March’s Teen Readers Unite: over 20 titles to choose from!

For teens in Grades 7-12.
Time: Tues. March 10th, 5-6 PM in the Teen Room.

THIS month will be unique because you will have about 20+ choices of books.
We have books that are for grades 7-9, books for grades 9-12, and all types of genres: fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, realistic, and romance!

Sign up for the book YOU want to read. You will be the only one to read it. Everyone will get to talk about their book. If you want to hunt and find the perfect title for you, this is YOUR month to sign up!

Sign up starts on Tues. February 4th, at 4 PM and goes on until all books are gone.
Where to go: the 2nd Floor Kid’s Desk. Sign up will continue until all copies are given out.

How does this work: SIGN UP, READ THE BOOK, SHOW UP TO DISCUSS: then you get to keep the copy of the book! IF you don’t show up, then you have to return your copy.

October’s Teen Readers Unite book discussion: THE GOOD LUCK GIRLS

Teen Readers Unite book discussion group is for you, if:

Do you like to read Young Adult literature? Do you like reading books before everyone else? Do you like getting a FREE book?

Open to teens entering Grades 7-12.

We will discuss: THE GOOD LUCK GIRLS by Charlotte Nicole Davis

Time: Tues. October 15th, 5-6 PM in the Teen Room.

Sign up & book claiming for this TRU discussion is open and will continue until all 10 copies are given out. 

If you want to sign up and get a copy for yourself: please come in person at the 2nd Floor Children’s Reference Desk to sign up and pick up your copy of the book. 

You will pick up your advance reader copy right then and there!

*IF YOU SIGN UP, READ THE BOOK, SHOW UP TO DISCUSS: then you get to keep the copy of the book!

*Recommended for teens 13 and up.*

A stunning fantasy adventure that is Westworld meets The Handmaid’s Tale. 
THE GOOD LUCK GIRLS:

Aster, the protector
Violet, the favorite
Tansy, the medic
Mallow, the fighter
Clementine, the catalyst

The country of Arketta calls them Good Luck Girls–they know their luck is anything but. Sold to a “welcome house” as children and branded with cursed markings. Trapped in a life they would never have chosen.

When Clementine accidentally murders a man, the girls risk a dangerous escape and harrowing journey to find freedom,      justice, and revenge in a country that wants them to have none of those things. Pursued by Arketta’s most vicious and powerful forces, human &  inhuman, their only hope lies in a bedtime story passed from one Good Luck Girl to another…..

A story that only the youngest or most desperate would  ever believe.

It’s going to take more than luck for them all to survive.

 

September’s Teen Readers Unite book dicussion: THE SPEED OF FALLING OBJECTS

Teen Readers Unite book discussion group is for you if:

Do you like to read Young Adult literature? Do you like reading books before everyone else? Do you like getting a FREE book?

Open to teens entering Grades 7-12.

We will discuss: THE SPEED OF FALLING OBJECTS by Nancy Richardson Fischer

Time: Thurs. September 19th, 5-6 PM in the Teen Room.

Sign up & book claiming for this TRU discussion will begin 8/13 at 3 PM.

If you want to sign up and get a copy for yourself: please come in person at the 2nd Floor Children’s Reference Desk and ask. 

You will pick up your advance reader copy right then and there!

*IF YOU SIGN UP, READ THE BOOK, SHOW UP TO DISCUSS: then you get to keep the copy of the book!

This month’s book summary:

Danger “Danny” Danielle Warren is no stranger to falling. After losing an eye in a childhood accident, she had to relearn her perception of movement and space. Now Danny keeps her head down, studies hard, and works to fulfill everyone else’s needs. She’s certain that her mom’s bitterness and her TV star father’s absence are her fault. If only she were more―more athletic, charismatic, attractive―life would be perfect.

When her dad calls with an offer to join him to film the next episode of his popular survivalist show, Danny jumps at the chance to prove she’s not the disappointment he left behind. Being on set with the hottest teen movie idol of the moment, Gus Price, should be the cherry on top. But when their small plane crashes in the Amazon, and a terrible secret is revealed, Danny must face the truth about the parent she worships and falling for Gus, and find her own inner strength and worth to light the way home.

Morning Book Club:The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Join the Morning Book Club on Wednesday, September 18 @ 10:30 a.m. to talk about the book The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. This international bestseller is based on the true story of a Holocaust survivor and the woman he fell in love with.

Copies of the book will be available to check out ahead of time at the Reference Desk.

The Morning Book Club is open to all. No registration required. Come and join the discussion!

