Thursday, October 30, 2008

My wishes were answered...

This is funny, library-related AND appropriate.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Libraries featured...

I am always on the lookout for library or book related bands, music videos, music lyrics, Youtube videos, etc. So far, I know about Harry and the Potters, the Belle and Sebastian album Books, the band the Books, Green Day's song At the Library and many, many more. Here's the Green Day video.

Help me find some more!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Yellow Jackets

Wednesday night a teeny group of HNHS students and I went to see the play Yellow Jackets at the Berkeley Rep. It was a fabulous experience. The play was thought provoking and definitely great to see a second time. The issues were fairly universal for anyone who works in or attends a school in the Bay Area with incredible diversity. Each of the characters had strong personalities and points about the experiences they were having. The range of topics raised ran from the Holocaust to tracking in schools to institutional racism. Whew. Heavy. It sparked great conversation with the students.

The best part came when we stalked the actors after the show. They were generous with their time and talked with us for at least a half an hour.

If any students out there want to come next time come see me in the library. If we can get 10 students to go, the tickets will only be $15!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

This one goes out to the librarians...

Hey BAISL-ers... Here's the link to Hecka Tight Reads with Rachel and Julia.

Review sources mentioned:
Some are librarians, some are young readers, some are less young readers... all are interesting. In my further exploration of this, there are many, many folks out there blogging about YA fiction. Reviewer X has a GIANT list of these folks' blogs on her blogroll. Other folks do as well. These are the ones that I follow regularly in my Google Reader and like. Explore at will!

Favorite Teenage Angstbooks: Book Reviews
Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists!
Alternative Teen Services » YA Books
Crazy Quilts
ALAN Online
Bookshelves of Doom
The Chick Manifesto
Young Adult Book Bloggers

Here are the two student review blogs:
Reviewer X
And Another Book Read
WORD for teens