A monthly guide to your
community library, its
programs and services
Issue No. 215, January 2007
Soprano Máire O’Brien performs January 21 The library will be closed Sunday and
Monday, December 31 and Januar y 1
Soprano Máire O’Brien vis- Other performances in twen- Nerea, James Adler’s Memento in observance of New Year’s Eve and
its on Sunday, Januar y 21 at 3 tieth centur y reper toire include Mori: An AIDS Requiem and New Year’s Day. The librar y will be
p.m. to per form songs by Augusta Read Thomas’ Ligeia at Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3 on the open 1 to 5 p.m on Monday, January 15
Debussy, Handel and Richard the Aspen Music Festival, at Naxos Label. for Martin Luther King Day.
Hundley and settings of poetry by Spoleto USA, Bernstein’s Trouble A native of Dublin, Ireland,
W.B. Yeats. She will be accompa- in Tahiti as a Young Artist at the Ms. O’Brien trained at the Doug Block screens 51
nied by pianist Mark Riggleman. prestigious Juilliard Opera Center Juilliard Opera Center and holds
The Washington Post says and Jenny Diver in Britten’s The a bachelor’s degree from Trinity Birch Street
Máire O’Brien’s performance in Beggar’s Opera. She has sung at College, Dublin, and a master’s of Documentar y filmmaker Doug Block,
Or f f ’s Carmina Burana at the the Meet the Virtuoso Series at the music from the Juilliard School. will introduce his film and answer ques-
Kennedy Center with the Wash- 92nd Street Y, the Masterworks Se- tions after wards on Friday, Januar y 5
ington Chor us “was fresh and ries at Shenandoah Conservatory, and again on Tuesday, Januar y 16 at
sweet in the soprano arias, and VA and at the Music at Penn Alps 7:30 p.m. See the calendar of events for
she has both the stratospheric Series in Maryland. a complete description.
high notes and the raw courage to Ms. O’Brien was a regional
take on the solo “Dulcissimme!” finalist of the Metropolitan Opera
O’Brien received enthusiastic National Council Competition. She
praise for her New York City Op- was the only two-time winner of the Disability survey
era debut as Miss Jessel in E. Nakamichi Concerto Competi- In an effort to better ser ve Port resi-
Britten’s Turn of the Screw. The tion at the Aspen Music Festival dents with disabilities, the library will
New York Times hailed her por- and has been awarded prizes at conduct a sur vey to gather data from
trayal as “vivid and well sung.” the Premio Sanremo Musica Clas- people in our community. The sur vey
Her powerful performance as the sic and Iris Adami Corradetti In- will allow individuals with various dis-
Duchess in Powder Her Face, by ter national Voice Competition abilities to share their experiences
acclaimed composer Thomas (Italy), the Olga Koussevitsky about using the library.
Adès, was heard at the Aspen Mu- Competition and Genevieve B.
sic Festival, in its American stage Gauemann Award (New York) and
premiere conducted by the com- the New Jersey State Opera Com-
poser, and at Brooklyn Academy petition. She is a recipient of a Director’s Cut
of Music’s Next Wave Festival Gerda Lissner Foundation Career On Thursday, February 1 at 8 p.m. film
with the Brooklyn Philharmonic Grant. expert John Bosco will screen and dis-
Orchestra, conducted by Robert On CD, Ms. O’Brien is to be cuss House of Sand (Casa de Areua)
Spano. heard in Handel’s Deidamia as (2005-115 min.). In Brazil in 1910,
Vasco de Sá moves with his pregnant
wife Áurea and her mother Maria to a
desert near a lagoon. When his work-
ers abandon the place and Vasco dies,
the two women are left alone without
any resources. Brazilian filmmaker
Andrucha Waddington directs his wife,
Fernanda Torres, and his mother-in-law,
Fernanda Montenegro, in dual roles.
The film is in Portuguese with English
Join us for a Tai Chi demonstration and
workshop on Thursday, February 8 at
A new library 8 p.m. Developed in China a few hun-
dred years ago, Tai Chi is a type of mar-
resource tial art that is known for its health ben-
efits. Release tension and stress with
Elly Shodell, Cur t Master Sitan Chen, who has won over
Trinko and Carol Clarke 32 gold medals and the title of Cham-
present the official Guide to pion in national and international Tai
the Residents for a More Chi competitions. Audience participa-
Beautiful Por t Washington tion follows the demonstration.
