Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen

A book review by Madeline Soucie

 

Cynthia’s school has a new librarian and her best friend, Annie, has fallen in love with him. Understandable given his good looks and how he is youngish and very friendly. Plus he’s making Annie a library monitor.

But Cynthia can tell from the beginning something isn’t right about Mr. Gabriel. Could it be his literally memorizing black eyes (creepy), the bad feeling she has about him, or maybe those horns and wings he was sporting when no one was looking. Yeah the new librarian is definitely a demon.

Now on top of being the tech director of the school musical, Sweeney Todd, and not being a fool in front of her crush (who is by the way the  only other person who knows Mr. Gabriel is a demon), Cyn must find a way to step up and destroy Mr. Gabriel and save her best friend before he can suck the life out of the entire school.

 

Find it in APL TEEN Fiction YA FIC Knudsen, M.

Author Visit: Helen Peppe and Chris Lombard

Helen Peppe, author of Pigs Can’t Swim and award winning equine photographer, will present a humorous slideshow on photographing horses.  She will be joined by horseman and author Chris Lombard who will read from his memoir Land of the Horses. Both writers will have their books available for sale and signing. There will be chocolates and cookies as well as door prizes of signed books and horse prints.

Wednesday October 28 at 6:30PM.

Talking to Your Teen 10/20

“Why can’t they be like we were?” Parents of teens ask themselves this and other preposterous questions as they navigate the treacherous waters of parenthood. Truth is, all healthy teens are somewhat temperamental, secretive and obstinate — it’s their job! Join the discussion about the new world of raising teenagers.

Learn more about:  Why it’s normal for teens to act weird; why teens stop talking and what parents can do; how to help teens manage stress and anger; how to communicate constructively with your teen.

Whether you’re currently living with a teen or are about to enter those often challenging parenting years, this workshop — presented by Amy Kimball of Advocates for Children — will be worth your time.  Be sure to join us!

Tuesday October 20 at 3PM.

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

A book review by Faith Thompson

 

Meg’s father has been missing for years. Too many. And he’s not even on this planet. He’s somewhere deep in the reaches of space. Meg is ready to go find him.

With the help of three mysterious old ladies, her genius four-year-old brother Charles Wallace, and her new friend Calvin, Meg tessers into the unknown to save her dad. She discovers strengths that she didn’t know she had, and that even weaknesses can be used for good. She is the only one who can get them home in one piece and there is only one weapon that can save them. But she doesn’t know what it is!

 

Find it in APL TEEN Fiction YA Large Type L’Engle, M.

Corridors of the Night: a William Monk Novel by Anne Perry.

Corridors of the Night: a William Monk Novel by Anne Perry. Nurse Hester Monk and her husband William, Commander of the Thames River Police do battle with two crazed scientists who, in the name of healing, have turned to murder. The Rand brothers, one a doctor, the other a chemist, are ruthlessly chasing the cure for the ”white blood disease.” Hester is tending one of the brothers’ dying patients and inadvertently stumbles upon three weak and terrified children purchased for experimental purposes. Before she can escape Hester is captured and held prisoner while Monk and his friends scour London to release her before time runs out.

Come Rain or Come Shine (A Mitford Novel) by Jan Karon

Come Rain or Come Shine  (A Mitford Novel) by Jan Karon. During ten Mitford novels, readers kept a special place in their hearts for Dooley Kavanagh. Now Father Kavanagh’s adopted son has graduated from vet school and has returned home to open his own animal clinic .Since money is tight, he and Lace Harper decide to keep their wedding simple – pot luck instead of catering, music from an assembly of friends, all in a spruced up barn with a few creatures great and small. This is the story Karon fans have been waiting for.

Race for Paris by Meg Waite Clayton

Race for Paris by Meg Waite Clayton. In this dynamic World War II novel two female American journalists and an Englishman race with the Allied troops to occupied Paris for the scoop of their lives. In Normandy 1944, June, a reporter, and Liv, a photographer, have skirted danger and military regulations to hook up with their guardian angel Fletcher, a British military photographer .  This novel is based on real-life women reporters of the time like Margaret Bourke-White, Lee Miller and Martha Gelhorn.

Pretending to Dance: a novel by Diane Chamberlain

Pretending to Dance: a novel by Diane Chamberlain. Molly Arnette, who has been good at keeping secrets, lives with her husband in San Diego where they hope to adopt a baby. She is terrified that the background check will reveal details of her North Carolina childhood, including the shocking death of her father . Now she tries to make peace with her past but finds she doesn’t know the truth of what happened in her family of pretenders.

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