Mer L.'s blog

Films that Make You Go "Hmmm..."

Have you ever seen a movie that, when asked about it, made you go “hmmm….”? There have been several movies that I’ve enjoyed, but when I stopped to really think what any of them were “about” I couldn’t say – was it that I just didn’t get the depth of “meaning” or was I trying too hard to make the movies fit some formula that they obviously disrupted? I was looking at the list of All Time 100 Best Films (trying to generate some ideas) and noticed that Brazil,

Back to School Reads

With the beginning of school right around the corner, I’ve been thinking about a bunch of really great books where school is a major part of the story.

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Lately I've read several books that describe revolutions - whether attempts to replace established governments, like in the American or French Revolutions, or cultural revolutions, such as those that took place in China or Iran.  If you're also interested in learning about historical revolutions, you might check out:

AP Summer Reading Discussion Groups

August 10th - August 19th  Are you or someone you know going to be taking AP or Pre-AP Language Arts or Social Studies this upcoming Fall?  At Freeman, we've got you covered.  Join us for student and group-led discussions of the required summer reading to help get yourself in gear for the school year (and enjoy some snacks while you're at it)!

Monday, August 10th @ 2:00  pm - 6th Grade

Tuesday, August 11th @ 2:00 pm - 7th Grade

Wednesday, August 12th @ 2:00 pm - 8th Grade

Monday, August 17th @ 2:00 pm - 9th Grade

Tuesday, August 18th @ 2:00 pm - 10th Grade

Wednesday, August 19th @ 2:00 pm - 11th & 12th Grades

For more information or to register for any of these fabulously free programs: call or visit us @ the Library, leave us a comment, or e-mail me.

Bob Dylan @ the Movies

Bob Dylan performed at the Woodlands' Pavilion last Sunday and, while I was not able to attend, I have seen him live six times (by himself, with Paul Simon, at the Houston Rodeo after chuck wagon racing).  But for those times I've missed him when he's been in town, I can pull out a DVD and see live concert footage on a whim:

Road Trip!

Sweethearts BookjacketNot too long ago I really got into audio books.  I listen to them in the car on my way to work, when I go out shopping, or when my family goes on a road trip (an audiobook is usually easier to agree on than music)!  I just finished headphoneslistening to Sara Zarr's Sweethearts, which I loved, but I have also really enjoyed the Young James Bond series on audio and

End of SRP Party with Hot 95.7!

Friday, August 7th @ 2:30 pm - Come on down to the first floor community room to celebrate the end of the Teen Summer Reading Program! Join us for music (provided by a DJ from radio station Hot 95.7 FM), dancing, games, food, and more!

 
Flickr CC: Houston Dusk Photo by: eflon

Mad Men @ the Emmy Awards

I felt a little torn when I saw this year's Emmy nominations.  My husband and I have just recently become obsessed with the AMC series Mad Men about early 1960s advertising executives in NYC.  Mad Men has been nominated for several awards, including "Outstanding Drama Series" and "Outstanding Lead Male Actor in a Drama Series."  But House and Hugh Laurie, respectively, have both been nominated in the same categories!  Whose a girl to root for!?!

The Luxe Series

When I first saw the cover of The Luxe by Anna Godbersen I knew I wanted to read it!  I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but sometimes a cover can just catch your eye and captivate your imagination!  After reading The Luxe, I then devoured the other two titles in the series - Rumours and Envy.  A new Luxe book, Sp

Game On!

Join us every Thursday at 2:30 pm during the Teen Summer Reading Program for an afternoon of gaming - electronic, old-school board games, relays, trivia competitions and more!

Have other ideas of great games we can play? Leave us a comment, e-mail me, call or visit us @ the Library or consider joining the Freeman Teen Advisory Board (our next meeting is August 31st)!

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