September 1, 2016

News & Updates
Welcome back, everyone, to a brand new school year and the first day of September. For those who are new, for those who are forgetful, and for those who never bothered to read my newsletter last year (side-eye emoji), this is the LRC weekly newsletter. Every Tuesday, this newsletter will feature new books, magazines, technology tips, and videos that will give you life!

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Welcome back, everybody. May your school year be as good as a trunk full of pugs.


This week's magazines are available on the coffee table in the LRC.


All the Bright Places (2015) by Jennifer Niven

Location: FIC Niven
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Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.
Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister's recent death.
When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it's unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the "natural wonders" of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It's only with Violet that Finch can be himself-a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who's not such a freak after all. And it's only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet's world grows, Finch's begins to shrink.
The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park in this exhilarating and heart-wrenching love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die.--

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Nimona (2015) by Noelle Stevenson

Call Number: GRA Stevenson
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Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel is perfect for the legions of fans of the web comic and is sure to win Noelle many new ones.

Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are.

But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit. 
-- Goodreads

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Brown Girl Dreaming  (2014) by  Jacqueline Woodson 
Call Number:  FIC Woodson
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National Book Award, Winner
Coretta Scott King Award, Winner
Newbery Award, Honor Book

Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. 
Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child's soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson's eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become.
-- Goodreads

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Tech Corner

Prisma (app)

You think Instagram has the best filters? Think again. The newest and free-est instant photo editing app from this summer is called Prisma, and it's impressive. 

Take any photo with your device's camera or upload photos from your photo roll, and choose which master artist to channel through your filter. Make your selfies look like they were painted by Van Gogh. Make your food-Grams look like a Mondrian painting. Make your pretentious latte art into actual art! Filters are inspired by artists such as Picasso, Munch, Lichtenstein, Hokusai, Kandinsky, and many more.

Download the app on iTunes here...
Download the app for Android here...
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