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Book Suggestion from Sophie

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo 

Even if you haven’t read the Grisha trilogy, you can still read Six of Crows. It’s set in the same world but rather than in the Russian counterpart in this book we travel to what in our world would be Holland. Kaz Brekker, a gifted thief is offered more money than he could possibly dream of, if he’ll agree to pull off a near impossible heist. He knows he can’t do it on his own, so he puts together a team. They’re a ragtag group, that doesn’t particularly trust each other, yet the world may depend on their success for survival. 

Six of Crows is told from multiple perspectives, although some are much more frequent than others. The third person narration works well for this because it allows the reader to still be surprised by what the characters do or say, as well making it easier to distinguish who’s narrating. 

Each character was very different and all of them were well developed. Although I felt that by the end the ones I knew the most were Kaz and Inej, I thought that at all of them had been written so well.

The plot of this story is outwardly simple-just steal the jurda parem, and by extension possibly save the world. Yet because each character has their own story and motivations, there’s so much going on throughout the book. 

There are also so many things that you don’t see coming.

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Sing like you mean it!

Linda Richards lead a sing parody workshop with a group of 7-12 year olds.  Click HERE to hear the final creation!

 

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Witchcraft and Wizardry in North America

Those of you who follow Harry Potter news closely may already know that J.K. Rowling has started releasing tantalizing tidbits about the history of magic around her Harry Potter world. Now, fans know the name of the North American school of magic--Ilvermorny--and where to retreat in the icy winters (I'd choose Brazil's wizarding institute, Castelobruxo).  

Today, Rowling published online the first in a series about North American magic, with more installments each day this week.  Enjoy!

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Book Suggestion from Michelle Tong

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli: If you’re looking for a light, fun read with some depth, this is the book for you, especially if you’re a Harry Potter, The Bachelor, or Oreo enthusiast. A brilliant, witty, and hilarious coming-of-age, coming-out story which defies all stereotypes. Pitched by the author as a “updated You’ve Got Mail starring gay teenage boys with good grammar”. The teen voice is incredibly authentic.

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Gung Hay Fat Choy-part 2

Here are more photos from our exciting Chinese New Year celebration:

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As you can see, the afternoon was a festival of art, music and dance.

Jack Liu's brushpainting, Kevin Liu's woodcarving, the Kwan Kung Fu School's martial arts demonstrations, a poetry recitation and Tracy Lin's fan and ribbon dancing were among the riches we enjoyed.

We are indebted to Cristina Li and Maggie Liu for bringing such an array of Chinese culture to our library theater.

Happy Year of the Monkey, everyone!

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