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Craft Fair & Book Sale - PLUS Free Comic Book Day!

On Saturday, May 4, the library will be holding a Spring Craft Fair. We have over 50 vendors attending, so come down and check it out. At the same time, we will also be having a book sale. You can get presents and books all at the same place. It's a win win situation!

PLUS: It's Free Comic Book Day. This year, we are one of the distributors for the big day. We have a limited amount of comics to give out, so come early and don't forget to bring your library card.

Want to check out other places that are participating in this big day? Go to the Free Comic Book Day website for more information.

Libraries in YA Fiction

In honor of National Library Week, here's a list of books where the characters spend time in a library or a library plays a prominent part of the novel:


Bray, LibbaThe DivinersYA Fic Bray Seventeen-year-old Evie O'Neill is thrilled when she is exiled from small-town Ohio to New York City in 1926, even when a rash of occult-based murders thrusts Evie and her museum curator uncle into the thick of the investigation.

Condie,AllieMatchedYA Fic Condie In a society where officials decide who you love, where you work and when you die, Cassia has always trusted their choices. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen,Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one, until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

Cremer, AndreaNightshade YA Fic Cremer Calla and Ren have been raised knowing it is their destiny to mate with one another and rule over their shape-shifting wolf pack, but when a human boy arrives and vies for Calla's h…

Catching Fire Teaser Trailer

I can't wait until November!








National Library Week Contest

Today kicks off National Library Week. In celebration of the week, we are holding a contest for all ages.

All you have to do is design a bookmark that describes your favorite thing about the library.

That's it. Sounds easy right? There will be winners for the different age groups.

Print out the form here and return it to any service desk in the library by April 20th.


Good Luck!

Authors Unlimited is this Month!

There is still spoace available for the Authors Unlimited Event

Date: April 27

Place: St. Joseph's College in Patchogue

Time: 9:30 - 4

Authors Attending:

Andrea Cremer
Adam Gidwitz Jeff Hirsch Tonya Hurley Alaya Dawn Johnson Joe Kelly Robert Lipsyte Barry Lyga Patricia McCormick George O'Connor Eliot Schrefer  Natalie Standiford


For more information, go to the Authors Unlimited Site

Instructables Make to Learn Youth Contest

If you're a maker between the ages of 13 and 18, this contest is for you. Share any project and answer four questions about what you learned over the course of the build. That's it. Whether you're making a pinewood derby car, a short movie, a videogame, a painting, a garden, a sweater, a science fair project, a school assignment, or practically anything else that required you to make something, you're encouraged to enter it into the contest!
You just have to answer four questions:
1. What Did You Make?
2. How Did You Make It?
3. Where Did You Make It?
4.What Did You Learn?

The Instructables Site has all the information

April Fools Around the Web

Every year, certain sites will do something for April Fools Day. This year is no different.

Here are some examples:

Google Nose

The new scentsation in search
Coming to your senses: go beyond type, talk, and touch for a new notation of sensation. Your internet sommelier: expertly curated Knowledge Panels pair images, descriptions, and aromas. Take a whiff: the Google Aromabase - 15M+ scentibytes. Don't ask, don't smell: For when you're wary of your query - SafeSearch included.
Google Treasure Icon

Click on the Treasure  icon & your map changes to look like a treasure map. The street view option lets you narrow down your direction using a telescope.


Hotel Scan

Look up hotels in fictional/TV places such as Smallville, Atlantis, and Bikini Bottom

YouTube

They announced they were going to have people vote on the best uploaded video. The winner would be announced in 10 years.

Wikipedia

Created a "new" Did You Know section with really random and fake trivia. (Example:…