The additional copies of the Abe Lincoln nominees have come in at the library and are ready for check out! Check the display in the YA area to get a head start on your reading for the year. There’s still a pile checked in (and will be fewer and fewer the closer we get to summer).

The only title you’ll have to place a request on is Alex Flinn’s Beastly, but I blame that on the movie out in theaters right now (though there’s only one person waiting, so it probably won’t be too long before you get a copy).

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In Theaters 4/8

April 8, 2011

Arthur: starring Russell Brand about a wealthy playboy who doesn’t want to grow up and take responsibility.

Hanna: starring Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, and Eric Bana about a girl trained to be an assassin.

Your Highness: starring James Franco, Natalie Portman, and Danny McBride, a stoner medieval comedy.

In Theaters 4/1

April 1, 2011

Insidious starring Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne, a creepy movie about a family trying to prevent evil spirits from taking over their comatose child.

Source Code starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan, a thriller about a soldier who can “jump” into a body to prevent a bomb on a Chicago train.

New in Theaters 3/25

March 26, 2011

Diary of  a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules the sequel to the hit Diary of a Wimpy Kid based on the series of graphic novels.

Sucker Punch about institutionalized girls creating an alternative reality to cope. From the director of Watchmen and 300, so you know it will be visually cool.

More Spring Break Reads

March 23, 2011

More and more readers are starting to see the appeal and quality of YA books (more than just you guys and me) and Booklist (a book review journal) has an article about top YA titles from 2010 to make good book group titles. The library (naturally) has all of these titles (and I’ve read a few too).

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (I really enjoyed her new book, Delirium)

Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

The Ring of Solomon by Jonathan Stroud

Trash by Andy Mulligan

New Media Tuesday 3/22

March 22, 2011

Dvds:

How Do You Know starring Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd, and Jack Nicholson about a woman in a love triangle.

Skyline starring Eric Balfour and Donald Faison about alien invasion in California.

The Tourist starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie about a special agent and an unwitting tourist.

Cds:

F.A.M.E. by Chris Brown

Georgia Clay by Josh Kelley

Glam Nation Live by Adam Lambert

Hello Fear by Kirk Franklin

I Remember Me by Jennifer Hudson

Vices & Virtues by Panic at the Disco

Spring Break Read

March 21, 2011

Looking for something light and fun to read on spring break? Not ready to start tackling the Abe Lincoln nominees (or can’t get your hands on them)?

Try this one:

The Queen Geek Social Club by Laura Preble

Fifteen-year-old Shelby doesn’t have a ton of friends. Enough people she knows but not really good friends. She’s a bit of a serially dater, but can’t find a guy that’s up to her intellectual standards. Her dad is a scientist/inventor who has created Euphoria, a robot who takes care of Shelby & her dad, and one that’s got quite a personality to boot.

So Shelby’s just trying to figure out how to survive high school when new girl Becca moves into town. Becca is tall, gangly, tattooed and out there. She and Shelby hit it off immediately, both being intelligent geeks. So Becca decides they should start a club with the intention of finding more people like them. The Queen Geek Social Club is born. While Shelby just wants to make friends, energetic, determined Becca wants … world domination? And she wants to start by feeding models Twinkies?

It’s a great read about being a teenage girl, trying to fit in, and allowing (or not) your friends to talk you into stuff you may or may not be totally comfortable with, some of which has them pushing you to grow as a person (not that’d you’d ever see it that way).  There are two more books in the series, Queen Geeks in Love and Prom Queen Geeks.