Awesomeness for your inner-geek
Put On Your Dress Robes!
Find your frilliest dress robes and join us at the Library for party to celebrate the newest addition to the Harry Potter cinematic universe, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. There is magic all around if you just look for it. Join us to create your own field book to caring for magical creatures, play tabletop Quidditch and more!
Teen Anime Festival
Otaku return to dominate the Central Resource Library at the Teen Anime Festival! This is your opportunity to wear your cosplay costume to the Library without getting a lot of stares. (We can't actually guarantee that no one will stare at you.)
Mark your calendar now. You won't want to miss this!
Now, as I read it all over again, I wonder . . .
They call that literary analysis, Stella, and I'm not particularly good at it. My job is to write. Your job is to figure out the deep stuff.
And there is deep stuff going on here, isn't there? For the love of Luna, I hope so.
An enjoyable, magic-less fantasy that nicely balances worldbuilding, character development, and action.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Don't be fooled by the opening battle scene and continuous conflict that drives the story into thinking this is a simple action book. It's tense and fast-paced, yes, but it is also full of moral, psychological, interpersonal, and political conflict. It is a book whose external action deeply considers complicated internal issues.
Penelope, Ephraim and Audrey have been friends forever, an inseparable threesome. But now that they are juniors in high school, things are changing. Penelope is devastated when for the first time ever, Eph and Audrey both ditch out on the fall festival. She is the only one of the three who has never been kissed, never had a romantic involvement. Audrey is expanding her social circle and encouraging Penelope to do the same, but Penelope doesn't want to. Change is hard. But it is also inevitable.
Jack Hurd lives with his parents on a small farm in Maine. One day in the winter of his 6th grade year, Joseph Brooks comes to live with them as a foster child. Joseph has been in trouble and spent time in a boy's group home, a juvenile detention center, and most recently a high security juvenile prison after allegedly trying to kill a teacher. He is only 14, but is the father of a newborn baby girl. He has never seen his daughter, but loves her and her mother dearly.