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New Teen Books at Dalton

The teen department has some new books that are ready for check out!

  • Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne.
    See what the book jacket has to say:
  • “Your mother hollers that you’re going to miss the bus. She can see it coming down the street. You don’t stop and hug her and tell her you love her. You don’t thank her for being a good, kind, patient mother. Of course not–you launch yourself down the stairs and make a run for the corner.
    Only, if it’s the last time you’ll ever see your mother, you sort of start to wish you stopped and did those things. Maybe even missed the bus.
    But the bus was barreling down our street, so I ran.
    Fourteen kids. One superstore. A million things that go wrong.
    …Six high school students (some popular, some not), two eighth graders (one a tech genius), and six little kids trapped together in a chain superstore build a refuge for themselves inside. While outside, a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a chemical weapons spill, seems to be tearing the world–as they know it–apart.”

  • The Theory of Everything: A Novel by J. J. Johnson.
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  • “Just because everyone else thinks you should be over doesn’t mean you are.
    Last year, Sarah’s best friend Jamie died in a freak accident. At the time, everyone was sad; now they’re just ready for Sarah to get over it and move on.
    But Sarah can’t move on, because she can’t stop reliving what happened. She’s still wrestling with guilt. She’s questioning the meaning of life. And she misses her best friend. Her grades are plummeting, her relationships are falling apart, and her normal voice seems to have been replaced with a snark box.
    In a last-ditch effort to pull it together, Sarah befriends Jamie’s twin brother Emmett, who may be the only other person who understands what she’s missing. When she gets a job working for the local eccentric, Sarah finally begins to understand the threads that connect us all, the benefit of giving people a chance, and the power of love.”

  • iBoy by Kevin Brooks.
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  • “What can he do with his new powers–and what are they doing to him?
    Before the attack, Tom Harvey was just an average teenager. But a head-on collision with high technology has turned him into an actualized App. Fragments of a shattered iPhone are embedded in his brain. and they’re having an extraordinary effect on his every thought.
    Because now Tom knows, sees, and can do more than any normal boy ever could.
    But with his new powers comes a choice: To avenge Lucy, the girl he loves, will he hunt down the vicious gangsters who hurt her? Will he take the law into his own electric hands and exterminate them from the South London housing projects where, by fear and violence, they rule?
    Not even his mental search engine can predict the shocking outcome of iBoy’s actions.”

  • Croak by Gina Damico.
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  • “Sixteen-year-old Lex Bartleby has sucker-punched her last classmate. fed up with her punkish, wild behavior, her parents ship her off to upstate New York to live with her Uncle Mort for the summer, hoping that a few months of dirty farm work will whip her back into shape. But Uncle Mort’s true occupation is much dirtier than shoveling manure.
    He’s a Grim Reaper. And he’s going to teach her the family business.
    Lex quickly assimilates into the peculiar world of Croak, a town populated entirely by reapers who deliver souls from this life to the next. Along with her infuriating yet intriguing partner, Driggs, and a rockstar crew of fellow Grim apprentices, Lex is soon zapping her targets like a natural born Killer.
    Yet her innate ability morphs into an unchecked desire for justice–or is it vengeance?–whenever she’s forced to Kill a murder victim, yearning to stop the attackers before they can strike again. So when people start to die–that is, people who aren’t supposed to be dying, people who have committed grievous crimes against the innocent–Lex’s curiosity is piqued. Her obsession grows as the bodies pile up, and a troubling question begins to swirl through her mind: if she succeeds in tracking down the murderer, will she stop the carnage–or will she ditch Croak and join in?”

  • Will’s Choice by Gail Griffith.
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  • “On March 11, 2001, seventeen-year-old Will ingested a near-fatal dose of his antidepressant medication, an event that would forever change his life and the lives of his family. In Will’s Choice, his mother, Gail Griffith, tells the story of her family’s struggle to renew Will’s interest in life and to regain their equilibrium in the aftermath.
    Griffith intersperses her own finely wrought prose with dozens of letters and journal entries from family and friends, including many from Will himself. A memoir with a social conscience, Will’s Choice lays bare the social and political challenges that American families face in combating this most mysterious and stigmatized of illnesses. In Gail Griffith, depressed teens have found themselves a formidable advocate, and in the evocative and fiercely compelling narrative of Will’s Choice, we all discover the promise of a second chance.”

  • My Anxious Mind: A Teen’s guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic by Michael Tompkins and Katherine Martinez, illustrated by Michael Sloan.
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  • “Can you spare 30 minutes to feel less anxious?
    Go ahead. Think about how your life would be different if you were less anxious. What would change? Would you try out for the basketball team? Ask someone out on a date? Would you sleep better and feel less tense? Would you feel calmer and happier?
    My Anxious Mind outlines a simple and proven plan to help you understand and deal with your anxiety and panic. It is chock full of simple-to-use tools and strategies that easily fit into any teen’s busy routine.”

