No Valentine Needed! Come to the Amelia Branch on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 and enjoy food, crafts and games even if you don’t have a Valentine this year! For more information or to register, call the library at 752-5580 or register online. For ages 10 – 17.
If you like the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, you might enjoy Cory Doctorow’s latest book, Homeland. When Marcus, once called M1k3y, receives a thumbdrive containing evidence of corporate and governmental treachery, his job, fame, family, and well-being, as well as his reform-minded employer’s election campaign, are all endangered.
The movie debuts on Feb. 14 (how perfect). If you haven’t read it yet, what are you waiting for?? If you’re a fan of paranormal romances/urban fantasy, I think you’ll enjoy Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia. In a small South Carolina town, where it seems little has changed since the Civil War, sixteen-year-old Ethan is powerfully drawn to Lena, a new classmate with whom he shares a psychic connection and whose family hides a dark secret that may be revealed on her sixteenth birthday.
Come to the New Richmond Branch on Feb. 9 at 1:00pm to learn some babysitting basics, make and eat healthy kid-friendly snacks, and test out a variety of activities and games to play with kids. Learn about helpful library resources. For more information or to register, call the library at 553-0570 or register online.
Join us the second Friday of each month from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Williamsburg Branch to try your hand at Guitar Hero, Wii Play, Wii Sport, Boom Blox, Maria Kart, Super Mario Galaxy, Dance Dance, Revolution and Game Party II. We promise you won’t be “board” with these games! For more information call the library at 724-1070.
Kiersten White, author of the Paranormalcy series, has a new book/series debut, Mind Games.
Fia was born with flawless instincts. Her first impulse, her gut feeling, is always exactly right. Her sister, Annie, is blind to the world around her—except when her mind is gripped by strange visions of the future.
Trapped in a school that uses girls with extraordinary powers as tools for corporate espionage, Annie and Fia are forced to choose over and over between using their abilities in twisted, unthinkable ways… or risking each other’s lives by refusing to obey.
Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson. When madness stalks the streets of London, no one is safe…
There’s a creepy new terror haunting modern-day London. Fresh from defeating a Jack the Ripper killer, Rory must put her new-found hunting skills to the test before all hell breaks loose…
But enemies are not always who you expect them to be and crazy times call for crazy solutions.
Gravity is a science fiction novel about Ari Alexander, a daughter of the military elite, begins falling for arrogant Jackson Locke, an alien spy, and she must decide whether to keep her father’s military secrets or divulge them to Jackson to prevent a war.
If you’re a fan of the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger, rejoice! She’s starting a new series set in the same world, a few decades before Alexa’s adventures.
Etiquette & Espionage is set in an alternate England of 1851, spirited fourteen-year-old Sophronia is enrolled in a finishing school where, she is suprised to learn, lessons include not only the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also diversion, deceit, and espionage.
You’ve got your shiny new eReader or Tablet, but you don’t know how to use it. Join us for an educational session on the basics of downloading library eBooks. There will be a presentation on how to use our various downloadable book services, with breakout sessions afterwards for the most common types of eReaders and Tablets. Call (513)528-1744 for more information or to register or register online. Program is Monday, Jan. 28, 6:00-7:30 p.m.