Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Two New Science Fiction books in the Young Adult collection

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher        

Highly recommend these two books.  
Four stars! (out of 5)

Incarceron is labeled Fantasy Fiction in the Library's online catalog.  There are elements of fantasy in Incarceron, however, I think it is Science Fiction in the Steampunk sub-genre.  What do you think - is it Fantasy or Science Fiction? 
When You Reach Me is cataloged as Space and Time Fiction.  It won the 2010 Newbery Medal.  NY Times Article 

Monday, March 29, 2010

POETRY SLAM - Friday, April 30, 6 pm

Open to teens (ages 13-19), and to adults. There will be a winning teen entrant and a winning adult entrant. Winners will receive a prize.

Participation is limited to 20 contestants. Register in advance at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of the Library,
-or- send an email to Kim at kclaire@mvlc.org, with your name and phone number,  -or - call the Library at 978-468-5577.

Bring 3 original poems no longer than 3 minutes each.  The theme for this Slam is :  Disaster: personal, natural, or otherwise.

Three judges will be chosen randomly from the audience. 
Slam is judged on content and performance.  No props or
accompaniment of any kind allowed, just you, your poem, and the microphone.

Everyone participates in the first round; advancement to the next round depends on score.
Poetry Slam Poster 


Friday, March 26, 2010

RED CROSS BABYSITTING BASICS - Friday, April 23, 9am to 4:30

This course, presented by a Red Cross professional from the American Red Cross of Northeast Massachusetts, prepares young adults (ages 11-15) for the responsibilities associated with the supervision and care of children.  Course will be held in the large meeting room at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library.

Upon completion of the course participants receive a certificate signifying that they are Red Cross certified and:
  have been trained in elementary first aid
  are capable of providing basic care routines
  understand how to respond to emergencies
  can choose fun, age appropriate activities for children

The Course is $60.00, and includes the American Red Cross Babysitter’s Handbook plus a safety and first aid kit.  Class size is limited to 12.  To register, go to the reference desk on the 2nd floor of the Library or send me an email at kclaire@mvlc.org.
Babysitting Basics Poster