Archive for April, 2011

April 28, 2011

Free Comic Book Day, May 7

by LisaTheLibrarian

Sure, you get free stuff from the library all the time: normally, we just ask that you bring it back to us. Saturday May 7, though, five libraries are giving away something you can keep. From 1 – 4 p.m., at Dumbarton, Fairfield, North Park, Tuckahoe, and Twin Hickory, pick up a free comic book — while supplies last — as part of Henrico Library’s annual Free Comic Book Day celebration!

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Extra activities to look for include:

Dumbarton – graffiti wall

North Park – graffiti wall

Tuckahoe –   graffiti wall & manga exchange

(graffiti wall  means space will be provide to draw your favorite comic or manga characters)

Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) celebrates that uniquely American form of art and storytelling, the comic. Find out more about nation-wide FCBD activities here. For more on comics at the library, go here.

This event sponsored by the Teen Advisory Boards.

April 27, 2011

Teen Review – Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

by AdrienneTheLibrarian

Anna Oliphant is shipped to a boarding school in Paris, where she falls for Étienne St. Clair… even though he already has a girlfriend.

Normally I hate contemporary fiction and chick-lit, but this book blew me away. Anna’s voice is fresh and humorous, effectively animating her story. The characters were very well written and shaped with a realistic complexity; the relationships are well thought-out and the romance in this story is perfectly believable. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this book to anyone else, even if they tend to avoid love stories. Once you finish Anna and the French Kiss, you’ll never look at chick-lit the same way again.

review by Sarena T.

April 25, 2011

Our Library is Soooo Full of Love!

by AdrienneTheLibrarian

Thanks to everyone for your love notes to the Twin Hickory Library. Our wall is so full of ardent hearts that the even the books and bricks are blushing. Stop by anytime this month to post your ode to the Library, or just leave us a sweet comment here. We love you too!

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April 25, 2011

Northside TAB: April Meeting Recap

by LisaTheLibrarian

During the April 13th, 2011, meeting of the Northside Teen Advisory Board, we discussed a wide-ranging array of topics.  First, we touched on upcoming events: Poetry Café at Dumbarton on Wednesday, April 27th, at 7pm, and Free Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 7th, from 1-4pm.  Next, we discussed options for the annual Scar-o-Thon in October.  We decided on an all-inclusive event for small kids and teens, with various activities, with a teen-only party afterwards.

We had the rest of the meeting to discuss other matters.  There have been numerous changes in the teen areas at Dumbarton and North Park Libraries, and there will be continuing enhancements in the near future.  We voted on decal colors and styles for the wall at Dumbarton, and discussed furniture and arrangements.  In the little time we had left, we discussed options for our Books on Film event in October, as well as commenced voting on the ubiquitous leasbooks.  Our next meeting is on May 18th at Dumbarton.

- Jack

April 25, 2011

Where I Belong by Gillian Cross

by LisaTheLibrarian

Khadija is not her name, but you may as well call her that. When she was little, hard times hit her wealthy family. First, a few camels were sold. Then the rains failed — and before she knew it, Khadija has a new identity, and a man who will smuggle her to London. She’s to get an education, then work, so as to help the family back in Somalia. An astonishing offer to model clothes for a top designer comes her way. But then a ransom call comes from Somalia: her dear brother has been kidnapped!

(click book cover to find a copy)

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April 23, 2011

East End TAB meeting Tuesday @FA

by KaramTheLibrarian

The East End TAB will be meeting on Tuesday, April 26th at Fairfield Library from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Call Fairfield or e-mail Karam the Teen Librarian if you’d like to join or if you have any questions.

April 18, 2011

by MaryTheLibrarian

Celebrate Earth Day with the West End Teen Advisory Board at our first Earth Day Fair this Saturday from 3:00pm – 4:30 pm at the Tuckahoe Area Library.  We will have games, storytelling, face painting, information about living green in Henrico County, plants and more.

April 18, 2011

by LisaTheLibrarian
April 14, 2011

Reading Break

by LisaTheLibrarian

Just in time for spring break, we’ve got a list of great books nominated by teens from across the country. In late August, you can go vote and declare just 10 of them Teen’s Top Ten books for 2011!

Click here for the list, with descriptions of each book. And click here for the library’s catalog to see if the book you want is on the shelf.

Bachorz, Pam. Drought.

Beam, Cris. I Am J.

Beaudoin, Sean. You Killed Wesley Payne

Black, Holly and Justine Larbalestier. Zombies vs. Unicorns.

Card, Orson Scott. The Lost Gate.

Clare, Cassandra. The Clockwork Angel.

Collins, Suzanne. Mockingjay.

Collins, Yvonne. Love, Inc. D

Condie, Ally. Matched.

Cremer, Andrea. Nightshade.

Fitzpatrick, Becca. Crescendo.

Grant, Michael. Lies.

Hawkins, Rachel. Demonglass.

Hakwins, Rachel. Hex Hall.

Kagawa, Julie. The Iron King.

Lore, Pittacus. I Am Number Four.

Moore, Peter. Red Moon Rising.

Nelson, Jandy. The Sky is Everywhere. 2010.

Oliver, Lauren. Before I Fall.

O’Neal, Ellis. The False Princess.

Patterson, James. Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel.

Pearce, Jackson. Sisters Red.

Smith, Cynthia Leitich. Blessed.

Westerfeld, Scott. Behemoth.

White, Kiersten. Paranormalcy.

April 14, 2011

Pizza & Pages, April 19th @ Fairfield

by KaramTheLibrarian

Tenth Grade bleeds image  On April 19th, there will be a Pizza & Pages event at Fairfield Library from 7 to 8:00 p.m.

Our official discussion book is the 3rd volume in the Vladimir Tod series by Heather Brewer: Tenth Grade Bleeds. In addition, we usually discuss the other books you’re reading and whatever else is on your mind.

And yup, there will be free pizza.

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