Archives, at the Residents
Annual Meeting in Decem-
ber. Funding for the project
was provided by the Docu- In the Main Gallery
mentar y Heritage Program Larry Dinkin exhibits his Serigraph Visions: Improbable to Inevitable January 3
of the New York State Ar- through 29. The Art Advisory Council hosts a reception for the artist on Saturday,
chives. January 6 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Friends Cabin Fever Series
The Friends of the Library for Best Feature.
hosts its popular Cabin Fever Se- Having It Almost, a new mu-
ries again this winter. The first pro- sical that had its world premiere at
gram, featuring Wendy Perelman, the New York Musical Theatre Fes-
will be on Wednesday, Februar y tival on September 13, 2006, was
14 at 9:30 a.m. at Main 415. Cost conceived by Wendy, a 40-some-
of the program is $15. Registra- thing woman living in Los Angeles,
tion information is available at the who had left New York and her ca-
librar y. Ms. Perelman is a musi- reer years earlier to get married,
cal theater writer who will speak raise kids and be a housewife.
about writing and producing a Wendy had never expected to
musical. put aside her creative dreams, but
Wendy is a graduate of the upon doing so, found that the life
music theatre program at the Cin- of wife, mother and mini-van driver
cinnati Conser vator y of Music. was not as fulfilling as she had
She has appeared in New York at imagined. The seeds of what
the Second Stage and Equity Li- would become Having It Almost
brar y Theatres, The Triad, The grew out of Wendy’s need to ex-
Library Trustee Everett Ballroom and Don’t Tell Mama.
Regional work includes the world
premiere of Dear at the Syracuse
press her creative self.
She enlisted her TV pro-
ducer-husband, Jeremiah Bos-
Brenner remembered Stage, Some Enchanted Evening at
the Pennsylvania Stage, The Not
Mikado at the Virginia Opera,
gang, and with the help of ASCAP
and BMI, canvassed the theatre
community for trunk songs that
Life, Love and Lullabies: and Cantorial Investiture. Starting Here, Starting Now at the addressed the issues she wanted to
Mostly Theater Music, a concert to Amy and her husband, How- New American Theatre, Diana in explore (namely those of women in
honor the memor y Everett ard, a gastroenterologist, live in A Chorus Line at the Lobero The- their 40s). Subsequently, in col-
Brenner, will be presented on Sat- nor ther n New Hampshire with atre, Trina in Falsettos at the laborating with her close friends
urday, Januar y 6 at 7:30 p.m. by their twin sons, Aden and Jack. People’s Light & Theatre Com- David Goldsmith (co-book writer
Mr. Brenner’s daughter, mezzo-so- The accompanist for the con- pany, Pam in Baby at the Corbett and lyricist) and John Kavanaugh
prano Amy Brenner Mitz. Ev cer t will be Deirdre Brenner, Theatre, Little Me at the Birming- (composer), what was once a mu-
Brenner, who passed away in Amy’s cousin, who has performed ham Theatre, and the Cincinnati sical revue of songs, evolved into
January, 2005, was a Trustee of the in concerts throughout the United Playhouse in the Park. Wendy a full-fledged book musical. And
librar y. States, UK, Ireland and continen- toured the U.S. with My One and now, four years later, the project
Everett Brenner was a the- tal Europe. Only and has performed in Korea has completed its world premiere
ater aficionado, who particularly A Cape Cod native, Deirdre and Japan. She co-produced and showcase at the New World Stages
enjoyed the versatility of Audra earned her Bachelor of Ar ts de- co-starred in the indie film Good in Manhattan, as part of the pres-
MacDonald. Therefore, the con- gree from Dartmouth College and Money, which won the 1997 New tigious New York Musical Theatre
cert will consist primarily of the- her Master of Music degree from York Comedy Film Festival award Festival.
ater music. the Royal Academy of Music in
A Por t Washington native, London. She studied at the Royal
Amy Brenner Mitz attended Port Irish Academy of Music in Dublin
Washington Public Schools, grad- with Dr. John O’Connor. She has
uating from Paul D. Schreiber also studied with Loretta Slovak,
High School. She also graduated Sally Pinkas, Colin Stone and
from Clark University with a BA Julius Drake. She is cur rently
in English Literature and from studying lieder, coaching and per-
Hebrew Union College in New formance at the Vienna Conserva-
York City, where she received a tory in Vienna, Austria.
