National Library Week - April 13 - 19

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Submit your raffle tickets online!

Don't forget--you can submit your raffle tickets online for the weekly drawings.

http://waterford.lib.mi.us/content/teen-summer-reading-program-2011-form

 

Teen Summer Reading Winners

Here is the list of winners for Teen Summer Reading:

week 1: Nicole M.
week 2: Jared W.
week 3: Kylie S.
week 4: Aren K.
week 5: Courtney C.
week 6: Paige D.
week 7: Amanda K.

Grand Prize: Andrew B.

Want to participate? Stop by the Adult Reference Desk to sign up!

  

 

Fancy a Trip to England?

 

Brick Lane
by Monica Ali
Fiction Ali Monica
Nanzeen travels to England from Bangladesh to enter an arranged marriage.

 

 

 

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
by Alan Bradley
Mystery Bradley Alan
An 11 year old super sleuth solves crimes in 1950s England.

 

 

 

Little Bee
by Chris Cleave
Fiction Cleave Chris
A friendship blooms between a Nigerian refugee and a recent widow from London.

 

Mysteries with foreign settings

double comfort safari club covercoroner's lunch coverfinding nouf coverdeath at la fenice cover  bruno chief of police cover still life cover case of the missing servant

 

 Here are some of my favorite mysteries set in foreign countries. If you like mysteries, try these, and as a bonus, you'll learn a little something about people in another culture.  All are the first book of a series, except for the Double Comfort Safari Club.

Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon
Set in Italy Read more

Summer Reading at the Waterford Library

Summer Reading programs start Monday, June 20th and runs through August 14th. We have programs for readers of all ages. Get signed up today!

  • Kids - One World, Many Stories
  • Teens - Summer Reading for Teens
  • Adults - Novel Destinations @ your library!

Fiction set in South Africa

       

Bitter Fruit by Achmat Dangor

Skinner's Drift by Lisa Fugard

The Madonna of Excelsior by Mda Zakes Read more

A Three Dog Life by Abigail Thomas

Check our catalog for: A Three Dog Life

This biography was suggested by one of my patrons so I decided to read it. Being a dog lover I was interested in how Abigail Thomas chose to adopt dogs and live with them after her husband had a serious head injury. She tells us how her life changed after that point and how she learned to adapt. It is a very moving story showing how when her life partner could no longer function as usual, she had to change her life and learn to enjoy that different kind of life. It also showed how severe brain injuries can change how an individual will be able to function from then on, but how Abigail and her husband still managed to develop a new life together.

Library Closed for the Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day PhotoThe library will be closed the following dates in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

  • Saturday, May 28
  • Sunday, May 29
  • Monday, May 30
The library will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, May 31. 

Choker by Elizabeth Woods

Check our catalog for: Choker by Elizabeth Woods

Cara spends most of her time thinking about how much better her life used to be when her best friend Zoe was still around. She doesn't have many friends at school and is taunted by the popular girls, who refer to her as "Choker" after an embarrassing incident in the cafeteria. One day, Cara returns home from school to find that Zoe is back. She's run away from home, so Cara agrees to hide Zoe at her house so no one will find her. Now with Zoe back in her life, Cara's confidence returns and she finds herself making friends and flirting with Ethan, a boy she's always had a crush on. Then one of the popular girls that tormented Cara turns up dead and Zoe starts acting very strange. Cara can't help but wonder--is her best friend capable of doing such terrible things?

First Look!

The upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly has a sneak peek of actress Jennifer Lawrence playing Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games movie. Check it out!

http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/05/18/the-hunger-games-jennifer-lawrence-first-look-exclusive/