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The Shakespeare Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

Learn more about the work of William Shakespeare with The Shakespeare Book, packed full of infographics, inspirational quotes, character guides, and more bonus material that illuminates the bard’s work, from Shakespeare plays like Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, and As You Like It, to his best-loved sonnets, and even obscure lost works. Every comedy, tragedy, history, and poem of Shakespeare’s is collected here in this comprehensive guide.

Shakespeare’s canon comes to life with images, idea webs, timelines, and quotes that help the reader understand the context of Shakespeare’s plays and poems. Each play includes a glance-able guide to story chronology, so you can easily get back on track if you get lost in Shakespeare’s beautiful language. Character guides are a handy reference for casual readers and an invaluable resource for playgoers and students writing reports on Shakespeare. The Shakespeare Book includes the best of Shakespeare, and it’s set to become a staple for theater lovers, Shakespeare students, and Shakespeare fans because its information is delivered in such an understandable and inspirational way.

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Roomies by Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando

The countdown to college has begun.

When Elizabeth receives her freshman-year roommate assignment at the beginning of summer, she shoots off an email to coordinate the basics: TV, microwave, mini-fridge. She can’t wait to escape her New Jersey beach town, and her mom, and start life over in California.

That first message comes as a surprise to Lauren in San Francisco; she had requested a single. But if Lauren’s learned anything from being the oldest of six, it’s that you can’t always get what you want, especially when what you want is privacy.

Soon the girls are e-mailing back and forth, sharing secrets even though they’ve never met. With childhood friendships and family relationships strained by change, it suddenly seems that the only people Elizabeth and Lauren can rely on are the complicated new boys in their lives…and each other.

Junior Friends of the Library June 22th Meeting Notes


Volunteer Opportunities

– Craft Preparations, pulling books from the shelves, miscellaneous tasks, book sale – call to set up hours that week

– Summer Programs Starting May 30th 12:45pm

– STEAM Wednesdays

– Tech Club Thursdays – Those that have experience with Tinkercad

– Performer Saturdays

– Storytimes

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

– June 23, 24 and July 6, 7, 8 and July 20, 21, 22

July Meetings 6pm

– July 13, July 27

Harry Potter Training Camp

– Big Fall Junior Friends Event

– Fundraiser

– Raffle – Three Harry Potter Painted Pumpkins and a small giftcard to a pumpkin patch/orchard

– Dress up in wizard robes and house ties to identify as volunteers!

Superhero Training Camp Stations

            – Snocones

– Lego Challenge

– Coloring Station

– Mask Making

– Cape Making

– Photo Op

Book Suggestions?

            – Dorothy Must Die and sequel

– The Grim Legacy

Program Suggestions for Fall?

            – Teen Movie Nights

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Rook by Sharon Cameron

History has a way of repeating itself. In the Sunken City that was once Paris, all who oppose the new revolution are being put to the blade. Except for those who disappear from their prison cells, a red-tipped rook feather left in their place. Is the mysterious Red Rook a savior of the innocent or a criminal?

Meanwhile, across the sea in the Commonwealth, Sophia Bellamy’s arranged marriage to the wealthy René Hasard is the last chance to save her family from ruin. But when the search for the Red Rook comes straight to her doorstep, Sophia discovers that her fiancé is not all he seems. Which is only fair, because neither is she.

As the Red Rook grows bolder and the stakes grow higher, Sophia and René find themselves locked in a tantalizing game of cat and mouse.

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You Don’t Say by Nate Powell

A celebrity glares. A community burns. A child’s heart breaks. A recipe summons a ghost. A dying woman makes her peace. An art form sustains the spirit. In You Don’t Say award-winning graphic novelist Nate Powell — of the #1 New York Times Bestseller March: Book One, and the Eisner Award-Winning “Graphic Novel of the Year” Swallow Me Whole — collects a decade of powerful short works. Autobiography, fiction, essay comics, collaborations, and more fill these thoughtful, pitch-black pages, comprising rare and previously unreleased material from 2004-2013.