Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Win $50!

Enter the Earth Day 2007 Water Supply Essay and Graphics Contest sponsored by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island for a chance to win $50.
For more information and contest rules go to:

Sunday, January 21, 2007

You're A Star!

Calling teen dancers, singers, gymnists, musicians, comedians, etc.
Be a star! Audition for our Teen Variety Show
Wednesday January 24 from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers
at the Coventry Public Library,
1672 Flat River Road
Coventry, RI

Race the Iditorod--blind!

I just read a great sports book,
No End in Sight: My Life as a Blind Iditarod Racer by Rachael Scdoris.
Born legally blind, Rachael struggled through her parents’ divorce, moves, and the taunts of her classmates. Her father was a dog sledder and she found peace in racing across the snow with the dogs. Required by her father to be able to run half the length of a race in order to race the dogs solo, Rachael joined track, eventually becoming the captain of her track team and an Olympic torch carrier. But her dream was to compete in the grueling Iditarod across the wilderness of Alaska.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Ghost Hunters

Okay, okay, this is really an adult book. But I think you can handle it. It's fascinating stuff, all about legitimate, well-known scientists who risked their reputations to investigate the truth about ghosts and the people who claimed they could contact them.
Some of the stories they uncover are uncanny--and there doesn't seem to be logical explanations for them. And this isn't fiction--this book is a historical look at a real scientific investigation.
Check it out!
GHOST HUNTERS: William James and the Search for Scientific Proof of the life after death, by Deborah Blum.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Happy New Year!

I'm back! And we have some exciting Teen Programs coming up. Next Wednesday, January 10, we'll be making calzones in the Staff Room at the Coventry Public Library.
Then on Wednesday, January 17 we're launching a Book Group at the Knotty Oak Middle School, 2:20-3:20 in the Media Center. Only open to the first 20 teens to sign up with Mrs. Murphy at the Media Center--so hurry and reserve your spot.

At the end of the Month we'll be holding a Variety Show. If you can sing, dance, play an instrument, do karate, do gymnastics, tell jokes, etc. bring your act and audition for our show on January 24 at 3:00 in the Council Chambers. Rehearsal and Performance are the following week, January 31 from 3:00-4:30 in the Council Chambers.