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May 11, 2010

We’ve moved to a new new location.

Here it is!


Yoga and Smoothies

April 22, 2010

Join us May 19th at 5pm for a Yoga Session with smoothies to follow.

Wear workout clothes and bring a towel or mat.

Learn how to do some relaxing, stretching and strengthening yoga poses that will make you feel better inside and out.


Game On! Announcing the First-Ever Shmoop High School Essay Contest

April 13, 2010

Grand Prize = iPad 3G
(Yep, the kind that’s not even in stores yet)

In celebration of National Poetry Month, your topic is a Robert Frost classic.

Get the contest details here

  • Open to high school students (or younger)
  • Deadline for entry: May 28
  • 500 words maximum

Finalists Judged by Jim Burke. Mr. Burke is…

  • Special Advisor to Shmoop
  • AP English Literature and 9th Grade College Prep English teacher
  • Author of 20 books for English teachers
  • Founder of The English Companion Ning, an online community of more than 15,000 English teachers

More Info:

This is not a library contest.


Last Chance To Enter the Teen Writing Contest!

March 29, 2010

The deadline for the My Caslte Rock Teen Writing Contest is 4/1/10 at 9:00pm. Email me at with any questions. I can’t wait to read all of the entries!

The Castle Rock Library is having a Teen Writing Contest. March 1st – April 1st teens (12-18) can turn in a piece of writing. You can write a poem or essay or comic or anything you want. The only catch is that you have to mention Castle Rock in the writing. Winners will be picked based on online votes and a panel of judges. Prizes go to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place entries.

“My Castle Rock” Teen Writing Contest Rules

1. Registration Required.

2. One entry Per Person.

3. Entrants must be a 12-18 years old.

4. Deadline for turning in all work is Thursday, April 1st by 9:00 p.m. (All work must be

turned in before the library closes at 9:00 p.m. 4/1/10)

5. Entries must be no longer than a single page of text with 12-pt type. There is no

minimum length for entries.

6. Entries may not depict any lewd language (cursing or disparaging remarks about any

group or person).

7. Entries must feature Castle Rock in some way.

8. Entries may be any kind or original writing: comic strip, poem, short story, fiction,

non-fiction, newspaper article, horror, mystery, etc…

9. Entries should be submitted via email to the following email address:

10. When submitting your entry please include the following information: Your name,

phone number, age, email address, grade, and how you heard about the contest.

11. Any questions can be directed to the email address above.



March 24, 2010





Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

February 3, 2010


Have you ever met a guy and known at first sight that he was dangerous?  You know you should stay away, but no matter how hard you try you are drawn to him.  Nora Grey finds herself drawn to the mysterious and dangers Patch in this romantic horror novel.  If you like Twilight you will enjoy this book.  There are no vampires, but there are fallen angels and earth walking demons. 

The story is told from Nora’s point of view, and we get to see how she deals with the forces of evil plotting against her.  The book will have you guessing throughout who the good guys are, and who the bad guys are.  With all the mind games and dirty tricks you won’t know who to trust.


Invisible I by Melissa Kantor and Stella Lennon

January 27, 2010


Callie is one of the popular “i” girl crowd.  She doesn’t know why she was picked to be cool but she was.  Never mind that she’s not rich or very pretty.  All that matters is that she goes to the right parties and has the right friends.  So when she and two social misfits get called into the principal’s office she has no idea what’s going on.  When the principal tells the three that Amanda has not only disappeared, but that she has implicated all three of them in an act of vandalism prior to disappearing, it starts a chain of events that no one could have predicted. 

 Once the three figure out that Amanda has been a secret friend to each of them, they start trying to figure out what happened to her.  They even start a webpage that you can join and post to.

 This is book one in the Amanda Project series.  It’s told from Callie’s point of view.  There will be several more stories to complete the series.  Each book will be from the point of view of a different secret friend.  The online content makes this a book for people who are fans of the Cathy’s Book series by Sean Stewart.

 This is a fun book even without the online stuff.  It’s about being yourself and not just doing what the crowd is doing.  It’s interesting and has a message without preaching to the reader.  I recommend it to people who like a light mystery and books about what high school is really like.  If you’re looking for 90210 drama it’s not in this book.