Maker Lab, Elephant and Piggie party coming up at library

Maker Lab resumes at your library on the fourth Friday of every month from 2 to 3:30 p.m. — which means tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 26). This special program for all ages lets you tinker with various projects, learn how to work with circuits and coding, even explore the basics of knitting and sewing. We make it all, and you can join in this varied and fun learning experience every month. No registration required.

Then, on Saturday, Sept. 27, kids aged 2 and over are invited to a special party to celebrate their friends Elephant and Piggie from 11 a.m. to noon. We’ll read stories, participate in activities and do a craft.

City Market donations

Many thanks to all of you who have participated in the City Market Cares program over the years, citing the library as your designated charity. In a recent quarter, your naming us brought us a much-appreciated check for $376. The Kroger Corporation has changed the program, and all previous sign up information has been purged.

The new program works the same as the old one. After you have registered, each time you swipe your City Market card for groceries or gas, a small portion of your purchase will come to the organization you selected. We hope you choose your library.

To register, please go to https://www.citymarket.com/topic/city-market-community-rewards and specify organization number 10139 or Friends of the Library Upper San Juan.

Technology classes

Meg Wempe is available for the highly popular Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays — except for today, Sept. 25.

Teen gaming

Every Tuesday from 4 to 5:30 p.m., we host Teen Gaming (X-box, Wii, board games and Pokemon card battles), and you are welcome to bring other trading card battle games. Snacks provided.

Nonfiction

“The New Puberty” by Drs. Louise Greenspan and Julianna Deardorff provides guidelines on how to navigate early development in today’s girls. “America: Imagine a World without Her” by Dinesh D’Souza offers a defense of America from the earliest days of our history to today. “The Price of Silence” by Dr. Liza Long takes a mother’s perspective as she examines the cost of our failure to address mental health issues, especially in children. “Born Reading” by Jason Boog gives advice on how to bring up your child as a bookworm in this digital age. “Unretirement” by Chris Farrell explores how baby boomers are changing the way we think about work, community and the good life. “Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success” by Steve Harvey uses the author’s life experiences to motivate you to harness your talents.

DVDs

“The Adjustment Bureau” is a romantic thriller starring Matt Damon. Roger Corman Horror Collection contains five drive-in classics on two DVDs. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” is the latest in the Dog Days series. Ernest Hemingway’s “To Have and Have Not” stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. “One Hour Photo” stars Robin Williams. “Mash” is the movie, not the TV series. “Raging Bull” stars Robert Deniro and is a true boxing story.

CDs

“Fast Track” by Julie Garwood follows a daughter who travels to Sydney to explore the secrets of her mother. “Hellhole Inferno” by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson is the conclusion to the Hellhole sci-fi trilogy. “The Lost Island” by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is the latest in the Gideon Crew mystery series. “The Fortune Hunter” by Daisy Goodwin is a novel about 19th century Empress Elizabeth of Austria, known as Sisi. “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage” by Haruki Murakami is the long-awaited new novel by this author that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan.

Mysteries and thrillers

“Perfidia” by James Ellroy explores the murder of a Japanese family in L.A. after Japanese squadrons bomb Pearl Harbor. “The Blood of an Englishman” by M.C. Beaton is the latest in the Agatha Raisin mystery series. “The Golem of Hollywood” by Jonathan and Jesse Kellermanis a murder mystery that takes readers through the U.S., London and Prague. “Raging Heat” by Richard Castle starts when an illegal immigrant falls to his death in New York City. “Broken Monsters” by Lauren Beukes is a horror and suspense novel set in Detroit.

Fiction collections

“Lovely, Dark, Deep” is a collection of 13 stories by Joyce Carol Oates. “Stone Mattress” is a collection of nine tales by Margaret Atwood.

Large print

“Above” by Isla Morley is a mystery that starts with the abduction of a teen by a survivalist. “Booty Bones” by Carolyn Haines is the latest in the Sarah Booth Delaney mystery series. “Driving with the Top Down” by Beth Harrison follows two women and a teen on a road trip down the east coast. “Deserves to Die” by Lisa Jackson is a Selena Alvarez/Regan Prescoli mystery set in Montana. “All Fall Down” by Jennifer Weiner follows a mother wondering if she is addicted to prescription pills. “Twin Rocks” is a western duo by Wayne D. Overholser. “Man of her Dreams” by Tami Hoag is a romance. “Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits” by Mary Jane Hathaway is a romance in the Jane Austen Takes the South series. “Fatal Enquiry” by Will Thomas is the latest in the Barker and Llewelyn Victorian London mystery series.

Other new novels

“Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel is a post-apocalyptic novel set in the Great Lakes region. “The Children Act” by Ian McEwan explores decisions being made about treatment for a teen refusing medical care that could save his life. “Unmanned” by Dan Fesperman is about the hidden, expanding world of drone warfare. “The King’s Curse” by Philippa Gregory is the latest in the series about the House of Tutor, this one featuring Margaret, the last of the Yorks. “Fool’s Assassin” by Robin Hobb is the latest in the Farseer fantasy saga. “Dark Blood” by Christine Feehan is the latest in the Carpathian paranormal romance series. “Edge of Eternity” by Ken Follett is the last book in the Century Trilogy, taking the families into the 1960s-1980s. “Bittersweet” by Colleen McCullough follows two sets of female twins who decide to enroll in a nursing training program.

Thanks to our donors

For their generous donations, we are grateful to Perry and Annette Farley and Ron Tinsley, as well as Sheila Rogers’ gift, which will be used to purchase e-books. For books and materials, we are grateful to Tom Hiser and Savannah Kuehn.

Quotable quote 

“Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.” — Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), 26th president of the U.S.

Website

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This story was posted on September 25, 2014.