Check out our homemade video promo for the %2009 Summer Reading Program, made for you with love by the WPL Youth Librarians! Got a hankering to make your own? Be sure to pick up info on Kick-off Day, Thursday, June 11. You’ll have a chance to register for summer reading, get a sign-up prize, work on some cool activities (including appearing in your own “Boogie Heads” video) and find out about our “Starring You! Movie Maker” workshops and movie showing night. You won’t want to miss it! See you on June 11th!
I just finished reading Skeleton Creek, a new book with a creepy twist! Ryan is stuck in his room with a broken leg after a mysterious accident with his best friend Sarah. He fell when they were investigating a dredge, an old, abandoned machine in the woods of their hometown, Skeleton Creek. Now Ryan and Sarah have been forbidden by their parents to contact each other, but Sarah still manages to email Ryan some password-protected videos about what else she is discovering about the dredge. Ryan notes the passwords in his journal, and you, the reader, can go online to view Sarah’s videos. Be warned — some of them are quite spooky, and the ending will leave you hanging on desperately for the next book in the series!
Take a look at the book trailer:
Do you remember reading one of the most famous picture books, Where the Wild Things Are, when you were little? I do!! I’m super-excited to see this trailer for the upcoming live-action movie. I didn’t think it was possible to make a full-length movie from such a simple picture book, but this looks too cool to miss:
Just in time for Halloween, check this out: a Poe video contest! Scary-story master Edgar Allan Poe will turn %200 in January, and READ magazine is seeking video tributes from those age 18 and younger.
The deadline for this Weekly Reader exclusive video contest is November 21, %2008. Respond with your ghoulish video tribute. Videos should be under 5 minutes in length. Some images that might inspire you: ravens, floorboards, beating hearts, Baltimore, horror, Lenore, red death. 3-5 winners will receive publication of their Poe video tribute in READ magazine’s electronic issue, a monetary reward, and lots of Poe goodies!
Hmmm, 25 days to create a Poe-worthy video? Dare you to try it! Check out some Poe from the Library to get some inspiration!
After a looooong break (sorry about that!), the Friday Minute Mysteries are back!
A man walks into a bar and asks for a drink. The bartender pulls out a gun and points it at him. The man says, “Thank you,” and walks out.
What happened? Leave a comment with your theory!
(If you happen to be old enough to remember the last mystery I posted (yeah, it was a while back), the answer is: The room is the ballroom of a sunken ocean liner. The rays are manta rays. The man ran out of air while scuba diving in the shipwreck. al guessed it! Go, al!)
Today is the birthday of J.R.R. Tolkien, most famous for his series The Lord of the Rings.
Do you have a favorite book of his? Any further reading to recommend to fans of Middle-Earth?
Happy Teen Read Week, everyone! This year’s theme is LOL @ Your Library, in honor of all the funny stuff available at your library.So what I want to know is…do you have any favorite funny books or movies? I like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Lawn Boy, and Napoleon Dynamite!
This made me laugh…and you will, too, if you’ve ever used those short pencils in the library.
“I’ll never take short pencils for granted again!” LOL!
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Thousands of Harry Potter fans have signed a petition urging J.K. Rowling to keep writing novels about the boy wizard after she admitted she could “never say never” to more books.
Interesting, no? Would you sign a petition for more HP books? Do you think J.K. Rowling will listen to the fans and write more?
Who’s going to the midnight showing tonight??
Join us for a special teen movie showing this Wednesday, June 27, at 3 p.m.! We’ll be watching Clue on the big screen, complete with plenty of popcorn and air conditioning. Don’t miss it!
“Seven Suspects, Six Weapons, Five Bodies, and Three Endings. It’s not just a game anymore.”