Monday, January 25, 2010

February Book Club Selections

Middle School

2/4-Alex Rider Series by Anthony Horowitz
2/12-Field trip to see Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief movie
2/18-Runaways by Brian K. Vaughan (Graphic Novel)
2/25-Winter Break =)

High School

2/18- Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco Stork
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Friday, January 22, 2010

2010 YALSA Picks

The 2010 American Library Association's Best Books for Young Adults list is out!  See the full list here.  We have all of the top ten best books in the library already and will be getting many more in soon. 

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The 21st Century Book: Book to the Future

Book Lovers, the Library will be offering a course next year called, "The Art of the Book". Avid readers, creative writers, students who enjoy art and future librarians should consider this course. The purpose of the course is to create a 21st century book. We will discuss in class what we think the 21st century will offer in the way of books and you will be free to interpret our discussion and create your idea of a book as the final project. The book does not have to be what most of us consider books today. It can be anything that tells a story. This means it could be a box with some of your favorite things, just as long as you somehow create a story around them. It could be a photojournal made up of hundreds of pictures, again, just as long as it tells a story. Use your art skills to construct a way to tell your story, it might be just colorful covers or something that no one has ever seen before. You might add videos, songs, or smells. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination and creativity. Think big, think boldly, make a book that the world has never seen before! The change to a new, 21st century book is happening, like the Kindle. It may make as much of a difference as the Gutenberg printing press, see what you can create.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

January Book Club Selections

Middle School

1/7-Tamora Pierce (Circle of Magic and all the others)

1/14-Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

1/15-Cirque du Freak the movie

1/21-Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor

High School

My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger

1/7-during lunch
1/14-7pm at the Milton Public Library
1/28-after school in the Media Center

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Year, Almost New Blog

Welcome back! We hope you had a relaxing break and are as excited as we are for all of the possibilites that await you in 2010! Did you make any resolutions for the New Year? Here in the library one of our resolutions is to help you read more. The purpose of this blog is to keep you updated on the happenings in the library and to share interesting book, writing, and arts-related topics with you. We hope to inspire you to explore our shelves and the world around you with curiosity and an open mind.