Category Archives: Movies & Entertainment

Updates 2/20/13

It’s been too long since my last post.  Here’s a 10-second update:

I’m now proud to be employed in the Library department of Molloy College in Rockville Centre.  I’ve been there since August, I enjoy my time there, and I’ve learned a lot so far.  I’ve continued to work weekends at South Huntington Public Library in the Children’s department that I love.

In the last year or so, I’ve embarked on a great fascination with the Ender’s Game and Shadow series by Orson Scott Card, via their amazing audiobooks, with perfect timing for the 2013 film release.

“The Simpsons” Meets YA Lit

The Simpsons, Season 23: Episode 6: “The Book Job”
(Watch it temporarily on Hulu here)

In this spoof of the Ocean’s Eleven franchise, Homer, Bart, and a gang of Springfieldians plot to “gang-write” the next tween fantasy publishing sensation  so that they can strike it rich.  Featuring guest voices of Neil Gaiman and Andy Garcia, this episode layers laugh-out-loud YA lit references on top of the familiar heist setup from Hollywood.  In an all-too-real subplot, Lisa Simpson endeavors to write her own novel, but can’t get past the procrastination temptations of online word games and CD re-organization (NaNoWriMo much?)  This episode should be required viewing for anyone involved in YA lit who likes to laugh.  Two thumbs up!

Write your favorite moments in the combox below.

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Homer: (After finishing writing the book) I just hope we put in enough steampunk…whatever that is.

My Very First Program @ the Library!

Tonight I had my first program at the library!  But really, this one was no big deal.  It was a monthly Wii Game Night for teens, and all I had to do was setup the snacks, put in the Monkey Ball disc, hang around to make sure the kids played nice, and clean up afterward.  The teens that played actually didn’t really care for this game, it turns out.  It seems the motions were too abstract and not straightforward enough to master in the short 1-hour time slot.

However, this program wasn’t really “mine;”  I was merely filling in for the Young Adult Librarian who was on vacation.  Had I been in charge, I’d have probably chosen my favorite Wii game, Rayman: Raving Rabbids.  But all-in-all, the kids had a nice time, I got to meet some new faces, and we all discovered what Wii Game to pass on next time.

I’ve heard some great success stories about Wii Game Nights at libraries.  Do you have one?

“Librarians Save the Day” Movie List

I’ll be going to New Jersey to visit friends this weekend ^_^ so I’ll leave you with a great little movie list. The Huffington Post compiled a great little list of movies featuring libraries and/or librarians.

Take a look at the list here.

I got Party Girl on DVD through inter-library loan today. I hope to watch it next week. Does anyone have any other library/librarian movie recommendations?

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