You nominated, you voted, and now here's your top choice! The Teen Buckeye Book Award winner for 2009 is (drum roll please): Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games! Plus the Buckeye Children's Book Awards have been announced, including the grades 6-8 winner: Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata. For more details and the rest of the winners, go to the Buckeye Book Awards website. Be thinking about your favorite books from this year, because nominations start in January for next year's award.
Wednesday, December 2, 3:30-6:30pm at Hudson Middle School - Be Alex Rider! Teen spy Alex Rider is always finding himself in treacherous situations and now - using green-screen technology - Alex Rider fans can place themselves in their own Alex Rider scene, then download the image at home by entering their secret code on-line. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. There are a limited number of photos that can be taken. Please call The Learned Owl Bookstore: 330-653-2252 or 800-968-2685.
Available until January 1, here's a new fiction book that has real-life tips about H1N1 flu as well as humor and action. Here's a description:
"Thirteen-year old Finn is assigned to keep a journal for his English class. Little does he know that his journal will turn into a record of a major flu pandemic. Somehow, he survives infection, and as his school population dwindles, Finn faces down the school bully, draws comics, catches the principal ordering pizza, endures a string of bizarre substitute teachers, and even manages to study once in a while."
Our latest rotating batch of videogames has arrived! You can see a list of titles and descriptions on the video games page; we have Playstation 3, Xbox360, and Wii games available for checkout for one week. Happy gaming!
If you like horror stories, you'll want to read the new book The Monstrumologist, by Rick Yancey. It's about an orphan boy apprenticed to a doctor of "Monstrumology," the science of monsters. It's the start of a new series. We don't have a copy yet in the library, but for this week only, Sept. 22-29, you can read details about it and read the book here on your computer--IF YOU DARE! Don't say I didn't warn you...
And the GOLDEN PIE CRUST award :-) goes to....PIZZINO'S PIZZERIA! In a hard-fought battle, Pizzino's of Stow won the blind taste test over second-placed finisher ROMEO'S PIZZA of Cuyahoga Falls. MARCO'S PIZZA of Stow and GIONINO'S of Munroe Falls were the other top four finishers. Many many thanks to these four restaurants, as well as to: ALTIERI'S, PAPA JOHN'S, and BELLACINO'S for participating in our first-ever pizza taste-off for teens. Their generous donations made the evening a huge success for our 18 hungry tasters.
Can't you just smell the melted cheese and taste the chewy crust? Our pizza taste-off for teens grades 6-12 is Tuesday night! Seven local pizza restaurants are providing cheese pizzas for us to sample, and vote on our favorites. There are still a few slots left, so if you're free at 6:30pm, call us to sign up! Mmmmm.....
Imagine your world in 2059. (I personally want to see flying cars.) Inventors Digest, the longest-running international magazine for independent inventors, is celebrating National Inventors Month in August (and Sept) with the “2059 Essay Contest.” It’s open to all U.S. middle and high school students ages 12 to 17. Essays need to say in 500 words or less what technology, tool, product or service will shape our lives in 50 years and why. Official rules and entry forms are here.
Our Battle of the Bands was a lot of fun, with great music by five bands from Stow, Hudson, and Twinsburg. You can see video of some of the bands here, and photos of the bands in action on our Teen Photos page. Congratulations to the winners, from Hudson, Karta Stella! they won five hours of free studio recording time from Harvest Recording in Streetsboro. Check them out (and our other bands) on their Myspace pages too.
We have videos of a song each from the seven bands who competed in our Qualifying Concert for the upcoming Battle of the Bands: look at them on SMFPLTeenspace on YouTube. (Sorry they're a little shaky, I'm still learning how to use the camcorder :-) The Mix and Chil will be playing in Hudson this Saturday, come cheer them on!