In fact, a recent study of 34
countries – both poor, undeveloped ones and the most wealthy like America – show that U.S. students ranked 17th
in the world in science. Experts say our
young people’s mediocre scores in study after study have a huge negative impact
on our economy. Stanford
University projects that if the U.S. boosts our average scores by 25 points over
the next 20 years, there would be a gain of $41 trillion in the U.S.
economy over the lifetime of a generation born in 2010.
Rivera on our library staff wants to do her part to make science fun for our
tweens to learn. She is organizing a new
free, hands-on class called “Tween Science Madness” at the library on the first
Friday of every month from 2 – 3:15 p.m. for tweens in the fourth to sixth
grades The first session is tomorrow (Friday, September 6) when the subject is
the moon and stars.
maximum of 12 tweens can attend each session. Pre-registration is required to
be sure we have enough supplies for everyone.
New tween book club
Save the date of
Friday, September 13 for a new Tween Book Club being launched by Trina Rivera
from 2 – 3:15 p.m. that will meet on the second Friday of every month. Registration is required. More details will be in next week’s Library
Free tech programs
Meg Wempe is
available for the highly popular Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions 10-noon
Tuesdays and 3-5 p.m. Thursdays. Join
her for one-on-one informal help with your computer or tablet issues.
Free teen programs
Tuesday from 4 – 5:30 p.m. (note new day and time) we host Teen Gaming (X-box,
Wii, board games and Pokemon Card Battles, and you are welcome to bring other
trading card battle games. Snacks
“A Street Cat
Named Bob” by James Bowen is the story of a street musician and a stray
cat. “Shirley Jones: A Memoir” is a
tell-all book by this Oscar winner and “Partridge Family” TV star.
“This Town” by
Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine,
is the story of the people who hold power in Washington.
“Telling Room” by Michael Paterniti is part mystery, part memoir, set in
a picturesque village in Spain
and featuring a Spanish cheesemaker.
Large print mysteries
“Little Green” by Walter Mosley is the latest
in the Easy Rawlins mystery series.
“Hunting Eve” is the latest in the Eve Duncan mystery series. “Hotshot” by Julie Garwood is a mystery about
three sisters who have inherited a resort.
“Death Angel” by Linda Fairstein is a murder mystery. “Dead, White, and Blue” by Carolyn Hart is
the latest in the Death on Demand mystery series. “Light of the World” by James Lee Burke us the
latest in the Dave Robicheaux series, this one set in Montana.
“The Hen of the Baskervilles” by Donna Andrews is the latest in the Meg
Langslow mystery series.
Other large print
Tell” is a romantic suspense story by Elizabeth Adler. “A Spear of Summer Grass” is a romance by
Deanna Raybourn. “The Highway” by C.J.
Box is a western. “Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave
Him the Wrong Finger” by Beth Harbison is a romance. “The Last Witness” by W.E.B. Griffin and
William E. Butterworth IV is the latest in the Badge of Honor series. “The White Princess” by Philippa Gregory is
an historical fiction book about the life and wife of Henry Tudor.
Books on CD
by William Kent Krueger is the latest in the Cork O’Connor mystery series.
Thanks to our donors
For books and
materials this week, we thank Virginia Bartlett, Rocky Brown, Julie Creech,
Keith Jacobson, Jan Lewis and Nancy Miquelon.
“Reading is the sole means by which we slip,
involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice,
another’s soul.” – Joyce Carol Oates, contemporary American novelist, short
story writer, playwright, poet and professor.
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