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We had a great time cooking last night!  Twenty-one kids helped make a yummy blueberry salad and a chocolate dessert called “Dirt Cup” that even had (gummy) worms in it! Then they got to dig in and eat their creations.

Cooking for Teens!

       A huge THANK YOU to Detective Ron Nelsen, Evidence Technician for the Scarborough Police Department, who presented a great program on Forensics to a group of very interested middle school kids at the library. He showed them how footprints and fingerprints are collected, and gave them a chance to try dusting their own fingerprints.  Here are some pictures of the event:

Did you love Divergent?

          I know a bunch of you have loved Divergent and Its sequel, Insurgent.  While you wait for Allegiant to be published (not until October 22!), here are some other dystopian novels.  Each one is the first in a series, so you’ll have plenty to read.

I love summer reading!

I love books.  Oh, I also own a Kindle, but I love the feel of a book in my hand.  I 'm an avid reader – one of those people who actually write “Reading” as one of my hobbies.   Years younger than my brother and sister (I was only 10 when they both left home for college), I read a lot, finding a cure for loneliness by connecting with characters in a good story.

Mark November 22nd on your calendar!

      That’s the day the movie, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” based on the second book in Suzanne Collin’s The Hunger Games trilogy, opens!  The sequel picks up where the last film left off with Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence) winning the 74th annual Hunger Games along with Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson).  As the couple embarks on their Victory Tour of all the districts, it becomes clear that a revolution is on the brink - with Katniss and Peeta at the center of it.

Maine Student Book Award

The Maine Student Book Award, a joint project of the Maine Library Association, Maine Association of School Libraries, and Maine Reading Association, has been around for decades.  While most awards for children’s books are chosen by adults (I mean, what’s up with that, right?) the Maine Student Book Award is awarded each spring to a book that kids in grades 4-8 in Maine have chosen by voting.  A committee chooses a list of books, published the previous year. Kids can suggest books to go on the list.  Kids in grades 4-8 read from the list, and then vote by April 1st.