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HEY! HEY YOU!

2 Apr

ARE YOU BORED OVER APRIL VACATION? (15th- 19th)

THEN COME TO TEEN CRAFTERNOON ( the 17th) We will be doing photo albums out of altoids boxes or just hang out and eat some free food! OR if you are busy the 17th, come see The Hobbit on the 19th at 2:30pm! OR if you are busy April Vacation week come see Impossible on the 27th at 2pm!

CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU THERE!

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More adults buying teens books (for themselves!)

5 Oct

A little bit ago, The CS Monitor published an article titled, “Who’s buying teen books? Lots and lots of adults” that cited a study that found “the largest group of readers purchasing titles labeled ‘young adult’ are actually 30 to 44 years old…[and] 78 percent of adults who were buying the young adult books said they were buying for themselves, not someone else.”

Are you an adult that loves teen books?! I know I am (well obviously!).

A few pretty great authors who usually write “adult” books have come out with some teen books this year. Check it out:

The last dragonslayer edge of nowhere changeling between the lines

Steampunk!

18 May

Go to the Steampunk festival last weekend? Check out our Guide to Steampunk!

 

Wednesday, May 23, 6:30pm: Bad Movie Night @ the Newton Free Library!

17 May

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just tested out the MuvChat software that lets you text your comments to the movie screen! I must say that this is phenomenal. I can’t describe how cool this is & how excited I am. Not to brag, but this is seriously the best idea I’ve had in a long time.

Maurice Sendak dies at 83

8 May

Maurice Sendak has passed at age 83.

A few months ago I heard an interview with Sendak and Teri Gross on NPR after Sendak had published his latest book Bumble-ardy. The book is about a pig who is turning 10 and decides to have a costume party, even though his family frowned on fun. The party turns to mayhem and his aunt tells him “never again.” One of the best lines in the book is Bumble-ardy’s response to his aunt, “I promise, I swear, I won’t ever turn 10.”

I was in the library when I heard the interview, listening to the podcast, pulling books off of the shelf. The interview brought me to tears. At the end of the interview he breaks down and cries, and tells Gross, “You are the only person I have ever dealt with in terms of being interviewed or talking to who brings this out in me. There’s something very unique and special in you, which I so trust. When I heard that you were going to interview me or that you wanted to, I was really, really pleased…And almost certainly, I’ll go before you go, so I won’t have to miss you. ” What an incredible, kind, special person. Today they are replaying NPR’s interviews with Sendak through the years, including the one I just mentioned. Don’t miss it.

I can’t wait until May 1!

25 Apr

A day of sequels! These two books are coming out May 1. Can’t wait.

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

Kristin Cashore will be at the Cambridge Library May 1 @ 6 pm!

Jasper Jones anyone?

24 Apr

What I’m reading this week…

Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey

Jasper Jones was nominated for a Michael Printz Award, so why haven’t I heard anyone really talking about it?? Maybe I’m in a hole or something, but this book is good. I mean really good. Think Mark Twain goes down under. It is definitely not for those sensitive to violence, (I hope I’m not giving too much away), because in the first pages Charlie Bent is called out of his bedroom window in the middle of the night by the shady Jasper Jones, who has a reputation for trouble. What happens next is terrifying and confusing. Charlie follows his intuition and decides to trust the seemingly unreliable Jasper.

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