Thursday, August 30, 2007

Golden Compass Coming to Theaters

The Golden Compass, based on the first book in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series, is coming to theaters in December. Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig (from the latest James Bond movie) are starring in the film. Check out the books before the movie comes out in the Library's Catalog and see more movie details on the Internet Movie Database.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Chat with your Flavorite Author

To help celebrate Teen Read Week, YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) and ReaderGirlz are hosting a month of live chats with 31 of your favorite authors during the month of October.

I got the following list of authors and their dates from the YA Fresh blog.

1st Meg Cabot
2nd Tiffany Trent
3rd Brent Hartinger
4th Lorie Ann Grover
5th K.L. Going
6th Nikki Grimes
7th Ellen Hopkins
8th Justina Chen Headley
9th Chris Crutcher
10th Ann Brashares
11th Sarah Mlynowski
12th Cecil Castellucci
13th Kirby Larson
14th Tanya Lee Stone
15th John Green
16th Sara Zarr
17th Deb Caletti
18th Rachel Cohn
19th Kirsten Miller
20th Mitali Perkins
21st Sonya Sones
22nd Lisa Yee
23rd Carolyn Mackler
24th E. Lockhart
25th Janet Lee Carey
26th Gaby Triana
27th Lauren Myracle
28th Holly Black
29th Cynthia Leitich Smith
30th Dia Calhoun
31st Stephenie Meyer

Visit at 7pm each night in October and chat with a different author each day.
Don't forget to check the Teen Zone for books by your flavorite authors!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Back to School!

Most teens in Morton Grove have or are returning to school within the next few days--here are some books to help get you through another year. The following list of books can be found in the Teen Nonfiction section.

Getting ready for college
by: Berent, Polly

High school's not forever
by: Bluestein, Jane

What color is your parachute? for teens : discovering yourself, defining your future
by: Bolles, Richard Nelson

Chicken soup for the teenage soul's : the real deal : school, cliques, classes, clubs, and more
by: Canfield, Jack

The naked roommate : and 107 other issues you might run into in college
by: Cohen, Harlan

Get wise! : mastering math skills
by: Frieder, David

Where should I sit at lunch? : the ultimate 24/7 guide to surviving the high school years
by: Mosatche, Harriet S.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Gettin' Saucy Cooking Class

Join us to prepare and eat a French Brunch.
Saturday, September 29th @ 11:00 am
No experience is necessary and the class is open to all teens, grades 7 and up. Space is limited to 10 chefs, so call today to reserve your spot! A Bientot! (see you soon!)

Registration required.
Call 847.929.5101

Add a comment to this blog or call 847.929.5124

Friday, August 17, 2007

Thank You STAR Volunteers!

The STAR Volunteers Party was this past Tuesday, August 14th. There was music, pizza, snacks, and drinks as this year's volunteers relaxed after a record breaking Summer Reading Program ended. MGPL had 51 teen volunteers helping this summer, working a total of 1048 hours! At the end of the evening, certificates were passed out to all the volunteers who attended and a gift card to Chill Bubble Tea was given out to the volunteers who worked 16 or more hours during the summer.

Once again STAR Volunteers-
Thank you for your hard work, you're the best!

Monday, August 13, 2007

TLC Meeting this Wednesday

Just a reminder:
The next Teen Library Council meeting is this Wednesday, August 15th @ 7:00-8:30 pm in the Library's Board Room. Stop by and help plan teen events and projects for the rest of the year!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Teen Zone Events

Calendar of Teen Zone Events

August 15 TLC Meeting 7:00 in the Board Room
August 16 Movie: Dreamgirls @ 2 & 7pm in the Baxter Room

September 1 Movie: Prestige @ 2pm in the Baxter Room
September 8 Movie: The Illusionist @ 2pm in the Baxter Room
September 18 TLC Meeting 7:00 Board Room
September 20 READ Book Club: Gospel According to Larry 7:00 in the Activity Room
September 29 Gettin' Saucy Cooking Class 11:00am (French Brunch, Registration Req.)

October 6 Movie: Hotel Rwanda @ 2pm in the Baxter Room
October 7 Movie: Freedom Writers @ 2pm in the Baxter Room
October 11 Chat about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows @ 7:00pm
October 18 READ Book Club: The Rules of Survival 7:00pm (check blog for location)
October 30 Gettin' Saucy Cooking Class: Halloween Edition 6:00pm (Regis.Required)

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

MTV Video Music Award Nominees Announced

MTV has just announced the nominations for this years Video Music Awards. Justin Timberlake and Beyonce have the most nominations, with seven each. Go to www.mtv.comto see a list of all the nominees and the award show performers.
Check out these artists @ MGPL before the awards are announced on September 9th in Las Vegas!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Which Harry Potter Character Are You?

If you were a Harry Potter character, who would you be? Take the quiz at to find out!
Don't forget, the library has tons of Harry Potter stuff-
books, Audio CDs, DVDs.
Check it out!