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Archive for May, 2013

Get in SYNC this summer


Each week from now until August 15, SYNC will be offering 2 FREE audiobooks to download.  One will be a current teen title and the other will be its classic counterpart.  This week it is Anna Bank’s Of Poseidon paired with William Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

 of poseidonTempestaudio

Click here to visit SYNC’s website and start downloading.

Don’t forget that you can also download audiobooks and ebooks for free using the Library’s free downloading service, MyMedia Mall.  Click here or on the icon below to check out MyMedia Mall!


By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on May 31, 2013 Categories: Events, Fiction, Nonfiction

Join us for “Magic: The Gathering” Club for Teens!

Magic the gatheringHas Magic: The Gathering cast a spell on you? Join other planeswalkers for this role-playing card game at the Library on the last Friday of each month.  On Friday, May 31 we will be hosting our meeting of Magic: The Gathering Club for teens.  It is from 4 – 5 p.m. in the Library’s Meeting Room B.  Bring your friends, or just stop by and and see what the game is all about. Snacks and refreshments will be supplied, but teens must provide their own deck to play.

Click here to register in advance for the program!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on May 30, 2013 Categories: Events

Book Trailer of the Week– Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger.  In this Finishing School Book the First, Sophronia has been enrolled in finishing school.  Set in an alternate steampunk England in 1851, Sophronia’s finishing school is like no other.  It teaches the art of poisoning, eye lash fluttering, self defense, and other skills to make one an expert in espionage.  Being no ordinary girl, Sophronia is thriving at Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy, and she tests the limits of her new training as she tries to solve the mystery of the missing prototype.  Click here to find Etiquette & Espionage in the Library today!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on May 25, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Fiction, Funny, Mystery, Science Fiction, Supernatural/Paranormal

Teen Book Cover Art: Papercuts

Figment’s Tumblr recently posted about about a new trend of papercuts on teen book covers:

These covers are actually pretty cool looking and got me wondering– how does someone actually make papercuts?  I checked out some of the books we have in the Library on paper cutting and let me tell you, you need some serious scissor skills.  However, they aren’t as complicated as you might think.  Part of the trick of papercutting is folding the paper to make more than one cut at a time.  There are also different cutting tools you can use to create more detailed cuts.

Here are some of the most recent Teen novels that feature papercuts on their covers, click on the cover or the title link to find more information about the book:


Shadow and Bone

by Leigh Bardugo


Paper Valentine

by Brenna Yovanoff


The Infects

by Sean Beaudoin


Pretty Monsters

by Kelly Link


Shiver, Linger, Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Fall trilogy)

by Maggie Stiefvater

If you want to find out more about how to create papercuts, check out this books at the Library!  (just click on the cover or title link to find it in the Library):

paper cutsPaper Cuts: 35 Inventive Projects

by Taylor Hagerty

736.98 HAG




Paper Cutting TechniquesPapercutting Techniques for Scrapbooks and Cards

by Sharyn Sowell

736.98 SOW




Paper CutoutsPaper Cutouts

by Helene Leroux-Hugon and Julierre Vicart

736.98 LER




Art of Paper CuttingThe Art of Paper Cutting

by Henya Melichson

736.98 MEL

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on May 23, 2013 Categories: Crafts, Fiction, Nonfiction, Trending

This Week’s Book Trailer of the Week– Reboot by Amy Tintera

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Reboot by Amy Tintera.  Wren has died.  She was dead for 178 minutes before she came back to life.  The longer someone is dead, the better the hunter they become because they are stronger and return devoid of emotion.  Wren knows that she is one of the few who are considered emotionless because she was dead for so long.  As a result, she is one of the strongest hunters and she trains the new reboots.   Callum was only dead for 22 minutes.  His human-ness if off putting to Wren, but for some reason she is drawn to him.  When Wren learns that Callum and other reboots may be in danger from experimental procedures, she uses her unique abilities to fight back against the government who made her.  Click here to find Reboot in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on May 18, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Dystopian, Fiction

Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson


by R.J. Anderson

What would you do if you woke up in a psychiatric ward, with no memory of how you got there?  That is what happens to Allison at the beginning of Ultraviolet.  We meet Allison when she awakes, restrained in a bed in a psych ward.   As she remembers  more and more about what happened to her, the mystery is revealed as to the strange and unexplainable event that occurred that landed her in that bed.  Allison witnessed her classmate Tori’s death.  However, this was a death that was like no other because Tori literally unravelled before Allison’s eyes.  Allison does not know if what she saw was real, she thinks it is, but is too scared to tell anyone.  Even worse, the police suspect that Allison may be guilty of Tori’s murder since she was the last one to see her alive.

Ultraviolet is an exciting read! It is one part mystery and one part science fiction, and I guarantee you will never guess the truth of what Allison saw.  This novel definitely kept me guess up until the end of the book.  One cool thing about this novel is that you never really know if Allison can be trusted, but the story is from her point of view so you wonder if you are getting the true story.  I would definitely recommend this novel to anyone who likes a good mystery, and also to those who like sci-fi, action and adventure reads.  Click here to find Ultraviolet in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on May 16, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction, Staff Pics

Book Trailer of the Week– Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.  This trailer is really amazing, and captures the essence of this equally amazing novel.  Set in 1943, it tells the story of two young women.  Both girls are breaking the boundaries of their gender during the war.  Queenie is an expert wireless operator, and Maddie’s talent for flying planes finds her on some dangerous runs.  At the beginning of the novel, we find that Queenie has been captured by the Nazis and accused of being a spy.  She is forced to write about how she came to be captured, as a confession for the Nazis.  What Queenie reveals, however, is the friendship that developed between her and Maddie, in some of the most difficult and trying times of the war.  Later in the novel, perspectives change and Maddie tells the rest of the story and reveals what really happened when Queenie was captured.  Click here to find Code Name Verity in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on May 11, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Award Winning, Book Trailer, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Game On at the Library on Saturday!

You’re so close to the finish line! Celebrate the almost-end of the school year with a Wii, an Xbox 360, a big screen, your friends, and food.  Join us this Saturday (May 11) for an afternoon of gaming from 2 – 4 p.m. All games are rated T for teens or E for everyone.

Click here to register for this program!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on May 9, 2013 Categories: Events

Check out the first trailer for Ender’s Game!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on May 8, 2013 Categories: Movies, Science Fiction

Book Trailer of the Week– Icons by Margaret Stohl

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Icons by Margaret Stohl.  Margaret Stohl is famous for being one half of the writing duo who brought you the Beautiful Creatures series.  Icons is her first solo novel since writing the series and will be published and on bookshelves this Tuesday, May 7.  Icons is set in a dystopian future where Lords rule the world.  The Lords are alien life forms that came to earth in the 21st century.  They destroyed the environment with their weaponry and have power over the human race due to their ability to kill with electric pulses.  Dol and Ro are two teen survivors of the first wave of attacks by the Lords.  They have been raised in the Grass and untouched by the Lords’ rule.  However, when their caregiver is murdered the teens have to struggle to survive on their own.  Click here to find Icons in our catalog and look for it on our shelves on Tuesday!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on May 4, 2013 Categories: Book Trailer, Fiction