Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Caption It! Contest Winner

Kiki at Northview is a winner for coming up with a better caption for this photo!
"This party will never end because it started in 1930!"

Good job, Kiki! Way to be creative!

We have had lots of great entries!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

New CDs in today!

In Rainbows by Radiohead

This album is amazing. I just saw Radiohead in concert a few weeks ago - and they truly delivered a great time. Their music is just the right amount of all elements that make an awesome CD to listen to. Try it - you won't be disappointed!

Mudcrutch - self titled

Mudcrutch was formed in 1970 by Tom Petty and Tom Leadon, who had been playing together in a band called the Epics. Mudcrutch's lineup consisted of Petty (bass and vocals), Tom Leadon (guitar and vocals), Randall Marsh (drums) and Mike Campbell (guitar). Leadon left the band in 1972 and was replaced by guitarist/vocalist Danny Roberts. Keyboardist Benmont Tench also joined the band. Much like The Beatles at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, Mudcrutch served as the house band at Dub's Lounge in its hometown of Gainesville, Florida. (From

Konvicted by Akon

Featuring the biggest hits in the past year!

Konk by The Kooks
Konk, the second album from indie pop starlets The Kooks, will appeal to those who enjoyed the catchier, hookier elements of their best-selling debut Inside In/Inside Out. For the band are more "pop" than "indie" this time around, and Konk is an overt attempt at winning even more chart-topping kudos: and it's not a bad attempt at that. Recorded over a six-week period at the end of 2007 (in Ray Davies' Konk Studios in London), the album's first single "Always Where I Need to Be" is as insouciantly catchy as a contemporary rock band can get, while tracks like opener "See the Sun," and "Mr. Maker", with its infectious hand claps, are equally accessible. There's tougher fare like "Sway", which show the boys can blast it when they want, but the album generally plays it safe, grappling (clumsily in places) with themes of love and sex, and revealing not a great deal of musical or lyrical depth in the process (see "Do You Wanna"). The album runs out of steam towards the end, and though fans of their earlier material will love it, fussier indie fans will probably point their ears towards something less contrived. --Danny McKenna

Reviews from Teens!

Hey everyone! Hope your summer went well! I can't believe it's already time to go back to school. . . are you looking forward to it or dreading it? Over the course of the Teen Summer Reading Club, we received some really great reviews - I will post them here.

Nowhere in Africa (MOVIE)
Caroline Link & Stefanie Zweig
4/5 Stars
REVIEW: This movie was about a Jewish family living in Germany that emigrated before WWII. They moved to Kenya, Africa to run a farm. Then shortly after they left, everything changed back in Germany. That’s when the Nazis attacked the Jews. Therefore everyone must arrange their lives in a new continent as turning back seems impossible.
Winston L. (Grade 7)

Big Shiny Tunes 12 (CD)
2/5 Stars
REVIEW: Most of the sons were screaming instead of singing except for one or two songs. I don’t like that kind of music.
Melissa M. (Grade 9)

Spy Smuggler (BOOK)
Jim Eldridge
5/5 Stars
REVIEW: A boy named Paul Lelaud lived in a French village, which’s the part the Nazis had occupied. His best friend was a Jew and was sent to a discrimination camp with her family. Therefore Paul decided to join the Resistance with his uncle and helped making schedule sending spies from Britain and, of course, fighting against Germany to free their country.
Winston L. (Grade 7)

To Catch a Pirate
Jade Parker
4 ½ / 5 Stars
REVIEW: I would recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure stories. I really like the main character “Annalisa”. She was determined, gentle-hearted, and brave. Annalisa was determined to save her father. She was willing to use her dowry money to buy a ship and become a pirate hunter. She was also gentle-hearted as she refused to let Nathaniel (her quartermaster) whip a pirate to gain information. She was brave as she took the whip right out of the hands of the man who Nathaniel had ordered to whip the pirate while she was sleeping. Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book.
Devon C. (Grade 8)

The School Story
Andrew Clements
3/5 Stars
REVIEW: I found it was an okay book. I found that some of his other books were better. A nice story about a girl who writes a book and wants to get it published. One I would change is to include the actual story in it.
Graham W. (Grade 7)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Do You Need Service Hours?

Do you need service hours for school? Teen Advisory Board has many to offer for you! Just come to our next meeting on Monday, September 8 at 6:00 PM in the Children's Department of the McLaughlin Library.

Don’t forget to bring your form for me to mark down your service hours.

We have a few things in the “works”:
· A Haunted House for kids ages 3+ (younger kids this time). Set up: Tuesday, October 14, Wednesday, October 15; Haunted House runs Thursday, October 16 from 4:30-7:30

· The library would like TAB to put together a Public Service Announcement commercial for the library, on why using the library is cool and the different things that can be done here. We have the camcorder to film it.

· Christmas party?

· Please bring a list of books, movies, and DVDS you would like the library to order to the next meeting.

Next meeting: Monday, Sept. 8 at 6:00 PM at McLaughlin branch

Please contact me at: (905) 579-6111 ext. 5238 if you have any questions, or at

Let’s have an awesome school year!