Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Parade

 The Annual Halloween Parade at the Library for the little ones was a success! Children ages 1-5 years old came dressed in costume and  joined us for a parade around the library! They received treats along the way and had a great time!

Check out the pictures from the event:


Monday, October 25, 2010

Staff Book Review

Get hooked again: simple steps to crochet more cool stuff
by Kim Werker, 2007

Book Description:  Everyone got hooked on Get Hooked, the first book from the coolest craft instructor ever, Kim Werker. Now even more girls can join the crochet crowd with Get Hooked Again. Simple, step-by-step instructions show exactly how to get started. Then the new crafters are ready for patterns-but these aren't any patterns. Those weird sweaters, bizarre afghans, & toilet-paper covers that look like Barbie's skirt? Forget them. Get Hooked Again lights up those crochet hooks with Ruby Slippers, a Gidget Bucket Hat, a Camo bag, pillows and much more. These patterns are so exciting and so "I want one!" that it's hard to choose. But why stop at one anyway? Make 'em all, wear 'em all, then make them and gift them all over again. It's a chain reaction that just won't quit!

I know this title is already 3 years old, but I just discovered it, so it is new to me! I really liked the first book, Get Hooked, and immediately put this title on hold when I saw another branch had it on their shelf. Get Hooked Again features new projects to crochet, which we will be doing in Knit/Crochet Club here at the library soon. 

Yarn Info!
As usual with crochet and knitting books, Get Hooked Again starts with crochet instructions, abbreviations and yarn information. This is a kid & teen-friendly book with vibrant pictures of projects and how-tos. I'm always looking for crochet and knitting books with great picture instructions to recommend to beginners that come to Knit/Crochet Club and I would highly recommend this title, as well as Get Hooked. My favorite part about this book is "How to read a yarn label" in the yarn section before the reader gets into the instructions.

I also loved how the projects are labeled by stitches used instead of the usual "beginner", "intermediate", "advanced", etc. Listed before each project are the different stitched used in the project such as "chain, slip stitch, double crochet..." which is easier to know if you can proceed with the project before learning a new stitch. For example, if you don't know how to double crochet and need to for a project, just check out the step-by-step colorful pictures of the stitch in the Instructions section of the book. 

Reviewed by Miss Theresa

So if you want to learn how to crochet, you don't have to be a kid or teen to check out this book. Pemberton Library doesn't have a copy, so get your library card ready and put it on hold and have it sent to the library of your choice to be picked up!

Don't forget about our weekly Knit/Crochet Club! We meet Monday nights at 6:30 pm in the Children's Area. Bring your own size 10 knitting needles or G/H crochet hook to get started on a project.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Adult Book Discussion

October's pick
Did you know that the Pemberton Community Library hosts a monthly book discussion group for adults? 

Every third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm, you'll be sure to find a group of book lovers ready to discuss the current month's book pick, lead by Sharon, Adult Reference Librarian. New members are always welcome! This month's pick is To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee. We'll be finishing the movie and discussing the book and the movie. 

Get ready for next month's meeting by checking out a copy of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel Jane Eyre. Next month's Adult Book Discussion will be on Tuesday, November 16th at 7:00 pm.

December's Adult Book Discussion will be held on Tuesday, December 21 at 7:00 pm and we'll be discussing Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls. Reserve your copy today!

Sign up for any Adult Book Discussion or any other programs at the library on our Events Calendar. Happy Reading!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Teen Read Week 2010

Celebrate Teen Read Week at the Pemberton Community Library starting Sunday, October 17th-Saturday, October 23! The theme this year is "Books with Beat @ Your Library." The members of the Pemberton Library Teen Advisory Board (TAB) came up with a contest called "Design a Mustache!" Teens ages 12-18 years can enter to win a drawing for a $15 iTunes gift card-all you have to do is give the pumpkin a face & mustache and return it to the Children's Information Desk by Friday, November 5th.  All entries will be put into a drawing and the winner will be notified on Saturday, November 6th.

Print out the contest sheet or pick one up on the Teen Read Week display at the library! Just make sure you return it by Friday, November 5th to be eligible to win! Good luck!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Library Closed for Columbus Day

All branches of the Burlington County Library System will be CLOSED on Monday, October 11, 2010 for Columbus Day. 

Branches will re-open for regular hours on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 10:00 am. 

The main library in Westampton will be open on Monday from 9:00 am-5:00 pm.


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Popular Series Shelf

The Children's Area has a new section dedicated to Popular Easy Series! 

You can now locate those hard-to-find easy paperbacks like Dora the Explorer, Caillou, Spongebob Squarepants, Thomas the Tank Engine and more on our easy to spot Popular Series Shelf!

Complete listing of what you can find on the Popular Series shelf!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Staff Book Review

Torment: a Fallen novel
by Lauren Kate, 2010

Book Description: Love Never Dies. Now that she's found him, Luce can hardly bear to be separated from Daniel, but he tells her he must go. Daniel is hunting down the immortals who want to kill Luce. Luce is hidden at Shoreline, a school with unusually gifted students: Nephilim, the offspring of fall angels and humans. 
There, Luce learns what the Shadows are, and how she can use them as her windows on her previous lives. Yet the more Luce learns, the more she realizes that Daniel hasn't told her everything. He's hiding something-something dangerous. 
What if Daniel's version of the past isn't the truth? And what if Luce is really meant to be with someone else?

If you have read the first in this series, Fallen, you've probably been waiting impatiently for Torment like I have. If you haven't read it yet, you won't be disappointed when you do! I read it in a day. Couldn't put it down. So many questions from the first book were answered and more questions replaced them that I'm assuming will be answered in the third book, Passion, due out Summer 2011. (eek! Such a long time to wait!)  My favorite part about the book is the main character, Luce. She has been reincarnated so many times, only to die when she finds and falls in love with Daniel, a fallen angel. Weird and unfortunate, I know. 
But in this life, she hasn't died... 

You can tell in Fallen that Luce has some grit to her and she doesn't disappoint in Torment. She stands up for herself and refuses to accept her situation. The girl has guts and this is the reason, I felt, that makes this life of Luce's different from her past lives.  I like main characters with guts. Who doesn't?

Obviously, Torment is strongly recommended by me, given that you read Fallen first. In the meantime, I know I will be anxiously counting down the days until Passion is published...

Recommended for Grades 7-12.

You can follow author Lauren Kate on Twitter and you can get updates from her website and Facebook!

Get your library card ready and click here to put Fallen and Torment on hold at your branch of the Burlington County Library System!

Reviewed by Miss Theresa