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Lock In!

picture of teensThursday the 21 will be the first of a monthly teen program dubbed "computer game lock-in" (we won't actually lock anything...), in which the meeting room will be stocked with snacks, drinks, and laptops. If any teens are interested in coming, hanging out, talking loudly, getting their snack on, and playing their favorite computer games with friends they should stop by the meeting room Thursday at 4.

 

Blessed Are Those Who Thirst

Blessed Are Those Who Thirst is the latest English translation released of Anne Holt’s Norwegian detective series featuring Hanne Wilhelmsen. cover of bookHanne is a lesbian, veteran Oslo police detective. She is called in to investigate a crime scene featuring blood everywhere, but no body anywhere. The only clue besides all the blood

Robots!

Luther's Droids, from Burbank Middle School, will be coming and showing us the robots they have created. Come and see what they can do! Wednesday March 13 at 4 pm in the meeting room. picture of a robot

Movie Time!

We're going to be watching a great movie on this Thursday at 4pm. It's about teenagers who receive super powers and how they deal with them. All teens are invited. Come and watch with us!picture of movie seats

Most Popular Books!

COVER OF CLOUD ATLASHere are the five most requested adult titles at the Aldine Library. Maybe you would like to request one of these for yourself!


Fifty Shades of Grey
by E.L. James
Afterburn by Zane
A Gangster and a Gentleman by Zane
As Good as Dead by Beverly Barton
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Alice in Jeopardy

Ed McBain was well known for his 87th Precinct detective series and I was really sorry when he passed away. The 87th Precinct series was one of my favorites. Recently, I came across a standalone novel of his, Alice in Jeopardy cover of Alice in Jeopardy. In it, Alice Glendenning, a mourning widow, has even more to deal with when her children are kidnapped. The kidnappers are demanding the life insurance payment due from her husband’s drowning accident. However, that has not arrived. Unwelcome relatives and others descend upon her while the house is full of police detectives and Alice is desperate about her kids. A tough heroine, smart dialogue and a great plot make this a good read. 

Scavenger Hunt!

Maggie has been working hard putting together our Internet Scavenger Hunt for this Thursday. There will be teams and they’ll all race against each other, finding info using our picture of people in the libraryiPads and QR codes. The winning team will get a cool prize and everyone enjoy some candy. Join us at 4 pm Thursday!

Music in the Library!

Hey, come to the meeting room on Thursday, Feb. 21 to play your favorite music video games. We’ll have Just Dance, Nick Dance 2 (to see if it’s better than Just Dance), Rock Band and music notesSingStar Pop. We may even create something for YouTube! Come play or listen and enjoy! We start at 4 pm. 

February is Black History Month!

picture of black familyCome and celebrate with us this month! We have a special movie time on Wed. Feb. 20 at 3 pm for all ages. On Monday Feb. 25 at 7 pm, there's a special family time with iPad activities. Finally, on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 4 pm, we have an Internet scavenger hunt for the teens. There's a lot to enjoy and we look forward to seeing you!

Turn Coat

I’m still reading through the Dresden Files series. Although these are not traditional mysteries, they are a lot cover of bookof fun. I'm reading the 11th in the series, Turn Coat. In this one, Chicago wizard detective Harry Dresden finds Morgan, a fellow wizard, asking for his help. There has been a great deal of conflict between these two even after Harry was asked to join the magic-governing White Council.

One of the White Council leaders was murdered and Morgan has been framed for it. If Morgan didn’t do it, then another respected wizard is responsible and Harry has to search for the traitor. With the help of his vampire and werewolf allies and with his sarcastic wit, Harry is up for the job.

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