Friday, January 23, 2015

Extreme Paper Snowflakes!

You know how to make a paper snowflake right?  Fold, cut, unfold.  Simple right?

What if you wanted to make these?

Or these?

Or even these?

Then come to...

EXTREME Paper Snowflakes
Friday, January 30th
Ages 10-18

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Practice SAT

There will be a practice SAT this Saturday the 24th at the library.  This program is open to high school students and requires registration.  To register: come into the library, call 860-349-9544, or click here:

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

YA Book Movies in 2015!

~Here are the YA books being made into movies this year~

Author: Lauren Kate
Suspected in the death of her boyfriend, seventeen-year-old Luce is sent to a Savannah, Georgia, reform school where she meets two intriguing boys and learns the truth about the strange shadows that have always haunted her.

Movie still

Luce: Addison Timlin (Zero Hour, Californication)
Daniel Gregori: Jeremy Irvine (Great Expectations, War Horse, Life Bites)

Movie release date:  no date set yet, but sometime in 2015, probably late this year

Paper Towns
Author: John Green
One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q's neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.
Movie still
no stills yet sorry :(

Quentin Jacobsen: Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars - Isaac)
Margo Roth Spiegelman:  Cara Delevingne (Anna Karenina)

Release Date:  
June 5th 2015

Author: Kody Keplinger
Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper starts sleeping with Wesley Rush, a notorious womanizer who disgusts her, in order to distract her from her personal problems, and to her surprise, the two of them find they have a lot in common and are able to help each other find more productive ways to deal with their difficulties.
Movie still:

Bianca Piper: Mae Whitman (Parenthood, Arrested Development)
Wesley Rush: Robbie Amell (Flash, Tomorrow People, Revenge)

Release Date: 
February 20th 2015

Author: Veronica Roth
As war surges in the dystopian society around her, sixteen-year-old Divergent Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves--and herself--while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.
Movie still:

Tris Prior: Shailene Woodley (Divergent, The Fault in Our Stars) 
Four/Tobias: Theo James (Divergent, Golden Boy)

Release Date:
March 20 2015

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 2
Author: Suzanne Collins
Katniss Everdeen's having survived the Hunger games twice makes her a target of the Capitol and President Snow, as well as a hero to the rebels who will succeed only if Katniss is willing to put aside her personal feelings and serve as their pawn.
 Movie Still:
no stills yet!

Katniss Everdeen: Jennifer Lawrence (Hunger Games, Silver Linings Playbook)
Peeta Mellark: Josh Hutcherson (Hunger Games, Epic)
Gale Hawthorne: Liam Hemsworth (Hunger Games, Expendables 2)

Release date:
November 20 2015

Other movies in development (being worked on, but not yet actively filming or anything like that):
  • A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • Scorpio Races
  • Wicked Loveley
  • Wither
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • Diviners
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone
  • Matched

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

College Financial Planning

Tuesday, January 20th 6:30-8:30pm

College4Less is an independent CT firm offering guidance and assistance to parents and students to better position themselves to get into the colleges of their choice at the least possible cost.  Dorothy A. Mautte, Owner and Advisor of the firm, brings her 30+ years of experience in the financial planning field to the table assisting those who chose to work with the firm in developing a cost-efficient method of paying their out-of-pocket share of college costs.

The 2 hour workshop will discuss the FAFSA form, CSS Profile form along with other important information parents need to understand in order to maximize the amount of financial aid they are eligible to receive.  
Our workshop is about Financial Literacy and educating families on the process of getting their student into the best fit college.

Monday, January 12, 2015

January Teen Book Club

For the first book club of the new year, we decided to pick a book that was popular in 2014.  We picked the book voted the best contemporary fiction for teens on by nearly 34,000 readers!

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

A New York Times Bestseller 

 "A rich, stunning summer mystery with a sharp twist that will leave you dying to talk about the book with a pal or ten ."

 "Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable." - John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars

 A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends--the Liars--whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. 

