Thursday, December 8, 2011

We have Freegal!

Freegal is a free music downloading service providing popular MP3 music for Clifton Library patrons. All you need is your Clifton Library card number and pin and you can start downloading 3 songs a week from Freegal. Visit our homepage www.cliftonpl.org and click on the Freegal icon or the banner on the bottom of the page to begin.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Nerds, Models and Steampunk

Nerd Girls by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
“I’m not just un-cool; I’m anti-cool. I mean, I even know how to properly use a semicolon in a sentence. What could be more pathetic than that?” Eighth grader Maureen is well aware she’s a dork and will never be a member of the ThreePees (the pretty, popular, perfect girls) but she’s not the only outcast at Grover Park Middle School. Allergy Alice can’t be near a mango without turning into a walking rash or eat wheat without her vision going blurry; and then there’s beanpole Barbara who has made embarrassing herself in front of the whole school a skill. All three thought they were destined to roam the halls alone until Maureen discovers the ThreePees plan of sitting next to Alice and eating all the foods she’s allergic to. She decides enough is enough and the three team up to take revenge on the ThreePees.
Modelland by Tyra Banks
Tookie De La Crème is not the ideal candidate for entrance into Modelland but in a blink of an eye her world is turned upside down. Tookie is given a chance to join the elite Intoxibellas (famous, worshipped, and magical) an opportunity given only to seven girls every year. Tookie knows she doesn’t belong there so why was she and three other unlikely girls thrown into this world. Rumors race through Modalland as Tookie and the others battle their way through the rigorous trials of Catwalk Corridor and Thigh-High Boot Camp. Will Tookie find the truth before it’s too late?!
The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
In an alternate version of 1897 England where supernatural powers, androids and criminal automations are commonplace; sixteen year old supernaturally gifted orphan Finley Jayne is recruited to join forces with Griffin King in his investigation of the criminal mastermind The Machinist. In an instant Finley is taken away from the gas lit streets and her fellow orphans Emily (supernaturally gifted), Sam (part robot) and Jasper (an American Cowboy hiding dark secrets of his own) and thrust into a dangerous game where loyalties will be tested

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

National Gaming Day

In celebration of National Gaming Day you are invited to the Main Library on Sat. Nov 12 from 2-4pm for some board game fun. Teens, children and families are all invited to socialize and have some fun.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Light Painting

Check out the amazing photos our teens and photographer Rachel Darley created at last Thursday's Light Painting Program for Teen Read Week.
Rachel Darley Photography

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Teen Read Week

The Clifton Public Library will celebrate Teen Read Week™ (October 16-22, 2011) with a special photography event! Teens ages 11-17 are invited to join us at the Main Memorial Library, Thursday October 20 at 7 P.M., for a light painting workshop with local photographer Rachel Darley.
Light painting is a photographic technique that uses a light source such as a flashlight to write in the air, draw a design or create an epic wizarding battle which then can be captured by the photographer by slowing the shutter speed of the camera. You can see an example of light painting by visiting Mrs. Darley’s photography blog: http://www.blogthejourney.com/2008/07/painting-with-light.html
Registration is not required. Please bring a flashlight.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Teen Book Review

Name: Gissel Age: 12
Book Title: Where The Red Fern Grows
Author: Wilson Rawls
Review: This book is about a boy who wants to train his dogs to be the best hunting team in Cherokee country.
I would recommend it to a friend because she likes adventure and suspense and I think she would love Where The Red Fern Grows.
Rating:
X 4 Stars- I Loved It!
_  3 Stars- It Was Good
_  2 Stars- It Was Okay
_  1 Star- Meh, I've Read Better
_ 0 Stars- Horrible!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Teen Book Review

Name: Daidan Age: 11
Book Title: The Recruit
Author: Robert Muchemore
Review: "The Recruit by Robert Muchemore was an awesome book. It had adventure, comedy, romance, and a new kind of genre. This book made me want to read more. It was probably like the best book I ever read."
Librarian note: The Recruit is the first title in the CHERUB Series [YA FIC MUC]
Rating:
X 4 Stars-I Loved It!
_ 3 Stars- It Was Good
_ 2 Stars- It Was Okay
_ 1 Star - Meh, I've Read Better
_ 0 Stars- Horrible!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hunger Games Movie Trailer

A sneak peak at the upcoming Hunger Games movie is now available. Click on the following link to see the trailer: Hunger Games Movie Trailer

Monday, August 8, 2011

World Bingo

Try your luck with a game of bingo! Join us Tuesday, Aug. 9th from 2-3PM for some fun and great prizes. This event is for ages 11-17.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Teen Book Review

Book Title: Viola in Reel Life
Author: Adriana Trigiani
Teen Reviewer: Adriana (age 15)
Tell us about the book. Would you recommend it to a friend?
Viola in Reel Life talks about a 14 year old girl who loves filmmaking and is sent to boarding school by her parents after living in Brooklyn her whole life. She is at first very negative about it but with time she learns to have an independent experience. I think the book needed more spice to it and to the way it was narrated.
Rating:
     4 Stars~ I loved it!
     3 Stars~ It was good
X  2 Stars~ It was okay
     1 Star ~ Meh, I've read better
     0 Stars~ Horrible!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Harry Potter Cupcakes

