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Thursday, November 14, 2013
1:54 PM | Posted by Bartlesville Public Library
Saturday, October 05, 2013
2:09 PM | Posted by Bartlesville Public Library
The October/November issue of GL Magazine is another great issue that we currently have at Youth Services in the Bartlesville Public Library. It has helpful hints on how to look amazing, how to get your dream hair, and a favorite of mine - how to unleash your inner good witch: 8 ways to cast a spell this Halloween!
Written by Laura Greenback, this article will help you scare up some charm and have people completely captivated with ya...no magic potion required! The following are some of the suggestions she has for being that charming new you:
- One suggestion she gives is dipping into your confidence cauldron. Make an extra effort at portraying yourself as powerful by smiling, standing tall and speaking so that people can hear you. Even if you are shy or scared do your best at connecting with people and making new friends.
- Spread the love by beaming happy vibes and being very upbeat and positive.
- Charm 'em with your chatter by making others feel special and important.
- Be a good listener! Be interested in what others like and what they are doing.
- Use your memory skills as magic by pulling up something at a later conversation that they are interested in.
- Sincerely compliment the person you are conversing with.
- Be genuinely sweet to everyone.
- Be there for people in order to build their trust.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
2:14 PM | Posted by Bartlesville Public Library
This book is brilliant...simply brilliant! What more can I say? Jack Gantos tells a delightful story that is a little bit history, a little bit mystery, and a little bit of a gothic comedy And interestingly enough, the main character in this book is named Jack Gantos!
Summer is just beginning for Jack when he manages to get himself grounded for life. But life gets very exciting for this young teen as his mother loans him out to an eccentric elderly neighbor lady who needs his help typewriting obituaries for the local paper. Jack is then launched into adventure after strange adventure which will keep you on the edge of your seat and often laughing out loud.
Anyone growing up in a small town will relate to this story; however not any town could be as delightfully weird as Norvelt! Teenagers enjoying a little gore now and then will be enchanted by Jack's embarrassing problem of blood spewing out of his nose whenever anything exciting or upsetting happens. And this tends to happen on just about every other page in the book!
Not only is this book by Jack Gantos a winner of the 2012 Newbery Medal for the year's best contribution to children's literature; but the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction. It is also on the Intermediate Sequoyah Masterlist for 2014. You can find this book on display at the Bartlesville Public Library in Youth Services where the Intermediate Sequoyah Books are located. Check it out!
Saturday, August 24, 2013
2:30 PM | Posted by Bartlesville Public Library
If you enjoyed reading The Misfits and Totally Joe by James Howe, you need to read the companion, Addie on the Inside. This is the third story that takes place in Paintbrush Falls about a 7th grade girl and her struggles with the middle school years. Addie Carle is outspoken, opinionated, and sometimes obnoxious; but I admire her struggle of fighting her way out of the box that society puts her in.
This book is not only written in thought-provoking verse; but is humorous, holds your attention, and is easily read. Another interesting tidbit is that The Misfits, to which Addie on the inside is a companion, was the inspiration for No Name-Calling Week, a project for schools, sponsored annually by GLSEN and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, in collaboration with more than forty national organizations.
You will find this book where the 2014 Intermediate Sequoyah Books are displayed in the Youth Services department of the Bartlesville Public Library. Check it out!
Monday, August 12, 2013
9:31 AM | Posted by Bartlesville Public Library
Jessica Carlisle lives to run. It is her passion in life. She starts every day with a five mile run with her dog Sherlock and is a star on her school track team. But her world is turned upside down with a tragic accident that kills one of her team mates and leaves Jessica with a crushed leg that requires amputation.
I found this book to be quite inspirational and empowering. Therefore, I highly recommend this teen read that is heart-warming and filled with hope. You will find yourself relating to Jessica and cheering her on to the finish line. Wendelin Van Draanen has once again written an outstanding teen novel that is not only a 2014 Intermediate Sequoyah book but has won the Schneider Family Book Award. Check it out!!
Monday, July 08, 2013
10:34 AM | Posted by Bartlesville Public Library
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Monday, June 10, 2013
11:27 AM | Posted by Bartlesville Public Library
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
5:43 PM | Posted by Bartlesville Public Library
Not long ago, I was very excited to see the 2014 Sequoyah Award books appear on the shelves at Youth Services. My first pick to read was The Summer I Learned to Fly by Dana Reinhardt. I was soon caught up the life of Drew Robin Solo; also known as "Birdie".
Drew is a thirteen-year-old girl who is somewhat of a loner that hangs out in her Mother's cheese shop. She has a pet rat, her dead dad's Book of Lists, and a crush on Nick, the surf bum who works behind the counter and makes pasta. But everything changes for "Birdie" when she meets Emmett Crane, a mysterious boy who appreciates cheese and understands rats. His unlimited knowledge about rats is especially attractive to Drew as she has a pet rat named Hum that she carries with her everywhere she goes.
This is a timeless book about a young girl caught in a period between childhood and adulthood who is swept up by new feelings. Together Drew and Emmett venture forward in search of a miracle.
You can find this book at the Bartlesville Public Library where the 2014 Intermediate Sequoyah books are displayed. Check it out!
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
2:02 PM | Posted by Bartlesville Public Library
LEGOmania is returning to the Bartlesville Public Library during the month of April. Sign-up at the library begins April 1st.
Contestants must find a picture online, in a magazine or taken with a camera, and then duplicate that picture in LEGOs. The picture can be whatever you’d like; just make sure you stay within the size requirements.
The contest is free to all and will be divided into three age groups: Kindergarten through 4th grade, 5th grade through 8th grade, and 9th grade through adult. First, second and third place will be awarded in each category with one overall grand prize being awarded.
Contestants will build their LEGO creations at home using their own LEGOs during the month of April. The participants will drop off their LEGO creations to the library’s upstairs meeting room on Saturday, April 27th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. The meeting room will be closed at 11:00 am to allow judging to take place.
Public viewing will begin that day at 1pm, with an awards ceremony being held at 2pm. Winning entries will be displayed in the lobby of the library from May 1st through May 10th.
We encourage everyone to take part in this wonderful celebration of creativity. To register, please come by the Youth Services Desk at the Bartlesville Public Library or call 918-338-4170 for more information.