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Learn About the Olympics

Learn About the Olympics

Websites:

Dewey Decimal Numbers for Each Olympic Sport:

Olympic Sport Call Number Chart

Books:

What Are the Summer Olympics Olympics Olympic Record Breakers Great Moments in the Summer Olympics
The Boys in the Boat The First Olympis of Ancient Greece The World's Greatest Olympians The World of Olympics
Records Scandals History Events
Great Olympic Moments Inside the Olympics G is for Gold Medal A Passion for Victory
Massacre in Munich
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Olympic Athletes

Olympic Athletes

The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games of the XXXI Olympiad begin this Friday, August 5th and last until August – 21st. It will be fun to see who the new Olympic champions will be. We all have our favorites from previous years. Here is a list of websites and books to help you find out more about your favorite Olympic athletes.

Websites:

Books:

Nadia the Girl Who Couldn't Sit Still Kerri Strug and the Magnificent Seven Gabby Douglas Jesse Owens Fastest Man Alive
Wilma Rudolph Michael Phelps Usain Bolt Who Is Muhammad Ali
Swimming With Faith Jim Thorpe
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Staff Pick: Far Out Fairy Tales

Staff Pick: Far Out Fairy Tales

Far Out Fairy Tales

A compilation of five previously published fairy tales, twisted, turned inside out, and reworked for the graphic novel format.

Sean Tulien delivers five far out takes in this colorful and fun book that breathes new life into classic fairy tales. Classic Tales with Modern Twists presents Far Out Fairy Tales. Sneak along with Ninja-rella as she protects the Prince! Red Riding Hood Superhero takes on the Big Bad Wolf to save President Grandma from the destructive Big Bad Wolf-Bot! A splash of Sci-Fi brings you Snow White and the Seven Robots. Inspire young kids to read with this colorful book of tales that takes them on wonderful adventures. Each story has a summary after it with interesting facts and history about the fairy tale. It also compares the differences between the original and the new story. Help kids that don’t care for fairy tales to discover how much fun they can be.

Recommended by: Jason Walters – Brightwood Branch

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Staff Pick: Roller Girl

Staff Pick: Roller Girl

Roller Girl

A graphic novel adventure about a girl who discovers roller derby right as she and her best friend are growing apart.

Astrid and Nicole always do everything together, including going on sometimes odd outings with Astrid’s mother. One evening, they go to a roller derby bout, and Astrid is instantly fascinated with the idea of going to roller derby camp that summer. Nicole, however, would rather go to ballet camp, and is already making friends with the same interest. When Nicole seems to betray her, the whole world spins out of control.

Astrid has to deal with roller derby camp without Nicole, the looming start of middle school at the end of the summer, and learning how to get along with a new group of friends. She turns to her idol, Rainbow Bite, for advice. Can Astrid make the transition from “Rose Dud” to Roller Girl, and keep her new friends, while still hanging on to Nicole?

Recommended by: Beth Pintal – Nora Branch

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Harry Potter Birthday Bash July 30th

Harry Potter Birthday Bash July 30th

16-11137_HarryPotterBirthday_CCI_300x200Harry Potter Birthday Bash – Celebrate the script release of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II,” as well as Harry Potter’s 36th birthday at Glendale Library, Saturday, July 30th from 10am – 4pm. Schedule

  • games
  • prizes
  • Harry Potter movie marathon
  • photo booth
  • 2 p.m. performance by the improv group, One Size Fits All
  • costumes are welcome
  • birthday cake will be served at 3 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is an upcoming stage play that opens July 30, 2016 at the Palace Theatre, London, England. This book of the play’s script will be released July 31, 2016. We have the book on order now – you can start placing holds! Choose which format:

The story is set nineteen years after the ending of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and follows Harry Potter, now a Ministry of Magic employee, and his youngest son Albus Severus Potter.

“As an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and a father, Harry Potter struggles with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs while his youngest son, Albus finds the weight of the family legacy difficult to bear.”

Websites:

Cursed Child Photo


Websites:


Books:

The Unofficial Guide to Crafting the World of Harry PotterJ.K. Rowling: Author of Harry PotterJ.K. Rowling: Creator of Harry Potter

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook The Unofficial Harry Potter Party Book Harry Potter Handbook The Unofficial Harry Potter Vocabulary Builder
Kids’ letters to Harry Potter The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter The Sorcerer’s Companion Ultimate Unofficial Harry Potter Trivia Book
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