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Teen Book Reviews

Anyone who has been following my monthly book reviews knows that John Green is one of my favorite teen authors.  In a previous review, I looked at The Fault In My Stars, his most recent title. Another of my favorite teen authors is David Levithan, who writes stirring GLBTQ fiction that speaks to readers regardless of their sexual orientation.  A few years ago, these two authors collaborated on a great book titled Will Grayson, Will Grayson, an amusing look at the coincidences in our everyday lives.  

Teen Summer Reading Prize Winners

Congratulations to our winners of the prize raffle drawing of the "Own The Night"  2012 Summer Reading program! Northeast Library had two winners. Kianga Bunn was one of many teen patrons throughout the city who won a Kindle Fire E-Reader:

Northeast Library Renovation

Library Closes Sept. 22, 5:30 p.m.

Northeast Library closes for renovation, Saturday, Sept. 22 at 5:30 p.m.  During renovation, the Southeast Library will have expanded hours, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday – 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday – 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday – Closed.  Read more about Northeast Library renovation.

Holidays Off The Beaten Path

It’s time to head back to school and hit the books. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to celebrate in between Labor Day and Columbus Day.  Learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below.September 1 – Chicken Boy’s BirthdaySeptember 1 – National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day

Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party

Our Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party takes place on Monday, Aug. 20 at 4 p.m.  Come celebrate summer reading with Mike the Balloon Artist.  Every child who attends the party gets a special balloon. The celebration will also include games, prizes and refreshments!

What in the World Are You Reading?

When it is really hot, cool down with a story set in a colder climate. Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George is the book selected for the children's book club meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 4 p.m. 

Teen Book Review

Bad news: The summer is just about over.  Good news:  There are still plenty of great books to read and there’s still time to complete the Own the Night Summer Reading program.  And if you’re looking for a book with a lot of humor and just a little heart, The Cardturner

Holidays off the Beaten Path

Other countries observe a special banking holiday on the first Monday in August so that their residents get a three-day weekend.  While we do not have a special bank holiday in the United States, there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate during the month of August.  Learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below.August 1 – Rounds Resounding Day

Librarians' Secret Weapons

The Early Word Catches the Book

Have you ever wondered how librarians keep track of news, trends and changes in the book world?How we recommend books and other materials to a diverse community day after day?Well, the truth is that we have a few secret weapons to help us in our mission.  Some of these are professional resources that are difficult to access without a subscription, but most are publicly available resources that are just waiting for you to discover them. In this series, I'll introduce you to some of the resources that help us make your day. 

Adult Book Club

'The Sense of an Ending' by Julian Barnes

Tony Webster, a middle-aged man, thought an amicable divorce and retirement would give him peace until he is confronted with a past he thought he had left behind.