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!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Teen Book Review: Band of Brothers

Title: Band of brothers : E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest

Author: Stephen Ambrose

Rate It: 5/5

Review It: Nonfiction about World War II but funny & true. Great book.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Teen Book Review: Fortress in the Eye of Time

Title: Fortress in the Eye of Time

Author: C.J. Cherryh

Rate It: 5/5

Review It: High fantasy book with a lot going on. It's a great read.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Teen Book Review: Faerie Wars

Rate It: 5/5

Review It: This book is so unrealistic yet it maintains believability.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Teen Book Review: The Silver Crown

Rate It: 4/5

Review It: I became entranced with this book and could not put it down.