Monday, August 3, 2009

Teen Bowling Party

On Friday, August 31, Acorn's Teen Volunteers bowled at Orland Bowl, in hopes of remaining the reigning champs. We're still awaiting the totals...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

New Game Table!

Feel like playing a quick game of checkers or maybe a challenging game of chess? We have a new table that is just the place for you! The table is located in our Young Adult section of the Youth Services Department. You can bring your own pieces, or ask at the desk for some to play with!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Young Adult Book Discussion Group

Our next discussion will be held on Friday, May 8th at 3:30 PM when we'll be discussing Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. This is an exciting adventure/survival novel about a 13-year-old named Brian who gets stranded in the wilderness of Canada when the small plane he is riding in crashes. He is all alone, but determinded to survive! Since it is the end of the school year, we'll be having our pizza party too! You must sign up and get a copy of the book at the Youth Services Desk in order to be able to attend the discussion.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

It's 1947, and 15-year-old Evie, along with the rest of the United States, is moving on to bigger, better things. World War II is over, and there's no more rations, everyone is buying new, big cars, and things are looking up. One day, Evie's step-father, a vet, proposes a family vacation for her and her mother, to Florida, without overbearing Grandma Glad. Evie is excited about the adventure, and getting out of the beginning of school! Once Evie and her parents arrive in Florida, the vacation fails to live up to Evie's expectations, until Joe shows up, one of her father's war buddies. Evie has to try to prove she is not a baby anymore, and find out what really went on during the war, and why her step-father is trying to get away from Joe. This is a thrilling mystery, with a shocking conclusion!
Grades 8-12

Thursday, April 9, 2009

YA Book Disc. Group-April 10, 2009@3:30 PM

Project Mulberry by Linda Sue Park

We'll be discussing this entertaining novel in which Julia and her friend Patrick want to team up to win a blue ribbon at the state fair. Julia's mother suggests they raise silkworms as she did as a girl in Korea, but Julia wants to do something more American...can they agree on a project and be able to work on it enough to create the best project of all? Best of all, Julie ends up discussing the project with the author of our book, Linda Sue Park!!

We'll be dicussing the book, eating snacks, and answering trivia questions about the book! Winners get a free children's dvd rental certificate! If you can't make it to this discussion, sign up for the next one on May 8, we'll be discussing the harrowing, adventure-survival book, Hatchet by Gary Paulsen.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Guitar Hero Tournament-Sat. Feb 28th-10:30 AM

Sign up NOW!! Ages 12 and Up, players compete for a GameCrazy gift card and Free Movie Rentals from Acorn Library. Snacks will be served!

Monday, February 9, 2009

New Books!

Bored of Cold Weather and Snow? Drop in for a few good books! Some new ones include:

Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link
Several short stories that are all a little weird, scarey, surreal, and very good!
Getting the Girl: A Guide to Private Investigation, Surveillance, and Cookery by Susan Juby
Sherman Mack is a geeky freshman looking to solve the mystery of being D-Listed at his school. Every girl lives in fear of it, but nobody is really sure who is responsible for it, and when a girl Sherman likes is in danger of making the list nobody wants to be on, Sherman is determined to save her. Amusing and funny!
How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier
In New Avalon, everyone has a personal fairy who is vital to each person's success. Charlie's hates having a parking fairy, and she teams up with her archenemy to execute her plan. Turns out getting what she wants is nothing like she thought it would be! A great story of friendship, fairies and creating your own magic.

Some other great titles to look for:
He Forgot to Say Goodbye by Saenz
Antsy Does Time by Shusterman
Does This Book Make Me Look Fat edited by Walsh
Nation by Pratchett
Genius Squad by Jinks