Got fangs??? We do. And we have enough for you and all your friends, too. The Eastern Avenue Branch Library will be hosting a Breaking Dawn Party on Friday, July 20 from 6-8 pm. There will be fangs for all, cool crafts, yummy snacks, Twilight Saga trivia, werewolf relay races, soundtrack fun, and prizes galore. Breaking Dawn is the final installment of the best selling Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer, which have also become blockbuster titles on the big screen. You can always check out the books and movies from any local library to hold you over ’til party time. Call DPL today at 563-326-7832 to register for this fun teen event!
First thing I did when I got home last night? I curled up with a brand spanking new copy of Twilight: The Graphic Novel Volume 1. And it was awesome.
It has been awhile since I read the first book, so I can’t make a judgment call on how faithful the graphic novel was to the original text but there was one big change that surprised me: I actually liked Bella. What?! I didn’t like Bella in the book?! Weeeeelll, I didn’t not like her exactly–I just found her attitude towards other females extremely annoying. However, something about the way Young Kim draws her expressions makes her totally adorable in the Graphic Novel! Oh, and her crazy voluptuous, shiny hair is utterly captivating.
Now on the flipside, I found Edward less likeable when in graphic form; he kinda looks like the token jerk from a late 80′s after school program.
Overall, Kim’s work is fantastic: the variation in line texture, the soft photographic backdrops, and the subtle, poignant color changes give the graphic novel incredible feeling. Swoon, can you hear my heart beating?! I can’t wait for Volume 2!
Just one week ago the Fairmount library was full of dozens of teen Twilight Saga fans as they participated in our New Moon Party festivities. Last year we held a Twilight party just prior to the movie release, this year we did the same for New Moon, and we’re already planning for next year’s Eclipse party which will be held before it’s theatrical debut in 2010.
Our biggest dilemma for next year’s party is which life-size cardboard cutout to get. I’ve heard a few rumblings that we must have a Jacob one. We must. The Edward cutout we had for this year seemed to be a GIANT hit. He did a little crowd surfing during the party and we were all amazed by the frenzied screaming and grabbing that the fans displayed even over the cardboard Edward. I can’t imagine the mania that ensues when Robert Pattinson is actually around. Oh my.
And here are the DPL student pages spending a little quality time with their favorite cardboard vampire before we gave him away…
Have you seen New Moon yet???? Or perhaps the correct question to pose is–How many times have you seen it??? Having yet to see it myself, I can only go on the reviews of friends and coworkers (most of them have seen it at least twice!) and I have yet to hear anything bad about it. All agree that it is WAY better than the Twilight movie. Yay to that news!
So, if you’ve seen New Moon be sure to let us know how you liked it. And, yes, we are accepting requests for life-size cardboard cutouts for next year…
Are you counting the days until the release of
the Twilight Saga: New Moon movie? We are!
And to celebrate we invite all teens to come to
the Fairmount Branch Library on Wednesday,
November 18, at 5:30 p.m. to celebrate!
Our “New Moon” party is going to be as HOT as
We’ll have Twilight‐themed trivia,
crafts, impression contests, and lots of howling.
All things Twilight reign at this party. We’ll also
be giving away Twilight‐themed prizes ‐
including a life‐sized cardboard cutout of
So, who’s your favorite? Jacob or
Edward? Tell us all about it at the party, or
leave a comment…
It’s been kind of awhile since we posted a featured player, but we’re gonna give it another go. First up this time: Bailey. Bailey rocks! She always participates in lots of programs at the library and even won an award at the Manga drawing contest/Anime Fest we had at the Figge Art Museum. I also saw her make a few appearances last summer as Showtime Pal in Junior Theater’s weekly performances at the Fairmount St. Library. So, let’s get to know a bit more about Bailey, shall we?
Random facts about you: *Laughs* “I’m always random. I have a happy dance when I eat, and I learned how to answer the phone in Japanese the other day. Favorite colors are purple and black. I want to start my own webshow called ‘According to Roxas.’ As in Roxas from Kingdom Hearts II. I cosplay a lot.”
How much is a lot?: “Umm, whenever I feel like it, I guess.”
What do you like best about the library?: “Everything. Dude, it’s amazing.”
What do you want to be when you grow up?: “Manga artist…hopefully that turns into anime. If that fails, then an artist or writer.”
Where do you most want to travel to?: “London or Japan.”
Favorite animal cracker to munch on?: “I don’t know what kind I just ate. I think it was this buffalo looking thing.”
Was it good?: “Yes. Immensely.”
Edward…: “Yes!!! XD” *drools* “Sorry…”
And on that note…here’s a pic of Bailey at the Twilight Party we held last November. It shows her with the Twilight Soundtrack she won for being the howling contest winner! That’s right, she won the howling contest. Jacob would be so proud. BAILEY: “But I like EDWARD!”
There’s now just 2 weeks left until Twilight the movie, based on Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling novel, hits theaters across the country! That’s means that DPL’s Twilight party is just around the corner. It’s on Wednesday, November 19th, from 5:30-7:30 at the Fairmount Library to be exact. Hope you can make it!
We have great activities lined up for all the fans, such as an Edward vs. Jacob debate, a howling contest, Twilight trivia, and pin-the-tail on the werewolf. There will be fantastic prizes, too. Twilight soundtrack, anyone? Would you prefer a poster of Jacob or a poster of Edward? We also have movie tickets to give away and plan to show the extended trailer on the Library’s big screen.
Twilight is currently one of the most requested books at DPL, by both teens and adults. It centers around a 17 yr. old girl who moves to a small town in Washington. She meets a beautiful and desirable high school senior named Edward Cullen, who also happens to be a vampire. (zoinks!) As their love blossoms, danger is lurking around the corner. Praised as “extraordinarily suspenseful,” and a “love story with bite,” Twilight has proved itself as the next great thing in young adult literature.