New Young Adult Books for December

December 30th, 2014 by Melanie in New on the Shelves, Teens · No Comments ·

hodsHeart of Dread: Stolen by Melissa De La Cruz and Michael JohnstonNat and her drakon are the last of their kind–sworn to protect what their enemies seek to control–and she’s risked her life for their reunion. But fighting for the majestic Blue meant saying goodbye to Wes, breaking both their hearts. Back in New Vegas, citizens are threatened by the resurgence of magic and declare war on all the marked. Wes and his team travel to the extravagant indoor city of El Dorado looking for his sister, but when they are caught on the wrong side of the RSA’s strict new laws, Wes is forced to do the unthinkable–surrender and rejoin the military’s quest to uncover the magical source, the same land Nat is struggling to protect. Now he and Nat find themselves on opposing sides of a war that could potentially destroy what’s left of the world.

sinnerSinner by Maggie StiefvaterSinner follows Cole St. Clair, a pivotal character from the #1 New York Times bestselling Shiver Trilogy.
Everybody thinks they know Cole’s story. Stardom. Addiction. Downfall. Disappearance. But only a few people know Cole’s darkest secret–his ability to shift into a wolf. One of these people is Isabel. At one point, they may have even loved each other. But that feels like a lifetime ago.
Now Cole is back. Back in the spotlight. Back in the danger zone. Back in Isabel’s life. Can this sinner be saved?

takenTaken by David MasseyA young crew of five are toughing it out together, sailing around the world on a gruelling charity challenge. They are used to being pushed to the limit, but nothing could have prepared them for being kidnapped.
When they are taken hostage by a notorious warlord and his band of child soldiers, the trip of a lifetime turns into a one-way journey into the heart of the African jungle.
When hope is all you have, survival is all you can fight for…

ndwdNo Dawn Without Darkness by Dayna LorentzThis conclusion to the No Safety in Numbers trilogy will make your heart race, your palms sweat, and will leave you wondering exactly what you’d be willing to sacrifice in order to survive.
First–a bomb released a deadly flu virus and the entire mall was quarantined.
Next–the medical teams evacuated and the windows were boarded up just before the virus mutated.
Now–the power is out and the mall is thrown into darkness. Shay, Marco, Lexi, Ryan, and Ginger aren’t the same people they were two weeks ago. Just like the virus, they’ve had to change in order to survive. And not all for the better. When no one can see your face, you can be anyone you want to be, and, when the doors finally open, they may not like what they’ve become. If you think it’s silly to be afraid of the dark, you’re wrong. Very wrong. [Read more →]

Holiday Hours For Christmas and New Year’s

December 22nd, 2014 by John in Adults, Kids, Teens · Comments Off ·

Because of the holidays, both branches of the Irondequoit Library will be open reduced hours over the next two weeks:

  • Wednesday, December 24: CLOSED
  • Thursday, December 25: CLOSED
  • Friday, December 26: CLOSED
  • Saturday, December 27: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Monday, December 29: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday, December 30: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday, December 31: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, January 1: CLOSED

New Large Print Titles–December 2014

December 18th, 2014 by Amy in Adults, New on the Shelves · Comments Off ·

Christmas in Cowboy CountryChristmas in Cowboy Country by Janet Dailey
Ski instructor Annie Bennett must spend the holidays helping her parents with their big Colorado ranch, but rugged surveyor Marshall Stone becomes a potent distraction.


A Quilt for ChristmasA Quilt for Christmas by Sandra Dallas
Sewing a quilt during the months she waits for her husband to return from the Civil War, Eliza Spooner bonds with other women in the face of a terrible loss and makes a difficult choice when she is asked to help an escaped slave.


Destiny's CaptiveDestiny’s Captive by Beverly Jenkins
Held captive by a lady pirate, who then hijacks his ship, adventurer Noah Yates sets out after this extraordinary woman whom he is determined to make his wife.


Nantucket SistersNantucket Sisters by Nancy Thayer
The lifelong best friendship between privileged Emma and hardscrabble Maggie is challenged and then cemented by the discovery that both are pregnant by the same man.




Dancing for the DevilDancing with the Devil by Anny Donewald
Recounts the life of a former high-end stripper who fought to leave the sex worker industry after discovering God and currently works to encourage others to find the love of Christ.




We Make BeerWe Make Beer: Inside the Spirit and Artistry of America’s Craft Brewers by Sean Lewis
Explores the evolution and nature of America’s craft brewing movement, from the craftsmen who apply their creativity to expanding the beer landscape to the beverages its brewers have revived, including old English ales and Belgian lambics.

Meet Pete the Cat!

December 16th, 2014 by aholland in Kids · Comments Off ·

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Holiday Used Book Sale at Evans!

December 15th, 2014 by John in Adults, Kids, Teens · Comments Off ·

Love a bargain? Skip the crowds this holiday season by shopping local… at the Pauline Evans Branch of your Irondequoit Public Library!

Come and browse our giant selection of gently used books, DVDs, music CDs, puzzles, children and young adult books, and more! We have loads of paperbacks too. Great for stocking stuffers at only 10 cents each.

And don’t forget to stop by the Giant Green Cart at the Pauline Evans Branch for a special selection of holiday books and items!

All Library Programs Scheduled For 12/10 Have Been POSTPONED

December 10th, 2014 by John in Adults, Programs · Comments Off ·

Due to the weather, all library programs scheduled for today, December 10, have been postponed. These programs include:

Introduction to Computer Technology
Pauline Evans Branch at 2:00 PM
A new date for the program will be announced soon.

Presented by Chris Roos of the Technology Guys, this class will include information about classical computers, tablets, and smartphones, what their role in the modern world has come to be and which is right for you. Different types of Internet browsers, free email accounts and free online storage/sharing space will also be covered. Learn about E-commerce and how you can get the most from your money shopping online safely. Learn also the importance of backing up your electronic media and other ways to protect your investment in technology.

Travelogue: Christmas on the Niagara Frontier
Pauline Evans Branch at 7:00 PM
A new date for the program will be announced soon.

A Travelogue with Christy Simons.

Contemporary Book Discussion Group at the
Helen McGraw Branch
RESCHEDULED to Wednesday, December 17 at 7:00 PM and Thursday, December 18 at 3:00 PM

We’ll be discussing Wesley the Owl by Stacey O’Brien.