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Zombies!

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Do you have what it takes to survive the zombie apocalypse? Let's find out? We'll test our strategy and running for our life skills in the first part of the program. Then we'll head next door to the park for a competition between the zombies and the survivors! Who will win? Come and check it out on  Monday, June 2 at 3 pm.

 

Edgar Nominees

Here are the Edgar nominees for the Best Paperback Original:

The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne

 

Guilty One

 

More Edgar Nominees

Here are some more Edgar nominees to check out. These are for the Best First Novel by an American author.

The Resurrectionist by Matthew Guinn (W.W. Norton)
 Ghostman by Roger Hobbs (Alfred A. Knopf)
Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman (Minotaur Books)
Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews (Simon & Schuster - Scribner)
Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight (HarperCollins Publishers

 

cover of Reconstructing Amelia

 

Edgar Awards!

The Mystery Writers of America have announced the nominees for the 2014 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, and non-fiction published in 2013. The Edgar Awards will be presented to the winners on  May 1, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York
City. Since most of us can’t be there, I thought I’d pass along the nominees so you can check them out!

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches

Our twelve year old detective, Flavia de Luce, lives on her family’s run down estate in post WWII England. At the beginning of The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches she is awaiting the return of her mother who disappeared years ago. While she is with the rest of her family at the train station a man tries to speak to Flavia. Then he suddenly falls under the train. Or is he pushed? Flavia is charming as always, cynical and witty, yet young enough to give her bike a name and personality. Secrets about Flavia’s family are revealed and the stage is set for future stories. 

Come get a free Book!

The Friends of the Aldine Library and World Book Night US are giving away free copies of Same Difference by Derek Kirk Kim. They do this to spread the love of reading. So come by on Wed. April 23 at 3 pm to get your free copy! First come, first served! Come early as supplies are limited!

Same Difference

 

A Poem in Your Pocket

We're celebrating National Poetry Month! Bring us a poem, either one you wrote or a favorite poem. Once we see it, we will enter you in a prize drawing for a free mini tote bag. There will be three winners. We'll accept entries until closing on Thursday, April 24. 

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The Dinosaur Feather

There is a mystery in The Dinosaur Feather but the main focus of this Danish novel is the character development. Anna Bella Nor is working furiously on her PhD dissertation. Then one of her academic advisors, Dr. Lars Helland, is found dead with her thesis on his lap. Anna deals with the police detective, and her toddler while she worries about her studies. Along the way she discovers some unsettling truths about her childhood, and then starts to investigate the murder herself. I enjoyed this award winning mystery and I’ll look forward to any future translations of S.J.

Bake Sale!

Everyone enjoyed lots of home made cookies, cheesecake, and pastries at our Aldine teen bake sale. Best of all, the teens raised money for a very important project! If you bought some goodies, thanks for supporting our teen programs.

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Dead To Me

Dead To Me

 

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