Archive for May, 2008

The new books are calling to me…

There are some great new books on the shelf outside the Teen Room.  I’m going to do my best to start making posts about them so you can see what’s here.  The one I really want to read right now is The Latent Powers of Dylan Fontaine

The cover reminds me of the amazing cut-paper art works one of my friends makes.  A tedious, yet beautiful, task. 

A quick read I just finished (in about 2 hours) is Debbie Harry Sings in French

Don’t let the title fool you, the book is about a teen guy.  Getting over alcoholism, dealing with his mother’s emergence from her depression, trying to find his way in a new school, and navigate a relationship with a girl.  And of course, his love for this lady



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Breaking Dawn, The First Chapter Released Today.


At 2pm today we will be reading aloud the first chapter of Breaking Dawn, the final book in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga.  This first chapter won’t be released on the Internet until a few weeks before the book’s August release date.  So get your Twilight fix (although a brief one, you’ll be craving more of Edward & Bella immediately!) and eat some snacks.

Stephenie Meyer has (mental) playlists for each of the first three books on her website.  These are the songs that she hears in her head when she reads the books:

The Twilight Soundtrack:
1. “Why Does it Always Rain on Me?” — Travis
2. “I’m Not Okay (I Promise)” — My Chemical Romance
3. “Creep” [radio edit] — Radiohead
4. “In My Place” — Coldplay
5. “By Myself” — Linkin Park
6. “Dreaming” — OMD
7. “Please Forgive Me” — David Gray
8. “Here With Me” — Dido
9. “With You” [reanimation remix] — Linkin Park
10. “Time is Running Out” — Muse
11. “Dreams” — The Cranberries
12. “Tremble for My Beloved” — Collective Soul
13. “Lullaby (Goodnight, My Angel)” — Billy Joel
New Moon– The letters in parenthesis indicate which character’s perspective (Bella, Edward, or Jacob) she is hearing it from.
“Do you realize?” – The Flaming Lips (B)
“Papercut” – Linkin Park (B)
“Hyper Music” – Muse (B)
“Apocalypse Please” – Muse (B)
“Time Stands Still” – The All-American Rejects (B)
“Empty Room” – Marjorie Fair (B)
“Unwell” – Matchbox Twenty (B)
“Pain” – Jimmy Eat World (B)
“Ride” – The Vines (B)
“Fix You” – Coldplay (J)
“Blueside” – Rooney (B)
“Over My Head (Cable Car)” – The Fray (B)
“Going Under” – Evanescence (B)
“Tautou” – Brand New (B)
“Be My Escape” – Relient K (B)
“Never Let You Down” – Verve Pipe (J)
“Sing For Absolution” – Muse (E)
“Ya Mamma” – Fatboy Slim (Generic action-scene music)
“D.O.A.” – Foo Fighters
“Stare” – Marjorie Fair (B)
“Memory” – Sugarcult (B)
“The Truth About Heaven” – Armor For Sleep (B)
“The Scientist” – Coldplay (E)
“Sound of Pulling Heaven Down” – Blue October (E)
“Drag” – Placebo (B)
“Like A Stone” – Audioslave (B)
“World Has Turned and Left Me Here” – Weezer (B)
“Best I Ever Had” – Vertical Horizon (B)
“My Immortal” – Evanescence (B)
“Not the One” – Collective Soul (B)
“Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of” – U2 (B)
“Rest In Pieces” – Saliva (B)
“White Flag” – Dido (B)
“Everybody’s Changing” – Keane (B)
“Unintended” – Muse (B)
“I Miss You” – Blink 182 (B)
“The Reason” – Hoobastank (E)
“Hate Me” (radio edit) – Blue October (E)

Mexican Standoff — Elbow
Hamburg Song — Keane
Clocks — Coldplay
The Small Print — Muse
Stab My Back — The All-American Rejects
Overweight [edited] — Blue October
Mr. Brightside — The Killers
Newborn — Muse
Love Me Like You — The Magic Numbers
Vindicated — Dashboard Confessional
Hysteria — Muse
Uninvited — Alanis Morissette
Yes Please — Muse
Infra-Red — Placebo
The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot — Brand New
Luv — Travis
Blackout — Muse
It’s A Disaster — Ok Go

She couldn’t decide on a final song, it’s a toss-up between these last 5 songs:
*This Is How I Disappear — My Chemical Romance
*Sleep — My Chemical Romance
*Falling Away With You — Muse
*Accident & Emergency — Patrick Wolf
*The Well and the Lighthouse — Arcade Fire

While we’re waiting for Breaking Dawn to come out, here are a few other books you might enjoy!  Stop by the library for more recommendations!

Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
Dracula by Bram Stoker (a classic!)
The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
The Raging Quiet by Sherryl Jordan
The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause
Sirena by Donna Jo Napoli
Sunshine by Robin McKinley
Tenderness by Robert Cormier
Uglies/Pretties/Specials by Scott Westerfeld
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
Rebel Angels by Libba Bray

(book list originally posted by Donna Clark on the Harpeth Hall Library’s Twilight Blog.)

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Wii Sports for Seniors (as in older adults, not high schoolers)!

The library is beginning a Wii Sports program for older adults.  It will begin Monday, June 9 and run from 10:30am to 12pm.  I know, I know, what does this have to do with you…  You probably have grandparents, or older neighbors, who may not get out that much.  Or who may not be able to do the active things, like golf & bowling, that they used to.


Tell them about this program!  If they don’t know what Wii or Wii Sports is, explain it to them.  Let them know that they can bowl again without having to pick up a 10 lb. bowling ball!  Better yet, come to the program with them!  We are going to have teen volunteers on hand to teach the adults how to use the Wii-mote, but it might be more comfortable for them to learn from someone they know!

Let your older adults know that the program will meet Monday, June 9, 16, 23, & 30, from 10:30am to 12pm in the Teen Reading Room.  Also, they should register ahead of time at the Circulation Desk.


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Teen Room Hours Calendar

Once again addressing the needs of our patrons, we’ve noticed that people regularly call the library to see when the teen room is available for open gaming. To address this we’ve created a new calendar and posted it also under the calendar subtitle under the links section of the right side of our blog ————>

I’m a huge fan of google calendars but there are some hitches in the one I’ve just created. I’m still going to try to figure them out, but for now click on the event labeled “open” on the calendar date and the end time will be listed in the event details. 

Does this mean the Teen Room in the Library is sometimes closed? NO! As long as the library is open the room is available. Teens, feel free to search the room for any books kept inside, or just hang out and study, but the gaming equipment is not available outside the times listed on the calendar. Also, when programming is going on the video gaming equipment will not be available for use so make sure to double check the program calendar as well.

Let me know if there are any questions!


– BETH! 

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Movies for tomorrow

Some people have been asking what we’re watching for Teen Movie Lounge tomorrow. We have two options. Lars and the Real Girl or a movie that’s just a little different – one of the old Indiana Jones movies. I won’t explain Indiana Jones movies because I figure everyone already knows espeically with the newest one just coming out.

lars and the real girl

Lars and the Real Girl stars Ryan Gosling. He decides to buy a doll on the internet and make it his girlfriend.

“The search for true love begins outside the box.”

So we have two different options because we want you guys to tell us which movie you would like to watch! Comment here on this blog post if you’d like but we’ll probably have everyone vote before we turn the movie on.

Don’t forget we’ll have popcorn to go along with the movie tomorrow!

Also, even though you should all be in school right now, don’t forget that we have our game on programs for tweens (6th to 8th grade) from 3:3o to 5:3o after school today and for teens (9th to 12th grade) from 6 to 8:3o tonight. Stop by! [We just picked up awesome snacks for those of you who come tonight.]


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Calendar for your Convenience


Check out the links section on the right side of the page. We added a new category simply called “Calendars!” under which there is a link to our google calendar. The google calendar contains the programs and events we will run in the Teen Room starting now through the rest of the summer. An unexpected rainy day off? Check out the calendar to see what we’re up to and stop by! Fun is garaunteed.

On another, familiar, note here’s some new books.

Grow: A Novel in Verse by Juanita Havill is just what the title says – a book written in a poetic format. It’s about a 12 year old girl who starts a community graden with her friend in a vacant lot. Of course a problem occurs just as the garden gets underway. How will the girls work it out?

One of our many new graphic novels is The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. It was a novel that was adapted into graphic novel form by a man named Peter Kuper. In the novel, this guy woke up a bug – a man sized one. Yikes!

Come by to check out these and our other new books! New CDs are coming!



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Eat Bugs @ Your Library!

Here is a link to all our Teen Summer Programming information.  It’s a two-sided document, so read everything!  The front has all the planned programs (there are more to come).  The back has all info you need to know about our Summer Reading Program, Metamorphosis @ Your Library, and how you can become eligible to enter our weekly and grand prize drawings. 

We have some great stuff planned, like eating bugs
(well, not such intense big bugs and not bug sushi, but you get the idea), screenprinting, acting, gaming, chalk murals, making wallets out of cereal boxes and Friday Late Night @ the Library.  And some other activities that are still in the works, like the open mic nights.  Basically anything that makes us think of metamorphosis, or a profound change in form. 

We’d love to hear what you think, so speak out. 


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