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    206 W. College Ave.
    Normal, IL 61761
    Teen Services Librarian: Kristi Cates
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Archive for the ‘Videos’ Category

Ah, childhood memories…

Posted by Kristi on May 20, 2011

So, you teens these days, you’re just so young and strange and into weird things like Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga and all kinds of newfangled techno-gadgets and sometimes you just make me feel OLD. So I thought I’d provide you all with a blast from the past so you can get a glimpse of what your friendly librarian’s childhood and teen years were like. So without further ado, check out the awesomeness of the late 80s/early 90s:

I mean, come on: don’t you all wish you could’ve had the joy of growing up in a time when Steve Urkel was on TV?


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Come to the Dark Side…we have cookies.

Posted by Kristi on April 13, 2011

What happens when a little girl goes off script at the Disneyland Jedi Academy show:


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Puppy vs. Ice Cube

Posted by Kristi on March 10, 2011


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Best Animal Shelter Commercial EVER

Posted by Kristi on January 30, 2011

This is making me want to make the drive up to Winnipeg for their incredible “Buy One, Get Five Free” deal.

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Canoeing through a flooded McDonalds

Posted by Kristi on January 19, 2011

If you’ve been keeping up with world news lately, then you’ve seen how crazy the flooding is in Queensland, Australia. In this video, a man actually paddles his canoe through his local McDonalds in Brisbane, flooded with several feet of water. But it’s not all fun and games there. So far at least 25 people have been killed, dozens are still missing, and of course there’s millions of dollars in property damage.
(via Boing Boing)

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How Twilight Should Have Ended

Posted by Kristi on January 4, 2011

(via bookshelves of doom)

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A little holiday treat for you…

Posted by Kristi on December 14, 2010

Check out this classic video from 1977, in which English rocker David Bowie drops by American crooner Bing Crosby’s house to talk about Christmas traditions and sing in one of the strangest duets that somehow works that I’ve ever seen.  Enjoy!

And for extra holiday goodness, try the cartoon update on the song offered by comedians Jason Segal and Jack Black.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Kristi on November 23, 2010

As we head into the Thanksgiving weekend, let’s take a moment to stop and reflect on all the things we’re thankful for. I’ll go first: Among other things, I give thanks for silly animal videos on YouTube. Here’s my new favorite:


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More TRW recommendations and a video

Posted by Kristi on October 20, 2010

Jimi and Me by Jaime Adoff 

After his father is murdered, Keith and his mother try desperately to pick up the pieces of their lives. But his father’s death has left them devastated—both emotionally and financially. Forced to leave Brooklyn and move in with his aunt, Keith urgently clings to every last reminder of his dad, discovering comfort in his own music and that of the late legend—and his father’s idol—Jimi Hendrix. In Jimi’s music, Keith finds solace, and brief moments of reprieve from his chaotic new life. But just as he begins to get a handle on his father’s death, he discovers the secrets of his father’s life–secrets that threaten to tear apart what’s left of his fragile family.

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan 

Nick frequents New York’s indie rock scene nursing a broken heart and Norah is questioning all of her assumptions about the world. Though they have nothing in common except for their taste in music, their chance encounter leads to an all-night quest to find a legendary band’s secret show and ends up becoming the first date that could change both their lives.

Born to Rock by Gordon Korman 

Leo Caraway—high school senior, president of the Young Republicans club, 4.0 GPA, future Harvard student—had his entire future perfectly planned out.  When Leo discovers that his real father is a punk rock legend, he is disgusted.  But when a misunderstanding leads to Leo’s scholarship to Harvard being taken away, he hatches the crazy plan of going on tour with King Maggot for Purge’s summer revival tour, all the while secretly hoping to convince Maggot to pay for his tuition. But life on the road is even crazier than Leo ever bargained for, and before the summer is out, he will finally discover the surprising truth about his dad, his friends, and most important, himself.

Somebody Everybody Listens To by Suzanne Supplee 

Retta Lee Jones is blessed with a beautiful voice and has big dreams of leaving her tiny Tennessee hometown. With a beaten down car, a pocketful of hard-earned waitressing money, and stars in her eyes, Retta sets out to make it big in Nashville. But the road to success isn’t a smooth one in a town filled with dreamers, and Retta begins to have doubts: can she make her mark while staying true to herslf?

Now enjoy this video of a dancing cockatoo:

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Hyperactive Japanese pudding ad

Posted by Kristi on October 14, 2010


Anybody else want some pudding now?  (From Boing Boing)

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