Master’s degree in Sacred Music
In the Photography Gallery
Bill Englander has lived in one photographer worth a thou-
Port Washington for 35 years, and sand lawyers? I look for the mo-
practiced law for nearly 60 years. ments between — before or after
His photographs will be exhibited the purposeful gesture, during the
Januar y 3 through Februar y 28 unexpected pause, or the unob-
in the Photography Gallery. ser ved meditation. The lens di-
He writes, “For the past 35 vides the world into an infinite
years, photography has liberated number of par ts. Why do I see
FACES IN THE NEWS: Pictured above is the first family to borrow a pass (avail- me from the tyranny of language some of them while you see oth-
able at the Circulation Desk) to Old Westbury Gardens. The pass admits 2 adults that my law practice has imposed. ers? No doubt the choice is com-
and their children. Passes are for use by Port Washington card holders only, and I have often asked myself: if a pic- pelled by the sum of our lives up
may be borrowed for 3 days. Please note: There is a $2/day overdue charge. ture is worth a thousand words, is to the very moment of exposure.”
Author visits planned
Port Washington resident Ri- York City’s political and economic
chard Sonnenfeldt, author of Wit- life. Barron also explores the art
ness to Nuremburg, visits on Tues- and science of developing a piano’s
day, January 9 at 7:30 p.m. timbre and character before its
In this gripping memoir by first performance.
the chief American interpreter at James Barron is a staf f re-
the Nuremberg trials, Sonnen- porter for The New York Times.
feldt recounts a remarkable life. Over the past 25 years, his writing
By the time he was 18 years old, has appeared in vir tually ever y
he had grown up in Germany, es- section of the paper and has
caped to England, been deported ranged from breaking coverage of
to Australia as a “German enemy the September 11 attacks and the
alien,” ar rived in the United 2003 New York City blackout to
States, and joined the U.S. army. The Gates public art installation in
By age 22 he had fought in the Central Park. Juilliard graduate
Battle of the Bulge and helped lib- Philip Fisher will perform on our
erate the Dachau concentration own recently refurbished Steinway
camp, when he was appointed grand. Books will be available for
chief interpreter for the American signing courtesy of the Friends of
prosecution of Nazi war criminals the Library.
at the Nuremberg trials. During
his service, he spent pretrial time
with Hermann Goering as well as
other top Nazi leaders like von
Ribbentrop, Rudolph Hoess and
Julius Streicher, the infamous edi-
tor of the anti-Semitic Der Sturmer.
As an engineer in later life, he
was a principal developer of color Top: Carol Hiller, Ellen Zimmerman and Pam O’Connell of the FOL board receiv-
TV and computer technology and ing a proclamation from TONH Councilman Fred Pollack. Bottom left: Silent vaude-
a key player in NASA’s prepara- villian Chip Bryant entertained more than 60 children, including Mariel O’Connell,
tion of the first moon shot. Follow- and led a parade into the Children’s Room. Bottom right: Two-time Pulitzer winner
ing his presentation, Mr. Sonnen- Walt Bogdanich of The New York Times regaled a large crowd with stories of his
investigative reporting exploits.
feldt will sign copies of his book,
available courtesy of Friends of
James Barron visits on Sun-
day, Januar y 14 at 3 p.m. to
Friends turns 40 in style
present Piano: The Making of a Nearly 400 people attended Michael Balboni, State Assembly-
Steinway Concert Grand. the weekend-long 40th anniversary man Thomas DiNapoli and
In this captivating narrative, celebration of the Friends of the Nassau County Legislator Craig
Bar ron tells the stor y of one Library held November 3 through Johnson sent proclamations con-
Steinway piano, from raw lumber 5. Seven events — from a vaude- gratulating the FOL and recogniz-
to finished instrument. Barron fol- ville show for kids, to a lecture on ing its four decades of service. In
lows that brand-new piano on its investigative journalism, to a gos- addition, the FOL held ar t and
eleven-month journey through the pel concert — thrilled patrons of writing contests for children in
Steinway factory, where time-hon- all ages and interests. “There was grades K-6 on the theme of “What
ored manufacturing methods vie tr uly something for ever yone,” I love about our library.” A list of
with modern-day industrial effi- said Amy Bass, FOL president. winners may be found on the
ciency. He looks over the shoul- Elected of ficials including U.S. FOL’s webpage at www.pwpl.org/
ders of men and women — some Senators Charles Schumer and fol. All 60 entries were on view in
second- and third-generation em- Hillar y Clinton, TONH Council- the Children’s Room.
ployees, some recent immigrants man Fred Pollack, State Senator
— who transform wood and steel
into a concer t grand. Together,
they carry on the traditions begun
more than 150 years ago by the
immigrants who founded
Steinway & Sons — a family that
soared to prominence in the mu-
sic world and, for a while, in New
What’s new in TeenSpace
continued from back page
school musical. (YA Fic Shulman) Chinese Americans trying to par-
The Rules of Survival by ticipate in popular culture.
