Archive for March 21, 2008

Beauty and the Beast – The Scandinavian Version

Here are two great books, one new and one old, that tell the fairy tale East of the Sun, West of the Moon, the Scandinavian version of Beauty and the BeastSun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George and East by Edith Pattou. East has been a favorite of mine for a long time and Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow is a 2008 favorite of mine.
SunAndMoonIceAndSnowEast.jpgIn summary, a great white bear appears at the home of a poor Scandinavian family. In return for a promise of family wealth, the bear asks that the young girl of the family come away and stay with him for a year in a palace. Unbeknownst to the young girl, the palace is an ice palace in the far, far north. The bear is a prince under an enchantment from an evil troll princess. As in Beauty and the Beast, they fall in love. However, the young girl must battle the troll princess in order to keep her prince.
Both books are well written, descriptive and engrossing. I highly recommend them. Let me know if you like them, after you’ve read them.
Ed Goldberg
Teen Services Librarian

Teen Open Mic Night

We are now registering Teen performers for our Open Mic Night, which will be held on Friday night, April 11 at 7 PM in the Syosset Public Library Theater.
acoustic guitar • dance • poetry • piano • singing •
whatever your talent, we need you

Performer registration (solos or groups) begins Monday, March 10, 2008. Register in person at TeenSpace or the Reference Desk, by phone (921-7161 ext 242), or e-mail at
Tickets will be available beginning Monday, March 24.
Let’s make this program a rousing success. I hope to see you all performing at the Open Mic Night.
Ed Goldberg,
Teen Services Librarian

Origami Workshop

Origami Workshop
Learn the basics of the art origami. Learn how to create many different animals and figures using just a simple sheet of paper.
Monday, March 17, 2008 • 7 – 8:30 PM • Free • Refreshments
Registration begins February 25 for SSD residents; all others March 3.
TEENS can register in person at the Reference Desk or TeenSpace or by e-mail [] or phone [921-7161 ext. 242].
I hope to see you at the workshop.
Ed Goldberg,
Teen Services Librarian

The Intellectual Freedom Committee of the Nassau County Library Association is sponsoring it’s Fourth Annual Essay Contest.
Computers are everywhere and important to the functioning of libraries today. The Contest this year gives you the opportunity to answer the following question:
How has the Computer Impacted Your Freedom to Read?
Write or type your personal views on one or two pages. Send your essay along with the completed bottom part of this flyer to:
Norman Weil
Intellectual Freedom Committee, NCLA
Molloy College/James Edward Tobin Library
1000 Hempstead Avenue/P.O. Box 5002
Rockville Centre, NY 11571-5002
Age group winners will receive a Barnes and Noble gift card and be invited to a reception at the Carle Place store on Thursday, May 1st at 7:30 p.m.
Participants must submit their essays by April 14, 2008
. If you have any questions, please contact Norman Weil at (516) 678-5000 ext. 6567 or by e-mail:
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Attach this form with your Essay Contest entry. Please type or print.
Name: First _______________________ Last ____________________________
Telephone Number: _____________________
E-mail Address (optional):__________________________________
Home Library (You must be a current card holder at a Nassau County Library):
Age (Circle only one): 5 – 12 years old 13 – 17 years old 18 years old +

Wimpy Kids to Hit the Silver Screen

DiaryOfAWimpyKidRodrickRules.jpgWimpy Kids is about to hit the silver screen. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney is a great, fun book. One of my favorites this past year. Now, it will be turned into a movie.
Fox 2000 is bringing the series to the big screen for a live action movie. The studio purchased all rights to the five novels in the series, composed of handwriting and animation, chronicling the daily indignities faced by middle school student Greg Heffley. No release date has been announced.
Author/illustrator Kinney’s first two books, last spring’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules released in February, both hit No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw, the third book in the series, will be released this fall.
These are must-read books which will hopefully translate into must-see movies.
Ed Goldberg,
Teen Services Librarian