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This review was submitted by Caitlyn Waletzky for our Raving Reviews program.  If you would like to write reviews for our Teen Page, please come to our Monday, June 30 program downstairs in the Story Time Room.  You too can be a critic.

The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens, published-2011

Summer Reading Club for Teens

 

Registration for the teen Summer Reading Club is happening now.  Register by going to the "TEENS" menu above and click on Summer Reading Program.  Check out our teen programs under EVENTS and OUR CURRENT NEWSLETTER on pages 6-7.  Our Night Snacking the Asian Connection on the evening of July 11  is rapidly filling up.  Hands-on preparation and instruction will get you cooking and afterwards we get to eat!  No need to register for our Murder Mystery Party "The Book Fair of Death" on the evening of July 12.  You get to be the detective on the case.  Prizes and ice cream sundaes at this program. Just come On July 12 and bring your friends.  See you @Library

Join the Summer Reading Club -- Registration has started!

 

Register online by clicking here or come in the library and have a librarian help you register. After you register, come to the Adult Reference Desk to pick up your Reading Club Bag with special information and gifts.    Select a book or graphic novel from Young Adult, Children’s or the Adult Section of the library.  Whatever interests you!  It can be fiction or nonfiction.  Then fill out a simple online Book Report Form starting July 9.  Again, you can have assistance from a librarian on filling out the form.  Prizes will be given each week, starting Monday, July 9 and ending Friday, August 17.

June Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Science Fiction Bacigalupi
     The Drowned Cities
by Paolo Bacigalupi.  Read by Joshua Swanson.  8 discs.  9+ hours.

BCD Baldacci
     The Innocent
by David Baldacci.  Read by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy.  10 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD Berry
     The Columbus Affair
by Steve Berry.  Read by Scott Brick.  12 discs.  13+ hours.

BCD Black
     Black Hear
t by Holly Black.  Read by Jesse Eisenberg.  6 discs.  6+ hours.

BCD Bond
      Exit Plan
by Larry Bond.  Read by Dick Hill.  15 discs.  17+ hours.

BCD Clare
     City of Lost Souls
by Cassandra Clare.  Read by Molly C. Quinn.  14 discs.  17 hours.

BCD Cross
     Kill Me Softly
by Sarah Cross.  Read by Kim Mai Guest.  9 discs.  10+ hours.

June NonFiction Audiobooks

BCD B Bissinger
      Father’s Day
by Buzz Bissinger.  Read by the author.  8 discs.  8+ hours.
      “Bissinger’s twin sons, Gerry and Zach, were born three minutes apart, and although both boys were born prematurely, Gerry left the hospital after two months able to breathe on his own; Zach remained in the neonatal intensive care unit, struggling to breathe and to survive. Although Zach never recovered from the brain injuries caused by lack of oxygen, he grew into a lovable man who loves people and who is a savant who memorizes people’s birthdays, features of maps, but who also loves the familiar and the routine structure of his life. So when Zach turns 24, Bissinger proposes that the two of them set out on the open road and drive across the country. In this wrenchingly honest road tale, Bissinger searches desperately to discover who his son really is as well as to come to terms with his own feelings of inadequacy and insecurity as a parent.”
     Publishers Weekly May 2012

BCD B Chanel

Beyond The Hunger Games

Oh No!

I’ve finished The Hunger Games and where do I go from here?

 So you like Dystopian Novels.  Yes, those books which portray repressive societies keeping people in-line after a terrible war, plague, alien invasion, global warming, end of carbon fuel, brain eating zombies and/or other worldwide tragedies.  The future has never looked so bleak.  But you do not need to worry about a lack of reading material in the genre of Dystopia.  New City Library has plenty of titles available to satisfy every teen reader.  The following are just a few samples of some of the best teen Dystopian Fiction.

                Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

Fiction Audiobooks for May

BCD Bell
      Phantom
by Ted Bell.  Read by John Shea.  14 discs.  16+ hours.

BCD Brockmann
     Born to Darkness
by Suzanne Brockmann.  Read by Melanie Ewbank and Patrick Lawlor.  16 discs.  18+ hours.

BCD Chung
    Forgotten Country
by Catherine Chung.  Read by Emily Woo Zeller.  8 discs.  9 hours.

BCD Coben
     Stay Close
by Harlan Coben.  Read by Scott Brick.  9 discs.  11+ hours.

BCD Couch
     Tom Clancy Presents Act of Valor
by Dick Couch and George Galdorisi.  Read by Steven Weber.  8 discs.  8+ hours.

BCD Eco
     The Prague Cemetery
by Umberto Eco.  Read by George Guidall.  12 discs.  14+ hours.

BCD Graham
     The Unseen
by Heather Graham.  Read by Luke Daniels.  8 discs.  8+ hours.

April Fiction Audiobooks

CD Avery
     The Last Nude
by Ellis Avery.  Read by Therese Plummer and Barbara Caruso.  9 discs.  11+ hours.
     “…riveting lesbian love story of heart-stopping passion, rapture, and stunning duplicity. In 1920s Paris...”
     Booklist 12/1/11

BCD Bazell
      Wild Thing
by Josh Bazell.  Read by Robert Petkoff, featuring Stephanie Wolfe.  7 discs.  9 hours.
      “…a reclusive billionaire hires Pietro to escort paleontologist Violet Hurst on a million-dollar safari in Minnesota. Their job is to rendezvous with local guide Reggie Trager, who promises his exclusive clientele access to the White Lake Monster, a critter coveted by cryptozoologists (think Nessie, this one dubbed "Aquabigfoot" by Violet). Naturally, chaos ensues.”
     Kirkus 1/15/12

BCD Science Fiction Bear
     Halo: Primordium Book II
by Greg Bear.  Read by Tim Dadabo.  7 discs.  9+ hours.

March Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Addison
     A Walk Across the Sun
by Corban Addison.  Read by Soneela Nankani.  12 discs.  15+hours.

BCD  Ahmed
    Throne of the Crescent Moon
by Saladin Ahmed.  Read by Phil Gigante.  9 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD Bondurant
     The Night Swimmer
by Matt Bondurant.   Read by Hillary Huber.  8 discs.  9+ hours.

BCD Science Fiction Bova
     Power Play
by Ben Bova.  Read by Stefan Rudnicki.  8 discs.  9+ hours.

BCD Byatt
     Ragnarok: the end of the gods
by A.S. Byatt.  Read by Harriet Walter.  4 discs.  3+ hours.

BCD Cook
     Death Benefit
by Robin Cook.  Read by George Guidall.  10 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD Crombie
     No Mark Upon Her
by Deborah Crombie.  Read by Jenny Sterlin.  11 discs.  13+ hours.

New Fiction Audiobooks for February

BCD Barry
     Lunatics
by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel.  Read by the authors with Mark Thompson, Sean Kenin and Orlagh Cassidy.  6 discs.  6+ hours.     “Phillip Horkman is a by-the-rules kind of guy, a pet-store owner and soccer referee. Jeffrey Peckerman is a profane forensic plumber…. The New Jersey suburban dads collide when Horkman disqualifies what would have been a game-winning score made by Peckerman's daughter. The two embark on escalating violence that takes them on a wild car chase that gets viewed as a possible terrorist threat by the police.”
     Booklist 12/15/11

BCD Bond   
     Shock of War
by Larry Bond and Jim DeFelice.  10 discs.  11+ hours.

BCD Bradford
     Breaking the Rules
by Barbara Taylor Bradford.  Read by Katherine Kellgren.  11 discs.  13 hours.

BCD Clare

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