New Book Feature

Teen Cuisine: New Vegetarian by Matthew Locricchio

Teens will celebrate all the great features in this exquisite cookbook that speaks directly to today’s most popular eating trends.

• 50 mouthwatering, original step-by-step recipes for all times of day arranged into sections such as “Smart Starts,” “Pasta and Polenta Perfects,” “Big Plates,” and “Just Desserts”
• Special sushi section
• “On Your Mark Get Set Cook!” popular recipe format with step-by-step drawings and photographs
• Chef’s tips, safety section, cooking terms, and ingredient definitions
• Kitchen essentials and equipment
• Organic, local, nutritious ingredients for healthy eating.

New Book Feature


Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff

From the acclaimed author of Brooklyn, Burning comes Guy in Real Life, an achingly real and profoundly moving love story about two Minnesota teens whose lives become intertwined through school, role-playing games, and a chance two-a.m. bike accident.

It is Labor Day weekend in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and boy and girl collide on a dark street at two thirty in the morning: Lesh, who wears black, listens to metal, and plays MMOs; Svetlana, who embroiders her skirts, listens to Björk and Berlioz, and dungeon masters her own RPG. They should pick themselves up, continue on their way, and never talk to each other again.

But they don’t.

This is a story of two people who do not belong in each other’s lives, who find each other at a time when they desperately need someone who doesn’t belong in their lives. A story of those moments when we act like people we aren’t in order to figure out who we are. A story of the roles we all play-at school, at home, with our friends, and without our friends-and the one person who might show us what lies underneath it all.

New Book Feature


I Love I Hate I Miss My Sister by Amélie Sarn

Eighteen-year-old Sohane loves no one more than her beautiful, carefree younger sister, Djelila. And she hates no one as much. The two have always shared everything. But now, Djelila is embracing her life as a secular teen, and Sohane is becoming more religious.
Every choice has a price.

When Sohane starts wearing a head scarf, her school insists that she remove it or she’ll be expelled. Meanwhile, Djelila is repeatedly harassed by neighborhood bullies for not following Muslim customs. Sohane can’t help thinking that Djelila deserves what she gets. She never could have imagined just how far things would go.
I love I hate I miss my sister.

In the year following Djelila’s tragic death, Sohane struggles with her feelings of loss and guilt, revealing a complex relationship between two sisters, each girl’s path to self-discovery, and the consequences they face for being true to themselves.

September Meeting Notes 9/8

Superhero Christmas Tree for FOL Auction

- 10 glass painted ornaments

- bottle cap ornaments

- shredded comic book garland

- “action figure” with stand on top of tree

Haunted Library – October 25 – 5pm

Spooky Mouse Craft

- Think about a craft halloween themed with mice

- Snack – marshmallow chocolate ghost mouse

Volunteer Opportunities – Fall

- Lego Club – Second Saturdays

- American Girl Club – Fourth Saturdays starting in October

- Animal Tales – October 18th – 1pm

- International Gaming Day – November 15th – All Day

- Holiday Open House – Dec. 6 – 1pm


- Get application for scholarship as soon as you get 25 hours

- More consistently and frequently you volunteer and come to meetings the more you will be likely to be awarded prize


Suggest a book, video, game, or magazine

- Anytime you think the library should have an item for young adults send your suggestions to Jessalyn or bring them to the next meeting


New Book Feature


The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno

You take it for granted. Waking up. Going to school, talking to your friends. Watching a show on television or reading a book or going out to lunch.

You take for granted going to sleep at night, getting up the next day, and remembering everything that happened to you before you closed your eyes.

You live and you remember.

Me, I live and I forget.

But now—now I am remembering.

For all of her seventeen years, Molly feels like she’s missed bits and pieces of her life. Now, she’s figuring out why. Now, she’s remembering her own secrets. And in doing so, Molly uncovers the separate life she seems to have led…and the love that she can’t let go.

The Half Life of Molly Pierce is a suspenseful, evocative psychological mystery about uncovering the secrets of our pasts, facing the unknowns of our futures, and accepting our whole selves.

August Meeting Notes – August 14, 2014

Lock-in and Haunted Library Program

- Saturday, October 25th at 5 p.m.

- Activities: Foam Bookmarks, movie (Hocus Pocus, Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline, Halloweentown), make masks, decorate halloween cutouts

- JFOL responsibilities – family-friendly scary stories by the fireplace, one or two crafts, more to follow

Meetings in September and forward

- Monday September 24th

- October – December on Third Mondays – October 20th, November 17, and December 15 at 6:30pm.

Money Donated from Summer

- Partners for Pets and Glen Ed Pantry

Graduating Seniors Winter 2014/Spring 2015 keep track of volunteer hours – 25 needed to apply for scholarship

Fall Volunteer Opportunities


- Lego Club – Second Saturday – 1pm


- Lego Club – Second Saturday – 1pm

- Animal Tales: Creepy Critters – October 18th – 1pm

- American Girl: Marie-Grace and Cecile – Fourth Saturday – 1pm

- Haunted Library Program – October 25th – 5pm


- Lego Club – Second Saturday – 1pm

American Girl: Kaya – Fourth Saturday – 1pm


- Holiday Open House – December 6th – 1pm

- Lego Club – Second Saturday – 1pm

American Girl Holiday Celebration: Rebecca, Josephina, Kit – Fourth Saturday – 1pm