The Young Adult August calendar is now available online! Check it out and sign up for some of our great events now, before they fill up. We have tie die, book bingo, jewelry making and more!
Have you met your summer reading goals yet? If not, maybe you should check out some of these retellings of classic and/or fairy tales. There are many more not on these lists, can you name any?
14 YA Retellings of Literary Classics
162 YA Retellings of Classic Literature and Fairy Tales
11 Adult Classic Retellings
Fairy Tale Retellings
We have a wide variety of study materials for all kinds of exams: SAT, PSAT, ACT, MCAT, APs, GMAT, GRE, GED… we have the traditional study guides, tons of vocabulary builders, and free online resources when you use your library card. Check out the Careers and Education section of our online databases page, and try Learning Express Library to help build your skills in math, English, science, etc. There are flyers in Reference and the YA room to help you out if you forget where to look, or you can view it by clicking: Test Prep Flyer.
For those of you starting to look at colleges, etc. you may want to look at Kaplan’s average SAT and ACT scores for 50 top colleges. Click on “Test Scores for Key Colleges”, and start exploring your test prep options today!
This week’s staff pick of the week is The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen. A mildly futuristic fantasy that our staff member wasn’t sure they’d like, but they were “ensnared” after the first few pages. An excellent novel about a strong young woman trying to figure out who she is and how to fix a kingdom. There are thieves, assassins, kidnappings… and no romance. The first of a trilogy, this was a great read, and it’s already been optioned into a movie.
“Kelsea Glynn is the sole heir to the throne of Tearling but has been raised in secret by foster parents after her mother – Queen Elyssa, as vain as she was stupid – was murdered for ruining her kingdom. For 18 years, the Tearling has been ruled by Kelsea’s uncle in the role of Regent however he is but the debauched puppet of the Red Queen, the sorceress-tyrant of neighbouring realm of Mortmesme. On Kelsea’s 19th birthday, the tattered remnants of her mother’s guard – each pledged to defend the queen to the death – arrive to bring this most un-regal young woman out of hiding…
And so begins her journey back to her kingdom’s heart, to claim the throne, earn the loyalty of her people, overturn her mother’s legacy and redeem the Tearling from the forces of corruption and dark magic that are threatening to destroy it. But Kelsea’s story is not just about her learning the true nature of her inheritance – it’s about a heroine who must learn to acknowledge and live with the realities of coming of age in all its insecurities and attractions, alongside the ethical dilemmas of ruling justly and fairly while simply trying to stay alive.”–Taken from Goodreads.com
The Queen Of The Tearling: A Novel
Published: Jun 26, 2014 by Harper
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Come join us for the Family Film Cafe showing of The LEGO Movie on Tuesday, July 22 at 7-8:45 PM.
Bring your own picnic supper or just a dessert to snack on as you enjoy this film on our large screen.
so that we can set up a table for your group. A parent must be with child at all times during the film.
If you print your tickets, you may bring them directly to the program, which will be held in the Community Room.
2013 was a phenomenal year for books, and there are a lot of “best of 2013” lists. If you don’t know what to read this summer, why don’t you check out one of last year’s best?
Andrew Carnegie Medal Shortlist & Similar Works
Best of the Best Books List: 2013 Critics’ Top Picks from TheDailyBeast.com
The Best New Books of 2013 from Barnes and Noble
NPR’s Book Concierge
You can also look at our Staff Pick of the Week Blog Posts (collected here on Facebook) or Bookmarks when you visit the library!
Don’t forget that everything you read counts towards our Summer Reading program!