New Teen Books – 6/20

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

Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

The Prey by Andrew Fukuda

Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson


  • Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz. (A Blue Bloods novel, book 2)
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  • “Schuyler Van Alen wants an explanation for the mysterious deaths of young vampires. With her best friend Oliver, Schuyler travels to Italy in the hope of finding the one man who can help–her grandfather. Meanwhile, back in New York, preparations are feverishly under way for the Four Hundred Ball, an exclusive gala hosted by the city’s wealthy, powerful, and unhuman–a true Blue Blood affair.

    But it’s at the after-party, a masquerade ball thrown by the cunning Mimi Force, that the real danger lurks. Hidden behind the masks is a revelation that will forever change the course of a young vampire’s destiny.”

  • Where She Went by Gayle Forman. (Sequel to If I Stay)
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  • “My first impulse is not to grab her or kiss her or yell at her. I simply want to touch her cheek, still flushed from the night’s performance. I want to cut through the space that separates us, measured in feet–not miles, not continents, not years–and take a callused finger to her face… But I can’t touch her. This is a privilege that’s been revoked.

    It’s been three years since Adam’s love saved Mia after the accident that annihilated life as she knew it…

    …and three years since Mia walked out of Adam’s life forever.

    Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard’s rising star and Adam is L.A. tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As the explore the city that has become Mia’s home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future–and each other.”

  • The Prey by Andrew Fukuda. (Sequel to The Hunt)
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  • “With death only a heartbeat away, Gene and the remaining humans must find a way to survive long enough to escape the hungry predators chasing them through the night. But they’re not the only things following Gene. He’s haunted by Ashley June, whom he left behind, and his burgeoning feelings for Sissy, the human girl at his side.

    Their escape takes them to a refuge of humans living high in the mountains. Gene and his friends think they’re finally safe, but not everything here is as it seems, and before long, Gene must ask himself if the new world they’ve entered is just as evil as the one they left behind. As their enemies close in on them and push Gene and Sissy closer, one thing becomes painfully clear: all they have is each other…if they can stay alive.”

  • Darkness Fefore Dawn by J.A. London.
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  • “Only sunlight can save us.

    We built the wall to keep them out, to keep us safe. But it also makes us prisoners, trapped in what’s left of our ravaged city, fearing nightfall.

    After the death of my parents, it’s up to me–as the newest delegate for humanity–to bargain with our vampire overlord. I thought I was ready. I thought I knew everything there was to know about the monsters. Thena gain, nothing could have prepared me for Lord Valentine…or his son. Maybe not all vampires are killers. Maybe it’s safe to let one in.

    Only one thing is certain: Even the wall is not enough. A war is coming and we cannot hide forever.”

  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.
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  • “Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

    Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…But for Cath, being a fan is her life–and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

    Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fanfiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

    Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

    Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roomates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a chrarming, always-around boyfriend; a fiction-writing professor who thinks fanfiction is the end of the civilized world; a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words…and she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

    For cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?”

  • Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson.
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  • “Ten years ago, Calamity came.

    It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary people extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics.

    Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man, you must crush his will.

    Now, in what was once Chicago, an astonishingly powerful Epic named Steelheart has installed himself as emperor. Steelheart possesses the strength of ten men and can control the elements. It is said that no bullet can harm him, no sword can split his skin, and no fire can burn him. He is invincible. Nobody fights back…nobody but the Reckoners.

    A shadowy group of ordinary humans, the Reckoners spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in.

    When Steelheart came to Chicago, he killed David’s father. For years, like the Reckoners, David has been studying, and planning, and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience.

    He has seen Steelheart bleed.

    And he wants revenge.”

Have you read any of these books?

DW – Robots 101, Spark a Reaction

Dalton-Whitfield Library presents Robots 101 for Spark a Reaction: Thursday, June 19th @ 3:00pm

RobotRobotics 101: Thursday, June 19th @ 3:00pm
Mr. Holloway from Dalton High school will be here to walk teens through building a simple line-tracking robot and programming it to follow a path. Teens will be paired up for this project, so bring a friend! Robots will remain at the library for future programs and for teens to use while at the library. 10 robot kits will be available, so there may be up to 10 groups of teens.Cropped and edited image CC 3.0 on Wikimedia by D.J. Shin


Rising 6th graders to rising 12th graders will get to participate in a summer full of reading, art, and fun with our Summer Reading Program. Most events will be on Thursdays at 3:00pm at the library.

