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This Just In!: Our New-Books Book Club Returns

I have news.  Good news!  It's almost time for another year of This Just In!, our new-books book club for Grades 4-6.  It meets one Monday night a month (September-April) at 6:30 p.m.   Read any book you want that has been published in the last six months, then bring it to the meeting.  We'll do a quick discussion of each person's book then make commercials to share with the rest of the reading world!  Sometimes these commercials involve photography and video, sometimes they are more craft based.  We like to mix it up.  We will always post our booklists and commercials to this blog after each meeting.  Registration is required because we have to keep the group small.  You can register online by clicking on the blue date.  You can also register by phone at 444-7830.

Monday, September 15, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014
Monday, December 15, 2014 

We have an entire section dedicated to new juvenile fiction books!  Simply follow the stars through the Kid Zone.  Before the starred carpeting takes a left-hand turn down the hallway, you'll see a bookcase on your right.  The books have pink stickers on their spine label.  Remember, when looking for new books, THINK PINK!

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A.B.C. #9: Dewey's 500s

This is the final August Book Challenge for 2014!  It is also the trickiest of the three.  How well do you know Dewey's 500s?  Click on the blue question marks to see if you can match the Dewey Decimal number to the right science subject.

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2014 Adult Summer Reading Winners

Below are this year's winners for Adult Summer Reading and Stump the Librarian. Prizes can be collected in Nonfiction.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Nexus tablet: Julie Richey

California Pizza Kitchen - $25 Gift Card: Mike Barker

California Pizza Kitchen - $25 Gift Card: Eileen Dilbeck

Carmike - $25 Gift Card: Beth Fort

Carmike - $25 Gift Card: Ashley Stiefel

Carmike - $25 Gift Card: Sherry Brock

Coffee-ol-ogy - $25 Gift Card: Ashley Gregory

Earth Fare - $50 Gift Card: Renee Russell

Earth Fare - $50 Gift Card: Jessie Goh

Egg and I - $25 Gift Card: Rebecca Baughn

Egg and I - $25 Gift Card: Embree Deason

Publix - $50 Gift Card: Heather Henriques

Publix - $50 Gift Card: Charlotte Clarkson

Shell - $50 Gift Card: Sue Simpson

Shell - $50 Gift Card: Amanda Lage

Walmart - $50 Gift Card: Margy Sansbury

Walmart - $25 Gift Card: Carol Hammond

Walmart - $25 Gift Card: Chris Blackerby


Stump the Librarian Winners

Wayne Morgan - $100 Galleria Gift Card

Evan Davis - $50 Galleria Gift Card

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August 16, 2014 is National Honey Bee Day.  Why do these little guys get their own holiday?  Why wouldn't they?!?!  Do you know how much work they do?  Do you understand how important they are to the natural world?  If you don't, I highly recommend you read one of these books to find out the truth.  I've also included storybooks about bees.  After all, all work and no play makes for a very dull bee.

Lois Lowry has written many wonderful books, but the most popular (and controversial) is The Giver.  This quinntessential dystopian novel won the 1994 Newbery Medal.  Since then, it has sparked numerous classroom discussions and debates.  The movie adaptation, which hits theaters on August 15, 2014, is sure to do the same . . . and not just because of the subject matter.  Hollywood made some changes.  While participating in a panel at Comic-Con, Lowry addressed some of the differences between the book and the movie.  If she's satisfied, I'm satisfied.  If you haven't read the book yet (or if, like me, you need a refresher course), the Hoover Public Library can help.  We have the book in many formats.