Showing posts from 2011

New Music in Teen

     There's a lot of new music in the Teen library.  Some of the newest cds to be added to the collection include four Country artists so check out Jason Aldean's My Kinda Party , Blake Shelton's latest Red River Blue , Sara Evans' Stronger  or Toby Keith's Clancy's Tavern .   If you enjoy Pop look for 4 by Beyonce, F.A.M.E . by Chris Brown, Love Me Back by Jazmine Sullivan, Fantasia's Back to Me or Loud by Rihanna.  If Punk Rock interests you then try Fountains of Wayne's Sky Full of Holes or Flogging Molly's Speed of Darkness .   If you are looking for Rock try the  Foo Fighters' Wasting Light  or If Not Now, When? by Incubus.  Watch the Throne by Jay-Z and Kanye West or Tha Carter IV by Lil Wayne if you want to listen to hip-hop.  For a little Metal Rock try Th1rt3en by Megadeath or for Electronica check out Robbie Rivera's Juicyibiza 2011 .  Lots of great listening awaits you!!  Enjoy!

ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults

The Best Books for Young Adults committee of the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Asociation, has selected the following books as  Best Fiction for Young Adults .   Ship Breaker by Bacigalupi, Paolo   Revolution by Donnelly, Jennifer Finnikin of the Rock by Marchetta, Melina The Things a Brother Knows by Reinhardt, Dana Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Saenz, Benjamin Alire Revolver by Sedgwick, Marcus


The fall video game season is in full swing and is forcing gamers to make some difficult choices. Already Gears of War 3, Forza Motorsports 4, Batman: Arkham City, and Battlefield 3, have hit the shelves to rave reviews and record sales. To the casual observer it would seem that fall tidal wave of new games is over…but the biggest have yet to drop. On Tuesday, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 , the undisputed First-person Shooter juggernaut, is unleashed on gaming-dom. Just three days later, on Friday, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim enters the scene to the joy of RPGers everywhere. Finally on the fifteenth, the final chapter of Ezio de Auditore di Firenze grand adventure concludes in Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. For shooter fans there are many great, albeit very different, games before them. Gears 3 , concludes the fantastic story of humanity’s desperate fight against the Locust horde, a group of mutant creatures that burst forth from the depths of the earth and have humanity on the b

The Cinderella Society

I recently read The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy and was struck by the idea that women could form a secret society in which they attempted to help women that are victims of bullying.  Basically its a case of nice girls versus mean girls and the extent to which each side will go to win.  I like the idea of helping all those girls that are picked on or made to feel inferior for no reason.  I also like the idea that nice girls can stick together and feel good about themselves.  Look for this book in the paperback section of the Teen library --- this is a great book about the power of good!!!