Teen Winter Reading Program

Teen Winter Reading Program: Lick the Cold, Read Something BOLD!

January 1-February 28, 2010

 Got the winter blahs?  Looking for something to do?  Then sign up for the Teen Winter Reading Program at the Information Services Desk for a chance to participate in some fun activities and win some great prizes


Happy Holidays!

Hope you all have a very Happy Holidays!  If you are looking for something to do while on winter break, come on in to the library and we can help you find some great books to read over the break!!

Thursday Theater: Nightmare before Christmas (Rated PG)

Come see the Nightmare before Christmas tomorrow evening, December 10, 2009 at 6pm in the Miami Room!

Venturing where no film has gone before, Tim Burton’s quirky and charming musical combines the extraordinary artistry of stop-motion animation with state–of–the–art technology to create a magical realm where fantastic characters come to life. Jack Skellington, the Halloween Pumpkin King, kidnaps Santa and takes it upon himself to deliver ghoulish Christmas presents to all the little boys and girls.

New Books!

WE just checked in lots of new teen books, here’s a few for you to look over and come into APL to see what else is new!

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf – her wolf – is a haunting presence she can’t seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human — until the cold makes him shift back again.Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It’s her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears and the temperature drops, Sam must fight to stay human or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

On the eve of World War I, the machine-loving Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their big steam-powered Clankers. Inspired by Darwin, the British have fabricated animals into warships. Their mothership, “Leviathan,” is a marvelous whale-dirigible, in this new trilogy by the bestselling author of the Uglies series. Illustrations.

Front and Center by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

After five months of sheer absolute craziness I was going back to being plain old background D.J. In photographs of course I’m always in the background . . . But it turns out other folks have big plans for D.J. Like her coach. College scouts. All the town hoops fans. A certain Red Bend High School junior who’s keen for romance and karaoke. Not to mention Brian Nelson, who she should not be thinking about! Who she is done with, thank you very much. But who keeps showing up anyway . . . Readers first fell in love with straight-talking D. J. Schwenk in Dairy Queen; they followed her ups and downs both on and off the court in The Off Season. Now D. J.steps out from behind the free-throw line in this final installment of the Dairy Queen trilogy.

Everwild by Neal Shusterman

In this riveting sequel to “Everlost,” Nick, the Chocolate Ogre, wants to help the children of Everlost reach the light at the end of the tunnel. Mary Hightower wants to trap the children forever, and joins Pugsy Capone, Death Boss of Chicago, who gains allies in a terrible way.

We were here by Matt de la Pena

After “it” happens, Miguel is sent to juvenile hall for a year. The judge had no idea he was doing Miguel a favor. Ever since “it” happened, his mother can’t even look at him. “Any” home besides his would be a better place to live.

How to say goodbye in robot by Natalie Standiford

The new girl in town, Beatrice is expecting her new best friend to be one of the girls she meets on the first day. But instead, the alphabet conspires to seat her next to Jonah, aka Ghost Boy, a quiet loner who hasn’t made a new friend since third grade.Something about him, though, gets to Bea, and soon they form an unexpected friendship. ItÂ’s not romance, exactly—but it’s definitely love. Still, Bea can’t quite dispel Jonah’s gloom and doom—and as she finds out his family history, she understands why. Can Bea help Jonah? Or is he destined to vanish?

The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness

This grim and beautifully written sequel to Ness’s The Knife of Never Letting Go picks up where its predecessor left off and will have readers racing to its painful conclusion. Having escaped from the dystopian, all-male Prentisstown, teenagers Todd and Viola have fled to the city of Haven, only to discover that Prentisstown’s mayor, a powerful and charismatic sociopath, has gotten there first, intent on controlling the entire planet. Separated, the friends are caught up on opposite sides of a horrific, morally ambiguous civil war, with Todd coming close to madness. (Viola later reminds Todd, who has undertaken some shocking and cruel responsibilities while working with the mayor, We all fall but that’s not what matters. What matters is picking yourself up again.) This superb novel, which ends with a gripping cliffhanger that sets up the third Chaos Walking book, uses a brilliant cast of well-developed characters and its singular setting and premise to present a provocative examination of the nature of evil and humanity. This is among the best YA science fiction novels of the year.

Forest Born by Shannon Hale

In the much-anticipated fourth title in the Books of Bayern series, Newbery Honor-winning author Hale delivers an emotionally wrenching journey of self-discovery set in the magical and alluring world first encountered in “The Goose Girl.”