Monday, December 5, 2016

STAR WARS NIGHT: Thursday December 8th, 6:30 PM


It's so close! Star Wars Night is this Thursday, December 8th starting at 6:30 PM*. Here are some reasons you should come to Star Wars Night;

1. Glow stick Light Sabers. Have there ever been four more beautiful words that could be two words? You will have a chance to turn a small glow stick into a tool of the force!

2. Star Wars Snow Flakes! We will have the templates for you to try your hand at some pretty cool Star Wars Snow Flakes, bring a lot of patience for these very cool winter decorations.

3. Try your hand at taking down the Death Star! You build a paper airplane, I mean X-Wing, and try to find the weakness in our giant Death Star. Glory goes to the victors!

Curious to see what else we have going on? Stop by Thursday!

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

*We will start handing out "tickets" at 6 PM. While space is limited in the room, we will let people in the room throughout the night. Don't worry if you can't come in the "first wave" of people!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Best Star Wars Video Ever...(Star Wars Night 12/08/2016)



Have you ever wondered, what's Katie's favorite random Star Wars You Tube video? Wonder no more!

One week from today we will be rockin' and rolling to our own Star Wars beat (no seagulls) @ the library!. There are crafts (light sabers out of glow sticks. Genius!) And activities (make a paper airplane and try to take down the death star! Movie Approved!) and yes, snacks...or as Admiral Ackbar would say, "It's a snack!"

Star Wars @ the library starts at 6:30 PM, and we will be handing out buttons to get int he room at 6 PM. Don't worry, we'll let people in until 8 PM, as room allows.

So write it down. Star Wars Night @ the West Allis Public Library, 12/8/2016, 6:30 PM.

This is an all ages event, so bring your friends and family!

May the Force be With You,
Katie

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Star Wars Night: December 8th, 6:30 PM




Hey did you know there is a new Star Wars movie coming out this December? Well, check out that little promo and see for your self.

Fine you all knew Rogue One was coming out this December, and you are counting down the minutes until you get the first stand alone Star Wars movie! There's plans to build a Death Star! There's Darth Vader! There's cool light saber action!

What can you do to get ready for this awesome movie? Come to the library! On December 8th, starting at 6:30 PM we are having a night of Star Wars fun, complete with snacks, crafts, games and door prizes. We'll start handing out buttons at 6 PM, but don't worry if you can't make it right away! We'll keep the room open until after 8 PM, so people can come and go as they are able!

Oh, this is an All Ages Event, so bring all the Star Wars fans in your family!

I'll see yo @ the library!
Katie

Monday, November 28, 2016

Bookish Distractions: Holidays, Part I

Happy After Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you all had much to be thankful for this year! As the year winds down, there are a lot of cool lists and fun things on the web to help or distract you from what you need to get done!

Celebrate the holidays by decorating with books! Love these ideas for book advent calendars as well, and if you don't count down to Christmas, you can definitely count down to the new year or what ever holiday you celebrate! (Book Riot).

Looking for YA gifts to give or receive? Buzzfeed has you covered with this awesome list of books separated into lists that help you find books for the fan of everything from Game of Thrones to romances novels!

School Library Journal shares their 15 best YA books of the year, if you are looking for something to impress your parents and teachers, or just read over the break! They also have the best books for younger readers as well.

Starting, or in the middle of a college search? Try not to let this list of the most beautiful college libraries make things more difficult (or easier!) (Thrillist)

And for you dose of absolute randomness, Harry Potter characters cast as Muppets! (Book Riot)

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie


Saturday, November 26, 2016

Before I Fall Trailer



Did you read Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver? I did, and I can't wait to check out the movie! Here's the first trailer for the movie that will be in theaters on March 3rd.

Check out my original book review here!

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!


The library will be closed 11/24 and 11/25 for the Thanksgiving Holiday, but we will be back on Saturday, 11/26 at 9:00 AM! Be ready for some Star Wars night teasers, and tips on how to make the most of Winter Reading Bingo!

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

Monday, November 21, 2016

Upcoming Teen Events!


Happy Almost Thanksgiving Everyone! Just a few Teen and Teen interest events to keep on your calendars.

November 22nd will be one of our movie nights, and if you want more information check out the library calendar.

December 8th will be a night of Star Wars fun! In preparation for the release of Rogue One we will celebrate all things Star Wars! The event starts at 6:30, but we will start handing out tickets at 6 PM. May the force be with you!

We are taking a Friday Fun break for November, due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Next Friday Fun will be December 16th!

Don't forget that Winter Reading Bingo is still going on! You have until January 30th 2017 to finish your bingo card. We'll start giving away books the first week of December. Check back here starting next week to get some tips on what to read, watch and check out for the ultimate Bingo!

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie




Friday, November 18, 2016

Bookish Distractions: November #2

Any Laini Taylor fans out there? There is no doubt that I am anxiously waiting for her new book, Strange the Dreamer to come out this March, and here is a preview of the cover, as well as links to a few chapters! (Novl)

In Fantastic Beasts news, Albus Dumbledore is going to be in the next movie! So you won't see him on screen when you see the movie this weekend (or last night??) (Birth Movies Death)

Looking for some good book quotes for when you are down? Check out this list of 32 Quotes for When You are Feeling Lost. Of course it opens with a John Green quote! (Buzzfeed) 

Not exclusively YA, but a good list of audio books for your next car trip! I can vouch for the excellence of the Diviners. Audio book are great for curling up on the couch with a good book, or listening to with the fam in the car this holiday season. (Book Riot)

I'm slowly getting into the world of Instagram, and loving all the book themed ones out there. Of course, Epic Reads makes it very easy to find some of the best with this list of 12 soothing ones. (Epic Reads)

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Quizzes!

It's those last few days before Thanksgiving break. While you might have 100 projects to work on, here are some YA quizzes to keep your mind active!

You don't have to know anything about YA books to figure out What YA Villain you are! (Epic Reads)

Be ready to be frustrated! Here you need to sort the characters based on a pattern, and know what series they come from in the Harry Potter Game of Thrones Charles Dickens character sort! (Mental Floss)

If you haven't read Charles Dickens or Game of Thrones, try a few more traditional YA books. 5 books are listed, and you need to select which ones answer the question, in Can you tell these  YA series apart? (Vulture)

Finally, a British version of the "How Much YA Have You Read" quiz. Love for the different covers of the books, dislike for the number of series books where every book is represented. (Buzzfeed)

Hopefully those quizzes will keep your mind active!

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie

Monday, November 14, 2016

Interactive Movie on November 15th!


On November 15th the library is showing a very magical interactive movie, that you might just want to come and watch! You could easily just call the library and ask, hey what movie is it, or you can figure it out from the following clues:

Its the first movie in a continuing series, even though this story is mostly finished.

The next movie in the same universe comes out November 18th.

Even if you've read the book, and seen the movie 100 times, you won't want to miss this interactive event!

Stop by the library on November 15th at 6 PM and be ready to cast a spell with the characters!

I'll see you @ the library,
Katie