Jan 28, 2011

Drop in Craft: Dragon Gliders

Celebrate Chinese New Year with us by making dragon gliders! Yes, they'll really fly. Drop in any time between 1 and 5pm to celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Rabbit.
Thursday, February 3, 1-5 pm in the craft room.

Jan 24, 2011

Drop In Craft: Marshmallow Igloos!

It's FRIGID outside today! If you're feeling brave enough to brave the outdoors tomorrow, try to make it to the library. We're going to be making marshmallow igloos!
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 1-5pm

Jan 20, 2011

new teen books

Colt McAlister is drawn into a war against things he thought only existed in comic books.
After a car wreck takes the lives of his parents, Colt moves to Arizona to stay with his grandfather. There, an informant tells him that his parents were actually murdered because his mom, a journalist, was getting ready to write a story exposing Trident Industries.
Along with Oz and Danielle, his new comrades at Chandler High, Colt vows to uncover the truth. But the more they learn, the more bizarre reality becomes. Mind control, jet packs, and flying motorcycles only scratch the surface of what they discover.
Colt is recruited by a secret organization called the Central Headquarters Against the Occult and Supernatural. But the battle isn't just against an out-of-control giant corporation. A gateway to another world is opening, and the invasion has already begun
Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.Sometimes life-ending.Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems

Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end. No more puzzles. No more variables. And no more running. Thomas was sure that escape meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one really knew what sort of life they were going back to.In the Maze, life was easy. They had food, and shelter, and safety . . . until Teresa triggered the end. In the world outside the Maze, however, the end was triggered long ago.Burned by sun flares and baked by a new, brutal climate, the earth is a wasteland. Government has disintegrated—and with it, order—and now Cranks, people covered in festering wounds and driven to murderous insanity by the infectious disease known as the Flare, roam the crumbling cities hunting for their next victim . . . and meal.The Gladers are far from finished with running. Instead of freedom, they find themselves faced with another trial. They must cross the Scorch, the most burned-out section of the world, and arrive at a safe haven in two weeks. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.Thomas can only wonder—does he hold the secret of freedom somewhere in his mind? Or will he forever be at the mercy of WICKED?

new graphic novels, comics and manga

This volume follows two stories: one written by Snyder and one written by King. Snyder's story is set in 1920's LA, we follow Pearl, a young woman who is turned into a vampire and sets out on a path of righteous revenge against the European Vampires who tortured and abused her. This story is paired with King's story, a western about Skinner Sweet, the original American Vampire-- a stronger, faster creature than any vampire ever seen before with rattlesnake fangs and powered by the sun.

new music

Jan 13, 2011

GSF Book Review: Tango

Reviewed by Adele (age 9)

Overall rating from 1-10: 8

Tango is a New York yorkie owned by the rich couple Marcellina and Diego. But when Marcellina buys Diego a sailboat, Tango is stranded on Victoria-by-the-Sea.

Would you be friends with the main character? Yes. I like dogs. I know a family who has a yorkie. The man's family is from Prince Edward Island.

Favorite character: Tango
Least favorite character: Diego

Would you recommend this book to a friend? yes because you really get into it. You won't want to put the book down. When you do, you can't wait to find out what happens next.

One word descriptions: Exciting, anticipating.

Other books like this: Even though I've enver read it, I think it's like "Hotel for Dogs".

GSF Book Review: Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z.

Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z.
Reviewed by Alan (age 10)

Overall rating from 1-10: 8

Gianna is having a leaf project and she's in 7th grade and she needs to collect 25 leaves and to define them.

Would you be friends with the main character? Definitely friends with Zig because he is smart and helpful.

Favorite character: Zig
Least favorite character:

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Yes because it is a good book and interesting and you want to keep reading and it is a helpful book to let people help each other.

One word descriptions: interesting, believable.

