Archive for October, 2008

Happy Halloween!

What is a more perfect way to celebrate Halloween than with a music video from the 80’s featuring werewolves, Vincent Price (he was the original king of scream…click here for more information) and dancing zombies?!?  I dedicate this one to all of you Goshen teens who were at our last Read That! Book Discussion!

P.S. I would have used the actual video here instead of a link to the website, but YouTube and I were not getting along today!

October 31, 2008 at 2:10 pm Leave a comment

Books Brought to the Big Screen

While many of you (myself included) are counting down the days until the November 21st release of Twilight, you can get your fix of a book turned movie with The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau in theatres now.  And, if you need anymore reason to go see The City of Ember, I have two words for you…BILL MURRAY.

October 31, 2008 at 12:11 am Leave a comment

Teen Read, Teen Reviewed: Twilight

With Teen Read, Teen Reviewed, we at GPL are trying something new.  If you are a teen in grades 6-12 and have read a book that you would like to share with others, let us know!  We will sign you up as a guest author on out blog to write a book review!


The Twilight series is an amazing Series. I loved all the books. I have not read Breaking Dawn Yet. But I have read all the other ones. They are my favorite Series. These books, are the books that got me started on reading. Twilight is about a Vampire, and a Human. They fall in love, and go though a lot together. Twilight has a bunch of fans. The movie comes out on November 21. I can’t wait! =D There’s a Vampire, like I said, named Edward, and a werewolf named Jacob. They both are in desperately in love with a human girl, named Bella. A lot of people prefer Edward, more than Jacob. But I love them both. But if I had to choose either Jacob, or Edward… It would probably be Edward. Even thought I like Jacob. They both are amazing. My favorite book out of all of them, is probably… Eclipse. (Remember I haven’t read Breaking Dawn yet.) I have read Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse 6 times. (You can tell I love the series.) Twilight is really about how they meet, Edward and Bella. It doesn’t really have that much to do with Jacob. New Moon is “Jacob’s” Book. Most of my friends don’t really like New Moon. And I think the book is good. Some people have spoiled Breaking Dawn for me. So I don’t plan to do that for you. But first I am going to talk about Twilight. (Now that I have rambled on about other stuff.) Well at the beginning, of Twilight, Edward and the rest of the Cullens are sitting at the lunch table, looking more beautiful than any other kids, Bella has ever seen before. So she wonders about them. She has a class with Edward. And he acts really weird around her. He sits as far away as he can, from her. He glares at her. His hands are in fists. She really wonders what she ever did to him. Because he’s acting like he hates her, when really, they never even talked before. Then at the end of the day, she has to turn in a paper, to the front office. And Edward is in there. He’s talking to the front desk, lady. Bella is wondering what he’s doing in there, and she finds out he’s trying to switch his class, Biology, the class that he has with her, to a different hour. So she’s kinda getting mad, and a little shocked. She’s thinking “What have I done to him that would make him hate me so much?” Then he notices she’s in the room, and mumbles “Never mind. It looks like it can’t be possibly done.” And he walks real fast out the door. And she is so confused. And when she gets home, she really wants it to be the next day, because she wants to see Edward again, but doesn’t want to admit to herself that that’s the reason. So the next day at school, he’s not there. And Bella is disappointed, and mad at herself for being so disappointed. She wonders where he is, and what she could possibly do to him, that makes him hate her so much. And the days go on, and he doesn’t show up. So she tries to forget about him, but fails. But she goes on with her life, like nothing is happening. But like, 4 weeks later, he’s there. And in Biology, he doesn’t mind her, and doesn’t act all weird. And the teacher says, “We will work with partners on this lab.” And Edward asks Bella to be her partner. She’s TOTALLY confused, but says “Yes.” So they go over to the lab station, and Bella has done this lab before at her old school, in Phoenix. So she knows all about this stuff, and is kinda showing off. And he’s just as good. He’s trying to make small talk with her. And she’s still thinking, “What the heck?” But goes along with it, and talks back to him, a little. She’s real nervous, and really shocked that he’s actually talking to her, and a while ago, he was acting like he hated her. And they are reaching down to the microscope, and their hands touch. His hand is ICE cold. She freezes. And he rips his hand away from hers. She is just, like stunned. Then he gets all weird again. She notices that his eyes changed. They used to be Bronze, now they are like a blackish. His hands clench into fists again, and he moves away from her a little. And she’s still a little shocked. The bell rings, and he leaves real fast, without saying, bye (And remember she doesn’t know that he’s a vampire yet). So if you want to know more, READ IT!!!

October 31, 2008 at 12:08 am 2 comments

Teens’ Top Ten

All of the votes are in, and here is the 2008 Teens’ Top Ten by Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA):

  1. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
  3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
  4. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
  5. Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson
  6. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  7. The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
  8. Extras by Scott Westerfeld
  9. Before I Die by Jenny Downham
  10. Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

Let us know what you think of the final results! If you would like to know more about Teens’ Top Teen visit the YALSA website.

October 22, 2008 at 11:03 pm Leave a comment

Twilight Trivia

During Teen Read Week (October 12th – October 18th) you will have the chance to win GPL’s Twilight Trivia, which includes questions about all four books in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series. You can pick up your copy of Twilight Trivia at the Circulation Desk starting Sunday, October 12th. The final day and time to submit your answers will be on Saturday, October 18th at 3:00 p.m. The first person to correctly answer the most questions will win his or her own copy of Twilight!

October 9, 2008 at 12:16 am Leave a comment

Altered Book Club for Teens

Back by popular demand, we are beginning an Altered Book Club for teens. If you remember from this summer, we took discarded books and transformed into works of art. With the Altered Book Club, you will have the opportunity to continue working on the book that you began this summer or start an entirely new work of art!

Our first meeting will be on Monday, October 13th, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Be sure to sign up at the Circulation Desk because space is limited to the first 15 participants.

October 9, 2008 at 12:10 am Leave a comment

Teen Read Week

Sunday, October 12th, marks the beginning of the 11th annual Teen Read Week. You may be wondering what Teen Read Week is all about…it is a movement to celebrate reading by teens, just like yourself. Now for the cheesy part, there are so MANY benefits to reading: it’s fun, you can read anywhere, and researchers have discovered that reading something (besides homework) will raise your test scores!

The theme for this year’s Teen Read Week is Books with Bite, so be sure to stop by the Young Adult Area at Goshen Public Library where you will discover new titles about vampires, werewolves and other things that bite in the night.

October 8, 2008 at 11:36 pm Leave a comment

Who are we?

Goshen Public Library
601 South Fifth Street
Goshen, IN 46526