Friday, June 29, 2012

First Line Friday

"Although I'd realized six or eight weeks ago that I was crazy about Tina Zabinski and that I wanted to go on a date with her the same way I want to keep converting oxygen into carbon-dioxide, I'd been playing it cool, taking it slow."- Crush by Gary Paulsen

Readers met the comical Kevin in Liar, Liar and Flat Broke.  Kevin gets serious about Tina Zabinski, the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. Finally, finally, he's worked up his courage—he's going to ask her out. Or will his trademark scheming get in his way?

"All the kids had nightmares.  It would have been crazy if they didn't.  They'd seen so many strange and terrible things, after all."- The Fear by Charlie Higson

The sickness struck everyone sixteen and over. Mothers and fathers, older brothers, sisters, and best friends. No one escaped its touch. And now children across London are being hunted by ferocious grown-ups who are hungry, bloodthirsty, and not giving up. DogNut and the rest of his crew, in search of the friends they lost during the fire, set off on a deadly mission from the Tower of London to Buckingham Palace and beyond, as the sickos lie in wait. But who are their friends and who is the enemy in this changed world?

"When I think of my wife, I always think of her head.  The shape of it, to begin with."-Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

  On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge.

If you would like to put any of these titles on hold, just click on the title above and you will be re-directed to the library catalog listing for the book. Or give us a call at (609) 654-6113 and we would be happy to put it on hold for you!  

Friday, June 15, 2012

First Line Friday

"Well who'd have thought so much could change in one summer?" - Middle School: Get Me out of Here! by James Patterson

After sixth grade, the very worst year of his life, Rafe Khatchadorian thinks he has it made in seventh grade. He's been accepted to art school in the big city and imagines a math-and-history-free fun zone.Wrong! It's more competitive than Rafe ever expected, and to score big in class, he needs to find a way to turn his boring life into the inspiration for a work of art.

"I am legend. There was a time when I said that death had no claim over me, that illness could not touch me.  That is no longer true." - The Enchantress by Michael Scott

The twins of prophecy have been split. Nicholas Flamel is near death. John Dee has the swords of power.  And Danu Talis has yet to fall.  The future of the human race lies in the balance-how will the legend end?

"The sun is always about to rise. Mercury rotates so slowly that you can walk fast enough over its rocky surface to stay ahead of the dawn; and so many people do." - 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson

The year is 2312. Scientific and technological advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. Earth is no longer humanity's only home; new habitats have been created throughout the solar system on moons, planets, and in between. But in this year, 2312, a sequence of events will force humanity to confront its past, its present, and its future.

If you would like to put any of these titles on hold, just click on the title above and you will be re-directed to the library catalog listing for the book. Or give us a call at (609) 654-6113 and we would be happy to put it on hold for you!

Friday, June 8, 2012

We got a facelift!
Have you seen our new website? We just went live with our new, updated website this morning!

It may look a little different, but don't worry, you can still search for books and ebooks, manage your account online, and access the same great databases as before.

If you have any questions about navigating the new site, just stop by the Reference Desk for a virtual tour or call us at 609-654-6113.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Listen up Lemony Snicket fans!

Lemony Snicket has a new series coming out this Fall. It is a prequel of sorts for his "Series of Unfortunate Events". But rather than tell the story of the Baudelaires before we met them in The Bad Beginning, this series is the autobiographical tale of our snarky narrator, Mr. Snicket himself.

The series is called "All the Wrong Questions" and the first book Who Could That Be at This Hour? is due out on October 23, 2012.

For a limited time, the first chapter of the book is available to read online. After that, you can sign up for Lemony Snicket's newsletter to find out more about the new series!

Coming this Fall!

If you want to catch up on the "Series of Unfortunate Events" before October, start back at The Bad Beginning. Stop in the library to pick it up or give us a call and we can put it on hold for you!