Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New Audiobooks

Seventeen-year-old Sahar has been in love with her best friend, Nasrin, since they were six. They've shared stolen kisses and romantic promises. But Iran is a dangerous place for two girls in love: Sahar and Nasrin could be beaten, imprisoned, even executed if their relationship came to light. So they carry on in secret until Nasrin's parents announce that they've arranged for her marriage. Nasrin tries to persuade Sahar that they can go on as they have been, only now with new comforts provided by the decent, well-to-do doctor Nasrin will marry. But Sahar dreams of loving Nasrin exclusively and openly. Then Sahar discovers what seems like the perfect solution. In Iran, homosexuality may be a crime, but to be a man trapped in a woman's body is seen as nature's mistake, and sex reassignment is legal and accessible. As a man, Sahar could be the one to marry Nasrin. Sahar will never be able to love the one she wants, in the body she wants to be loved in, without risking her life. Is saving her love worth sacrificing her true self?
Seventeen-year-old Hope Long's life revolves around her brother Jeremy. So when Jeremy is accused of killing the town's beloved baseball coach, Hope's world begins to unravel. Everyone is convinced Jeremy did it, and since he hasn't spoken a word in 9 years, he's unable to defend himself. Their lawyer instructs Hope to convince the jury that Jeremy is insane, but all her life Hope has known that Jeremy's just different than other people--better, even. As she works to prove his innocence--joined by her best friend T.J. and the sheriff's son, Chase--Hope uncovers secrets about the murder, the townspeople, her family, and herself. She knows her brother isn't the murderer. But as she comes closer to the truth, she's terrified to find out who is.
A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends--the Liars--whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. Read it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.
In the good old days, magic was indispensable; it could both save a kingdom and clear a clogged drain. But now magic is fading. Drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and magic carpets have been reduced to pizza delivery. Fifteen-year-old foundling Jennifer Strange runs Kazam Mystical Arts Management, an employment agency for magicians -- but it's hard to stay in business when magic is drying up. And then the visions start, predicting the death of the world's last dragon at the hands of an unnamed Dragonslayer. If that's true, everything will change for Kazam -- and for Jennifer. Because something is coming. Something known as . . . Big Magic.
Despite my best intentions, I was beginning to understand how my dad saw the world. The shadows haunting every living thing. The secrets inside the lies wrapped in bullshit. Even Gracie's box of pills was beginning to make sense.For the past five years, Hayley Kincain and her father, Andy, have been on the road, trying to outrun the memories that haunt them both. They moved back to Andy's hometown to try a "normal" life, but the horrors he saw in the war threaten to destroy their lives. Hayley watches, helpless, as her father turns to drugs and alcohol to silence his demons. And then her own past creeps up, and everything falls apart.How do you keep your father alive when death is stalking him? What are you supposed to do when your parent stops acting like an adult? And what happens if a sweet guy who can make you laugh barges his way into your world and for the first time, you find yourself thinking about the future?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Duct Tape Time!

We will be making Duct Tape Belts at the library on Saturday, September 20th 3:00-4:00pm.  Register by clicking programs at the top of this page, calling the library, or coming in!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Remembering 9/11

Today we remember those we lost on September 11th, 2001.

Here are some books the library has available that deal with that day.

Three New York City teens express their reactions to the bombing of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and its impact on their lives and the world.
It's a Tuesday morning in Brooklyn---a perfect September day. Wendy is heading to school, eager to make plans with her best friend, worried about how she looks, mad at her mother for not letting her visit her father in California, impatient with her little brother and with the almost too-loving concern of her jazz musician stepfather. She's out the door to catch the bus. An hour later comes the news: A plane has crashed into the World Trade Center---her mother's office building. 
There is September 11 and then there are the days after, and finally the years. Falling Man is a magnificent, essential novel about the event that defines turn-of-the-century America. It begins in the smoke and ash of the burning towers and tracks the aftermath of this global tremor in the intimate lives of a few people.
The dramatic and moving account of the struggle for life inside the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, when every minute counted At 8:46 am on September 11, 2001, 14,000 people were inside the twin towers-reading e-mails, making trades, eating croissants at Windows on the World. Over the next 102 minutes, each would become part of a drama for the ages, one witnessed only by the people who lived it-until now. 
On the evening of September 14, as the sun set over the flag-draped county courthouse in Somerset, Pennsylvania, fifteen hundred mourners gathered together as Governor Tom Ridge presided over a memorial to the passengers and crew of United Flight 93. In the hushed twilight, amid the toiling of bells, a candle was lit for each victim, and the flames were used to light smaller candles held by townspeople attending the service. The hijackers had failed in their mission, Ridge said. They had not destroyed our spirit. They had rekindled it. By fighting back against the terrorists, the passengers and crew had undoubtedly saved hundreds, if not thousands, of lives. 
Explains the historical and religious issues that sparked terrorists to attack America on September 11, 2001, including information on Islam, Osama bin Laden, and the Middle East.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Join the TBC!

