Saturday, November 22, 2008

Twilight on the big screen!

So, the Twilight movie was released this weekend, and is promising record box office earnings. Have you seen it? Please share your opinions and comments. Reviews, so far, have been mixed. For those of you who have not read the book, you can download it from our digital library service, Overdrive.
Simply go to and search for the title. You will need to download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat to read it. It's free (with your library card)!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Teen novels soon to be made into movies!

There is a growing trend of teen novels being made into movies. This year there were three major ones. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (by David Levithan), Twilight (by Stephenie Meyer), and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (by John Boyne).

Here is a list of all of the soon to be released movies from teen novels (that we know of).

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli (2009)

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak (2010)

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel (2008?)

The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud (2009)

Airman by Eoin Colfer (2011)

Flyy Girl by Omar Tyree (2008)

The Giver by Lois Lowry (2011)

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray (2010)

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (2008)

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (2009)

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (2010)

Skellig by David Almond (2008)

Teen Idol by Meg Cabot (2008)

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (2011)

Friday, November 7, 2008

Must Read of the Weekend!

Graceling by Kristin Cashore is an amazing read. Fans of Twilight just might enjoy this one.

Katsa was born in a land where a select few called Gracelings are born with supernatural talents. This is indicated by their different colored eyes. She is 18 when she discovers that her Grace empowers her to kill a man with her bare hands.

This terrifying skill causes her to be feared by everyone. However, Katsa does not relish her ability, and wants to use it for good. She forms The Council, an underground group who serve to right the wrongs of the oppressed. In a rescue mission she encounters Po, another Graced fighter who dares to stand up to her. Soon they fall in love, and are united in their desire to save their land from corruption.

The romance between Po and Katsa is similarly palpable to the romance between Bella and Edward. The intrigue and dangerous attraction between these two lovers will have you drooling for more. And there will be more. The prequel, Fire is set to be released in October 2009.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Barack Obama wins the 2008 Presidential Election!

Today is a historic day in American history. The first African-American was elected president of the United States of America. Some of you may have been old enough to vote in this election. Most of you weren't. But, perhaps you will be old enough to vote in the next election.

Whether or not you voted, or were happy with the outcome, the significance of yesterday's election had to affect you. The enthusiasm of voters was contagious. For the first time in a long time, people were flocking to the polls in record numbers, bringing their children, and smiling throughout, even if they had to wait in long lines. It made you really love the United States of America.

Perhaps you will be old enough to vote in the next general election (2012). If so, or whenever you have that privilege, remember how wonderful it is to have it, and make the most of it!

Please feel free to offer your comments on the election and your hopes for the next four years.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Next Anime Club screening is Nov. 11th!

The Rocky River Public Library Anime Club will be screening

Noir: Shades of Darkness, Vol. 1

on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Purple Room on the library's Mezzanine level.

Noir is the story of two professional assassins, Mireille Bouquet and Kirika Yumura. Neither one can remember their past, but both of them are very good at what they do. They team up to form "Noir", but soon realize that someone is out to kill them.
The anime club is open to teens ages 12-18. All those who are under 18 are required to have a signed permission form to participate. Please stop in at the Adult Reference desk to pick up a form prior to the screening.