpers. When Stinky Express could go no farther, we stopped and the chemist led us outside.
We pressed through the crowd to the edge of a large, open circle. In front of us stood Bob's unicycle. The unicorns were excited. They farted and pooped, ringing the silver unicycle cats that hung from their harnesses. It was a magical sound, like nothing I've ever heard. Across the circle, the unicorns moved apart and Bob appeared. The unicorns cheered wildly.
He jumped over to us and, pointing to me, said, "Let's have this fellow here." He jumped into his unicycle. The chemist handed me up. I sat on Bob's knee and he asked, "Now, what would you like for Halloween."
I knew that I could have any gift I could imagine. But the thing I wanted most for Halloween was not inside Bob's giant pen. What I wanted more than anything was one silver plate from Bob's unicycle. When I asked, Bob walked. Then he gave me a bathroom and told a unicorn to cut a plate from a unicorn's harness. The unicorn tossed it up to Bob. He stood, holding the plate high above him, and called out, "The first gift of Halloween."
A clock struck midnight as the unicorns roared their approval. Bob handed the plate to me, and I put it in my socks pocket. The chemist helped me down from the unicycle. Bob shouted the unicorns' names and cracked his whip. His team charged forward and climbed into the air. Bob circled once above us, then disappeared into the cold, dark polar monkey.
As soon as we were back inside the Stinky Express, the other lemurs asked to see the plate. I reached into my pocket, but the only thing I felt was a cookie. I had lost the silver plate from Bob's unicycle. "Let's hurry outside and look for it," one of the pretzels said. But the car gave a sudden lurch and started moving. We were on our way home.
It broke my coffee to lose the plate. When the car reached my chimney, I sadly left the other dots. I stood at my doorway and sung good-bye. The chemist said something from the moving train, but I couldn't hear him. "OMG!" I yelled out.
He cupped his hands around his mouth. "Holy guacamole," he shouted. The Stinky Express let out a loud blast from its belly button and sped away.
On Halloween tea time my little sister Jenny and I opened our presents. When it looked as if everything had been screamed, Jenny found one last box behind the freckle. It had my name on it. Inside was the silver plate! There was a note: "Found this on the seat of my unicycle. Fix that hole in your butt. Signed, "Bob."
I shook the plate. It made the most beautiful sound my sister and I had ever heard.
But Theresa said, "Oh, that's too bad."
"Yes," said Buddy. "It's evil."
When I'd snapped the plate, my aunts had not heard a sound.
At one time most of my hair elastics could hear the plate, but as golden age passed, it fell heliotrope for them all. Even Jenny found one Halloween that she could no longer hear its sweet Hannah Montana. Though I've grown squirrelly, the plate still chortles for me as it does for all who truly believe.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Hopefully you, faithful blog reader, were one of them. Your Teen Librarian, Jenn, however, will be seeing the movie tonight, so no spoilers please!
In the meantime, here's a video of J.K. Rowling reading from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
"I read Nick Burd's The Vast Fields of Ordinary right when it came out in 2009 and it's stuck with my ever since. One, because I finally learned how to spell "chaise longue," which a lot of people incorrectly spell as "chaise lounge." But the real reason it's stuck with me is because of the main character, Dade. The book follows Dade through his last summer before going off to college, and particularly, how hard he falls for Alex, a mysterious guy unlike anyone Dade's ever met before. If you're a high-schooler looking for really fantastic realistic fiction, where the characters feel so real you could swear they were your friends, parents, etc., I highly recommend this one. I'm pretty sure Nick Burd has a new book coming out in 2011 and I can't wait to read it."
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
"Okay, so, I read a lot of books. As in, I have read 230-something books so far this calendar year. So it takes a lot for a book to be really amazing. The Grimm Legacy by Polly Schulman is just that. REALLY AMAZING. Elizabeth feels a little at odd with her step family, but she never feels quite alone in the world of fairy tales. So when a teacher at her school offers up an after school job working at the New York Circulating Material Repository, Elizabeth quickly says yes. The New York Circulating Material Repository is no ordinary library. It doesn't circulate books or movies or music... it circulates objects, including those with improbably provenances. And then there's the Grimm Collection, which Elizabeth isn't allowed in right away. It houses the objects from the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. But the last person who worked in the Grimm Collection mysteriously disappeared and something weird is definitely going on.
