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Mad Hatter Day

It’s Mad Hatter Day, inspired by Sir John Tenniel’s illustrations for Alice in Wonderlandby Lewis Carroll.

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TEEN READ WEEK - GET AWAYIn honor of this year’s Teen Read Week theme, Get Away, we are bringing in a certified Yoga instructor so that you can relax your mind and body and get away from all of the stress in your life.This program, limited to the first 10 tweens and teens to register, will provide a relaxing, gentle introduction to Vinyasa Yoga.  Please bring a beach towel or Yoga mat with you and a bottle of water.  To register for both sessions simply call 989-799-2771 or visit the Adult Reference Desk at Zauel Memorial Library.

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Attention Writers!Saginaw Community Writing CenterOn the second Tuesday of each month, the Saginaw Community Writing Center (SCWC) will offer FREE walk-in tutoring for writers of all ages and on any writing project as well as writing workshops addressing writers’ specific needs. Some of these workshops include creative writing, resume writing, and personal/letter writing. Walk-in tutoring hours and workshops are staffed by SVSU Writing Center tutors. Workshop begins at 6pm with one on one tutoring available from 4-6pm. For more information you may contact Maria Vos at 989-964-2829.Pro...

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Buzzfeed's 37 Best YA Books of All TimeCheck out the selections!  How many have you read? What is your favorite YA book?

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Little Kunoichi: The Ninja Girl by Sanae Ishida

Little Kunoichi (koo•no•ee•chee) goes to a covert ninja school for girls where she is failing.  Pondering what to do about school in her secret hideaway, Little Kunoichi is surprised by a loud noise.  Chibi Samurai, a very small boy from a nearby village, is practicing, practicing, and then practicing some more his skills.  Watching Chibi, who isn’t so good either, inspires Little Kunoichi to follow his lead.  Will they shine at the Island Festival where students showcase their talents?  

Children who struggle with skills they want t...

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The Red Queen by Victoria AveyardISBN 9780062310637 The Reds are impoverished human commoners ruled by the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.  Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, is powerless to change any of that until she meets the underground resistance known as the Scarlet Guard. She soon finds herself working in the Silver Palace, where she quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own -one that threatens to destroy Silver control. The struggle for power is a dangerous game.  And in this world divided by blo...

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Did you know?

You can get FREE ebooks, audiobooks, comics and zines online at The MeLReadingZone! Check it out today! Don't forget this valuable resource when you have a book to read for school at the last minute.  Many full text classics are available right here.

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Book Review- No Such Person by Caroline Cooney

Miranda and Lander Allerdon are sisters. Miranda is younger, a dreamer, and floating her way through life. Lander is older, focused, and determined to succeed. As the girls and their parents begin another summer at their cottage on the Connecticut River, Miranda and Lander’s sibling rivalry is in high gear. Lander plans to start medical school in the fall, and Miranda feels cast in her shadow.When the Allerdons become entangled in an unimaginable tragedy, the playing field is suddenly leveled. As facts are revealed, the significance of what has happened weighs heavily on all. How can ...

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Learn the Meditative Art of Zentangle

Learn to Zentangle on Monday, September 21 at 4:30 pm at the Hoyt Library. The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun art form.  Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. As you practice the Zentangle Method, you discover that not only can you create beautiful art, you also can increase your focus and create a different mood and state of mind.In this introductory class, you will learn more about the Zentangle method and create your own beautiful tiles to take home.    We will provide you with the materials you need. The program is FREE and ope...

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The last day to sign up for the Summer Reading Program and get a chance to earn you t-shirt is This Saturday, July 18th! 

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Are you getting bored being at home with nothing to do?  Talk to your parents about checking out one of the many interesting, educational, and exciting offers throughout Michigan using the Michigan Activity Pass!

You can also find plenty of things to do right here in the Saginaw Community by visiting the library's

Saginaw Events Calendar

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We're halfway through the summer reading program!  Haven't signed up yet?  No problem There is still plenty of time to register.  Visit any branch or click the registration link on the library home page at www.saginawlibrary.org to register by July 18th then read and log your hours to claim your free Every Hero Has a Story T-shirt.

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Book Review: Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

Sydney has always felt invisible. She’s used to her brother, Peyton, being the focus of attention.  Now, after a drunk-driving accident that crippled a boy, handsome and charismatic Peyton is serving some serious jail time, and Sydney is on her own while her father retreats to his work and her mother obsesses over making Peyton’s jail time more like a summer camp than lock-up. 

When Sydney meets the Chatham family after transferring to a new school, she experiences unquestioning acceptance for the first time, finally f...

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American Library Association Announces Printz Award for Young Adult Literature for 2015

The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association.

This year's winner is I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson. Check out the Printz Honor Books and past years' winners at http://www.ala.org/yalsa/printz-award

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Copies are available at the Library.  

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