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New Fiction Review: Hold Me Closer

Hold Me Closer cover artNew fiction review by Teen Services Librarian:

If you liked Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green, you will LOVE Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story. From the author of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, comes the complete musical outlined in Will Grayson, Will Grayson.

I actually read Hold Me Closer first, but didn’t feel like I was losing out on the story at all, so they can be read in either order. It’s a quick read, since it’s a play. It’s also as heart-warming as it is hilarious. The incomparable Tiny Cooper, who is very big, and very gay, will be a character to remember. I can’t wait for the audio version—or dare we hope?—the actual musical production. Two enthusiastic jazz hands!

Grade Recommendation: 9+

November 10, 2015 at 6:44 pm Leave a comment

TAB 2016

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November 3, 2015 at 5:23 pm Leave a comment

Sign up now for fall programs!

Sign up now for fall programs!

 

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August 17, 2015 at 8:39 pm Leave a comment

TSRE 2015 wrap-up

Teen Summer Reading Experience 2015 is almost over!

This is the last week to turn in your reading records! Make sure to get those in to pick off the prize board and be entered to win our GRAND PRIZES!!

We’ve got an awesome line-up of prizes you could win!

  • Nook e-reader
  • Potawatami Zoo passes
  • Hall of Heroes passes
  • Target gift cards
  • i-Tunes gift cards
  • Venturi gift certificates
  • Books!
  • and more!

Plus, our summer programs have all wrapped up. We had a great time with all types of heroes this summer! Fall programming will be starting soon, so stay tuned for *new* activities, as well as some old friends…

 

 

July 27, 2015 at 10:21 am Leave a comment

TSRE Registering Now!

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We are now registering for our Teen Summer Reading Experience!

Stop in to sign up and get registered for our free programs:

  • June 9: Thank a Hero
  • June 19: Cartooning 101
  • June 23: Super Scavenger Hunt
  • June 30: Visit the Hall of Heroes
  • July 7 & 9: Design Your Own Action Figure!
  • July 14: Comic Craft Party
  • July 21: Come Out and Cosplay
  • July 24: Ant-Man Begins

 

 

June 8, 2015 at 4:18 pm Leave a comment

New Book Review: The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

infinite seaI got my hands on the second book of the 5th Wave by Richard Yancey yesterday….and just finished it minutes ago. Ok, so first things first- is it as good as the 5th Wave? Not exactly, but it isn’t bad. Actually, its quite the page turner. What I did find in it that made The Infinite Sea sometimes hard to read is the level of violence had gone up a few notches since the last book. One of the most graphic parts being that the Silencers (the aliens) actually using little toddlers as detonated bombs. Horrible. Terrifying. And really REALLY hard to read.

The Infinite Sea has infinitely more romantic situations then The 5th Wave, which I found to be rather annoying, However, I do understand that this series is written for teenagers, and not adults such as myself, but still. At times, it felt a little insulting to the reader. Here is this really serious moment, when maybe we will actually figure out why the Silencers are decimating humanity and suddenly, everyone is all starry-eyed and making out. Ugh.

At the end of the day, I would still recommend this book to high schoolers, maybe some more mature middle school readers as well. The premise of the series remains enthralling, and really, Rick Yancey is a terrific author.

September 24, 2014 at 6:16 pm Leave a comment

Teen Summer Reading Experience 2014!

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June 2, 2014 at 4:59 pm Leave a comment

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