New Teen Books for September

We have some brand new teen books this month for your reading pleasure. Be sure to check them out at the library.

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The Brink of Darkness by Jeff Giles
Seventeen-year-old Zoe’s life has changed irrevocably ever since the otherworldly events that brought her together with the mysterious bounty hunter she calls X. In order to save Zoe and her family, X committed an unthinkable act–he gave up his freedom and returned to captivity in the Lowlands.
Now, X is determined to break the lords’ hold on him once and for all. But after he is stripped of his powers, he hurtles toward a darkness he’s never experienced and a past he’s never known. The secrets that surface could be the key to reuniting X and Zoe…or they could mean the destruction of everything the two of them are fighting for.

 

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Fawkes by Nadine Brandes
Keepers think the Igniters caused the plague. Igniters think the Keepers did it. But all Thomas knows is that the Stone Plague infecting his eye is spreading. And if he doesn’t do something soon, he’ll be a lifeless statue. So when his Keeper father, Guy Fawkes, invited him to join the Gunpowder Plot–claiming it will put an end to the plague–Thomas is in.
The plan: use 36 barrels of gunpowder to blow up the Igniter King.
The problem: doing so will destroy the family of the girl Thomas loves. But backing out of the plot will send his father and the other plotters to the gallows. To save one, Thomas will lose the other.

 

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I Felt a Funeral in My Brain by Will Walton
How do you deal with a hole in your life? Do you turn to poets and pop songs? Do you dream? Do you try on love just to see how it fits? Do you grieve?
If you’re Avery, you do all of these things. And you write it all down in an attempt to understand what’s happened–and is happening–to you.

 

 

 

GraceandFury-coverGrace and Fury by Tracy Banghart
Serina Tessaro has been groomed her whole life to become a Grace–someone to stand by the Heir to the throne as a shining, subjugated example of the perfect woman. It’s her chance to secure a better life for her family, and to keep her headstrong and rebellious younger sister, Nomi, out of trouble. But when Nomi catches the Heir’s eye instead, Serina is the one who takes the fall for the dangerous secret her sister has been hiding.
Trapped in a life she never wanted, Nomi has only one option: surrender to her role as a Grace until she can use her position to save Serina. But this is easier said than done…A traitor walks the halls of the palazzo, and deception lurks in every corner.

 

GirlYouThoughtIWas-coverThe Girl You Thought I Was by Rebecca Phillips
No one looking at Morgan Kemper would think she had a secret–at least not one that she’s deeply ashamed of. To everyone she meets, she comes across as sweet, pretty, and put-together. But Morgan knows that looks can be deceiving. For over a year, she’s shoplifted countless pieces of clothing and makeup. Each time, she tells herself it will be the last, and each time, it never is.
But when she’s caught and sentenced to thirty hours of community service, the image Morgan has carefully constructed starts to crumble.

 

 
PhoebeWillDestoryYou-coverPhoebe Will Destroy You by Blake Nelson
Nick has the best of moms and the worst of moms. On the upside, she’s a distinguished professor and bestselling author. On the downside, she’s a serious alcoholic, with no clue how to relate to her son or husband.
Nick, meanwhile, has finished his junior year and needs a break from his stressful home life. What better place to spend the summer than Seaside, Oregon, a sleepy beach town where he can chill out, meet girls, and work his uncle’s car wash.
Enter local legend Phoebe Garnet. She’s funny and sexy but dangerously self-destructive. Suddenly Nick is more in love, more obsessed, more heartsick than he’s ever been.

 
GiveMeSomeTruth-coverGive Me Some Truth by Eric Gansworth
Carson Mastick is entering his senior year of high school and desperate to make his mark, on the reservation and off. A rock band–and winning the local Battle of the Bands, with its first prize of a trip to New York City–is his best chance. But things keep getting in the way. Small matters like the fact that his brother just got shot in the butt for confronting the racist owner of a local restaurant.
Maggi Bokoni has just moved back to the reservation from the city with her family. She’s dying to stop making the same Traditional artwork her family sell to tourists (conceptual stuff is cooler), stop feeling out of place in her new (old) home, and stop being treated like a child. She might like to fall in love for the first time too.

You can check out these and more in the Young Adult section of the library.

 

 

 

 

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Tie Dye Night at the Library

Tie Dye 2018

Embrace your inner hippie with our tie dye night at the North Battleford Library.

Bring your own clean, white t-shirt, tube socks, or cloth bag.

Space is limited, so pre-register by calling the library @ 306-445-3206.

Hope to see you there!

Volunteer for the Book Sale!

The library needs your help! Library Week is coming up in October, from the 14th to the 20th, and to celebrate the North Battleford Library is putting on a book sale. We know you need volunteer hours, and we need volunteers! It`s almost like the stars aligned to bring us together–it was meant to be. The book sale will be on in the evenings of Monday to Wednesday, and all day Thursday to Saturday.

