Posts Tagged ‘twilight’
New trend in publishing: turn popular books into graphic novels! Here are just a few that you can find at the library. As always, click the title to see if it’s in or to place a hold!
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Maximum Ride by James Patterson
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
The Clique by Lisi Harrison
Avalon High by Meg Cabot
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
House of Night by PC and Kristin Cast
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
Cirque Du Freak by Darren Shan
And you can find the classics in graphic novel format too!
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
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…
Now that the Teen Summer Reading Program has come to a close it’s time to highlight the variety of teen events we offered this season. First up is a clip of the performance by Bella Rocks which happened at the Summer Reading Kickoff Party in June. It was a real treat for many devoted Twilight fans…
To help kick things off, Bella Rocks! will be performing at the Fairmount St. Library on Saturday at 4pm! And it’s FREE!!
Oh yeah – listen up Twilight fans:
Wizard rock band, Bella Rocks has been booked to help us celebrate the kickoff of the 2009 Summer Reading Program. Her vampy songs are inspired by the one-and-only Twilight Saga (Stephenie Meyer), and are comparable to the sounds of Paramore and Avril Lavigne. Mark your calendars now for the party – Saturday, June 13th. The party starts at 1 p.m. and Bella Rocks hits the stage at 4:00.
Want to know more? Visit www.myspace.com/bellarocksmusic. You can also download her album, “Diary of a Forks Girl,” from iTunes and Amazon.
What better way to kick-off the 2009 Teen Summer Reading Program than with a performance by the midwest’s biggest Twilight inspired band, Bella Rocks! Don’t miss your chance to see a rockin’ live performance by a group who’s actually playing the Twilight Symposium in Forks, Washington!
Get a high adrenaline dose of Twilight-themed music from one of the premiere tribute bands, Bella Rocks! The band will hit the outdoor stage on June 13, at 4:00 p.m., at the Fairmount Street Library. Hear great tunes, meet the band, get autographs, register for the Summer Reading Program, and party like a vampire! For a sneak peek, listen to Bella Rocks! on MySpace.