Spring Cleaning

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Are you ready to tackle the cobwebs and clutter that have been accumulating all winter?

These books can help you get your home sparkling and organized in no time!

 

 

 

 

Real Simple Cleaning By Kathleen Squires.

Presents a room-by-room guide to cleaning a house, with tips on how to handle problem areas, use more efficient cleaning techniques, and a cleaning calendar to minimize time and effort.

 

 

 

 

 

How the Queen Cleans Everything! By Linda Cobb

All of the Queen’s miraculous tips and surprising shortcuts on how to solve hundreds of cleaning challenges — inside and out. Let the Queen show you how to turn your home into a sparkling palace in no time at all.

 

 

 

 

 

The One-Minute Cleaner By Donna Smallin.

Clean smarter, not harder!  The perfect handbook for busy people who might never find the time for a top-to-bottom household scrub but do want to keep their homes clean and clutter-free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organize Your Home By Better Homes and Gardens.

Packed with solutions for every room that any homeowner can put to use right away.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House Works By Cynthia Townley Ewer.

America’s leading housekeeping expert shows you how to de-clutter, organize, and clean your home, with easy-to-remember tips for every job, from keeping your bathroom clean and doing the laundry to sorting out paperwork and organizing the family photo album.

 

 

 

 

 Declutter Anything.  By Ed Morrow, Sheree Bykofsky, and Rita Rosenkranz.

Discover new ways to clean your home and simplify your life in this handy and creative guidebook. Does your house bulge with clutter? Are your possessions weighing you down? Is your home an unorganized mess? Turn it around; ban sagging shelves, bulging cupboards, and bursting closets with this fun and effective guide.

 

 

 

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Through the Eyes of an Artist

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“Happiness…it lies in the joy of achievement, and in the thrill of creative effort.  But I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” ~Vincent Van Gogh

You won’t want to miss the anticipated return of Felicia Stadelman to the Norton Branch Library. She will present four artists from her remarkable Through the Eyes of the Artist series.  With music and photographs, we will journey into the lives and times of our most beloved artists.  Please call the library to register for the series or individual artists.  Light refreshments will be served.

 

Please join us on the following Mondays at 6:30pm.

April 6~~Vincent Van Gogh – Dispelling rumors and tales surrounding his life with the true story of passion and obsession. Through his words we begin to understand, “Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter’s soul.”

 

April 13~~Pierre Auguste Renoir - The story behind the man, not the icon, who refused to think of himself as an impressionist artist. He believed that “a work of art must seize upon you, wrap you up in itself, and carry you away.”

 

April 20~~Auguste Rodin – Who really did most of his important sculptures? This is the tragic love story, between the 19th-century French sculptor and his talented student, Camille Claudel, that is carved in stone. Experience why passion, torment and triangular love affairs are all factors of remarkable artwork.

 

April 27~~Edgar Degas – The reluctant artist who had difficulty parting with his work. As an unrelenting perfectionist, he believed that, “Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.” Degas wanted to be “famous but unknown.”

 

 

 

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The Winners!

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Miss Mary regally displaying this year’s Newbery Medal winner CROSSOVER by Kwame Alexander

 

Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature and media.

The 2015 Youth Media Awards were announced at 8:00 a.m. Central time on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, during the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibition in Chicago.

The 2015 Youth Media Award winners are listed as follows:

 

Alex Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The award is administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association.

2015 Winners

  

All the Light We Cannot See,” by Anthony Doerr, published by Scribner, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Bellweather Rhapsody,” by Kate Racculia, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

“Bingo’s Run,” by James A. Levine, published by Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House LLC, a Penguin Random House Company.

Confessions,” by Kanae Minato, translated by Stephen Snyder, published by Mulholland Books, an imprint of Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

Everything I Never Told You,” by Celeste Ng, published by The Penguin Press, a member of Penguin Group LLC, a Penguin Random House Company.

“Lock In,” by John Scalzi, a Tor Book published by Tom Doherty Associates, LLC.

