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This week’s staff pick is “Fortune’s Pawn” by Rachel Bach, a sci-fi adventure that kicks off the Paradox trilogy- all of which are published, so you can read them all now instead of waiting for a couple years.  A few of our staff members have read this series and absolutely, completely love it.  If you take this to the beach, make sure you have an umbrella because you may forget to reapply your sunscreen because you’re so engrossed.

“Devi Morris isn’t your average mercenary. She has plans. Big ones. And a ton of ambition. It’s a combination that’s going to get her killed one day – but not just yet. 

That is, until she just gets a job on a tiny trade ship with a nasty reputation for surprises. The Glorious Fool isn’t misnamed: it likes to get into trouble, so much so that one year of security work under its captain is equal to five years everywhere else. With odds like that, Devi knows she’s found the perfect way to get the jump on the next part of her Plan. But the Fool doesn’t give up its secrets without a fight, and one year on this ship might be more than even Devi can handle.

If Sigouney Weaver in Alien met Starbuck in Battlestar Galactica, you’d get Deviana Morris — a hot new mercenary earning her stripes to join an elite fighting force. Until one alien bite throws her whole future into jeopardy.”–Summary taken from Goodreads.com


Fortune's Pawn

Rachel Bach

Published: Nov 05, 2013 by Orbit
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Congratulations to our Children’s Department, which won the New Jersey State Library’s Best Practices in Early Literacy Program Award for our Scribble Time program!  We’re very proud of their accomplishment!

Our next Scribble Time! program is Monday June 16, 11-11:30 am.  If you’re interested in coming, you must register.  You can do so here.

Scribble Time! is a first introduction to crayons, paint, and glue, along with a story and a rhyme or two.  This program is more about the experience than the product: Children will enjoy using the materials provided even though it may not result in something to hang on the refrigerator at home.  As an added benefit, they will increase vocabulary as we talk about these creative experiences.  Parents and children should plan to wear comfortable clothing that can get messy.
This is a new program for children ages 1 to 3 years accompanied by a parent.
Please register CHILD ONLY so we can plan enough materials and space.
Registration begins two weeks before the program date.
The same project is offered on both dates each month.  Please plan to attend only one.
You can check out other dates for Scribble Time! and other programming at the Children’s Event Calendar at any time.
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movie rating guide

Summer is coming and that means movies.  Lots of movies come out in the summer and your kids will most likely want to go and see at least one or two over their vacation.  The real problem is you don’t know (until it’s far too late sometimes)  what exactly is in these movies, despite the MPAA ratings.   Here are a couple of websites that are dedicated to helping parents rate movies based on their content for things like violence, nudity, substance abuse and profanity: Kids In Mind and Common Sense Media.

Common Sense Media also reviews games, TV shows, apps, websites, books and music.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and/or to follow our blog to keep up with all the great stuff we have going on at FTPL! Such as our new Summer page with loads of information with our summer programs!  Also, remember that we have a wide selection of movies here at the library available for checkout- you can even search by movie genre when you click on the Catalog Search button on our homepage.

 

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Have you checked our our new Summer at the Library page?

It’s your go-to source for summer reading lists by grade, our summer reading program where you can win great prizes, and our summer concert series!  Go watch a video of the band playing, register for the concerts of your choice, sign up and log your summer reading (Starting June 15th, get ready!) for kids, teen and adults, and check out this year’s summer reading titles and place holds all from one convenient location.

A link is also below the Events/News/What to Read tabs on our homepage!

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