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Coming up: Starting on Monday, February 10th and running all week, Youth Services is hosting “Book, Be My Valentine?”     Come in to Youth Services (second floor of the library) and write a valentine to a book you love!


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Seek the Unknown this week (from Monday through end of day on Friday) in our two scavenger hunts!   We have one in Youth Services and one in Adult Services (look for the acid green or acid orange forms and black boxes).   Search through the clues and see if you can fill in the mystery phrase.

You may participate in both scavenger hunts — just make sure your forms are put into the boxes by 9:00 pm on Friday!     We have stacks of books, bookmarks and candy to give out to two lucky winners!

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You never know what you’ll discover in the library

Every year, YALSA sponsors Teen Read Week – October 13-19, 2013 — which means they give us a theme, and we run with it.

This year, the theme is Seek The Unknown @ Your Library.   So what does that mean?   Well, John and I think it means that it’s a great opportunity to discover some of the cool (and maybe weird) stuff that you can find at the library.   So, this month, we have a few things going on:

  • Displays in both YS and AS (for AS, see the top shelf of the New Teen Books display shelves) where you can choose a book based on the description that we’ve written on its paper-covered cover.  Yes, it’s your chance to discover some completely awesome book that you might never have noticed on our shelves.   You’ll find a mix of fiction and nonfiction, and I even threw in a few graphic novels.
  • I’ll be posting on this blog throughout October about some of the interesting or unusual things in the library.   You might be surprised by what I find . . .
  • We’ll be running a contest during the week of October 13th.   Stay tuned for a post on this — we need to get all the info together, but be assured it’ll be fun.   And we have prizes!!

So, take the opportunity in October to be brave and seek the unknown at the library!  

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We’re having an all-ages celebration of all things Star Wars on Saturday, October 5th.   There will be crafts, photo-ops with Star Wars characters, a costume contest, and more!    See the flyer and our website for more details.

List flyer 1

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Just a reminder —- if you reach the 4-book goal, you may come in and pick up your prizes!    You can go to either the YS Desk, or the Connection Desk (lower level) and pick up your choice of a free book, an envelope with coupons, and a piece of candy.   We also have comic books that you can choose from, in addition to your free book.


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The Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Group will be discussing Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor on October 24, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. (in Meeting Room B).   This is a teen title, so I wanted to welcome any teens to come to the discussion (teens are always welcome, but since this is a teen book, I wanted to extend a definite invitation).     We do have the reputation of being a sometimes raucous and rowdy book group (so if you’re intimidated by the idea of adults staring at you, silently waiting for you to talk, you don’t have to worry about that with us).    I also always have some kind of treat that I’ve baked for our discussions …. and I’m thinking this book definitely deserves a layer cake.

If you’re interested, the library has several copies of the book (on display at the Reference Desk ….. or, if they are all checked out, and you want one for the discussion, we can get you one through interlibrary loan).    The book group does have a blog, if you’d like to see what we’re reading, what we thought of what we’re reading, and some other interesting stuff.

About the book:   Around the world, black hand prints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”; she speaks many languages—not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.

When one of the strangers—beautiful, haunted Akiva—fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?              (summary courtesy of GoodReads)

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This is a great story that I think appeals to teens, as well as adults.   So, letting you all know you’re welcome to come to our discussion.   Yes, there will be food.  And yes, this is the Library’s fun and raucous book group.    Copies may be checked out, so if you want one, ask us to interlibrary loan a copy for you.


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