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To have the honour of meeting
one-time archaeologist and accomplished author

Gail Carriger

The Public Library of Brookline

in association with the Friends of the Brookline Library
requests the pleasure of  your company
at evening tea at the Main Library in Hunneman Hall
on Monday 10th November 2014 at 7 o’clock p.m.

We invite all attendees to dress accordingly — in the spirit of the Finishing School series — although we request you leave your more lethal parasols at home for the evening.

The evening’s gathering celebrates the release of the third installment in the Finishing School series (@finishingschoolbooks) :

Class is back in session…
Sophronia continues her second year at finishing school in style—with a steel-bladed fan secreted in the folds of her ball gown, of course. Such a fashionable choice of weapon comes in handy when Sophronia, her best friend Dimity, sweet sootie Soap, and the charming Lord Felix Mersey stowaway on a train to return their classmate Sidheag to her werewolf pack in Scotland. No one suspected what—or who—they would find aboard that suspiciously empty train. Sophronia uncovers a plot that threatens to throw all of London into chaos and she must decide where her loyalties lie, once and for all. 
Gather your poison, steel tipped quill, and the rest of your school supplies and join Mademoiselle Geraldine’s proper young killing machines in the third rousing installment.

New York Times Bestselling author Gail Carriger (@gailcarriger) writes comedic steampunk mixed with urbane fantasy. Her debut novel, Soulless, won the ALA’s Alex Award. The following books were all bestsellers. She was once an archaeologist and is currently writing her YA Finishing School series. She is overly fond of tea. www.gailcarriger.com

THIS THURSDAY NIGHT! The Panels & Pages Book Club, our new graphic novel and comics reading group, starts at 7pm at the Main Library.  We’re starting with the first volume of Bill Willingham’s extraordinary series Fables.  Like Once Upon a Time?  Into the Woods? (“I was raised to be charming, not sincere.”)

This is the comic for you!  There are still copies left at the Main Library Circulation Desk (and yes, you can read the first volume before Thursday, if you snap it up tonight or even tomorrow.)

Readers 9th grade and up through adults are welcome to join the discussion. We’ll be covering a wide range of titles in the format, from memoirs to superheroes to history. Copies of each title will be available at the Main Library in the month before each meeting.

Want to find out more about comics? Check out Graphic Novels 101: FAQ, from the Horn Book Magazine and written by Teen Librarian Robin Brenner. For further titles and reviews, check out Robin’s website No Flying No Tights, a graphic novel review website she’s run since 2002.

gingerhaze:

The final page of NIMONA is up today. 
Today on NIMONA
Read from the beginning


DO READ IT from the beginning, and get ready for the print edition coming out in 2015. :D
Also, you better believe we’ll have it on order at the library soon, and you can place your reserves once the record is in the catalog.

gingerhaze:

The final page of NIMONA is up today. 

Today on NIMONA

Read from the beginning

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DO READ IT from the beginning, and get ready for the print edition coming out in 2015. :D

Also, you better believe we’ll have it on order at the library soon, and you can place your reserves once the record is in the catalog.

Guess who’s going to be at the library this Friday, 3pm? Raina Telgemeier! Join us!

Banned Books Week may be over, but celebrating the freedom to read is a year-round event!

Here are a few more of our “Caught Reading Banned Books” mug shots to enjoy!  

Some of Edward Gorey's book illustrations.

(via elloellenoh)

brkteenlib:

Thursday night September 25th at 7:00pm, join us for a panel discussion with comics creators, critics, librarians and journalists Brigid Alverson (Comic Book Resources, Good Comics for Kids), Katherine Dacey (The Manga Critic), Zack Giallongo (Broxo), and Jennie Wood (Flutter).  Moderated by our own Robin Brenner (No Flying No Tights)

We’ll talk about how creators consider intended audience, the state of challenges to comics today, and how libraries build and maintain comics collections that support everyone’s freedom to read. Bring your questions and we’ll answer everything we can!

Check out Banned Books Week for more information about the whole week nationwide, and check out the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund for more information on comics, censorship, and how to join the fight!

TONIGHT!  Join us. :)

For folks looking for more teen titles to read, for all kinds of formats, genres, mood, and type: check out our frequently updated book lists. 

The majority of these lists are compiled by myself, the teen librarian, in consultation with colleagues all across the country as we brainstorm.  

These are a few of the lists we have going now:

Lists by Type, Mood, Subject, and more!

What other lists might you like us to put togetber?

Thanks to everyone who pointed out we were listed as a trending blog on tumblr — how flattering!

And once again, welcome to all the new folks, and I hope you enjoy the tumblr as we move forward.

All you new followers…if you don’t mind my asking, where are you coming from?  How can I help?