Staff Picks

Published on Friday, February 15, 2013

bookcoverLooking for some teen-aged cyborg love and satisfaction? Look no further! 

Published on Thursday, February 14, 2013

Goliath by Tom GauldThere is something wholly upsetting about hearing the villain's side of the story. I learned recently that the Joker from the Batman comics was driven to madness by an event in his life that was so jolting -- so shattering that he genuinely forgot what the event was. Even the great and terrible Magneto is, at his core, simply trying to prevent more atrocities like the ones he experienced as a youth during the Holocaust. 

Humphrey!

Published on Thursday, February 14, 2013

Curl up, get cozy, and read!


Summer According to Humphrey
By Betty G. Birney
JUV J BIRNEY
When summer arrives, Humphrey, the pet hamster of Longfellow School's Room 26, is surprised and pleased to learn that he will be going to Camp Happy Hollow.
"Summer According to Humphrey" book cover

'The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever' by Brenda Ferber and Tedd Arnold

Published on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine EverLeon has got a crush on Zoey. But his Valentine's Day card has other ideas about meaning of the day of love. Follow Leon as he chases down his runaway valentine and finally tells Zoey his secret. If you're a Fly Guy fan, you'll love Tedd Arnold's zany take on the Gingerbread Man fairy tale.

Enjoy this light hearted read out loud with Kindergarteners through third graders.

Children of the Crow Cove

Published on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

The Crow-Girl
By Bodil Bredsdorff
JUV J BREDSDORFF
After the death of her grandmother, a young orphaned girl leaves her house by the cove and begins a journey that leads her to people and experiences that exemplify the wisdom her grandmother had shared with her. 155 pages.
"The Crow-Girl" book cover

Melvin Beederman Superhero

Published on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

The Curse of the Bologna Sandwich
By Greg Trine
JUV J TRINE
Book One in the Melvin Beederman Superhero series. After graduating from the superhero academy, Melvin Beederman heads for Los Angeles, where he unexpectedly teams up with Candace Brinkwater, school play actress, to nab the evil McNasty Brothers.
"The curse of the Bologna Sandwich" cover

Join us Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m.

Published on Monday, February 11, 2013

Looking for your next great book?

Librarians at the Tenley-Friendship Library will present some of their favorite books on Wednesday, Feb. 20th at 7 p.m. in the large meeting room.

Poster for "Your Next Great Book!" program

'Moneyball'

Published on Friday, February 8, 2013
Moneyball - novel cover
Moneyball - DVD cover

Michael Lewis’ Moneyball could easily have turned into a chronicle of statistics and behind-the-scenes tedium, but Lewis manages to create a wonderful blend of stats, action, and character analysis such that the book reads like a thriller, rather than a book about the business of baseball. Moneyball tells the story of the Oakland A’s 2002 baseball season from the point of view of the General Manager, Billy Beane, and the front office staff.

Throughout the novel, you find yourself rooting not so much for the Oakland A’s, but for the system employed by Billy Beane and his staff to build the team. Lewis compares the A’s versus Yankees story to that of the Biblical “David and Goliath” throughout the book, and he would be hard pressed to find a more apt comparison; he also brings you into the mentality of an “us versus them” dynamic, and you will have a hard time resisting the urge to root for the little guy.

'Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice' by Phillip M. Hoose

Published on Thursday, February 7, 2013

Claudette ColvinChances are you know the heroic actions of Rosa Parks, but do you know about Claudette Colvin?

Published on Thursday, February 7, 2013

ShatteredWhen I picked up Shattered by Kia Dupree, I braced myself for what I was about to digest on a mental and emotional level.  The title alone supported me in my imagery of a dark and tragic story with no hope of survival in the end.

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