Saturday, November 19, 2011

Nerds, Models and Steampunk

Nerd Girls by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
“I’m not just un-cool; I’m anti-cool. I mean, I even know how to properly use a semicolon in a sentence. What could be more pathetic than that?” Eighth grader Maureen is well aware she’s a dork and will never be a member of the ThreePees (the pretty, popular, perfect girls) but she’s not the only outcast at Grover Park Middle School. Allergy Alice can’t be near a mango without turning into a walking rash or eat wheat without her vision going blurry; and then there’s beanpole Barbara who has made embarrassing herself in front of the whole school a skill. All three thought they were destined to roam the halls alone until Maureen discovers the ThreePees plan of sitting next to Alice and eating all the foods she’s allergic to. She decides enough is enough and the three team up to take revenge on the ThreePees.
Modelland by Tyra Banks
Tookie De La Crème is not the ideal candidate for entrance into Modelland but in a blink of an eye her world is turned upside down. Tookie is given a chance to join the elite Intoxibellas (famous, worshipped, and magical) an opportunity given only to seven girls every year. Tookie knows she doesn’t belong there so why was she and three other unlikely girls thrown into this world. Rumors race through Modalland as Tookie and the others battle their way through the rigorous trials of Catwalk Corridor and Thigh-High Boot Camp. Will Tookie find the truth before it’s too late?!
The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
In an alternate version of 1897 England where supernatural powers, androids and criminal automations are commonplace; sixteen year old supernaturally gifted orphan Finley Jayne is recruited to join forces with Griffin King in his investigation of the criminal mastermind The Machinist. In an instant Finley is taken away from the gas lit streets and her fellow orphans Emily (supernaturally gifted), Sam (part robot) and Jasper (an American Cowboy hiding dark secrets of his own) and thrust into a dangerous game where loyalties will be tested

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

National Gaming Day

In celebration of National Gaming Day you are invited to the Main Library on Sat. Nov 12 from 2-4pm for some board game fun. Teens, children and families are all invited to socialize and have some fun.