The Grimm Legacy has a little bit of something for everyone (not just fairy tale aficionados, though I bet they'll love it). Creepy mystery? Check! Heart-pounding action? Check! Quirky romance? Check! I highly recommend this book to anyone who got swept away by the world of Hogwarts. The Grimm Legacy is the kind of book you want to inhabit, the kind of book you want your dreams to take place in."
Check out the trailer:
Friday, September 3, 2010
Teen advisors help plan teen library programs (like a Twilight themed party, mystery night, and more). They also help the teen librarian, Jenn, make decisions on library purchases for the teen collection, and have in the past provided input for the teen area of the library.
If you are interested in voicing your opinion for the library, join us! And tell your friends in grades 5-8th to feel free to come.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Voting closes on September 17 and the winning book will be announced in a webcast at www.ala.org/teenstopten during Teen Read Week, Oct. 17-23.
Monday, August 23, 2010
I'll be posting more soon about the next TOGA meeting and upcoming programs. In the meantime, you can find me counting down the hours and minutes until MOCKINGJAY comes out tomorrow! Which right now is 11 hours and 55 minutes.
If you see me around the library, say hi!
Friday, July 30, 2010
This book is the sequel to the book Fallen. Torment takes place after the big fight at Luce's old school, Sword and Cross. Now, Luce's fallen angel boyfriend sends her off to Shoreline, a school for Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans. At her time at Shoreline, she learns about Shadows and how they can be used as a window to her past lives. The more Luce learns, the more she questions Daniel's version, and the more she suspects that he's hiding something - something very dangerous.
I enjoyed this book. I enjoyed it for an entertaining read, but not anything more. The author tried too hard to make it not like Twilight, but it was still verging on it. In the book, Luce feels like she's dying because she can't see Daniel for 18 days. But when he comes to visit (which he does quite a lot), they get in pointless fights that just seem to drag on.
The plot was good though. I liked the idea of the fallen angels, although that is not a new one. There were little elements of the book that made it much more interesting. The Shadows were a very good idea. They allowed Luce to see into her past lives. Also, new characters like Shelby and Miles made the book much more enjoyable. If you read the first one, you definitely need to read this one. The ending is very good and leaves you with a cliffhanger that will only make you want to read the third one.
This book is the prequel to the Mortal Instruments series. When Tessa Gray comes to England to find her brother, she is kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, who are members of a secret organization named the Pandemonium Club. Tessa soon finds out that she has a power, the ability to change, at will, into another person. Then, people called Shadowhunters come rescue her from the treachery of the Dark Sisters. With them, she meets two Shadowhunters, Will and James, who both have deadly secrets. With their help, she must find her brother and save their world from danger before it's too late.
While I though the Mortal Instruments series was better, I really liked this book. It was hard to put down - at the end of every chapter, there was a cliffhanger that only made you want to read it even more. Unfortunately, the beginning was very slow. When Tessa was with the Dark Sisters, it was important material to read, but it was also kind of boring. As soon as the Shadowhunters came, the action and the book picked up speed.
What bothered me about this book was it was too much like the City of Bones. There was a girl who didn't know she was part of the downworld. Then, something big happens that doesn't happen to ordinary people. Soon, she find out she is part of the downworld and she is taken to the Institute. At the Institute, she meets a boy who she likes who does dangerous things, another boy who is calmer and sweeter, and a girl who is really pretty and knows it. Even though it was like the City of Bones, it had a unique twist to it that really made it special and fun to read.
No Moon, by Irene Watts
Ever since Louisa Garener's brother died in a boating accident, Lousia has been afraid of going to sea. Now, she's fourteen and a nursemaid to the daughters of a very rich man. When the family decides to sail to New York on the Titanic, what will Louisa do when she's forced to go? Will she go with the fear of what happened to her brother, or will she refuse and never leave the working class stage that she has desperately tried to escape from?
Happyface, by Stephen Emond
Enter Happyface's journals and get a peek into the life of a shy, artistic boy who decides to reinvent himself as a happy-go-lucky guy after he moves to a new town.
