New free Tween Book Club debuts tomorrow

SUN columnist, and the Library Staff

Tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 13) marks the start of a new, free Tween Book Club being launched by Trina Rivera from 2-3:15 p.m. that will meet on the second Friday of every month at the library. Registration is required.

The group’s first book will be “Frindle” by Andrew Clements. It is the story of a fifth-grader named Nick Allen, who is known as a troublemaker at school. He is not keen about his teacher, a disciplinarian with x-ray vision who loves the dictionary, which Nick finds boring. Then suddenly he becomes fascinated by words, and his enthusiasm spreads beyond his school and town. This is a fun book about creative thought and the power of words.

The first meeting tomorrow will be short; the book will simply be handed out. The group will meet again on Friday, Oct. 12, to discuss the book and enjoy a craft.

Free tech programs

Meg Wempe is available for the highly popular Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and 3-5 p.m. Thursdays. Join her for one-on-one informal help with your computer or tablet issues. A more formal session called Facebook Basics for Individuals on Friday, Sept. 13, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. requires registration. Sorry, there will be no Tech Time on Tuesday, Sept. 17, because Meg will be out of state running in a race. Good luck, Meg!

Wise Traditions session

The free Wise Traditions group led by Zoe Groulx meets this Saturday, Sept. 14, from 3-4:30 p.m. and always on the second Saturday of the month. Join us for a lively discussion and lectures on dietary needs, agriculture, medical traditions and more.

LEGO Club 

The free LEGO Club for kids age 6-13 meets Saturday from 10:30-11:45 a.m. LEGOs are provided.

Free teen programs

Every Tuesday from 4-5:30 p.m. (note new day and time) 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.


“The Great Gatsby” is the extravagant hit movie starring Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio. “John Adams” is the HBO movie starring Paul Giamatti. We now have series one, two and three of the BBC mystery series “Hamish Macbeth” and the third season of the zombie series “The Walking Dead.” We have three X-Men movies — “X-Men,” X2: X-Men United” and “The Last Stand.”

Large print

“Old Carver Ranch” is a western by Max Brand. “The Butcher of Bear Creek” is a western by William W. and J.A. Johnstone.

Mysteries and thrillers

“Omens” by Kelley Armstrong tells of a 24-year-old woman who learns she is adopted and her real parents are convicted serial killers. “The Last Kiss Goodbye” by Karen Robards is the second book in her paranormal romance series. “The Little Black Book of Murder” by Nancy Martin is about a society columnist trying to discover who killed a billionaire before the police do.

Other fiction

“Rose Harbor in Bloom” is the latest in the Rose Harbor Inn series by Debbie Macomber. “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline is the poignant story of two unlikely friends. “The Engagements” by J. Courtney Sullivan explores four marriages and traces the history of diamonds in America.

Thanks to our donors

For books and materials this week, we thank Brian and Kristine MacNeill as well as several anonymous donors.

Quotable Quote

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation, and five minutes to ruin it.” — Warren Buffett, American business magnate, investor and philanthropist.


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This story was posted on September 12, 2013.