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Beyond The Hunger Games

Oh No!

I’ve finished The Hunger Games and where do I go from here?

 So you like Dystopian Novels.  Yes, those books which portray repressive societies keeping people in-line after a terrible war, plague, alien invasion, global warming, end of carbon fuel, brain eating zombies and/or other worldwide tragedies.  The future has never looked so bleak.  But you do not need to worry about a lack of reading material in the genre of Dystopia.  New City Library has plenty of titles available to satisfy every teen reader.  The following are just a few samples of some of the best teen Dystopian Fiction.

                Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

Fiction Audiobooks for May

BCD Bell
      Phantom
by Ted Bell.  Read by John Shea.  14 discs.  16+ hours.

BCD Brockmann
     Born to Darkness
by Suzanne Brockmann.  Read by Melanie Ewbank and Patrick Lawlor.  16 discs.  18+ hours.

BCD Chung
    Forgotten Country
by Catherine Chung.  Read by Emily Woo Zeller.  8 discs.  9 hours.

BCD Coben
     Stay Close
by Harlan Coben.  Read by Scott Brick.  9 discs.  11+ hours.

BCD Couch
     Tom Clancy Presents Act of Valor
by Dick Couch and George Galdorisi.  Read by Steven Weber.  8 discs.  8+ hours.

BCD Eco
     The Prague Cemetery
by Umberto Eco.  Read by George Guidall.  12 discs.  14+ hours.

BCD Graham
     The Unseen
by Heather Graham.  Read by Luke Daniels.  8 discs.  8+ hours.

April Fiction Audiobooks

CD Avery
     The Last Nude
by Ellis Avery.  Read by Therese Plummer and Barbara Caruso.  9 discs.  11+ hours.
     “…riveting lesbian love story of heart-stopping passion, rapture, and stunning duplicity. In 1920s Paris...”
     Booklist 12/1/11

BCD Bazell
      Wild Thing
by Josh Bazell.  Read by Robert Petkoff, featuring Stephanie Wolfe.  7 discs.  9 hours.
      “…a reclusive billionaire hires Pietro to escort paleontologist Violet Hurst on a million-dollar safari in Minnesota. Their job is to rendezvous with local guide Reggie Trager, who promises his exclusive clientele access to the White Lake Monster, a critter coveted by cryptozoologists (think Nessie, this one dubbed "Aquabigfoot" by Violet). Naturally, chaos ensues.”
     Kirkus 1/15/12

BCD Science Fiction Bear
     Halo: Primordium Book II
by Greg Bear.  Read by Tim Dadabo.  7 discs.  9+ hours.

March Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Addison
     A Walk Across the Sun
by Corban Addison.  Read by Soneela Nankani.  12 discs.  15+hours.

BCD  Ahmed
    Throne of the Crescent Moon
by Saladin Ahmed.  Read by Phil Gigante.  9 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD Bondurant
     The Night Swimmer
by Matt Bondurant.   Read by Hillary Huber.  8 discs.  9+ hours.

BCD Science Fiction Bova
     Power Play
by Ben Bova.  Read by Stefan Rudnicki.  8 discs.  9+ hours.

BCD Byatt
     Ragnarok: the end of the gods
by A.S. Byatt.  Read by Harriet Walter.  4 discs.  3+ hours.

BCD Cook
     Death Benefit
by Robin Cook.  Read by George Guidall.  10 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD Crombie
     No Mark Upon Her
by Deborah Crombie.  Read by Jenny Sterlin.  11 discs.  13+ hours.

New Fiction Audiobooks for February

BCD Barry
     Lunatics
by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel.  Read by the authors with Mark Thompson, Sean Kenin and Orlagh Cassidy.  6 discs.  6+ hours.     “Phillip Horkman is a by-the-rules kind of guy, a pet-store owner and soccer referee. Jeffrey Peckerman is a profane forensic plumber…. The New Jersey suburban dads collide when Horkman disqualifies what would have been a game-winning score made by Peckerman's daughter. The two embark on escalating violence that takes them on a wild car chase that gets viewed as a possible terrorist threat by the police.”
     Booklist 12/15/11

BCD Bond   
     Shock of War
by Larry Bond and Jim DeFelice.  10 discs.  11+ hours.

