Our much anticipated Men in Black Program and a Movie is finally here! Come train to see if you can be a MIB agent. Stick around after to watch the first Men in Black Movie!
Our second Sci-Friday movie is approaching! Our next movie will be…
Today will be the first day of our book discussion with a **FREE** lunch! If you’re interested you can still check out A Wrinkle in Time (graphic novel or novel) or Kindred (graphic novel or novel…HS only) and just come talk to the YA librarian about the books and your other reading interests.
The online option is still available with checking in on Facebook over the Live chat.
If you come to ALL book discussions you get an extra two ultimate prize raffle tickets!
**Note: Open to 6th graders who want to read A Wrinkle in Time for their school’s summer reading list.
Check out our previous post for more descriptions about the books and for the reading schedule. (One will be provided at checkout)
Note: Open to 6th grade students who want to check off A Wrinkle in Time for their summer reading school lists.
Our first Sci-Friday Movie is coming up in a week! For those of you who don’t know, every Friday the library will be hosting a Sci-fi movie for students going into 7th-12th grade. Free snacks will be available during the movie. Movies will be posted one week before showing! You must be signed up for summer reading in order to see the show!
Check out the flyer below for more information about the movie!
Not mentioned in our Summer Reading Guide for the book discussion is that Kindred will be for High School only!
High School students will have both A Winkle in Time or Kindred to choose from but Middle School Students will be reading A Wrinkle in Time only.
Again, anyone can choose either the novel or graphic novel versions of these books. Below you will find a reading schedule. The first meeting will assume the first part of the schedule is read.
“It was a dark and stormy night.
Out of this wild night, a strange visitor comes to the Murry house and beckons Meg, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin O’Keefe on a most dangerous and extraordinary adventure – one that will threaten their lives and our universe.
Winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal, A Wrinkle in Time is the first book in Madeleine L’Engle’s classic Time Quintet. ” -Picture and Description from Goodreads
A Wrinkle in Time Reading Schedule:
12 Chapters Total: 2 Chapters a week for 6 weeks
Graphic Novel will follow the same pattern
June 18th: discuss chapters 1 and 2
June 25th: discuss chapters 3 and 4
July 2nd: discuss chapters 5 and 6
July 9th: discuss chapters 7 and 8
July 16th: discuss chapters 9 and 10
July 23rd: discuss chapters 11 and 12
” The first science fiction written by a black woman, Kindred has become a cornerstone of black American literature. This combination of slave memoir, fantasy, and historical fiction is a novel of rich literary complexity. Having just celebrated her 26th birthday in 1976 California, Dana, an African-American woman, is suddenly and inexplicably wrenched through time into antebellum Maryland. After saving a drowning white boy there, she finds herself staring into the barrel of a shotgun and is transported back to the present just in time to save her life. During numerous such time-defying episodes with the same young man, she realizes the challenge she’s been given: to protect this young slaveholder until he can father her own great-grandmother. ” -Picture and Description from Goodreads
Kindred the Graphic Novel Reading Schedule:
5 sections: 1 section a week with section 3 broken into 2 parts
June 18th: discuss section 1 “the prologue” “the river” and “the fire”
June 25th: discuss section 2 “the fall”
July 2nd: discuss section 3 “the fight” until page 130
July 9th: discuss section 3 “the fight” beginning on page 131 until section 4
July 16th: discuss section 4 “the storm”
July 23rd: discuss section 5 “the rope” and the epilogue
Novel will follow same pattern with “the fight” ending on page 138 for week 3 and beginning on page 138-139 for week 4
Sci-fi suggestions for those who may be in-between the Young Adult and Middle Grade Books.
Interested in the Sci-Fi Genre but don’t know where to start? Here are some Young Adult suggestions and for the more “advanced” reader some adult suggestions.
Your YA librarian has just finished Binti by Nnedi Okorafor and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Binti is a short science fiction novel based in African culture. Binti is given an exciting opportunity to go to the best university in the galaxy, Oozma University. Accepting the offer means leaving her family and way of life behind which isn’t something anyone in her culture does or has done. Binti is willing to take the chance and to gain the best knowledge there is but getting there takes a turn for the worst when the Meduse come on board her ship. The Meduse are an alien race set on waging war against her university. Now Binti must survive and get to her destination.
At 96 pages you can fly through this award-winning tale of space and community.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is a character-driven YA novel set in the late 80s as two boys come of age.
Ari is an angry but kind teen who hasn’t had many friends. He’s the youngest in his family with his other siblings much older and his brother in prison. No one talks about his brother and this angers him more. Ari’s father is aloof since coming back from the war and his mother is a mother just hanging around too much for his teen self to like.
Dante is a creative thinking happier teen who befriends Ari when he offers to teach him to swim and they begin a friendship that Ari has never had.
Both loners create a special bond that helps lead to discovering more about themselves and who they want to be in the world.
Both books are available at the library in physical, ebook, and audiobook!