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Top 10 New Books of Summer

Check out these new books in the Teen Zone! 

  Magnolia by Kristi CookMagnolia by Kristi Cook

High school seniors Ryder and Jemma have been at odds for four years, despite their mothers’ lifelong plan that they will marry one day, but when a storm ravages their small Mississippi town, the pair’s true feelings are revealed.

 

The Body in the Woods by April HenryThe Body in the Woods by April Henry

While helping the Portland County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue to seek a missing autistic man, teens Alexis, Nick, and Ruby find, instead, a body and join forces to find the girl’s murderer, forming an unlikely friendship, as well.

 

We Were Liars by E. LockhartWe Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Spending the summers on her family’s private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.

 

Only Everything by Kieran ScottOnly Everything by Keiran Scott

Eros (aka Cupid) is sent to earth after disobeying the gods and required to match three couples without her powers

 

My Faire Lady by Laura WetterstenMy Faire Lady by Laura Wettersten

After breaking up with her boyfriend, seventeen-year-old Rowena takes an out-of-town summer job at a Renaissance fair, but romantic entanglements soon follow.

What’s your favorite new title this summer?


Miracles of Marble Cove Series

Miracles of Marble Cove BooksThis series has 24 titles and chronicles the adventures of 4 very different women whose paths cross on Newport Avenue, a seaside neighborhood in the charming town of Marble Cove, Maine.  The women, all in different stages of life, also have something else in common: Each is starting over in some way. Each one has a second chance in life, and these second chances give our 4 friends untold opportunities to grow in faith, love and grace.

As these women learn, it’s never too late for a 2nd chance, no matter where you are in life. You might not start a new life in a new town, but each new day offers us a reset, a chance to move in a new direction, to take on a new attitude and see life with new eyes. Have your decisions taken you down the wrong path in life? Do you feel as if you’ve somehow gotten lost and can’t find your way home again?  Today is another opportunity to take steps to set things right.

 

Mary

- Technology Room Manager


Fall Preview

Manga FaceTeen Tuesdays Return September 9 at 3:00 PM!

Join us every Tuesday at 3:00 until December 16 for fun new activities and returning favorites! Get creative with a series of programs to learn how to draw Manga and carve soap. Share your creative writing at a Write On workshop. Join the YA Crew to decide what movies to watch during our After-School Movies and help the library come up with even more programs for next year. Participate in our yearly Chopped and Gingerbread Challenge Competitions. Celebrate Banned Books Week and get crafty at Make Your Own Superhero. Get ready for the first Mockingjay film with trivia, crafts, games, and more in November. And, finally, learn about snakes and other odd critters when Kairi brings back her snake and shows off her other new pets.

Also coming this fall is an after-hours mystery program open to tweens and teens. Fans of the classic board game Clue and Sherlock Holmes unite to solve a mystery in the library.

Call the library at 330-343-6123 for more information or check out this fall’s edition of Footnotes, the library’s newsletter, for details. Snake


Maurice Clarett: Tackling Life’s Playbook

Maurice ClarettThursday, Sept. 11 at 7:00 PM

at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas

Everyone has the ability to change! Come hear this deeply personal account of the triumphs and tragedies Maurice has endured, and how he came out of prison a changed man. There will also be a Silent Auction of OSU memorabilia at the event. This event is free, but tickets are required. Call 330-308-6400 to reserve your seats today! Presented by Community Mental Healthcare with the help of these sponsors: Dover Public Library, the Tim and Karen Stokey Family, the Ohio State University Alumni Club, the Richard Stephenson Family, and Solid Rock Photos.

 


YA for All!

I have Homeroom Diaries by James Pattersonbeen going through a reading slump lately. I take a book home, and for whatever reason, I just can’t seem to get into it. I read lots of book reviews, but sometimes you can’t really go by those, as each person’s tastes are different. So, having nothing to lose, when I hit my slump, I turned to YA.

YA means YOUNG ADULT. That area is located near the non-fiction side of our library. Liz Strauss, our Teen Librarian, does a wonderful job of ordering a wide range of books that will appeal to the most reluctant reader, the reader who has ‘read everything’, and to me, an ‘old lady’. Liz will often recommend books to me, as she knows what will pique my interest. Sometimes I even recommend books to her. (OK, that has only happened twice, because Liz is on it!)

I didn’t realize that many of my favorite authors have also written YA books: Kathy Reichs. Robert B. Parker, Carl Hiaasen, Neil Gaiman, David Baldacci, and of course James PattersonNot a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis. I stumbled upon Harlan Coben by reading his YA books, SHELTER, and SECONDS AWAY. Both were really great reads. Now, John Sandford has a new YA called UNCAGED. I just checked it out, can’t wait to get a day off to read it, and it’s book one of a series, so there are even more to come.

I enjoyed NOT A DROP TO DRINK by Mindy McGinnis, and THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN by Holly Black. Holly will have a new book, THE IRON TRIAL (book 1 of the Magisterium series) out September 9th 2014, and Liz has me on hold for it for when it arrives!

So, if you just can’t seem to find anything to read, walk over to the YA area. You just might be surprised by what you find there!


Uncaged by John Sandford & Michele Cook

 

Denise,

Adult Services & Interlibrary Loans


May 4th Voices : Kent State, 1970

may 4th voices

Growing up in northeastern Ohio, I have always had a general understanding of what happened in May of 1970 at Kent State. But learning of the tragedy in an academic setting after so much time has passed keeps it at a distance, sterilizes it from emotion. David Hassler was able to bring the story back to life using the voices of an entire community that was traumatized and still healing years after the events took place.

    “Kent State was not just Kent State.” “There were lots of truths.” These are unscripted lines, spoken from the hearts of those who lived through it, and they give those of us who have to learn from a distance an idea of what it was like living inside a symbol of a movement. The confusion, bewilderment, anger, and sorrow all come through from new and different perspectives, and they join together in a chorus that sings the song of a community divided against itself, searching for answers and acceptance.

    The lines of the play originate from the oral history collection courtesy of Kent State University, and I feel that the true expressions of individuals reliving their memories of those few days gives the dialogue more power. Hassler masterfully weaves the separate stories into a tapestry and creates a vision that speaks to our humanity: there are flashes of light and dark held up in stark contrast; people on both sides show the best and worst of all of us. Reading this play was an illuminating experience; both of the horrific events, and of the need to preserve our past along with the voices of those who lived it.

Claire Kandle, Local History Librarian


Sharpie Tie Dye

Tuesday July 19 at 2:00 PM

On the HS Lawn

(Tuesday, August 5 at 2:00 PM if it rains)

Marker

Learn a different way to make your own tie dye creations. Bring a white T-shirt to decorate and a friend! Teens may bring extra permanent markers. Event will be held outside. All supplies will be provided by the library and snacks will be served. Event is open to teens in grades 6-12. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register for this teen-favorite event.