Tuesday, October 16, 2012

It's Teen Read Week!

October 14th-20th marks Teen Read Week - a time to celebrate reading as entertainment at Tompkins County Public Library - and this year's theme is "It Came From the Library"!

The kinda creepy theme coincides well with the upcoming Halloween holiday, so try a horror, thriller, or monster book this week! We've got a big display of scary stories to choose from.

If horror isn't quite your cup of tea, YALSA announced the 2012 Teens' Top Ten winners! Did you vote? See if your book made it, or just see what books other teens think everyone should check out.

We've got a couple other fun things going on at TCPL for teens this week, by the way. Stop by any time and make a monster! There's a "Creature Creation Station" parked in the teen area with all sorts of odds and ends for you to glue, staple, and tape together. Show us your weirdest, greatest alien or monster.

And don't forget about our Movie Marathon - the first in our monthly marathon series. To celebrate Teen Read Week we'll be showing Beetlejuice, The Woman in Black, I Am Legend, and Ghostbusters on Saturday the 20th, starting at 10AM. Come for one or stay for them all!

Hope to see you at the library this week!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Like Us On Facebook!

Good afternoon, loyal Opinionaters! The Library now has a Facebook page just for you. Mosey on over to our new page and "like" us to keep up-to-date on events, new books, and silly pictures of cats!

Conrad's Fate by Diana Wynne Jones

Though to read this book its encouraged to read the series, on its own Conrad's Fate is gorgeous. This is my favorite book of all time because of it's humor mixed in with events ranging between serious and ridiculous. I fell in love with characters, and the plot of Diana Wynne Jone's books has this beautiful way of starting of with tiny little tendrils of story and fact leading in to the final climax event in which every character and loose thread is tied in, ensuing hilarity. I would recommend this book to anyone as well as really any Diana Wynne Jones book.  

5 Stars