In observance of Easter, both branches of the Irondequoit Public Library will be closed on Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4. Regular hours will resume on Monday, April 6.
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April 1st, 2015 by IPL Webmaster in Adults, Kids, Teens · No Comments ·
March 16th, 2015 by Melanie in New on the Shelves, Teens · Comments Off ·
Hellhole by Gina DamicoA devil is a bad influence…There was a time when geeky, squeaky-clean Max Kilgore would never lie or steal or even think about murder. Then he accidentally unearths a devil, and Max’s choices are no longer his own. The big red guy has a penchant for couch-surfing and junk food—and you should never underestimate evil on a sugar high. With the help of Lore, a former goth girl who knows a thing or two about the dark side, Max is racing against the clock to get rid of the house guest from hell before time, and all the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos this side of the fiery abyss, run out.
Erased by Jennifer Rush“They thought they had escaped. They were wrong.”
After fleeing the Branch with Sam, Cas, and Nick, Anna is trying to make sense of the memories resurfacing from her old life. At the same time, shes learning how to survive in hiding, following Sam’s rules: Don’t draw attention to yourself. Always carry a weapon. Know your surroundings. Watch your back.
Then a figure from Anna’s childhood reappears. Is it a Branch setup, or could it be the reunion Anna has hoped for? Uncertain of where her loyalties lie, Anna must fight to learn the truth–before she is betrayed again. Ultimately, the answers hinge on one question: What was the real reason her memories were erased?
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February 25th, 2015 by Melanie in New on the Shelves, Teens · Comments Off ·
Beneath by Roland SmithRoland Smith, the master of middle-grade adventure, returns with a new novel full of high-speed chases, secret identities, and a dangerous underground world.
Pat Borroughs has always idolized his older brother, Coop. He’s even helped Coop with some of his crazier plans — even risking his life to help his big brother dig a tunnel underneath their entire Washington, D.C., neighborhood. Coop is…different. He doesn’t talk on the phone, doesn’t use email, and doesn’t have friends. He’s never really cared for anything but the thrill of being underground and Pat. So it’s no surprise to anyone — even Pat — that after a huge fight with their parents, Coop runs away. Exactly one year later, Pat receives a package containing a digital voice recorder and a cryptic message from his brother. He follows the clues to New York City, and soon discovers that Coop has joined the Colony, a self-sufficient community living beneath the streets. Now it’s up to Pat to find his brother–and bring him home.
I Totally Funniest: A Middle School Story by James PattersonJamie Grimm is back and better than ever in the third episode of James Patterson’s bestselling I FUNNY series. Finding himself one step closer to his dream of being the best kid comic in the world, Jamie faces his biggest challenge yet.
After scoring big on national TV in the semifinals contest, everyone back home is jumping on the Jamie Grimm bandwagon, and all the attention might be going to his head. Not only are his friendships starting to suffer, but the pressure of coming up with his best material ever for the ultimate standup act to snag the final win in Hollywood is pushing Jamie to the brink. Suddenly, life isn’t looking very funny anymore. Can Jamie take the grand prize without pushing away his fans, friends and family?
The Rule of 3: Fight for Power by Eric WaltersThe world keeps getting darker in this second reality-based survival adventure in the Rule of Three trilogy
After sixty-six days of a catastrophic global blackout, life in the suburbs is not what it used to be for Adam and his fortified neighborhood of Eden Mills. Although an explosive clash has minimized one threat from outside the walls, Adam’s battle-hardened mentor, Herb, continues to make decisions in the name of security that are increasingly wrenching and questionable. Like his police chief mom and others, Adam will follow Herb’s lead. But when the next threat comes from an unexpected direction, nobody is ready for it. And someone is going to pay the price—because of Adam’s mistakes and mistaken trust.
Love, Lucy by April LindnerWhile backpacking through Florence, Italy, during the summer before she heads off to college, Lucy Sommersworth finds herself falling in love with the culture, the architecture, the food…and Jesse Palladino, a handsome street musician. After a whirlwind romance, Lucy returns home, determined to move on from her “vacation flirtation.” But just because summer is over doesn’t mean Lucy and Jesse are over, too.
In this coming-of-age romance, April Lindner perfectly captures the highs and lows of a summer love that might just be meant to last beyond the season.
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February 24th, 2015 by friends in Adults, Friends of the Library, Kids, Teens · Comments Off ·
Sunday, March 8, 2015
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
St. Paul Exempt Firemen’s Home, 690 Thomas Ave
The Friends of the Irondequoit Library will be hosting a Game Day on Sunday, March 8 at the St. Paul Exempt Firemen’s Home (690 Thomas Ave).
Game Day will be fun for all ages and will includes games, snacks, hot drinks, a cash bar, and a Life-Size Candy Land Board! Tickets are $3 per person or $10 per family and can be purchased at either branch of the Irondequoit Library or at the door on the day of the event. But hurry, space is limited.
All proceeds from the Friends of the Library Game Day will benefit library programs for children, teens, and adults.
Both branches of the Irondequoit Public Library will be closed on Monday, February 16 due to staff training. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, February 17.
February 13th, 2015 by Melanie in New on the Shelves, Teens · Comments Off ·
X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz“I am Malcolm.
I am my father’s son. But to be my father’s son means that they will always come for me. ”
“They will always come for me, and I will always succumb.”
Malcolm Little’s parents have always told him that he can achieve anything, but from what he can tell, that’s a pack of lies–after all, his father’s been murdered, his mother’s been taken away, and his dreams of becoming a lawyer have gotten him laughed out of school. There’s no point in trying, he figures, and lured by the nightlife of Boston and New York, he escapes into a world of fancy suits, jazz, girls, and reefer. But Malcolm’s efforts to leave the past behind lead him into increasingly dangerous territory. Deep down, he knows that the freedom he’s found is only an illusion–and that he can’t run forever.
“X” follows Malcolm from his childhood to his imprisonment for theft at age twenty, when he found the faith that would lead him to forge a new path and command a voice that still resonates today.
Ensnared by A.G. HowardAfter surviving a disastrous battle at prom, Alyssa has embraced her madness and gained perspective. She’s determined to rescue her two worlds and the people and netherlings she loves. Even if it means challenging Queen Red to a final battle of wills and wiles…and even if the only way to Wonderland, now that the rabbit hole is closed, is through the looking-glass world—a parallel dimension filled with mutated and violent netherling outcasts.
In the final installment of the wildly popular Splintered trilogy, Alyssa and her dad journey into the heart of magic and mayhem in search of her mom and to set right all that’s gone wrong. Together with Jeb and Morpheus, they must salvage Wonderland from the decay and destruction that has ensnared it. But if they succeed and come out alive, can everyone truly have their happily ever after?
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