Junior Friends of the Library April Meeting Notes

Junior Friends Meeting Notes April 27, 2016 6:30pm

Volunteer Opportunities

– Mother Daughter Princess Tea – May 7th 12:30pm

– STEAM Storytime and Library Lab – Saturday May 14 1pm

– Storytime

– Monday and Tuesday at 10am and Wednesday at 6:30pm

– May 2, 3, 4

– May 16, 17, 18

– Saturday Performers

– Book Sale

Summer Meetings – 6pm

– May 25

– June 9, 23

– July 7, 21

Summer Reading Starts May 16th

Teen Prize: ASUS ZENPAD tablet

Paper to Popcorn Book Club

June 23 and 30– Paper Towns by John Green

– July 21 and 28 – 5th Wave by Ricky Yancey

Book Suggestions

Struck By Lightning

 

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The Charmed Children of Rookskille Castle by Janet Fox

Twelve-year-old Katherine Bateson believes in a logical explanation for everything. But even she can’t make sense of the strange going-on at Rookskill Castle, the drafty old Scottish castle-turned-school where she and her siblings have been sent to escape the London Blitz. What’s making those mechanical shrieks at night? Why do the castle’s walls seem to have a mind of their own? And who are the silent children who seem to haunt Rookskill’s grounds?

Kat believes Lady Eleanor, who rules the castle, is harboring a Nazi spy. But when her classmates begin to vanish, one by one, Kat must face the truth about what the castle actually harbors- and what Lady Eleanor is- before it’s too late.

To learn all about the book and the author herself checkout the author’s website! It has the book trailer, reviews, a synopsis and links to learn more about her books and herself: http://janetsfox.com/chatelaine/

 

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Spider-Gwen, Vol. 0: Most Wanted?

In one universe, it wasn’t Peter Parker who was bitten by the radioactive spider, but Gwen Stacy! She’s smart, charming and can lift a car… just don’t tell her father, the police chief. Now, in the wake of the Spider-Verse, Gwen swings into her own solo adventures! And she soon finds herself between a rock and a hard place when the Vulture attacks, and the NYPD Lieutenant Frank Castle sets his sights on bringing her down. Then, sill haunted by Peter’s death, Gwen visits his only family: Ben and May Parker. But what really happened the day Peter died? Find out right here as the spectacular Spider-Gwen steals not only the spotlight, but also the hearts of comic fans worldwide!

Learn more about this alternate Spider-Verse (Earth-65) and more about the author’s take on it here:

http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/latour-welcomes-marvels-spider-women-to-spider-gwens-earth-65

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Battlefront: Twilight Company by Alexander Freed

Among the stars and across the vast expanses of space, the Galactic Civil War rages. On the battlefields of multiple worlds in the Mid Rim, legions of ruthless stormtroopers-bent on crushing resistance to the Empire wherever is arises- of freedom fighter. In the streets and alleys of ravaged cities, the front-line forces of the Rebel Alliance are taking the fight to the enemy, pushing deeper into Imperial territory and grappling with the savage flesh-and-blood realities of war on the ground.

Leading the charge are the soldiers- men and women, human and nonhuman- of the Sixty-First Mobile Infantry, better known as Twilight Company. Hard-bitten, war-weary, and ferociously loyal to one another, the members of this renegade outfit doggedly survive where others perish, and defiance is their most powerful weapon against the deadliest odds.  When orders come down for the rebels to fall back in the face of superior opposition numbers and firepower, Twilight reluctantly complies. Then an unlikely ally radically changes the strategic equation- and gives the Alliance’s hardest-fighting warriors a  crucial chance to turn retreat into resurgence.

Orders or not, alone and outgunned but unbowed, Twilight Company locks, loads, and prepares to make its boldest maneuver- trading down-and-dirty battle in the for a game-changing strike at the ultimate target: the very heart of the Empire’s military machine.

To learn more about his previous work and read some posts he’s made go here:

http://www.alexanderfreed.com/

 

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The Summer Sword (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) by Rick Riordan

Magnus Chase has seen his share of trouble. Ever since that terrible night two years ago when his mother told him to run, he has lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, staying one step ahead of the police and truant officers.

One day, Magnus learns that someone else is truing to track him down- his Uncle Randolph, a man his mother had always warned him about. When Magnus tries to outmaneuver his uncle, he falls right into his clutches. Randolph starts rambling about Norse history and Magnus’s birthright: a weapon that has been lost for thousands years.

The more Randolph talks, the more puzzle pieces fall into place. Stories about the gods of Asgard wolves, and Domsday bubble up from Magnus’s memory. But he doesn’t have time to consider it all before a fire giant attacks the city, forcing him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents…

Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die.

 

Check out the book trailer here:

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Ms. Marvel, Vol. 4: Last Days by G. Willow Wilson

From the moment Kamala put on her costume, she’s been challenged. But nothing has prepared her for this: the last days of the Marvel Universe. Lucky she’s got the help of Carol “Captain Marvel” Danvers! Between teaming up with her personal hero to rescue her brother and trying to keep her city from falling into an all-out frenzy, Kamala has barely had time to come to terms with the fact that the world is literally collapsing around her. But the truth will catch up to her, and soon. When the world is about to end, do you still keep fighting? Kamala knows the answer. Let’s do this, Jersey City.

To learn more about Ms. Marvel check out this website:

http://marvel.com/comics/series/18468/ms_marvel_2014_-_2015

Browse around to learn more about her comic series and maybe learn more about other comics as well!

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Unforgiven (Fallen #5) by Lauren Nate

High school can be hell.

Cam knows what it’s like to be haunted. He’s spent more time in Hell than any angel ever should. And his freshest Hell is high school, where Lilith, the girl he can’t stop loving, is serving out a punishment for his crimes.

Cam made a bet with Lucifer: he has fifteen days to convince the only girl who really matters to him to love him again. If he succeeds, Lilith will be allowed back into the world, and they can live their lives together. But if he fails…. there’s a special place in Hell just for him.

Tick-tock.

Take a look at the book trailer here:

Even take a look at the author’s website to learn more about her and her books:

http://laurenkatebooks.net/