Crazy Readerz

by: 
Chandra, Belmar Library

Sick of hearing people command you to "Have a nice day"? Today is YOUR holiday. Have a Bad Day Day is November 19, a holiday where store and business owners are encouraged to wish people a bad day. Do you suppose Grumpy Cat is happy today? ....or is he always grumpy? 

by: 
Arra, Teen Services Coordinator

Compete in Hunger Games style once again in anticipation of the Catching Fire movie release! The Hunger Games arena returns – hone your survival skills and compete against other teens in a fight to the death...by sticker that is. No teens will be harmed at this event! 

Registration is now open! 

This event will be hosted at the Arvada, Belmar, Columbine, Evergreen, Golden, Lakewood and Standley Lake libraries.

November 22nd from 5:30 - 8 p.m.

Light snacks will be provided.  Dress comfortably as we will be moving around a lot.

Attendance is limited. For ages 12-18.

by: 
Chandra, Belmar Library

If you hate finding a really great series only to discover you have to wait a year for the next book, you've hit the jackpot. The Croak trilogy is complete!

 Lex has hit a bit of a rebellious stage, and when she bites a guy at school who called her a vampire, it's the last straw for her parents. They send her to spend the summer on a farm with an uncle she barely knows. Lex quickly learns that the only thing being reaped in the town of Croak is souls, and she's destined to become a Grim too. The series follows Lex as she tries to catch a Grim that's gone all rogue and is releasing souls from people who aren't yet dead. Warning: do not start reading this series unless you've got time to finish it, it's addicting.

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Jessie, Columbine Library

I love a good suspense story and Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff was exactly what I wanted it to be. It is full of action, adventure, sleuthing, and excellent gadgets. We know him as Benjamin, but that is not his real name of course. A few years ago Benjamin’s father was killed by The Program, a mysterious government organization working to wipe out terrorist threats. Now Benjamin is a trained assassin working for this same organization, hoping to right the wrongs of his father. The Program gives him his assignment and then he works his way into his future victim's life—going to school with their kids, building strong friendships, going to parties, whatever it takes. And then when the perfect opportunity arises he kills them and disappears, moving onto his next fake life and never looking back. But his latest assignment is proving to be much trickier (hint: prettier) than ever before and for the first time Benjamin finds himself questioning The Program.

by: 
Chandra, Belmar Library

This morning, Good Morning America helped Katy Perry announce her choice for best music video using her song "Roar." Lakewood High School will get to host a Katy Perry performance because their video was chosen out of entries from all over the United States!

Check out their video and find out more about it. 

by: 
Jessie, Columbine Library

Marco is riding his bike through the mall parking garage when he is chased down by a few angry bullies from school. They run over his bike and he narrowly escapes into a hidden storage closet in the garage. After he nervously listens to their receding footsteps, he turns on the light and sees a mysterious object in the closet. And then it starts beeping.

No Safety in Numbers is the fast-paced and exciting story of Marco and three other teens, all locked in the mall for a week due to a “security incident.” Nobody except Marco knows anything about the bomb in the garage, and the officials aren’t sharing any information with the shoppers or employees. What happens when thousands of people are stuck in the mall for a week? It’s not pretty.

by: 
Arra, Teen Services Coordinator

Cam and Viv had the perfect relationship until the night a car accident killed Viv and left Cam behind, grief stricken and riddled with guilt.  While revisiting the scene of the accident Cam meets a ghost name Nina, who closely resembles Viv.  Nina leads Cam through a time portal to a parallel Earth where things appear to be exactly the same only Viv is still alive.  Will Cam remain in this alternate reality where he can be reunited with his one true love or are there more sinister forces at play? Author Emily Hainsworth lives in Denver with her husband and daughter.  She has owned a successful dog grooming business, loves cupcakes and watches Doctor Who.  Her first novel Through to You was published in October of 2012.

Meet Emily Hainsworth and other local authors at our upcoming Books and Bites event at the Arvada Library this friday, September 20th from 6-8:30.

by: 
Arra, Teen Services Coordinator

Although her parents are renowned Shakespearean actors, Miranda's performance in a school play is disastrous.  Before she can get away to hide, Stephen, a castmate, whisks her to sixteenth century England to meet--and save--the young Will Shakespeare.  Pamela Mingle has been a teacher, a librarian and now she is a writer.  When Mingle discovered Shakespeare may have been a school teacher it planted the seed for Kissing Shakespeare.  One of Milgle's favorite books from 2012 is Grave Mercy, a book I loved as well!  

Meet Pamela Mingle and other authors at the Books and Bites events at the Arvada Library on September 20, 6-8:30.

 

by: 
Chandra, Belmar Library

Our new makerspace is famous! Check out this blog post about what's going on at MakeSomething, the makerspace at the Belmar Library. And then sign up for the next workshop, where you can create a bike light. Click here to see all the upcoming MakeSomething events and register soon for the next workshop, as it will fill up fast. 

by: 
Erin, Golden Library

The new book in Marissa Meyer's The Lunar Chronicles comes out February 4th, 2014 and the awesome cover has been revealed!  Cress, the third in the series, revamps the Rapunzel fairy tale, much like Cinder did with Cinderella and Scarlet did with Little Red Riding Hood. Instead of being cooped up in a tower like Rapunzel, Cress is stuck in an orbiting satellite while a war rages between Earth and the moon colony of Luna, led by the cruel Queen Levana. Check out a revealing interview with Meyer and read an excerpt from the new book! And, don't forget to put your name on the hold list!

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