Saturday, April 26, 2008

Book Purses!




The books purses event was totally awesome! Everyone had a blast and crafted some really beautiful and functional purses.


Sage also showed off the shoes that she had crafted for herself!



It was a great time and I'm sure that we will do it again in the future. Don't forget that next week we are decorating cupcakes!!!!! Make sure to sign up for the program with me @ eplatz@farmingtonlibct.org

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

3 New Book Reviews

Here are 3 new reviews from Melissa:

Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
"An amazing odd story about a short order fry cook that sees the dead, including the long passed King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. Through his manuscript you are told about his strange gift and of his odd terror of beaches. The story unfolds through his writings and you follow him as he tries to prevent a mass murder that may take the life of his girlfriend and hundreds of others. "


Forever Odd by Dean Koontz
"The Odd Thomas story continues in this novel, but in this story he must save the life of only 1 person. This 1 person is a friend, who was crippled by an illness that has deformed him. In this adventure Thomas Odd has to rescue his friend from a woman obsessed with the occult. This woman is also obsessed with gaining Thomas' supernatural powers and is willing to kill him to get them. Through one long night you follow him and read as he tells you about being one of the silent ghosts he always sees."

Brother Odd by Dean Koontz

"In Thomas Odd's last adventure, he crosses desert and snowy mountains to reach a Monastery where he will live with the Monks. This Monastery is a charity school for ill children that are cared for by the Monks. Thomas has suffered a lot because of his supernatural powers and he has left that behind to hide out at the Monastery. But his powers have followed him. Now, Thomas is looking into the eyes of death and an enemy. This is the last adventure and was really hard to put down!"

Thanks Melissa and keep up that great reading!!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

New CD Reviews!

Here are two CD reviews from Chelsea:

Oh Gravity by Switchfoot
" If you don't know Switchfoot, you probably don't know that they're know for their catchy music and inspirational lyrics. This is true for every CD that they have made. This CD is definitely no exception. This CD at times grabs your heart with it's beautiful tracks and lifts your heart with others. Jon Foreman, who writes most of the lyrics is a true poet. The lyrics make you think and they turn and spin your emotions. This CD is a solid 5 out of 5. If you are looking for a well made, thought out CD that talks about more than your average teen CD usually does, don't hesitate to get this one!"

Blackout by Britney Spears
"Britney Spears' infamous comeback CD was actually not all that lame. I have to give Brit a 31/2 out of 5. I wasn't sure it would be any good, but fell in love with the single, Piece of Me, and had to checkout the CD. It is a good CD to shake your butt to. Blackout at times gives you insight to her personal life with her interesting lyrics. If you are a Britney fan you will love this CD, if you aren't, don't bash the CD till you give it a try. It's really not that bad."




Thanks Chelsea!

Remember that you can get 4$ off your library card fines by writing book, CD and movie reviews. Start writing them today!

emily

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Programs for April & May

I know that it is finally getting nice outside, but don't you want to come to the library and make some really cool stuff???????? Check out some of the awesome programs we have coming up in the next few weeks. All the supplies will be taken care of, all you have to do is registered to let us know that you are coming! Register by e-mailing me at eplatz@farmingtonlibct.org or call the library at 860-673-6791

April & May programs:

Wednesday April 23rd
2:30 to 4:30
Make a purse out of an old hard covered book! Pick out your book, fabric and handles and we will get to work on create a fabulous new purse!


Wednesday April 30th
2:30 to 4:30
Register to decorate cupcakes at the library! Learn the art of making flowers, characters and piping in icing! All of the supplies will be available for you to create your very own edible masterpiece!


Wednesday May 5th
2:30 to 4:30
Bring your creativity to the library to altered some Altoid Tins. You can make tons of cool things out of these tins and we will have all the supplies you need! This Altered Tin was created by Carol Strand-Siebers and you can see more of her artwork at her website!


Make sure you register for any of the programs you want to attend!!!!!

P.S. I'm running dangerously low on book, CD and movie reviews so if you have read or seen or heard anything awesome let us know about it!