Jul 31, 2009
Monday 6:00-7:30--Family Game Night! Yes, there will be Wii games. There will also be Guitar Hero, board games, puzzles and Twister. Come out and play!
Tuesday at 11:00--Story Time. This is an all ages drop in story time. Join us for a "sunny" story session!
Tuesday 1-5pm--Drop In Craft. Do you like to make keychains, jewelry or magnets? Come play with Shrinky Dinks!
Wednesday at 6:00--Family Movie Night. Tonight's feature is "The Spiderwick Chronicles"! Join us for otherworldly creatures and popcorn!
Thursday at 3:30--Final Party! This is your LAST chance to bring in your reading log for prizes and to be eligible for the bikes. Come see how much you've earned for the NHSPCA, find out how this year compares to last year and get prizes! We will draw for the bikes, a Pet City gift certificate, a Summer Reading Program t-shirt and some summer books. EVERYONE who participated in the program will receive a prize. Oh, and we're having cake and ice cream too :)
Friday at 11:00--Story Time. This is an all ages drop in story time. This is the LAST story time before regularly scheduled times in September--watch for updates.
Jul 28, 2009
In the war against vampires, mankind has only one hope: The Dark-Hunters. Ancient warriors who died of brutal betrayal, the Dark-Hunters have sworn themselves into the service of the goddess Artemis to protect us.
It's a pact with pretty good perks. Immortality, power, psychic abilities, wealth and a cool wardrobe. But it comes with a few drawbacks: fatal sun poisoning and a new, irreparable dental problem. But aside from the fangs and nocturnal lifestyle, it's not so bad.
Until Kyrian meets the most frightening thing imaginable. An accountant who's being hunted by one of the most lethal vampires out there. If Amanda Devereaux goes down, so does he and no offense, he doesn't want to die (hence the whole immortality thing). And he doesn't want humanity dead either which is a good thing for us since he and Amanda are all that stands between us and oblivion. Let's hope they win.
From the wild imagination of Sherrilyn Kenyon comes the humorous and suspenseful manga debut of the #1 internationally bestselling Dark-Hunter series. The world of manga will never be the same again.
Jul 24, 2009
Monday at 3:30pm--Magician Debbie O'Carroll will be here! Come see "The Magic Library"... you just might be part of the show!
Monday at 6:00pm--The final night of the Wii Bowling Tournament. This is your LAST chance to prove your bowling superiority! This is for all the marbles and glory and trophies! Ok, perhaps I exaggerate, but don't miss your last chance--I wasn't kidding about trophies.
Tuesday at 11:00am--Story Time! Join us for stories and a craft or an outside activity--all ages welcome.
Tuesday 1-5pm--Drop in Craft! This is the one you've been waiting for since I chucked things around in your classroom--The Exploding Glider!
Wednesday at 6:00pm--Family Movie Night! Tonight's feature is "Tale of Despereaux"--the animated tale of a large-eared mouse hero and his rat sidekick. Free popcorn too.
Thursday at 3:30--Our last chance at Frisbee Golf. With any luck the sun will take pity on us and peek down while we go out to play!
Friday at 11:00--Story Time! Join us for stories and a craft or an outside activity--all ages welcome.
Don't Forget: Next week is the Final Party with the Prize Giveaway--please bring your reading logs in beforehand so that I can be prepared and make it fun instead of slogging through paperwork while everyone waits to find out who gets the bikes and gift certificates and...
Jul 21, 2009
From master storyteller Carlos Ruiz Zafón, author of the international phenomenon The Shadow of the Wind, comes The Angel’s Game--a dazzling new page-turner about the perilous nature of obsession, in literature and in love.
“The whole of Barcelona stretched out at my feet and I wanted to believe that, when I opened those windows, its streets would whisper stories to me, secrets I could capture on paper and narrate to whomever cared to listen...”
In an abandoned mansion at the heart of Barcelona, a young man, David Martín, makes his living by writing sensationalist novels under a pseudonym. The survivor of a troubled childhood, he has taken refuge in the world of books and spends his nights spinning baroque tales about the city’s underworld. But perhaps his dark imaginings are not as strange as they seem, for in a locked room deep within the house lie photographs and letters hinting at the mysterious death of the previous owner.
Private Investigator Regan Reilly moved from Los Angeles to New York City when she married her husband, Jack "no relation" Reilly, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad. To help a friend she ends up taking on a case that calls her back to her old stomping ground...
Cursed opens on a cold and gray January morning. Sleet and snow are swirling as Regan arrives at a warehouse in Long Island City with a trunk full of her old case files from Los Angeles. After carting all her boxes into a storage unit, she heads back out into the snow, and her cell phone rings.
