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Hoopla adds comics and ebooks!

Hoopla just got even better.  In addition to great new music, audiobooks, TV series and movies, you can now check out eBooks and eComics, all from the Hoopla app.  The eComic selection is huge and has great titles for kids, teens and adults.  If you haven't yet tried Hoopla click here to get started.

It's New Music Tuesday on Hoopla!

Here's what's dropping today on Hoopla:

 

 

 

 

 

 

In case you missed it, here's what dropped last week:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Releases

May 19:

  • Twenty One Pilots - Blurryface
  • Paul Weller - Saturns Pattern
  • Brandon Flowers - The Desired Effect
  • Jeff Beck - Live +
  • Brnatley Gilbert - Just As I am Platinum Edition
  • The Milk Carton Kids - Monterey
  • Silverstein - I am Alive In Everything I Touch
  • Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear - Skeleton Crew

May 26:

  • Boosie Badazz - Touch Down 2 Cause Hell
  • Alesso - Forever
  • The Oak Ridge Boys - Rock Of Ages Hymns And Gospel Favorites
  • Dizzy Wright - The Growing Process
  • Joshua Redman - & The Bad Plus - The Bad Plus Joshua Redman
  • Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest - Sylva
  • Larry Hernandez - Vete Acostumbrando

Book in a Jar Guessing Games Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Book in a Jar Guessing Game! Everyone who submitted a slip with their name on it got at least the 3 right to be entered into the drawing. The winner has already been contacted - but as a prize to all who participated we have a coupon to Grand Traverse Pie Company for you pick up at the circulation desk. Give your name to our staff and we will give you a coupon!

Click on Read more... to get the answers for the game

1. Berenstain Bears All Aboard! - Stan and Jan Berenstain

2. Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card

3. Love Story - Erich Segal

4. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger

5. Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer

6. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - JK Rowling

8. Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson

Thank you everyone for playing!!

The Octopuppy by Martin McKenna

"Edgar wanted a pet dog, but what he got instead was a rather brilliant octopus named Jarvis.".

Edgar's struggle to accept Jarvis for what he is, a delightfully precocious octopus and friend, makes for a wonderfully funny and warm story.  McKenna's illustrations are lovely and the story rings true for anyone who has ever struggled with being loved and accepted just as they are.


From Goodreads.com:

"Meet Edgar. He's determined to train his new puppy. Sit. Stay. Fetch. What could go wrong? It's just that Edgar's dog happens to be an octopus. A particularly brilliant octopus at that. Meet Jarvis. Edgar's life is about to change forever."

New 3M Cloud eBooks for April!

New titles are available on 3M Cloud Library, including:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See the full list of all new 3M Cloud Library eBooks.

Books & Bagels May 2015

East Lansing Public Library - Children's Storytime Room

May's title is Nuts To You by Lynne Rae Perkins.  Sign up at the Circulation desk - the first 15 to register get a free copy of the book.  Bagels are generously provided by Panera Bread of Frandor.

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Paper Things by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

Oh my goodness, this book broke my heart.  Jacobson's tale of brother and sister, Arianna and Gabe, and their struggle to stay together no matter what  is guaranteed to at least make you tear up.  These siblings lose their father, their mother, and then their home when things are no longer working out between Gabe and Jana, Ari and Gabe's rules-loving guardian.  

But surprisingly, this novel isn't an overwrought tear jerker.  The author doesn't go for the easy cry.  For me, the book was so moving because of how skillfully Jacobson conveyed how homelessness can make the small everyday tasks of living so difficult.  For Ari, a lost library card means missing yet another deadline for her research paper.  A forgotten backpack means she won't have a clean school uniform the next day and it will be that much more likely that her classmates will complain about her smell.  

I read Paper Things solo in just a few days.  I plan to read it again outloud to my 7 and 9 year old boys.  This year one of them had a classmate that experienced a period of homelessness and both boys had lots of questions about how that could happen and what they could do to help.  At the time we had several discussions about this issue but I think reading Paper Things will be another way for them to think about homelessness and family while enjoying a compelling and well written story.  

Extra audition date added for One World, Many Stories Firefly Storytelling

An extra audition date has been added to the One World, Many Stories Firefly Storytelling calendar.  Interested storytellers and their parents take note!

When:  Glencairn Elementary Library
Where:  Thursday, March 5 from 4:15-5:15pm.

 

Before March 5 read our helpful How to Audition guide.

Chinese New Year 2015

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2015 - Local Celebrations
 

Chinese New Year Celebration at Meridian Mall

Saturday, February 21 from 1:30-6pm

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