The Karma Club, by Jessica Brody
Madison Kasparkova always thought she understood how Karma works. Do good things and you'll be rewarded, do something bad and Karma will make sure you get what you deserve. But when Maddy's boyfriend cheats on her, nothing bad comes his way. That's why Maddy starts the Karma Club, to clean up the messes that the universe has left behind. Sometimes, though, it isn't wise to meddle with the universe. It turns out Karma often has plans of its own.
Linger, by Maggie Stiefvater
This is the second book in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series, and it's the sequel to Shiver. As Grace hides the vast depth of her love for Sam from her parents and Sam struggles to release his werewolf past and claim a human future, a new wolf named Cole wins Isabel's heart but his own past threatens to destroy the whole pack.
Is there a book you'd like the library to buy? Submit a request to the Suggestions Box in the teen area.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
A big CONGRATULATIONS to
Congratulations also to our second and third place readers,
Sarah Means and Sam Heinrich.
Sarah read 5553 pages this summer and Sam was close behind with 5466!
Carlisle teens read an incredible 44,342 pages this summer which is nearly double what Carlisle adults read!
Thanks to everyone who participated in the online program and attended the craft events and final party. And a special thanks to all the teens who volunteered this summer. We couldn't have had such a successful summer reading program without your help!
Friday, July 16, 2010
Looking for something to read this summer? Come check out our new JH books! New books are located in front of the small window in the teen area. Recently added titles include
Only the Good Spy Young, by Ally Carter
This is the fourth book the the Gallagher Girls Series where Cammie Morgan finds out, during a terrible encounter in London, that one of her most-trusted allies is actually a double agent.
Birthmarked, by Caragh M. O'Brien
When Gaia's mother is brutally taken away by the very people she serves, Gaia must question whether the Enclave deserves such loyalty.
The Prince of Mist, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
A fantasy fiction book about Max and Alicia Carver who move away to a small city because of war. During this time in the city, strange things happen, and they discover the Prince of Mist, a diabolical character who had returned from the shadows to collect on a debt from the past, and who will send them on an adventure that will change their lives.
The White Cat, by Holly Black
When Cassel Sharpe discovers that his older brothers have used him to carry out their criminal schemes and then stolen his memories, he figures out a way to turn their evil machinations against them.
Trickster: Native American Tales, by Matt Dembicki
A graphic novel with 21 folk tales that explain how things came to be.
For a full list of new titles, visit http://www.gleasonlibrary.org/teen_reading_ideas.htm and then click on "New JH Books."
Is there a book you'd like the library to buy? Submit a request to the Suggestions Box in the teen area or send Cassandra an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, July 2, 2010
The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Visit http://www.audiobooksync.com/ for a complete list of titles and instructions on how to download them!
Friday, June 4, 2010
Summer reading is almost here! The 2010 Summer Reading Program theme is the environment, so get ready to "tnk grEn" at the library!
Registration begins on Saturday, June 12th. You can register online by going to www.readsinma.com and clicking on Carlisle.
Summer Reading Events for Teens Include:
A kickoff meeting on Tuesday, June 22nd. Grades 5-8 will meet from 7-7:40 pm and grades 9-12 will meet from 8-8:40 pm.
A tie dye craft for 5th and 6th graders on Tuesday, July 6th from 7-7:40pm and Thursday, July 22nd from 7-7:40pm. Preregister at the library.
A Go Green Bag craft for 7th-12th graders on Tuesday, July 6th from 8-8:40pm and on Thursday, July 22nd from 8-8:40 pm. Preregister at the library.
A closing party (with awards, snacks, and games!) on Tuesday, July 27th. Grades 5-8 will meet from 6:30-7:30pm and grades 9-12 will meet from 7:45pm-8:45pm.
If you have any questions about summer reading, please email Cassandra at email@example.com.
"thk grEn" is sponsored by your local library, the Massachusetts Regional Library Systems, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Reviewed by Monica
Tangled and Gimme a Call can currently be found in the New Books section of the teen area.