This month the Teen Book Club is reading

Charlie is the laid-back captain of the basketball team. Nate is the neurotic, scheming president of the robotics club. Their unlikely friendship nearly bites the dust when Nate declares war on the cheerleaders and they retaliate by making Charlie their figurehead in the ugliest class election campaign the school has ever seen. At stake is funding that will either cover a robotics competition or new cheerleading uniforms-- but not both. Bad sportsmanship? Sure. Chainsaws? Why not. Running away from home on Thanksgiving? Nothing can possibly go wrong

Copies of the graphic novel are available at the circulation desk.
Discussion, snack, and preview of the new books for October on Wednesday, September 24th 6:00-7:00pm

Monday, September 8, 2014

Teen Advisory Group - September Meeting

We had our September TAG meeting this past Saturday.  Present were: Catherine, Hannah, Hope, Jill, Melanie, and Zach.

We first discussed the rule sheets that have been passed out to young adult entering the library.  Everyone thought they were great and didn't need anything edited on them.

We also discussed the upcoming Fall Fest next month and how the TAG would participate.  We discussed doing glitter tattoos and the candy jar counting again, and possible a ring bottle toss game.

The upcoming programs for young adults at the library are:

A. Monday, September 8th – Free Zumba Class 3:30-4:30pm
B. Wednesday, September 10th – Teen Cuisine: Apples 4:30-6:30pm
C.  Thursday, September 11th – Super Smash Bros Brawl League 4:00-5:00pm
D. Monday, September 15th – Free Zumba Class 3:30-4:30pm
E. Thursday, September 18th – Super Smash Bros Brawl League 4:00-5:00pm
F. Saturday, September 20th – Duct Tape Belts 3:00-4:00pm
G. Monday, September 22nd – Free Zumba Class 3:30-4:30pm
H. Wednesday, September 24th – Teen Book Club: Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong 6:00-7:00pm
I. Monday, September 29th – Free Zumba Class 3:30-4:30pm
J. Thursday, October 2nd – Super Smash Bros Brawl League 4:00-5:00pm
K. Tuesday, October 7th – Teen Lego Club 7:00-8:00pm
L. Wednesday, October 8th – Teen Knitting Club 5:30-6:30pm
M. Thursday, October 9th – Super Smash Bros Brawl League 4:00-5:00pm

Then we moved on to discussing our suggestions and recommendations~

  • drawing manga
  • babysitting class
  • self defense
  • life size board game
  • worst case scenario
  • bring your own guitar music class
  • reading music instruction
  • featuring a 'genre of the month'
  • writer's club
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Jill)
  • Paper Towns by John Green (Jill)
  • 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher (Catherine)
  • The Jeeves books by P. G. Wodehouse (Zach)
  • The Healer's Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson (Hope)
  • Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella (Melanie)
  • The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau (Miss G)
  • Skin and Bones by Sherry Shahan (Miss G)
  • Beowulf (Zach)
  • Criminal Minds (Melanie)
  • New Girl (Catherine)
  • Dr. Who (Hannah)
  • Brooklyn 99 (Miss G)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Catherine)
  • Willow (Miss G)
  • Princess Bride (Zach)
  • Pacific Rim (Zach)
  • Before Sunrise (Melanie)
  • If I Stay (Catherine)
  • Ever After (Zach)
Video Games
  • Knights of Pen & Paper (Hannah)
  • Shovel Knight (Jill)
  • 5 Nights at Freddy's (Hannah)
  • Super Mario 64 (Jill)
  • OAR (Melanie)
  • Black Keys (Catherine)
  • Chvrs (Melanie)
  • We Are Alive (podcast)(Hannah)
  • Cheggaconroy, YT (Jill)
  • Vlogbros, YT (Jill)
  • Boardshorts TV, YT (Hope)
  • Waze (Miss G)
  • Hobbit News (Zach)
  • Pocket Avatars (Zach)
  • Action Movie FX (Zach)

Our next meeting is Saturday, October 11th at 3pm, see you then!

Sunday, September 7, 2014