Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Pizza & Pages
Monday, January 22
6 PM
It's a new year and that means it's a new list of books for Pizza & Pages, Wood Library's Teen Book Discussion Group! Pizza & Pages meets every third Monday of every month (with some exceptions) at 6 PM. You bring the discussion and I'll bring the pizza and soda pop!

The books have been selected for the next six months:

January 22
The Thief of Always by Clive Barker

February 12
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

March 19
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

April 16
Bloomability by Sharon Creech

May 21
Ida B. by Katherine Hannigan

June 18
The Tale of Despereaux by Katie DiCamillo

Anime Club
Thursday, January 18
6-8 PM

Drop in and watch one of Anime's top selling movies - Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie: The Conqueror of Shamballa on Thursday, January 18 from 6-8 PM at Wood Library. Recommended for ages 13 and up. As always, snacks provided.
Teen Nite
Thursday, January 11
7-8 PM

Get out of the cold and into Wood Library where the drinks are hot, the video games are fired up, the web is ready for surfing, and the action never stops - all at Teen Nite (formerly known as the Teen Cafe). Bring yourself and some friends to Wood Library's Teen Nite on Thursday, January 11 from 7-8 PM. Have a new board game or video game you want to try out? Bring it! Snacks are provided, but also appreciated! See you at the next Teen Nite!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Happy Holidays!
Happy Holidays to everyone from Wood Library!
Remember, while you are shopping, you can give to Wood Library too by clicking on our link on our homepage. You can also give the gift of fine-free status to that someone special by donating $50 to the library. Nothing says Happy Holidays than a gift that gives twice!

Friday, December 15, 2006

2006 is drawing to a close and Wood Library has certainly been THE place to be for teens! Through programs, contests, presentations, and class visits, Wood Library has been there for
1, 971 teens! A special thank you to everyone who visits Wood Library whether it be to take out books, work on homework assignments, attend programs, or volunteer. Thanks!

Where are the Anime DVDs?! Don't panic! The Anime DVDs have been moved from the general DVD collection to the Teen Lounge. You can spot them more easily and they are located below the Video Game and Music Collections. Keep your eyes Anime will be arriving shortly! Do you have suggestions? Let me know!

Friday, December 08, 2006

1st Annual Teen Bake-Off
Saturday, January 20, 12-2 PM
Think you're THE best baker in town? Proving it won't be as easy as pie! Put your baking skills to the test and showcase your culinary talents at Wood Library's 1st Annual Teen Bake-Off. What do you need to do? Choose the ultimate recipe, register at Wood Library, bake the best darn pie that Canandaigua has ever tasted, and bring it with you along with the recipe* on Saturday, January 20. Judges from the Rose Corner Bakery, Wegmans Bakery, and the New York State Wine and Culinary Center will be on hand to sample the pies and decide who should be crowned Canandaigua's Best Teen Baker for 2007. Besides bragging rights, winners will also receive great prizes to further their culinary skills - 1st Place Winner will receive a $50 Gift Card to Le Gourmet Chef, 2nd Place will receive a $25 Gift Card to Wegmans, and 3rd Place will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the Rose Corner Bakery.
*Recipes will later be shared to help raise money for Wood Library.
A special thanks to the Rose Corner Bakery and Wegmans for graciously donating the prizes.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Pizza & Pages
December 18, 7 PM
Read one of the hottest books right now - Uglies by Scott Westerfield - and join the discussion! On December 18 at 7 PM, enjoy a slice of pizza while you discuss the book with others. Can't make it? Let me know what you think by posting a comment. And if you liked the book, don't forget to read the rest of the trilogy - Pretties and Specials.

Anime Club
December 14, 6-8 PM
On December 14, from 6-8 PM, watch Final Fantasy Unlimited Phase 1 at Wood Library's hottest program - Anime Club! Recommended for ages 13 and older. Snacks provided. Stop on by and bring a friend!

Teen Cafe
December 7, 7-8:30 PM
If you never thought it was possible to have fun at a library...think again! Wood Library's Teen Cafe is THE place to be on Thursday, December 7. Starting at 7 PM, play video games and board games, surf the web, snack on food, warm up with hot drinks, and hang out with friends. Bring a friend or bring a game to share! I am always looking for help in setting up and taking down the equipment. If you're interested, just let me know!

