National Library Week - April 13 - 19

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Sizzlin' Sixteen by Janet Evanovich

Cover of Sizzling Sixteen

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This was a quick and laugh out loud read. Stephanie is involved in the usual crazy antics with her sidekicks Lulu, Connie, and Grandma. Should she choose Ranger or Morelli? So, some of it was repetitive from the other books but I did enjoy reading it.

Review by: Chris Hurt, Library Aide, Technical Services

Stieg Larsson Readalikes

Looking for something to read while you're on the hold list for Stieg Larsson's The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest? Try one of these mystery/thrillers with lead females similar to Larsson's Lisbeth Salander.

Retribution by Jillian Hoffman

L.A. Outlaws by T. Jefferson Parker

Heartsick by Chelsea Cain

Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg

In the Woods by Tana French

Grant County series by Karin Slaughter, starting with Blindsighted Read more

Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord

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Paama’s husband is a fool and a glutton. Bad enough that he followed her to her parents’ home in the village of Makende, now he’s disgraced himself by murdering livestock and stealing corn. When Paama leaves him for good, she attracts the attention of the undying ones—the djombi—who present her with a gift: the Chaos Stick, which allows her to manipulate the subtle forces of the world. Unfortunately, a wrathful djombi with indigo skin believes this power should be his and his alone. Redemption in Indigo is a clever, contemporary fairy tale inspired in part by a Senegalese folk tale.

End of Teen Summer Reading

Thanks to all teens who participated in this year's Teen Summer Reading. We had a great turn out this year--54 teens took part!

Grand prize winners were Kylie S. and Brandon S.

See you next year!

 

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

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After attempting a love spell gone wrong, teen witch Sophie has been banished to Hecate Hall (aka Hex Hall). Hex Hall is a reform school for teens of various supernatural backgrounds. Sophie doesn’t exactly make the best impression on the first day of her new school. She makes an enemy of 3 powerful witches, develops a crush on a warlock and discovers her vampire roommate is the most hated girl on campus. Could it be any worse? Hex Hall is a great choice for teens looking for another book to read in the paranormal genre!

Green Metropolis: What the City Can Teach the Country About True Sustainability by David L. Owen

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What's the greenest city in the US? Would you be surprised if someone told you New York City? If so, David Owen makes a compelling case in Green Metropolis why New York City is one of the greenest cities in the United States and why much of what passes for being green and sustainable is neither. An interesting read that's not afraid to take on some of the sacred cows of the environmental movement while offering solutions for how we can build more sustainable and environmentally-friendly communities. 

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

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Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte is deep, dark and depressing. Characters die of consumption, go insane and become depraved by drink and longing. The setting and the storytelling draw you in to the lives of these tortured souls. Ten times better than the movie. I know now why Bella in Twilight says that this is her favorite book!

Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper

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nice girls don't have fangs coverJane Jameson is a children's librarian who gets fired by her mean boss, then on the same day gets accidentally shot.  The handsome stranger (Gabriel Nightengale) who saves her is a vampire, so she's turned into a vampire, too.  As she learns about her new vampire lifestyle in the small southern town she lives in (who knew you could go shopping for blood? - late at night, at the all-night store, of course), and gets to know her new friends and enemies, you have got to laugh.  She's afraid to tell her parents she's a vampire, and someone in the vampire community is trying to frame her for murder, but Gabriel seems to like her... This light vampire romance/mystery was quite enjoyable. This is the first in a series. The second book is Read more

League of Women Voters Voter Guides for the 8/3/10 Primary Election

Voter Guides for the August 3, 2010 Primary Election are available on the League of Women Voters of Michigan web site at http://www.lwvmi.org.  The guides on this site cover the races for Governor, US Representative, State Senator and State Representative.  Guides will not be printed for the Primary but will likely be printed for the November 2 General Election.
 
The LWV Oakland Area has Voter Guides for races happening in Oakland County.  http://www.lwvoa.org/voter_guides.html  There are also several candidate forums scheduled for July.  http://www.lwvnet.org/lwv/mi/oaklandarea/candidate_forums.html
 
Three ways to get a sample ballot:
Voters can use Publius: http://www.publius.org/ (Sample ballot has integrated candidate information.) 
Voters can use the Secretary of State's Voter Information Center: https://webapps.sos.state.mi.us/mivote/
Voters can use the Waterford Township Clerk's webpage: Read more

Hiral with Henna


Interested in learning more about henna design?

Hiral Henna will be here on Tuesday, July 13th at 2:00 pm to talk to teens about henna design. Teens w
ill learn about the history, traditions and the current use of henna. Each participant will also leave with a small henna design done by Hiral. Class size limited to 15 teens, so register now!

The class will be held in the Main Library's community room. Register by calling the Adult Reference Desk at 248-618-7693.