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Teens Distribute Trees for Arbor Day

 

This past week encompassed Earth Day and National Arbor Day.  In celebration of these days, teens from the Library Youth Board distributed spruce trees to library residents.  In the past several years, hurricanes and snow storms have damaged and destroyed large numbers of trees in our area.  Spruces are not usually eaten by deer and provide a lovely green color throughout  the winter.  The above volunteers are Erin O'Shea, Brendan O'Shea, Ronith Reddy, Nithin Binu and Nevin Binu.

April NonFiction Audiobooks

BCD B Churchill
     Churchill: the prophetic statesman
by James C. Humes.  Read by Matthew Brenher.  6 discs.  6 hours.

BCD B Deraniyagala
     Wave
by Sonali Deraniyagala.  Read by Hannah Curtis.  5 discs.  5+ hours.

March 2013 Fiction Audiobooks

CD Barry
     Insane City
by Dave Barry.  Read by the author.  7 discs.  8 hours.

BCD Bate
     The Girl’s Guide to Love and Supper Clubs
by Dana Bate.   Read by Meredith Mitchell.  9 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD Mystery Bradley
     Speaking From Among the Bones
by Alan Bradley.  Read by Jane Entwistle.  8 discs.  10 hours.

BCD Buchanan
     The Painted Girls
by Cathy Marie Buchanan.  Read by Cassandra Campbell, Julia Whelan and Danny Campbell. 
10 discs.  11+ hours.

BCD Chevalier.
    The Last Runaway
by Tracy Chevalier.  Read by Kate Reading.  8 discs.  9+ hours.

BCD Mystery Clark
     Footprints in the Sand
by Mary Jane Behrends Clark.  Read by Therese Plummer.  5 discs.  6+ hours.

BCD Ellory

Where Did the Audiobooks Go?

 

All the Fiction Audiobooks including mysteries and science fiction have been moved to the end of the Large Print collection on the main floor of the adult area.  All Nonfiction Audiobooks are still in the same location.  Playaways now face the entrance to the adult area of the library.  Please ask for assistance in locating these collections.  Placing our Fiction Audiobooks in the Large Print area allows more room for your favorite authors and titles. As an added bonus, the Romance Paperbacks are now where the Audiobooks used to be.  Just in time for Valentine's Day.

Fiction Audiobooks for February 2013

BCD Attenberg
     The Middlesteins
by Jami Attenberg.  Read by Molly Ringwald.  6 discs.  6+ hours.

BCD Science Fiction Banks
     The Hydrogen Sonata
by Iain M. Banks.  Read by Peter Kenny.  14 discs.  17+ hours.

BCD Bond
     Larry Bond’s Red Dragon Rising: Blood of War
by Larry Bond and Jim DeFelice.  Read by Luke Daniels.  9 discs.  10+ hours.

Happy New Year! Fiction & Mystery Aduiobooks for January 2013

BCD Banville
     Ancient Light
by John Banville.  Read by Robin Sachs.  8 discs.  9+ hours.

BCD Barclay
     Trust Your Eyes
by Linwood Barclay.  Read by Ken Marks and Rick Holmes.  12 discs.  14 hours.

BCD Boyle
     San Miguel
by T. Coraghessan Boyle. Read by Barbara Caruso. 14 discs.  16 hours.

BCD Brewer
     First Kill
by Heather Brewer.  Read by Alexander Cenese.  6 discs.  6 hours.

BCD Buehlman
     Between Two Fires
by Christopher Buehlman.  Read by Steve West.  12 discs.  14+ hours.

BCD Clancy
     Threat Vector
by Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney.  Read by Lou Diamond Phillips.  16 discs.  18+ hours.

BCD Connelly
     The Black Box
by Michael Connelly.  Read by Michael McConnohie.  9  discs.  10+ hours.

Book Review of Speechless by Hannah Harrington, review done by Marie Yatsyk

Everyone knows that Chelsea Knot can’t keep a secret.”

After spilling a secret that almost gets someone killed, Chelsea Knot decides that she won’t speak to anyone - not her teachers, her parents, or even herself - until she learns how to “keep her mouth shut” and stop hurting others. But there’s a difference between blurting out and speaking up, and it takes some unexpected friends that are willing to give Chelsea a second chance for her to learn that difference - and to learn to forgive herself.

Book Review of Seraphina by Rachel Hartman done by Katie Byrnes

Seraphina was a very unique, original, and complex book.  When the story begins, Seraphina's world is on the brink of war.  For forty years, a treaty was all that prevented a war between the humans and the dragons.  The fear, mistrust and lack of understanding between the two species had set their world on a path that could only lead to war.  When the prince is murdered, tensions reach a fever pitch as all heads turn to the dragons.  Soon the story's heroine, Seraphina Dombegh, a gifted musician in court, is drawn into the mix.  As she investigates the murder, attenpts to stop a conspiracy that could destroy what little chance for peace was left, and tries to understand her feelings for the prince's nephew, she must also struggle to conceal her deepest secret.  I really enjoyed reading Seraphina.  The story was very suspenseful and entertaining, and Rachel Hartman's writing was skillful as well.  I think this story is most suited for ages 12 and up.

 

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