Information on events, library related happenings, and other deep thoughts from our library staff.
TJI: Paint Chip Comic Strips
Graphic novels and fiction books illustrated with doodle art is all the rage. So our book club for Grades 4-6 decided to make Paint Chip Comic Strips to advertise the books we read. Take a look!
Austin = Timmy Failure: We Meet Again by Stephan Pastis
Carlie = The Zoo at the Edge of the World by Eric Kahn Gale
Carson = 39 Clues: Unstoppable: Flashpoint by Gordon Korman
Jessica = Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After by Rachel Renée Russell
J.P. & Will = Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney
Miss Katie Jane = Frank Einstein and the Anti-Matter Motor by Jon Scieszka
Kira = Athlete vs Mathlete by W. C. Mack
Liam = Vader's Little Princess / Goodnight Darth Vader by Jeffrey Brown
Sawyer = Ocean S.O.S. by J. Burchett & S. Vogler
The next meeting of This Just In! will be Monday, February 9, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Register online or by phone (444-7830).
The Sounds of Sleep
Need some soothing melodies to lull your little one to sleep? Why not check out a few of our lullaby CDs? We have quite a large collection, and, since they are shelved together, they're easy to find. Here are just a few examples of the lullaby albums available in the Kid Zone.
Stella by Starlight by Draper
That's right, folks! Sharon M. Draper, author of Out of My Mind and Tears of a Tiger, has a new book out this week. I checked out Hoover's copy, but I'll read it quickly. I promise! Here's a snippet to tide you over while you wait.
Stella by Starlight
Stella lives in the segregated South—in Bumblebee, North Carolina, to be exact about it. Some stores she can go into. Some stores she can’t. Some folks are right pleasant. Others are a lot less so. To Stella, it sort of evens out, and heck, the Klan hasn’t bothered them for years. But one late night, later than she should ever be up, much less wandering around outside, Stella and her little brother see something they’re never supposed to see, something that is the first flicker of change to come, unwelcome change by any stretch of the imagination. As Stella’s community—her world—is upended, she decides to fight fire with fire. And she learns that ashes don’t necessarily signify an end.
Staff Picks 2014 -- Teen Fiction
This year's list takes you on a trip around the world, back in time, and to the far reaches of the imagination. If you read them all (click here for a printable list), it's a wild ride. Get a closer look at our Best Books of 2014 event on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. There will be speed book talks, refreshments, and door prizes. And don't forget about the first meeting of Book Club & Pizza on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. You can register online or by phone (444-7826).
- Cress by Marissa Meyer
- Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
- The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters
- A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier
- Diamond Boy by Michael Williams
- Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout
- Free to Fall by Lauren Miller
- Girls Like Us by Gail Giles
- Going Over by Beth Kephart
- Going Rogue by Robin Benway
- Halley: A Novel by Faye Gibbons
- The Here and Now by Ann Brashares
- I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora
- Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones
- The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
- The Islands at the End of the World by Austin Aslan
- Jackaby by William Ritter
- Like Water on Stone by Dana Walrath
- Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
- Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine
- Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
- The Scar Boys by Len Vlahos
- The Secret Sky: A Novel of Forbidden Love in Afghanistan by Atia Abawi
- Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
- Stitching Snow by R. C. Lewis
- There Will Come a Time by Carrie Arcos
- Ticker by Lisa Mantchev
- A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman
- To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
- The Tyrant's Daughter by J. C. Carleson
- Unhinged by A. G. Howard
- Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger
- We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Spanish Conversation Club
Be on the lookout for the Spanish Conversation Club at the library beginning February 10, 2015 at 7 pm. The monthly meetings will take place on the second Tuesday of the month on the Plaza. All fluency levels are welcome at this free event. Come practice Spanish and learn the culture!
For any questions, call 444-7820