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What's a Printz?

The Printz Award winner and honor books were just announced yesterday! The Printz is awarded to a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. What were your favorites of the past year?



TAYSHAS 2010 Spotlight: Guy Reads

TAYSHAS Reading List IconThe TAYSHAS Reading List for 2010 was recently released and there are some great titles this year! The TAYSHAS Reading List promotes recreational reading for teens in 9th-12th grades. Check out some of these great reads for guys or the entire 2010 reading list!




New Year’s Resolutions: Body Image

tape measureDo you make New Year’s Resolutions? Pretty much every year I’ve made the same resolutions: to live a healthier life, to lose weight, and to get more exercise. In the past I did not feel very positively about my appearance; I felt self-conscious and uncomfortable in my own skin. It sometimes felt like I needed a radically different body type in order to fit in. But as time has gone by and I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to be more comfortable with myself and to make my New Year’s resolution about the benefits a healthier lifestyle brings to me personally, not what other people may think about my shape and size.  What are your New Year’s Resolutions?


2010 Lone Star Reading List

lonestar logoThe Lone Star Reading List for 2010 was recently released and there are some great titles this year! I’ve read several of them and am looking forward to reading some more! The Lone Star Reading List promotes recreational reading for teens in 6th – 8th grades.

Let It Snow, Let It Snow...

With weather reports that Houston might get snow and the temperatures dropping, I’ve been in the mood to curl up with a good book and a cup of hot cocoa. The list below includes books that take place in winter, in cold places, or just remind me of the cold. Brrr!


I'm Thankful For...

Books that make me laugh out loud!

Thanksgiving & TV Show Marathons

thanksgiving cranberriesI don’t get network or cable television at home and watch most of my favorite television shows online or on DVD, but whenever we visit family for the holidays it is always a perfect opportunity to catch up with shows I never otherwise get to watch (well, in addition to catching up with family, obviously).  While Dad and my uncle watch football, I’ll be huddled around another TV basking in the glow of holiday marathons, watching hours of consecutive episodes.

New Moon Movie Release Party

Thursday, November 19th @ 4:30 pm

Do you love the Twilight series? We do! Come on down to the first floor Meeting Room and join us in celebrating the release of the new movie, New Moon! We'll have prizes, food, games and more! Costumes encouraged :o)

Flickr CC: New Moon Movie Still - NEW Photo by: twilight foxdie

Freeman Teen Advisory Board

Monday, November 16th @ 4:30 pm

Want your voice to be heard? Want to see your ideas be put into action? Join the Teen Advisory Board!! Get volunteer hours and leadership experience (and food!) by participating in our monthly board meetings. To participate or for more information: e-mail me, call or visit us @ the Library, or leave us a comment!

Flickr CC: Sock Zombie Puppet Photo by: Erin!

I'm Thankful For...

The films of Spike Lee. Ever since I saw 4 Little Girls, which chronicles the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963, the young lives lost in the tragedy, and the impact the attack had on the community and the nation, I’ve been a fan of Spike Lee. Controversial, hard-hitting, and thought-provoking, I count some of his movies as among my favorites.

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