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Upcoming this month at FTPL:

Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, young adult Yarn Club, beginner yoga, adult chess, probate a will, intro to origami, and our summer reading program!  Have you registered for an event or summer reading yet?  Check out our adult, young adult and children’s calendars and “spark a reaction” today!

Stay connected: Facebook, Twitterblog and Summer.

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No? You should watch their epic lip-sync battle here.  After that, it’s time to check out our CD collection and practice for your next lip-sync challenge.

Don’t forget to come to our Summer Concert Series either!  Get all the details at our Summer webpage. Don’t forget to register!

As ever, 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!

 

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This week’s staff pick is the award winning “The Universe Versus Alex Woods” by Gavin Extence.  It’s a literally laugh out loud and cry book, and appropriate for teenagers to 100+.   It’s got a little bit of science (perfect for this summer’s reading program themes), Vonnegut, and a whole lot of crazy adventure making this a great read for just about everyone.

A rare meteorite struck Alex Woods when he was ten years old, leaving scars and marking him for an extraordinary future. The son of a fortune teller, bookish, and an easy target for bullies, Alex hasn’t had the easiest childhood. But when he meets curmudgeonly widower Mr. Peterson, he finds an unlikely friend. Someone who teaches him that that you only get one shot at life. That you have to make it count.

 

So when, aged seventeen, Alex is stopped at customs with 113 grams of marijuana, an urn full of ashes on the front seat, and an entire nation in uproar, he’s fairly sure he’s done the right thing …

Introducing a bright young voice destined to charm the world, The Universe Versus Alex Woods is a celebration of curious incidents, astronomy and astrology, the works of Kurt Vonnegut and the unexpected connections that form our world. “–Summary taken from Goodreads.com


The Universe Versus Alex Woods

Gavin Extence

Published: Jun 25, 2013 by Redhook
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Stay connected: Facebook, Twitterblog and Summer.

Genre Bookmarks Template

Have you checked out one of our Staff Picks yet?  The Staff Pick of the Week can be followed on our blog, Facebook Album, or you could look at one of our Staff Pick Bookmarks.

We have 12 bookmarks broken up by genre, including: Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, YA, Nonfiction, and Classics.  They’re even color-coded!  Nonfiction titles are blue, fiction is green, and YA is black.  Bookmarks can be found at the Circulation Desk, the Reference Desk and in the YA room on top of the display.   Not every bookmark is out all the time, so keep checking back!

We also want to know what YOUR favorite books are.  Tell us on Facebook or Twitter, and maybe one day we can have Patron Pick Bookmarks too!

Don’t forget to sign up for this year’s Summer Reading!  Registration just opened, get started today and earn some great prizes – check out our Summer page and look at the prizes you could win in your category. Please note that Children’s is broken into Toddlers and older children… both titled “Fizz Boom Read”.

 

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We are very please to have the Nature Tracker’s Club exhibit in our main entrance display in the lobby!  This club is a group of 7-13 year olds who learn about endangered animals in a creative environment.  One of the involved children was very enthusiastic about not only the project but getting to express herself creatively.  If you’re interested in the type of things they do, please check out their website. Don’t forget to check out their exhibit the next time they come in!