Happy Holidays and New Books

Flick sticks his tongue to a flag pole with bad results in A Christmas Story.

Flick sticks his tongue to a flag pole with bad results in A Christmas Story.

As I’m writing this, those of you in the Waltham Schools are about to enjoy over a week of vacation. A lot of you will be celebrating Christmas with your families and loved ones, and I hope all of you will take the time to visit the library! If you are looking for something to do over the break, here are a few ideas:

  1. If you haven’t already done so, check out Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One. It’s still playing in most major theatres, including the reasonably priced Capitol Theatre in Arlington. Seeing the movie has inspired me to re-read the entire series. I am about halfway through book four and am remembering how much I enjoyed the books the first time. I still do have a bit more of a soft spot for Ron and Hermione than I do for Harry, and I still prefer Remus Lupin to Sirius Black, but that’s just me.
  2. Check out the 24 hour marathon of the movie A Christmas Story on TBS. This is actually a movie that both you and your parents will find funny. If you miss the marathon, be sure and check out a copy from our AV department. While you’re at it, check out the book that inspired the movie, In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd. If nothing else, you’ll learn never to stick your tongue on a frozen flag pole, even if someone triple dog dares you.
  3. Nominate your favorite books for the Massachusetts Teen Book Award. You have until January 7!
  4. Check out the new teen books that came in this week:

posted by Laura

Massachusetts Teen Book Award

Was there a book that you really loved, this year? Are you sick of books that you never heard of or don’t like winning awards? Well, here is your chance to let your voice be heard. The Massachusetts Teen Book Award is an award that is decided by Massachusetts teens between the ages of 12 and 18. You can nominate your favorite books for the rest of the year and then vote on the winner in early 2011.
Vote online (for ages 13-18) or download a paper form and vote by mail. (for ages 12-18)

New YA Books

We have some new YA titles, this week. Click on the title to reserve a copy or call 781-314-3425 X3.