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Teen Summer Reading Program

Spark A Reaction  Hey, teens and tweens, summer fun is going viral at North Channel!  At 4 pm on Tuesday, June 17, you can join in the fun as we set up a book domino course in the public meeting room. Then, meet up on Thursday, June 19, to learn about germs and how they spread. 

Books on the Big Screen

Film globeFor a young girl in World War II Germany, the power of words will offer both fear and freedom.  North Channel Library will be showing a movie based on this month's book selection this Saturday, May 31.  The show will begin at 11 am in the meeting room.  Feel free to bring a snack and a light colored drink. image  © 2014 Vital Imagery Ltd

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The Book Thief by Markus ZusakSome people you simply cannot ignore.  Some people you just cannot forget.  In 1939 Germany, Liesel Meminger catches the attention of Death, who narrates Markus Zusak's novel, "The Book Thief."   Though Death tries to ignore the small girl, she simply will not go unnoticed.  Finding her way into the home of the Hubermann's of Himmel Street, Liesel finds love in midnight reading lessons and accordion music.  As her world teeters on the brink of, and then falls swiftly into, war, Liesel discovers how words can make all the difference.

Strings Attached Granny Square Challenge Continues

Granny Square Lap QuiltGranny Square Lap QuiltThe Strings Attached Granny Square Challenge continues!  All this month Strings Attached will be collecting granny squares to make into lap quilts.  The quilts will then be donated to area nursing home residents.  Granny squares of any pattern or color are welcome.  Patterns will be available at the front desk.  Drop off squares at the front desk or come join us.  Beginner Strings Attached will be meeting on Wednesday, May 21 at 4 pm in the meeting room and the adult group of Strings Attached will meet again on May 30 at 1:30 pm.  

 

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The Violets of March by Sarah JipAuthor Emily Wilson is at a crossroads.  Her husband has left her for another woman and even her therapist hasn't been able to help her conquer a career stopping case of writer's block.  When her Aunt Bee invites her to spend a healing month with her, Emily heads across the country and back to Bainbridge Island, Washington.  A diary tucked into her nightstand soon ensnares Emily's attention and reveals a dark family secret.  

Wii Game Day

Wii Game PlayersHop on down to Wii Game Day and hang out at North Channel Branch Library.  Invite your friends to join in the fun.  We will be playing in the meeting room starting at 4:30 pm, Wednesday, April 16.  

Picture from Gamespot.com

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In a Heartbeat by Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy  It only takes a moment to make a difference.  The course of a life can be redirected by a single decision to act.  "In a Heartbeat " by Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy not only relates their side of "The Blind Side" story of NFL player Michael Oher.  It takes the reader back to where they came from and how their journeys made the decision to act an easy one.  

Strings Attached- March Challenge

February Charity ChallengeThe Strings Attached group at North Channel issued a challenge to interested people to make knitted or crocheted hats for babies in local NICUs during January and February.  Members answered with an astounding 230 hats.  These hats will be delivered to local hospitals in March.  Thank you for all the wonderful creations!

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A Thread So Thin by Marie BostwickSurprise are always a good thing, right?  Liza Burgess isn't so sure she is quite ready for her boyfriend's latest surprise.  In Marie Bostwick's novel, "A Thread  So Thin," Liza and her friends from New Bern soon find themselves looking for answers about love, friendships, the future and the sacrifices we choose to make for them.

Strings Attached Challenge

crocheted preemie hatsThe North Channel Branch Library's needle-crafting group, Strings Attached, has issued a challenge to local crocheters and knitters.  The group would like to donate hats to the babies in the local NICU.  If you are interested in participating, you may pick up a free pattern at the front desk or you may use any pattern you choose.  We will be collecting the hats through February 28.  Please bring completed hats to the front desk. 

The next meeting will be on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 4 pm in the meeting room to work on hats and to help anyone wanting to participate.

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