October 2010 Programs

The Programs tab has been updated with more information on our October programs. Here’s the scoop.

Our next teen gaming program will be Thursday, October 14, at 4 p.m. (Sometimes if I can set up early, I’m ready to go at 3:45.) We have a ton of multiplayer games for the Wii and the PS2 right now — everything from music games like Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero to fighting and racing games like Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Mario Kart.

Then, on Thursday, October 21, we’ll have a program on ghost hunting for all you paranormal enthusiasts, called Things that Go Bump in the Night. Come learn what it takes to be a real paranormal investigator with Kevin Sampron and Spirit Paranormal Investigations, a ghost hunting group based out of Littleton. See and hear evidence SPI has collected of ghost activity in Colorado (including photos and recordings of spirit voices) and learn about the real tools used in ghost hunting. The program will start at 7 p.m. and you do need to register, so call 303-762-2555 or stop by the reference desk to sign up. Space is limited!

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Clockwork Angel, by Cassandra Clare

Author: Cassandra Clare
Genre: YA Fantasy / Steampunk
Pages: 476
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Call number: Y Clare

Summary: Cassandra Clare’s prequel to The Mortal Instruments series takes place in Victorian England but concerns the same hidden world of Shadowhunters (demon hunters with special powers) and Downworlders (supernatural folk like warlocks and vampires). Sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray sails from New York to London to join her older brother, Nathaniel, after the death of her caretaker, but when she arrives, she’s greeted by a strange duo called the Dark Sisters instead. Claiming to have Nathaniel captive somewhere, the Dark Sisters force Tessa to develop her previously unknown powers — the ability to shape-shift into any person, as long as she’s holding an item belonging to her target. She is eventually rescued by Will Herondale, a beautiful, arrogant Shadowhunter with a dark secret, and takes refuge at the London Institute. The other Shadowhunters, including the kind but sickly Jem and the princess-y Jessamine, promise to help her find her brother, but in the meantime, Tessa is drawn into their attempts to uncover and stop a dangerous plot that puts them all at risk. This is the first in Clare’s prequel series, The Infernal Devices. The next one will be Clockwork Prince. She is also continuing her Mortal Instruments series with a fourth book set for Spring 2011, City of Fallen Angels.

Mostly spoiler-free review under the cut

Teen Gaming: September 2010

Our next teen gaming program will be Thursday, September 9, at 4 p.m. (Sometimes if I can set up early, I’m ready to go at 3:45.) We have a ton of multiplayer games for the Wii right now — come to the program ready to play and we’ll all pick a few to try! I’m thinking Rayman Raving Rabbids this time because we haven’t done it yet and they have crazy minigames, but we also have Rock Band 2, Lego Star Wars, Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and more. No advance sign-up required. See you there!