5.30.2019

Looking for something to do this summer?



SUMMER IS HEEEEERRE! There's so much going on this summer. Lots of stuff to do and lots of prizes we want to give away. If you need to get out of the horrendous summer heat and want to spend some time in the AC, come hang out with us!


TEEN SUMMER RAFFLE
How does the Teen Summer Raffle work, you ask?

Step 1: Read a book.
Step 2: Fill out a raffle slip. We just need your contact info and what prize you'd like to get if you're picked as a winner. (You can get these by stopping in the teen area at either library location, or by clicking here.)
Step 3: Return the raffle slip to either library location (or click "submit" if you're a bigger fan of doing it online). 
Step 4: There are no other steps. That's literally all you have to do.

This year, we're giving away gift card prizes to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Target, Red Robin, and Regal Cinema. You can submit one raffle slip for every book you read this summer, so the more you read the more chances you have to win. You can start submitting your entries on June 3.


SUMMER READING BINGO
Summer Reading Bingo is new this year and highly experimental. But it's also very easy. Stop at the Palmer Branch and pick up a bingo card. Cross off the activities on the card as you complete them. When you get bingo, bring your card back to the Palmer Branch for a prize. BOOM. Done.

For this summer, the Summer Reading Bingo is only available at the Palmer Branch. But if you guys decide you like it, we'll widen it to both branches and do a little more with it next year. Like I said, highly experimental. 


TEEN CHAT & CHEW
Teen Chat & Chew is just what it says... a pizza club with a book addiction. We order tons of pizza, hang out, stuff our faces, and talk about books we've read, loved, and hated on a specific theme. All meetings are at the Palmer Branch.

Upcoming dates:
Saturday, June 29 @ 2:00pm 

Saturday, July 27 @ 2:00pm 


"I'M NOT SAYING IT WAS ALIENS... BUT IT WAS ALIENS" 
BRACKET CHALLENGE
Tell us which mystery or conspiracy theory you think was DEFINITELY aliens. We'll narrow it down every week until we're left with one extraterrestrial winner. Vote each week for your picks in the teen areas at either library location, or cast your vote here.

Don't forget... whenever you vote you'll make this guy proud. 👇



MOVIE SHOWINGS @ EAPL
WE'RE SO EXCITED THAT WE CAN SHOW MOVIES NOW! No, seriously guys. WE'RE. SO. EXCITED. Bring some movie snacks to munch on during the movie and hang out with some friends in the air conditioning. Movies will be shown at both library locations.


MAIN LIBRARY:

Wednesday, July 3 @ 2pm
Spaceballs (PG)

Wednesday, July 10 @ 2pm
Apollo 13 (PG)

Wednesday, July 17 @ 2pm
Wednesday, July 24 @ 2pm
Wednesday, July 31 @ 2pm
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (PG)



PALMER BRANCH:

Wednesday, July 3 @ 2pm

Monday, July 15 @ 2pm

Wednesday, July 31 @ 6pm
WALL-E (G)


YA FEST 2019
Even though it's not officially part of the Summer Reading Program, we'd be doing you a serious disservice if we didn't include YA Fest 2019 in with our summer events.This year's YA Fest takes place on August 10, 2019 at the Palmer Branch. We're hosting 26 YA authors, including Gretchen McNeil, Cinda Williams Chima, and Dana Mele, plus local authors Jennifer Gilmore and Devon Taylor! We'll have book signings, discussion panels, raffles, and more!

Head to the YA Fest website for the full list of attending authors and information about what's going down on August 10. You can also sign up for the YA Fest newsletter, too!



Remember: All this stuff ends on Friday, August 9. That's the last day to get turn in your raffle slips, bingo cards, claim prizes, etc. The raffle winners will be notified the final weekend of the program.


And because our theme for this summer is space, I feel compelled to share with you this booklist of space operas and space-themed books. Go nuts, my young friends.





5.29.2019

#NewYABooks coming June 2019!


