Mer L.'s blog

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.

Something Creepy?

With Halloween around the corner and with the weather getting a little cooler, I’ve been in the mood for some creepy, suspenseful, or frightening stories – you know, something I can read with a flashlight while huddled under the covers.

Freeman Teen Advisory Board

Monday, October 26th @ 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 food!) by participating in our monthly board meetings.

What exactly does the Teen Advisory Board do?  We plan teen programs, we create display and promotional materials, we suggest books, we work of crafts, we brainstorm, we eat and so much more!

To participate or for more information: gives us a call or visit us @ the Library, leave us a comment, or e-mail me!

Teen Read Week: Read Beyond Reality

October 18th-October 24th

Join us in celebrating Teen Read Week @ Freeman! Reading: it's free, it's fun, and you can do it anywhere!

Monday, October 19th- Weird Science @ 4:30 pm

Participate in a weird and wacky science experiment in the Teen Zone!

Tuesday, October 20th- Mapping Other Worlds @ 4:30 pm

Map this or other worlds! How do you imagine your favorite fictional places?

Wednesday, October 21st-Beyond Reality Movie Night @ 4:30 pm

Join us for a movie that is beyond reality!

Thursday, October 22nd-Little Coffee Shop of Horrors @ 4:30 pm

Visit our Little Coffee Shop in the Teen Zone for treats, sweets, and more!

Guilty Pleasures

tea cup and saucerAs my partner works at the Texas Renaissance Festival every year, my weekends in October and November are spent alone with the dogs, who don’t typically pass judgment over what I choose to watch for fun. This past weekend I finished knitting a scarf, drank endless cups of tea, and watched Murder, She Wrote. There’s something reassuring about Jessica Fletcher – she seems to know everything (from making a good lobster to poisons), she always solves the case, and she ends each show throwing her head back in laughter – that gal knows how to have a good time. 

What are your guilty pleasures?

"You're a Jerk!"

After the summer release of the New Boyz “You’re a Jerk,” I had kind of shaken the song from my head. But once their album Skinny Jeanz and a Mic was released last month, “You’re a Jerk” returned with a vengeance. I started thinking: there are several funny books where main characters start down a path that left me asking “what are you doing, ya jerk?” They’re the guys and gals you love to hate or the people who always seem to dig themselves deeper into a hole of their own making. They’ve got a style all their own, even if it is being in the wrong place at the wrong time.   

Cartoons: Not for Kids Only

The 12th season of the Simpsons was recently released on DVD and, while I’m certainly going to date myself here, I grew up watching the Simpsons. I remember having a Bart Simpson toothbrush holder and watching each new episode Sunday night before a heated playground rehashing the next day. As I’ve been collecting my favorite seasons on DVD and watching them again as an adult, I began realizing that my elementary school self was not getting all the jokes! Some cartoons really are not just for (or meant specifically for) kids. What are your favorite cartoons?

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