Friday, January 30, 2015

New YA Books

In this fast-paced survival story set in Hawaii, electronics fail worldwide, the islands become completely isolated, and a strange starscape fills the sky.  Leilani and her father embark on a nightmare odyssey from Oahu to their home on the Big Island.  Leilani's epilepsy holds a clue to the disaster, if only they can survive as the islands revert to earlier ways.

Seventeen-year-old Aubrey Housing and her best friends live by a set of rules: don't fall in love, don't be needy and don't give away your heart, but Aubrey finds herself struggling with her convictions when she meets newcomer Nathan Diggs, a caring boy with whom she experiences an instant connection.

Ileni is losing her magic.  And that means she's losing everything: her position as the rising star of her people, her purpose in life, and even the young mane she loves.  Sent to the assassin's cave hidden deep within the mountains, she expects no one will ever hear from her again.  The last two sorcerers sent died within weeks of each other.  Accidents, or something more sinister?  As Ileni navigates the dangers of the caves, she'll discover secrets that have been kept for decades.  

Katie never thought she'd be the girl with the popular boyfriend.  She also never thought he would cheat on her--but the proof is in the photo that people at their boarding school can't stop taking about.  Mark swears he doesn't remember anything.  But Rose, the girl in the photo, is dead, and Mark is in big trouble.  Hoping that Mark was just stupid and not a killer, Katie investigates turning up more than she bargained for.
Maia is a teenage piano prodigy and dutiful daughter, imprisoned in the oppressive silence of her adoptive parents' house like a princess in an ivory tower.  Cass is a street rat, witch and runaway, scraping by with her wits and her knack for a five-fingered discount. When a chance encounter brings the two girls together, an unlikely friendship blossoms that will soon change the course of both their lives.

Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside.  When a train arrives in the village carrying a noble family that includes Ekaterina, a girl of Elana's age, the two girls' lives collide.  An adventure is set in motion that includes mistaken identity, a monk locked in a tower, a prince traveling incognito and a witch of Russian folklore.

One minute Danny was running from the cops, and the next, he jolted awake in an unfamiliar body--his own, but different.  Somehow, he's crossed into a parallel universe.  Now his friends are his enemies, his parents are long dead, and studious Eevee is not the mysterious femme fatale he once kissed back home.  Then again, this Eevee--a girl who'd rather land an internship at NASA than a date to prom--may be his only hope of getting home.

Tella Holloway is losing it.  Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can't determine what's wrong, her parents decide to move to the middle of nowhere for the fresh air.  She's lost her friends, her parents are driving her crazy, her brother is dying--and she's helpless to change anything.  Tella learns that a win in the Brimstone Bleed--an epic race across jungle, desert, ocean and mountain--could result in the Cure for her brother's illness.  But all the participants are after the Cure for the people they love and there's no guarantee that Tella (or any of them) will survive the race.

With acerbic wit and a hilarious voice, Shane describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy.  From awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend and everything in between, Shane handles his situation with humor and a "you-only-live-once" perspective on life. 

Friday, January 2, 2015

New Programs....

Our January/February newsletter has just come out and in it are some great programs you don't want to miss! 

Junk Mail Snowflakes EIJ469
Tuesday, January 27, 5:30-6:15pm, Grades 4+
Join us to turn trash into snow treasure!  Registration starts December 13.

Thursday, February 5, 7-8pm, Grades 7-12
Bring your creativity and help your fellow teens create a Valentine's Day bulletin board full of heart. Participating members will receive one hour of community service.  Snacks will be served.

Tuesday, February 3, 5:30-6:15pm, Grades5+
Tweens join us to create this beautiful wreath just in time for Valentine's Day.
Registration begins January 14, 2015.

Tuesday, February 17 (6-9pm), Wednesday, February 18 (6-9pm) and Thursday, February 19 (7-9pm)     Ages: 10+     Fee: $50 per person
Why wait until the last minute to get your boating license? Recent New York State law requires that anyone born on or after May 1, 1996 must obtain a boating license.  Come in from the cold and take this class to get it out of the way; the license earned in this class is good for both boats and Jet Skis and will last for a lifetime.  

Tuesday, March 9, 5:30-6:15pm, Grades 4+
You'll use scrap paper to create a beautiful work of art!
Registration begins February 13, 2015.

Sign up today!