NEW YA FICTION




The more Hailey struggles to understand her boyfriend's apparent suicide, despite the discouragement of his stepbrother, her best friend, Kane, the more she remembers and the more secrets are revealed.


If Lupe Dávila and Javier Utierre can survive each other's company, together they can solve a series of grisly murders sweeping though Puerto Rico. But the clues lead them out of the real world and into the realm of myths and legends, namely El Cuco. And if they want to catch the killer, they'll have to step into the shadows to see what's lurking there--murderer, or monster? 


A big-hearted novel about a girl who reconnects with a part of her family she hasn't seen since she was a little girl - and falls in love, all over the course of a magical summer.


As the youngest of eight, painfully average Pup Flanagan is used to flying under the radar. He's barely passing his classes, he lets his longtime crush walk all over him, and he's in no hurry to decide on a college path. The only person who ever made him think he could be more was his older brother Patrick. But that was before Patrick died suddenly, leaving Pup with a family who won't talk about it and acquaintances who just keep saying, "sorry for your loss." When Pup excels at a photography assignment he thought he'd bomb, things start to come into focus. His dream girl shows her true colors. An unexpected friend exposes Pup to a whole new world, right under his nose. And the photograph that was supposed to show Pup a way out of his grief ultimately reveals someone else who is still stuck in their own. Someone with a secret regret Pup never could have imagined.


In alternate chapters, Amanda faces family pressure to marry Carter, knowing he cheats, and Paulina pretends to date Carter to alleviate family and church pressure about being a lesbian.


When Winnie is crowned Summer Queen in the small town of Misty Haven, she has to balance her new responsibilities with her friendships, a new romance, and her job at her granny's diner..."


It's 1989 in New York City, and for three teens, the world is changing. Reza is an Iranian boy who knows he's gay and is terrified that someone will guess the truth. Judy is an aspiring fashion designer who has never imagined finding romance, until she falls for Reza and they start dating. Art is Judy's best friend, their school's only out and proud teen. As Reza and Art grow closer, Reza struggles to find a way out of his deception that won't break Judy's heart and destroy the most meaningful friendship he's ever known.


When apprentice librarian Elisabeth is implicated in sabotage that released the library's most dangerous grimoire, she becomes entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy that could mean the end of everything.



Fifteen-year-old Plum and her older sister Ginny find their relationship tested by family finances, personality differences, and the secrets they are keeping from each other.



Lucy Katz, Maddie Li, and Delia Meyer team up to compete in ValleyStart, a prestigious high school tech incubator competition for a dream internship in the male-dominated world of tech.


Inspired by the legend of Faust and told in alternating timelines, sixteen-year-old Roan arrives at Mill House as a ward and discovers she is connected to an ancient evil secret, while, centuries later, seventeen-year-old Zoey explores the dwelling's ruins and soon realizes she is not alone.


After escaping a detention center at the U.S. border, seventeen-year-old Marisol agrees to participate in a medical experiment hoping to keep her and her younger sister, Gabi, from being deported to El Salvador.



Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay
Release Date: June 18, 2019
When seventeen-year-old Jay Reguero learns his Filipino cousin and former best friend, Jun, was murdered as part of President Duterte's war on drugs, he flies to the Philippines to learn more.


The Art of Breaking Things by Laura Sibson
Release Date: June 18, 2019  |  YA Fest 2019 author! 
Skye has her sights set on one thing: getting the heck out of Dodge. Art school is her ticket out and she’s already been accepted to her first choice. All she has to do is survive her senior year. She has everything under control. Until he returns.

When her mom’s ex-boyfriend slithers his way back into her family, it’s all Skye can do to keep the walls of her world from crumbling. Her family has no idea Skye has been guarding a dark secret about her past–about him–and she never thought she would have to face him again. 



Something Like Gravity by Amber Smith
Release Date: June 18, 2019
After coming out as transgender, Chris is still processing a frightening assault he survived the year before, while Maia, grieving the loss of her older sister, is trying to find her place in the world, which makes falling in love the furthest thing on their minds--until it is not.


