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Fancy a Trip to England?

 

Brick Lane
by Monica Ali
Fiction Ali Monica
Nanzeen travels to England from Bangladesh to enter an arranged marriage.

 

 

 

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
by Alan Bradley
Mystery Bradley Alan
An 11 year old super sleuth solves crimes in 1950s England.

 

 

 

Little Bee
by Chris Cleave
Fiction Cleave Chris
A friendship blooms between a Nigerian refugee and a recent widow from London.

 

Choker by Elizabeth Woods

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Cara spends most of her time thinking about how much better her life used to be when her best friend Zoe was still around. She doesn't have many friends at school and is taunted by the popular girls, who refer to her as "Choker" after an embarrassing incident in the cafeteria. One day, Cara returns home from school to find that Zoe is back. She's run away from home, so Cara agrees to hide Zoe at her house so no one will find her. Now with Zoe back in her life, Cara's confidence returns and she finds herself making friends and flirting with Ethan, a boy she's always had a crush on. Then one of the popular girls that tormented Cara turns up dead and Zoe starts acting very strange. Cara can't help but wonder--is her best friend capable of doing such terrible things?

First Look!

The upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly has a sneak peek of actress Jennifer Lawrence playing Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games movie. Check it out!

http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/05/18/the-hunger-games-jennifer-lawrence-first-look-exclusive/

 

Babysitter Training

Are you planning on babysitting this summer? Join us here at the library on Saturday, June 4th for a workshop!

The American Red Cross will be here to offer a training session for all babysitters ages 11-15. They will cover skills such as safety, basic child care, facilitating safe play, first aid and critical emergency action skills. The cost is $25 and includes a training manual and a first aid and safety kit. Teens will also need to bring a sack lunch.

The program runs from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. Please call the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 618-7693 to register!

 

2011 Edgar Awards

Every year the Mystery Writers of America nominate books that represent the best in mystery fiction.

Here are the nominees for Best Novel:

Caught by Harlan Coben
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
Faithful Place by Tana French
The Queen of Patpong by Timothy Hallinan
The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton  WINNER
I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman

How many have you read? For more suggestions of great mysteries, see the full list of nominees here. Other best of categories include Paperback Original, True Crime and Teen. Read more

New Books for December

Here's a few of the recent teen books the library has recevied.
Check for them in the teen area or by clicking on the title link to place a hold.

 

Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead
(Vampire Academy, Book 6)

 

The Lying Game by Sara Shepard
(new series by the author of Pretty Little Liars)


Night Whispers by Erin Hunter
(Omen of the Stars, Book 3)  

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
(sequel to The Maze Runner) Read more

Last Night at Chateau Marmont by Lauren Weisberger

Check our catalog for: Last Night at Chateau Marmont

Would you be able to handle being married to a rock star? Brooke finds herself with that very dilemma when her singer husband hits the big time. For the past five years, Brooke has supported her husband Julian's musical dreams of being a recording artist and is thrilled for him when he finally signs a recording contract with Sony. Suddenly Julian becomes an overnight sensation and Brooke struggles with all the new attention that is thrust upon her husband and their marriage. With all the rumors and tabloid stories, will their love for one another survive? A fast paced and entertaining read about life in the spotlight.

The Devouring by Simon Holt

Check our catalog for: The Devouring

In this creepy tale for teens, Reggie learns about the Vours through an old journal she comes across at her job in a used bookstore. As she reads it, she learns that the Vours are demons who feed on people's fears and take over their bodies. She doesn't believe in them it at first but strange things starting happening to her younger brother Henry and Reggie is starting to fear that Vours really do exsist. It's up to Reggie to battle the Vours and reclaim her brother's soul. Caution: do not read at night! The Vours like it when you're afraid...

Pizza and Pages Book Club for Teens

                        

Are you a fan of the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins?
Join us for pizza and a great discussion of the book.

Wednesday, September 29th at 6 pm in the Main Library's community room.
Please call 248-618-7693 to register. See you there!


End of Teen Summer Reading

Thanks to all teens who participated in this year's Teen Summer Reading. We had a great turn out this year--54 teens took part!

Grand prize winners were Kylie S. and Brandon S.

See you next year!