The Martian,”  by Andy Weir, published by Crown Publishers, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House LLC, a Penguin Random House Company.

The Terrorist’s Son: A Story of Choice,” by Zak Ebrahim with Jeff Giles, published by TED Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

“Those Who Wish Me Dead,” by Michael Koryta, published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

Wolf in White Van,” by John Darnielle, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

 

Andrew Carnegie Medal

The Andrew Carnegie Medal honors the most outstanding video productions for children released during the previous year. The award is administered by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

2015 Winner

Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly Ellard, Weston Woods Studios, Inc., producers of “Me…Jane,” are the Carnegie Medal winners. This transcendent adaptation of Patrick McDonnell’s 2012 Caldecott Honor draws viewers into the childhood of a young Jane Goodall who, with beloved stuffed chimpanzee, Jubilee, is transformed by what she observes in her own backyard, a “magical world full of joy and wonder.”

 

Coretta Scott King Book Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award is administered by the American Library Association’s Ethnic and Multicultural Exchange Round Table (EMIERT)

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award

2015 Winner

 

 

 

 

 

Brown Girl Dreaming,” written by Jacqueline Woodson, is the King Author Book winner. The book is published by Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC.

Three King Author Honor Books were selected:

Kwame Alexander for “The Crossover,” published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing.

Marilyn Nelson for “How I Discovered Poetry,” illustrated by Hadley Hooper and published by Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Books (USA) LLC.

Kekla Magoon for “How It Went Down,” published by Henry Holt and Company, LLC.

 

Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award

2015 Winner

 

 

 

 

Firebird,” illustrated by Christopher Myers, is the King Illustrator Book winner. The book was written by Misty Copeland and published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC.

Two King Illustrator Honor Book were selected:

Christian Robinson for “Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker,” by Patricia Hruby Powell, published by Chronicle Books LLC.

Frank Morrison for “Little Melba and Her Big Trombone,” by Katheryn Russell-Brown, published by Lee and Low Books, Inc.

 

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award

2015 Winner

 

 

 

 

 

When I Was the Greatest,” written by Jason Reynolds, is the Steptoe winner. The book is published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division.

 

Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement

The Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement is presented in even years to an African American author, illustrator or author/illustrator for a body of his or her published books for children and/or young adults, and who has made a significant and lasting literary contribution. In odd years, the award is presented to a practitioner for substantial contributions through active engagement with youth using award winning African American literature for children and/or young adults, via implementation of reading and reading related activities/programs.

The award is administered by the American Library Association’s Ethnic and Multicultural Exchange Round Table (EMIERT).

2015 Winner

Deborah D. Taylor is the winner of the Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award pays tribute to the quality and magnitude of beloved children’s author Virginia Hamilton.

Taylor’s career in public service began more than 40 years ago with the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, where she is currently coordinator of School and Student Services. Her career has been spent as mentor, educator and literacy advocate for young adults. As an inspiring young adult librarian, leader in national associations and university instructor, she has been distinctly effective in introducing young people and her professional colleagues to the outstanding work of African American authors.

 

John Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. The award is administered by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

2015 Winner

 

 

 

 

 

The Crossover,” written by Kwame Alexander, is the 2015 Newbery Medal winner. The book is published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Two Newbery Honor Books also were named:

El Deafo” by Cece Bell, illustrated by Cece Bell and published by Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS.

Brown Girl Dreaming,” written by Jacqueline Woodson and published by Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC.

 

Laura Ingalls Wilder Award

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children. The award is administered by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association,  and presented every two years.

2015 Winner

The 2015 winner is Donald Crews, whose award-winning works include “Freight Train,” which was a Caldecott Honor Book in 1979, and “Truck,” a Caldecott Honor Book in 1981. He has been consistently excellent with a wide range of titles, such as “Harbor,” “Parade,” “Shortcut” and “Bigmama’s,” all published by Greenwillow Books.

 

Margaret A. Edwards Award

The Margaret A. Edwards Award, established in 1988, honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature. The annual award is administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association. and sponsored by School Library Journal magazine.

