Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Flipped book clues at New Tampa Regional

Skyship Academy: The Pearl Wars is back! Find this flipped book next to a biography of the evil mastermind of World World Two.
Nightshade has also returned and is hiding behind a poisonous copy of Fine Gardening Magazine.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Midnight Snacks @ JFG

On Tuesday July 31, the John F. Germany Library invites all teens to join us for our Midnight Snacks program.  Come by the Auditorium at 2 p.m. to learn how to make s'mores without a campfire or to turn the assorted snacks in your cupboard into a great snack.

All teen participants will also earn a ticket to enter the Own the Night, Own an iPod drawing.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Own the Night Book reviews

Looking for a great book to read before school starts again?  It is not too late to earn tickets for the Own the Night, Own an iPod drawing. 

Destiny earned two tickets for her review of Suzanne Selfors' Coffeehouse Angel.  In this YA novel, a teen's kindness to a stranger results in the granting of deepest wish.  Destiny also recommended Seflors'
novel Saving Juliet about a young actress that finds herself transported to Shakespeare's Verona in time to try to save Juliet and Romeo from their tragic fates. 

Looking for a book with some action?  Nick recommends The Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson.  After his parents are killed by an alien, Daniel discovers "awesome powers that make him unstoppable."

Visit your local library to find one of these great books!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Own the Night, Own an iPod Book Reviews

Jennifer recommends Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver.  She gives the book 4.5 stars and says "you don't want to put the book down...you want to know what she'll do to change."  In this great read for high schooler readers, Samantha dies in a car crash, but she continues to relive the day of her death until she is able to make a life altering change.

Each year, a set of books are selected by the Florida Association of Media Educators (FAME) to help high school students find great non-required reading books.  This year's Teen Reads include Queen of the Water by Laura Resau.  A teen from the Town N' Country library highly recommends this book set in Ecudaor.  "Virginia's story will speak to anyone who has ever struggled to find his or her place in the world." It will make you laugh and cry, and ultimately, it will fill you with hope."  After she is taken from her small village to be an unpaid servent to a wealthy coupl, Virginia fights to find a place for herself and secretly learns to read and write.  Even once she manages to find her freedon, she continues to struggle as "she is caught between two cultures."

Friday, July 6, 2012

Own the Night with Giving Tree Music!

Hi !

You are invited to a very special summer teen event at Jan Platt Library : a Giving Tree Music Drumming event on Monday, July 9th at 3:30!

Connect our Global Community through Music! Drumming in a group can spark joy in an individual. We provide the drums; all you need to bring is yourself. Sing, drum, dance and laugh as we explore the magic of community and teamwork. We will learn traditional songs and stories, and how to "talk" to each other with our drums.

You will also get a ticket for our "Own the Night Own the IPod" contest.

Own the Night, Own an iPod Book Reviews

Looking for a great book to read this summer? Julia and Salena recommend The Trouble with Half a Moon by Danette Vigilante. This 2012-13 Sunshine State Reader tells the story of a girl who makes friends with a young boy in her apartment building after the death of her brother.

Julia also recommends Saint Louis Armstrong Beach by Brenda Woods a novel set at the brink of Hurricane Katrina. Saint is a young musician that must help save his neighbor Miz Moran, his neighbor and his canine best friend Shadow.

Remember that every time you check out a Sunshine State or a Teen Reads book, your book review earns you three entries into the Own the Night, Own an iPod drawing for an iPod Touch.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Current Book Flip Clues @ Jan Platt Regional Library

One copy of Nightshade was recently returned and hidden with a new clue!

Here are the current clues!

There are two copies of Skyship Academy: The Pearl Wars by Nick James hidden at Jan Platt Regional Library. Find one and Book Flip it! Here are the clues:

  • If the young protagonist Cassrus Stevenson were to write a children’s picture book, where would he put it in the library?
  • In world ___ II the Japanese bombed _____ Harbor. You might want to learn the real “Pearl War” before reading this one.

There are two copies of Nightshade by Andrea Cremer hidden at Jan Platt Regional Library. Find one and Book Flip it! Here are the clues:
  • If you wanted to know what is happening in your town that week/day/month you would look here.
  • Nightshade is a flower known for its poisonous attributes, however if you didn’t know that, then you would look here.

Own the Night, Own an iPod Book Review

This summer, your reading can earn you an iPod Touch. After you finish a book, fill out an Own the Night, Own an iPod book review to receive entries into the end-of-summer drawing. Throughout the summer, we will post reviews to help you find a great book for your next checkout.

Katherine recommends The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff. She describes the writing as "descriptive and realistic." Sutcliff’s historical fiction novel follows the journey of a young Roman officer named Marcus Flavius Aquila as he attempts to discover the whereabouts of his father and the other 4,000 members of the Ninth Legion after they disappeared after passing Hadrian’s Wall in northern Great Britain. Katherine also praises the novel for being "well-researched." In 2011, a movie adaption titled The Eagle starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell was released.

Monday, July 2, 2012

New Book Flip clues at New Tampa Library

One copy of Nightshade was just found and checked out! Soon to be flipped! One copy of Skyship Academy: The Pearl Wars was just found and checked out! Also soon to be flipped.
Stay tuned for new clues when they come back.

New clues! New clues!
There is still a copy of Skyship Academy: The Pearl Wars at New Tampa Library, but it has migrated to a spot next to Fodor's Seattle guidebook.
There is also still a copy of Nightshade at New Tampa Library. It's conducting some research into lycanthropy by studying Gary Jeffrey's Werewolves: Stories of Deadly Shape-Shifters.