Friday, December 09, 2011

What's New in Teen Romance?

Instructions For A Broken Heart
by Kim Culbertson

While high school junior Jessa is on a Drama Academy trip to Italy with ex-boyfriend Sean and his new girlfriend, she opens her heart to change by following all of the outrageous instructions in her best friend's care package.

Check it out!

Beatle Meets Destiny

by Gabrielle Williams

When superstitious eighteen-year-old John "Beatle" Lennon, who is dating the best friend of his twin sister, meets Destiny McCartney, their instant rapport and shared quirkiness make it seem that their fate is written in the stars.

Check it out!

We'll Always Have Summer

by Jenny Han

The summer after her first year of college, Isobel "Belly" Conklin is faced with a choice between Jeremiah and Conrad Fisher, brothers she has always loved, when Jeremiah proposes marriage and Conrad confesses that he still loves her.

Check it out!

Between Here and Forever
by Elizabeth Scott

Abby has always lived in the shadow of her older sister, Tess. But when the popular, beautiful Tess is in a coma-inducing accident, Abby is unbearably lost and confused. She is desperate for Tess to wake up--and desperate to discover an identity independent of her sister's. It's at the hospital, during Abby's daily vigils, that she meets Eli. He's intensely good-looking and shockingly shy, and once Abby finds out why, she begins to let down her guard. But in the midst of their budding relationship, Abby learns an alarming secret about Tess, one that changes everything. In order for Abby to understand the truth that was always in front of her eyes, all while allowing herself to love and be loved, she must put her trust in the one person she's always pushed aside: herself.

Check it out!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Book Trailer: Perfect by Ellen Hopkins

Perfect by Ellen Hopkins

Everyone has something, someone, somewhere else that they’d rather be. For four high-school seniors, their goals of perfection are just as different as the paths they take to get there.

Check out the trailer below!

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Picture It @ Your Library photo contest!

Celebrate Teen Read Week, October 16-22, by capturing photos in your library!

Email digital entries to between October 1-21, 2011

Contest submissions will be posted on HBPL’s Facebook page and the one with the most "likes" by Monday, October 31st at 9pm, will be our winner!

Download the flyer here for more information.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Banned Books Week 2011

In honor of Banned Books Week, you can see some of your favorite authors participating in the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out on YouTube right here!

Here's Lauren Myracle reading from her latest novel, Shine:

What are some of YOUR favorite banned books?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Teen Book Review: Ender's Game

Title: Ender's Game

Author: Orson Scott Card

Rate It: 5/5

Review It: It takes place in the future during a war with an alien race.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Teen Book Review: Finding Hope

Title: Finding Hope (Love Inspired #216)

Author: Brenda Coulter

Rate It: 5/5

Review It: A wonderful romantic Christian story with a rich doctor!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Get ready for Talk Like A Pirate Day with Mango Languages!

Avast, ye landlubbers! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is Monday, September 19!

Ahoy, mateys! Be ye ready fer some swashbucklin' and carousin'? Learn the art of pirate parley from a true gentleman o' fortune: the Mango Languages Pirate Language course has risen from the depths o' Davy Jones's Locker. Ye'll be learnin' the proper way to hail yer cap'n and get the landlubbin' scallywags on board a-sailin' smartly, among other phrases ye'll be needin' on the high seas.

Learn more about Mango's Pirate Course on YouTube:

Watch the original Pirate Course trailer

Our favorite pirate jokes

Did you know that you can change your Facebook page to read in Pirate?

To turn your Facebook feed into Pirate, click on "Account Settings" in the upper right navigation bar, then click on "Languages > Edit," and scroll down to "English (Pirate) - and automatically your Facebook page is translated into Pirate!

Mango Mobile Library Edition App
Mango Pirate is now also available to library patrons through the Mango Mobile Library Edition iPhone app!