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Showing posts from December, 2011

Mary Ann Esposito Visit

In November, Chef and TV Personality Mary Ann Esposito visited the library. One of our teens attended her visit and here's her report:

On November 17, Mary Ann Esposito, a renowned chef who prepares various delights inspired by the irresistible flavors of Italy, made an appearance at the Farmingdale Public Library. She shares her delectable recipes on her nationally televised PBS series, Ciao Italia as well as her 12 cookbooks that fill the shelves of bookstores everywhere. Her most recent cookbook,Ciao Italia Family Classics, features over 200 recipes passed down by three generations of family cooks. Fresh off the presses, her newest treasure was seen in the grip of nearly 300 spectators, all who find inspiration in the traditional Italian dishes she prepares. The sense of nostalgia she offers is accentuated in Ciao Italia Family Classics and transports us back to the old days, when sweet smells diffused through the air from the kitchen, where grandma, clad in her festive apron at…

The Hobbit Trailer

I am excited about two movies coming out next year, "The Hunger Games" and this one:

Teen Reads Contest

Celebrate the season with's Sixth Annual Holiday Cheer contest and feature! From now through December 16th, you can enter to win a "Bundle of Holiday Reading and Fun." Five winners each will receive an assortment of books you'll want to read any time of year, along with tons of seasonal goodies: Peeps Marshmallow Snowmen, green rock candy, 12 peppermint candy canes, a Wilton Holiday Peppermint Bark Kit, Lotsa Lites! Flashing Holiday Necklace, and a snowman stocking.
All you need to do is fill out the form, you can find it at Teen Reads
Good luck!

Bank of America Student Leaders

If you are a student with a passion for improving your community, we would like to help you turn that passion into action. We are looking for leaders who are high school juniors and seniors in the US.
As a Student Leader, you will participate in:           An eight-week paid internship at a nonprofit/charitable organization
         A week-long Student Leadership Summit in Washington, DC (July) to gain valuable civic, social and business leadership skills (all expenses paid as part of the Student Leaders Program)
To find out more information and apply, go to Bank Of America's site here.

Grammy Nominations

The Grammy Nominations were announced recently. Here's a sample of some of the nominees:

Album Of The Year:
21— Adele
Wasting Light— Foo Fighters
Born This Way— Lady Gaga
Doo-Wops & Hooligans — Bruno Mars
Loud — Rihanna

Record Of The Year:
“Rolling In The Deep” — Adele
“Holocene” — Bon Iver
“Grenade” — Bruno Mars
“The Cave” — Mumford & Sons
“Firework” — Katy Perry

Best New Artist:
The Band Perry
Bon Iver
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj

Song Of The Year:
“All Of The Lights” — Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters
(Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)
“The Cave” — Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
“Grenade” — Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Andrew Wyatt,
songwriters (Bruno Mars)
“Holocene” — Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver)
“Rolling In The Deep” — Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)

Who are you hoping to win?