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Misty Copeland Shares a Life in Motion

Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina by Misty Copeland with Brandy Colbert Aladdin

Determination meets dance in this middle grade adaptation of the New York Times bestselling memoir by Misty Copeland.

As the first African-American principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland has been breaking down all kinds of barriers in the world of dance. But when she first started dancing—at the late age of thirteen—no one would have guessed the shy, underprivileged girl would one day make history in her field. Her road to excellence was not easy—a chaotic home life, with several siblings and a single mother, was a stark contrast to the control and comfort she found on stage. And when her home life and incredible dance promise begin to clash, Misty had to learn to stand up for herself and navigate a complex relationship with her mother, while pursuing her ballet dreams.

Life in Motion is a story for all the kids who dare to be different, dream bigger, and want to break stereotypes in whatever they do.

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Comics Confidential

Do you recognize any of these names?  Harry Bliss, Cátia Chien, Geoffrey Hayes, Kazu Kibuishi, Hope Larson, Danica Novgorodoff, Matt Phelan, Dave Roman, Mark and Siena Cherson Siegel, James Sturm, Sara Varon, Gene Luen Yang?  Do you not only recognize these people but also absolutely LOVE their work?  Then add this book to your wish list!

Comics Confidential: Thirteen Graphic Novelists Talk Story, Craft, and Life Outside the Box
compiled and edited by Leonard S. Marcus
J  741.5  MAR

"Respected anthologist Leonard S. Marcus turns his literary microscope to the world of comics, which has lately morphed and matured at a furious pace. Powerful influences from manga to the movies to underground comix have influenced the thirteen artists and writers interviewed in these pages to create their own word-and-picture narratives. Here are their moving, funny, inspirational stories: true tales from the crucible of creative struggles that led each to become a master of one of today’s most vibrant art forms. The book also contains an original graphic short on the common theme of “the city" from each of the artists, a mini-comic set in a cityscape of their choosing—present-day, historical, or imaginary."

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Book-Inspired Christmas

Celebrate the holidays by making book-inspired decorations! Classics like Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter will fuel a few of our creative endeavors. Other projects will literally take old books and recycle them into something merry and bright. Plus, there will be season's eatings! This event is open for all tweens and teens, ages 11- 18. Please register online or by phone (444-7826) for Make a Literary Ornament on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell

Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Booked by Kwame Alexander
When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-⁠Marie McLemore
Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina
Pax by Sara Pennypacker & Jon Klassen
Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story by Caren Stelson

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits the big screen on November 18, 2016.  It will be showing on multiple screens at both the Patton Creek Carmike and the Lee Branch Carmike.  If you're a teen (grades 7-12), you could see it for FREE with the help of Hoover Public Library!  We're taking a lucky group of teens to see it on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 4 p.m.  Sign up online or by phone (444-7826) today!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay will be available for checkout beginning November 19, 2016.  This marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books.  Place your hold today!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was one of the text books that Harry Potter used in his first year at Hogwarts.  The book was published for Muggles in 2001.  It is currently unavailable for purchase, so our library only has one copy that is circulating.  They plan to publish a new edition in March 2017.  Will we buy lots?  Of course.



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Teen Community Service Volunteer Guidelines

Volunteer applications are taken year round, but opportunities are available on a limited basis. During the school year times are available for special programs only. Applications will be held on file until opportunities arise. Volunteers are needed more during the summer to help with the library’s Summer Reading Program.