Can you say this title three times fast?
Probably not, but even if you can, you'll need more than that to crush your opponent in this battle of brains.
No matter what your skill level, come hang out, learn how to play, and join in on another round of EPIC chess battles - Tuesday, December 15 @ 4pm in the Power Library Study rooms on the Lower level.
Chess Sets will be provided!
2:30pm Saturday Dec. 12
Create beautiful, useful bookmarks, for yourself or as a gift!
Use ribbons, buttons, paper and more to create one of a kind place holders with a personal touch.
Destroy all Cars is one of the funniest books I’ve read in awhile. James has a huge hate-on for cars, which he considers to be the gas guzzling, environment destroying symbol of everything that is wrong with Consumer American lifestyle. James is also a bit of a slacker and he cuts the elbows out of his sweaters to make them look cooler, so it’s hard to take him too seriously. The book is written as a series of essays James writes for his long-suffering English teacher, the subjects of which range from four page rants against his ex-girlfriend (Write About A Person Who Has Influenced You) to discussions about how much he wants to move to Norway to descriptions of his failures dating girls. The essays are intermixed with scenes from James’ life and his conversations with friends and family.
“Went bowling with Gabe on Friday Night. We were meeting a girl named Renee, who Gabe likes. He wanted me to be his wingman. Though I do not possess extensive “wingman” skills I agreed to go.
Gabe’s mom drive us in the Ford Expedition. I felt like an evil warlord sitting in the back of it, looking down on smaller more fuel-efficient cars. I said nothing, though.”
Plus, it will be your chance to get free copies of NEW books before they go on sale...and some of them might even be autographed!
To register for this program, please call Sarah at 669-5225 or stop by the Teen Lounge!
Congratulations to Zach Heyde, who won first place in Darien Library's talent competition, held last night in the Community Room. Zach played two beautiful piano pieces, including one he composed himself.
Second place went to Elizabeth Leimkuhler and Collin Shay. Elizabeth sang Bewitched while accompanied by Collin on the piano (and she accompanied herself on the kazoo).
All of our performers were WONDERFUL. Thanks so much to the Teen Advisory Board for putting on such a great show! Click on the photo of our winners to see more images from last night.
Learn to read substitution ciphers and break secret codes.
Saturday December 5, 2:30pm, Teen Lounge
The cryptoquotes you see in the newspaper are actually examples of a kind of cryptography used in the Ancient World. Substituting each letter in a message with another, the message becomes unreadable (for example: "Darien Library" becomes "Gctlhq Oletctb" using the Caesar Cipher- used by Julius Caesar to communicate with his generals- that substitutes each letter for the one three positions away in the Latin alphabet.) This is your chance to learn to make and read these kinds of substitution ciphers!
Set in modern China, Orange is the story of a high school girl growing up in the city. She feels deeply alienated from everyone around her: her guy friends are promiscuous, her girl friends are superficial. Surrounded by fakes, she feels alone. One morning, she decides to commit suicide by jumping off the roof of an apartment complex. Before she can jump, she is interrupted by a guy she’s noticed before. He is different from everyone else. Deciding not to kill herself, she needs to get rid of her suicide note, but finds she can’t throw it away. She sneaks it into the bag of the man who found her on the roof, creating an obsessive connection between them.
Orange is a disturbing graphic novel that explores authenticity, alienation and depression in a changing world. The art and story are both by Benjamin, an amazing Chinese graphic artist who has worked on artwork for a number of video games and movies.
The First Place winner for the Photography contest was Kate F, for her photo of a spider making it's web.
The second prize goes to Chris B and Michael C for their collaboration on a photo of Michael reading over the fountain in front of the library.
We asked people to bring their own favorite original photos, or to borrow our cameras and take some of their own. These were some of the results!
Congratulations and thanks to everyone who participated. You're all super-talented and fun.
In the Teen Lounge
Come by the library at 2:30 this afternoon for an awesome photography contest. If you has a particular photo you’d like to submit, you can bring it on a flash drive. Otherwise, we’ll have cameras and everyone will have some time to take a great photo, and if you want to use photo editing software to clean it up/manipulate it you can. Then the final photos will be submited for judging this afternoon.
As a small child, Grace was dragged off the tire swing in her backyard by a pack of ravenous wolves. She didn’t die, though she has some scars from the event, but ever since she has been fascinated by the wolves. She watches them ever winter, and knows them all, but one in particular grabs her imagination: the wolf with the yellow eyes. When a guy in her class is killed by the wolves, the town goes into a state of panic. The men of the town form a hunting party, and though she tries to stop them, later that night Grace finds a boy bleeding on her back porch. A boy with yellow eyes, just like her wolf’s.
Shiver is a book for all you Twilight fans. It’s a romance, a mystery and an adventure. It’s told in alternating perspectives between Grace and her boyfriend Sam. Sam and Grace are meant for each other, but they both know they have only so much time before fate takes over. Grace’s best friend Olivia has wolf problems of her own, and nasty-but-popular Isabel is mourning her dead brother and has blackmail on her mind. Sam and Grace have to make their world safe before it’s too late