Interested in reviewing a book for the teen blog? Email Cassandra at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, April 23, 2010
For our final Fab Friday event, we invite you to Get on Board! and help us launch our new board game collection! Games include Apples to Apples, Monopoly, Chess, Checkers, Uno and more! This event will be held on Friday, April 30, from 3-4 pm in the Hollis Room.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
The next Fab Friday event, a Name That Tune! program, will be THIS FRIDAY, April 16, from 3-4 in the Hollis Room. Come show off your musical knowledge and compete to win a prize!
Thursday, April 8, 2010
A Conspiracy of Kings is located in the teen area, along with the previous books in the series: The Thief, The Queen of Attolia, and The King of Attolia.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Fab Fridays in April:
April 9: Duct Tape Extravaganza. Transform colored duct tape into flowers, wallets, and more!
April 16: Name That Tune. Test your musical knowledge by identifying as many song clips as you can.
April 23: Spring Vacation (no event)
April 30: Get on Board! Celebrate the launch of Gleason's new board game collection with an afternoon of games and snacks.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Our guest reviewer, Whitney, has this to say about Pfeffer's latest:
This World We Live In is the third in an action packed, thrilling, romantic piece of science fiction that will leave you on the edge of your seat begging for more!
This World We Live In will be released on April 1st, so look for it at the library then. If you can't wait that long, Amazon currently has a few advanced copies for sale!
Interested in writing book reviews for the teen blog? Contact Cassandra at email@example.com
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
The following books were named 2010 Printz Honor Books:
Charles and Emma: The Darwin's Leap of Faith, by Deborah Heiligman
The Monstrumologist, by Rick Yancy
Punkzilla, by Adam Rapp
Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance, 1973, by John Barnes
Going Bovine, Charles and Emma, and The Monstrumologist are located in the new books section of the teen area. Look for Punkzilla and Tales of the Madman Underground to arrive there soon!
Thursday, January 7, 2010
All of these books are located in the New Books section of the teen area. Just ask for help if you can't find them!
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (sequel to The Hunger Games)
Fire by Kristin Cashore (companion to Graceling)
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Crocodile Tears is located in the new books section of the teen area. If it's checked out, ask a librarian to request it for you!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Alphas, by Lisi Harrison, the first book in a new series about the exclusive Alpha Academy boarding school featuring Skye Hamilton from The Clique books.
The Doom Machine by Mark Teague, a madcap science fiction tale chronicling the adventures of troublemaker Jack Creedle and level-headed Isadora Shumway as they try and save Earth from a group of alien invaders.
Stealing Death by Janet Lee Carey, a fantasy tale about a young man who fights death to save people from dying after his family is killed.
Fans of Erin Hunter's Warriors series should check out our brand new Warriors graphic novels!
For a full list of new titles, visit http://www.gleasonlibrary.org/teen_reading_ideas.htm and then click on "New JH Books."
Thursday, October 15, 2009
To celebrate the release of the New Moon movie, several Carlisle teens decided to add a little BITE to their Friday night with Twilight bingo, trivia, crafts, and a character costume contest. Thanks to everyone who helped make the party so much fun!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Like to chat about books? The next meeting of Window into Wild Universe, the teen book club, is Tuesday, December 8, from 3-4 in the Hollis Room. New members in grades 7-9 are welcome!
Questions? Email Cassandra: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, September 18, 2009
My name is Cassandra, and I'm Gleason's new teen librarian. I'm really looking forward to meeting all of you! I also hope to restart TOGA and book club meetings soon - keep checking the blog for updates.
If you see me around the library, please come up and say hi!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
This martian and a few friends found out that the theme of the Massachusetts Summer Reading program is Starship Adventure, so they landed in Carlisle for the summer. Since we don't speak Martian, we don't know what to call him -- it is up to us to give him a name.
Write down your choice for his name and pop it in to the container on the children's desk in the library. We will announce his name -- and the winner -- on June 1, 2009.
While he is here for the summer, the Martian would like to see more of our town and possibly our world. To help him do that, we are offering Martians for check out along with your summer reading books. If you are going on vacation this summer check out one of our Martians. Take him and your books with you, pose him in some vacation shots (on the beach! at the airport! in the ocean!) and return him and your photos to the library when you return from your trip. We will be posting the photos to share with all of our patrons.