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National Library Week 2014 @ Your Library!
In honor of National Library Week,
we will be accepting canned goods in exchange for
up to $5 in OVERDUE FINES
through Saturday, April 19th!
(This does not apply to replacement costs!)
TWEEN (4th-6th Grades) BOOK GOUP:
Friday, May 2nd, 4p.m.
Catherine, Called Birdy
"Catherine feels trapped. Her father is determined to marry her off to a rich man—any rich man, no matter how awful.
But by wit, trickery, and luck, Catherine manages to send several would-be husbands packing. Then a shaggy-bearded suitor from the north comes to call—by far the oldest, ugliest, most revolting suitor of them all. Unfortunately, he is also the richest.
Can a sharp-tongued, high-spirited, clever young maiden with a mind of her own actually lose the battle against an ill-mannered, piglike lord and an unimaginative, greedy toad of a father? Deus! Not if Catherine has anything to say about it!" --karencushman.com
June: Houdini the Handcuff King, Jason Lutes
July: Frindle, Andrew Clements
August: Chasing Vermeer, Blue Balliett
September: Flora & Ulysses, Kate DiCamillo
TEEN (7th-12th Grades) BOOK GOUP:
This Dark Endeavor:
The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, Kenneth Oppel
Thursday, April 17th, 4p.m.
"Victor and Konrad are the twin brothers Frankenstein. They are nearly inseparable. Growing up, their lives are filled with imaginary adventures...until the day their adventures turn all too real.
They stumble upon the Dark Library and discover secret books of alchemy and ancient remedies. Father forbids them from ever entering the room again, but when Konrad falls gravely ill, Victor is drawn back to the Dark Library where he uncovers an ancient formula for the Elixir of Life. Victor, along with his beautiful cousin Elizabeth and friend Henry, immediately set out to find a man who was once known for his alchemical works to help them create the formula.
Determined to save Konrad, the three friends scale the highest trees in Strumwald, dive into the deepest lakes, and even make an unthinkable sacrifice in their quest for the elixir’s ingredients. And as if their task was not complicated enough, a new realm of danger—that of illicit love—threatens to end the ordeal in tragedy." --Amazon.com
May: Boxers & Saints (2 volume Graphic Novel),
Gene Luen Yang, Lark Pien
June: Darius & Twig, Walter Dean Myers
July: Maze Runner, James Dashner
August: Can I see your I.D.?: True Stories of False Identities,
September: Readers Choice:
*Bring a book you've enjoyed reading to share with the group*
Book Discussion Group
Join us on Tuesday, May 6th at 7p.m. to discuss the book:
Amy Falls Down, Jincey Willett
"Amy Gallup is an aging novelist and writing instructor living in Escondido, California, with her dog, Alphonse. Since recent unsettling events, she has made some progress. While she still has writer’s block, she doesn’t suffer from it. She’s still a hermit, but she has allowed some of her class members into her life. She is no longer numb, angry, and sardonic: she is merely numb and bemused, which is as close to happy as she plans to get. Amy is calm.
So, when on New Year’s morning she shuffles out to her backyard garden to plant a Norfolk pine, she is wholly unprepared for what happens next.
Amy falls down.
A simple accident, as a result of which something happens, and then something else, and then a number of different things, all as unpredictable as an eight-ball break. At first the changes are small, but as these small events carom off one another, Amy’s life changes in ways that range from ridiculous to frightening to profound." --Amazon.com
The Fault in Our Stars, John Green
Readers Choice : Graphic Novel
*Bring a graphic novel you've enjoyed reading to share with the group*
Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York, Deborah Blum
The Cuckoo's Calling, Robert Galbraith
In Cold Blood, Truman Capote
The Good Lord Bird, James McBride
*Bring a book you're enjoying/you've enjoyed reading around the holidays to share with the group*