Filed under: community, Newark | Tags: adults, Crafts, Programs, Scrapbooking, teens
The final scrapbooking class will be held tomorrow (9/26) at 3 pm at the Newark Library. If you are interested in attending, please drop in. No registration required and all supplies will be provided. We will be focusing on scrapbooking techniques, such as heat embossing, how to apply rub-ons, paper piecing and more. If you have any other techniques you would like to see, please e-mail Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org before tomorrow morning.
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Do you like vampire stories? Check out some of our vampire novels available throughout the Alameda County Library system:
Vampire Diaries series – L.J. Smith
Interview with the Vampire – Anne Rice (and other novels)
Vampire Academy series – Richelle Mead
Vampire Kisses series – Ellen Schreiber
House of Nights series – P.C. Cast
Sunshine – Robin McKinley
Secret Life of a Vampire – Kerrelyn Sparks (and other novels)
Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter – Laurell Hamilton
Twilight Series – Stephenie Meyer
Dead Until Dark: A Sookie Stackhouse novel – Charlaine Harris (entire series)
Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side – Beth Fantaskey
Dracula – Bram Stoker
Blue Bloods books – Melissa De La Cruz
Books for children:
My Sister the Vampire series – Sienna Mercer
Bunnicula – Deborah Howe
Goosebumps: Vampire Breath – R.L. Stine
Filed under: books, children, Events, Libraries, Newark, teen | Tags: Children's Books, Children's programs, Crafts, dia de los muertos, halloween, magic, Programs, teens
Join us for one or more of our upcoming programs at the Newark Library:
9/26/09: Fall craft, 2-3 pm. (decorating leaves and embossed metal ornaments)
10/10/09: Halloween and Dia de los Muertos Crafts, 12-2 pm. (Please arrive within the first hour if you wish to complete both projects).
10/15/09: Friendship Bracelets, 5:30-6:30 pm.
10/17/09: Magic show with Heather, 2-2:45 pm.
10/30/09: Mystery Night at the Library for Teens (requires advanced registration. Please contact the library at (510) 795-2627 for more information and to register). 7-9 pm
Check back soon for more details on an Alice in Wonderland extravaganza sometime in winter …
Filed under: books, Libraries, teen | Tags: book reviews, Fantasy, Teen Reads, Vampires, Werewolves
Sunshine by Robin McKinley is a darkly entertaining story for teens and adults. Set in a modern world full of Others (vampires, werewolves, demons, etc) after the Voodoo Wars, humans are leery to venture out of doors late at night or alone. Sunshine should know better than to sit by the lake near twilight … When she awakes she is a captive of a group of vampires. They take her to another house by the lake, chain her to a wall and offer her as a meal to another vampire (who is a captive like Sunshine).
What follows is a dark tale of survival, magic, hope and above all else, an understanding an acceptance of one’s self. Sunshine is one of my favorite reads in a long time. The characters are strong (and in most cases, deeply flawed and representative of our own darker human nature) and plot moves throughout the story. The ending does leave a lot to the reader’s imagination, which fits perfectly with the story line, but made me eager for a sequel…
Check out this website with lots of free online games:
Filed under: books, children, teen | Tags: Children's Books, just for fun, movies, Teen books
Upcoming movie releases of favorite children and teen books include:
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs – September 18th
Where the Wild Things Are – October 16th
Cirque du Freak: the Vampire’s Assistant – October 23rd
Fantastic Mr. Fox – November 13th
New Moon – November 20th
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief – February 12, 2010
Read the book before you see the movie (or go back and re-read a title to refresh your memory!)
Filed under: children, community, Libraries, Newark, teen | Tags: after school programs, Homework, Homework Express, teens
If you are interested in assisting with our after school Homework Express program, we have an orientation meeting for volunteers. The orientation is next Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 8th) from 4-5:30 pm. Homework Express volunteers assist grades K-12 with their homework questions. Homework Express is not a one-on-one tutoring program. It is a very busy afternoon with a lot of questions each day. Homework Express runs Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 pm. Volunteers can work one, two or all three of the afternoons. Volunteers will earn community service hours for their time spent at Homework Express (and it looks good on college applications as well!) All teens interested in volunteering at Homework Express should come to the orientation meeting. If you can stop by the library before hand, please stop by and pick up a volunteer application form for Homework Express.