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The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker

The greatest enemy isn’t what you fight, but what you fear.

Elizabeth Grey is one of the king’s best witch hunter, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling justice. But when she’s accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested and sentenced to burn at the stake.

Salvation comes from a an she thought was her enemy. Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful and dangerous wizard in the kingdom, offers her a deal: He will save her from execution if she can break the deadly curse that’s been laid upon him.

But Nicholas and his followers know nothing of Elizabeth’s witch-hunting past – if they find out, the stake will be the least of her worries. And as she’s thrust into the magical world of witches, ghosts, pirates, and one all-too-handsome healer, Elizabeth is forced to redefine her ideas of right and wrong, of friends and enemies, and of love and hate.

To learn more about the book and series check out this link: http://www.virginiaboecker.com/books

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Lumberjanes, Vol. 3: A Terrible Day by Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters, Carolyn Nowack, Maarta Laiho

If you got it, haunt it!

Trying to take advantage of the first quiet day at camp in a while, Mal and Molly’s date takes a bizarre turn with the appearance of the bear woman! Back at camp Jo, April, and Ripley  must stay on their toes as they try and earn every badge possible which ends up being a lot harder than any of them ever planned.

Check out the Boom!Box Studio on tumblr: http://boomboxcomics.tumblr.com/

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See How they Run (Embassy Row #2) by Ally Carter

For the past three years, Grace Blakely has been desperate to find out the truth about her mother’s murder. She thought it would lead her to answers. She thought she could put the past to rest.

But the truth has only made her a target.

And the past?

The only way to put the past to rest is for Grace to kill it once and for all.

On Embassy Row, power can make you a victor or a victim, love can turn you into a fool or a fugitive, and family can lead you forward or bury you in the deep. Trust is a luxury. Death is a very real threat. And a girl like Grace must be very careful about which secrets she brings to light.

 

Check out more about this new book and the author here: http://allycarter.com/

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Charlie, Presumed Dead by Anne Heltzel

In Paris, family and friends gather to mourn the tragic passing of Charlie Price – young, handsome, charming, a world traveler – who is presumed dead after a horrific accident. at the funeral, two teens who are perfect strangers, Lena Whitney and Aubrey Boroughs, make another shocking discovery: they have both been dating Charlie, both think Charlie loved them and them alone, and there is a lot they didn’t know about their boyfriend. The girls embark on a mind-bending search for answers that takes them across Europe and Asia. The truth is within their grasp – but when they each discover that the other has been harboring secrets of her own, will their own lies destroy them?

Learn more about the book here: http://www.anneheltzel.com/charlie-presumed-dead/

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Hold Me Like A Breath (Once Upon A Crime Family #1)  by Tiffany Schmidt

In Penelope Landlow’s world, almost anything can be bought or sold… including body parts. A daughter of one of the three Families controlling the black market for organ transplants, of a blood disorder that causes her to bruise easily, she’s considered to delicate to handle the Family Business or even to leave the estate.

All Penny has ever wanted is for everyone to stop treating her like some fragile fairy-tale princess. But when a brutal act thrusts her – heartbroken, alone, and only steps ahead of her Family’s enemies – into the frightening mayhem of New York City, she finds that there are greater threats than a gilded cage, and that betrayal hurts worse than bruises. Someone in her Family has been hiding a dangerous secret that could upset the balance of the entire illegal organ trade syndicate… and risk the lives of everyone she loves.

Watch the book trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djM0c–ouZM

Learn more about the book and the author here: http://www.tiffanyschmidt.com/

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August Book Recommendations

For this month we recommend:

Some classics for young adults!

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich

Millions of Americans work for poverty-level wages, and one day Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that any job equals a better life. But how can anyone survive, let alone prosper, on $6 to $7 an hour? To find out, Ehrenreich moved from Florida to Maine to Minnesota, taking the cheapest lodgings available and accepting work as a waitress, hotel maid, house cleaner, nursing-home aide, and Wal-Mart salesperson. She soon discovered that even the “lowliest” occupations require exhausting mental and physical efforts. And one job is not enough; you need at least two if you intend to live indoors.

Nickel and Dimed reveals low-wage America in all its tenacity, anxiety, and surprising generosity — a land of Big Boxes, fast food, and a thousand desperate strategies for survival. Instantly acclaimed for its insight, humor, and passion, this book is changing the way America perceives its working poor.

 

A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck

Out of a rare American tradition, sweet as hay, grounded in the gentle austerities of the Book of Shaker, and in the Universal countryman’s acceptance of birth, death, and the hard work of wresting a life from the land comes this haunting novel of a Vermont farm boyhood.

In the daily round of his thirteenth year, as the seasons turn and the farm is tended, the boy — whose time is the only-yesterday of Calvin Coolidge, whose people are the Plain People living without “frills” in the Shaker Way — becomes a man.