Nancy Werlin. Seventeen-year-old (Graphic YA Fic Yang)
Matthew recounts his attempts to The Book Thief by Markus
free himself and his sisters from Zusak. Tr ying to make sense of
the grip of their emotionally and the horrors of World War II, Death
physically abusive mother. (YA Fic relates the stor y of Liesel — a AN INTERGENERATIONAL AFTERNOON: Seniors shared their stories about Port
Washington with fifth grade classes from Sousa Elementary School at the library
Werlin) young German girl whose book- on October 13. Clipboards, pencils, cameras and questions in hand, the students
American Born Chinese by stealing and stor y-telling talents sat mesmerized as seniors traveled down memory lane. Library program coordi-
Gene Luen Yang and Gene Yang. help sustain her family and the nator Jessica Ley, Sousa School and Friends of the Arts worked together on
Alternates three interrelated sto- Jewish man they are hiding. (YA Finding Port: Sharing Our Stories, a pilot project designed by Friends of the Arts, a
ries about the problems of young Fic Zusak) not for profit arts organization in Locust Valley.
January Library Kids
Welcome to the page for Children’s Services. Be sure to look here for upcoming exhibits, programs and articles relating to Children’s Services and the
Parenting Information Center. Parents: Please comply with the age guidelines for these programs and be prepared to show proof of local residency.
Winter Workshop for Preschoolers
Willy the Penguin / Monday, January 22 at 1 p.m.
Join art designer Shirley Ruby and create a cute and frosty hanging.
For preschool children ages 3 to 5 accompanied by an adult. Registra-
tion is required and begins Tuesday, January 9 at 9:15 a.m. in the
Children’s Room or by calling 883-4400, Ext.150. Workshop fee: $3.
Workshop Series for Parents
a series of Monday workshops from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Meet other parents from the community and discuss popular topics
with Tina Rotstein, CSW Toddler Story Time: For children ages 2½ to 3½ accompanied by an
adult. Five Tuesdays, 10:30 to 11 a.m. or 1:30 to 2 p.m. Session I be-
January 22 “How to understand and deal with children’s anger” gins Januar y 30 and ends March 6; Session II begins March 20 and
January 29 “Why do some children seem more stressed” ends April 24. In-person registration begins on Tuesday, January 16 at
February 5 “Juggling the many needs of our families” 9:15 a.m. in the Children’s Room. Birth certificates will be required as
February 12 “Create a parent team even when we disagree” proof of age; registrants may sign up for only one session.
Registration begins Tuesday, January 9 at 9:15 a.m. Preschool Stor y Time: For children ages 3½ to 5 without an adult.
in the Children’s Room or by calling 883-4400, Ext. 150. Two groups: Fridays from 10:30 to 11 a.m. or 1:30 to 2 p.m. Groups
begin February 2 and end March 30. Registration begins Tuesday, Janu-
ary 16 at 9:15 a.m. in the Children’s Room or by calling 883-4400,
After School Story Time: For children in kindergarten through sec-
ond grade without an adult. Group meets on Wednesdays from 4 to
4:30 p.m. Begins January 31 and ends March 28. Registration begins
Tuesday, January 16 at 9:15 a.m. in the Children’s Room or by calling
Born To Read
Twilight Tuesdays Congratulations new parents!
The Port Washington Public Li-
Bilingual Stor y Time — Tuesday, Januar y 9 at 7 p.m. brar y is proud to be a par t of
Takes place the second Tuesday of every month. Join local resident Born To Read, a nationwide pro-
Mayra Cruz-Vazquez and children’s librarian Rachel Fox for stories and gram that promotes early literacy.
fingerplays in English and Spanish from 7 to 7:30 p.m. For children Bor n To Read was created to
ages 3½ to 6 accompanied by an adult. Family members welcome. No reach out to new parents and their
registration required. babies in an effort to encourage
the sharing of books together. This
Pajama Stor y Time — Tuesday, Januar y 16 at 7 p.m. special bond between parents and
Takes place the third Tuesday of every month. Come in pajamas and children can begin from the time
listen to bedtime stories from 7 to 7:30 p.m. For children ages 2½ to 5 a child is born.
accompanied by an adult. Family members welcome. No registration We invite Port Washington
required. families with babies born anytime
in the year 2007 to par ticipate.
