Monday, March 30, 2009

Are You a Happy Camper?

My friends and family were shocked when they heard that I loved camping! What? Just because I hate dirt, bugs, germs, heat, humidity, and mosquitoes? I solved most of those problems by camping in the winter, but for most people, camping season is just beginning. Check out some of the books Helen Hall has to offer about camping:

Camper’s Guide to U. S. National Parks (796.54 M831c vol. 1 & 2)
Camping for Dummies (796.54 H691c 2000)
Camping in Comfort: A Guide to Roughing It with Ease and Style (796.54 H237c 2007)
Eating Hearty in the Wilderness with Absolutely No Clean Up : A Backpacker's Guide to Good Food and "Leave No Trace Camping!" (641.578 K92e)
Let's Get Primitive: The Urban Girl's Guide to Camping (796.54082 M545L 2007)
Stressing and Unstressing in a Tent (796.54 B967s)
Texas Parks and Campgrounds (917.64068 M647t 2003)

Important News About Fungible Friday: Second Childhood Edition

Miss Jenny just ordered Mario Kart!!! So if you are lucky enough to be a teen mark your calendars for April 24, 6-8 pm. This is an after-hours event so you must be in the building before 6 pm!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

New and Improved Teen Section

This is what you used to see when you looked over at the Teen section from the children's play area...

...and this is what you see now! The Teen Advisory board designed these canvas panels...Thanks, TAB!

This is how our seating area used to look...

...and this is how it looks now!

This is our old broken couch...

...and these are our awesome new beanbag chairs! The Friends of the Helen Hall Library bought these for us...Thanks, friends!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sports Books On Order

I like cookies, so here goes! Bloggers are being rewarded with cookies....
We lady library book selectors often pass up the books that would appeal to a male audience. To remedy this ongoing problem, we have ordered some recently published sports books for Helen Hall. Look for these titles to arrive in April.

The 50 Greatest Plays in Pittsburgh Steelers Football History, by Steve Hickoff
A Biographical Dictionary of the Baseball Hall of Fame, by John C. Skipper
The College Football Book, by Sports Illustrated
Eli Manning: The Making of a Quarterback, by Ralph Vacchiano
Football's Greatest Stars, by Allan Maki
Game of My Life Texas: Memorable Stories of Longhorn Football, by Michael Pearle
How Football Explains America, by Sal Paolantonio
What it Means to be A Longhorn: Darrel Royal, Mack Brown and Many of Texas Greatest Players, by Bill Little
Yogi Berra: Eternal Yankee, by Allen Barra

Blue Ridge Rocker (as in Rocking Chair)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Any Dancing with the Stars fans out there?

I admit it--I'm completely addicted to this show...AND to dancing!!

Are you one of those people who have dreamed of gliding across the dance floor? And then you checked out the price of dance lessons and screamed, "Yikes!" If so, the library is the place for you! We have books, videos, and DVDs that can teach you how to ballroom dance, and we even have ballroom and big band music you can dance to! Here are just a few examples:

Ballroom Dancing (793.33 M821b10)
Ballroom Dancing : The Romance, Rhythm, and Style (OVERS 793.33 R462b)

Ballroom Dancing Basics (DVDE 793.33 B193 2004)
Ballroom Dancing. Intermediate (DVDE 793.33 B1932 2007)
Ballroom Dancing. Advanced (DVDE 793.33 B1931 2007)
Mad Hot Ballroom (DVDE 793.33 M1781 2005)
Strictly Ballroom (DVDE 793.33 S9176 2005)

Plus many others, including country dancing, party dancing, social dancing, latin dancing, and more!

Friday, March 13, 2009

I bet you'd be suprised at how much of the Disney Radio current playlist is available at Helen Hall Library! Take a look:

Jonas Brothers: BB Good

Drew Seeley and Selena Gomez: New Classic

Paramore: Decode

Taylor Swift: White Horse

Zac Efron And Corbin Bleu: The Boys Are Back

Demi Lovato: La La Land

David Archuleta: A Little Too Not Over You

Jonas Brothers: Tonight

The Fray: You Found Me

Taylor Swift: Love Story

Zac Efron: Scream

Jesse McCartney: How Do You Sleep

Tiffany Giardina: No Average Angel

David Cook: Light On

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A List of Titles Which Might, Appeal to STEAMPUNK Fans

Foglio, Phil Girl Genius YAGN FOGLIO
Philip, Pullman (all titles) YA-F PULLMAN
Oppel, Kenneth Airborne and sequels YA-SF OPPEL
Reeve, Philip Hungry City Chronicles YA-SF REEVE
Gibson, William and Sterling, Bruce Difference Engine SF GIBSON
Stephenson, Neal Diamond Age SF STEPHENSON
Mieville, China (all titles) YA-F MIEVILLE
Aiken, Joan The Wolves Chronicles J-F AIKEN
Stevermer, Caroline College of Magics SF STEVERMER
Knox, Elizabeth Dreamhunter YA-F KNOX
Wrede, Patricia and Stevermer, Caroline Sorcery and Cecelia YA-F WREDEW
rede, Patricia and Stevermer, Caroline The Grand Tour YA-F WREDE
Novik, Naomi His Majesty's Dragon F NOVIK
Reeve, Philip Larklight J-SF REEVE
Richards, Justin The Death Collector YA-F RICHARDS
Verne, Jules 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea SF VERNE
Wooding, Chris Haunting Of Alaizabel YA-F WOODING
Beddor, Frank Looking Glass Wars YA-F BEDDOR