Archive for June, 2009

Harry Potter – THE MUSICAL!

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!

June 23, 2009 at 9:17 pm 1 comment

Weekly Websites…Part Deux

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!


June 17, 2009 at 5:39 pm Leave a comment

A little bit of this, a little bit of that…

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!


black rabbit summer


book of dreams


cat among pigeons

Heroes of the valley


June 17, 2009 at 4:53 pm Leave a comment

You Hike, I Scream, We All Get Ice Cream!

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.

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June 11, 2009 at 7:34 pm Leave a comment

Oh, my gosh! Oh, my gosh! OH MY GOSH!

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?

June 10, 2009 at 8:39 pm Leave a comment

Weekly Websites…

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!


June 10, 2009 at 7:40 pm Leave a comment

Don’t Know Where to Start?

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:

Aero Grass

June 4, 2009 at 2:43 pm 2 comments

Come and Get Your Green On!

It’s the most wonderful time of year – also known as the GPL Teen Summer Reading Experience.  The theme for our 7th annual TSRE is Get Your Green On – and, if you can’t tell from the title, we are going to be all about living green and treating our planet well this summer!

We’re proud of the great selection of books in our collections, and we’re excited about the terrific lineup of activities that we’ve planned!  And to go along with being green, you can register online, submit reading records online and sign up for programs online (just look at the top of the blog and you will see all of these links)  Also, keep a lookout on the blog for what’s going on this summer at GPL!

P.S.  Get Your Green On has a rolling enrollment, so you can sign up anytime between June 1st and July 18th!


June 2, 2009 at 9:49 pm Leave a comment

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Goshen Public Library
601 South Fifth Street
Goshen, IN 46526