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Fantastic Foam!

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We had a terrific time at our Foam Party last week! If you missed it, you missed a really foamy good time. There are plenty of pictures on our Flickr page here. (A brief video to follow soon.) It was such a great time we hope to have it again next year! Thanks to everyone who came and tried it out!

YOU decide how the story goes!

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Cammy Hall is what anyone would describe as a loser. At school, Cammy is used to being an outsider. But when she suddenly starts receiving text messages revealing all the embarrassing secrets about the most popular kids in school, can she actually become the Queen? You can help decide Cammy's fate! Author Jodi Lynn Anderson presents Loser/Queen, an online serialized novel that invites you, the reader, to vote on where you think the storyline should go. Starting on Monday, July 26, a new chapter will be posted each week at www.loserqueen.com.

NEW VIDEOGAMES ARE IN!

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Ready to play some LEGO Star Wars or LEGO Harry Potter? Or how about playing as Gru, the world's worst supervillain, from the movie Despicable Me? Come in and see our new selection of videogames--we've added many more titles, especially for the Wii. You can read descriptions here and stop by to see which games are available. More rotating games are coming soon, too!

Band Heroes at the library

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We had fun playing Band Hero recently! Here are some of our musicians, ready to rock.

Ready for a Foam Party?

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It's almost here! The Foam Party! next Thursday July 29, at 7pm, come to the Foam Party! Have a soak-tacular time playing in 20 square feet of FOAM! Think of an outdoor bubble bath, but without the water--just lots and lots of bubbles! You have to see it to believe it. No signup required, but wear a bathing suit and/or old clothes. The foam is hypo-allergenic and nontoxic, but you WILL get WET!

Come hear some Tales From Beyond!

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This Wed July 7 at 4pm, for grades 6 to 12. Experience tales of mayhem, mental powers and the macabre. See strange artifacts from the 1935 closing of Colney Hatch Mental Asylum. See an actual working replica of Thomas Edison's Spirit Telegraph, an invention supposedly able to communicate with those who have passed on. Try to solve the infamous Torso Murders, a Cleveland mystery which baffled famed lawman Elliot Ness. Learn about mentalist powers and hear stories of unbelievable events.

Our new champion Wii Bowlers!

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Congratulations to Samuel Croy, first place, and Malcolm Daniel, second place, winners of our Wii Bowling Tournament! They had the highest scores after three games, among 12 competitive players. They won giftcards to Gamestop game store, donated by our cosponsor, Gamestop. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Make Waves This Summer!

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Teen Summer Reading starts today!! Stop in to check out some books and get a scratchoff ticket--you could win a flash drive! Or a giftcard to Borders, Gamestop or Regal Cinemas! or a free book or drawstring bookbag! Or candy bars! And each ticket enters you in the grand prize drawing for an Ipod Nano! So what're you waiting for? Come to the library today! More details here.

Need a new wardrobe? Come Swap!

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Our Super Summer Clothing Swap is this Saturday, May 8. Bring in summer clothing you no longer wear from 1 -2 p.m., then join the clothing swap from 2-4 p.m.
    *   Save Money
    *   Find some great clothes for warm weather
    *   Be eco-friendly by reducing clothing waste (yes—you are recycling!!!)
    *   Meet your environmentally responsible neighbors and make some new friends!
    *   Sign up is NOT required

Coming to a school near you

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The 2010 Teen Summer Reading program: "Make Waves At Your Library" will start in June, so during May the Teen Librarian, yours truly, will be visiting Lakeview, Kimpton and the high school to tell students all about it. Be looking for me!

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