Morning Book Club

Join the Morning Book Club on Wednesday August 21 @ 10:30 a.m. to talk about Before we Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. The book is based on the true scandal of a Memphis adoption organization that kidnapped children and sold them to wealthy families.

Copies of the book will be available to check out ahead of time at the Reference Desk. Stop by to pick one up.

The Book Club is open to all, even if you’ve not finished the book. No need to register.

 

Teen Book Discussion of Elizabeth Acevedo’s THE POET X – at the Hill-Stead Museum

THE POET X: by Elizabeth Acevedo

A One-Book Regional Read for Teens

There will be a book discussion of THE POET X on Wed. July 24th, 6:30-8:30 PM.

Free pizza to teens who sign up, read the book, attend ready to discuss the book–as well as a $100 in Library Loot!

Click here to register and save your spot at the book discussion!

Read THE POET X ahead of time. Copies of this book available at the Teen Room Desk for you to check out. The audiobook version of this title is available via Hoopla-read by the author herself!

Open to teens entering Grades 7-12 (and recently graduated). Multiple local libraries participating. Get a chance to meet some new like minded teens!

When: 6:30-8:30 PM

Where: Hill-Stead Museum’s Makeshift Theater (35 Mountain Road, Farmington, CT)

This event is a part of the Hill-Stead Museum’s Sunken Garden Poetry Festival

 

Don’t miss out on the Teen Poetry Slam: click here to find out more about the Teen Poetry Slam

 

Morning Book Club: Asymmetry

Come to the Morning Book Club on Wednesday, July 17 @ 10:30 a.m. to talk about the bestselling book that The New Yorker called “A Literary Phenomena.” Lisa Halliday’s debut novel Asymmetry explores inequities in age, power, wealth, fame, geography, and justice.

Copies of the book will be available at the Reference Desk ahead of time. Stop by to sign out a copy.

The book club is open to all, no registration necessary.

Nutmeg Book Discussion: Wild Girl by Patricia Reilly Giff

 

Join us Thursday, May 30th from 4-5 PM

for our first 

2014 Nutmeg Book Discussion

 We will be discussing Wild Girl by Patricia Reilly Giff.


 Lydie leaves her home in Mexico to join her brother and her father in New York where they train racehorses.  She has a difficult time adjusting to her new life.
  Can a special horse help her feel at home? 

 If this is your first time coming to a book discussion bring a friend with you.

  You will meet kids from other classes and make new book buddies.

    Sign up online www.avonctlibrary.info  click on Programs & Events.


Announcing the 2014 Nutmeg Nominees

Which one will YOU read first?

The 2014 Nutmeg Books arrived on the shelves of the Avon Free Public Library Wednesday May 1st!!!! 

The new Nutmeg Books have titles that are funny, sad, scary and full of adventure.

 The Candymakers by Wendy Mass



Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn




The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman by Meg Wolitzer



The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Wan Long-Shang



Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai



Mike Stellar: Nerves of Steel by K.A. Holt



Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper



Saving Armpit by Natalie Hyde



Wild Girl by Patricia Reilly Giff 



and Wildfire Run by Dee Garretson.



These ten new titles are for children in grades 4th-6th.

Each book can be found on the Nutmeg Shelf in the fiction section of the Library.

The 2014 nominees were chosen by kids from Connecticut  just like you, we will vote in April of 2014 for the best book and that book will become the 2014 Winner.

On May 15th the 2013 Winner will be announced.

The kids from Avon voted the best book  Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

It’s Nutmeg Time! Let’s Meet Mrs. Moody!

Mrs. Moody is our Nutmeg Expert Extraordinaire.  Let’s find out what she’s been up to:

Q.  Hello Mrs. Moody.  What have you been reading for the Nutmeg Book Discussion?

A. Where the Mountain meets the Moon. It’s about this girl, Minli, who is trying to find the old man in the moon so that she can bring fortune to her family. 

Q.  What kinds of things did you do in your book discussion?

A.  We ate oolong noodles with chopsticks and we drank green tea and ate swedish fish.  We answered round robin trivia based on the book and we had a raffle!

Q. Who is that in the glass bowl?

A. It’s my pet fish –  Jeffrey.  He was at the booktalk. 

Q. Grace Lin is a wonderful author, what other books has she written?

A. She wrote The Year of the Dog, The Year of the Rat, Dumpling Days and now she has a new book called Starry River of the sky.  

Q. Wow, what book will you be discussing next?

A.  We will be discussing The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick. On March 14th we will have our discussion (and pizza too, Jeffrey will be there).

Goodbye Mrs. Moody!