Page Turners — Tuesday, Januar y 30 at 7:15 p.m. Please visit the Children’s Room
Takes place the last Tuesday of ever y month. Fifth and sixth grade to receive the Born To Read wel-
members in this monthly book group will meet from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. come gift. This program is co-spon-
For availability call 883-4400, Ext.150. sored by the Friends of the Library.
Our Monthly Display: “Lost & Found”
Visit the Children’s Room throughout the month to view an eclectic display of Lost & Found items. Whether it’s a baseball cap, a deck of cards or a
children’s wristwatch, the collection consists of articles left in the Children’s Room from just the past few months. Prior to this exhibit, selected
pieces, such as clothing and toys were donated to St. Peter of Alcantara Thrift Shop and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Have you left anything
recently in the Children’s Room? If you see it on display, let us know.
More 1930s Classics on DVD
If you’re enjoying our 1930s Modern Times • The Most Danger-
Film Festival, check out these ous Game • Mystery of the Wax Mu-
comedies, dramas, wester ns, seum • A Night at the Opera •
thrillers, adventure films, crime Ninotchka • Nothing Sacred • Our
pictures and musicals from the Relations • Pack Up Your Troubles
1930s in our DVD collection: • The Petrified Forest • Platinum
Animal Crackers • The Animal Blonde • Possessed • Prisoner of
Kingdom • Anna Christie • Anna Shark Island • The Private Lives
Karenina • The Big Trail • The of Elizabeth and Essex
Black Room • Block-Heads • Bride Rain • The Rains Came •
of Frankenstein • Broken Dreams • Roberta • Sabotage • Scarface •
Camille • Captain Blood • Captains The Scarlet Letter • The Scarlet
Courageous • Carefree • The Champ Pimpernel • The Secret of Dr.
• Cimarron • Cleopatra • The Cru- Kildare • Sign of the Cross • Son
sades • A Damsel in Distress • Destry of Frankenstein • Sons of the
Rides Again • The Devil-Doll • Doc- Desert • Stagecoach • They Made
tor X • Dracula • Dracula’s Daugh- Me a Criminal • Tarzan the Ape
ter • Drums Along the Mohawk • Man • Things to Come • Topper CAN YOU IDENTIFY THIS PHOTO? This building, which is no longer in existence,
Duck Soup Winterset • The Wizard of Oz may have been located in Port Washington in the 1890s. Please let us know if you
have any information, at email@example.com. The caption that accompanies
East of Borneo • Eternally • Wuthering Heights • You Can’t the photo reads: “Grandfather Roger Conklin’s Blacksmith and Wheelwright Busi-
Yours • Flying Down to Rio • Cheat an Honest Man • You Only ness.” Pictured from l to r: William Conklin, Roger Conklin, blacksmith, Cappy
Four Frightened People • Franken- Live Once • The Young in Heart Thatcher, Alfred Conklin.
stein • G Men • The Good Earth • Young Mr. Lincoln
• Grand Hotel • The Great Ziegfeld
• The Green Pastures • Gunga Din
Have you noticed?
• Hallelujah, I’m a Bum • Hell’s
Angels • Horse Feathers • The
Hound of the Baskervilles • The
Hunchback of Notre Dame Vintage photographs from gins of their houses, neighbor-
I Cover the Waterfront • In the library’s Local History Collec- hoods and community groups.
Old Chicago • International House tion are making their way around Thanks to the generosity of
• Island of Lost Souls • It’s a Gift town, mounted on the walls of a Port Washingtonians over the gen-
• Jamaica Inn • Jezebel • The Ken- number of local businesses. The erations, our library has one of the
nel Murder Case • King Kong • photos add an interesting flavor to largest photograph and manu-
King Solomon’s Mines • The Last the character of our town. script collections in Nassau
Days of Pompeii • Let ‘Em Have It Our archival resources are County. And thanks to new tech-
• Lost Horizon also used by genealogists, stu- nology, we hope to share these
Mad Love • March of the dents, teachers, researchers, ar- treasures with you on our website
Wooden Soldiers • Marie chitects, historians, town planners as we move into the future.