2015 Winner

The 2015 winner is Sharon M. Draper, author of more than 20 books, including: “Tears of a Tiger” (1994), “Forged by Fire” (1997), “Darkness Before Dawn” (2001), “Battle of Jericho” (2004), “Copper Sun” (2006), and “November Blues” (2007), all published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.

 

May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture

The lecturer may be an author, critic, librarian, historian, or teacher of children’s literature, of any country, who shall prepare a paper considered to be a significant contribution to the field of children’s literature.  The paper is delivered as a lecture each April, and is subsequently published in Children & Libraries, the journal of the Association for Library Service to Children(ALSC),  a division of the American Library Association. The award is administered by ALSC.

2015 Winner

The 2016 Arbuthnot Lecture will be delivered by Pat Mora. Pioneering author and literacy advocate Pat Mora has written more than three dozen books for young people that represent the Mexican American experience.

 

Michael L. Printz Award

The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association.  The award is administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, and sponsored by Booklist.

2015 Winner

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ll Give You the Sun,” written by Jandy Nelson. The book is published by Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group USA, a Penguin Random House Company.

Four Printz Honor Books also were named:

And We Stay,” by Jenny Hubbard, and published by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc., a Penguin Random House Company.

The Carnival at Bray,” by Jessie Ann Foley, and published by Elephant Rock Books.

Grasshopper Jungle,” by Andrew Smith, and published by Dutton Books, an imprint of Penguin Group USA, a Penguin Random House Company.

This One Summer,” by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki, and published by First Second.

 

Mildred L. Batchelder Award

The Mildred L. Batchelder Award is an annual citation awarded to an American publisher for a children’s book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country, and subsequently translated into English and published in the United States. The award is administered by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association.

2015 Winner

 

 

 

 

Mikis and the Donkey” is the 2015 Batchelder Award winner. The book was written by Bibi Dumon Tak, illustrated by Philip Hopman, translated by Laura Watkinson, and published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

Two Batchelder Honor Books also were selected:

Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust,” published by First Second an imprint of Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership, written by Loic Dauvillier, illustrated by Marc Lizano, color by Greg Salsedo, translated by Alexis Siegel.

Nine Open Arms,” published by Enchanted Lion Books, written by Benny Lindelauf, illustrated by Dasha Tolstikova, translated by John Nieuwenhuizen.

 

Odyssey Award

The Odyssey Award is given annually to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States. The award is administered by the Association for Library Service to Children and the Young Adult Library Services Association, divisions of the American Library Association, and is sponsored by Booklist.

2015 Winner

 

 

 

 

H. O. R. S. E. A Game of Basketball and Imagination,” produced by Live Oak Media, is the 2015 Odyssey Award winner. The book is written by Christopher Myers and narrated by Dion Graham and Christopher Myers.

Three Odyssey Honor Recordings also were selected:

Five, Six, Seven, Nate!” produced by AUDIOWORKS (Children’s) an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster, Inc., written by Tim Federle, and narrated by Tim Federle;

The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place,” produced by Listening Library, an imprint of the Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, written by Julie Berry, and narrated by Jayne Entwistle;

A Snicker of Magic,” produced by Scholastic Audiobooks, written by Natalie Lloyd, and narrated by Cassandra Morris.

 

Pura Belpré Awards

The Pura Belpré Award is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. The award is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking, an ALA affiliate.

Pura Belpré Illustrator Awards

2015 Winner

 

 

 

 

Viva Frida,” illustrated by Yuyi Morales, is the Belpré Illustrator Award winner.  The book was written by Yuyi Morales and published by Roaring Brook Press, a Neal Porter Book.

Three Belpré Illustrator Honor Books were named:

Little Roja Riding Hood,” illustrated by Susan Guevara, written by Susan Middleton Elya, and published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC.

Green Is a Chile Pepper,” illustrated by John Parra, written by Roseanne Greenfield Thong, and published by Chronicle Books LLC.

