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Librarian Book Club - Jan 2015

posted Jan 14, 2015, 7:18 AM by SLMSSENY Board   [ updated Jan 14, 2015, 12:05 PM ]

Our next meeting will be on

Thursday, January 29 at 4:30 pm 

at Elements on Mamaroneck Ave in White Plains.


We will discuss Searching for Sarah Rector by Tonya Bolden and The Crossover by Kwame Alexander.


Please feel free to forward this to anyone you may know who might be interested in joining us. Newcomers are always welcome!

Not just for YA Book Club

posted Jan 14, 2015, 7:14 AM by SLMSSENY Board   [ updated Jan 14, 2015, 7:14 AM ]

Join us on Friday February 13, 2015 at 6:30pm
at PANERA BREAD
1 North Broadway White Plains, NY 10601

For an open discussion group for adults who read (YA) Young Adult Literature.  Come join us to talk about our featured book, YA buzz, and also bring reading suggestions for possible featured books for future meetings.

We are now on GOODREADS. Please sign up for an account and join the group online.

FEATURED BOOK for FEBRUARY 2015:   Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen

He’s young. He’s hot. He’s also evil. He’s . . . the librarian.

When Cynthia Rothschild’s best friend, Annie, falls head over heels for the new high-school librarian, Cyn can totally see why. He’s really young and super cute and thinks Annie would make an excellent library monitor. But after meeting Mr. Gabriel, Cyn realizes something isn’t quite right. Maybe it’s the creepy look in the librarian’s eyes, or the weird feeling Cyn gets whenever she’s around him. Before long Cyn realizes that Mr. Gabriel is, in fact . . . a demon. Now, in addition to saving the school musical from technical disaster and trying not to make a fool of herself with her own hopeless crush, Cyn has to save her best friend from the clutches of the evil librarian, who also seems to be slowly sucking the life force out of the entire student body! From best-selling author Michelle Knudsen, here is the perfect novel for teens who like their horror served up with a bit of romance, plenty of humor, and some pretty hot guys (of both the good and evil variety).

We will also talk about YA literature (what YA books you are reading other than the group read), pop culture, movies, music, video games, apps, and other YA related topics you would like to bring up.

RSVP to Anne Quick aquick@wlsmail.org (914) 231-3055 OR Z at 914-375-7967 z@ypl.org

LOCATION INFORMATION: PANERA BREAD
1 North Broadway  White Plains, New York 10601.

Metered parking available in the One North Broadway (Walmart/Burlington Coat Factory) Garage OR on the street.

Click Here For Event Flyer

 

THIS BOOK CLUB IS SPONSORED BY THE YOUTH SERVICES SECTION OF THE WESTCHESTER LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

Mock Book Awards - Jan 15

posted Dec 9, 2014, 2:14 PM by SLMSSENY Board   [ updated Dec 9, 2014, 2:14 PM ]

  

  SAVE THE DATE 

Thursday January 15, 2015

Rain/snow date: January 22, 2015


FOR THE 2015 WLA/WLS MOCK AWARDS

   6-8:45pm

 at the White Plains Public Library, 

100 Martine Avenue

White Plains NY 10601



This event will be open to those working in school, public, academic, & special libraries, 

the book publishing industry, library school students and adults interested in Children’s and Young Adult Literature. This is not an event for Children or Teens.


MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW SOON, check www.westchesterlibraryassociation.org for updates, including reading lists for all three awards, event timings, networking & discussion information and the event food menu.  Registration link coming soon.

  


We look forward to seeing you for a friendly gathering full of food, fun, and lively discussions.



For more information you can contact either of the following librarians:

Sarah Rodriguez srodriguez@wlsmail.org or

Elizabeth Coppola elizabethcoppola@wpcsd.k12.ny.us 


Librarian Book Club

posted Nov 18, 2014, 3:20 PM by SLMSSENY Board   [ updated Nov 18, 2014, 3:21 PM ]


The next Librarian Book Club will be on 


Tuesday, December 9 at 4:30 at Elements on Mamaroneck 

Ave. in White Plains.


We'll be discussing Egg and Spoon by Gregory McGuire and Paper Cowboy by Kristin Levine. I hope we see you there!

NOT JUST FOR YA BOOK CLUB*

posted Nov 18, 2014, 3:13 PM by SLMSSENY Board   [ updated Nov 18, 2014, 3:14 PM ]

Join us on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 6:30pm
at PANERA BREAD
1 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10601
for an open discussion group for adults who read (YA) Young Adult Literature. Come join us to talk about 
our featured book, anything which has the YA buzz and also bring reading suggestions for possible featured 
books for future meetings.
DECEMBER 2014 Featured Book –
NOGGIN
by John Corey Whaley
Listen — Travis Coates was alive once and then he wasn’t.
Now he’s alive again. Simple as that.
The in between part is still a little fuzzy, but he can tell you that, at some 
point or another, his head got chopped off and shoved into a freezer in 
Denver, Colorado. Five years later, it was reattached to some other guy’s 
body, and well, here he is. Despite all logic, he’s still 16 and everything and 
everyone around him has changed. That includes his bedroom, his parents, 
his best friend, and his girlfriend. Or maybe she’s not his girlfriend anymore? 
That’s a bit fuzzy too. Looks like if the new Travis and the old Travis are ever 
going to find a way to exist together, then there are going to be a few more 
scars. Oh well, you only live twice…
We will also talk about YA literature (what YA books you are reading other than the group read), pop culture, movies, 
music, video games, apps, teen reading/publishing trends and any other YA related topics you would like to bring up! 

