Are you hanging on to your old Legos?

3 03 2010

You know you played with Legos when you were younger. Heck, maybe you still do! And why not? Legos are amazingly creative and fun toys that allow you to build entire worlds.

Well, for those of you with sets of Legos sitting in the corners of your rooms or backs of your closets collecting dust because you just can’t bear to throw them away — here’s the perfect solution. The Bowie Branch Library is starting a Lego Club for kids ages 6-12. It will meet every Thursday afternoon in July and August. But, they need your help. The program needs donations of Legos:

  • Lego Starter Sets
  • Basic Bricks
  • Toy Story
  • Star Wars
  • Creator
  • any other Lego toys

The sets do not have to be complete, but they should be relatively clean and in good condition. Donations can be dropped off at the Children’s Department of the Bowie Branch Library.


Last book in “Hunger Games” trilogy

16 02 2010

Something to think about for those of you who may still be snowbound… Scholastic has announced the last title in the Hunger Games trilogy. It will be called Mockingjay, and the cover appears to your left.

For those who have read the series, you are familiar with the image of the mockingjay that appears on all three covers. But this last is by far the brightest of the the three and the bird appears in flight. What could it mean? Find out when the book is released on August 24!

Inkpop – for aspiring authors…

3 02 2010

Do you have dreams of being a writer someday? Have you been looking for feedback on your work? Well, look no further!

Major publisher HarperCollins has just launched an online community called Inkpop that brings together teen lit hopefuls with readers and publishing professionals. The social networking site aims to “spotlight aspiring authors and the readers who provide the positive springboard for feedback.” Not only that, but there is an editorial board who will read those pieces that get the most votes and decide who will ultimately land a publishing contract. Very awesome.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Movie Trailer

25 01 2010

Audition news!

13 01 2010

Happy New Year and welcome back!

Here’s some info for all you singers, performers and spotlight-lovers: Fox’s hit show Glee will be back for Season 2 and is holding open auditions for three new roles. Awesome. Be sure to keep an eye on their official web site for more details.

In the meantime, you can find Glee soundtracks and a DVD in our catalog (bet you didn’t expect that, huh?)

Keep your lips off!

18 12 2009

A movie theater in the UK has banned girls from kissing, hugging or otherwise engaging in any sort of public displays of affection with a life-size cardboard cutout of Twilight star Robert Pattinson. Why, you ask? Because of the spread of germs, silly! Who wants to say they caught swine flu from Edward Cullen? Well, if you put it that way…

Holiday Gifts for Teens

10 12 2009

The Daily Grommet Blog has compiled their own Gift Guide for Teens with some pretty interesting ideas on it. Here are some of my favorites:

Slacklining is the sport of walking a small, flat nylon rope between two points. It is practiced in the backyard, on college campuses and city parks, and even 3000 feet above the ground.” All I have to say is – sounds awesome.

Are you constantly dropping your phone, iPod or PDA? Then the OtterBox is for you. This little guy is designed to protect like nothing else – with rugged good looks to boot 🙂

This is probably my favorite thing on the whole list. I just love the idea of being able to make your own soda (or seltzer if that’s your thing). With SodaStream, you just use regular tap water, add some flavor and BAM! The little magic thingy adds the bubbles. Pretty cool.

So, what are you guys asking for this year, hmmmm?