Happy Belated New Year to you all!
The BIG news is -- we've just scheduled a TWILIGHT PARTY to coincide with the DVD release of the film! Be there March 26, 3:30 pm, dressed as your favorite vampire or werewolf, so we can watch the movie, have vampire-inspired snacks, play Cullen trivia, and more! Bring your friends to share your love of TWILIGHT! Registration begins March 12.
Just want to keep you current on some new books that have come in ....
Return to Sender, Julia Alvarez-- a hopeful novel about Mexican migrant workers saving a Vermont farm.
Seize the Story: A Handbook for Teens Who Like to Write, Victoria Hanley -- a perfect book for any teen who is really interested in writing fiction. Includes interviews with lots of successful writers.
cracked up to be, Courtney Summers -- When "Perfect" Parker Fadley starts drinking and failing classes, nobody would have guessed she's turn out like this...but nobody knows the truth...something horrible has happened, and it just might be her fault.
Gankutsuou, The Count of Monte Cristo, Mahiro Maeda -- Based on the acclaimed anime, this manga science fiction version of Dumas' classic is the story of a young man's seduction by evil -- and a grown man's struggle with his past.
Secret Keeper, Mitali Perkins -- Set in Calcutta, India, in the 1970s, this story tells of the relationships among mothers and daughters and sisters, and one young woman's struggle to find her identity and claim her future. From the author of Monsoon Summer.
Blue Flame: Book One of the Perfect Fire Trilogy, K.M. Grant -- A tale of star-crossed lovers, religious intolerance, court intrigue, and mystical landscape.
The Traitor Game, B.R. Collins -- Michael and Francis have played for years in the fantasy world of Evgard, a game they created together. Reality and fantasy collide in this debut novel in which cowardice, loyalty, and danger all play a role in a most unusual friendship.
EON, Dragoneye Reborn, Alison Goodman -- Twelve-year-old Eon, training in Dragon Magic, is actually sixteen-year-old Eona, masquerading for years as a boy so she can train as a Dragoneye. Swordplay, dragon magic, and a hero with a desperate secret!
The Way of the Warrior, Andrew Matthews -- Set in sixteenth-century Japan, this action-packed novel is full of intrigue, suspense, and the excitement of samurai sword fighting.
Triple Shot Bettys in Love, Jody Gehrman -- Geena and Amber's search for true love is bumpy and mystifying...good thing they always have the Triple Shot Betty coffee shack where they serve up espressos the way they'd like their guys -- HOT!
Jet Set, Carrie Karasyov & Jill Kargman -- Follow average American teen Lucy's adventures at a
boarding school in Switzerland as she deals with her crush on a prince, the "It" clique on campus, and a tabloid disaster.
Firefall, Anna Levine -- Aggie is eighteen and getting ready to do her service for the Israeli Army -- in an elite combat unit. Luckily for Aggie, her backbreaking, sand-in-mouth, completely-lost-in-the-desert training produces an unlikely dividend: friends. The kind she never imagined she could have. The kind you'd go to war with--and for.
Gamer Girl, Mari Mancusi -- In the game world, Maddy can transform herself from regular outcast high school student to Allora, a beautiful Elfin princess with magical powers to take down enemies with a snap of her fingers and a wave of her wand. But a real gamer girl understands that real life comes first....
Everything Beautiful in the World, Lisa Levchuk -- The only good thing about having a mother with cancer is that people are willing to let you get away with pretty much anything. A piercing story about decisions and how life and love can lead us down unexpected paths.
Mortal Coils, Eric Nylund -- From an author of the Halo series, the first book in an epic series about twins Eliot and Fiona, the offspring of a goddess and Lucifer, Prince of Darkness.
The Comet's Curse, Dom Testa --A group of teens are sent into space to save mankind. Will they succeed? Or they on a death ship?
And some titles to help you with school projects or just expand your knowledge:
Defining Moments: the Voting Rights Act of 1965
Compact Research: Drug Legalization
Check here for more great books and programs coming soon!