BCD Bradford
     Breaking the Rules
by Barbara Taylor Bradford.  Read by Katherine Kellgren.  11 discs.  13 hours.

BCD Clare

Teen Youth Board

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Chanda Bhandal and Marie Yatsyk, two of our officers got our members involved in a game of identity at the January 30th meeting.   Our next meeting will be Tuesday, February 28 at 7 pm in the library Meeting Room.  All teens interested in volunteering at the library should attend. Any special project or event will be discussed at that time.  New members are always welcome and we have great refreshments too.

Nonfiction Audiobooks winter 2012

BCD 158.1 Carnegie
     How to Win Friends & Influence People
by Dale Carnegie.  Read by Andrew MacMillan.  10 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD 158.1 Covey
     The 3rd Alternative: solving life’s most difficult problems
by Stephen R. Covey.  Read by Boyd Craig.  3 discs.  3+ hours.

BCD 248.4 Osteen
     Every Day a Friday: how to be happier 7 days a week
by Joel Osteen.  Read by the author.  8 discs.  9+ hours.

BCD 330.973 Dent
     The Great Crash Ahead: strategies for a world turned upside down
by Harry S. Dent.  Read by the author.  10 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD 330.973 Sachs
     The Price of Civilization
by Jeffrey D. Sachs.  Read by Richard McGonagle.  8 discs.  9+ hours.

BCD 364.163 Henriques

Free Practice SAT Coming Saturday, Feb. 4

The library is offering a free Practice SAT for high school students next Saturday, Feb. 4 from 9-1 in the Meeting Room of the library.  All students must register in person, online or by phone, 634-4997, extension 126 or 125.  This four-hour SAT from the Princeton Review gives students the opportunity to experience the test and discover what score they can expect.  The student needs several #2 pencils and a calculator.  You can also bring a small snack and resealable beverage for the short break time.  The Scores Back session will be Tuesday, March 6 at 7 pm.  That session is open to both parents and students, and the tests will be returned at that time for a quick review of the exam.  For those students who can not pick up their scores on that date, the library will hold the results until the end of June at the adult reference desk.

January Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Baldacci
     Zero Day
by David Baldacci.  Read by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy.  12 discs.  13+ hours.

BCD Barclay
     The Accident
by Linwood Barclay.  Read by Peter Berkrot.  11 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD Brooks
     The Measure of the Magic
by Terry Brooks.  Read by Phil Gigante.  12 discs.  14+ hours.

BCD Clancy
     Locked On
by Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney.  Read by Lou Diamond Phillips.  15 discs.  17+ hours.

BCD Coben
     Miracle Cure
by Harlan Coben.  Read by Scott Brick.  11 discs.  13+ hours.

BCD Connelly
      The Brass Verdict
by Michael Connelly.   Read by Peter Giles.  10 diccs.  11+ hours.

December Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Adler-Olsen
     The Keeper of Lost Causes
by Jussi Adler-Olsen.  Translated by Lisa Hartford.  Read by Erik Davies.  13 discs.  15+ hours.

BCD Archer
     Only Time Will Tell
by Jeffrey Archer.  Read by Roger Allan.  10 discs.  10 + hours.

BCD Child
       The Affair
by lee Child.  Read by Dick Hill.  11 discs.  14 hours.

BCD Christer
     The Stonehenge Legacy
by Sam Christer.  Read by David Thorpe.  10 discs.  13 hours.

BCD Science Fiction Cline
      Ready  Player One
by Ernest Cline.  Read by Wil Wheaton.  13 discs.  15+ hours.

BCD Coelho
     Aleph
by Paulo Coelho.  Read by Mark Bramhall.  7 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD  Colfer

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