Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs wrote an extremely popular novel called Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Now, Tim Burton has turned it into what is sure to be an extremely popular movie. It opens this weekend.
"When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As he learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, Jake realizes that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies. Jake must figure out who is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is."
Our teen librarian Wendy is taking a field trip to Carmike Cinemas at Patton Creek to see the movie, and you can go too! For FREE! Our Movie Night Out will be Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 5 p.m. If you're a teen, we will pay for your ticket. But you must sign up because space is limited! Register online or by phone (444-7826).
Banned Books Week 2016
Banned Books Week is here! Defend the First Amendment and read a banned book September 25-October 1, 2016. You can choose from the Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2015 (click here to watch the video) or one of the titles featured on the many lists available on the official Banned Books Week website. They have lists about frequently challenged children's books, teen books, books by authors of color, books with diverse content, and classics.
What else can you do?
Contribute to the Banned Books Week conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #BannedBooksWeek.
Find out what authors have to think about Banned Books Week. Take a look at guest author posts on the Intellectual Freedom blog.