Forensic psychiatrist Jo Beckett is called to the scene of an aircraft inbound from London to help deal with a passenger who is behaving erratically. She figures out that he's got anterograde amnesia, and can't form new memories. Suddenly a string of clues arises, something to do with a super deadly biological agent code-named "Slick," a missing wife and son, and a secret partnership gone horribly wrong.
An intriguing mystery from this popular author - James Markham jilts his fiance for a woman about whom he appears to know very little. Callum Firbank has always been evasive about his childhood, and his wife realises she knows little about her husbands upbringing or family. Jill Irving has everything she could wish for, but she, too, has secrets in her past. What links these three very different people, and who is the mysterious stranger whose appearance in their lives seems to cause such terror?
In 1975, eleven Boy Scouts, their leaders, and some new friends camping at Halape, Hawaii, find their survival skills put to the test when a massive earthquake strikes, followed by a tsunami.
Eager to learn everything she can about her new abilities as an Immortal, Ever turns to her beloved Damen to show her the way, but just as her powers are increasing, his are in decline, and as she searches for a way to save him, she finds herself with a wrenching choice to make.
Aerin Renning and Dane Madousin struggle as incoming students at the most exclusive academy in the Universe, both hiding secrets that are too painful to reveal, not realizing that those very secrets link them together
Overweight Wrenn Scott desperately wants to be popular and snag a hot boyfriend. Living with her single mom and younger sister, Karly, she lands a lead role in the high school musical, her voice for once overshadowing her weight. Pushing to get thinner by opening night, Wrenn's waistline shrinks as she learns all the wrong ways to lose weight from a new "it-girl" friend in the show. Meanwhile, her mom is falling for Phil, "a balding Channel 8 News-nerd"; her sister is wrapped up in her own share of middle school drama, and Wrenn's best friend has fallen for a guy she met online-but hasn't even seen yet! Topping it off, geeky stage manager Steven has a crush on her. But Wrenn doesn't want to be seen with him- she's holding out for a trophy boyfriend whom everyone will envy. By opening night, the old Wrenn has almost disappeared. After a crisis reveals her weight-loss tricks, Wrenn realizes there are much more important things than being thin, popular, or even dating a hunk.
When Nick and Allie are killed in a car crash, they end up in Everlost, or limbo for lost souls, where although Nick is satisfied, Allie will stop at nothing--even skinjacking--to break free.
Jul 17, 2009
Monday at 6:00--The Wii Bowling Tournament continues! Come enjoy snacks and virtual bowling!
Tuesday at 11:00--Story Time. I'm doing it again: Weather permitting, we'll do flower and tree stories than take a tour of the Brown Library Garden and other pretty library landscaping!
Tuesday 1-5pm--Drop In Craft. This week's project is beach t-shirts! Bring your own t-shirt and I'll have fabric markers and paint, jewels, buttons, and more...
Wednesday at 3:00--Seacoast Science Center Tidepool program! Come to the Center to see tidepool critters up close in their natural environment with a naturalist. Free parking and admission to the Center is included. You MUST sign up for this--If you have not signed up by Friday afternoon at 5pm, you will need to arrange your own visit another time.
Wednesday at 6:00--Community Read Along Movie Night! Join us for "Zathura" and free popcorn!
Thursday at 3:30--Frisbee Golf with Hula Hoops! Yes, we're going to try again. This time, I have a back-up so that if we can't go outdoors, I'll have an indoor game for anyone who needs to get out of the house!
Friday at 11:00--Story Time. For this week, we're going to do a mini-experiment: we'll read a book or two, then watch a Reading Rainbow movie of those books or different ones by the same authors!
Note: If weather is a factor, story time topics will be reversed!
Special Event!: Monday at 3:30, Magician Debbie O'Carroll will be here with "The Magic Library"! Don't miss this opportunity to see some really great magic and possibly even be part of the show... :)
Jul 10, 2009
Monday at 6:00--Community Read-a-Long Wii Bowling Tournament.
Tuesday at 11:00--Story Time! This is an all ages drop in story time. I have given up on counting on the weather--this one WILL be indoors! We're going to try some super simple all-ages cooking...
Tuesday at 3:30--"Wild About Turtles"! Join Mary Doane of Project Nature for a cool presentation with turtles! Find out what turtles eat and how many of them there are in the world...
Wednesday at 6:00--Family Movie Night! Join us for "Holes" and free popcorn.
