November 21, 2007

Fun with Food

Go ahead...tomorrow you can stuff yourself full of delish food that Mom or Dad or Grandma slaved over for hours. That's what's fun about Turkey Day right?

Next Tuesday (Nov. 27) though, from 6:30-8 p.m., you'll get the chance to show off your culinary creativity in the return of Iron Chef!

Choose from a wide variety of foods we provide to create your own dishes. Past creations have included "Grilled Cheese Supremo" and "Strawberry S'mores."

The judges will determine whose cuisine reigns supreme based on taste, creativity and presentation. Sounds like fun, yes? For all the info, click here. Finish digesting your turkey, and head on over this Tuesday.

I'll see you at the Library.

November 15, 2007

Yikes! Correction on Director's Chair contest deadline

My total bad...I put the deadline as January 18, 2009 rather than 2008. You really don't have over a year to create your entry, so you'd better cancel that meeting with Industrial Light and Magic.

The actual deadline: January 18, 2008 at 11:59 p.m.

Good luck!

November 13, 2007

What magazine should be in YA?

I was recently told that one of our magazines, Guideposts Sweet 16, would no longer be available for subscription. This is an excellent time to get your input on what magazines we should offer in the YA department.

What I'd like to know is, what else should we have? What should we be getting rid of?

Click Here to take survey

Thanks a bunch for your input, and I'll see you at the library!

November 6, 2007

Bring out your inner movie maker

The Director's Chair

Ask a Librarian has this contest going on where you can create a 30-second video that promotes Ask a Librarian. If you're in grades 9-12, you can enter. I would so love for the winner to be from Winter Park!

What is Ask a Librarian?
It’s a free online service that allows you to chat with a Florida librarian for instant help with homework, papers and general questions.

What do you have to do?
Well...just make a creative and entertaining 30-second video that tells the world just how wonderful Ask a Librarian is and post it to YouTube. It can be funny, serious, a spoof, a dramedy...whatever you want.

What's in it for you?

The grand prize is a JVC hard-drive video camera. Second prize isn't too shabby either...a Nintendo Wii!!

How long do you have? You have until January 18, 2008 at 11:59 p.m. to post your video on YouTube, so get cracking!

Sounds like fun, yeah? For all the details, click here. Have fun, and I'll see you at the library