This event is for Teens, ages 10 – 18!
When: Saturday, December 8, 2012
Where: Children’s Program Room
Time: 12 – 2pm
Our Mission – To Spread Some Holiday Cheer!
Have fun with local artist, Faith Saunders, and others as they make Holiday cards for the children at
St. Peters University Hospital Pediatrics Unit!
Registration is required, as space is strictly limited; (click here to sign up!)
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This week’s staff pick is The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater.
Some race to win. Others race to survive!
Each October on the island of Thisby, the capaill uisce, or water horses, emerge from the sea. Predatory meat-eaters, they endanger the islanders—but they are also fast, far faster than land horses, and if captured and very carefully handled, with iron and magic, they can be trained. Every first of November, the water horses are raced on the beach of Thisbyin in an event known as the Scorpio Races; winning brings fame and fortune, but losing often brings death.
Continue reading For Those Who Want More Magic, Mayhem, and Chaos…Staff Pick Nov.11th – 17th
This week’s staff pick is The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.
This is a story about what it’s like to travel that strange course through the uncharted territory of high school. The world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends; of sex, drugs, and the rocky horror picture show; of those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.
Continue reading For Those Who Prefer the Real World… Staff Pick Nov.11th – 17th
This week’s staff pick is White Crow by Marcus Sedgwick.
Thought provoking as well as intensely scary, White Crow unfolds in three voices. There’s Rebecca, who has come to a small seaside village to spend the summer, and there’s Ferelith, who offers to show Rebecca the secrets of the town . . . but at a price. Finally, there’s a priest whose descent into darkness illuminates the girls’ frightening story. Continue reading For Those Who Want More Magic, Mayhem, and Chaos…Staff Pick Oct.28th – Nov.3rd
This week’s staff pick is Leverage by Joshua C. Cohen.
At Oregrove High, there’s an extraordinary price for victory, paid both on and off the football field, and it claims its victims without mercy. Kurt and Danny are on high-school teams vastly different in school status. Danny, slightly built, is on the underfunded gymnastics team, while physically gifted Kurt is the latest addition to the popular football team. Continue reading For Those Who Prefer the Real World… Staff Pick Oct.28th – Nov.3rd
This week’s staff pick is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.
Meet 16 year-old Jacob, a young man still reeling from the unexpected death of his beloved grandfather. The old man would tell him strange tales and captivate him with bizarre photos of levitating girls and invisible boys from his childhood.
Afterwards Jacob receives a mysterious letter that sets him off on a journey to the place where his grandfather grew up. There he discovers the children from the photographs—alive and well and stuck in a time loop – despite local claims that they were all killed decades earlier. As Jacob continues to unravel the mysteries of his grandfather’s past, he suspects that he is being followed by an evil that only he can see. A truly haunting and out-of-the-ordinary read complete with old photos interspersed throughout.
This week’s staff pick is Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgina Nicolson by Louise Rennison.
Anyone interested in a laugh needs to meet Georgina! She has a precocious 3-year-old sister who tends to leave wet nappies at the foot of her bed, an insane cat who is prone to leg-shredding “Call of the Wild” episodes, and embarrassing parents who make her want to escape to Stonehenge and dance with the Druids. No wonder 14-year-old Georgia Nicolson laments, “Honestly, what is the point?” Georgia records the momentous events of her life–and they are all momentous–in her diary, which serves as a truly hilarious account of what it means to be a modern girl on the cusp of womanhood.
This week’s staff pick is Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.
Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war. Continue reading For Those Who Want More Magic, Mayhem, and Chaos… Staff Pick Oct. 14th – 20th
This week’s staff pick is Everybody Sees the Ants by A. S. King.
Michael L. Printz Honor recipient A.S. King’s smart, funny and boldly original writing shines in this powerful novel about learning to cope with the shrapnel life throws at you–and taking a stand against it. Continue reading For Those Who Prefer the Real World… Staff Pick Oct. 14th – 20th
Who: Young Adults ages 13 – 18!
What: The Hunger Games (Rated PG-13; 142 min)
Where: Community Room
When: October 11, 2012 @ 6 – 8:30pm
Why: Big Screen…Free…FUN! (Click here to register now!)
Join us for a Teen screening of the movie The Hunger Games starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. Come and see the start of Suzanne Collins’ trilogy brought to life on the silver screen! Continue reading Teen Movie Night – Hunger Games