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The graphic novel debut from rising star Noelle Stevenson, based on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic, which Slate awarded its Cartoonist Studio Prize, calling it “a deadpan epic.”

Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel is perfect for the legions of fans of the web comic and is sure to win Noelle many new ones.

Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are.

But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.

Junior Friends of the Library May Meeting Notes

Volunteer Opportunities

– Craft Preparations – call to set up hours that week

– Book Sale – drop in

– Summer Programs Starting May 30th 12:45pm

– STEAM Wednesdays

– Performer Saturdays

– Storytimes

– Every other Monday, Tuesday morning at 9:45 am and Wednesday at 6:15 pm

– June 8, 9, 10  and June 22, 23, 24

– July 6, 7, 8 and July 20, 21, 22

Summer Meetings 6pm

– June 8, June 22, July 13, July 27

– Activities to include Bleach Tee Creations, Book Boxes, Book Lights

– Added Suggestion of Paracord Bracelets

3D Printing Challenge

– Design in Tinkercad, at home or in the library

– Submit file to Magi and one name a month will be drawn to get an extra free print

Photo Contests

– Unmask Your Favorite reading Spot (July)

– Super Animals to the Rescue (June)

Summer Reading Prize Gift Cards

– Where do you think they should be from?

– Showplace? Annies? Karma? Target? Booksamillion?

– Decided on Annies, Edisons, or AMC Theatres

– Lanyards for Treasure box?

Book Suggestions for Collection

– The Beyonders

– Autumn Falls by Bella Thorne

– Waterfire Series

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Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

Caden Bosch is on a ship that’s headed for the deepest point on Earth: Challenger Deep, the southern part of the Marianas Trench.

Caden Bosch is a brilliant high school student whose friends are starting to notice his odd behavior.

Caden Bosch is designated the ship’s artist in residence, to document the journey with images.

Caden Bosch pretends to join the school track team but spends his days walking for miles, absorbed by the thoughts in his head.

Caden Bosch is split between his allegiance to the captain and the allure of mutiny.

Caden Bosch is torn.

A captivating and powerful novel that lingers long beyond the last page, Challenger Deep is a heartfelt tour de force by one of today’s most admired writers for teens.

Junior Friends of the Library April Meeting Notes

Volunteer Opportunities

– Mother Daughter Princess Tea – May 9th 12:45pm

– Selling raffle tickets for flowers

– May 30th – Pint Size Polka 12:45pm

– Stop Motion Video Making

– 7 Second Book Reviews

– Craft Prep and Book Sale!

May 15th – JFOL Glow Program

– Permission slip available at the Children’s Desk!

– 5pm-8pm

– Black Light activities

– Glow in the Dark Scavenger Activity

– Other Fun stuff!

Next Meeting – May 18th 6 pm

Summer Meetings

– 6pm

– Two per month

– June 8, 22 and July 13, 27

– July 13th- Christine Feller coming to talk about maintaining your privacy online!

What do you want to see at the library this summer for teens?

– Junior Making Activities – Book Box, Steampunk Craft, Bleach Tees, Book Light, Phone box – book

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We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist

A bright, poignant, and deeply funny autobiographical account of coming of age as an amputee cancer survivor, from Josh Sundquist: Paralympic ski racer, YouTube star, and motivational speaker.

Josh Sundquist only ever had one girlfriend.
For twenty-three hours.
In eighth grade.

Why was Josh still single? To find out, he tracked down the girls he had tried to date and asked them straight up: What went wrong?

The results of Josh’s semiscientific, wholly hilarious investigation are captured here. From a disastrous Putt-Putt date involving a backward prosthetic foot, to his introduction to CFD (Close Fast Dancing), to a misguided “grand gesture” at a Miss America pageant, this story is about looking for love–or at least a girlfriend–in all the wrong places.

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Lumberjanes Volume 1 by Noelle Stevenson

Five best friends spending the summer at Lumberjane scout camp…defeating yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons…what’s not to love?!
Friendship to the max! Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together…and they’re not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! Not only is it the second title launching in our new BOOM! Box imprint but LUMBERJANES is one of those punk rock, love-everything-about-it stories that appeals to fans of basically all excellent things. It’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Gravity Falls and features five butt-kicking, rad teenage girls wailing on monsters and solving a mystery with the whole world at stake.