Friday, October 20, 2006

Come sit in our new chairs at Bayview

Come sit in our brand new chairs! Rock back & forth in them.

Here's Sherry in the red one. Comfy.

Here are two teens, who will remain anonymous, enjoying Japanese comics.

This could be you!!!!!!!!

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Friday, October 13, 2006

Everyday is Halloween

October is Halloween time. The holiday is my favorite celebration of the year, though this year I may skip wearing a costume to work. Last year I was the only one dressed in my holiday finest--a cowboy outfit- at the library.
Halloween is more than just costumes and candy! It is also about BOOKS. (well, okay it is a stretch, but there are many great books out there that are perfect Halloween reads)

Deadhouse: Life in a Coroner's Office
by John Temple

Don't read this book after lunch (or dinner or breakfast) like I did. A very gruesome account of working in the coroner's office. Learn why some bodies bloat after death and some shrivel.

Jack the Ripper
by Rosinsky

Follow in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper. A great unsolved mystery of some of the most vicious killings to hit London, England

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid: The Book of Scary Urban Legends
by Jan Haroid Brunvand

Revisit these classic urban legends. Tell them to a friend or scare yourself late at night...just remember they are legends. Though I do know a guy who has a sister that was the girl that.....

When Plague Strikes: The Black Death, Smallpox, AIDS
by James Cross Giblin

Be Afraid: Tales of Horror
by Edo Van Belkom

A book of short stories that will make you look under the bed and in your closet before going to sleep at night. (and don't forget to peek behind the shower curtain, that is always a good place for someone to hide)

The Creek
by Jennifer Holm

by MT Anderson

by Scott Westerfeld

Read this book!

Have you read these books? post your comments. Have a favorite scary book? Post it!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Bored With School?

Bored with school? So soon? Well put some excitement back in your life. At the San Francisco Public Library the fun never stops! And I am not talking about books. From airbrushing T-shirts to an opportunity to meet the editors of Shojo Beat Magazine, here at SFPL we provide the cure for a bad case of the school boredoms.

TEEN READ WEEK Passport to Teen Programs
Get active! Travel! Get a passport to teen programs. During Teen Read Week, October 16th to October 21st, pick up your passport at any library branch. Get your passport stamped when you attend a teen library program. Fill in your passport with stamps and turn it in at select locations for a free long-distance calling card!! You'll also be entered in a raffle to win free travel on Sothwest Airlines!
October 15-21, 2006
All library locations
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The Art of the Tee
restyle and remake a T-shirt into some wearable art
Oct 5th 4-6pm
Fisher Children's Center Main library
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Teen Tuesday: TAG A T-SHIRT
airbrush your tag on a t-shirt. We give you the t-shirt!
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 4-6pm
Excelsior Branch
4400 Mission ST / 355-2868
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come and meet the editors of everyones favorite manga magazine
Wednesday, Oct. 11th, 4-5pm
Portola Branch
2450 San Bruno Ave. / 355-5660

Poetry Writing for Teens
a ten-week class for teens. Learn the craft of poetry and share your work with others. Classes taught by WritersCorps.
Wednesdays, October 18- December 20, 4-6pm
3rd Floor Conference room, Main Library
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Knit Happens! Teen Knitting Club
learn to knit or just hang out with other knitters. We talk, knit and have some fun.
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2-4pm
Children's Creative Center, Main Library, 2nd Floor
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Through the Eyes of a Mask
Explore the age old mystery of how a mask transforms you into something else. Create a mask
October 21, 1-5pm
Ortega Branch / 355-5700
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Chinatown Zine
The bilingual online teen zine. Fridays at 3:30pm and saturdays at 1:00pm
Chinatown Branch / 355-2888