Archive | May, 2012

Before there were tweens there were sub-teens!

29 May

Check out these great e-reader covers! What’s better tween or sub-teen??



18 May

Go to the Steampunk festival last weekend? Check out our Guide to Steampunk!


Wednesday, May 23, 6:30pm: Bad Movie Night @ the Newton Free Library!

17 May











Just tested out the MuvChat software that lets you text your comments to the movie screen! I must say that this is phenomenal. I can’t describe how cool this is & how excited I am. Not to brag, but this is seriously the best idea I’ve had in a long time.

Mmmm cupcakes…

15 May











Check out a book on cupcakes or cooking! Got really hungry looking at all these books…

Some recommendations:

Cake pops : tips, tricks, and recipes for more than 40 irresistible mini treats / by Angie Dudley

Cupcakes, cookies, and pie, oh my! / Karen Tack & Alan Richardson

The sweet little book of cupcakes / by Nicholas Peruzzi, with Courtney Forrester

The Fault in Our Stars

10 May

Our copies have arrived! Newton South High School has chosen The Fault in Our Stars by John Green as their “One School, One Book” choice for this summer and we bought a few extra copies… In the middle of it right now. Stayed way too late and read half of it last night. Couldn’t put it down.

Maurice Sendak dies at 83

8 May

Maurice Sendak has passed at age 83.

A few months ago I heard an interview with Sendak and Teri Gross on NPR after Sendak had published his latest book Bumble-ardy. The book is about a pig who is turning 10 and decides to have a costume party, even though his family frowned on fun. The party turns to mayhem and his aunt tells him “never again.” One of the best lines in the book is Bumble-ardy’s response to his aunt, “I promise, I swear, I won’t ever turn 10.”

I was in the library when I heard the interview, listening to the podcast, pulling books off of the shelf. The interview brought me to tears. At the end of the interview he breaks down and cries, and tells Gross, “You are the only person I have ever dealt with in terms of being interviewed or talking to who brings this out in me. There’s something very unique and special in you, which I so trust. When I heard that you were going to interview me or that you wanted to, I was really, really pleased…And almost certainly, I’ll go before you go, so I won’t have to miss you. ” What an incredible, kind, special person. Today they are replaying NPR’s interviews with Sendak through the years, including the one I just mentioned. Don’t miss it.

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