*FIND US ON GOODREADS. Please sign up for an account and join the group online!
RSVP to Anne Quick aquick@wlsmail.org or Z z@ypl.org
LOCATION INFORMATION: PANERA BREAD - 1 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10601 
Metered parking available in the One North Broadway Garage or on the street.
THIS BOOK CLUB IS SPONSORED BY THE YOUTH SERVICES SECTION OF THE WESTCHESTER LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

2014 Fall into Books Children’s and Teens Literature Conference

posted Sep 16, 2014, 6:45 PM by SLMSSENY Board   [ updated Sep 22, 2014, 3:38 PM ]

Join us for the 2014 Fall into Books Children’s and Teens Literature Conference!

Date: Friday, October 17, 2014

Location: Ramada Fishkill , 542 Route 9, Fishkill, NY 12524


Regular registration: $65 Postmarked by September 19, 2014

Keynote Speaker: Mark Siegel

Author Speaker: Patricia Reilly Giff

Local Authors: Stefan BolzRenee Pearce (author) & Kaylin Ruffino (illustrator)Jacqueline Dooley

2014 FIB Discussion groups and schedule

2014 FIB Registration Form

Click here to see photos from past FIB Conferences!

Librarian Book Club

posted Sep 15, 2014, 11:29 AM by SLMSSENY Board   [ updated Sep 22, 2014, 3:39 PM ]

Librarian Book Club will be on October 8 at 4 PM at Elements in White Plains on Mamaroneck Ave.

We'll be discussing Wild Things by Betsy Bird (a book about children's literature) and those who wish to are asked to bring a children's - or YA - book to share.

If the weather is nice we'll be on the roof, so if you don't see us in the main part of the restaurant, head up the stairs. :-) See you there!

NOT JUST FOR YA BOOK CLUB

posted Sep 15, 2014, 11:26 AM by SLMSSENY Board   [ updated Sep 22, 2014, 3:39 PM ]

An open book discussion group for adults who read (YA) young adult literature. Join us to talk about our featured books, YA buzz, pop culture, movies, music, games, apps and any other YA related topics. Bring along your reading suggestions for featured books for future meetings.  

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October's book is:  The Paladin Prophecy   by Mark Frost

Will West is careful to live life under the radar. At his parent's insistence, he's made sure to get mediocre grades and to stay in the middle of the pack on his cross-country team. Then Will slips up, accidentally scoring off the charts on a nationwide exam. Now Will is being courted by an exclusive prep school...and is being followed by men driving black sedans. When Will suddenly loses his parents, he must flee to the school. There he begins to explore all that he's capable of - physical and mental feats that should be impossible - and learns that his abilities are connected to a struggle between titanic forces that has lasted for millennia.  

The author, Mark Frost, is the co-creator of the ground breaking television series,  Twin Peaks. He brings his unique vision to this sophisticated adventure, which combines mystery, heart-pounding action and the supernatural.


                            

 Friday, October 17th at 6:30 at Panera Bread

1 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10601

NOTE:   THIS IS THE THIRD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH -  NOT THE USUAL FIRST.                         

This group is now on GOODREADS. Sign up for an account and join the group online.       

For more information contact Anne Quick, aquick@wlsmail.org914-231-3055 or Z, z@ypl.org914-375-7967.

Metered parking available in the One North Broadway (Walmart/Burlington Coat Factory) Garage or on the street. This book club is sponsored by the Youth Services Section of WLA.

SLMSSENY Margarita Mixer!

posted Sep 11, 2014, 7:02 PM by SLMSSENY Board   [ updated Sep 22, 2014, 3:39 PM ]

Margarita

When: October 17 at 4:00pm
Where: Maya Cafe & Cantina in Fishkill, New York

Join your fellow SLMSSENY members for a fun night out after the Fall Into Books Conference at the Maya Cafe & Cantina in Fishkill. It's just a short drive (half a mile?) south on Rt. 9 from the FIB hotel, same side of the road. If you are not attending Fall Into Books, the restaurant is conveniently located on Rt 9, just south of the I-84 interchange, on the east side of the road. They have great food and drinks and a nice atmosphere to chat and network with colleagues. RSVPs would be appreciated, but are not required.

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