One of the great sleeper hits among teen books for 2009 is described below. If you haven’t heard of Gracelingyet, you will soon.Katsa lives in a world where people born with two eyes of different colors are known as Gracelings. Each of these people is endowed with a special skill or talent called a Grace, which can be a blessing or a curse.
On Monday, August 16, we will celebrate the end of the summer reading program. We will play book bingo and share favorite book titles. There will be prizes and refreshments. I challenge young readers to bring a decorated (or not) piece of paper explaining their favorite book this summer. Offerings will be displayed in the children's area to encourage others to read the same book.
Come Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. on September 9, 2010 for the ages 8 - 12 book club meeting. We will be discussing Crazy Lady by Jane Leslie Conly. This is realistic fiction at its best. Real situations and real people without any sugar-coating. Ms.
Meet the four Garcia sisters __ Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofia. They are uprootedfrom their family home in the Dominican Republic and moved to New York City in 1960.Much to their parents' dismay the sisters begin to immerse themselves into Americanculture by ironing their hair, forgetting their Spanish and meeting boys unchaperoned.Join us at the Northeast Neighborhood Library to discuss the book, How the Garcia GirlsLost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez, Monday, August 23, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
If you have not taken advantage of the S*T*A*R training, it is not too late. This Saturday at 10:30 a.m. will be the fifth in a series of six workshops. During this S*T*A*R training, we will sing, talk and read our way through a new literacy skill, letter knowledge. This program is for stars: parents, grandparents, and caregivers of children ages 2 to 5 years. All stars in attendance will receive a "special star" to remind you what a star you really are to the children in your life.
Meet Sofia, Sandra, Yolanda, and Carla. They are the Garcia girls. Each girl has her own distinctive personality. Come to the Northeast Branch Library Adult Book Club meeting August 23, 2010 and discuss the book How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez. The book club meets every fourth Monday of each month from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
On Thursday, August 5, 2010, the children's book club at the Northeast Branch Library will be discussing The Black Stallion by Walter Farley. This is a wonderful adventure story about a teenage boy who goes to India to visit an uncle, boards a ship to return home to New York, and gets stranded on a deserted island with a wild horse.
For a change of pace, this week’s book review is about a graphic novel series. If you’re a fantasy fan, or if you’ve ever thought about reading a graphic novel, then the best place to start is the Bone series by Jeff Smith.
Star training starts this Saturday. First in a series of six sessions where we will Sing Talk And Read our way into a new literacy skill every week. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers of children ages 2 to 5 years. We are not teaching how to read, but the skills that children need prior to reading. Research shows that there are 6 skills needed to become a successful reader.