These are the times and dates we need volunteers for:

Date Times
October 15th 4pm-6pm
  6pm-9pm
October 16th 4pm-6pm
  6pm-8pm
October 17th 4pm-6pm
  6pm-9pm
October 18th 4pm-6pm
October 19th 4pm-6pm
October 20th 10:30am-1pm
  1pm-4pm
  4pm-6pm

We need two people per slot so grab a friend and pick a time slot or two. To sign up, call the library at 306-445-3206, and give your name, email, phone number, and the time(s) you are available. Or you can email me directly at:

asstlibrarian.northbattleford(at)lakeland.lib.sk.ca

Please help us make this book sale a smashing success!

-Candice

 

Chills and Thrills

Photo by Roman Pohorecki on Pexels.com

It’s still summer and that means we are spending our nights around the campfire hanging out with friends and telling stories.I take full advantage of the longer days that comes with summer to get some extra reading time in. Whether you’re hoping to discover some fabulous debuts or read a new story from a favorite author during your time off, there is no shortage of good YA titles to read this summer…especially scary, mysterious and chilling ones. Here is a list of some of YA’s best thrillers:

There’s someone insider your house by Stephanie Perkins

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Makani Young thought she’d left her dark past behind her in Hawaii, settling in with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska.  But her past isn’t far behind.
Then, one by one, the students of Osborne Hugh begin to die in a
series of gruesome murders, each with increasingly grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and her feelings for Ollie intensify, Makani is forced to confront her own dark secrets.

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A weekend retreat in the woods and an innocent game of three truths and a lie go horribly wrong.
Truth #1: Rob is thrilled about the weekend trip. It’s the perfect time for him to break out of his shell…to be the person he really, really wants to be.
Truth #2: Liam, Rob’s boyfriend, is nothing short of perfect. He’s everything Rob could have wanted. They’re perfect together. Perfect.
Truth #3: Mia has been Liam’s best friend for years…long before Rob came along. They get each other in a way Rob could never, will never, understand.
Truth #4: Galen, Mia’s boyfriend, is sweet, handsome, and incredibly charming. He’s the definition of a Golden Boy…even with the secrets up his sleeve.
One of these truths is a lie…and not everyone will live to find out which one it is.

One was lost by Natalie Richards

Damaged. Deceptive. Dangerous. Darling. Are they labels or a warning? The answerblog3 could cost Sera everything.
Murder, justice, and revenge were so not a part of the plan when Sera set out on her senior camping trip. After all, hiking through the woods is supposed to be safe and uneventful.
Then one morning the group wakes up groggy, confused, and with words scrawled on their wrists: Damaged. Deceptive. Dangerous. Darling. Their supplies? Destroyed. Half their group? Gone. Their chaperone? Unconscious.

Beware that Girl by Teresa Toten

The Haves. The Have Nots. Kate O’Brien appears to be a Have Not. Her whole life has been a series of setbacks she’s had to snake her way out of–some more sinister than others. But she’s determined to change that. She’s book smart. She’s street-smart. And she’s also a masterful liar.
     As the scholarship student at the elite Waverly School in NYC, Kate has her work cut blog 4out for her: her plan is to climb the social ranks and land a spot at Yale. She’s already found her “people” among the senior class “it” girls–specifically in the cosseted, mega-wealthy yet deeply damaged Olivia Sumner.
     When the handsome and whip-smart Mark Redkin joins the Waverly administration as head of fundraising, he immediately charms his way into the faculty and students’ lives–especially Olivia’s, although she doesn’t share what’s going on. It becomes increasingly obvious that Redkin poses a threat to Kate, too, in a way she can’t reveal and can’t afford to ignore.

 

Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl

Once upon a time, back at Darrow-Harker School, Beatrice Hartley and her six best friends were the cool kids, the beautiful ones. Then the shocking death of Jim—their creative genius and Beatrice’s boyfriend—changed everything.

One year after graduation, Beatrice is returning to Wincroft—the seaside estate where they spent so many nights sharing secrets, crushes, plans to change the world—hoping blog5she’ll get to the bottom of the dark questions gnawing at her about Jim’s death. But as the night plays out in a haze of stilted jokes and unfathomable silence, Beatrice senses she’s never going to know what really happened.
Then a mysterious man knocks on the door. Blithely, he announces the impossible: time for them has become stuck, snagged on a splinter that can only be removed if the former friends make the harshest of decisions.
And so begins the Neverworld Wake.

 

Teen and Adult Painting!

Teen and Adult Painting is happening on June 26th 2018! We’re excited about this program considering the success of the last one! Teens and adults! Pre-teens are welcome! Please call to register so that we know how many canvases to get. The program is really fun and the last one made us aware how many talented people we have in North Battleford!

Will you join us on the 26th for Teen and Adult Painting?

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