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The Friends of Thomas Branigan Memorial Library
End of the Year Book Sale

Saturday, December 1
10 am to 4 pm
Roadrunner Room

 

 

 

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The library will be closed Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12 for Veterans Day.

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During the month of October, Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s classic novel, Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus.

These are the programs open to teens:

Wednesday, October 17th at 4:00 PM in the MakerSpace
Franken-Writing – Teens ages 11-18 can work on creating the next horror classic during this writing workshop.

Wednesday, October 24th at 4:00 PM in the MakerSpace
Franken-Art – The novel Frankenstein has been inspiring artists since its publication 200 years ago.  Teens ages 11-18 can work on their Frankenstein-inspired art during this program.

 

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8 starred reviews ∙ William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 New York Times Bestseller!

“Absolutely riveting!” —Jason Reynolds

“Stunning.” —John Green

“This story is necessary. This story is important.” —Kirkus (starred review)

“Heartbreakingly topical.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A marvel of verisimilitude.” —Booklist (starred review)

“A powerful, in-your-face novel.” —Horn Book (starred review)

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

And don’t miss On the Come Up, Angie Thomas’s powerful follow-up to The Hate U Give.

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October 11: International Day of the Girl

Empowerment of and investment in girls are key in breaking the cycle of discrimination and violence and in promoting and protecting the full and effective enjoyment of their human rights” -United Nations Resolution 66/170

In 2011, as the result of youth advocacy around the world, the United Nations declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child. Its mission is “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.” It’s a day when activist groups come together under the same goal to highlight, discuss, and take action to advance rights and opportunities for girls everywhere.

Day of the Girl-US is the United States branch of this global movement.  Check out their website here.