Monday, November 27, 2006

The Teen Lounge has a new collection! Be sure to look for the YA Nonfiction now located behind the Fiction. Nonfiction is not only about biographies and boring reseach...Here you can find great titles like:
It's Happy Bunny: Love Bites
Insparation: a Teen's Guide to Healthy Living Inspired by Today's Hot Spas
Napoleon Dynamite: The Complete Quote Book
Teen Ink: Love and Relationships
MADvertising: A Mad Look at 50 Years at Madison Avenue
Alternacrafts: High Style, Low Budget Projects to Make
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul
Guys Write for Guys Read
Skateboarding is Not a Crime: 50 Years of Street Culture

Don't see your favorite topic? Let me know and I'll help you get it!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Pizza & Pages - Monday, November 27 - 6-8 PM
Enjoy reading? Better yet, enjoy chowing down on a slice of pizza? How about 2 slices and a neverending cup of soda? Then join Wood Library's Teen Book Discussion Group, Pizza & Pages and have a conversation with others about that month's book over pizza. On Monday, November 27 at 6 PM, we will be discussing Walter Dean Myer's award-winning book, Monster. Right after the discussion and food, stay for the film And Then There Were None, a movie based on last month's Agatha Christie mystery book. Just when you thought the snacking was over with...popcorn will be munched on! Just simply show up if you're interested! See you there!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Have a story you want to tell? A poem you would like to have critiqued by others? Or just a book, CD, DVD, or video game review that you would like to submit? This is THE place for it! Show your thoughts that are outside of the box, here, inside the box!

Monday, October 30, 2006

Calling all artists and graphic novel fans...
On November 6 at 6 PM, Wood Library is excited and honored to host Phil Yeh's Graphic Novel Workshop! Who exactly is Phil Yeh? He is a nationally recognized cartoonist and writer, and is affectionately called “The Godfather of the Graphic Novel." He will share his experience in art and writing as well as his love of reading with local audiences. In the 1970’s, Yeh became one of the first cartoonists to write, draw and publish a graphic novel based on original material. The California artist is the creator of more than 80 comics and graphic novels. Yeh is proud of The Winged Tiger, a wordless graphic novel that has been voted one of the best 25 graphic novels in print. He has collaborated with George Lucas (“Star Wars”), Lynn Johnston (“For Better or Worse”), Kevin Eastman (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) and many more artists from around the world to develop materials to encourage young people to read and create for success. The graphic novel workshop that Phil Yeh will present is designed to inspire budding artists and writers to create their own works. Yeh shares his evolution as a graphic novel writer and cartoonist while encouraging others to enter the field. Audiences will have a chance to work with him and participate in the cartooning process. Bring a sketchpad! Contact me for more information!
Don't be left out! The Teen Lounge has a brand new newsletter! Get a heads-up on all the latest teen news and events happening at Wood Library. Grab your own copy of the Teen Scene hot off the presses next time you visit the library.
Did someone say programs? Stop by Wood Library every month and check out...

Teen Cafe - Come every month and discover Wood Library's new and improved Teen Cafe! Play videogames and board games, surf the web, chow down on food, quench your thirst, study, and meet up with friends. Meets every second Thursday of every month (some exceptions: December 7). Bring food or a game to share!

Anime Club - Watch the hottest titles in Anime every month. Munch on delicious goodies and grab some free swag! Recommended for ages 13 and up. Have suggestions? Let me know about them!

Pizza & Pages Book Discussion Group - Enjoy a slice of pizza while you enjoy discussing a book! Next on the agenda is Walter Dean Meyers' Monster and then Uglies by Scott Westerfield.

Interested? Send me an email and I'll give you more info.

Hi and welcome to the very first post of Wood Library's new blog - the Teen Scene. Here you can find out what Wood Library is all about. What can Wood Library offer you? Hang out in the Teen Lounge as you browse the latest music CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, magazines, and videogames and also check out best-selling books. Chat with friends and surf the web using our free Wi-Fi and Internet access. Meet up with friends to work on homework projects or to find a quiet place to study. Attend different programs every month like Anime Club, the Teen Cafe, and Pizza & Pages Book Discussion Group and meet others who share the same interests. Research colleges and get the answers to your questions on financial aid. Still need help? Librarians are always on duty to help.
So what's this blog all about? It's simple. I want to get to know you better! I want to learn your interests, thoughts, and what I can do to make the Teen Lounge an even cooler place.