Library Column for September 27, 2017

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September is rapidly winding down. Hopefully the school year schedule includes time each day for everyone in the family to spend 15 – 20 minutes reading. Read aloud, read silently, read books, magazines or comics, read paper or on the screen, even listen to stories read by professionals. Just read, each and every day, everybody.

Books published for the young adult audience are defined as being for youth between the ages of 12 – 18. Many of these titles are great reads for adults as well. Here are some of the new young adult titles that are the best of the last couple of years.

One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus is the story of five teenagers who go into detention but only four come out alive. Everyone is a suspect and everyone has something to hide. How far will you go to protect your secrets?

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart is about re-inventing oneself. But how many times can you reinvent yourself before you are no longer you? Imogene is a runaway heiress, a cook and a cheat, as Jule she is a fighter and an athlete. Will the past catch up to her?

Cassandra Clare is a very author with both teens and adults and Lord of Shadows is the second book in her newest series “The Dark Artifices” and is a companion series to her “Mortal Instruments” books. Shadowhunters are bound by duty and honor and to never love the warrior you are partnered with. Emma should run but the Blackthorn family needs her.

Veronica Roth is the author of the popular “Divergent” series and her new series Carve the Mark is generating a lot of buzz. Cyra is the sister of a brutal tyrant, her gift gives her pain and power that her brother uses to exploit his people. But Cyra is more than just a blade in her brother’s hand, can she free herself and her people?

We’ll end with a book that won’t come out until October 10th, but many know the author John Green, of Fault in Our Stars fame. His new book, Turtles All the Way Down is about a fugitive billionaire, rewards and mystery.

Last call for kids to get their fines waived. During the month of September we are waiving fines for kids who come in and talk to us about their fines. They can also get the new kid’s card for free (adults can too if they want it). But there are only a few more days in September so stop by the library and have us check your kids’ cards for fines.

Handiwork Night meets at the library on the first and third Monday of each month from 6 – 8pm (October 2 and 16). Bring a project and spend time each month being creative. Bring painting, quilting, knitting, drawing, crocheting or whatever your creative passion is. You can also come and ask questions and someone may be able to help. Children are welcome with an adult.