Tuesday, January 27, 2009

This Week at Watha T. Jan. 27-Feb 2.

Good Afternoon Neighbors!

I hope you're all enjoying the snowfall today. I know I certainly am. It finally feels like winter around here.

I apologize for not getting out last week's event calendar. I think I was suffering from Post-Inaugural stress for a few days there.

Here's what we've got in store for you this week at Watha T.

Tuesday, Jan. 27

10:00 Story Time
4:00 Tech Tuesday: Intro to Excel

Wednesday, Jan. 28

10:00 Rock Along with Casey
6:00 Chess Club
6:00 Classic Movie Night: the Sound of Music
7:30 Knitting Club

Friday, Jan 30

3:30 Karaoke

Saturday, Jan 31

10:00 Story Time and Crafts

Sunday, Feb 1

3:00 Fairy Tale Time with Nick

Monday, Feb 2

9:45 Mother Goose on the Loose with Eric
6:00 Lecture: Martin Luther King and the Beginnings of the Civil Rights Movement

Monday, January 12, 2009

This Week at Watha T. Jan. 12 - Jan. 21

Good Morning Neighbors!

Welcome to the extra long edition of this week at Watha T. Due to the upcoming holiday we've got to stretch this week's calendar of events all the way to next Wednesday.

Monday, Jan. 12

3:30 - Homework Help with Capitol Letters Writing Center
6:00 - Genealogy III, advanced research methods

Tuesday, Jan. 13

10:00 - Story Time with Eric
4:00 - Tech Tuesday

Wednesday, Jan. 14

10:00 - Rock Along with Casey
6:00 - Chess Club
7:30 - Open Knitting Group

Friday, Jan. 16

3:30 - Anime Club presents Bleach

Saturday, Jan. 17

10:00 - Story Time with Nick

Sunday, Jan. 18

2:00 - Sunday Stories with Nick: Fairy Tales

Monday, Jan. 19

Closed for observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Closed for the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama

Wednesday, Jan. 21

10:00 - Rock Along with Casey
6:00 - Chess Club
7:00 - Urban Fiction Book Club with Towanda

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Hot Picks

We've added a new widget for those of you looking for something a little more daring than the average novel. Check out Towanda's Hot Picks for a list of great new urban fiction titles, or if you want to browse, come inside and look for the shelf, right next to the door.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

New Books for Teens

This week has been very exciting for our collection of books for teens, as we've been getting tons of new books from some of the best authors around. Here's a quick rundown of three of our newest titles:

Skinned, by Robin Wasserman - The first book in a new trilogy, this is the story of a young girl named Lia Khan, who, after nearly dying in an tragic accident, isn't quite a young girl named Lia Khan anymore... or is she? Taking its cue from the cyberpunk movement and the speculative fiction of Phillip K. Dick, the book takes on the questions of death and identity, the places technology can take us, and whether these are places we want to go.

Shifty, by Lynn E. Hazen - Soli is a fifteen-year-old boy who has spent his life drifting from one foster home to another; always in trouble, always an outsider. Now, he's trying his best to keep out of it, but it seems that trouble is determined to follow him wherever he goes. Hazen's writing is as real as it is quirky, full of wry humor and keen insight into the head of a boy trying to find his way in a world which has already written him off.

Planet Pregnancy, by Linda Oatman High - This free-verse novel tells the story of Sahara, a sixteen-year-old girl living in Texas who discovers that she's become pregnant. Sahara's story is one of turmoil and transformation as she comes to terms with the immensity of the changes this news wreaks on her life. Even more compelling for its simple eloquence, Planet Pregnancy is a must-read story of personal growth and social awareness.

Monday, January 5, 2009

This Week at Watha T. January 5-11

Good Morning Neighbors!

Are you ready for the first knitting group of the year? I know I am. I've got 3 projects on my plate that I've got to get done for people while it's still cold out. Wish me luck.

Here's what we've got going on this week at Watha T.

Monday, Jan. 5

3:30: Homework Help with Capitol Letters Writing Center

Tuesday, Jan. 6

10:00: Story Time with Eric
4:00: Tech Tuesday: PC Basics

Wednesday, Jan. 7

10:00: Rock Along
6:00: Chess Club
6:00: Big Kid Movie Night: Bambi

Friday, Jan. 9

3:30: Anime Club: Bleach

Saturday, Jan. 10

10:00: Story Time with Eric

Sunday, Jan. 11

2:00: Sunday Stories with Nick: The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Saturday, January 3, 2009

New Books for the New Year

Have you made a resolution to read for pleasure more this year? We can help.

Check out our New Arrivals section to the left for a great selection of titles to help you kick off the new year. This week we have a little of everything, from Ella March Chase's Elizabethan intrigues in The Virgin Queen's Daughter to the futuristic thrill of Scott Rigler's latest novel, Contagious. If you're looking for light-hearted fun, don't miss Nose Down, Eyes Up, a canine comedy by Merrill Markoe.