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation,” illustrated and written by Duncan Tonatiuh, and published by Abrams Books for Young Readers, an imprint of ABRAMS.

Pura Belpré Author Award

2015 Winner

 

 

 

 

 

I Lived on Butterfly Hill” is the 2015 Pura Belpré (Author) Award winner. The book is written by Marjorie Agosín, illustrated by Lee White and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division.

One Belpré Author Honor Book was named:

Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes,” written by Juan Felipe Herrera, illustrated by Raúl Colón and published by Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC.

 

Randolph Caldecott Medal

The Randolph Caldecott Medal is awarded annually , to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. The award is administered by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

2015 Winner

 

 

 

 

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend,” illustrated by Dan Santat, is the 2015 Caldecott Medal winner. The book was written by Dan Santat and published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

Six Caldecott Honor Books also were named:

Nana in the City,” illustrated by Lauren Castillo, written by Lauren Castillo and published by Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

The Noisy Paint Box: The  Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art,” illustrated by Mary GrandPré, written by Barb Rosenstock and published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc., New York.

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole,” illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett and published by Candlewick Press.

Viva Frida,” illustrated by Yuyi Morales, written by Yuyi Morales and published by Roaring Brook Press, a Neal Porter Book.

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus,” illustrated by Melissa Sweet, written by Jen Bryant, and published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

This One Summer,” illustrated by Jillian Tamaki, written by Mariko Tamaki and published by First Second.

 

Schneider Family Book Award

The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. The award is administered by the American Library Association.

2015 Winners

A BOY AND A JAGUAR” written by Alan Rabinowitz, illustrated by Catia Chien and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, wins the award for children ages 0 to 10.

RAIN REIGN” written by Ann M. Martin and published by A FEIWEL AND FRIENDS BOOK, is the winner of the middle-school (ages 11-13).

The teen (ages 13-18) award winner is “Girls Like Us,” written by Gail Giles and published by Candlewick Press.

 

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in the United States in English during the preceding year. The award is administered by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

2015 Winner

 

 

 

 

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus,” written by Jen Bryant, is the Sibert Award winner. The book is published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

Five Sibert Honor Books were named:

Brown Girl Dreaming,” written by Jacqueline Woodson, and published by Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC.

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, & the Fall of Imperial Russia,” written by Candace Fleming, and published by Schwartz & Wade Books, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House LLC, a Penguin Random House Company.

Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker,” written by Patricia Hruby Powell, illustrated by Christian Robinson and published by Chronicle Books LLC.

Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands,” written and illustrated by Katherine Roy, and published by David Macaulay Studio, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press.

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation,” written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh and published by Abrams Books for Young Readers, an imprint of ABRAMS.

 

Stonewall Book Award – Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award

Stonewall Book Award – Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award is given annually to English-language works of exceptional merit for children or teens relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience. The award is administered by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association.

2015 Winner

 

 

 

 

This Day in June,” written by Gayle E. Pitman, Ph.D., illustrated by Kristyna Litten and published by Magination Press, an imprint of the American Psychological Association, is the winner of the 2015 Stonewall Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award.

Three Honor Books were selected:

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out,” by Susan Kuklin, photographed by Susan Kuklin and published by Candlewick Press.

“I’ll give you the sun,” written by Jandy Nelson, published by Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC.

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress,” written by Christine Baldacchio, pictures by Isabelle Malenfant, published by Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Press.

 

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year. The award is administered by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

2015 Winner

 

 

 

 

 

You Are (Not) Small,” written by Anna Kang and illustrated by Christopher Weyant, is the Seuss Award winner. The book is published by Two Lions, New York.

Two Geisel Honor Books were named:

Mr. Putter & Tabby Turn the Page,” written by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Arthur Howard, and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

Waiting Is Not Easy!” written by Mo Willems, illustrated by Mo Willems, and published by Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group.

 

William C. Morris Award

The William C. Morris YA Debut Award, first awarded in 2009, honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature. The award is administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association.