Spark a Reaction

CG – Intro to Photo Journaling, Spark a Reaction

Calhoun-Gordon Library presents an Intro to Photo Journaling for Spark a Reaction: Wednesday, June 18th @ 4:30pm

Intro to Photo journaling with Karen Thompson: Wednesday, June 18th @ 4:30pm

Rising 6th graders to rising 12th graders will get to participate in a summer full of reading, art, and fun with our Summer Reading Program. Most events will be on Wednesdays at 4:00pm at the Calhoun Depot located across the railroad tracks from the library.

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CM – Preschool Story time

10:30am every Wednesday. Please note that story time sessions are regularly scheduled for the general public and are for preschool-age kids. An adult must remain with children attending story time. If a child engages in disruptive behavior, the adult must remove him/her from the session.

We now have a picnic table built by Boy Scouts Troop 75 with materials donated by Bradley Ace Hardware for an outdoor activity area. Story Time will never be the same!

CG – Fossil Discovery, Fizz, Boom, Read!

Calhoun-Gordon Library presents Fossil Discovery for Fizz, Boom, Read!: Tuesday, June 17th @ 2:00pm

FossilFossil Discovery: Tuesday, June 17th @ 2:00pm
There will be a special presentation about rocks and fossils at each library. Participants will learn what a fossil is and how they got into rocks. Everyone will get to touch a piece of the past in this interactive program. The kit, provided by Tellus Museum, encourages children to ask questions about how rocks form, how fossils are created, and how fossils are found.

Kids from 0 to rising 5th graders will get to participate in a summer full of reading, science, and fun in our Summer Reading Club. Most events will be on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. at the Calhoun Depot located across the railroad tracks from the library.

Dr Ngrl

DW – Fossil Discovery, Fizz, Boom, Read!

Dalton-Whitfield Library presents Fossil Discovery for Fizz, Boom, read!: Tuesday, June 17th @ 10:30 am

FossilFossil Discovery: Tuesday, June 17th @ 10:30am
There will be a special presentation about rocks and fossils at each library. Participants will learn what a fossil is and how they got into rocks. Everyone will get to touch a piece of the past in this interactive program. The kit, provided by Tellus Museum, encourages children to ask questions about how rocks form, how fossils are created, and how fossils are found.


Kids from 0 to rising 5th graders will get to participate in a summer full of reading, science, and fun in our Summer Reading Club. Most events will be on Tuesdays at 10:30am at the library.

Dr Ngrl

New Teen Books – 6/13

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

Pawn by Aimée Carter

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

Reached by Ally Condie

Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay

Torn by David Massey

Out of Nowhere by Maria Padian

Man Made Boy by Jon Skovron

Same Difference by Siobhan Vivian


  • Pawn by Aimée Carter.
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  • “You can be a VII. If you give up everything.

    For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country.

    If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked–surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister’s niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. As a member of the Hart family, she will be famous. She will be adored. And for the first time, she will matter.

    There’s only one catch. She must also stop the rebellion that Lila secretly fostered, the same one that got her killed…and one Kitty believes in. Faced with threats, conspiracies and a life that’s not her own, she must decide which path to choose–and learn how to become more than a pawn in a twisted game she’s onyl beginning to understand.”

  • The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau.
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  • “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Isn’t that what they say? But how close is too close when they may be one and the same?

    The Seven Stages War left much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the next generation’s chosen few, who must rebuild it. But to enter this elite group, candidates must first pass The Testing–their one chance at a college education and a rewarding career.

    Cia Vale is honored to be chosen as a Testing candidate, eager to prove her worthiness as a University student and future leader of the United Commonwealth. But on the even of her departure, her father’s advice hints at a darker side to her upcoming studies: Trust no one.

    Surely, though, she can trust Tomas, her handsome childhood friend who offers an alliance. Tomas, who seems to care more about her with the passing of every grueling (and deadly) day of the Testing. To survive, Cia must choose: love without truth or life without trust.”

  • Reached by Ally Condie. (Book 3 of the Matched series)
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  • “All will be sorted.

    Cassia’s journey began with an error, a momentary glitch in the otherwise perfect facade of the Society. After crossing canyons to break free, she waits, silk and paper smuggled against her skin, ready for the final chapter.

    The wait is over.

    One young woman has raged against those who threaten to keep away what matters most–family, love, choice. Her quiet revolution is about to explode into a full-scale rebellion.”

  • Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay.
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  • “In the beginning was the darkness, and in the darkness was a girl, and in the girl was a secret…

    In the domed city of Yuan, the blind Princess Isra, a Smooth Skin, is raised to be a human sacrifice whose death will ensure her city’s vitality. In the desert outside Yuan, Gem, a mutant beast, fights to save his people, known as the Monstrous, from starvation. Neither dreams that together, they could return balance to their worlds.

