Friday, June 26, 2009

Summer Programs

Check out and Register for our Summer Programs

July 8th Photoshop Workshop/Photocontest

learn photoshop basics with former Oprah photo editor, Dianna Baros. Put your skills to the Test in our Wacky Photo contest. Laptops welcome.

July 15th Anime Workshop
Learn Anime Basics with graphic artist Heather Krumm

July 22nd Wii Wednesday

Join us for an afternoon of music fun with the Wii

July 29th Monolopy Tournament
Go for the silver in this annual event

August 5 Project Runway

Create and model recycled fashion statements

August 12th Design a Dessert

Back by popular demand--who will create this years culinary masterpiece?

Programs are free and open to students coming out of 5th through 12th grades. All programs require registration which begins June 29th. Visit, register online or call the library 355-1191 ext 204

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Team Jacob or Team Edward

Attention Team Jacob: Little, Brown has revealed their cover for the movie tie-in edition of New Moon, which features an exclusive image from the Twilight franchise's second film. Taylor Lautner fans should certainly pick up more than a few copies (Those arms! That smoldering stare! Remember, he's only 17!). As for Team Edward...well, at least the image proves that the moon is not, in fact, made of green cheese.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Pulse It--Free Books

Join Simon and Schuster's Pulse It program for teens, read free books, post a Review, win prizes.

Enjoy your summer and READ

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Stockmarket Winners


New Milford Public Library won First and Second Place in their region for the Fall 2009 Stockmarket Game
and First, Second and Third Place for the Spring 2009.

Way to Go!!
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Monday, June 15, 2009

Love You, Hate You, Miss You

Watch the Book Trailer for Elizabeth Scott's New Book.
Love You, Hate You, Miss You

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Job Ideas for Teens

Job ideas for teens

With summer vacation almost here, many of you are looking for ways to earn money.

Baby-sitting isn’t the only job for teens. Here are some job ideas you can do this vacation to make it a meaningful one and so you will know how rewarding it is to earn your own money, if only for a little while now.

1. Cleaning service. – nobody likes doing household chores—unless they’re getting paid! This is a great idea to get you used in doing household chores. Think of it this way, you’re learning while you’re earning some money.


2. Computer tutor – if you’re somewhat techie and knows enough about computers to tutor younger kids on learning the basics and more advanced stuff about using the computer and the Internet, this would be the perfect job for you to do. You don’t even have to exert much effort because you’ll be teaching from your own stock knowledge.

3. Pet-sitting service – if you’ve experienced baby-sitting before, then this wouldn’t be too much of a new experience for you. A lot of families are going out on vacations nowadays because it’s the holidays, and most of the time, they can’t just bring their pets with them nor can they leave them unattended at home. Pet-sitting is fun and the pets are usually adorable. Just be sure to know the necessary information about the pet and you ask questions about possible risks before doing this.

4. Delivery service - you can work part-time at your mom or dad’s office as a messenger or do little errands for their officemates. You can also do it for your neighbors. It’s a great opportunity to use your skates or bike, and it’s so much fun going to different places doing a sort of favor for the neighbors.

5. Academic tutor – if you know you’re smart in more than one are, then don’t be afraid to share that knowledge. You can tutor the younger kids in your block or a friend’s kid sister or brother. If you’re very good at playing an instrument, you can widen your clientele to fellow teens and even adults.

6. Lots of older people or people that don't have enough time need someone to do chores. How about lawn mowing, weeding, painting.

Summer vacation should not only be about spending money and going to amusement parks and malls, and having parties all the time. You should also take it as an opportunity to develop yourself as an individual who will be an adult soon. Remember, learning shouldn’t stop just because school has.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Anime & Manga sites

Sign up for our Anime Drawing Class with graphic artist Heather Krum
July 15th at 3:30 at New Milford Public Library.
Take out selections from our LARGE graphic novel selection!!

My favorite manga review sites that are maintained by reviewers I've come to trust include the following:

Precocious Curmudgeon (David Welsh)

The Manga Critic (Katherine Dacey)

Manga Recon (Melinda Beasi and Michelle Smith specifically, but the other reviewers there are good, too)

For manga news, more than reviews (although those are there, too), you might look at Deb Aoki's site at

And Brigid Alverson does an amazing job of rounding up the rest of the manga reviews found online at MangaBlog

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Mary-Kate Olsen Turns Beastly

Source: Variety June 4, 2009

CBS Films has cast Mary-Kate Olsen opposite Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer in the teen romance film Beastly.

Daniel Barnz is directing from his own script, in which Olsen's character places a curse on a handsome egocentric young man (Pettyfer), who's physically transformed into everything he despises.

The story is based on Alex Flinn's fantasy novel, a retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" set in modern-day New York.

Shooting starts June 13 in Montreal.