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Monday, October 28, 2013

Sign Up for November Programs Now!

Don't forget to sign up forget these great November programs now!

Teen Movie Night
Wed. Nov. 6
5:30-7:45 p.m.
What happens when a princess from a fairytale universe where every problem is solved by breaking into solved gets magically transported to the real world?  Fall in love with the funny, romantic "Enchanted" this November.  Starring Amy Adams.  (PG, 107 min.)

Teen Advisory Board
Thurs. Nov. 7
5-6 p.m.
Hang out with friends and help with planning programs and choosing library materials while possibly earning community service hours. 
Teen Book Club
Wed. Nov. 20
6-7 p.m.
Join us for pizza as we discuss this month's book club pick, Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi.  In this fast-paced post-apocalyptic adventure set on the American Gulf Coast, Nailer works light crew.  His dirty, dangerous job is to crawl deep into the wrecks of the ancient oil tankers that line the beach, scavenging copper wire and turning it over to his crew boss.  After a brutal hurricane passes over, Nailer and his friend Pima stumble upon the wreck of a luxurious clipper ship. It's filled with valuable goods—a "Lucky Strike" that could make them rich, if only they can find a safe way to cash it in. Amid the wreckage, a girl barely clings to life. If they help her, she tells them, she can show them a world of privilege that they have never known. But can they trust her? And if so, can they keep the girl safe from Nailer's drug-addicted father?  A finalist for the National Book Award. 

Coming in December...Gingerbread House Workshop! 
Sat. Dec. 7
1-2 p.m.
Special registration starts Fri. Nov. 15 for Riverdale residents and Fri. Nov. 22 for non-residents.

Registration required for all programs.  You can sign up in person at the library, by calling 973-835-5044, by email at, or online by clicking here

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Teen Reads Week

It's Teen Reads Week!  Celebrate with a title off this week's New York Times list of Young Adult Bestsellers:

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green:  A 16-year-old heroine faces the medical realities of cancer.  Soon to be a movie!  Teen Fiction Green

Divergent by Veronica Roth: A girl must prove her mettle in a faction-ridden dystopia.  Also soon to be a movie!  Teen Fiction Roth

Insurgent by Veronica Roth:  In this Divergent follow-up, a faction war looms.  Teen Fiction Roth

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: A girl saves books from Nazi burning.  Another movie coming soon!  Teen Fiction Zusak

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefavater: Ronen, on of the Raven boys, tries to understand his supernatural power in part two of the Raven Boys cycle.  New Teen Fiction Stiefvater

Looking for Alaska by John Green: A boy seeking excitement finds that and more in a girl named Alaska.  Teen Fiction Green

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky: What it's like to grow up, from the perspective of a high school boy.  Teen Fiction Chbosky

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: From the author of the bestselling Eleanor & Park, meet Cath, a writer of popular fan fiction, who struggles her freshman year at college.  New Teen Fiction Rowell

Paper Towns by John Green: After a night of mischief, the girl Quentin loves disappears.  Teen Fiction Green

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs: An island, an abandoned orphanage, and a collection of curious photographs.  Teen Fiction Riggs