That is all, and it is everything. The boy is mauled by Apron, the neighbor’s ailing cow whom he helps, alone, to give birth. The grateful farmer brings him a gift — a newborn pig. His father at first demurs (“We thank you, Brother Tanner,” said Papa, “but it’s not the Shaker Way to take frills for being neighborly. All that Robert done was what any farmer would do for another”) but is persuaded. Rob keeps the pig, names her, and gives her his devotion … He wrestles with grammar in the schoolhouse. He hears rumors of sin. He is taken — at last — to the Rutland Fair. He broadens his heart to make room even for Baptists. And when his father, who can neither read nor cipher, whose hands are bloodied by his trade, whose wisdom and mastery of country things are bred in the bone, entrusts Rob with his final secret, the boy makes the sacrifice that completes his passage into manhood.

 

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

“Never before, the entire history of the American theater, has so much of the truth of black people’s lives been seen on the stage,” observed James Baldwin shortly before A Raisin in the Sunopened on Broadway in 1959.

Indeed Lorraine Hansberry’s award-winning drama about the hopes and aspirations of a struggling, working-class family living on the South Side of Chicago connected profoundly with the psyche of black America–and changed American theater forever.  The play’s title comes from a line in Langston Hughes’s poem “Harlem,” which warns that a dream deferred might “dry up/like a raisin in the sun.”

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JFOL July Meeting Notes

Junior Friends Meeting Notes July 21st, 2016 6 pm

Volunteer Opportunities

– Storytime

– Monday and Tuesday at 10 am July 25 and 26

-Wednesday at 6 pm July 27

– Saturday Performers

-Animal Tales July 23

-July 30 Summer Blowout

– Book Sale – new system to shelving

-Clean Books

-Straighten library

-Pulling books in August

-Creating Displays

 

Meetings

-Meetings will be moved to Tuesdays for this semester! It will hopefully go back to Wednesdays or maybe Thursdays to help with your test schedules.

Paper to Popcorn Book Club

-July 28th – 5th Wave movie at 5:30

Book Suggestions

 

 

 

Program Suggestions

-Book Club

  • include comics and manga as well
  • Dorothy Must Die is potential first book
  • Comics Plus is a great website for comics in case we do not a physical copy of the comics so feel free to check out Comics Plus

-Harry Potter Display/Event

  • Floating candles
  • Wands
  • Brooms
  • Blue and Cranberry Colors
  • Back to School books with Harry Potter Books

 

 

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My Brilliant Idea (And How It Caused My Downfall) by Stuart David

Most people call me the Jackdaw. If they don’t, I tell them they probably should.

Meet fifteen-year-old Jack “The Jackdaw” Dawson, a young man with a serious plan. Daydreaming in class one day, Jack gets an idea so brilliant, so visionary, so downright fantastic, he knows it can’t fail: an app that stops you from getting into trouble for daydreaming in class (ahem…). Fame, glory, and tons of money seem just around the corner – but then Jack runs into a few problems.

First of all, his warring parents are determined to push him into a career of their choosing (Mum says Office, Dad says factory) without much thought as to what Jack might actually want. Second (and quite important), Jack doesn’t know the first thing about making apps, and the only person who does wants nothing at all to do with him. That is, unless he does her a favor… which leads to someone else needing a favor, then another and another – until Jack finds himself sitting upon a pile of promises threatening to come tumbling down.

Can the Jackdaw complete his scheme, or is this too much for even his superior brain to cope with?

 

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Two Summers by Aimee Friedman

One Summer is the French countryside, among sun-kissed fields of lavender…

Another Summer in upstate New York, along familiar roads that lead to surprises…

When Summer Everett makes a split-second decision, her summer divides into two parallel worlds. In one, she travels to France, where she’s dreamed of going: a land of cafes, handsome boys, and art museums. In the other, she remains home, in her ordinary suburb, where she expects her ordinary life to continue – but nothing is as it seems.

In both summers, she will fall in love and discover new sides of herself. What may  break her, though, is a terrible family secret – one she can’t hide from anywhere. In the end, it might just be the truth she needs most.

 

To learn more about the book and to read an excerpt of the book go here: http://aimeefriedmanbooks.com/two-summers/

There are even links to other books and links to learn more about the author.

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Junior Friends of the Library July Meeting Notes

Junior Friends Meeting Notes July 7, 2016  6pm

Volunteer Oppurtunities

– Storytime

  • Monday and Tuesday at 10am and Wednesday at 6:30pm
  • Saturday Performers
    • Oh My Gosh Josh July 16th at 1
  • Book Sale – new organization
  • Stars – using the die cut to cut out blue and yellow stars as well as attaching ribbon and fishing line to the stars
  • Streaming on Wednesdays
  • 3D Printing Class on Wednesdays
  • July 30th we will need a lot of volunteers for the Summer Finale

Summer Meetings

  • July 21st at 6

Paper to Popcorn Book Club

– July 21 – 5th Wave by Richard Yancy

Program Suggestions

  • Discussion over Comic Con – January
  • Discussion over Harry Potter Event – October