Sunday, January 22, 2012

Read a Galley or ARC

First, what is a Galley or ARC. They are advanced reader copies which have not yet been published -- preliminary versions of publications meant for review by authors, editors, and proofreaders

Any reader ages 12 to 18, in the New Milford area can participate in this project. Galley books are available in the Youth Department. You'll find a Teen Review form on the right top of this blog. Review forms can also be picked up in the Youth Department For helpful information on writing reviews, you might want to check out our tip sheet "Points to Ponder."

Copy the review form and fill it out. Either post it to COMMENTS or bring it to the library, children's department. Have Fun!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Simon Beaufoy Writing Hunger Games Sequel Catching Fire

Source: The Wrap
January 16, 2012

It's always a little strange when a sequel is greenlit before the first installment of a movie comes out, but that's what Lionsgate did with the sequel to the soon-to-be-released adaptation of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games, announcing a release date for its sequel Catching Fire last August.

That release date set was November 22, 2013, and now, The Wrap's "Deal Central" reports that Oscar-winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) has been hired to write the adaptation for Collins' second book. It also reports that Gary Ross who co-wrote and directed The Hunger Games (out March 23) is overseeing Beaufoy's work and has been confirmed to return as director for the sequel. Furthermore, they're confirming that four of the cast--Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson and Liam Hensworth--will also be returning, although that's probably not that strange since they all were likely to sign multi-picture deals, since that's standard operating procedure these days.

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Dotti Enderle

Thursday, January 12, 2012

One Hundred Percent Lunar Boy

Timur Bekmambetov Plans One Hundred Percent Lunar Boy
Source: Variety , Stephen Tunney

January 11, 2012

Timur Bekmambetov, through his Bazelevs Productions, plans to develop a big screen adaptation of Stephen Tunney's One Hundred Percent Lunar Boy. Variety has the word, saying that Edward Ricourt is attached to adapt the text. The novel is described as follows on the official site:

Two thousand years in the future, the Moon has become a run-down experiment in terraforming and colonization with a dusty patina and a bright red sky. To sixteen-year-old Hieronymus Rexaphin, it is the only world he has ever known until he meets a girl from Earth called Windows Falling on Sparrows, who is inexplicably drawn to him because of his special--some say dangerous--condition. Hieronymus is a One Hundred Percent Lunar Boy who can see the fourth primary color, which gives him the ability to see the future path of time and matter. To look into his eyes will cause madness or even death, authorities say, so he is forced to wear goggles at all times. The color of his eyes is against Lunar law, and some say against nature. After breaking the Moon s most serious law and exposing his eyes to the curious young Earth girl, Hieronymus embarks on a tremendous misadventure to protect his friends and save his family, and to escape exile and imprisonment on the far side of the moon.

At the moment Bekmambetov is only attached as a producer, though he could potentially direct the project as well. His next, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, hits theaters on June 22nd.

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Dotti Enderle

January YA Council 2012

The Council always gets first choice on all of the new books
and has lots of yummy snacks.

January YA Council
decided to hold an Origami Day in February 25th.
We made New Year's Resolutions to challenge our Reading.
We made cards for the participants in the March Special Olympics
and ended with an active game. Movie for February is Sherlock Holmes. This
will be February 10th.

Come join us for lots of fun.

Watch this--it's fun!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hunger Games Tickets on Sale--What Do You Think?

The Hunger Games Tickets to Go on Sale Feb. 22
Source: Lionsgate
January 9, 2012

Lionsgate announced today that tickets for the highly anticipated film The Hunger Games will go on advance sale on Wednesday, February 22, 2012. The film takes place during the 74th Annual Hunger Games, and today marks the celebration of 74 days until the film’s release, another milestone in the countdown to release following the successful #HungerGames100 Poster reveal across 100 websites on December 15th.

Fans can register for email or text alerts to remind them when tickets go on sale, and also RSVP for the event by clicking here. Tickets will be on sale on the 22nd at and

Opening March 23rd and based on Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel, The Hunger Games is directed by Gary Ross and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik.

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.

Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

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