Staff Pick: Before I Fall

What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?
Before I Fall is the story of a revelation. The narrator, Samantha Kingston, learns, by living her last day on earth seven times, how she would answer those questions.

Check out the book trailer -- one of the best I've ever seen. (Reviewed by: Melissa)


Upcoming Sequels and Series

A sequel to Shiver? The final Hunger Games book? It's gonna be a great summer! Take a look at all the new installments to these popular series, coming to the library this summer and fall:

Book #5 in The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod:
Twelfth Grade Kills, Heather Brewer - 9/16

Sequel to Shiver:
Linger, Maggie Stiefvater - 7/20

Book #4 in The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel:
The Necromancer, Michael Scott - 5/25


Book #3 in The Hunger Games:
Mockingay, Suzanne Collins - 8/24

Book #3 in the Gone series:
Lies, Michael Grant - 5/4

Sequel to Hush, Hush:
Crescendo, Becca Fitzpatrick - 11/16


Band Showcase Pics!


Teen Book Drop is here!

Thursday, April 15
5 - 7 p.m. (drop-in)
Upper Level, Teen Area

Don't forget! Tomorrow, April 15 is Operation Teen Book Drop! Help spread awareness of the pure awesomeness that is "Teen Lit" in your own community! Pick up a FREE book, personalize your own unique book plate and drop it in a random spot in your community for someone else to find! Also join the Readergirlz after-party online at 9 p.m.!


Candy Wrapper Crafts

Feeling crafty? We're doing Candy Wrapper D├ęcoupage @ CHPL on Saturday, April 10 from 2PM-4PM! We'll have clay flower pots, framed mirrors, and more. Stop by and turn trash into a totally unique and conversation-starting trinket!

Check out these other crazy ways you can turn discarded candy wrappers into art:

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Candy Wrapper chair!

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Candy Wrapper Wreath!

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Candy Wrapper Bracelets!
(I used to make these. Ahh, the memories.)

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Candy Wrapper ... Dress?
Er... it's pretty cool to look at, but seems like it'd be extremely uncomfortable.

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Candy Wrapper Purses -- these are ridic!

Who knew trash was so versatile?


Staff Pick

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher



Check out some of the peep-o-ramas our teens built yesterday!

Teen Peep Event 4.1.10


Attention Twihards!

Stephenie Meyer recently announced the title and release date of her Bree Tanner spin-off novella: It's called The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner and it's due out on June 7, 2010. Additionally, from the release date until July 5th, fans can read the book for free by going to www.breetanner.com.

According to its item page on Amazon.com, the novella will tell "the devastating story of Bree and the newborn army as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens, following their encounter to its unforgettable conclusion."

Hmm, what do you think? Are you excited? Beyond ecstatic? A little underwhelmed? Or are you over it?

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Don't forget! Today we are making "Peep-cicles", Peep Candy Sushi and building Peep Diorama's!

What's a peep diorama you ask? Check out these from Washington Post's 2010 "Peep Show" contestants!

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