Saturday, February 1, 2014

This week!

February is starting off with a week jam-packed with stuff for teens to do!

TUESDAY...
...is the February meeting of the 10-12 Book Club, at which we will be discussing I'll Be There, by Holly Goldberg Sloan. We already read this book in the 8+9 Book Club, and it proved popular there, so we'll see what the upper grades think! Holly will be visiting us the first week in March, so it's great that we'll all be up to speed on her first book. And if you liked her first book, try her second: Counting by 7s. I loved it! (See review a couple of entries below this.)



WEDNESDAY...



...we are very excited to welcome author LEIGH BARDUGO, who penned the YA fantasy novels Shadow and Bone and Siege and Storm! She will be at Buena Vista branch at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium, to talk to us, take questions, and autograph her books. Those of you in the two book clubs who read Shadow and Bone, be sure to bring it along if you want an autograph! We will have both books available for sale.

(PLEASE NOTE: The library newsletter misprinted this as TUESDAY Feb. 5th. The program is on the 5th, but that is WEDNESDAY.)


THURSDAY...



...we are celebrating Black History Month by offering an illustrated talk by Hubert Kozak, reference librarian, called "WE ARE NOT AFRAID: Freedom Summer and the Mississippi Murders," a journey through the civil rights movement in Mississippi in the 1960s. Ask your teacher if you can receive extra credit for attending this program--it will be both interesting and information-packed!

FRIDAY...
 ...Anarda and I will be at Burroughs High School to book-talk during all sessions of Ms. Delaney's English classes!




ON DISPLAY...
...making an encore appearance after last year's debut, you can make a BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK! Are you relationship-shy or between boyfriends? When people mention Valentine's Day, is your response to hide in your house with a good book and a box of chocolates? WE CAN HELP! Starting next week, you can check out a book, sight unseen, and experience the most risk-free blind date you've ever been on!


Whew! That's a lot going on--be sure to mark your calendar!

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