Wednesday, April 28, 2010

May Events!

"Blast from the Past" Book Discussion
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
Thursday, May 6 @ 5 p.m.

Grades 6-12


Sixteen-year-old Mattie, determined to attend college and be a writer against the wishes of her father and her boyfriend, takes a job at a hotel in 1906 where the death of a guest renews her determination to live her own life.

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Movie Night:
Eagle Eye
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hursday, May 20 @ 5 p.m.
Grades 6 and up

Jerry and Rachel are two strangers who are thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, using technology of everyday life to track and control their every move. Now they must carry out a high-tech assassination plot of an unscrupulous artificial intelligence system.

Rated PG

"Off the Shelf" Book Discussion
Streams of Babel by Carol Plum-Ucci
Thursday, May 27 @ 5 p.m.
Grades 6
-12

Six teens face a bio-terrorist attack on American soil as four are infected with a mysterious disease affecting their small New Jersey neighborhood and two others, both brilliant computer hackers, assist the United States Intelligence Coalition in tracking the perpetrators.

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May Book of the Month


The Plain Janes: By Cecil Castellucci

Jane is caught in a bomb attack outside of a cafe in Metro City where she lives with her parents. After the attack Jane's parents decide to relocate to the "safe" suburb of Kent Waters. Jane finds a lone dandelion and an artist's sketchbook titled Art Saves after the bombing. Jane changes her image as a long-haired, frivolous blond to a much more serious girl with short black hair. Fueled by an urge not to be terrified of the world as a result of the attack, Jane gathers a group of three misfit girls from school, all whose names are Jane. Jane and her friends form a secret club called P.L.A.I.N. for "People Loving Art In Neighborhoods." The local police call the Plain Jane's work "art attacks" The art attacks include putting bubbles in the city fountain and wrapping objects on the street as Christmas packages. Their activities end up rallying the local teenagers and some adults to their cause.
I have to confess this is the first graphic novel that I've read from cover to cover. I even went on to read the sequel Janes in Love, and I liked that equally as well. Come in and check these out. You won't be disappointed!