Magnetize Me Program Photos

The photos from our Magnetize Me workshop with My Art Workshop are in!

Check out the link here to see what we did, or look under Programs on the right sidebar menu for the page. The photos are in thumbnail form, so click on each one to embiggen!

Thanks to everyone for attending and to My Art Workshop for furnishing the supplies and leading the program!


May (and early June) 2011 New Books

Enclave, by Ann Aguirre. Y Aguirre.
The Huntress Duece is drawn to her new partner, Fade, a mysterious boy who is not afraid to break the rules of the elders, and as she learns of the elders’ deceptions, she and Fade push the enclave to test their faith and protect themselves from unexpected dangers.

Twelfth Grade Kills (Chronicles of Vladimir Todd, Book Five), by Heather Brewer.
In this final, action-packed book in the series, Vlad must confront the secrets of the past, unravel the mystery of who he really is, make decisions about his future, and face his greatest enemy.

The Dark City (Relic Master, Book One), by Catherine Fisher. Y Fisher.
Sixteen-year-old Raffi, Master Galen, and a mysterious traveler, Carys, enter the ruined city of Tasceron seeking a relic that may save the world, while evading the Watch, a brutal organization opposed to the Order to which Raffi and Galen belong.

The Emperor of Nihon-Ja (Ranger’s Apprentice, Book Ten), by John Flanagan. Y Flanagan.
In a faraway land, a young warrior must protect an emperor from an uprising and train an inexperienced army, with assistance from his Ranger friends.
Divergent, by Veronica Roth. Y Roth.

The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, by Catherynne M. Valente. Y Valente.
Twelve-year-old September’s ordinary life in Omaha turns to adventure when a Green Wind takes her to Fairyland to retrieve a talisman the new and fickle Marquess wants from the enchanted woods.

Beauty Queens, by Libba Bray. Y Bray.
When a plane crash strands thirteen teen beauty contestants on a mysterious island, they struggle to survive, to get along with one another, to combat the island’s other diabolical occupants, and to learn their dance numbers in case they are rescued in time for the competition.

Changing Planets by Nikki Hohl. Y Hohl.
Have you ever had unusual neighbors? What if they were Changing Planets as easily as normal people change cities? The abandoned house next door to fifteen-year-old Jason Webb has acquired occupants over night. Curiosity takes over, and Jason vows to unearth the mystery of these new neighbors, pulling his best friend, Tiffany, into the intrigue. Curtains flutter, eerie shapes are spotted in the yard during the night, and strangest of all, his dad starts to act peculiar too! Things get even more bizarre when Jason discovers they are watching him! Now Jason and Tiffany are racing against time to find out why before the military captures the aliens.

Queen of the Dead (sequel to The Ghost and the Goth), by Stacey Kade. Y Kade.
Will gets involved with The Order, a group consisting of ghost-talkers like himself, as he continues to help spirits into the light, while Alona, his vain, self-centered, and cranky spirit guide begins to learn the value of helping others.

The Warlock (Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Book Five), by Michael Scott. Y Scott.
Fifteen-year-old Josh has chosen to side neither with his twin sister Sophie nor with the Alchemyst, Nicholas Flamel, but rather to fight alongside Dr. John Dee and the mysterious Virginia Dare, while the immortal Machiavelli and Billy the Kid follow the Elders’ plans to set loose the monsters of Alcatraz on San Francisco and trigger the end of the humani race.

The Midnight Palace by Carlos R. Zafon. Y Zafon.
When a mysterious threat reenters the lives of twins Ben and Sheere, separated as babies and reunited as teenagers in 1930s Calcutta, the siblings must confront an unspeakable terror, with the help of their secret society of fellow orphans.

First Summer Reading Program This Friday!

Summer Reading has officially started this week, and sign-ups are already going strong. Register at the reference desk to win prizes each six hours of reading this summer (up to 18 hours); when you finish the program, you receive a free book or pack of comic books and get a raffle ticket for our end of summer drawing for a number of cool gift cards and other prizes. All the prize information is at the reference desk where you sign up.

The first special program is a fun art workshop to make your own memo board. There are still a few spaces available but sign up is  limited to 15 people, so if you’re interested visit the reference desk or call 303-762-2555 to sign up. Here are the deets:

Friday, June 10, 2-3:30 p.m.
Magnetize Me with My Art Workshop! Design, paint, and decorate a magnet/chalk/memo board to hang at home or at school. All supplies are provided. Registration required. This program will be held in the library’s Storytime room. Limited to 15 participants.