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Archive for August, 2013

Tomorrow: Teens Game On at the Library!

Join us tomorrow, at the Library, for two full hours of open gaming!  A Wii, an Xbox 360, a big screen, your friends, and food — can you think of a better way to spend some of your last days of summer? Come to the Library for an afternoon of video games, snacks, and friendly challenges. All games are rated T for teens or E for everyone.

Click here to register for this program!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on August 8, 2013 Categories: Events

Reviews by You!

Graceling Graceling
by Kristen Cashore
This was an amazing book! I didn’t expect much from the cover, but it was great! I can’t wait until the next book comes out!
Review submitted by Angeline.
Gender Blender Gender Blender
by Blake Nelson
This book was really weird but still good to read. This book was for middle school kids or older!
Review submitted by Jill.
Diamond of Darkhold The Diamond of Darkhold
by Jeanne DuPrau
The Diamond of Darkhold is a book in the City of Ember series about Lina and Doon after they escape Ember. They go back to find what is left of it and find the Troggs, who have taken over but what can Lina and Doon do about the mighty army?
Review submitted by Michael.
lastolymppian The Last Olympian
by Rick Riordan
A book that contains courage, even when all is lost. Luke took the ultimate sacrifice and killed himself to stop Kronos from taking over Olympus. In the end, love was finally satisfied.
Review submitted by Kaeley.
Recruit The Recruit
by Robert Muchamore
C.H.E.R.U.B. was a real organization in World War II. Cherub is a group of 60 highly trained kids to spy on the enemy and James is a new recruit.
Review submitted by Aidan.
BlackDuck Black Duck
by Janet Taylor Lisle
Ruben Hart and Jeddy McKenzie are two ordinary boys when they found a dead body on the beach. He and Jeddy run. Now people are looking for them. Will they get caught?
Review submitted by Patrick.
Curse of the Ancients Curse of the Ancients
by Matt De La Pena
This book is a blast! All the action will keep you wondering what will happen next.
Review submitted by Benjamin.
PrettyLittleLiars Pretty Little Liars
by Sara Shepard
Pretty Little Liars is a great book with a bit of mystery to it. It’s a lot like the show from what I’ve read. I would recommend it and I rate it 8/10.
Review submitted by Samantha.
Downriver Downriver
by Will Hobbs
I thought Downriver was a great book. I think the author used a good amount of detail that helped put the story together. Overall, it was a good book.
Review submitted by Anthony.
Esperanza Rising Esperanza Rising
by Pam Munoz Ryan
When bandits come to town and take her father’s life, Esperanza, Romona, and her mom are forced to go to America to get away from Tio Luiz.
Review submitted by Paula.

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By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on August 7, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Realistic Fiction, Reviews By You, Science Fiction

Book Trailer of the Week– Strings Attached by Judy Blundell

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Strings Attached by Judy Blundell.  Set in 1950’s New York, Strings Attached tells the story of 17-year-old Kit who has run away from her home in Providence, RI.  Kit is a dancer and wants to become famous, and she believes that she can do that in New York City.  However, it is hard for Kit to get recognized in the big city and when her former boyfriend’s father (a supposed mob boss) offers to help her out in return for a little favor, Kit agrees.  Of course, nothing is ever as it seems with the mob and Kit finds herself in the midst of murder, lies, and deception.  Click here to find Strings Attached in the Library

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on August 2, 2013 Categories: Book Trailer, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery

Join us for the Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club!

Are you an expert with knitting or crochet needles, just learning, or want to learn?  Then join us on Friday, August 2, from 4 – 6 p.m. for the monthly Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club meeting at the Library.  We have yarn, needles, and the know-how to teach the basics of knitting and crocheting. You can also bring your own supplies – and your friends – for an afternoon of sharing ideas and conversation. Refreshments will be served.

Click here to register for the Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on August 1, 2013 Categories: Events