Monday, August 04, 2008

Breaking Dawn Book Discussion on Saturday, August 9 at 2 pm

Can’t wait to read Breaking Dawn? Love Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series? Join us at Galesburg Public Library for a book discussion of Breaking Dawn on Saturday, August 9 at 2 pm. We’ll be debating Jacob vs. Edward and dishing about the whole series. Refreshments will be served! Come to GPL’s Hiler AV Room on Saturday, August 9 at 2 pm to talk about Stephenie Meyer's latest, Breaking Dawn.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Twilight Book Discussion Group 07/16/08 at 3:30

Hey, Twilight fans!

GPL is hosting a book discussion of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight on Wednesday, July 16 at 3:30 pm. Venture upstairs to the Sanderson Room and divulge what you like best about the novel: Is it the vampire-driven plot? Characters Bella, Edward, or Jacob? Can you see yourself in gloomy, rainy Forks?

Enjoy some red velvet cake while you dish about Twilight. Oh, and don't forget: we're having a discussion of New Moon one week after that, on Wednesday, July 23 at 3:30, with a discussion of Eclipse the week after THAT on Wednesday, July 30 at 3:30. Give in to your Twilight-New Moon-Eclipse obsession and talk about the books at GPL!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Anime Movie at Library on Saturday, July 12

Love anime movies? Ever seen Howl's Moving Castle?

Whether you'll be seeing this flick for the first time or the 50th, join us at GPL this Saturday, July 12 at 2 pm for a showing of Howl's Moving Castle. Sophie, dressmaker's assistant in a hat shop, finds herself transformed by a curse into an old woman way before her time. She seeks the Wizard Howl to change her back into the girl she was, but will he do it? Can he do it? Howl's having problems with transformations of his own. Follow Howl and Sophie as they strive for change in their world on Saturday, July 12 from 2-4 pm upstairs in the Sanderson Room! Oh, yeah -- and the showing is free!

Intergenerational Yoga Program on July 12

Hey y'all!

Laura Collins, yoga instructor for Inner Wisdom, will be offering a free Introduction to Yoga Program here at Galesburg Public Library on Saturday, July 12 from 10-11 am. Find out why this is some of the best stretching, meditation, and exercise that you'll ever experience. You wear the comfy clothes; we'll provide bottled water. Transform yourself with Yoga on Saturday, July 12!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

New MySpace blog in use

Hey Galesburg Public Library pplz!

We've got a new blog on MySpace with a weekly book review, as well as commentary on interesting websites, etc. You can find it here:

We're also looking at rebuilding the Teen Board to help plan fabulous teen events at the library. To be a Teen Board member, fill out an application at the Reference Desk in the library. If I can do it, I'll also post an electronic one to the blog. Here's your official invite:

Who: All Galesburg PL teenz invited!
What: Teen Advisory Board
When: 6 pm, second Tuesday of every month unless noted. First meeting: Tuesday, February 12.
Where: Upstairs in the Galesburg Public Library (Sanderson Room)
Why: Because you get to plan and attend cool events, choose books and other materials for the library, and more!

Want a Most Pimped Ride competition? Fear Factor Face-off? Battle of the Bands? This is your opportunity to make your voice heard! Put in an app for Teen Board today!

Friday, October 19, 2007


Get Well Soon by Julie Halpern
She's in the loony bin! Seriously, she is. Her parents sent her. And now she's stuck with a bunch of other weirdos who need help too. But wait....there seem to be a lot of the same issues as when you're Outside.

The 3-Hour Diet for Teens by Jorge Cruise
Jorge was an overweight teen himself. You probably saw him on the Tyra Banks Show, so you know he sure isn't fat now! This is his method for taking those pounds off and getting healthy.

The Arrival by Shaun Tan
This beautiful book tells its story without a single word, just detailed sepia-tone drawings. The hero is an Asian immigrant. The story is an unusual fantasy.

Mouse Guard: Fall II52 by David Petersen
Another graphic novel, this one with text and really cute, well-done pictures. The Mouse Guard patrols the borders of the kingdom, finds safe ways for travel, watches weather patterns, and keeps the mouse territories free of predators. Now there's a traitorous plot against the Guard, and 3 of the Guard's finest must get to its root.

Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson
Third--and last-- in the Maximum Ride series. 'Nuff said.

Fight Game by Kate Wild
Freedom Smith is a Gypsy. When he runs afoul of the law, he cuts a deal with the cops: Instead of going to jail for a crime he didn't commit, he'll go undercover to infiltrate a high-tech fight club and try to save other street kids from the "Bear Pit."

Pants on Fire by Meg Cabot
Katie has got a problem with lieing. She's two-timing her boyfriend, she's running for Quahog Princess when she can't even stand quahogs (clams), and she knows what REALLY happened the night Tommy Sullivan is a freak was spray-painted on the new wall outside the gym. That drove Tommy out of town 4 years ago. But now he's back, and Katie is sure he's out for revenge. Will the lieing never end?

How to Say It to Get into the College of Your Choice by Linda Metcalf
Grab this book before you fill out a single application to find the strategies that will get you the Big Envelope!

Leap of Faith by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Abby's parents are forcing her to attend a Catholic school since she was expelled from public school, and she's furious. But some things take you by surprise. Like faith.

Scenes Keep Happening by Mary Krell-Oishi
Do you need some short, ready-made scenes for an acting class, an audition, a competition? Here is a collection that includes 5 and 10 minute scenes for all guys, all girls, or a mixed cast.

Night of the Howling Dogs by Graham Salisbury
On the Big Island of Hawaii, Dylan's Scout troop hikes down into an ancient lava flow to camp on a small beach below a volcano. Then a disaster of unearthly proportions strikes. No one is spared its horror.

Freak by Marcella Pixley
Miriam will never forget 7th grade. That's the year her older sister, once her best friend, has become beautiful and joined the high school in-crowd. That's the year senior Artie Rosenberg, the "hottest guy in the drama club," comes to live with Miriam's family. And that's the year the popular "watermelon girls" turn up the heat in their cruel harassment of Miriam, ripping her life open in shocking, unexpected ways.

Glass by Ellen Hopkins
This is the sequel to Crank, the story of Kristina and her struggle with addiction. She has a baby to care for now, but the craving is so strong, and before she knows it, the monster has her in its grip again.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007


Friday, February 03, 2006

Read a good book or not so good book lately?

Read a good book that you want to comment on? Here's your chance to post your opinion! Give your friends and other teens a recommendation to read it or pass on it....

A website to check out...

Are you a guy and having a hard time locating something to read that interests you? Check out this website Put together by guys for guys, this website will help you find books to read based on your interests.

What's new in your music and movie world?

Go ahead and share your ideas on music and movies.