2015 Winner

 

 

 

 

 

Gabi, a Girl in Pieces,” written by Isabel Quintero, is the 2015 Morris Award winner. The book is published by Cinco Puntos Press.

Four other books were finalists for the award:

The Carnival at Bray” written by Jessie Ann Foley and published by Elephant Rock Books.

The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim” written by E.K. Johnston and published by Carolrhoda Lab™, an imprint of Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group.

The Scar Boys” written by Len Vlahos and published by Egmont Publishing.

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender” written by Leslye Walton and published by Candlewick Press.

 

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a Nov. 1 – Oct. 31 publishing year. The award is administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association.

2015 Winner

 

 

 

 

Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek,” written by Maya Van Wagenen, is the 2015 Excellence winner. The book is published by Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group.

Four other books were finalists for the award:

Laughing at My Nightmare” written by Shane Burcaw, and published by Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan’s Children’s Publishing Group.

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia” written by Candace Fleming, and published by Schwartz & Wade, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books.

Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business—and Won!” written by Emily Arnold McCully, and published by Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers.

The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights” written by Steve Sheinkin, and published by Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.

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Fun in February for the Whole Family

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Book Discussion for Adults

February 4, 1 pm

 

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

February 4, 4 pm

 

Little Tots for ages 24 to 36 months with a caregiver

Easy Stories and music time and active learning

Thursdays, February 5-26, 10:30 – 11:15 am

 

Underground Railroad.

Paul Goebbel returns as Civil War era war correspondent in a historical presentation of the Underground Railroad.  Please call the Library to register.

Monday, February 9, 6:30 pm

 

LEGO Club for ages K-3

Balloon Car Challenge

Wednesday February 11, 4:15 pm

 

Natureconnect

Make It-Take It Craft

Saturday February 14, 11 am – 1 pm

 

Teen Un-Valentine’s Day Party.

Jaded about relationships? Bitter about love?  Join us for our celebration of everything anti-valentine.

Wednesday, February 18, 4 pm

 

Wii Gaming for Teens

Get your game on with your friends with popular Wii games on the big screen.  Snacks provided.

Saturday, February 28, 1 pm

 

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New Year New Books!

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Time Almanac for Kids 2015 by Sarah Parvis

 

A comprehensive reference includes the latest information on world statistics, famous people, space, history, geography, presidents, sports statistics, and inventions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guinness World Records 2015

 

Chronicles the evolution of record breaking while incorporating thousands of new entries, hundreds of new photographs, highlights of classic records.

 

 

 

 

 

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2015

 

Provides the latest information on a wide range of topics, including animals, culture, geography, the environment, history, and science.

 

 

 

 

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

 

Lonely Planet’s best in travel 2015 : the best trends, destinations, journeys & experiences for the year ahead.

 

 

 

 

The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2015

 

The timeless reference book returns with full color pages; color weather-forecast maps; weather predictions; astronomical data; gardening advice; recipes; articles on fishing, raising animals, laughter, and more; ideas, hints, and charts that provide simple solutions for everyday challenges; and much more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide 2015

 

Offers readers a comprehensive reference to the world of film, including more than thirteen thousand DVD titles, along with information on performers, ratings, running times, plots, and helpful features.

 

 

 

 

 

Kovels Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2015

 

The 47th edition, this book is organized by the categories most sought after by collectors, including Depression Glass, Dolls, Jewelry, Furniture, Porcelain, and Sports Memorabilia. Indexes and cross-references make this a user-friendly reference, and expert comments throughout empower readers to buy, sell, and collect with confidence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J. K. Lasser’s Your Income Tax 2015 by the J. K. Lasser Institute

 

A guide to income tax returns provides information on the most recent tax legislation, tax-filing tips, advice on how to reduce tax liabilities, helpful financial advice, and sample tax forms, worksheets, and charts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Insider’s Guide To the Colleges 2015 Edited by the Staff of the Yale Daily News

 

A guide for prospective college students answers questions on such subjects as the academic strengths and weaknesses, the amount of student/faculty contact, and housing and food quality for more than three hundred schools in North America.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poet’s Market 2015 Edited by Robert Lee Brewer

 

The most trusted guide to getting poetry published.

