Thursday, February 26, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Join us tonight at 6:30pm to see Eagle Eye, a motion picture starring Shia LaBeaof. Two strangers, one a slacker whose twin brother has died mysteriously and the other a single mom, become the pawns of a mysterious woman they have never met, but who seems to know their every move. The two are framed by terrorists and forced to become part of a planned political assassination and they must work together to outwit the group. 119 minutes.
Registration is requested; sign up for this event here.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Join us for our 2nd Annual Anti-Valentine's Day Party, tonight from 6:30-7:30pm! Decorate broken-heart cookies, play games, and try your hand at the break-up letter contest. Whether you've got a Valentine or not, join us for a fun-filled and casual teen event. Snacks are provided, and registration is requested.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and the Royal Oak Public Library has some great teen romance reads to get you in the mood!
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
For further suggestions, check out the School Library Journal's article, Be Still My Heart: A Shameless Guide to Sweet, Sexy Romance Novels for Tweens and Teens.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
A classic fantasy story, Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea, tells the story of Ged, a powerful wizard of Earthsea. When sent off to the wizard school on the island of Roke, Ged excels at his studies and shows great promise. But he is too proud and overconfident in his abilities, leading him to unleash an evil shadow on the world. Earthsea follows Ged’s quest to right a wrong and rid the world of the shadow. Ged’s epic quest leads him to many mini adventures in between, from confronting an ancient dragon to sailing all the way to the edge of Earthsea.
What will it take to defeat the shadow? Well, you’ll have to read A Wizard of Earthsea to find that out. While Le Guin’s text can be tough, perhaps even challenging at times, it is well worth the challenge to get through this excellent fantasy book. For those who love fantasy stories of wizards and dragons, and good versus evil, this is a must read classic. It is due to Le Guin’s in depth text that make her science fiction and fantasy stories stand above the rest. Which means you can read her books, such as Earthsea, before your English class starts and not be embarrassed if your teacher catches you.
By Jessica Remington
Library Aide, Youth Services