Archive for December, 2008
Every Christmas, my little brother Andy (who some of you met at the library) attempts to watch the entire 24 hour marathon of A Christmas Story on TV. Then, there is me who barely can handle one viewing of Ralphie and his schemes to obtain a Red Ryder BB gun.
The moral of the story is that there are plenty of movies out there to celebrate the holiday season. Which one will you be watching ?
It’s about that time of year when everyone makes “best of lists” for 2008. The other night at Read That!, a group of Goshen teens sat down to read and discuss what was the best book for Young Adults in 2008.
After numerous thumbs up and thumbs down as well as a ballot recount, the Best YA Book of 2008 – according to the teen at Goshen Public Library – is…
Did you put off shopping for holiday gifts until the last minute? The GPL Friends of the Library and GPL Teen Services will be holding a Bargain Book Sale on Monday, December 22nd, from 9:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. All items will be a quarter and will benefit teen programming at GPL.
Looking for an interesting book? One with drama, betrayal, and even romance? You’re looking for The Clique. This book is about popularity and the struggle of being where you’re not wanted.
Claire, a not-so-rich girl from Orlando, moves to Westchester. Her father is friends with William, Massie’s father. Claire and her family are living in Massie’s guesthouse until they can find a place of their own. There’s only one problem…Massie hates her.
Well, several problems actually. Not only does Massie hate Claire, but Massie is the most popular person at the all-girl school she’s now going to. It doesn’t help that Massie’s “clique” of three other girls-Alicia, Dylan, and Kristin-do whatever pleases Massie, and if Massie doesn’t like Claire, they don’t like Claire.
In this book, you’ll read about Claire and Massie’s points of view about how it feels to be alone. Who will you really feel sorry for? Read The Clique. You’ll be hanging on to every word printed.
Here is some of our new YA fiction at GPL. Hope you enjoy!
Have you ever wanted to write the next great vampire story? Heather Brewer, the author of The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series, is giving her fans that exact chance!
Brewer is challenging you to write an original vampire short story in 1,000 words or less. You have until January 17th to postmark your work via snail-mail or until January 23rd at midnight to submit your work via email. The winners will receive an autographed advanced copy of The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Tenth Grade Bleeds, a Vladimir Tod hoodie or a Vladimir Tod mouse pad.
And, if you haven’t read The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod yet, be sure to stop by the library and check them out!