Thursday 1-5pm--Drop In Craft! Come make a frog with a tongue that really sticks out. Then have a fly contest with your friends!
Friday at 11:00--Story Time! This is an all ages drop in story time. Since I have been offered an indoor water option (Debbie and Jen--you're WONDERFUL!), we're going to do some indoor mini-sailing!
DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR NEXT WEEK'S TIDEPOOL PROGRAM AT THE SEACOAST SCIENCE CENTER! SIGN UPS ARE REQUIRED! CALL LISA AT 474-2044 TO SIGN UP.
Jul 7, 2009
What would life be like with the one who got away? From the author of My Husband’s Sweethearts—hailed as “a laugh-and-cry novel”* that’s “whip-smart, tender…an undiluted joy to read”**—comes this bighearted, funny, fiercely perceptive tale about a happily married woman and the little white lie that changed everything.…
For Gwen Merchant, love has always been doled out in little packets—from her father, a marine biologist who buried himself in work after her mother’s death; and from her husband, Peter, who’s always been respectable and safe. But when an old college boyfriend, the irrepressible Elliot Hull, invites himself back into Gwen’s life, she starts to remember a time when love was an ocean.
What does Elliot want? In fact, he has a rather surprising proposition: he wants Gwen to become his wife. His pretend wife. Just for a few days. To accompany him to his family’s lake house for the weekend so that he can fulfill his dying mother’s last wish. Reluctantly Gwen agrees to play along—with her husband Peter’s full support. It’s just one weekend—what harm could come of it?
But as Gwen is drawn into Elliot’s quirky, wonderful family—his astonishingly wise and open mother, his warm and welcoming sister, and his adorable, precocious niece—she starts questioning everything she’s ever expected from love. And as she begins to uncover a few secrets about her own family, it suddenly looks like a pretend relationship just might turn out to be the most real thing she’s ever known.
At the annual church chili supper, Reverend Schrock falls face down into his bowl. It seems someone put peanut butter in the chili, knowing full well that he was allergic. As Pennsylvania Dutch Innkeeper Magdalena Yoder investigates, she finds plenty of people who wanted the reverend dead, including a serial monogamist with a grudge and a wrongly-accused man whom the reverend testified against. As more motives emerge, Magdalena struggles to find the truth amidst evidence that is all too quickly becoming a five-alarm frenzy.
Jul 3, 2009
Another busy week!
Monday at noon: Picnic and Puppets! Carol and Crew will join us for an indoor picnic. Bring your blanket and your lunch, we'll bring the puppet show and lemonade: no rain, sunburn or bugs allowed.
Monday at 6:00: Community Read-a-Long Wii Bowling Tournament--make a team, come sign up and play!
Tuesday at 11:00: Story Time. This is an all ages drop-in story time. Weather permitting, we'll do sidewalk chalk art afterwards.
Tuesday 1-5pm: Drop In Craft! Bring a pair of plain flip-flops in to decorate--we'll have ribbons, jewels, buttons, glitter glue, and more...
Wednesday at 3:00: Community Read-a-Long Zathura Game Afternoon! Come play the Zathura board game with your friends and family.
Wednesday at 6:00: Family Movie Night! The movie tonight is Horton Hears a Who. Free popcorn included.
Thursday at 6:00: Spooky Campfire Stories! Come meet local storyteller Gail Drucker by a "campfire" with s'mores for thrills and chills! (The fire is fake, the s'mores are real!).
Friday at 11:00: Story Time! This is an all ages drop in story time. We're going to read stories about cooking and our craft will be edible... :)
Jul 2, 2009
In 1927, Henry Ford, the richest man in the world, bought a tract of land twice the size of Delaware in the Brazilian Amazon. His intention was to grow rubber, but the project rapidly evolved into a more ambitious bid to export America itself, along with its golf courses, ice-cream shops, bandstands, indoor plumbing, and Model Ts rolling down broad streets. Fordlandia, as the settlement was called, quickly became the site of an epic clash. On one side was the car magnate, lean, austere, the man who reduced industrial production to its simplest motions; on the other, the Amazon, lush, extravagant, the most complex ecological system on the planet. Ford’s early success in imposing time clocks and square dances on the jungle soon collapsed, as indigenous workers, rejecting his midwestern Puritanism, turned the place into a ribald tropical boomtown. Fordlandia’s eventual demise as a rubber plantation foreshadowed the practices that today are laying waste to the rain forest. More than a parable of one man’s arrogant attempt to force his will on the natural world, Fordlandia depicts a desperate quest to salvage the bygone America that the Ford factory system did much to dispatch. As Greg Grandin shows in this gripping and mordantly observed history
In our ecologically aware times, composting is one smart way to minimize our carbon footprint and help the earth. This new entry in the highly successful Specialist series gives gardeners all the guidance they need to start making, storing, and using their own compost. It offers Information on different types of compost and their ingredients, advice on constructing a compost bin, and detailed explanations of wormeries, green manuring, and seed and potting composts. There’s no better or easier-to-follow guide for the eco-smart gardener!
