Friday, December 8, 2017

2018 Morris Nominees!



Earlier this week the nominees for the Morris Award were announced! This is one of my favorite awards, because it is given to the best debut author of a Young Adult Novel! Past favorite winners include Jeff Zetner's The Serpent King and Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. Without further ado, here are the 2018 nominees:

Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Devils Within by S.F. Henderson
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali
Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Congratulations authors, and happy author discovering to readers! The winner will be announced at a library conference in February!

I'll see you @ the library,
Katie

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Star Wars Celebration: 12.7.2017



Long ago, in a galaxy far far away, wise librarians decided that Star Wars was epic enough, cool enough, and something to be celebrated, so we started the annual Star Wars event. Okay, really we knew some awesome new Star Wars movies were coming out, and there are fans of all ages out there. And we wanted to have a party.

So join us again for our Annual Star Wars Celebration! We will have Star Wars themed snacks, crafts, games, and everything else we could think of!

Practice your X-Wing skills by making paper airplanes. Find our your Star Wars name. Make a Star Wars craft. Eat some Star Wars snacks! Enter to win some pretty cool Funko-Pops!

Tickets are available starting at 6 PM in the library atrium (they are free so no worries). Doors to our Star Wars Celebration open at 6:30 PM, and we'll stay until the last Jedi leaves or 8:30, which ever comes first.

I'll see you @ the library!
HubKa (It's my Star Wars Name!)

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Star Wars...and Birthday Week!


Were you planning on coming to the library this week at all? Well, do not put it off! The library is celebrating our 110th Birthday, and we are celebrating big! Every day this week we have a new trivia question, that if you come in and answer, you are entered to win not only a daily grab bag prize, but a weekly "bigger" prize! There will be so many winners! There is a prize for each of the main age groups (adult, teen and kid), and you can pick which prize you want to enter to win!

The Teen Prize is a copy of Turtles All the Way Down by John Green, the DVD Everything Everything, a cool little Loki Key chain and the game Exploding Kittens. Nothing there to float your fancy? Then stop in and ask about the kids and grown up prize as well! I know one has a Wonder Woman DVD!

Finally, Thursday is our third annual Star Wars Night for fans of all ages! We are doing Star Wars crafts, playing Star Wars games, and eating Star Wars snacks. The event starts at 6:30 PM, and tickets are available starting at 6 PM. You don't need to stay the whole time, but we'll have the room open until 8:30, or the last Jedi leaves, which ever comes first.

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

It's A Party!



Did you know that the West Allis Public Library is 110 years old? That's right, and to celebrate we are going to have a library party, complete with cake, games and prizes!

Stop in the library every day starting Monday December 4th through Sunday December 10th and enter our daily trivia contest for chances to win daily grab bag prizes, along with three grand prizes. Don't worry if you don't know the right answer, all entries count towards a prize!

Also, we'll have our grand Star Wars celebration on Thursday December 7th, starting at 6:30 PM. We'll have Star Wars themed games, crafts, snacks and yes even more prizes! I'll preview those closer to the event, but I'll just say they are very Fun...ko.

Saturday afternoon there will be an open house where you can learn a little bit about the library, and even take a tour. There is a rumor there will be cake!

So make plans to stop in the library at least a couple of times from December 4-10, and remember to say Happy Birthday!

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Reminder: Library Closed for Thanksgiving!


Just a heads up, the library will be closed on November 23 and 24 for the Thanksgiving Holiday!

Don't worry, the library will be open on Saturday November 25th at 9 AM for all of your library type needs, and the blog will be back on Monday November 27th with more bookish news!

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

Monday, November 20, 2017

Coming Soon: STAR WARS



Long ago in a galaxy far far away, we were all waiting for new Star Wars movies....and now they are here!

Fans of all ages are invited to join us for our annual Star Wars celebration on December 7th, starting at 6:30 PM. We will activities for Star Wars fans of all ages, including games, crafts and even some snacks.

Tickets for this free event will be available starting at 6:00 PM in the library Atrium. Doors to the Constitution Room open at 6:30 PM.

May the force be with you!
Katie

PS- Some of the posters had the date wrong. Spread the word, the Star Wars Event is December 7th, which is a Thursday at 6:30 PM.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Friday Fun: November 17 3:30-5:30 PM



It's been so long since we've had a Friday Fun, so why don't you come to the library this Friday!

Friday Fun is an event for Teens (those of you ages 12-18 or in grades 6-12) who live in Milwaukee County. We put out games, like the Wii and some other board games, provide snacks, and you hang out with your friends!

There is no registration for this drop in event!

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Bookish Distractions: Superhero!

We just finished our Marvel vs DC Random Fandom night, and here are some Super Bookish Distractions for you!

While writing all the trivia for the Marvel vs DC night, I fell into an Internet hole all about Captain Marvel. Someone over at Book Riot must have been on the same wavelength, because here is a pretty comprehensive article about all the different Captain Marvels!

In more fun facts I found while writing trivia, here are 25-Mind-Blowing Details from Superhero movies. Some of these bits of trivia are pretty cool for movie buffs! And because we are all about books here at the library, here are 64 Completely True Facts about Comic Books! (Buzzfeed)

Speaking of Superheros, here's a quiz to figure out which superhero you are. I'm not 100% sold on the accuracy, however if I'm 75% Spiderman, I'll take it! (Superhero Quiz)

Finally, if you really want to see the new Justice League movie, and want to get caught up on what's going on, and don't have all the time to re-watch the movies, or re-read the comics, iO9 has you covered! Here is their spoiler-laden "Everything You Should Know before Watching the New Justice League Movie".

Hope you have a Super Weekend!
Katie

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Marvel vs DC: November 9th, 6:30 PM



It's time to don your caps, your favorite superhero T and show your colors, for team Marvel or DC!

So no matter if you prefer rescuing citizens from the city of Metropolis, or are more comfortable working for Stark Industries, stop in and celebrate all things super hero and comic books!

Heroes in grades 4-12 report for duty in the Library Constitution room from 6:30-8 PM!

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie