Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are Screening!

Last Wednesday was the Where The Wild Things Are private screening in NYC, and I had the opportunity to attend it, along with fellow children's librarian, Nadine of the Sysosset Public Library.

We were so excited; we planned and talked about it since the day we bought the tickets (weeks before the event), and then when we finally got there, it was all we had hoped for! Both before and after the movie, we got to take part in a Q&A with bunch of people from the cast and crew (and by "take part in," I mean "listen to."), including Max Records (who plays Max), author Dave Eggers, director Spike Jonze (who also touched my camera!!!), comedian John Hodgeman (PC from the Mac commercials!), and musician Karen O. from the Yeah Yeah Yeah's who composed the movie's soundtrack. Following the movie and the Q&A, there was a reception a few blocks away, where we got to do a bit of mingling with the stars! Here are some pictures of the exciting event.

It was so much fun and the movie was awesome; beautifully written and directed and PERFECTLY adapted from Maurice Sendak's book. It was touching and fun at the same time. You've probably heard some people say that it's not for kids, but I disagree! If you haven't seen it yet, I think it's fine for younger children, not to scary or anything. However, I think that adults, teens, and older kids will get more out of its deeper meanings and darker undertones, and will probably be able to draw more parallels to real life. But no matter what age you are, I'd definitely recommend seeing this movie! It was one of the best I've seen EVER.

And don't forget to check out Maurice Sendak's book, the original Where The Wild Things Are. Reserve it here. Or if you want you can reserve the movie's soundtrack here!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Did You Know 4.0

This is a really interesting video I found about the current state and future of technology:

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Check out the latest from Scott Westerfeld (author of the Uglies series, Peeps and the Last Days, the Midnighters trilogoly, and more)...


Click here to reserve your copy now!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Third Time's A Charm!

Welp, it seems I've started yet another blog.

Yep, that's right, again.

But, this time I have a plan. This is my blog for all things children's librarian. If you're into reliving your childhood love of books and media and fun (like I am) let's chat!
Copyright 2009 Laura Druda