Archive for August, 2009

Looking for some new books?

Here are some new teen books at GPL for you to enjoy!


deaths shadow


playing with fire

The Parliament of Blood

the thirteenth skull

August 25, 2009 at 3:03 pm Leave a comment

Teens’ Top Ten!!!

Voting is now open for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten!  Teens’ Top Ten is a “teens’ choice list,” where teens like yourself  nominate and vote upon your favorite books from the previous year.   Just go to YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten website to vote.

Here is what you can vote for as your favorite from 2008:


August 24, 2009 at 7:47 pm Leave a comment


Seriously, where are their helmets?  And, why is this not an Olympic sport?  Also, please do not try this at home!

August 20, 2009 at 7:43 pm Leave a comment

Mental Health Break

Michael found this online.  It’s supposed to be a mental health break, which I figured that you all will be needing since school has started!  The website has a sinewave synthesizer (I have no clue what this means, so please do not ask!).  Basically, you click on the squares within the square with your mouse, and this produces different sounds waves that you can alter by clicking on other squares.  Have fun with it!


August 20, 2009 at 7:27 pm Leave a comment

The Infamous Hold Shelf

I have been working at GPL for almost 2 years now, and one thing has remained constant over those 2 years…there has always been one – if not many – of the books from the Twilight Saga on the hold shelf. Which leads us to this morning, when I came into work expecting to see a copy of Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse or Breaking Dawn on the hold shelf, and, instead, I found the hold shelf completely void of Edward, Bella, Jacob and the rest of the Cullen clan! What does this mean? Has the Twilight Saga seen its ever growing popularity come to an end in Goshen or is everyone taking a breather from the series until the movie version of New Moon comes out in November? What do you think?


August 17, 2009 at 5:25 pm 2 comments

For Those of You Who Are Intrigued by Jane Austen

This is a post is for all of you who are intrigued by Jane Austen, but at times may be a little bit terrified to pick up one of her books and immerse yourself in her late 18th century/early19th century world.  Someone out there thought that it would be a wonderful idea to rewrite Austen’s masterpieces using various kinds of monsters.

For example, there is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: the Classic Regency Romance – Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem where a mysterious plague falls on Meryton, and Elizabeth Bennett is left to fight off zombies.  IT’S AMAZING, and there are illustrations of Elizabeth drop kicking zombies!

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters is the next installment of monsterfied Austen classics.  So, please feel free to sit back and enjoy the book trailer!

August 5, 2009 at 9:08 pm Leave a comment

Food for Thought

Leah from Maple City Market took us on a trip to Hoke Farm, which is a community farm here  in Goshen.  While at Hoke Farm, we checked out the gardens and livestock.  John and Ethan even tried a rather large piece of garlic – which you can see the hilarious facial expressions below!  Then, back at good ol’ GPL, Leah showed us how to make basil pesto and sesame ginger carrots along with snap peas from food that we harvested from the gardens.  Trust me, it definitely tastes better to eat locally!

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August 5, 2009 at 6:38 pm Leave a comment

Stretch It, Stretch It Real Good

On another afternoon, we visited Kara at the Spacious Heart Yoga studio where we got into some crazy yoga poses, such as balancing half moon – which you can see below.  We even managed to get into handstands!  Needless to say, I was a little bit sore the next day…




August 5, 2009 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

It’s Not Easy Being a Tree!

Although summer reading is done, I thought you might like to see a few more photos of what we did this summer!  Aaron took us on another hike through a classified forest in Goshen.  Along the way, Aaron helped us identify local trees, and we learned about the benefits of forests in an urban environment.  Oh, and we managed to encounter just about every spider and mosquito known in Goshen…yeah, that was not so fun!

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August 4, 2009 at 2:05 pm Leave a comment

Who are we?

Goshen Public Library
601 South Fifth Street
Goshen, IN 46526