YALSA’s Not So Silent Auction: California and Chocolate

On Friday night, January 7, 2011 at the San Diego Midwinter Meeting, you have the opportunity to bid on baskets for the chocolate lover. Two of these are:

  • “Death by Chocolate” basket, put together by the YALSA Division and Membership Promotion Committee includes chocolate inspired books, chocolate treats as well as anything and everything chocolate surprises. Continue reading

YALSA’s Not So Silent Auction: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

On Friday night, January 7, 2011 at the San Diego Midwinter Meeting, you have the opportunity to bid on several food and drink related items. Including:

  • yalsatini in a glassDid you know that YALSA has an official drink? As of Midwinter 2011 the Association definitely does. It’s the YALSAtini and ingredients include Stoli Orange and white cranberry juice, but the full-list of ingredients won’t be unveiled until the Silent Auction when you’ll be able to taste YALSAtinis as well as bid on the YALSAtini Kit. The kit will include everything you need to make a YALSAtini including a shot glass, martini glasses, a gift certificate for the alcohol required, snacks to go along with the drink, and the YALSAtini recipe. Continue reading

YALSA’s Not So Silent Auction: Recipe Book and Survival kit

Everyone knows that some of the best cooks in the world are librarians. How would you like to make scrumptious cookies and amazing desserts ! You will have the opportunity to bid on a cookbook of dessert recipes from YALSA members. I sure hope cookbook organizer Amy Alessio includes her recipe for Double Peanut Butter Cookies. Mmm, Mmm, just imagine cakes , cookies , pies, oh my. Recipes for these delectables can be yours for the low cost of, whatever you bid at YALSA’s Not So Silent Auction on Friday January 7, 2011.

This wonderful recipe book is provide by Amy Alessio and other wonderful YALSA bakers. Check out Amy Alessio’s official website. Continue reading

YALSA’s Not So Silent Auction: Skype Visit with Gene Yang

Friday night, January 7, 2011 at the Midwinter meeting in San Diego, YALSA’s Not So Silent Auction is the place to be. Along with great gift baskets and other goodies, a variety of Skype visits will be up for bid.

Do the teens you work with read American Born Chinese? Have they gotten their hands on The Eternal Smile? Do you want to give teens the chance to talk with a favorite graphic author about his books? If you answered yes to any of these then you will want to bid on the Skype visit with Gene Yang that’s a part of YALSA’s Not So Silent Auction.

Gene will talk with you and your teens on the topic of your choice. Continue reading

YALSA’s Not So Silent Auction: Skype Visit from Author David Patneaude

Friday night, January 7, 2011 at the Midwinter meeting in San Diego, YALSA’s Not So Silent Auction is the place to be. Along with great gift baskets and other goodies, a variety of Skype visits will be up for bid.

David Patneaude has published ten books, his most recent being Epitaph Road, a post-apocalyptic thriller published this past March.’ David, who has been making “real” visits to schools for years, is donating a virtual school visit via Skype. ‘ He’s willing to consider almost any topic or format for the visit, so it will be up to the winning bidder (and David) to work out the specifics of the event prior to the date it happens.’  You’ll choose, but here are some possibilities:’  discussion and/or questions and answers about a specific title, his writing process, his writing life, research, future projects, or a less focused dialogue covering a range of subjects.

Tennessee school and public librarians should take note.’  David’s 2007 novel, A Piece of the Sky, is part of the 2010-2011 Tennessee Volunteer State Reading List.’  What a wonderful experience for students to interact with the author of a featured book during the year.

