Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Introducing Tara

Recently we added two new staff members to the
Teen Room, Tara and Ann. Here is a short bio and photo
of Tara so you can get to know her. Next time you're
in the library, stop by the Teen Room and say hi!
HOMETOWN: Hendersonville, NC (known to all outsiders as “kind of near Asheville”)
THEN WHAT?: college at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT (where I learned that I am not cut out for wintry adventures)
NOW: I live in Arden, NC (or, “Asheville…ish”) with my kittycat pal Lou Diamond Phillips. I am in grad school at Appalachian, getting my MLS.
 HOBBIES: kitty-cuddling, knitting, marathon napping, pretending I am a dinosaur, pop culture consumption
 FAVORITE QUOTE: “A little glitter can turn your whole day around” –Junie B. Jones
 FAVORITE TEEN BOOKS: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Chbosky); Heavy Metal & You (Krovatin); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Haddon); Boy Meets Boy (Levithan); Angus, Thongs & Full-Frontal Snogging (Rennison); The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾ (Townsend)
 FAVORITE NON-TEEN BOOKS: All Families are Psychotic (Coupland); The Brothers Karamazov (Dostoevsky); The Sound and the Fury (Faulkner); Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married (Keyes); Diary (Palahniuk); Junie B., First Grader: Shipwrecked (Park); Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter (Pearl-McPhee); We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier (Rivenbark); Cowboy & Octopus (Scieszka); War & Peace (Tolstoy); Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (Willems)
RECENTLY READ: Eleanor Rigby (Coupland); Venomous (Krovatin); The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things (Mackler); Cycler (McLaughlin); Mountain Man Dance Moves: McSweeney’s Book of Lists; Mississippi Sissy (Sessums)

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Halloween Party 2008

So our 3rd Annual Teen Halloween Party was last Saturday and I am just now posting about it...sorry it took so long. Hopefully the awesomeness of the pictures will make up for the tardiness of the pictures. :-)

The entrance

Halloween shaped sandwiches

Chocolate eclair fingers

Our graveyard cake- I didn't eat any (too busy),
but I had fun decorating it!

The pumpkin decorating table

The zombie toy supplies

An awesome tablecloth for zombie toy making.

Scary dancing/DDR

Some toys brought back from the dead.

Taking a break from zombie making to pose.

Taking a break from pumpkin painting to pose.

A bear in zombie transformation.

I think this picture is my favorite, although I am a little
frightened that I can't remember if I found the dinosaur this way,
or if I put him like this. Hmmmm....

During the mummy race game.
(I didn't do anything to this photo, they were just walking that fast!)

Another year, another great Halloween. Hope everyone had a
fun day yesterday and got to dress up and go somewhere!