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!
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.
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!
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.
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
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!
Congratulations to the Schneider family for winning Silly Saturday, the library's annual April Fool's Day scavenger hunt. The Schneiders won a $50 giftcard to Borders Books and Music, courtesy of the Friends of the SMF Library, for finding the most "silly" things in the library on April 3rd. There was a kayak in the library, and flamingos helping at the checkout desk, and staff wearing pajamas, all sorts of crazy stuff. Thank you to the 41 people who played our game!
The American Library Association and NASA are sponsoring a contest to promote the new 3-D IMAX movie, Hubble--a movie that tells the story of the Hubble Space Telescope in 3-D. To enter click here
Boy did we have a delicious time at Chocolate Fest! You can see the evidence on our Teen Photos page--we made candy, dipped yummy stuff into chocolate fondue, decorated cupcakes, and played Chocolate Jeopardy. We're still feeling the chocolate buzz here! Happy Valentine's Day everyone!
Our newest shipment of videogames for Xbox360, Playstation3, and Wii have arrived! New titles include Sonic the Hedgehog, The Golden Compass, Ridge Racer 7, and many more. Check the list on the Video Games page of our website and stop in to see what's available. Play on!