Read it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE


Copies of the book are available at the front desk.  Discussion will be Wednesday, January 28th 6:00-7:00pm.  Also, preview the new books for February!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Teen Advisory Group - January Meeting Notes

At our January meeting today present were Hannah, Jill, Melanie, Catherine, and Librarian Karyn.

First we discussed general goals for TAG for 2015.  We want to do more advertising of the group and educating teens about what it is and the fact that they can earn community service hours for participating.  Also in 2014 we want to do more fundraising, repeating our bake sale from last year.  Catherine also thought we should include some healthy or vegan baked goods at the sale.

The Teen Lounge is starting Monday, January 12th.  It will run 2:00-5:00 in the Activity Room on regular school days.  Available will be: laptops, board games, the Wii, magazines, tables, school supplies, and occasionally movies, snacks, and crafts.  It will be a place for teens to hang out after school and not have as much pressure to be quiet since it will be further away from the main part of the library.  Teens will still not be allowed to be extremely loud, but normal teen conversation will be permitted.

Big things are coming for the Summer Reading Program this summer!  Things are still in planning but you should know there will be an awesome theme (heroes!), great programming for all ages, neat prizes, and author visits!  Stay tuned for more information!

The Nutmeg@Night Gameshow is coming to the library again this year on March 12th.  There will be competitions for Intermediate (grades 4-6) and Teen (grades 7+ and adult teams).  Each team member only needs to have read 3/10 of the nominees to participate.  A fun time competing on multiple choice trivia.

Upcoming programs:

Wednesday, January 14th 4:30-6:30 – Teen Cuisine: Caribbean Food
Tuesday, January 20th 6:30-8:30 – College for Less financial planning workshop
Saturday, January 24th 12:00-3:00 – Practice SAT
Wednesday, January 28th 6:00-7:00 – Teen Book Club: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Friday, January 30th 3:30-4:30pm – Extreme Paper Snowflakes
NEXT MEETING – Saturday February 7th **11am-NOON** due to Taste of Durham

Suggestions & Recommendations


  • Beaded rings (Cat)
  • Pottery (Cat)
  • Dream catchers (Jill)
  • some sort of Disney themed program (Cat)
  • Handmade books (Mel)
  • Graphic Novel Book Club
  • Natural beauty (Cat)
  • Bath Bombs (Hannah)

  • Life of Pi (Mel)
  • An Abundance of Katherines (Jill)
  • Millennium Snow (Jill)
  • Through the Woods (Cat)
  • Grasshopper Jungle (Hannah)
  • Andre the Giant (Librarian Karyn)
  • This One Summer (Hannah)
  • Cursive (Hannah)
  • Third Eye Blind (Hannah)
  • Walk the Moons (Mel)
  • Uptown Funk (Hannah)
  • Little Game (Jill)
  • Ed Sheeran (Cat)
  • Steam Powered Giraffe (Jill)
  • Le Cray (Cat)
  • Lana del Ray (Hannah)
  • Anna Karenina (Cat)
  • Lilo & Stitch (Hannah)
  • When Harry Met Sally (Mel)
  • Snowpiercer (Librarian Karyn)
  • Dr. Zhivago (Cat)
  • Fame (Mel)
  • Agent Carter (Hannah & Librarian Karyn)
  • The Librarians (Jill)
  • Bob's Burgers (Hannah)
  • Supernatural (Librarian Karyn)
  • Hunter x Hunter (Jill)
  • Avatar the Last Airbender (Jill)
Video Games
  • Tales of Xillia 2 (Librarian Karyn)
  • Fantasy Life (Jill)
  • Tomagachi Life (Jill)
  • Little Big Planet 3 (Mel)
  • Super Smash Bros for 3DS (Jill)
Youtube Channels
  • Buzzfeed (Jill)
  • E-How (Mel)
  • Alex Day (Cat)
  • It's Way Past My Bedtime (Mel)

NEXT MEETING – Saturday February 7th **11am-NOON** due to Taste of Durham