Fun was had by all, even muggles, for the Library’s celebration of Harry Potter’s Birthday on Monday, July 31st. It was truly magical! And if you’re a big Harry Potter fan or even just getting introduced, check out this website: www.pottermore.com Join the club, read the Harry Potter book selection, and then you can discuss it live with other fans on their Twitter channel. A great way to share your excitement and love of the books with others!
Malala Yousafzai, youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner and activist for girls’ education, recently graduated high school. After a miraculous recovery from a gun shot wound, she has become a global symbol for peaceful protest. Learn more about her amazing journey from her autobiography, I Am Malala: the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban, located in our Teen Non-fiction section.
We had a great turnout for our recent visit from the Coal Black Exotic Reptile Show! We got to learn about and pet all sorts of snakes, turtles, lizards, and even a scorpion. The event was so big we might just have to have them back again sometime, maybe with two separate shows. https://www.facebook.com/CoalBlackXotics/
There’s more than Superman and Batman when it comes to graphic novels. In fact, there’s a whole world of great stories outside of superhero comics. Like “normal” books, graphic novels range from romance to horror, mystery to fantasy, and comedy to thriller. There are even graphic adaptations of classics and favorites like The Odyssey, The Kite Runner, Twilight, and Fahrenheit 451.
Through August 17th, listen to two different audiobooks every week with SYNC. SYNC is free for any reader age 13+. Their high-interest, weekly titles are available with Overdrive, a service that is free with a valid library card. Download the app and get started today!
While based on a tragic true story, the movie Greater has a message that is of ‘greater’ significance, thus the title. It is a story about the importance of faith, but also about how dedication and hard work have real value. Brandon Burlsworth’s journey is inspirational and surprises many people along the way, including his brother. The impact his life made is still felt by many in the charities that have been set up in his name. Request it today!
Did you know that our library has Young Adult versions of popular nonfiction. They are specifically edited for Teens, younger readers, and those looking for a less lengthy book. Some examples are Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown, Quiet Power by Susan Cain, Elon Musk and the Quest For a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance, and more. There is also a Young Readers edition of I Am Malala in the Children’s Biography section. Teens as well as adults looking for a more concise and quicker read can enjoy these versions that are almost all written by the orig