Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Can You Write Like a Wimpy Kid?

Here's your chance to win a visit to your school by Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Yes, you can become a Wimpy Hero at your very own school! How, you may ask? All you have to do is create an original comic on an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of white paper, and send it in to the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Comics Contest. The deadline is January 31, 2009. See details here: http://www.wimpykid.com/contest.pdf

Thursday, November 6, 2008

National Gaming Day - November 15th

Bring your friends and family to the Renton Downtown Library on Saturday, November 15th and enjoy National Gaming Day with board games like Monopoly, Scrabble, Boggle, Chess, Clue & the brand new Pictureka!

National Gaming Day is a new initiative sponsored by the American Library Association in an effort to promote games in the library. Gaming of all types encourages positive interaction among friends, family and community members, while contributing to the development of new skills and strategies for gaming and learning in a relaxed and fun environment.

November 10th Twilight Autograph Signing

If you love Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series as much as the next person, you're not going to want to miss this chance to meet some of the stars of the upcoming movie.
When: November 10th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Westfield Southcenter Hot Topic
Who: "Jacob", "Laurent" and "Victoria" from the new Twilight movie

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Teens' Top 10 Books of 2008!

The vote is in! More than 8,000 teens voted on this year's winners, and here they are!

The 2008 Teens' Top Ten is:
  1. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
  3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
  4. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
  5. Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson
  6. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  7. The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
  8. Extras by Scott Westerfeld
  9. Before I Die by Jenny Downham
  10. Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

About the Teens' Top Ten
Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens across the country nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominations are posted in April during National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year during Teen Read Week.

Join the Teen Advisory Board

Hey, Teens! Do you love the library? Do you want to contribute to your community in a meaningful way? Renton Public Library is committed to being a teen-friendly environment. Join our new Teen Advisory Board and exercise your creativity and develop leadership skills. We are currently looking for new members for the Fall 2008 school year. Meetings are the 2nd Thursday of the month.

What a Teen Advisory Board Does:
Help develop teen activities at the library
Help plan special events and programs such as the Teen Summer Reading Program and Teen Read Week
Help select library materials (books, movies, music) for teens
Write book, movie, and music reviews
Help promote the library to other teens
Eat snacks, socialize, and have fun!

Upcoming Meeting Dates:
Thursday, November 13th, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 11th, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

If you're interested, fill out a TAB application today!