The Virtue of Sin by Shannon Schuren
Release Date: June 25, 2019
Miriam, sixteen, is chosen for marriage by someone other than the boy she loves and begins to question her entire life in New Jerusalem, a desert compound safe from the world's evils.


After moving to a new town for her father's job, Clara learns that kids go missing from Pender every October and that a monster named the Mumbler may be responsible.


After the government collapses and fires burn the wilderness, Travis and his younger sister, Jess, must travel hundreds of miles searching for some type of civilization.


The ghost of a girl who recently died in an accident makes contact with her grieving father to help solve a mystery in a remote Australian town, where a girl who speaks entirely in riddles is the only witness to a fatal fire.

High school senior Ella Cleary, whose synesthesia causes her to see colors with each interaction, must question everything she knows about her life when journalism student Alec investigates her parents' death.


Three Mexican-Americans--Juan, JD, and Fabi--each try to overcome their individual struggles as they all grapple with how to make a better life for themselves when it seems like brown lives don't matter.


Rory likes Toby, but Toby likes Rory's sister Merrilee, even though Merrilee is already dating Toby's friend Fielding--and it's all about to get even more complicated at Reginald R. Hero High.

YA GRAPHIC NOVELS



Twelve-year-old, Maude, has a case of puberty-induced pantherism, a missing friend, a detective dad who thinks she may be a killer, a mom with a big secret, a unicorn hiding in her bedroom, and a plan to overthrow the patriarchy.


Ben and his friends are determined to find out where the paper lanterns of the annual Autumn Equinox Festival go, so they follow the river as far as they can until the only followers left are Ben and Nathaniel.


Hotel Dare.
Olive and her adopted siblings, Darwin and Charlotte, are spending the summer with their estranged grandma at her creepy hotel and it's all work and no play. They soon stumble upon an incredible secret... The simple turn of a knob transports them to a distant magical world filled with space pirates. Behind the next door are bearded wizards. Down the hall is a doorway to a cotton-candied kingdom. But once the doors are opened, worlds start colliding, and only one family can save them before they tear themselves apart.

YA NON-FICTION / BIOGRAPHY




The life and career of the fiercely principled Supreme Court Justice, now a popular icon, with dramatic accounts of her landmark cases that moved the needle on legal protection of human rights.


July 20, 1969. It's a day that has earned a spot in history. It's the day that America was the first nation to succeed in sending two astronauts--Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong--to the moon. But what led to this unforgettable event? What were the stakes riding on the Apollo 11's safe landing? In acclaimed author Douglas Brinkley's first young readers' edition, space fans will get the riveting and factual backstory of arguably the most significant achievement of the 20th century.


A groundbreaking compendium honoring the amazing true stories of fifty inspirational women who helped fuel some of the greatest achievements in space exploration from the nineteenth century to today--including Hidden Figure's Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson as well as former NASA Chief Astronaut Peggy Whitson, the record-holding American biochemistry researcher who has spent the most cumulative time in space. 


Astronaut Scott Kelly takes readers on a journey through his year aboard the International Space Station and his life prior to becoming a true American hero.


Funny, You Don't Look Autistic: A Comedian's Guide to Life on the Spectrum
Slaying autism stereotypes with stand-up, one joke at a time. Like many others on the autism spectrum, stand-up comic Michael McCreary has been told by more than a few well-meaning folks that he doesn't look autistic. Diagnosed with ASD at age five, McCreary scored his first stand-up gig at age 14, and hasn't looked back. This unique and hilarious #OwnVoices memoir breaks down what it's like to live with autism for readers on and off the spectrum.



4.20.2019

The Teen Room officially belongs to THE TEENS!

It's official... the Teen Room now belongs to the group it was made for: the teens! 



We had our formal ribbon cutting ceremony at the Main Library on Thursday, April 11. We're so happy to offer this space where teens can enjoy themselves and, most importantly, be themselves. 

 

 
We hope the Teen Room will be a fun, comfortable, and safe space for the teens of Easton, whether it be to do homework, look for books, or just relax and hang out.