For more details on what’s up for bid at the auction, see the YALSA wiki at: tinyurl.com/26eccw3

YALSA’s Not So Silent Auction: Movie Themes

On Friday night, January 7, 2011 at the San Diego Midwinter Meeting, you have the opportunity to bid on several baskets which will help you enjoy an evening of DVDs. Two of these are:

  • The “Great Books to Movies” basket, put together by the Great Books Giveaway Jury, will contain DVDs adapted from Young Adult books as well as a sample of books that have been made into movies. Continue reading

YALSA’s Not So Silent Auction: Good Reads & Treats

On Friday night, January 7, 2011 at the San Diego Midwinter Meeting, you have the opportunity to bid on several baskets filled with good reads and treats for evenings at home on a cold winter’s night. Two of these are:

  • The 2011 Quick Picks Committee has chosen a delightful selection from their current list with delicious treats from twelve different states. Be prepared to discover new titles for your teen readers as well as new snacking favorites.
  • Spend time exploring the new Popular Paperback Books Lists with a selection of paperbacks from four new lists— “Thrillers and Killers”, “What’s Cooking”, “What If…”, and “Zombies, Werewolves and Things with Wings”. All books are selected by the 2011 Popular Paperback Committee members. Surprise treats are also included in this basket.

Don’t forget you can see all of the items that will be up for bid at YALSA’s Not So Silent Auction on the YALSA Midwinter Wiki Not So Silent Auction signup page.

YALSA’s Not So Silent Auction: Virtual Author Visit: Skype Visit from Author James Kennedy

On Friday night, January 7, 2011 at the San Diego Midwinter Meeting, you have the opportunity to bid on several professional packages that can help you be a better librarian and your library provide good service to teens and other customers.
Do you consider yourself to be Odd? Do you appreciate the funny, the grotesque, bizarre, yet thoughtful? Then, you will definitely want to bid on the Skype visit from the Author of, Order of Odd-Fish, James Kennedy. http://jameskennedy.com/about/Teachers and librarians across the country have said his visit to their libraries and classrooms was hysterical, engaging and interactive. Teens couldn’t stop laughing. Teachers can’t wait to have him visit again. Don’t miss your chance to bid on the Skype visit from James Kennedy at YALSA’S Not So Silent Auction. Friday January 7, 2011. This prize is worth $ 500.00.
Take a look at YALSA’s wiki to see all the items up for bid.

YALSA’s Not So Silent Auction: Your Name in a Forthcoming Novel

Kick-off your Midwinter meetings with YALSA’s Not So Silent Auction‘ on Friday night, January 7, 2011 for the chance to get your name immortalized as a character in an upcoming YA novel. There are great opportunities at the auction’ to bid on signed books and Skype visits from authors, but really, who wouldn’t love to live forever in the pages of a popular YA author’s latest work?

Deborah Heiligman had a rewarding year to say the least. Her nonfiction book Charles and Emma was recognized as a National Book Award finalist and ‘ Michael L. Printz Honor book, in addition to winning the first ever YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award.’  As everyone knows who watched her Printz acceptance speech, Deborah has a wicked sense of humor.’  She describes the value of her donation as dependent upon whether your name is used for a “nice character or a mean character.” Whichever way it turns out, your bragging rights will be priceless.

Nancy Werlin’s novels never fail to enthrall readers.’  Award-winning titles such as The Rules of Survival (National Book Award finalist) and The Killer’s Cousin (Edgar Award winner) are perpetually popular.’  Whether mystery, suspense or fantasy, her fans eagerly await the next book, and now you can be a part of it.’  Just place the winning bid at the auction, and her next novel, Unbreakable, will include a character named after you!

Think of how much fun you’ll have recommending new books by either of these authors and saying on the sly, “By the way, one of the characters in this book was named after me!”

See all the exciting items up for bid on the YALSA Midwinter Wiki Not So Silent Auction sign-up page at http://tinyurl.com/26eccw3

The Silent Auction is Coming

It’s a secret! No! It’s SILENT. Be sure to come to the silent auction Friday January 7, 2011. There will be great items, baskets, gifts and more, up for bid. The great thing about an auction, YOU name your price. Just don’t let anyone outbid you! I plan to bid on the kindle. I told you there were great prizes. OOOH, OOOH and the cashmere hand knitted scarf, OH and I want Nancy Werlin to name a character after me, OH and, SSSH, can’t tell you anymore it’s silent! You have to come and hear; I mean, bid for yourself.