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Students in the library participated in our annual Poetry Read Aloud this week to celebrate National Poetry Month!
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Book Clubbers have been busy reading this year! Our last meeting before Christmas will take place on Wednesday, December 14th, with Reader Leader, Daniela Pierro leading our discussion about:
by Marcus Sedgwick
It's 1910. In a cabin north of the Arctic Circle, in a place murderously cold and desolate, Sig Andersson is alone. Except for the corpse of his father, frozen to death that morning when he fell through the ice on the lake.
The cabin is silent, so silent, and then there's a knock at the door. It's a stranger, and as his extraordinary story of gold dust and gold lust unwinds, Sig's thoughts turn more and more to his father's prized possession, a Colt revolver, hidden in the storeroom.
A revolver just waiting to be used...but should Sig use it, or not?
So far this year, Loyola students have read:
by Josh Malerman
Something is out there, something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse of it, and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.
Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remains, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now that the boy and girl are four, it's time to go, but the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat--blindfolded--with nothing to rely on but her wits and the children’s trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. Something is following them all the while, but is it man, animal, or monster?
Love in the Time of Global Warming
by Francesca Lia Block
Her life by the sea in ruins, Pen has lost everything in the Earth Shaker that all but destroyed the city of Los Angeles. She sets out into the wasteland to search for her family, her journey guided by a tattered copy of Homer’s Odyssey. Soon she begins to realize her own abilities and strength as she faces false promises of safety, the cloned giants who feast on humans, and a madman who wishes her dead. On her voyage, Pen learns to tell stories that reflect her strange visions, while she and her fellow survivors navigate the dangers that lie in wait. In her signature style, Francesca Lia Block has created a world that is beautiful in its destruction and as frightening as it is lovely. At the helm is Pen, a strong heroine who holds hope and love in her hands and refuses to be defeated.
Hi readers! Our first Book Club meeting will be on Tuesday, October 18th at 7:45am in the library. Remember to read the entire book Bird Box before we meet, and join us for donuts and discussion!
Don't forget to stock up on books from the Loyola Library for your summer reading! Also, check out this free audio book service for teens, between May 5th - August 17th. SYNC 2016 will give away 30 titles over the course of the summer--2 paired audio book downloads per week! Click here to sign up.
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Thank you to those who participated in the poetry reading yesterday!
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