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Pimp our bookcart!

The online comic strip Unshelved, a comic about library workers, is having its annual Pimp My Bookcart Contest.   Here are some of last year’s winners:

The strips co-creators Bill Barnes & Gene Ambaum are the contest judges.  They use the following criteria to determine winners:

  • Functionality: Capable of performing all the duties of an unmodified bookcart.
  • Execution: Great design, quality workmanship, and attention to detail.
  • Originality: “Wow! We’ve never seen a bookcart like this!”
  • Presentation: Your high-resolution photo should be taken with attention to framing, setting, and, if appropriate, props.

Read more about the contest and check out other winners here!  And if you’re interested in Pimping Out the Teen Room book cart, come and talk to Beth or I at the Teen Desk!



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This Week: In Programming

Hi all,

It’s Saturday, and I’m working at the circ desk so I thought I would let you all know what’s happening in the Teen Room this week.  (That desk gets busy!  Now it’s Sunday and I’m finishing this post!) 

Monday, Tune In: Music Sharing, 1pm:  This week’s theme is musicals.  So join us to listen to new showtunes and recommend your favorites!  Bring your CDs, mp3 players or even records!

Monday, Metamorphosis, 3:30pm:  Join me in learning about Post Secret and making postcards, because everyone loves getting real mail, right?  We’ll use scraps from old magazines, duct tape, rubber stamps, glitter, and make stamps using potatoes (potato printing!).  Make as many postcards as you want!

Tuesday, Act One, 2:30pm:  Act up with Beth and a member of the PTHS Theatre Troupe!

Tuesday, Writers Studio, 6pm-?:  Do you need someone to offer feedback on a story you’ve been writing, but you don’t want to give it to your mom or bestfriend to read?  Cme to the Writers Studio.  We’ll meet every other Tuesday for the rest of the summer to workshop your writing.  Who knows, maybe you’ll turn that short story into a novel and end up shopping it around to publishers.

Wednesday, Creatures, 2:30pm:  Read from All Creatures Great and Small with Beth.  Then scavenge the library for more books about animals.

Wednesday, Game On! Tweens 4-6pm & Teens 6:30-8:30pm:  Open gaming with the 360s and the Wii.  Snacks will be provided to fuel your fury!

Thursday, Genres, 2:30-3:30pm:  Do you have an (over-)active imagination?  Genres is the program for you.  Read and write your own adventure story, or work with a partner, during Beth’s one hour program!

Friday, Late Night @ the Library, 6:30-9:30pm:  BIG Bug Movie Night!  Drink Rootbeer or Coke floats, snack on bug gummies, and watch Them and Mysterious Island with me!

Saturday, Project Design, 11-1pm:  Come make unique clothes out of recycled fabrics and any other materials you can think of.  We’d like to have a fashion show of all the creations at our end of summer Summer Reading Wrap Party.

The library isn’t about shushing anymore!  So stop by this week and get creative with us! 

(Super Smash Bros Brawl Tournament info will be posted in a few short days–so keep checking back!!)

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Can you stomach our Fear Factor Challenge?

Find out tonight at the library!

Join us from 6:30-9:30pm for a Fear Factor Challenge, assorted games (boxball, statues, possibly some Super Smash Bros. Brawl…), and prizes–if you eat the most Fear Factor items.

We’ll be doing something different every Friday night, so round up your friends and roll in to the library. And don’t forget to stop by this Monday at 3:30pm to make duct tape mp3 holders and wallets with us!

Cookies will be allowed!

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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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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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Local Bands/Summer Programming

I’ve gotten a few recommendations for local bands to perform at the summer open mic nights. 

So far, The Marauders, Pita & 65 Watts have been recommended to me.  Any other suggestions of bands I should try to get in touch with? 

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Free Comic Book Day!

Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores.”

This awesome event happens every year!  So stop by New Dimension Comics at 113 East McMurray Road to pick up your free comics between 11am and 7pm on Saturday.  Then stop by the library to browse our graphic novel and manga collections!


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