In theatres Friday, January 12, 2018  Limited Release


Tells the story of Billy Bloom (Alex Lawther), a boldly confident teenager who faces intolerance and persecution at his ultra-conservative high school and decides to fight back on behalf of all of the misunderstood freaks of the world by running for the title of homecoming queen.

It is a movie adaptation of FREAK SHOW by James St. James


Having faced teasing that turned into a brutal attack, Christianity expressed as persecution, and the loss of his only real friend when he could no longer keep his crush under wraps, seventeen-year-old Billy Bloom, a drag queen extraordinaire, decides the only way to become fabulous again is to run for Homecoming Queen at his elite, private school near Fort Lauderdale, Florida.



Welcome Home : An Anthology of Love and Adoption edited by Eric Smith
Welcome Home collects a number of adoption-themed fictional short stories, and brings them together in one anthology from a diverse range of celebrated Young Adult authors. The all-star roster includes Edgar-award winner Mindy McGinnis, New York Times best-selling authors C.J. Redwine (The Shadow Queen) and William Ritter (Jackaby), and acclaimed YA authors across all genres. The full list of contributors includes: Adi Alsaid, Karen Akins, Erica M. Chapman, Caela Carter, Libby Cudmore, Dave Connis, Julie Eshbaugh, Helene Dunbar, Lauren Gibaldi, Shannon Gibney, Jenny Kaczorowski, Julie Leung, Sangu Mandanna, Matthew Quinn Martin, Mindy McGinnis, Lauren Morrill, Tameka Mullins, Sammy Nickalls, Shannon Parker, C.J. Redwine, Randy Ribay, William Ritter, Stephanie Scott, Natasha Sinel, Eric Smith, Courtney C. Stevens, Nic Stone, Kate Watson, and Tristina Wright.

Check out the new graphic novels that just arrived in the Young Adult Department!


Louis Undercover by Britt
During the summer holiday Louis and his younger brother spend two weeks with their dad, who appears to have stopped drinking, but a close call with a bee sting brings their mother and the quartet spend a few days together before everything starts back up again.

Anne of Green Gables  by Montgomery
Miles Morales : Spider-Man by Reynolds
The Count of Monte Cristo by Dumas


Regular Show : Noir Means Noir, Buddy by Connor
On the trail of a thief, Mordecai and Rigby rely on their role models from action and noir movies to become super sleuths and discover who stole Pop’s socks.

Stuck on the bus for an hour? Plug in and listen to an audio book.  Hours of household chores ahead of you today?  Download an audio book to make time fly by as you complete your chores.

Other than being FREE, there are many reasons to listen to audio books. For example, many titles can be found on audiobooksschool  reading lists. Reading not your thing? Audio books are appealing for this very reason. You no longer have to sit in one place and read.  One can listen to audio books while exercising, walking to your friend’s house, …, … Audiobooks can be read anywhere, anytime.

Did you know that in addition to physical books, books on CD and Playaways – your Branigan Library card also gives you access to audio books through OneClick Digital.  Search our catalog today or ask a Librarian!



My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks : Real-Life Advice from Real-Life Teens
by Maya Silver


Breast Cancer : Current and Emerging Trends in Detection and Treatment
by Terry L. Smith


Our Family Has Cancer, Too
by Christine Clifford





Girl Code : Games, Going Viral, and Getting It Done by Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser

Perfect for aspiring coders everywhere, Girl Code is the story of two teenage tech phenoms who met at Girls Who Code summer camp, teamed up to create a viral video game, and ended up becoming world famous. The book also includes bonus content to help you start coding!

Fans of funny and inspiring books like Maya Van Wagenen’s Popular and Caroline Paul’s Gutsy Girl will love hearing about Andrea “Andy” Gonzales and Sophie Houser’s journey from average teens to powerhouses. Through the success of their video game, Andy and Sophie got unprecedented access to some of the biggest start-ups and tech companies, and now they’re sharing what they’ve seen. Their video game and their commitment to inspiring young women have been covered by the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, CNN, Teen Vogue, Jezebel, the Today show, and many more.

Get ready for an inside look at the tech industry, the true power of coding, and some of the amazing women who are shaping the world. Andy and Sophie reveal not only what they’ve learned about opportunities in science and technology but also the true value of discovering your own voice and creativity.



Coding Games in Scratch : A Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Building Your Own Computer Games by Jon Woodcock

Written for students with little to no coding experience, this straightforward visual guide uses fun graphics and easy-to-follow instructions to show young learners how to build their own computer projects using Scratch, a popular free programming language.

With Coding Games in Scratch, kids can build single and multiplayer platform games, create puzzles and memory games, race through mazes, add animation, and more. All they need is a desktop or laptop with Adobe 10.2 or later, and an internet connection to download Scratch 2.0. Coding can be done without download on

Essential coding concepts are explained using eight build-along game projects that guide young coders step-by-step, using visual samples, easy-to-follow instructions, and fun pixel art. The book teaches important strategies for solving problems, designing projects, and communicating ideas, all while creating games to play with their friends.

Supporting STEM education initiatives and the maker movement, computer coding teaches kids how to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically, and is quickly becoming a necessary and sought-after skill. DK’s computer coding books are full of fun exercises with step-by-step guidance, making them the perfect introductory tools for building vital skills in computer programming.