In celebration of the final Harry Potter Movie Release we'll be decorating cupcakes to look like Harry himself! Following the decorating you'll get a chance to test your Harry Potter knowledge with some challenging trivia! This magical event will take place Tuesday July 12th at 2PM, please sign-up at the Reference Desk of the Main Library.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Teen Book Review

Book Title: The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall
Author: Mary Downing Hahn
Teen Reviewer: Mariam (age 12)
Tell us about the book? Would you recommend it to a friend?
"I definitely loved the thrilling story. It gives you the chill on your spine which scares you through the whole book. I recommend it to all those ghost book lovers, but BEWARE for ghosts!!"
Rating:
X 4 Stars-I Loved it!
    3 Stars-It was good
    2 Stars-It was okay
    1 Star -Meh, I've read better
    0 Stars- Horrible!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Teen Craft

Hey Teens! Come to the Main Library, Monday June 27th from 2-3pm for our summer teen craft hour. We'll be creating Chinese New Year Lucky Envelopes and Chopstick Frames. Don't forget to sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program and enter to win great prizes just for reading. For more information visit the Reference Desk or call the library at 973-772-5500.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

You Are Here 2011 Teen Summer Reading Program

This summer for the first time the Clifton Public Library will have a Teen Summer Reading Program. The program will be for readers ages 12-17, with each completed week of reading you'll receive a a raffle ticket to fill out which will be entered into the grand prize drawing. We're also offering weekly contests and teen summer programs. Sign up will begin June 20th, visit the Reference Desk at the Main Memorial Library to receive your reading log.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Zombified!

May is Zombie Appreciation Month and we have some great books to celebrate!


You can make your own zombies using "Zombie Felties: How to Raise 16 Gruesome Felt Creatures from the Undead" Y 746.0463 TED


Adventure, romance and some slaying can be found in these Zombified Novels.

"Zombie Blondes" by Brian James Y FIC JAM
"Infinity" by Sherrilyn Kenyon Y FIC KEN
"I Kissed a Zombie and I Liked It by Adam Selzer" Y FIC SEL
"Death Collector" by Justin Richards Y FIC RIC   

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

New Non-fiction in YA

Two new titles have been added to the non-fiction collection in YA.

What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens 331.70208CHR can help you discover yourself and your future goals. If life is making you feel overwhelmed and a little lost give this title a try.

Codes & Cheats 794.8COD This book contains over 18,000 cheat codes for games on Xbox, Xbox360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PSP, Playstation 2 and 3. So if you find yourself stuck on that one level and can't get past it, stop by the library and pick up this book.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Hunger Games Movie!

Hey Hunger Games fans! Two new characters have been cast for the upcoming Hunger Games movie. Newcomers Dayo Okeniyi and Amandla Stenberg have been cast as District 11's Thresh and Rue.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Movie Time!

Hey teens come enjoy your Spring Break with us at the library. Join us this Friday, April 15th, for a showing  of "Disney's The Sorcerer's Apprentice" in the Main Library at 2PM. Snacks will be provided. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Visit Your Favorite Authors On The Web

Did you know that your favorite young adult authors can be found online? You can visit their sites to get sneak previews of new novels their working on, enter giveaways they may be offering to their fans or any other fun activities they might have posted.

Heather Brewer author of The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series http://www.heatherbrewer.com/
Alex Flinn author of Beastly and Cloaked http://www.alexflinn.com/
Beth Fantaskey author of Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side http://www.bethfantaskey.com/
Darren Shan author of the Cirque Du Freak series and Demonata series http://www.darrenshan.com/
Anthony Horowitz author of the Alex Rider series http://www.alexrider.com/

Saturday, March 26, 2011

New Paranormal in YA

Once In A Full Moon [2011] Ellen Schreiber
Schrieber, author of Vampire Kisses, shifts her focus from the living dead to werewolves in her newest paranormal romance.

Unearthly [2011] Cynthia Neely
Angel-human hybrids walk the earth and all have a special purpose. 16-year-old Clara must find her "purpose" all while navigating the life of a typical teenager. This is the first book in a new trilogy.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Research & Writing

Have a report to write and you have no idea where to begin? Try this amazing guide from Internet Public Library, http://www.ipl.org/div/aplus/. Here you'll find a step by step guide on how to begin researching so you can stop procrastinating and get that paper started.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Award Winning Reads

This year's award winners have been announced!
                                      
                                      2011 Printz Award

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Runners up: Stolen by Lucy Christopher, Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King, Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick and Nothing by Janne Teller








                                       2011 William C. Morris
                                       YA Debut Award
The Freak Observer by Blythe Woolston
Runners up: Hush by Eishes Chayil, Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey, Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride and Crossing the Tracks by Barbara Stuber