    Isra wants to help the city’s Banished people, second-class citizens despised for possessing Monstrous traits. But after she enlists the aid of her prisoner, Gem, who has been captured while trying to steal Yuan’s enchanted roses, she begins to care for him and question everything she has been brought up to believe.

    As secrets are revealed and Isra’s sight, which vanished during her childhood, returns, Isra will have to choose between duty to her people and the beast she has come to love.”

  • Torn by David Massey.
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  • “Caught in the crossfire

    In battle-scarred Afghanistan, a girl walks right into a hail of bullets: Elinor watches it with her own eyes. THe young British army medic risks the line of fire to rescue her, only to realize the girl is gone.

    To find the missing, mysterious child, Elinor enlists the help of an American Navy SEAL. But in all the confusion, with coalition troops fighting every day to maintain a fragile peace, could Ben have something to hide?

    Elinor came to Afghanistan with the hope of changing hearts and minds: What she’s about to discover will make her question everything she ever believed about love and war.”

  • Out of Nowhere by Maria Padian.
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  • “Some guys have all the luck.

    At least, high school senior Tom Bouchard does. Top of his class (currently number three) and top of his game (soccer), he’s the guy with the hot girlfriend and even hotter college prospects (if he ever gets his applications done). But here’s the thing about luck: it changes. And Tom’s idyllic life quickly gets turned upside down when he least expects it.

    His hometown becomes a ‘secondary migration’ location for Somali refugees fleeing their war-ravaged homeland, refugees Tom hasn’t thought much about until four of his new Somali classmates join the soccer team. The best is Saeed, who comes out of nowhere on the field to make impossible shots. And, thanks mainly to Saeed, the team is winning. Dominating, even.

    So when a jealous rival team questions Saeed’s past–and eligibility to play in high school–the winning streak that seemed to be too good to be true might be just that. And Tom is left to grapple with a culture he doesn’t understand, and a hometown that has been changed forever.”

  • Man Made Boy by Jon Skovron.
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  • “Love can be a real monster.

    Seventeen-year-old Boy has never left home. When you’re the son of Frankenstein’s Monster and the Bride, it’s tough to go out in public, unless you want to draw the attention of a torch-wielding mob. And since Boy and his family live in a secret enclave of monsters hidden under Times Square, it’s important they maintain a low profile.

    Boy’s only interactions with the world are through the Internet, where he’s a hacker extraordinaire who can hide his hulking body and stitched-together face behind a layer of code. When confict erupts at home, Boy runs away and embarks on a cross-country road trip with the granddaughters of Jekyll and Hyde, who introduce him to malls and diners, love and heartbreak. But no matter how far By runs, he can’t escape his demons–both literal and figurative–until he faces his family once more.”

  • Same Difference by Siobhan Vivian.
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  • “Sometimes a girl just needs a change…

    The last thing sixteen-year-old Emily wants is to pool hop and tan her way through another summer in Cherry Grove. Now that her best friend has a boyfriend, everything feels…different in a way Emily doesn’t quite understand. So when offered a spot at a prestigious art program in Philadelphia, Emily jumps at the chance to leave her hometown for a few hours a day.

    But it takes more than a change of scenery and a new group of friends to discover yourself. As Emily bounces between a suburb where everyone tries to fit in and a city where everyone wants to be unique, she struggles to find her own identity. And while the rules may change, the pressures remain the same. Friendships can be hard to navigate. Boys are both deeply mysterious and utterly predictable. And the light between right and wrong is always a little blurry.”

Have you read any of these books?

CG – Star Lab, Fizz, Boom, Read!

Calhoun-Gordon Library presents a Star Lab for Fizz, Boom, Read!: Thursday, June 12th @ 2:00pm

Star LabStar Lab: Thursday, June 12th @ 2:00pm
The Star Lab is a mobile planetarium that allows children to experience and learn more about stars, constellations, and our universe. The hour-long program will explain what stars are and introduce the Greek constellations so they can locate them in our own night sky. Children should register at the circulation desk before the program to make sure they get a seat in the age-appropriate program. Space is limited. Image copyright of Learning Technologies, inc.


Kids from 0 to rising 5th graders will get to participate in a summer full of reading, science, and fun in our Summer Reading Club. Most events will be on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. at the Calhoun Depot located across the railroad tracks from the library.

Dr Ngrl