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October 28 is National Chocolate Day!

Munch on your favorite candy bar while reading one of our recommended reads.

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Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling

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2014 Goodreads Choice Award WinnerA beautiful and distinguished family.A private island.A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.A revolution. An accident. A secret.Lies upon lies.True love.The truth. We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.  Read it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.For other Goodreads Choice Award Winners in YA Fiction, click here.

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Kale and Coffee: a Renegade’s Guide to Health, Happiness & Longevity by Kevin Gianni

This is not just another diet/nutrition book that promises immediate and rapid weight loss and renewed vigor and health.   Gianni is a food blogger and internet celebrity, and this book really works best in those terms.  The time sequence jumps about from chapter to chapter and I found it somewhat hard to follow, but the book works well if you consider each chapter just an independent commentary.

In his search for the best diet, Gianni starts with vegan, vegetarian, paleo and raw foods diets, and rather than getting healthier he gets sicker.  This leads to a lot o...

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Better by Amy Robach

I finished reading this book a few days after the American Cancer Society came out with new guidelines on women receiving mammograms.  They have raised the age to 45 and have also recommended women over the age of 55 only get this done every other year.  Amy Robach, an anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America, was 40 when she found out she had breast cancer.  She had no previous risks or family history that would make her a likely candidate for cancer. 

The fact that she even found out was a fluke as she was just “doing” her job by having a mammogra...

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Happy Birthday

Today is Sarah Josepha Hale’s birth date. She is the poet responsible for Mary Had A Little Lamb.

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Dictionary Day!

October 16 is Dictionary Day, in honor of the birth date of Noah Webster, the father of the American dictionary.  Read Noah Webster & His Words by Jeri Ferris.

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Happy Birthday Russell Freedman!

Happy Birthday, Russell Freedman, award-winning biographer and author.

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Lincoln:A Photobiography

Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery

The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane

The Life and Death of Crazy Horse

Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

 

 

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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?  

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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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