Archive for July 16, 2007

Interview with Stephenie Meyer

Stephenie Meyer’s third book about Edward and Bella, Eclipse, is due out in August.
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Find out if there are more Twilight books on the way. Learn a little about Stephenie Meyer. Cut and past the link below and read interview with Stephenie Meyer that appeared in the Phoenix New Times.
Ed Goldberg
Teen Services Librarian

Books I Read (and liked) on Vacation

I read two books on vacation (two very different books) and liked them both. The DIARY of a Wimpy Kid is funny and fun. The Alchemyst is full of magic and action and adventure. So, I’m recommending them both.
The DIARY of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
DiaryOfAWimpyKid It’s a new school year and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary–journal, not diary. Greg is happy to have Rowley as his sidekick. But when Rowley’s star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend’s newfound popularity to his own advantage, kicking off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion.

The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott
The truth: Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. Nearly 700 years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest Alchemyst of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life…The records show that he died in 1418…But his tomb is empty.
The legend: Nicholas Flamel lives. But only because he has been making the elixir of life for centuries. The secret of eternal life is hidden within the book he protects—the Book of Abraham the Mage. It’s the most powerful book that has ever existed. In the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. That’s exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it. Humankind won’t know what’s happening until it’s too late. And if the prophecy is right, Sophie and Josh Newman are the only ones with the power to save the world as we know it.
I hope you read and enjoy them both.
Ed Goldberg
Teen Services Librarian

Contest For Meg McCafferty Fans

Ok, everyone loves Meg McCafferty, right? Her books are great. I love them.
FourthComings.gif is due out August 2007.
So, here’s a contest for you–direct from her blog:
The Fourth Comings Mini-Film Contest
Who: Fans of Jessica Darling, aspiring film-makers, obsessive vloggers, or anyone who is creative with a camera
What: Create an original 3-minutes-or-under video that summarizes the action in Sloppy Firsts, Second Helpings and Charmed Thirds
When: Starting right now, submissions are due by August 7th, 2007 (aka the on-sale date of Fourth Comings)
Where: Post your video on YouTube with the tags Fourth Comings, Megan McCafferty, then email me the link via
Why (part one): To bring new and forgetful readers up to speed on the action leading up to Fourth Comings, and also because I thought it would be a fun distraction tactic until August 7th (for me, if not you)
Why (part two): The director of the best video (as determined by yours truly and a panel of my novel-writing peers) will win a customized Fourth Comings tote bag, containing The Megan McCafferty Collection, including (but not limited to) autographed copies of all the Jessica Darling novels and other books I’ve contributed to, audio books, and an original You, Yes, You T-shirt
How: Dramatic reading! Music video! Interpretive dance! Anime! Finger-puppet theater! However you want to express yourself…as long as the video is under three minutes and complies with YouTube’s Terms of Use
I’ll blog about the most entertaining videos as they come in. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Good luck from…
Ed Goldberg
Teen Services Librarian

Summer Volunteer Opportunity

Here’s a volunteer opportunity for anyone interested:
The Walt Whitman Birthplace, at 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station, NY is in need of volunteers to help prepare a bulk mailing of 13,000 booklets. It requires collating 3 pages to form the booklet, applying address labels and mailing seals, and sorting into zip code postal bins. The project begins approximately July 30 and takes between 2-3 weeks, working half days. Anyone interested in volunteering, please contact Carolyn Diglio at 631-427-5240 on Mondays or Wednesdays from 10 AM – 4 PM.
Ed Goldberg
Teen Services Librarian