REGULAR PROGRAMS Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM. Stories and Songs, for ages 2 – 4, is on Saturdays at 10:30 AM. Drop-in computer help will be this Tuesday the 2nd from 6 – 7 PM and this Saturday the 6th from 11 AM – 12 PM. Call the library or check online for all of the details on all of our upcoming events.
JUST ARRIVED Check out our Young Adult section this week. We have two new graphic novels: The Chancellor and the Citadel, written and illustrated by Maria Capelle Frantz, deals with a mythical land, a war, and a supernatural defender coming to terms with the root of the conflict, while Kiss Number 8, written by Colleen A.F. Venable and illustrated by Ellen T. Crenshaw, features a girl grappling with family, friends, and the meaning of attraction. For a romance on the lighter side, try The Beauty of the Moment, by Tanaz Bhathena, about a seemingly mismatched pair coming together despite everything. Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, narrates a tale of lost loves in Julie Berry’s Lovely War. If your teen is interested in fantasy novels, we have several. The Waking Forest, by Alyssa Wees, tells the intertwining stories of a girl who lives on the outskirts of a forest and the wish-granting witch who lives inside it. Jessika Fleck’s Beware the Night is the tale of an island people whose tranquil life comes with a heavy cost. In future dystopias, Astrid Scholte’s Four Dead Queens finds a pair of unlikely companions trying to unravel the mystery of a quadruple assassination, while Lilliam Rivera’s Dealing in Dreams sees the leader of a street gang fighting to win a place among the city’s elite. In Superman: Dawnbreaker Matt de la Peña reimagines the Man of Steel as a bespectacled teenager in a modern Smallville. Other books with a modern, but more realistic, setting include: Barely Missing Everything, by Matt Méndez, about a teenager trying to escape his life through a basketball scholarship who discovers the father he was told is dead might actually be in prison; Mike, by Andrew Norriss, about a tennis player who has a friend only he can see; and The Weight of a Thousand Feathers, by Brian Conaghan, about a young man who is the caretaker for his dying mother and his younger brother both. Finally, Laurie Halse Anderson is the author of acclaimed and very popular books for both children and teens, including Speak and Chains. Her autobiography, Shout, talks about what led her to create the books she has.
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REGULAR HOURS are 9 AM to 8 PM on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9 AM to 5 PM on Wednesday and Friday, and 9 AM to 3 PM on Saturday. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at your library!