Posted by alice on 11/10/16

Printz Award Winner and Honor Books of 2016

 
 
Bone Gap by Ruby Laura - Printz Winner!
 
Bone Gap is the type of town where people just up and leave. When Roza goes missing, no one is surprised and no one is looking for her. Finn and Sean O’Sullivan have gone through this loss before when their mother left to start a new life in a new place with a new man. However, Finn is convinced that Roza was taken by a mysterious man in the cornfields. He cannot remember his face, and even Sean doubts this story. Follow the different perspectives of Finn, Sean, and Roza as we peek into their pasts, presents, and uncertain futures.
 
 
 
 
 
The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick - Printz Honor

Split into four "quarters" and spanning several genres, this book epically tells stories about madness, obsession, and creation across generations and moments in time. From a girl creating cave drawings, the trials of the 17th century witch hunts, and a 1920s insane asylum, Marcus Sedgwick connects them in an unexpected way that will keep you thinking.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez - Printz Honor

Growing up in New London, Texas in 1937, Naomi and Wash are well aware of the lines that you just do not cross. The color line is one of them, but their attraction is just too strong and the two of them are willing to cross it. With a backdrop of the New London school explosion—the worst school disaster in American history—this story is about love, loss, family and our past.

 
 
 




Posted by Trixie on 08/23/16

Last Friday, we celebrated a decade of teen films and the creative minds behind them!
 
 
This year we had 24 films submitted by 16 teen directors! Here are the winners from the 10th Annual Teen Film Fest:
 
Best Animation - Living Colors by Valerie Depa
 
Best Comedy - Pranks [A Short Documentary] by August Graham 
 
Best Drama - Inside Guy by Rhegan Graham
 
Best Music Video - Vast Transit by Garrett Strother
 
Best Overall - The Dark Theorem by Daniel Carpenter
 
Want to watch all of the films submitted? You can find them in this playlist!
 
 
 




Posted by bryanbednarek on 07/07/16

Come to the Hub this month to make a crafty phone accessory. Don't forget, making one gets you one step closer to completing the Summer Reading Program!
 
 
What you need:
  • Hot Glue
  • Toy Dinosaur
  • Suction Cup

What you do:
  1. Select your favorite dinosaur
  2. Stand it up and determine a good angle to cut
  3. Carefully slice that dinosaur in half
  4. Glue a suction cup to it and let it dry
  5. Stick it on the back of your phone, a window, a mirror... really any hard, non-porous surface