Congratulations to our Raffle Winners!

Thank you to everyone who came to the Open House to celebrate the changes in the library and the Traveling Show. We appreciate your support and were delighted to see some new faces!

Congratulations to our raffle winners:

The winners of the Kindle and the Samsung Galaxy Tab

Caseon with his new Kindle; Promise with her new Samsung Galaxy Tab; YA librarian, Betsy; and Library Director, Linda.

LeapFrog LeapPad winner

Samantha with her new LeapFrog LeapPad and Children’s Librarian, Karol.

National Library Card Sign Up Month

September is national Library Card Sign-Up month! Come by the library and register for PINES library card. With it, you get access to free:

  • Books
  • Movies
  • Audiobooks
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Wireless internet and computers
  • Free programs for kids and teens
  • Reference, research, and homework help

How many cards in your wallet or on your key chain give you access to all of that? To find out the value a library card can bring you, check out the Library Value Calculator.

To get a library card, you must have a photo ID and something showing your current address. For a full list of accepted proof of address items, visit our Library Card page. Children under the age of 17 must have a parent or guardian with them to register for the card, but can get the card at any age.

If you already have a library card, let us know what library service you use and like the most in the comments, what the value of the library is to you, and what you would find most useful for us to add! Or, let us know on Facebook.

New Teen Nonfiction Books

We have two new teen non-fiction books available for check out!

  • The Duct Tape Book: 25 Projects to Make with Duct Tape by Jolie Dobson
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  • “Duct tape is exploding in popularity as an ultimate craft tool, going beyond its history of being a practical, magic fix-all tape. With bold colors and fun patterns on the market, the creative possibilities of duct tape are endless! Everything from prom dresses to artistic shoe repair is possible with this multi-purpose tape. This book contains 25 fascinating, original projects–some useful, all fun to do–that are sure to inspire duct tape artists everywhere. Easy-to-follow instructions and color photographs combine to guide anyone to produce unique and useful duct tape projects, including:

    • Bike buddy: Customize your ride with a practical pannier
    • Smart phone holder: Encased in decoration
    • Hot-pink handbag: A fashionable carry-all
    • This little piggy bank: Stick your money away
    • Passport pal and wallet: Personalized ID holder
    • Fab frames: Reframe your memories
    • Look great in tape: Sassy skirt; Cheeky Chaps; Wild wild vest
    • Plus many more seasonal projects and decorations.

    Arm yourself with a few rolls, tools, and some basic moves, join the fun and master the sticky stuff to be part of one of the most exciting and creative trends of the decade!”

  • The Rose that Grew from Concrete by Tupac Amaru Shakur
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  • Tupac Shakur’s most intimate and honest thoughts were uncovered only after his death with The Rose that Grew from Concrete, a collection of deeply personal poetry handwritten by Tupac in his own private notebooks over the course of his life–a mirror into his enigmatic world and its many contradictions written from the time he was nineteen.
    A complex life cycle encapsulated in seventy-two brief poems, The Rose that Grew from Concrete has become a legitimate modern classic and a touchstone for aspiring artists the world over. It is also the purest reflection of Tupac’s spirit, his energy–and his ultimate message of hope.”
    “‘In the Event of My Demise’
    Dedicated 2 those curious
    In the event of my Demise
    when my heart can beat no more
    I Hope I Die For a Principle
    or A Blieft that I had lived 4
    I will die Before my Time
    Because I feel the shadow’s Depth
    so much I wanted 2 accomplish
    Before I reached my Death
    I have come 2 grips with the possibility
    and wiped the last tear from my eyes
    I Loved All who were Positive
    In the event of my Demise!”

Another nonfiction title will be available starting the second week of October.
My Anxious Mind: A Teen’s guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic by Michael A. Tompkins and Katherine Martinez.
See what the back has to say:

“Can you spare 30 minutes to feel less anxious? Go ahead. Think about how your life would be different if you were less anxious. What would change? Would you try out for the basketball team? Ask someone out on a date? Would you sleep better and feel less tense? Would you feel calmer and happier? My Anxious Mind outlines a simple and proven plan to help you understand and deal with your anxiety and panic. It is chock full of simple-to-use tools and strategies that easily fit into any teen’s busy routine.”

Bandy Heritage Center Events

Dalton State College has created the Bandy Heritage Center to celebrate northwest Georgia’s history and culture. In October and November, they are hosting a few free lectures. Anyone is welcome to attend the lectures, which are aimed at those interested in history and genealogy.

Bandy Heritage center events will be generally held in Room 105 of the James E. Brown Center at Dalton State College.

For more information about events hosted by the Bandy Heritage center, check out their website Bandy Heritage Center.

If you are interested in genealogy, don’t forget to check in at the library and look at our Genealogy room.