Friday, August 31, 2012

It's A Wrap

I hope you were able to come to one of the Library’s teen summer programs.  This year we had night photography, creative writing, babysitting instruction, astronomy, henna tattoos, and painting with pastels, plus 6 movies, 2 art exhibits, 3 meetings of the Settlers of Catan game club, and 2 meetings of the teen advisory board.  Most of these programs were made possible through generous financial help from The Friends of the Hamilton-WenhamLibrary.  Thank you Friends for another summer of teen program funding! 

Occasionally one of our program presenters will offer their program gratis: 
Thank you Holly Thompson for your wonderful 2 part creative writing program: Telling Your Stories in Verse, offered free to the Library. 
And, a galaxy of thanks to the North Shore Astronomy Club for their humorous and informative Star Party presentation featuring the Mars landing, offered free to the Library.  In particular, grateful thanks to the four Astronomy Club members who brought their huge telescopes, set them up on the field outside, and gave us the vicarious thrill of traveling through space.

Were you away this summer?  Maybe you missed the publication of the latest sequel or prequel of your favorite teen series?  Here’s a list of series titles (linked to the online catalog) published over the summer:

Bitterblue (Graceling, Book 3), by Kristin Cashore
 The Enchantress (Secrets of Nicholas Flamel, Book 6), by Michael Scott
Hide and Seek (Lying Game, Book 4), by Sara Shepard
The Kill Order (Maze Runner prequel), by James Dashner
Rapture (Fallen series, Book 4), by LaurenKate
Rift (Nightshade prequel), by Andrea Cremer
The Rise of Nine (Lorien Legacies, Book 3), by Pittacus Lore
Tiger's Destiny (Tiger's Curse series Book 4), by Colleen Houck 
Unwholly (sequel to Unwind), by Neal Shusterman

For book lists on various topics or genres such as zombies, ghosts, verse novels, dreams, road trips, dating, and more, scroll down this blog to the Label word cloud in the column on the right and click on Book ListThe school summer reading books will be out on display in the teen area until mid-September then stored in the closed stacks (you can still check them out, they just won't be crowding the shelves). 
And that's the whole delicious summer enchilada, wrrrrapped.

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