Archive | February, 2010

Contest to win “Wherever Nina Lies”

19 Feb

A YA blog called The Book Owl, which posts YA book reviews and more, is sponsoring a contest in which the prize is the book “Wherever Nina Lies” by Lynn Weingarten.  Three prizes will be awarded.  All you have to do to enter in fill out this form.  Entrants must be at least 13 years old.  The contest deadline is March 5, 2010, and the contest is open to residents of the US only.  Follow this link to  more contest info from the Book Owl.

Book Summary:   Nina was beautiful, wild & adored by her younger sister, Ellie. But, one day, Nina disappeared. 2 years later, everyone has given up hope that Nina will return, but Ellie knows her sister is out there. If only Ellie had a clue where to look.Then she gets one, in the form of a mysterious drawing. Determined to find Nina, Ellie takes off on a crazy, sexy, cross-country road trip with the only person who believes she’s got a chance – her hot, adventurous new crush. Along the way,Ellie finds a few things she wasn’t planning on. Like love. Lies. And the most shocking thing of all: the truth.


Newton Reads: a Community Event

8 Feb


by Rosalind Wiseman
Attend an author led discussion on
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
7:00-8:30 P.M.
Newton Free Library
330 Homer St. Newton, MA 02459

The Newton Partnership is holding a weeklong Circle of Respect community campaign from March 14-20 which is designed to promote respect, prevent cyber-bullying, and promote internet safety.

As part of campaign, the Newton Free Library and The Newton Partnership are co-sponsoring a city-wide read of Rosalind Wiseman´s latest book, BOYS, GIRLS AND OTHER HAZARDOUS MATERIALS. The novel is written from Wiseman´s expert perspective with honest prose, capturing the humor, tone and drama of the high school experience.

Community members are invited to read the book (which is available at the Newton Free Library, in school libraries, and in book stores) and attend a special event at the Newton Free Library on March 17 at 7:00 pm when Rosalind Wiseman will lead a discussion, which will be followed by a book signing. Parents are especially encouraged to read the book with their children, ages 12 and up.

Rosalind Wiseman is an internationally recognized author and educator on children, teens, parenting, bullying, social justice and ethical leadership. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Queen Bees & Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World; Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads; and Owning Up Curriculum: Empowering Adolescents to Confront Social Cruelty, Bullying, and Injustice. Wiseman writes a monthly column for Family Circle and is a frequent guest on the Today Show. She has been profiled in The New York Times, People,
Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, USA Today, Oprah,
CNN, Good Morning America, and National Public Radio affiliates throughout the country.

We are Poets!

8 Feb

Check out this joint poem we wrote at the Library in our Monday evening poetry program for teens.


Gently falling, glistening water.
The pitter patter of the rain on your roof
in a concession and a nice flowing pattern.
Dripping down onto the windowsill in a pool of life.
My umbrella breaks, and I can no longer shield myself
from the deluge.
It pours down me, dripping on my face.
Feeling the fresh water on my face,
staying in place, loving the feeling.
But knowing it might give me a cold,
but not caring, loving the feeling.
The fresh scent of flowers blooming, trees renewing,

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