Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Check out some new books to read!

Teen Programs


Teen Book Club
Wednesday, May 28th
7:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Stop by the first meeting of the Teen book club and be prepared to hang out and talk about books with other Teens. There is no required reading, just stop by, eat some pizza and talk about books with other book lovers.



Campus Safety Lecture for Farmington High School Seniors
Thursday, June 5th
9:00 a.m to 10:30 a.m.
Hillary Bennett, 2007's Trinity College Violence Prevention Coordinator will lecture and discuss tips to stay safe on a college campus. She will cover personal safety issues, alcohol and drug use and sexual assault prevention. A panel of recent FHS grads will also be present for a question and answer session. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided for those who attend the lecture, and gift card door prizes will be awarded at the end.

To register for this lecture, please contact Teen Services Librarian Emily Platz at eplatz@farmingtonlibct.org or 673-6791 or you may sign up at Ms. Ruzek's office.

This is an excused absence for all FHS graduating senior women.



American Red Cross Babysitter Training Class
Tuesday, June 24th
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Boys and Girls ages 11 to 15
If you are interested in babysitting over the summer make sure to sign up for this certification and training program.
Learn to:
Care for children and infants
Be a good leader and role model
Make good decisions and solve problems
Keep the children you babysit and yourself safe
Handle emergencies such as injuries, illnesses and household accidents
There is a $75.00 fee for this class payable to the American Red Cross when you register. For an additional fee of $13.50 you can purchase a Babysitting Backpack filled with babysitting supplies and tips!
Pre-registration for this program is required and participation is limited. You must attend the full session to be certified. The library will provide a pizza lunch for those participating in the class.


Open Mic Poetry Reading
Featuring Avon Middle School's 7th grade Language Arts students
Thursday, June 12th
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy the poetry of Mrs. Brennan's Language Arts students in our 'Coffee Shop' atmosphere!


Join the Farmington Library Technology Club
Join the Farmington Library Technology Club and learn to manipulate state of the art computers, software and editing equipment. The Farmington Library is excited to offer technology support to the community, but we need your help! We need teens to shoot, edit and record videos, transfer VHS tapes to DVD format, scan and edit historic photos and program video games! Teens who join the Tech Club will receive community service volunteer hours. For more information about our first meeting please contact Teen Services Librarian Emily @ eplatz@farmingtonlibct.org

- emily

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

New Book Reviews

Book reviews from Jeanie:

Peeps by Scott Westerfeld

"This book is about a parasite that infects people and makes them crave human blood, hate everything they used to love and it makes them vicious and like an animal. However, there are some people like Cal, the main character, that have all the benefits of the parasite like
strength, amazing eyesight, hearing and small, but non of the crazy blood thirsty animal side effects. There people are called carriers. Cal has dedicated his life to tracking down "peeps" or "parasite positives" and curing them. The parasite can spread from human to human by saliva, blood, urine or sexual intercourse. Cal doesn't have a problem with this until a beautiful reporter starts getting in his business. As Cal tries to keep his secret, the reporter tries to find out what his secret is. Things become even worse when they start to fall for each other. Cal is a a constant race against time to track down these peeps before they spread the parasites all over New York. I definitely recommend this book. It is one of those definite page turners. It's really interesting and has some surprising twists and honestly, I couldn't put the book down. Check it out, I swear you won't regret it!"

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

"I read the novel Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, but before I tell you what I think, let me give you a brief summary of what it is about. Tally and her best friend Shay have not yet tuned 16 and they are considered 'uglies'. When people turn 16, they get a surgery that turns them into beauties, and then they will be called 'pretties'. Tally and Shay are enjoying their life, sneaking out, spying on pretties and playing pranks. They can't wait until their 16th birthday so they can be pretties too! That is, until they find out about another city far away called 'The Smoke'. Uglies escape and flee there sometimes when they don't want to get the surgery. Shay's old friend David went there. The girls learn about 'The Smoke' and realize their time is running out to be free. Soon they will be just like everyone else, no more pranks or sneaking out at night. They flee and are in a constant battle with authority and they struggle to stand up for what they think is right. They find out some twisted secrets that the government is keeping and they will do everything to try and spread the news. I strongly recommend this book. It's an exciting story, really creative and it is one of my personal favorites!"

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Altered Altoid Tins!



Here are a few of the fabulous tins that we made at the library:




emily

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Cupcake Decorating!

Our cupcake decorating program was a huge success! All of the regular library users showed up and I met some new teens as well. I was really happy with the outcome and there were tons of creatively decorated cupcakes. Since it was soooooo popular, we will have to have more cupcake programs in the future.





emily