At our next Book Buddies meeting we will be discussing Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett. If you enjoy a good mystery, this is the book for you. When seemingly unrelated and strange events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.
We will have a lively discussion, play some games and have a snack.
Did you get an ebook reader over the holidays and want to learn how download book through the Library? Attend our program "Nooks, Kindles and iPads, Oh My"! Come to this hands on workshop for one-on-one technical assistance from library staff. Remember to bring your charged device and any login information for the best experience. Please visit The Library calendar to register.
Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm in program room B.
Book Buddies will meet again on January 22, 2013 at 4:00 pm to discuss the book, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin. Enjoy a lively discussion, activities and a snack. The visit The Library calendar to register.
If you are a fan of the 39 Clues books, you will want to gets your hands on this new time travel series. A Mutiny in Time by James Dashner is the first in this seven book series. The books are accompanied by a website, where the adventures continue. Get a sneak peak at the book trailer below and put a copy on hold today!
We will be starting up our Book Buddies book discussion group this fall. For the month of October we will read and discussHoot, by Carl Hiaasen. Books will be available for pick up from the children's desk starting on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 from.
The dissucssion will take place on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, from 4:00 to 4:45 pm. Students in grades 4 through 6 are welcome to join. Registration is required.
Mo LoBeau and her best friend Dale are at the heart of this southern mystery. They team up to get to the bottom of the death of local grouch and penny pincher, Mr. Jesse. Too bad Dale is a prime suspect. With a cast of colorful characters, Three Times Lucky, by Sheila Turnage will be a pleasure for fans of laugh-out-loud funny stories and mysteries.
Chuck Close is a world famous artist. Maybe you've seen his huge paintings of people's faces. Whether you have or not, Chuck Close: Face Book by Chuck Close is a fascinating read. Based on questions asked by real 5th graders, this book explores the various techniques Close uses to create his artwork and his path to becoming an artist. Spoiler alert: It wasn't easy. In the middle of the book is a kind of flip book of Close's work, which is a lot of fun to look at.
How do you blend in when you were born to stand out? This is the problem facing ten-year-old August Pullman. Auggie was born with several syndromes that cause him to look very different from other kids. And now he is beginning middle school, after being homeschooled his whole life. How will Auggie deal with this big life change? Read this story about friendship, kindness and growing up to find out.
In The Boy on Cinnamon Street by Phoebe Stone, seventh grader Louise, also know as Thumbelina because of her small size, discovers that she has a secret admirer and she and her friend Reni are determined to find him out. This should be exciting, but somehow it doesn't feel quite right. Things have not been quite right since Louise moved from the house on Cinnamon Street to a condo with her grandparents, but she can't really remember why. What is holding her back? Read this sweet, sad and funny story to find out.