Monday, August 31, 2009

In SEPTEMBER-visit your public library!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month - a time to remind parents and kids that a library card is the most important school supply of all.

Don't have a public library card?

Just bring a form of ID and a utility bill or mail addressed to yourself at your current address and you can get one. Parents can enroll their children

Already have a library card?
Encourage others to join!

A Tale of Our City, Jersey City’s 2nd annual book festival,
Saturday, September 12th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in
Van Vorst Park, the Victorian park across from the Main Library,
472 Jersey Avenue (corner of Montgomery Street)
Jersey City, NJ

Meet local authors, storytelling, magic shows, celebrate Hispanic heritage and a farmer's market
Also Library card Sign-up!

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Downloadable audiobooks, e-books and more at your Public Library

Teachers needing audiobooks and e-books can download them from their public library to an mp3 player or iPod. The loan period is ten (10) days.

A catalog of offerings can be accessed at your local public library's website or here at the ListenNJ website,

Some participating libraries are listed here,

But, there are many more that offer this service.

Some libraries may also offer downloadable videos too!

Great tools for students and teachers!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

August 7th-YA Author/YA movie-Elizabeth Public Library

Friday, August 7-4PM
Watch the movie Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings) and
then, after the film, we'll be hanging out with David Levithan, co-author of the book that inspired it! The movie will start at 4pm,
David will be arriving around 5:30pm for the discussion. Interested teens (and their librarians) are invited to attend!

Elizabeth Public Library
11 South Broad Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
(908) 354-6060

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

2009 Eisner Awards Announced

The Eisner Awards are part of Comic-Con International, San Diego, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of and appreciation for comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contributions of comics to art and culture.
For more information see

Best Short Story: "Murder He Wrote," by Ian Boothby, Nina Matsumoto, and Andrew Pepoy, in The Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror #14 (Bongo)
Best Continuing Series: All Star Superman. by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely (DC)
Best Limited Series: Hellboy: The Crooked Man, by Mike Mignola and Richard Corben (Dark Horse)
Best New Series: Invincible Iron Man, by Matt Fraction and Salvador Larocca (Marvel)
Best Publication for Kids: Tiny Titans, by Art Baltazar and Franco (DC)
Best Publication for Teens/Tweens: Coraline, by Neil Gaiman, adapted by P. Craig Russell (HarperCollins Children's Books)
Best Humor Publication: Herbie Archives, by "Shane O'Shea" (Richard E. Hughes) and Ogden Whitney (Dark Horse)
Best Anthology: Comic Book Tattoo: Narrative Art Inspired by the Lyrics and Music of Tori Amos, edited by Rantz Hoseley (Image)
Best Webcomic: Finder, by Carla Speed McNeil,
Best Reality-Based Work: What It Is, by Lynda Barry (Drawn & Quarterly)
Best Graphic Album—New: Swallow Me Whole, by Nate Powell (Top Shelf)
Best Graphic Album—Reprint: Hellboy Library Edition, vols. 1 and 2, by Mike Mignola (Dark Horse)
Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips: Little Nemo in Slumberland, Many More Splendid Sundays, by Winsor McCay (Sunday Press Books)
Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books: Creepy Archives, by various (Dark Horse)
Best U.S. Edition of International Material: The Last Musketeer, by Jason (Fantagraphics)
Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Japan: Dororo, by Osamu Tezuka (Vertical)
Best Writer: Bill Willingham, Fables, House of Mystery (Vertigo/DC)
Best Writer/Artist: Chris Ware, Acme Novelty Library (Acme)
Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team: Guy Davis, BPRD (Dark Horse)
Best Painter/Multimedia Artist: Jill Thompson, Magic Trixie, Magic Trixie Sleeps Over (HarperCollins Children's Books)
Best Cover Artist: James Jean, Fables (Vertigo/DC); The Umbrella Academy (Dark Horse)
Best Coloring: Dave Stewart, Abe Sapien: The Drowning, BPRD, The Goon, Hellboy, Solomon Kane, The Umbrella Academy (Dark Horse); Body Bags (Image); Captain America: White (Marvel)
Best Lettering: Chris Ware, Acme Novelty Library #19 (Acme)
Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism: Comic Book Resources, produced by Jonah Weiland (
Best Comics-Related Book: Kirby: King of Comics, by Mark Evanier (Abrams)
Best Publication Design: Hellboy Library Editions, designed by Cary Grazzini and Mike Mignola (Dark Horse)
Hall of Fame: Judges' choices: Harold Gray, Graham Ingels; Voters' choices: Matt Baker, Reed Crandall, Russ Heath, Jerry Iger
Other Awards
Will Eisner "Spirit of Comics" Retailer Award: Tate's Comics, Fort Launderdale, Florida, USA
Bob Clampett Award: Denis Kitchen
Russ Manning Award: Eleanor Davis
Bill Finger Award: John Broome, Frank Jacobs

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