Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Temple Terrace Too

Hello everyone, I'm the new young adult librarian at Temple Terrace. Perhaps you may not know but Temple Terrace is not just for the Terracians. We welcome all teens! We have a couple of Teen Advisory Boards coming up (June 26th and July 24th), which I'm hoping to draw some forward-thinking teens with suggestions for programming and materials. My main event is coming up July 31st - Created Equal poetry contest. First prize is a $30 gift certificate to University Mall! The poems can be any style, but they have use the Created Equal theme. Created Equal emphasizes the common threads people share, no matter what ethnicity, men or women, rich or poor--we're all created equal. Submit your poems by July 30th. For more information email me: tharris@templeterrace.com

Friday, June 13, 2008

We Want More!

Want more and newer video games in your library programs? We’re hoping to be able to order some new ones soon. Help us get the games you want by telling us what you recommend in the comments!

When making your suggestions, keep these criteria in mind:

  1. Must be available for the PlayStation 2.

  2. Must be rated E, E10 or T. (I know... Halo’s fun, but no M, means no M. Sorry, guys!)

  3. Must allow at least 2 players to play, preferably 4 players with the Multitap.

  4. Positive reviews (of the content) in Common Sense Media and gaming websites are a plus! (It helps me demonstrate to my bosses that the games you guys want are ok!)
Want to see what games we already have? Here’s the list…

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Creating a life sized Oritzurus

I know what you are thinking, what is an Oritzurus? We are going to create a few of them at our Origami Project on July 9th at 3pm at SouthShore Regional Library. We are also going to create a 6" flying dinosaur that you will be able to take home.

Don't forget about our Teen Advisory Board and Game Zone at SouthShore Regional Library. I know many of you are looking to catch up on your community service hours during the summer and here is your chance. Our next TAB meeting is June 16th at 7pm. Our next Game Zone is June 23rd at 5:30pm. The most popular game right now is Rockband. Free pizza and soda is provided at both programs.

And you have to show up to find out about the Ortizurus :)

See you there....

My picks for June

Wow, I can't believe it has been a year already. Here's the anniversary edition.

Fiction book- Flight to Freedom by Ana Veciana-Suarez

Yara Garcia and her middle class family live in Cuba. It is their last chance to escape before Fidel Castro's government takes over the island. Now the Garcias have fled to Miami. The kids in Yara's school can do so many more things than what she was accustomed to in Cuba. For her fourteenth birthday, Yara wants to take a road trip to St. Augustine with her American friend's family. And Yara's older sister Ileana has a boyfriend with a car. How will her parents adjust to all the changes while still remembering their traditions.

Non-fiction book: Amazing Space by Ann-Jeanette Campbell

How does a rocket work? Are meteor showers dangerous? What is the Great Red Spot of Jupiter? Find the answer to all your questions about space right here in this fun to read book.

Manga- Le Chevalier D'Eon by Tou Ubukata

It is the year 1742. Young women are disappearing mysteriously all throughout France. When Lia De Beaumont is found dead with the word "Psalms" as the only clue as to this mystery, her younger brother D'Eon decides to take things in his hands. Based on the real Chevalier D'Eon story.

Anime- Rurouni Kenshin

Kenshin Himura has been wandering for the past 10 years, carrying his reverse blade sword, hoping to atone for the days when he was the Battosai. Now he has come across Kaoru Kamiya's dojo- and a whole new world of adventures. Soon Sanosuke Sagara joins the dojo, as well as young Yahiko Myojin and the doctor Megumi Takami. Kenshin tries to forget the past, while looking towards the future- protecting his new friends while maintaining his vow to never kill again.

Website- Select Smart

Which historic era do you belong in? What Greco-Roman deity are you? Which Disney park fits your personality best? Many many amusing and thought-provoking quizzes- all collected on this website.

Monday, June 9, 2008

The Return of the Kings and Queens

The Kings and Queens of Narnia, that is!

The long awaited sequel to The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is finally here!

Journey back to Narnia with Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. Meet new friends- Caspian the 10th, Reepicheep the Mouse, and more! But beware Lord Miraz and his minions! And where has Aslan been?

Watch The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian to find out. Now playing in theatres near you.

Links about Prince Caspian:

- Official Prince Caspian Movie Website
- Narniaweb
- Narniafans
- Prince Caspian at our library
- Fandango: Check out movie schedules and buy tickets online.

Friday, June 6, 2008

It's all fun and games... @ the library!

Come play with us at the many Game Zones offered at libraries around the county. We bring the video games; you bring the fun! Some branches also offer online PC gaming or other activities, too. Check the event schedule or talk to your librarian to find out when the fun is coming to a branch near you!

Want to see some of the games we have? (Keep in mind, some of these games were picked for the younger kids... sometimes we like to play with them, too!)

And 1 Streetball
ATV Offroad Fury 4
Champions of Norrath: Realms of EverQuest
College Hoops 2K7
Dance Dance Revolution Extreme
Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2
Dance Dance Revolution
In the Groove
Dance Dance Revolution Max
Dance Dance Revolution Supernova
Dance Dance Revolution Supernova 2
Eye Toy Play 2
FIFA 07 Soccer
Flushed Away
Gauntlet Seven Sorrows
Gran Tourismo 4
Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
Guitar Hero
Guitar Hero II
Guitar Hero III
Katamari Damacy
Lego Star Wars
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
Madden NFL 07
Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects
Marvel Ultimate Alliance
Muppets Party Cruise
Namco Museum 50th Anniversary Collection
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2
NBA Live 07
NFL Street 3
NHL 07
One Piece Pirates' Carnival
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
Ratchet: Deadlocked
Rayman Raving Rabbids
Shrek Smash and Crash
Shrek Superslam
Sly 3 Honor Among Thieves
Sonic Riders
Soul Calibur III
SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants!
Star Wars: Battlefront
Star Wars: Battlefront II
Super Monkey Ball Adventure
Teen Titans
Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam
We Love Katamari
X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse

Monday, June 2, 2008

Teen Boot Camp Update

Online registration is NOW AVAILABLE for Teen BootCamp!

Want more info? Try here or leave me questions in the comments!

More Summer Fun!

Announcing our...
Wizard Rock Extravaganza

On July 10, 2008 @ 6 p.m., Wizard Rock hits the Library. Some of the best bands in the Wizard Rock world- The Remus Lupins, The Whomping Willows, Draco and the Malfoys and Justin Finch-Fletchley- will entertain Muggles and Wizards alike with their Harry Potter-influenced tunes.

John F. Germany Library
July 10, 2008
6 – 9 p.m.

Free Admission

Visit The Remus Lupins’ MySpace page for more info on the band.