Tween/Teen Tuesdays presents ROLLER GIRL Skype with Victoria Jamieson


Do you not love a moment like this? Roller Girl, one of STEM Academy’s recommended titles for summer is a great graphic novel. Register online to attend (If you are one of the 1st five you receive a free copy of the book!). Pizza, too.  Jenn McGrail, former Roller Girl, will be with us to share the real deal on roller derby. Why not! Register at, Events. Ages 11-19.  Click here for Victoria Jamieson’s blog.


On your bike, get ready, go…




Thank you Sandwich Kiwanis for a marvelous workshop with Eric Hillebrand from Sturgis Charter School.  What I felt was really great was how Eric builds bikes from ‘parts’ and more, i.e., he’s made some really ka bikes from dump runs, finding the frames and then retrofitting and re-inventing the bike for use.  And it was a beautiful day to work on bikes outside.  Eric brought tons of parts and experience for the participants.  Let’s bike more, walk more and just get out there. Thank you!IMG_4695 IMG_4697 IMG_4698 IMG_4699 IMG_4700 IMG_4701 IMG_4702

Bike Up! Sun Masks! Roller Girl! Tiny Movies! Yoga! Things to experience at your library….


MtnBike1_Fruita_MIKick-off Tween/Teen Tuesdays @ SPL.


June 30th, 3-6 pm


w/Eric Hillenbrand

Got bike? Can you fix your flat tire? Change a chain? Adjust brakes?  This marvelous working workshop with Sturgis Faculty member Eric Hillenbrand will give you the start to taking care of your bike. Eric started the Bike Club at Sturgis in 2007, has biked extensively (in a LOT of places) and loves the BIKE.  Ages 10 to 19 years are welcome to bring their bike to this workshop and learn about minor repairs. This is NOT where you have Eric fix your bike, this is where YOU learn to fix your bike. Ask questions. Share bike stories. Please register at, Events. Hope to see you there.

How to Dress a Book….


IMG_0336Books come into the library quite innocently, barely cloaked in their thin paper dust jackets.  To protect their shine and lengthen a book’s life  while the book travels to all sorts of situations to be read, identity labels are adhered, dust jacket covers are cut and stabilized, corners are exacted.  This new batch – two of which I am taking home even BEFORE they are accessed (because they looked SO good and I am a curious reader…) has some real attraction. The Trap, Conviction, Boys Don’t Knit (which is a baseball book, believe it or not), Elana Vanishing ( a memoir of anorexia) and The Winner’s Crime will be ready to view in a few. I am reading Conviction and Elena Vanishing this weekend.  Meanwhile, the Sandwich High School Summer 2015 Reading List is in process and soon the STEM Academy reading list will be getting ‘stickered’ and pulled for the summer. If you need THE BOOK…come see us and don’t forget the BOOK SALE every Saturday downstairs.  There is NOTHING better than getting a great book for $1 AND supporting your library at the same time.  The Book Sale has lots of teen/tween titles in great shape.  Hope to see you this summer for all your fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, magazines and more needs.  Hey, if you have a library card, don’t forget that you can get magazines online for FREE, music downloads for FREE, and books for FREE.  FREE is nice.

The Shades of London….are freaky.


Maureen Johnson’s (…of 13 Little Blue Envelopes fame) is writing one of my favorite paranormal series, ‘The Shades of London’: Book 1 In the Name of the Star; Book 2 The Madness Beneath and now Book 3 The Shadow Cabinet.  What I like about these books: London, London, London and vivid storytelling.  In ‘The Shadow Cabinet’ the heart-rending ending (rhyming reviews now!) breathes into the next concern about death, ghosts and the living mingling.  The hunt is on for Jane Quaint – introduced in the previous book – as she was the one last seen with a missing roommate of Rory’s.  Rory is desperate to know if Stephen is alive or dead: she watched him die and yet with her acquaintance with being in touch with ‘the dead’, she is not sure whether Stephen really is dead. The frame of this story to me is not as well constructed as the other two titles.  There are two very vicious ‘dead’ nemesis – twins, Sadie and Syd – a little too over the top malevolent for me. But, it’s a good read.  Rory is still there, the team that works to rid London of  dead people not quite crossed over is still there, and the details about London and other cities being points of ‘crossing over’ for the dead is pretty darn interesting.  Old cities have tales and Maureen Johnson has built some good ones of her own on this old city of London. Recommend for paranormal readers and readers who enjoy ‘teamwork.’

Website & Books of Maureen Johnson

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