Archive for April, 2010

Don’t Forget!

Don’t forget that today is your last day to submit your original poetry for our National Poetry Month Contest!  Either bring your poem to the Front Desk at GPL or email Kristi at khelmkamp@goshenpl.lib.in.us!


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April 30, 2010 at 4:01 pm Leave a comment

Because it is Monday…

Oh, Monday, you always seem to come so soon.  Hopefully, the ridiculousness of this video will make your Monday a little better!

April 26, 2010 at 1:59 pm Leave a comment

Your 2010 YA March Madness Champions

If you haven’t noticed yet, it’s April – which means our 2nd Annual YA March Madness Tournament has come to an end.  This year, the competition was intense.  Middle school and high school students across Goshen cast over 800 votes!  When Michael, Tabi and I finished counting all of the ballots, we had not 1, but 2 winners!  At Goshen Middle School, Rick Riordan’s The Last Olympian won by only 6 votes.  At Goshen High School, Suzanne Collin’s Catching Fire reigned supreme.  Needless to say, I was doing a victory dance in the workroom due to the outcome of the tournament.  Good job, teens of Goshen (not that I am biased toward the winners or anything)!

Also, congratulations are in store for Mercede G., Crystal F., Lily N., Skyler L. and Brett F. who won free books from GPL during the tournament.



April 23, 2010 at 9:27 pm Leave a comment

Teen Read, Teen Reviewed: The Devil Wears Prada

Hey :), hola! Hello, what’s up! Guess what I did over spring break?? ‘Uh huh, that’s right, I spent it watching Barbie movies with my little sister!  But you know what’s better than watching Barbie movies, watching the Ellen DeGeneres show (that’s right Oprah).  Although, I did do some spring reading – just some and not a lot.  I’m proud to say none of the books I read were from Oprah’s Book Club (that’s right Oprah…again)

The book that I read was a best seller for 6, yes 6, months.  It was even turned into a major motion picture (kids younger than the age of 13 are not encouraged to watch this movie due to some use of profanity).  Anyways, it also had major actresses like Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway.  I bet you know which book it is! Yup, it’s Precious Wears Prada.  I mean…The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Wiesberger.  The book takes place in none other that the “Big Apple” – a.ka. New York City.  Our main character, Andrea, has always dreamt of being a writer.  There’s no doubt that she won’t become one since the girl has a P.H.D.  She doesn’t hide her interest of becoming a writer came from a magazine called the New Yorker, and, ever since, it’s been a dream of hers to work for The New Yorker (she’s even read and collected all their articles –CREEPY!). Anyway, one day, Andrea gets interested in a job that will guarantee her a seat writing for The New Yorker. Although, there are two major problems:

  1. The job requires Andrea to have fashion sense, and, between you and me, she barely knows what Gucci is.
  2. It’s simple her boss, Miranda, is CRAZY!

Yup that’s it though she does end up getting the job! After all, Andrea only has to stay in that job, and, after a year, she’s guaranteed to get the job she’s always wanted!  So starts the journey of Andrea and her overly crazy – meant to be in an asylum – boss.  Soon, many opportunities come to Andrea, and she turns into a true fashion know-it-all. She gets free clothes and a make-over.  Soon enough, she notices that her friends and even her boyfriend have come to be very distant. Andrea wonders what if “I really wasn’t one of the million girls who were craving this job.”  Soon, she starts to realize that not only is Miranda a devil, but maybe she’s turning into one too.

Called one of the best books for 6 months The Devil Wears Prada is surely to give you a laugh and maybe make you wonder if your boss is a devil.

(Call me Oprah!)

April 23, 2010 at 12:18 am Leave a comment

Poetry Contest for Teens

Since April is National Poetry Month, GPL Teens will be holding a poetry contest for students in grades 6-12. Submissions must be original works. Your poem may be in written text or any other visual form. Please include your name, phone number, and grade on the back. Poems may be turned in at the front desk or directly to Kristi at khelmkamp@goshenpl.lib.in.us until Friday, April 30th. The winning author will receive a gift card for the Electric Brew!

April 1, 2010 at 9:47 pm Leave a comment


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