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October 2014 Shelf Respect Book Club Selection! 
In anticipation of our upcoming author visit with Gail Carriger (which will be at 7pm, Monday, November 10th), we’re reading the first installment of the Finishing School Series.
Meeting October 8, 7:00pm.

It’s one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It’s quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to Finishing School.

Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners—and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. At Mademoiselle Geraldine’s, young ladies learn to finish…everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but the also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage—in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year’s education.

Join us the 2nd Wednesday of every month to chat about teen lit, eat many snacks, and recommend all sorts of titles.  Open to adults and teens!

October 2014 Shelf Respect Book Club Selection! 

In anticipation of our upcoming author visit with Gail Carriger (which will be at 7pm, Monday, November 10th), we’re reading the first installment of the Finishing School Series.

Meeting October 8, 7:00pm.

It’s one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It’s quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to Finishing School.
Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners—and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. 

But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. At Mademoiselle Geraldine’s, young ladies learn to finish…everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but the also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage—in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year’s education.

Join us the 2nd Wednesday of every month to chat about teen lit, eat many snacks, and recommend all sorts of titles.  Open to adults and teens!

americanlibraryassoc:

The deadline for 2014 nominations is TOMORROW!

Librarians touch the lives of the people they serve every day. The Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users like you to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians.  We want to hear how you think your librarian is improving the lives of the people in your school, campus or community.

Up to 10 librarians will be selected. Each librarian will receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a travel stipend to attend the awards ceremony and reception in New York City, hosted by The New York Times.

Each nominee must be a librarian with a master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association in library and information studies or a master’s degree with a specialty in school library media from an educational unit accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.  Nominees must be currently working in the United States in a public library, a library at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or at an accredited K-12 school.

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Nominate a College, Community College, or University Librarian

Want to resubmit a nomination from a previous year, we’ve made it easy.

Sign up here to be notified about future I Love My Librarian Award activity.

Do you know a great librarian in your life?  You have one day left to nominate them for the I Love My Librarian Award! 

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It’s Salt & Storm day + this NOVList is dressed for the occasion w/ this #ootd 👗 #ropedress #bookbirthday #saltandstorm (at NOVL HQ)

Remember, the Salt & Storm launch party is here, TONIGHT, in our Teen Room, 7pm!  Come out and hear all about this fantastic new read.

Come in support everyone’s freedom to read. Get caught reading a banned book (or comic!) at the Brookline Public Library.

Welcome, welcome!  I hope you’re all enjoyed the Banned Books Week posts!  Stay tuned for more programs, book lists, book news, and discussions of teen lit.

Join us in celebrating your freedom to read!

Get caught reading a banned book (or comic).

Stop by the Main Library and head on over to the Reference Desk, and we’ll snap your mug shot.  Which book will you be caught reading?

It’s BANNED BOOKS WEEK!

We are celebrating in many ways — come on down to the Brookline Public Library to celebrate your freedom to read.

  1. TONIGHT, 7pm, Main Library - Carol Tilley will speak about the 1950s anti-comics scare and the brave, undaunted teens who spoke out for their freedom to read.
  2. THURSDAY, 7pm, Main Library - A whole panel  of comics creators, journalists, critics, and librarians talk about comics censorship happening today.
  3. ALL WEEK, Main Library: Check out our Banned Books Week I.D. Challenge (see above).  Can you identify one of the top 100 Banned Books from just the shredded pages?
  4. ALL WEEK, Main Library: Pick up one of our Banned Books Week buttons at the Reference Desk or at either of our programs and get your “I read banned books” mug shot taken!
  5. ALL WEEK, Main Library: Check out our banned books on display…in a cage.  You may be able to see them, but you can’t check them out until the end of the week.

Join us for the launch party for local author Kendall Kulper’s Salt and Storm!  Tuesday, September 23rd, in the Teen Room at the Main Library, Kendall Kulper will be reading from her debut and discussing the process with the audience.

The author is joining us courtesy of Little Brown, and books will be for sale courtesy of the Children’s Book Shop.