Reviews and Blog Posts: family

Cardboard

by Doug TenNapel

Reviewer Rating:
4

     If you've never read a Doug TenNapel graphic novel then you are missing out. He writes books that are full of action adventure and a few chuckles as well. The title of this book caught my attention as I could not imagine how a graphic novel could revolve...

Beneath a meth moon: an elegy

by Jacqueline Woodson

Reviewer Rating:
4

 Hurricane Katrina uprooted Laurel's family and now she lives with her father in a small town. He is by all accounts a loving, doting dad. When she starts a relationship with a ball player he introduces her to crystal meth. She thinks that she can handle it but her best...

Open heart

by Elie Wiesel

Reviewer Rating:
5

Health emergencies can make you fearful, confused and even angry. For Elie Wiesel, survivor of the Nazi death camps and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, emergency heart surgery at age 82 offers another opportunity to revisit his own mortality and ask the big questions he has spent his life...

Arcady's goal

by Eugene Yelchin

Reviewer Rating:
4

Soccer is unquestionably the world's game and has legions of fans who experience the highs and lows of each game and discuss the team feverishly all week. Some of the biggest stars of today came from humble backgrounds but they have used their skill to create a better life for...

The bike thief

by Rita Feutl

Reviewer Rating:
3

      Nick and his sister Katie  live in foster care and because of past transgressions they are determined to be on their best behavior for fear that they will be split up -something they don't want to see happen at all. When Katie breaks a tv set in...

Net Neutrality Party - Wait, What?!

A while back I wrote about net neutrality- what it is, why it’s important and what you can do to protect it.

I’m upping the ante a bit now- in case a blog post wasn’t enough to get you all fired up, we’re having a Net Neutrality Party! Wait what? A Net Neutrality Party? Back up Simone, and explain what good this will do and why such a dry theme might lend itself to an awesome all-ages library learn-and-make party.

Kinda like brothers

by Coe Booth

Reviewer Rating:
4

  I rarely see juvenile fiction booths with young African-American males on the cover so needless to say I was intrigued by this title. The main character Jarrett is a rising seventh grader from Newark, New Jersey who lives with his mom, a Guyanese immigrant who works with social services...

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….

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ideaLAB Now Open for Families!

We're happy to announce the launch of Family ideaLAB next month! Starting in October, every second Saturday of the month from 11am to 1pm will be all ages in the ideaLAB, our makerspace in Central. We'll be offering projects for families to work on together, but you're also welcome to drop in and just explore the lab and work on your own projects together.

The Ogallala road : a memoir of love and reckoning

by Julene Bair

Reviewer Rating:
4

Colorado author Bair recounts a story of the land and her family, the personal and the greater world, in this lovely memoir. She talks of leaving and returning to her family's Kansas farm, falling in love with a rancher there, her family's connection to the land, and the bigger picture...

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