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Upcoming Events
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Date
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Interested in meeting other hand crafters and having time to just sit down and knit? Crocheters, Quilters and Needle workers are also welcome! For more information, speak to Joan Weiskotten. We will be meeting on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 6-8 pm. (December meeting will be the 3rd Tuesday) Unlike our classes, we won’t be instructing, but there's always someone to help you out of a difficult problem.

Come for any part of the evening.

Light refreshments will be served.

Location
Program Room C-D
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

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Date
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
The Clifton Park/Halfmoon Emergency Corps will present this workshop for teens in grade 6 & up. Participants will learn about injury prevention, common household emergencies, childhood emergencies & illnesses and how to deal with them. Hands-on activities may round out the session. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance. Required registration begins on December 1st.
Location
Program Room A-B
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

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Date
Monday, January 26, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Catch a viewing of Tim Burton's unusual take on Lewis Carroll's classic tale Alice in Wonderland. Refreshments will be served. Tea and crumpets, anyone?? For teens in Grade 6 & up. Registration requested.
Location
Program Room A-B
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

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Date
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Put your trivia knowledge to the test! Come as a team, or we'll make teams up when you get here. Food, fun and prizes!! For teens in Grade 6 and up. Registration requested.
Location
Program Room A-B
Library
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

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Important Message



TEENS TAKE NOTICE!! We are having problems with reviews not always being posted. If you have submitted a review and it doesn't show up, please retype your review in the NOTES box in the page where you log your minutes. I will make sure you get credit for posting a review!

To start your summer reading adventure, come to the Library for a program brochure and reading registration packet beginning the week of June 23.

To reach the program goals, teens who sign up for the program must read 1200 minutes (20 hours), and post at least 1 review (book, movie, music CD) to the Teen Summer Reading Club website. Teens will receive a certificate and prize upon successful completion of the program.


Teens who complete the program goals by August 17 will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing for a Samsung Galaxy 3 tablet, as well as for a few runner-up prizes.


This program is supported in part by Federal Library Services and Techology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Reviews
Review
Set in pre-Civil War society, this story follows a 12 year old boy named Huckleberry and his unlikely friend,
Jim who is a slave. In their adventure on the Mississippi River they are forced to see life through each other's eyes. This helps them in making important life decisions. The reader,too, is faced with challenging issues regarding the customs of society.It is a very thought provoking book!
Title
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Author
Mark Twain
Genre
Historical Fiction
Review
Chasing Lincoln's Killer is about the death of President Lincoln and the manhunt to find the assassin. John Wilkes Booth committed this crime and was on the run for twelve days before he was caught. The author did an excellent job describing the setting and characters I'd recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading history or adventure.
Title
Chasing Lincoln's Killer
Author
James Swanson
Genre
Historical Nonfiction
Review
The Hunger games is a great book. With alot of action and suspense it is an entertaining read for those ages 12 and up. I would reccomend this book to everyone who enjoys an action packed story with an intriguing plot!
Title
The Hunger Games
Author
Suzanne Collins
Genre
science fiction
Review
Welcome to Lincoln O’Neil’s spectacularly interesting world of: reading other people’s emails at ungodly hours. Lincoln never thought he’d end up as an “internet police officer”, scrolling through emails in the dead of night and finding all the internet black jack players, the gamblers, the perverts, through WebFence, an internet security system. Even with the added presence of Y2K and the stress that comes with it, Lincoln is bored out of his mind. He’d never seen himself doing anything but being with his ex-girlfriend Sam, and going to college. When Sam left Lincoln for another guy, Lincoln found himself lost in the world of work, Dungeons and Dragons, college (yet again) and finding a job that really fits him (with the aid of his sister, Eve). Meanwhile, Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder are experiencing problems of their own. Beth’s boyfriend Chris seems as if he’s getting increasingly uninterested and Beth just wants to settle down, though Chris doesn’t seem like the type to do that with. Jennifer is becoming increasingly scared with the looming presence of the big word: Family. That means, pregnancy, one of Jennifer’s most feared stages of life. However, Jennifer’s husband Mitch is the exact opposite. This leaves Jennifer with one of the biggest questions she’s faced: Is she really ready for this? Both women work for The Courier, a newspaper based in Nebraska, Beth as a movie critic and Jennifer as a Copy Editor working close by. These 3 characters find themselves entangled in the same story line, as Beth and Jennifer’s lives becoming increasingly difficult, and Lincoln’s “graveyard” shift becomes increasingly tiring. It’s only when Beth and Jennifer’s emails are becoming “red flagged” in the internet security system that Lincoln finds himself slowly falling in love with Beth. He never sends Beth or Jennifer an email warning. He passes Beth’s desk on purpose every night and spends dinners talking to Doris, the old lady who’s always refilling the soda machine. He starts going to the gym. He separates himself from his Dungeons and Dragons “social” group and joins Justin, an old college friend, for nights at bars instead. And finally, he moves out of his mother’s home. And then, Beth starts noticing Lincoln. Lose yourself Rowell’s engrossing novel about find yourself and doing what you believe is right with its adorable and relatable characters, you won’t ever regret it.
Title
Attachments
Author
Rainbow Rowell
Genre
Realistic Fiction