This October has been a time for change at the Rodgers Memorial Library. We have a new teen services librarian at the desk (yours truly) and as we look ahead to the new things coming down the pipe, it’s also a good time to look back at what we’ve added to the collection. Now, because of the volume of items and their popularity, this is by no means an exhaustive list. We’re also planning on doing a summary like this every week when new materials are added, so stay tuned!
Participate in the Congressional App Challenge for the chance to be selected for recognition by a Member of Congress, win prizes, and have your work put on display in the Capitol Building in Washington, DC! What could be cooler? More information available here.
Also, just for girls: Enter Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” STEM Challenge! In an effort to keep young girls interested in STEM education and career paths, the studio has launched its annual STEM challenge aimed specifically to girls ages 15 to 18. Five finalists will be selected and will receive an expenses-paid trip to Hollywood to present their completed projects in front of a panel of experts in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and/or math. They will also walk the red carpet at the premiere of Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok.” See below, or click here for more information.
The books just keep coming! It never ends! Yay! Click on the image or the title to access the title in our catalog. Books are listed alphabetical by author.
New!! Look for the ♥♥ for a recommended read.
As Old as Time (A Twisted Tale, v. 3), by Liz Braswell. Summary: Belle is a lot of things: smart, resourceful, restless. She longs to escape her poor provincial town for good. She wants to explore the world, despite her father’s reluctance to leave their little cottage in case Belle’s mother returns — a mother she barely remembers. Belle also happens to be the captive of a terrifying, angry beast. And that is her primary concern. But when Belle touches the Beast’s enchanted rose, intriguing images flood her mind — images of the mother she believed she would never see again. Stranger still, she sees that her mother is a beautiful Enchantress who cursed the Beast, his castle, and all its inhabitants. Shocked and confused, Belle must work with the Beast to unravel a dark mystery about their families that was twenty-one years in the making.
Star-Crossed, by Barbara Dee. Summary: Star student Mattie is chosen to play Romeo opposite her crush, a newcomer named Gemma, in an eighth-grade production of Romeo and Juliet, a situation that makes her question her orientation about whether she can be attracted to both boys and girls.
The List, by Patricia Forde. Summary: Letta, charged with collecting and saving words, uncovers a sinister plan to suppress language, robbing the people of Ark of the power of speech, and realizes she must also save the culture, itself.
The Lake Effect, by Erin McCahan. Summary: The summer after senior year of high school, Briggs Henry works as a personal assistant to an eccentric elderly woman in a house on the shores of Lake Michigan, and finds himself distracted by the mysterious girl next door.
The Disappearances, by Emily Bain Murphy. Summary: Every seven years, an important thing, like scent, disappears from the town of Sterling and Aila, sixteen, is determined to find the cause and how her recently-deceased mother was involved.
♥♥ The Lying Game, by Ruth Ware. Summary: The text message arrives in the small hours of the night. It’s just three words: I need you. Isa drops everything, takes her baby daughter and heads straight to Salten. She spent the most significant days of her life at boarding school on the marshes there, days which still cast their shadow over her. At school Isa and her three best friends used to play the Lying Game. They competed to convince people of the most outrageous stories. Now, after seventeen years of secrets, something terrible has been found on the beach. Something which will force Isa to confront her past, together with the three women she hasn’t seen for years, but has never forgotten.
Words on Bathroom Walls, by Julia Watson. Summary:
Adam is a recently diagnosed schizophrenic; he sees and hears people who aren’t there. He journals to his therapist as he undergoes a new drug trial. Maya, a fiercely intelligent girl he meets, makes Adam want to be the great guy she thinks he is. When the miracle drug begins to fail, can he keep Maya from discovering his secret?
Hi everyone – due to an email crash I was not able to access my mail, which had Lianne’s link to the slide she featured on July 25. But my email is back, yay! and I’m able to share Lianne’s slide, see below.
Keep working on your projects! If you’ve finished your project, then feel free to continue with the Codesters more advanced lessons to learn more about Python.
A reminder: Our Parent/Friends night is scheduled for Wednesday, August 9, at 6:30pm. The girls will show off their projects, and we’ll all belly up to the (sundae!) bar and celebrate the girls’ hard work with ice cream and all the toppings!
Many thanks to Jim Parks and “Wingmasters” for bringing their “Birds of Prey” program to the library! Adults and school-age kids were treated to an educational program on the feeding habits and flight ergonomics of red-tail hawks, falcons and owls, and got to meet these flying beauties up close and personal. Enjoy!
Apologies for starting this cycle a bit late – but we’re now solidly underway! One book = one raffle ticket, so read as much as you can for a chance to win any of these prizes!
Here’s a complete list:
Cycle 3: Sunday, July 23 – Sunday, August 6:
- Batman color-changing mug
- Escape from New York comic book
- Arrow (TV show) hood ornament
- Jessica Jones figurine
- Wolverine (Logan) figurine
- LEGO Dimensions 3-in-1 Cyborg fun pack
- Nightmare on Elm Street Freddy chopsticks
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pin
- “Visual compendium of Guitars” poster
- Star Wars R2-D2 purse
- Primal Rage (Overwatch) t-shirt
- Stark Industries (Iron Man) t-shirt
- Stranger Things (Netflix show) t-shirt
- Tetris magnetic strips
- X-Files pencils with sharpener
- Whooz adapter labels: Heroes
- Whooz adapter labels: Originals
- Black dinosaur phone stand
- Purple dinosaur phone stand
- Blue MP4 player
- Assassin’s Creed pin
- Just added! “F in Exams: Complete Failure Edition” book
Below is a complete list of all the prizes available through this raffle cycle. Read, get raffle tickets, and spend them wisely! Enter as often as you read for more chances to win! See a complete list of all raffle and grand prizes here.
Cycle 2: Sunday, July 9 – Saturday, July 22 (subject to change):
- Batman keychain
- Superman #1 comic book (reprint)
- Aguilar (Assassin’s Creed) figurine
- Battlestar Galactica Cyclon Raider figurine
- Doctor Strange figurine
- Firefly (TV show) patch
- Game of Thrones (featuring Melisandre) journal
- Back to the Future Flux Capacitor light-up keychain
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mini mug
- Halloween (movie) pin
- Power Rangers pin
- Star Wars: Figure Fantasy book
- Obliviator (Fantastic Beasts) t-shirt
- Negan Sluggers (Walking Dead) t-shirt
- The Goonies t-shirt
- Unicorn cupcake bath salts
- Whooz adapter labels: Freak
- Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band vinyl record
- Black portable charger
- Blue dinosaur phone stand
- Green MP4 player
- Pink MP4 player
- LEGO “Chain Reactions” craft kit