Last month, the Library was honored to have Angela Johnson as the guest speaker for our annual young adult author visit. So far, Ms. Johnson has over 30 publications ranging from preschool board books to young adult novels, and has won three Coretta Scott King awards, the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award, and the Michael […]
Barbarian Lord by Matt Smith Similar to Shrek, Barbarian Lord is ousted from his farm because (in part) he has not been friendly with his neighbors. Supplied with a boat and an onion tied to his belt, he begins a quest to find King Hammerheart who may be able to help Barbarian Lord get his […]
The Ear, the Eye and the Arm, a Newbery Honor book by Nancy Farmer, tells the story of Tendai, a bored, thirteen-year-old boy who lives in Zimbabwe in the year 2194. He and his younger brother and sister (Kuda and Rita) are not allowed to leave their secure, highly fortified household. Their strict father is […]
The library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) has made another spoofy book trailer. Their latest video pokes fun at Lois Lowry’s novel The Giver.
To celebrate Lois Lowry’s novel The Giver coming out as a movie, we are hosting a program inspired by that book. Here is what we have planned for you to enjoy: Make a key chain of your favorite dystopian novel Color Jonas’ world by altering B&W photos Survive our tricycle obstacle race Compete for The Giver […]
Lois Lowry’s 1993 novel The Giver, winner of the Newbery Medal and a William Allen White Award, will finally debut on the silver screen on August 15, 2014. To honor this occasion, let’s revisit that novel and its three sequels. The Giver Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly perfect world of the future. In […]