Friday, October 26, 2007

Teen Advisory Board at SouthShore

On November 19th at 7pm, SouthShore Regional Library will have their first Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting. The TAB will be for grades 7th - 12th and will give teens a voice in creating library programs. Teens will get community service hours which can go toward graduation and scholarships. Teens on the advisory board will give input on books, games, and music the library buys for teens. You can even contribute ideas for the Teen Blog. The SouthShore Friends of the Library will even provide Pizza and Soda.

Need more information? Give us a call at 273-3652.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Stephenie Meyer's vampire series

Now I am addicted to the story of Bella and Edward and the forbidden love between a human and a vampire. What I like best about the book series is the character Bella because she has some many insecurities. Bella thinks she looks boring, but she had four guys ask her out on a date in the first book Twilight! She doesn't realize her own physical beauty like many teenage girls and women. Her insecurities about her looks and her personality cause her to doubt Edwards love, which cause a lot of problems for both of them in the second book called New Moon. I am still waiting on the third book Eclipse. Lots of people have reserved it in the catalog.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

YouTube Contest

Do you like to make videos for YouTube? If so, you could win some really awesome prizes.

Ask a Librarian is having a Youtube video contest. To enter, you just have to make a creative and fun 30 second video telling everyone about Ask a Librarian. Check out the rules by clicking this link.

What's really fun about this contest? Not only do you get to make a movie, but you also get to vote for the winner! Once all of the entries have been received, you can check out the site and vote for your favorite video.

Friday, October 12, 2007

My Picks for October

Fiction Book- Never Trust a Dead Man by Vivian Vande Velde

Selwyn and Farold may not have gotten along. They may have competed for the love of the same girl. But that does not mean that Selwyn wanted to kill Farold- much less than he actually murdered him. The angry villagers accuse Selwyn of murder and bury him alive with Farold. What they do not know is that the witch Elswyth can clear his name in exchange for servitude- and also revive Farold as a bat in order to find out who the true murderer was! Hilarious supernatural mystery- great for Halloween.

Nonfiction Book- The Ultimate Kids' Money Book by Neale Godfrey

How does credit and debit cards work? What kinds of accounts can you have at a bank? Where did coins and paper money originate? Why is demand and supply so important?
Who is the Federal Reserve? When are the best times to invest money? Don't be deceived by the title- this book has a lot of great info for teens like you who want to learn more about earning, spending, and saving your hard earned money.

Manga- Record of Lodoss War by Ryo Mizuno

To the south of the continent of Alecrast lies the accursed island of Lodoss! The War of Heroes was only the beginning! Various cycles of stories take place in the Lodoss universe- The Grey Witch, Scepter of Domination, Chronicles of the Heroic Knight, Deedlit's Tale, The Lady of Pharis, and Welcome to Lodoss Island. If you like Dungeons and Dragons and fantasy stories, you will enjoy Lodoss.

Anime- Vision of Escaflowne

Hitomi Kanzaki was running track one day...and now she has been summoned to planet Gaea! Van Fanel, King of Fanelia has to pilot his Escaflowne in order to defend his country from the Zaibach enemies. Dilandau is hiding something- he has to be hiding something! What was Emperor Dornkirk searching for so zealously that took him all the way to Gaea? And why has Folken turned against his brother? Mecha, fantasy, romance, action, shounen, and shoujo- all in Escaflowne.

Website- Cosplay Lab

Want to see what people look like when they dress up as their favorite anime, manga, and video game characters? This site has a large gallery of cosplayers that you can search, as well as a list of anime conventions and what is everyone wearing to them. The Lab also features contests and links to costume and prop stores. Have fun gazing at costumes- you may even find inspiration to make one of your own!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Teen Movie Night

Come enjoy a movie with your friends at the Temple Terrace Public Library


Girl with a Pearl earing

Thursday October 11

From 5-8 pm

free popcorn and drinks

Friday, October 5, 2007

For Those About to Rock...

We're less than a month away from the release of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and the song list has been announced.

And if you can't wait to hear some of these tracks, click over here.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

I read Banned Books! Do you?

It's Banned Books Week again! What are YOU reading?

September 29 through October 6, 2007

Each year the ALA (American Library Association) sponsors this weeklong celebration to remind us of the importance of our freedom to read. Want to see which books were most challenged in 2006?

Which series of Banned Books have you read & liked most?

Gossip Girl Gossip Girl

Lord of the Rings Lord of the Rings

Harry Potter Harry Potter

Vote on this poll at

Monday, October 1, 2007

Teen Read Week and your 31 Flavorite Authors!

Teen Read Week (October 14-20) celebrates our favorite teen lit books and authors, and what better way is there to get in the spirit than by getting to know some of those authors first-hand?

This month, Readergirlz & YALSA present 31 Flavorite Authors, hosting an online chat each night with the likes of Stephenie Meyer (Eclipse), Meg Cabot (The Princess Diaries), and Ann Brashares (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants). Head over and check out the full line up...

ps... Thanks to the folks at Pop Goes the Library for the heads up on this!