 

 

 

 

 

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Hours

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All Library locations will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, December 24 and 25, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

All Library locations will close at 5 pm Wednesday, December 31, New Year’s Eve.

All Library locations will be closed Thursday, January 1, New Year’s Day.

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SHIPWRECKED!

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Lake Erie Wrecks

Thursday, November 13, 6:30 pm

Expert divers and authorities on Great Lakes shipwrecks and lighthouses, Georgann and Mike Wachter, authors of the ERIE WRECKS series of books, will be the guest speakers at the Friends of Norton Branch Library Annual Meeting.  Please join us for an evening of artifacts, slides and a book signing.  There will be a brief Friends of the Llibrary meeting at 6:15 pm.  Refreshments will be provided.  No registration is necessary.

Erie Wrecks & Lights By Georgann & Michael Wachter

 

 

 

 

 

Erie Wrecks West By Georgann & Michael Wachter.

 

 

 

 

 

 Erie Wrecks East By Georgann & Michael Wachter.

 

 

 

 

 

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Haunted Happenings

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Haunted houses are popping up all over and goblins are spying us from front lawns in every neighborhood.  But if you are having trouble getting into the Halloween spirit, stop by the Library and check out our frightfully good Spooky Picks section! 

 

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 Scary Staff Favorites

 

Cathy’s Pick

 

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything By Linda Williams.

A little old lady who is not afraid of anything must deal with a pumpkin head, a tall black hat, and other spooky objects that follow her through the dark woods trying to scare her.

 

 

 

Mary’s Pick

The Hallo-Wiener By Dav Pilkey

 

All the other dogs make fun of Oscar the dachshunduntil one Halloween when, dressed as a hot dog,  Oscar bravely rescues the others.

 

 

 

 

Lori’s Pick

This Dark EndeavorSuch Wicked Intent By Kenneth Oppel

 

When his twin brother falls ill in the family’s chateau in the independent republic of Geneva in the

eighteenth century, sixteen-year-old Victor Frankenstein embarks on a dangerous and uncertain quest to create the forbidden Elixir of Life described in an ancient text in the family’s secret Biblioteka Obscura.

 

When his grieving father orders the destruction of the Dark Library, Victor retrieves a book in which he finds the promise of not just communicating with the dead, but entering their realm, and soon he, Elizabeth, and Henry are in the spirit world of Chateau Frankenstein, creating and growing a body.

 

Stacy’s Pick

 

Dark Wolf By Christine Feehan

Already tasked with shielding half of his soul, Skyler must save Carpathian Dimitri after he is marked for extermination by the Lycans.

 

 

 

Michelle’s Pick

 

Danse Macabre By Stephen King

Michelle is reading and highly recommends Stephen King’s Danse Macabre. It’s a witty, nostalgic history of the greatest horror and sci-fi books, radio shows, and films from 1950 to 1980, and why they were so delightfully eerie.

 

 

Steve’s Pick

 

Ghosts of the Magic City by S.E. Kelleher.  A study of Barberton’s colorful history with emphasis on local ghosts.

 

 

 

 

Jessica’s Pick

 

Pumpkin Cat By Ann Turner

One stormy night just before Halloween a ginger cat finds shelter and kind people at a library, but at night, all alone, she recognizes that the library cannot be a real home because something is missing.

 

 

John’s Pick

 

Coraline By Neil Gaiman

Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.

 

Doll Bones By Holly Black

Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.

 

Emily’s Pick

 

The Pumpkin Smasher by Anita Bernarde

When all the pumpkins are mysteriously smashed on three consecutive Halloweens, the townspeople of Cranbury almost decide to cancel the holiday.

 

 

 

Don’t forget to join us for our Annual Family Halloween Walk for Treats and Wonder Magic Show with Magician Dennis Regling!  Come dressed in costume for the fun and please call the Library to register for this program!
Thursday October 30, 6:30

 

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