Jan 7, 2011

new teen books

Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books—but we are real.
Our plan was to grow, and train, and become strong, and become one, and fight them. But they found us and started hunting us first. Now all of us are running. Spending our lives in shadows, in places where no one would look, blending in. we have lived among you without you knowing.
But they know.
They caught Number One in Malaysia.Number Two in England.And Number Three in Kenya.They killed them all.
I am Number Four.
I am next.
The only one who escaped . . . And the one who could destroy them all. Incarceron, the living prison, has lost one of its inmates to the outside world: Finn’s escaped, only to find that Outside is not at all what he expected. Used to the technologically advanced, if violently harsh, conditions of the prison, Finn is now forced to obey the rules of Protocol, which require all people to live without technology. To Finn, Outside is just a prison of another kind, especially when Claudia, the daughter of the prison’s warden, declares Finn the lost heir to the throne. When another claimant emerges, both Finn’s and Claudia’s very lives hang on Finn convincing the Court of something that even he doesn’t fully believe.Meanwhile, Finn’s oathbrother Keiro and his friend Attia are still trapped inside Incarceron. They are searching for a magical glove, which legend says Sapphique used to escape. To find it, they must battle the prison itself, because Incarceron wants the glove too

Alex Sawyer and his mates should have known there was no way out of Furnace Penitentiary. Their escape attempt only lands them deeper in the guts of this prison for young offenders, and then into solitary confinement. And that's where a whole new struggle begins—a struggle not to let the hellish conditions overwhelm them. Because before another escape attempt is even possible, they must first survive the nightmare that now haunts their endless nights.

Vera’s spent her whole life secretly in love with her best friend, Charlie Kahn. And over the years she’s kept a lot of his secrets. Even after he betrayed her. Even after he ruined everything. So when Charlie dies in dark circumstances, Vera knows a lot more than anyone—the kids at school, his family, even the police. But will she emerge to clear his name? Does she even want to? Edgy and gripping, Please Ignore Vera Dietz is an unforgettable novel: smart, funny, dramatic, and always surprising.

Jan 6, 2011

GSF Book Review: Closed for the Season

Closed for the Season
Reviewed by Alan (age 10)

Overall rating from 1-10: 10

Logan Forbs moved to a murderer's house and made a friend called Arthur and they try to discover the murderer.

Would you be friends with the main character? Yes because he is nice, not mean, adventurous and not a bully.

Favorite character: Logan
Least favorite character: Silas

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Yes because it's very mysterious and you want to keep reading and it is a good mystery book.

One word descriptions: mysterious--keep reading.

Another book like this one: Mystery on October Road.

GSF Book Review: Powerless

Reviewed by Jason (age 11)

Overall rating from 1-10: 8

Daniel finds out his friends have superpowers, but he doesn't. They go to a hideout and make him promise not to tell. Molly is a flyer. But on their 13th birthdays they lose their powers, so he decides to protect them.

Would you be friends with the main character? Yes because he looks alone and acts like a real friend--he keeps secrets.

Favorite character: Molly
Least favorite character: The bad guy.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Yes because it's interesting.

One word descriptions: Exciting, interesting, unbelievable--not possible.

GSF Book Review: Blue Shoe

Blue Shoe
Reviewed by Michelle (age 10)

Overall rating from 1-10: 7

It's about a boy named Hap. His dad was sent to a mountain because he was begging. In his town they can't beg.

Would you be friends with the main character? I'm not sure because he steals somebody's things but he is friendly.

Favorite character: Hap
Least favorite character: Boss of the mountain.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? No because I don't feel like it.

One word descriptions: Boring.

GSF Book Review: Hunt for the Seventh

The Hunt for the Seventh
Reviewed by Dylan (age 10)

Overall rating from 1-10: 8

James and Sal's mom died. James' dad got a job at the Minerva Hall. James' dad would not listen so the Minerva hall boss fires the dad.

Would you be friends with the main character? Yes because he does lots of fun stuff.

Favorite character: James
Least favorite character: Sal

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Yes because it's a good book and it is exciting.

One word descriptions: Exciting, interesting, mysterious, believable, dark, creepy.

GSF Book Review: Flight of the Phoenix

Nathaniel Fludd Beastologist: Flight of the Phoenix
Reviewed by Alan (age 10)

Overall rating from 1-10:10

Nate Fludd's parents died on an exploration, so he lives with his aunt. She studies mythical creatures and they're headed off to Arabia to see the birth of the phoenix.

Would you be friends with the main character? Yes because he studies mythical creatures.

Favorite character: the Phoenix
Least favorite character: the guard

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Yes because it's a really good book.

One word description: Interesting and believable.

Other books like this one: Harry Potter