This unprecedented look into the lives and social groups of boys across America is a parent and teacher's key to understanding the hidden hopes, fears, pains, and passions of their sons and students.
Male teenage cliques have come a long way since the days of the Breakfast Club and Fast Times at Ridgemont High, when most adolescents could be lumped together as either Jocks, Druggies, or Nerds. After crisscrossing the country--meeting with boys from varying cultures, creeds and socio-economic backgrounds, and geographic regions ranging from Seattle to Miami, Boston to Chicago--investigative journalist Malina Saval introduces readers to the next generation of male teens by creating a new series of archetypes and redrawing the ever-expanding social map.
The Secret Lives of Boys is an uncensored look into boyhood culture and reveals with unabashed honesty spine-tingling confessions, heartrending sadness and isolation, unbridled optimism and seemingly boundless resilience. By listening without judging, Saval has created an authoritative entrée into the clandestine culture of boyhood, lending a voice to a demographic undeservedly jilted. This book asks the pertinent questions: Who are these boys? What do they think of themselves? How can we advise them properly in a way that they will not resist? Saval digs deep to uncover what binds these boys, what makes them different, what they want you to know.
In our mothers’ day there were good mothers, neglectful mothers, and occasionally great mothers.
Today we have only Bad Mothers.
If you work, you’re neglectful; if you stay home, you’re smothering. If you discipline, you’re buying them a spot on the shrink’s couch; if you let them run wild, they will be into drugs by seventh grade. If you buy organic, you’re spending their college fund; if you don’t, you’re risking all sorts of allergies and illnesses.
Is it any wonder so many women refer to themselves at one time or another as “a bad mother”? Ayelet Waldman says it’s time for women to get over it and get on with it, in a book that is sure to spark the same level of controversy as her now legendary “Modern Love” piece, in which she confessed to loving her husband more than her children.
Covering topics as diverse as the hysteria of competitive parenting (Whose toddler can recite the planets in order from the sun?), the relentless pursuits of the Bad Mother police, balancing the work-family dynamic, and the bane of every mother’s existence (homework, that is), Bad Mother illuminates the anxieties that riddle motherhood today, while providing women with the encouragement they need to give themselves a break.
Phoebe, who recently discovered she’s a descendant of Nike (the goddess, not the shoe), is finding that supernatural powers come with a crazy learning curve. Her stepfather, headmaster of the Academy for descendants of the Greek gods, has enrolled her at Dynamotheos Development Camp—aka Goddess Boot Camp—with a bunch of ten-year-olds for the summer. Embarrassing as that is, hopefully it’ll help her gain control over her powers in time to pass the test of the gods, continue training hard enough to qualify for the Pythian Games, and enjoy her godly boyfriend, Griffin, all while avoiding the ultimate mistake of accidentally misusing powers.
It’s another fast-paced myth-inspired heroine’s quest that’s sure to bring out the goddess in anyone.
Thirteen-year-old Kyra has grown up in an isolated community without questioning the fact that her father has three wives and she has twenty brothers and sisters, with two more on the way. That is, without questioning them much---if you don’t count her secret visits to the Mobile Library on Wheels to read forbidden books, or her meetings with Joshua, the boy she hopes to choose for herself instead of having a man chosen for her.
But when the Prophet decrees that she must marry her sixty-year-old uncle---who already has six wives---Kyra must make a desperate choice in the face of violence and her own fears of losing her family forever.
It’s been so long since Auden slept at night. Ever since her parents’ divorce—or since the fighting started. Now she has the chance to spend a carefree summer with her dad and his new family in the charming beach town where they live.
A job in a clothes boutique introduces Auden to the world of girls: their talk, their friendship, their crushes. She missed out on all that, too busy being the perfect daughter to her demanding mother. Then she meets Eli, an intriguing loner and a fellow insomniac who becomes her guide to the nocturnal world of the town. Together they embark on parallel quests: for Auden, to experience the carefree teenage life she’s been denied; for Eli, to come to terms with the guilt he feels for the death of a friend.
In her signature pitch-perfect style, Sarah Dessen explores the hearts of two lonely people learning to connect.