Friday, September 28, 2007

Beaded Book Thongs

Be part of the latest trend! Book thongs are bookmarks that look like jewelry. Come to the Library and design one for yourself and make great gifts for your friends and family.

Saturday, October 20th
Activity Room
1:00 pm

Space is limited, so sign up today to reserve your spot!
Open to all teens.
Registration required.
Call 847.929.5101

Thursday, September 27, 2007

R.E.A.D. Book Club

"In the end, only the survivor gets to tell the story"

Join Read, Eat, and Discuss
Thursday, October 18, 2007
at 7:00 pm for a discussion of the book:
The Rules of Survival
by: Nancy Werlin

R.E.A.D. is open to all teens, grades 7 and up

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Gettin' Saucy: Halloween Edition

Join us to prepare and eat Halloween Treats.
Tuesday, October 30th @ 6:00 pm
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!

Registration required.
Call 847.929.5101

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Friday, September 14, 2007

The Next Top Teen Websites?

Ypulse listed Renegade's Top 10 Up and Coming Teen Sites on their website. Here are a few of them--
What do you think? Will these sites be popular with teens?

Doll Wizard
Deviant ART

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Happy Birthday Roald Dahl!

How many Roald Dahl books did you read when you were little? Did you take your little brothers and sisters to see the newest movie version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when it came out?

Today would have been children's author Roald Dahl's 91st birthday, so celebrate! Reread an old favorite like James and the Giant Peach, The Twits, or Fantastic Mr. Fox. Even Google is celebrating his birthday by dressing up their Google icon with a giant peach and chocolate bar.

What a great excuse to read his books again!

Monday, September 10, 2007

VMA Results

MTV's Video Music Awards were held in Las Vegas last weekend. Watch clips of your favorite artists and check out their CDs here at MGPL.

Do you have a CD request? Give me your suggestions on what you think the Library should purchase by leaving a comment under this blog entry.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Gossip Girl TV Show

Do you love the tv show the OC? Get ready for the newest hit series! In a couple of weeks, the CW will show the first episode of Gossip Girl, written by the OC's Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. The show is based on the Gossip Girl book series by Cecily Von Ziegesar. The first episode is September 19th- so you still have time to check out any of the Gossip Girl books at MGPL. Want more details on the show? Go to for info and pictures on the cast and future episodes.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Freshman Orientation @ Maine East H.S.

Maine East High School continued its Freshman Orientation last week with a tour of their library. I was at Maine East High School's Library on Friday, talking to classes about MGPL's teen programs and services and giving students information on how to get a Morton Grove Library card. Students learned that after school closes, the Library is a great place to get extra help with school work. I told students about our 24 Hour Library- where you can download books and videos, research a topic, and ask a Librarian a question anytime of the day! Students also loved that Morton Grove PL has a Video Game collection, a Teen Zone to watch movies and listen to music, and has a growing collection of PlayAways (the latest in audiobooks). Check the Library's Catalog to see what is available. How? Go to Power Search and change the type of material to either Video Game or Audiobook-PlayAway, press the return key on your computer and start browsing!