Westerfeld Introduces Afterworlds
I'm predicting that Afterworlds will be the must-read book of fall. The author, Scott Westerfeld, already has a large following for his UGLIES series and LEVIATHAN trilogy. Plus, it's a story-within-a-story, so it's a genre mash-up. But mostly it highlights the awesome YA authors living and working in NYC. And everyone seems to be obsessed with YA lit these days. Including me. And including you. Here's a sneak peek:
In alternating chapters, eighteen-year-old Darcy Patel navigates the New York City publishing world and Lizzie, the heroine of Darcy's novel, slips into the "Afterworld" to survive a terrorist attack and becomes a spirit guide, as both face many challenges and both fall in love.
WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER!
Stan Lee Wants You to Get a Library Card
The king of the cameo is also making an appearance in this year's National Library Card Sign-Up Month campaign. Stan Lee is co-creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, X-Men, Iron Man, and the Fantastic Four. He's spending September encouraging students to get the most important school supply of all -- a library card. For more information on how to acquired a card here at Hoover Public Library, visit our Library Memberships page on our website. You can also stop by the Circulation Desk or call 444-7800.
If you already have a library card, let me remind you about another September promotional. Food for Fines gives you the opportunity to waive overdue fines. All you have to do is bring in canned goods and/or pantry staples. Each item is worth $1 in waived fines. Though we will only waive up to $10, you can bring as many cans as you want. The items will be donated to a local charity. For more specific information, click on the bold and the blue.