Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Staff Book Review

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 
by Seth Grahame-Smith, 2010

Book Description: While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. 

Judging by the cover, I thought "this book is going to be awesome." If only this version of Abe's life were true! There is so much history intertwined with the aspect of vampires that I started to lose track of what was fiction: of course there are vampires! And obviously, Abraham Lincoln would be a perfect vampire hunter!
There's also pictures. Of vampires. At least, that's what fictional Abe wants you to think by putting them in his "journal." The author just placed vampire happenings into Abraham Lincoln's journals and somehow it makes sense. 
Since it has recently become popular to take classic literature and add the supernatural to it, this title stands out above the rest.  It is a slow read because of all the history, but worth the time. Highly recommended for grades 9-12.

Reviewed by Miss Theresa

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Prom Basket Drawing for Teens

Prom season is approaching so we've put together a Prom Basket for teens! Jot down your name, phone number or e-mail address on the entry form and drop it in the box located in the Young Adult Room for a chance to win!

Or follow and Direct Message the Pemberton Library on Twitter! You can enter for your friends, too!

In addition to the book Prom Nights from Hell, a compilation of short stories by your favorite popular authors, here's what else you'll get:

  • May 2010 issue of Seventeen magazine
  • glitter nail polish
  • lip gloss
  • necklace
  • earrings
  • 3 pairs of sparkly bobby pins
  • glamour eyelashes
 Drawing will be held May 28th!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Teen Advisory Board

Teens ages 12-18 years will have their opportunity to earn volunteer hours by becoming a member of the Pemberton Library's Teen Advisory Board. 
We need your ideas and suggestions for teen programs and young adult materials, such as books, magazines, video games, etc! It's your library so have your voice heard! 

Did we mention it looks good on a college application?

Join us the 1st Wednesday or each month, starting Wednesday, May 5th from 7:00-8:00 pm. Refreshments will be served. 

Sign up now on the Events Calendar!

For more information, contact Miss Theresa at 609-893-8262 or e-mail her at