Every year at Mount Washington High School, a list is anonymously posted all over the school. One girl from each grade is chosen as the prettiest, and another is chosen as the ugliest. Everyone knows about the list and all eyes are watching the girls on it, both “pretty” and “ugly.”
Listen or download the library’s premier podcast – HUSH! In Episode 19, enjoy a discussion (22:17) about Steampunk – the books and movies that define the anachronistic genre characterized by goggles, airships, clockwork and of course, steam powered machines. Have you read any of our recommendations? Plus continue the discussion on the library’s Goodreads group!
Welcome to the first edition of the All Booked Up video blog. Life gets busy and browsing takes time, so that’s why each All Booked Up video is short but informative. We advise having your pen and paper handy because you are going to want to write down the titles of the books talked about [...]
In Danger in the Shadows, award-winning author Dee Henderson crafts a beautiful tale of how faith can overcome even the most difficult obstacle.
The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
The year is 1996, and Emma is excited to log on to her brand new computer. After installing a mysterious AOL disk, she is automatically logged on to something called Facebook.
Listen to Thad, Lissa and Stephanie banter about recent best books in the HUSH podcast (44:40), Have you read any of our recommendations? What were your best books of 2011? Subscribe on iTunes and continue the discussion on the library’s Goodreads group!
This podcast (28:55) features Nancy Pearl, author of Book Lust and frequent contributor to NPR. Hear inspiring words about libraries, find out what books her own librarian recommended when she was a child, and get her best books of 2011 list. Plus continue the discussion on the library’s Goodreads group!
The National Book Award is an American literary prize given to writers by writers and administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization. There are prizes awarded in the categories fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and young people’s literature. See all the winners here. The winner of the Young People’s Literature award is: Inside Out & [...]
The river and the steelhead trout are Hank Hazelton’s life, and he’s been a guide taking clients into the beauty of the northwest to fish in the river’s waters. It may seem like a simple life based on the flow of water and the return of the fish, but nothing could be further from the truth.
The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country. The top twenty-five nominations are posted online during National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their [...]
Agnes Wilkins dreams of adventure beyond the boring society parties that take up most of her time. When one of the parties features a real Egyptian mummy as a parlor amusement, Agnes finds an artifact in the wrapping that propels her into a dangerous mystery.