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Pity Party by Kathleen Lane

pity party text with an animated image of a cloud raining, rainbow, and flower By: Goodreads.com

Dear weird toes, crooked nose, stressed out, left out, freaked out Dear missing parts, broken hearts, picked-on, passed up, misunderstood, Dear everyone, you are cordially invited, come as you are, this party’s for you Welcome to Pity Party, where the social anxieties that plague us all are twisted into funny, deeply resonant, and ultimately reassuring

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Where We Read

image of woman reading a newspaper in the glow of a fire By: Tom Malinowski, Middle School Librarian

Everyone talks about the importance of reading. As a librarian, of course I applaud reading! Reading Lowers blood pressure  Increases vocabulary and comprehension Inspires creativity  But sometimes, even with a good book, I just can’t get into reading. Where I’m reading could be hindering me. I don’t have a fireplace in my apartment, but when

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Flash Facts by Sholly Fisch

Flash Facts book cover with image of character The Flash By: DCCOMICS.com

Have you ever wondered what’s at the bottom of the sea? Why polar ice melts? Or which tools forensic scientists use to solve a crime? Well look no further! Everyone’s favorite Scarlet Speedster is here to answer all your burning questions! Barry Allen, with the help of some of his close friends, will take readers

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Junior High Drama: A Graphic Novel by Louise Simonson and Sumin Cho

By: Goodreads.com

Welcome to Memorial Middle School, where drama fills the classrooms and follows students home on the bus. Social awkwardness. Mean girls. Hallway gossip. It’s all part of life in junior high, but maybe it helps to know you aren’t alone. Can Lucia avoid the boy-girl party? Will Kamilla overcome her self-consciousness and try out for

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  • Friends Used Book Sale
    Saturday, April 17, 2021 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Basement - Friends Area
    Limited Admission: 20 people at a time. Attendees may line up in the lobby and can be texted when it’s their turn. Purchase quality, gently-used books at discount prices from...
  • Kindness Club: Earth Day
    Thursday, April 22, 2021 1:00 pm to 1:15 pm
    Virtual Program
    Plant seeds of kindness on Earth Day! Grow and share beautiful flowers with friends and family. For grades k-8.
  • Drive-In BINGO
    Saturday, April 24, 2021 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
    Library Parking Lot
    Drive in to the parking lot between 2:10-2:25 pm and pull into a numbered spot for this springtime take on the classic BINGO game. Volunteers will bring a kit to...
  • Graphic Novel Crew
    Wednesday, April 28, 2021 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
    Virtual Program
    Do you love comics and graphic novels? Middle School Librarian Tom Malinowski will choose 12 fantastic graphic novels to discuss with fans. For grades 6-8.
  • The Middle Squad
    Thursday, April 29, 2021 4:00 pm to 4:15 pm
    Virtual Program
    Middle School Librarian Tom Malinowski recommends books, audiobooks, and graphic novels and offers fun challenges 6-8th graders can do at home.
  • Potholders
    Saturday, May 15, 2021 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    Virtual Program
    Using a potholder loom and loops, create your own potholder with live help. For grades 3-6.
  • Graphic Novel Crew
    Wednesday, May 19, 2021 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
    Virtual Program
  • The Brothers Grimm: A Walking Play!
    Saturday, May 22, 2021 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
    Library Parking Lot
    Inkwell Arts & Learning present The Brothers Grimm in an interactive, hilarious, and educational journey through some of their favorite stories! Each tale takes place at a different outdoor location,...
  • Take It, Make It, Show It!
    Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:00 am to 12:00 am
    Virtual Program
    School is out (or close to it)! Get excited for GEPL’s Read to Color Your World: Summer Reading Challenge by designing a creative bookmark using the funky tape, ribbon, and...
  • Fix-A-Flat and Basic Maintenance Bicycle Clinic
    Saturday, June 5, 2021 9:00 am to 10:00 am
    Library Parking Lot
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