Healdsburg's Pumpkin Carving Contest

Check out the pumpkin creations from the Healdsburg library!  Some very talented teens!


Cloverdale's Pumpkin Carving Contest

Last week Cloverdale hosted their first annual Pumpkin Carving Contest!  Check out the pictures below!





Windsor's Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Windsor had a great teen pumpkin carving contest!  Check out their pumpkin creations!  Do you have a favorite one?  Vote now by posting a comment!

Bummed you missed the pumpkin carving contest?  Don't worry, Rohnert Park will be hosting their contest on Tuesday, October 30th at 3:30!








Sebastopol Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Vote Now!!!

Sebastopol had their teen pumpkin carving contest on Tuesday.  Here are the pumpkins that they created.  Vote for your favorite one by Tuesday, October 30th by making a comment!


Pumpkin Bulldog

#2:  Gabe the Ghost

#3:  Bob Swarley

#4:  B.A.T.

#6:  David Dracula

#6:  Luna

#7:  As you see it

#8:  Heart O' Lantern

#9:  Starry Eyes




Pumpkin Carving Contest for Teens!


Free Pumpkin Carving Contest for Teens!
(Ages 12 to 19)

We supply the pumpkins...you supply the creativity!

These branches will be hosting the pumpkin carving contest for teens:

Windsor, Saturday, October 20th at 2 pm
Sebastopol, Tuesday, October 23rd at 4 pm
Cloverdale, Thursday, October 25th at 3 pm
Healdsburg, Thursday, October 25th at 4 pm
Rohnert Park, Tuesday, October 30th at 3:30 pm

Contestants will have 1 hour to carve pumpkins.
Library patrons will vote for their favorite pumpkin.
Prizes awarded to the top three pumpkins.


The results are in -- 2012 Teens Top Ten!

Teen readers across the country chose Divergent by Veronica Roth as their favorite book!  

This choice happened as part of the annual Teens’ Top Ten vote, sponsored by YALSA (the Young Adult Library Services Association). Teens voted online between August 15 and September 15, with the official list announcement during this year's Teen Read Week (October 14–20). Click below to see a YouTube video announcement (2:05) of the winning books.




New Books!

How did I miss this?!?!

They made a movie of one of my favorite teen books!

Fat Kid Rules the World, by K. L. Going.
Check out this review of the movie (which opens this week it seems)!!


Teen Book Review: Unraveling

Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris

Review by Anna S., Sonoma Valley Branch

Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris is an exciting, high-suspense novel about the end of the world. Janelle Tenner has many problems in her life, whether it is her buried-in-work father, her mood-swing-prone mother, or the fact that she has to save the world from a mysterious count down. Janelle finds an unlikely ally in Ben Michaels and his two friends. Despite the huge puzzle that could result in the end of all life, Janelle still has trouble not falling for Ben.

I don’t usually like sci-fi novels, or end-of-the-world themes, but I did really like this book. I didn’t know what was going to happen next, and became pretty involved in the book. Janelle was a pretty likable character, and was always trying to help her family. I would recommend this book to pretty much anyone except for people that need an extremely happy ending. It did not have the fairy tale ending I was hoping for.

Bad Lip Reading of the Hunger Games

Every night... I want to you to hold Marvin the Cat....