Monday, July 28, 2008

The Twilight Party

Friday we celebrated all things Twilight at our Twilight Party! We had some fabulous freebies thanks to the publisher-- buttons, stickers, t-shirts and a DVD of the trailer with some behind the scenes stuff. We had a trivia contest, vampire teeth, a wedding cake for Edward and Bella, pennant flag making so everyone could express where their loyalties lie, a costume contest and temporary tattoos of bite barks, scratches, etc.

Everyone could also vote who they thought Bella would end up with and if she would become a vampire, but then I totally forgot to announce the results when we did prizes! So, for the record-- only 3 people think she'll end up with Jacob, everyone else thinks Edward and only 2 people think she'll remain human. Pretty overwhelming numbers, I think. I can't wait to read what happens!

The wedding cake

Close-up of the top (Bella and Edward "disappeared" at some point during the party, so I'm glad I got a photo to remember them by!)

Teens posing by the cake

What would a vampire party be without vampire teeth?

Temporary tattoo table

Some tattoos...

Hard at work on the trivia

Pennant flag making

Costume contest winner

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Read & Feed: Wicked Lovely

This month we discussed Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr. It's about a girl who can see and hear faeries... and then the faeries start stalking her. Read & Feed attendees were overall pretty pleased with the book and one girl said it is in her top 10 favorites. It has a sequel called Ink Exchange that continues the story. Next month's book is King Dork by Frank Portman. I've been meaning to read it since it came out, so it will be nice to be forced to read it!

The next event is the Twilight Party on Friday!
Hope to see you there. :-)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

J.A.M.S.: July edition

Yesterday was our monthly J.A.M.S. meeting and since we didn't get permission for xxxholic vol. 2 (in time, that is-- they approved it today so I guess we'll watch it next month), we watched a little of 4 different anime including Ragnarok

and Batman: Gotham Knight

Next month we'll meet on Friday, August 22nd @ 4:30pm!


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

TAG: The Summer Edition

Every summer we hold our TAG meeting at Barnes & Noble and use the time to find and request books for the library to add to its collection. It is always crowded, we are always in the way (the teen books are on the way to the bathrooms and the staff lounge, so we get a lot of "excuse me's"), but it is always fun and a nice change from our regular meetings. Yesterday I got pages of requests, a tall mint mocha chip frappucino and some pictures of teens on the hunt for a good book!

Searching the teen section for books to request.

Posing with (I think she said) an old Bratz case.

Money from Hong Kong where one of the teens just went.
You can't tell, but it's plastic!

Usually I am behind the camera (I honestly don't even
know who took this), but it is rare to find me listening
and not talking, so here is proof that it happens!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Transform Your T-shirt

About 10 teens came out Friday not to decorate their t-shirts, but to transform them! We used patterns from Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-shirt by Megan Nicolay. We used only the no sew ideas and we had some interesting creations! The book is available for check out if you're interested. :-)

Here are a couple of pictures of the teens at work-

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Wii Tournament: Mario Kart

Yesterday we had a Mario Kart tournament on the Wii which was lots of fun and pretty competitive! Around 40 teens played in a single elimination style tournament where only one teen could be the fastest. Here is a photo of some of the action-

and below is a photo of the winner. Congratulations!

The next teen event is Transform Your T-shirt on Friday, July 11th @ 3pm in the Hoechst Celanese Room. Don't forget to bring a t-shirt!