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June 2015

Family Listening

This month the FNSB Libraries offer a list of audiobooks that have been endorsed as enjoyable and appropriate for folks aged 8 to 80 as they travel together – whether on the road or snug in a cabin or tent far from the wired world. The books on the list come from the Berry Room, the YA section, Adult Fiction, and Non-Fiction. All have been recommended by library folk. Those listed with initials in parentheses at the end of the annotation were suggested by FNSB Library staff – so keep a special eye out for those! Happy Listening!

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Watch for the following recently released or soon to be released titles to be added to the catalog:

Thea Stilton and the Tropical Treasure
Why Is This Night Different From All Other Nights? by Lemony Snicket?
Game of Lives (Mortality Doctrine series) by James Dashner
How To Hug An Elephant (Here’s Hank series) by Henry Winkler
Rose Society (Young Elites series) by Marie Lu
Super-villain Smackdown (You Choose Batman series) by John Sazaklis
Secret of the Forbidden City (Treasure Hunters series) by James Patterson
Sanitized for Your Protection (Timmy Failure series) by Stephen Pastis
True Riders (Marguerite Henry’s Ponies of Chincoteague series) by Catherine Hapka
Winter (Lunar Chronicles series) by Marissa Meyer
World Zombination (Zombie Chasers series) by John Kloepfer

When these titles are listed in the public library’s online catalog, you may place a hold for them by using the Place A Hold feature, along with your library card and PIN.

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Summer Schedule

The Noel Wien library hours through September 8th, 2015 are:

Mon – Thur – 10am to 9pm
Fri – 10am to 6pm
Sat – 10am to 5pm
Sun – Closed

The North Pole Branch Library hours are:

Tues and Wed – 11am to 9pm
Thur and Fri – 11am to 6pm
Sat – 11am to 5pm
Sun and Mon – Closed

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May 2015

People always seem to be interested in the “best” of anything. In the library world, we are often asked for lists of “great books” of one kind or another. When it comes to newer books, critics and literary folks often strive to determine which new title is the next classic – the next Shakespeare, Faulkner, or Steinbeck. Well, to help YOU decide what YOUR new classics might be, we’ve compiled FIVE “best lists” and titled it, The NEW Classics?: great reads from 1985 to 2010. The lists came from a variety of (reputable) sources: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Entertainment Weekly,, and May you have a wonderful time reading – and finding your own ‘new classics’.

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North Pole Branch Family Garden

We have openings for a few more families who would like to participate in a fun hands on gardening experience. Starting in May we will prepare, plant and tend a raised bed fenced garden. We provide the space, soil, seeds, and starts. The families help water, weed, and share in the harvest. No gardening experience necessary. Call the North Pole Branch Library to sign up and for more information. 488-6101.

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