Archive for June, 2009
Back in April, some University of Michigan theatre majors decided to create one of the most ridiculous book adaptations for the stage. Yes, I am talking about Harry Potter the Musical. I dedicate this one to all of you Harry Potter fans out there who are counting down the film release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on July 15th! Oh, and if you like what you see here, you can watch the entire performance (in segments – of course) on YouTube!
Now, I know this may be a little bit cruel to bring up the S-word (come on, you know the one that I mean…SCHOOL) at the beginning of the summer. However, it is never too early to start thinking about ways to go green for the upcoming school year! Check out the following websites that might have some helpful tips or ideas for you!
It’s finally summer when you have time to read, so here are just a few of the books that we have on the shelf for New Fiction in the YA Area!
On Tuesday, a group of Goshen teens hiked the millrace while Fran helped them identify local species of birds. During our trip, we learned more about the Farmer’s Market in Goshen and even stopped by The Chief for a tasty treat before we headed back to the library! And, luckily, there was no screaming along the way…well, maybe I screamed a little bit when we got to The Chief, but that was out of excitement…and, I think everyone was expecting that one.
First off, After Hours has almost all of my favorite things wrapped into one! For example, you may recognize Evan Kasprzak, who was recently named one of the Top 20 in this season’s So You Think You Can Dance. Secondly, his brother Ryan (who also auditioned for this season of SYTYCD) helped with the choreography. And, finally, you may see a familiar name when the credits roll, and that is the name of Kelly Lynch! Kelly came to GPL last summer to show his film The Passenger. Kelly also helped with writing After Hours and was named director of photography.
So really, I can’t think of anything better than watching a short film with amazing choreography about unrequited love between a shy janitor and a law clerk. Can you?
Do you ever want to change the world and not know where to begin? Well, here is your chance! Just take a peek at the following websites! Each website has important tips or volunteer opportunities for you to become an environmental advocate, because let’s face it, the planet needs someone like you to stand up for it!
10 Green Ideas for Teens (as written by Tabi)
- When you’re cleaning your room, try to throw out as little as possible. Recycle old containers and donate the clothes you don’t wear anymore.
- Make sure your clothes are actually dirty before using the water to wash them. If they are still clean, hang them up!
- Ride your bike or use your skateboard to get around or carpool!
- Turn off the water while you’re brushing your teeth.
- talk to your parents about using energy efficient light bulbs and recycling.
- Get a group of friends together and pick up trash from your yard, neighborhood or places around Goshen.
- Print on both sides of the paper!
- Use a push mower. It doesn’t use gas, is better for the environment, and is great exercise.
- Have plants that take toxins out of the air like Golden Pothos, English Ivy and Peace Lilies.
For more information and other ideas, check out these websites: