With a raspy voice caused by an attack that also left a scar running across her neck, Native Alaskan Aleut Kate Shugak investigates the disappearance of two men in A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow. The first, a park ranger with unpopular opinions and an equally unpopular relationship with an Aleut woman, and […]Read More from 10 to Try Mystery Challenge: NW Authors
Biting your fingernails in dread when you think about taking the SAT or the ACT? Come sit down with tutors at three libraries this summer who will help you prepare! You can get help using resources, practice answering real test questions, and study different sections of the test. Tutoring sessions are held at: Newport Way Library, […]Read More from SAT/ACT Test Prep Tutors are Here to Help!
Want to see more of Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock? Now you can linger over illustrations of him in a manga version of the hit TV show! For my fifth month of reading only mysteries in completing the 10 to Try challenge, I chose this reboot of the BBC show's very first episode to complete the graphic novel category. Sherlock Originally published […]Read More from 10 to Try Mystery Challenge: Graphic Novels
When you find a body under your floor that's been dead for decades, you've got the makings of a cold case mystery. But when it's told in chapters that alternate between the past and the present, there is nothing cold about it. Published since 1942 is a 10 to Try category that invites you to explore the […]Read More from 10 to Try Mystery Challenge: Since 1942
Listening to short stories on audiobook made my commute this month a lot more interesting. Usually when I listen to an audiobook in the car, there's always a moment where I lose interest in the story and the narrator's voice washes over me. But with short story collections, I enjoyed the variety of plots that […]Read More from 10 to Try Mystery Challenge: Short Stories
In this second month of challenging myself to read only mysteries in completing 10 to Try, I chose a bestselling young adult (YA) debut that was recently optioned by Universal Pictures: City of Saints & Thieves Christina "Tiny Girl" lives by a set of rules: I don't exist. Trust no one. Thieves don't have friends. Choose your target […]Read More from 10 to Try Mystery Challenge: Debut
When I heard about 10 to Try, I decided to challenge myself by reading a genre I have a love/hate relationship with: mystery. Why do I love some mysteries but can't get into others? How many flavors of mystery are there? Each month I'll read a mystery in one of the 10 to Try categories, and this month it's […]Read More from 10 to Try Mystery Challenge: STEM
Season 1 of Westworld took me on a twisted thrill ride, so enduring until the release of season 2 in 2018 is going to be painful. If you're suffering like me, try one of these titles to ease your discomfort: Want more sci-fi/western-themed television? Try Firefly, a spicy space western with cult status that was cancelled too soon. Firefly […]Read More from Westworld Fans: Try These While You Wait!
This winter, tweens and teens can learn how to build and launch a rocket into orbit at KCLS libraries thanks to funding from the KCLS Foundation. Am I talking about real rockets that are hundreds of feet tall? No. I'm talking about virtual rockets that you can build in the computer game Kerbal Space Program. It's got little green men […]Read More from Want to Launch a Rocket into Space?
Mark November 5 on your calendar, because HTC is bringing the Vive virtual reality system to Newport Way Library for Maker Day! From 10 am to 5 pm, ages 13+ will have a chance to don the headset and paint in 3D with Tilt Brush. And there's even more going on at Maker Day for all ages. Catch […]Read More from Want to Try Virtual Reality?
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