Thursday, December 4, 2008

Hi, How are you all doing? I know by now most exams are over and you are on holiday or almost on holiday and thinking about Christmas and summer jobs.

There are some things happening at the library that you should know about. First our last meeting of the year will be on Thursday 18 December @ 4.30pm We are having a Christmas celebration. So as we discussed don't forget your Secret Santa gift, no more than $5. Also please bring a plate of food to share.

Secondly don't forget about 'All eyes on Manukau' Our summer photography competition. This is open to teens aged 12 to 20 and closes on 30 January 2009. More details are available on the Manukau Libraries website or click on the advert to be taken to the site. There are already some very cool entries up that you can go and have a look at.

Finally, Twilight the movie is due for release in New Zealand on Friday 26 December. Manukau Libraries is having a showing of this movie on Wednesday the 27th of January at 6.30pm. Come and talk to me if you are interested in coming along. More details soon.
Right! Question of the week: What is your favourite thing about Christmas? Choc Santas up for grabs.
Before I go a big thank you to Ben and Laura for providing the Anime for last months meet. Right, have fun, be safe ya de ya... Suzie

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Halloween Photos

Hope you all had a blast at the Halloween party! I had a great time. I have already been asked for another one but I might need a year to recover from this one. I will show you the rest of the photos at our next meeting which is on Thursday November 27th @ 4.30pm - Mangere Bridge Library. It is a week later than normal as I am unable to be there on the 20th.

Question of the week: I recently had somebody tell me the ending of the last book in the Twilight series. Before I read the book. So the question is: Spoilers - ok or uncool? Tell your spoiler stories. I gave away three choccy fish last week and had to eat the other three myself. Please save me from this horrible fate this week.

I know that exams are coming up for most of you so check out the study help links. Remember that we have study guides available in the library as well. Let me know when your exams are so I can celebrate with you when they are over. See you all soon. Suzie

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hello again, Hope you all enjoyed the holiday and our games day. It was alot of fun with James teaching us the Command & Conquer version of Risk and Ben attempting to teach me his game. I'm still not sure I understand completely!

The next big event is our Halloween Party!! don't forget to get your permission slips back to me. And slips for your friends if any of you are bringing one. I am looking forward to the scary storytelling! To give you some inspiration I have put together a list of scary stories and put them on display in the library. If you have any more titles let me know.

While you are here, have a look at the book lists down the left hand side. All of the books in them are available from Manukau Libraries. I am busy reading The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants about four friends who are spending their first summer apart. So far it is a nice easy read. I hear the movie is good too so I will have a look for that.

Question of the week: What is your favourite mag? and why?
Post your answers in the comment section. Sept me. I get to answer here. My current fav is Healthy Food mag. Cos I like looking at pictures of food and it makes me feel better if they are pics of healthy food I guess.

Thats all folks! Talk soon

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Hi all, and welcome to our new blog. This will be our new space to play. We can use this blog to let others know what we have been doing with our club. I will use it to let you all know what is happening at the library and you can offer feedback and suggestions as well.

So what is happening? September has been dubbed Art month here. You will all remember I forced you to be creative at the last meeting? Cruel I know. Your pictures are on display on the noticeboard at the moment. We have the Junior Art Exhibition starting on the 29th of September. Remember that anyone who brings in a piece of art to display will go into the draw to win a basket of art supplies. It is looking good.

Our next meeting is on Thursday 18 September @ 4.30pm. We talked last month about doing some mad science. If you have a particular experiment you would like to try please let me know. It must be something that is practical to try in the library. Otherwise I thought we would do some planning for both Game day and the Halloween party we talked about last month. I also have a couple of puzzles to show you with a prize to anybody who can solve them without me showing you. If you have any portable puzzles you could bring them along.

Right thats all for now, drop me a line and tell me what you think. Oh, before you go, have look down the right hand side of the page and you will see My Librarything. I have been adding all the teen books I have been reading so you can check them out. You could go and create your own ...


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

RiFT Newsletter
January 2008

New Books
Chicken soup for the teenage soul’s the real deal by Jack Canfield

‘Challenges. Failing a class, getting dumped and figuring out where you fit in are all difficult high school challenges. Finding the answer is not always easy. And let’s face it, your parents may give you advice, but rarely do they really know where you’re coming from. So, if you’re looking for the real deal on issues like anorexia, dating, or helping a friend in trouble, you’ve come to the right place.’

Does my head look big in this by Randa Abdel-Fattah

‘…Amal, an Australian-Palestinian girl living in a suburb of Melbourne, makes the biggest decision of her life, to wear the hijab, the Muslim head scarf, full-time. In spite of her parents’ gentle warnings and the ostracizing that is sure to come from the other kids at her snobby prep school, Amal’s decision springs from a deep sense of faith, and she is certain – well, almost certain – that she’s ready to take this step.’

Ace Of Clubs

Hi Welcome to the blog of the Mangere Bridge Teen Book Club. We call ourselves Ace of Clubs. We meet once a month, normally on the third Thursday 4.30pm @ Mangere Bridge Library. We talk about books, hang out and have random fun. This blog will tell you what we have been up to, what is coming up and of course lots of stuff about books. All teens are welcome so if you are around come along and join us.