Antoinette • Mata Hari • Millie • and residents interested in the ori-
Our staff favorites from 2006
Suite Française combines two read books. Things begin to Par t of Me by Kimberly
novellas, the first dealing with the change when a group of over en- Willis Holt. A heartwarming col-
escape of Jews from Paris during thusiastic librarians come to town lection of stories chronicles four
the panicked exodus of 1940 and to reopen the library and take Pee- generations of a Louisiana family.
the second with the early period of wee under their wing. As they try The tale begins in 1939 with young
Nazi occupation. Irene Nemir- to teach the town the importance Rose, who leaves school to help
ovsky’s portrait of French society of education, Peewee begins to see suppor t her family by driving a
in the grips of war and occupation that she might have more potential bookmobile. The final story takes
is not judgmental, but it is devas- than she ever realized. Rachel Fox place in 2004, with 79-year-old
tating. Nemirovsky was Jewish, The Manny Files by Christian Rose embarking on a book tour to
but converted to Catholicism and Burch. Young Keats Dalinger celebrate the publication of her
wrote two anti-Semitic magazines learns how to be more self-confi- first book. Readers will enjoy the
in an attempt to hide the family’s dent from ‘the Manny’, his eccen- cast of characters whose lives are
Jewish origins and protect her chil- tric male nanny. One of my many connected by reading and the
dren from growing anti-Semitism. favorite parts of The Manny Files books they treasure. For children
Read in tandem with Marcus is when the Manny includes a ages 10-14. Joni Simon
Upcoming concerts Zuzak’s, The Book Thief (another
staf f pick) one gets an “ever y-
note reading “Be interesting” in
Keats’s bagged lunch. In tr ue
Rules of Survival by Nancy
Werlin. Seventeen-year-old Mat-
man’s” depiction of war from both Manny style, the note is not writ- thew recounts his attempts, to free
The Music Advisor y Coun- sides of the fence. Jessica Ley ten on a piece of paper, but on a himself and his sisters from the
cil’s 2006-07 Season continues with The Book Thief by Markus whole coconut! Filled with the per- grip of their emotionally and physi-
these fine performers. Please join Zusak. Tr ying to make sense of fect amount of humor, wisdom, cally abusive mother. Lori Gerbasi
us on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. the horrors of World War II, Death and a just a touch of sadness, The The Stolen Child by Keith
relates the story of a young Ger- Manny Files is perfect for ages 10 Donohue. The story of Henry Day,
Sunday, February 18 at 3 p.m. to adult. Karen Anderson a 7-year-old kidnapped by a group
man girl named Liesel, whose
Amadeo Modigliani String book-stealing and story-telling tal- Monsters: A Celebration of the of changelings who leave one of
Quartet ents help sustain her foster family, Classics from Universal Studios, their own in his place. They give
their neighbors and the Jewish compiled by Roy Milano. A “coffin Henr y a new name, Aniday, and
Sunday, March 18 at 3 p.m.
man they are hiding in their base- table book” full of handsome pho- he now lives in the woods with a
Dora Seres, Flute ment. Suzanne Ponzini tographs of the Phantom of the group of other stolen-away chil-
Here Lies the Library by Rich- Opera, Dracula, the Frankenstein dren. The reader follows Henr y
Sunday, April 15 at 3 p.m.
ard Peck. Education is not a high Monster, the Mummy, the Wolf and Aniday in alternating chapters
Adam Neiman, Piano priority for Eleanor “Peewee” Man, the Creature from the Black as Henr y grows up and Aniday,
Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m.
McGrath; she would rather repair Lagoon and other beloved fiends. forever 7, does not. Rachel Fox
cars at her brother’s garage than Jonathan Guildroy
What’s new in TeenSpace?
Teen Advisory Group Nick and Norah’s Infinite Incantation by Alice Hoffman. struggling to keep his life on track,
Would you like to help select Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David During the Spanish Inquisition, 16- but when his old pal X-Ray shows
books, movies and music for Levithan. High school student Nick year-old Estrella, raised Catholic, up with a tempting plan to make
TeenSpace? If so, join our Teen O’Lear y meets college-bound discovers her family’s true Jewish some easy money, Armpit reluc-
Advisory Group (grades 7-12). To Norah Silverberg and asks her to identity, and when the secret is be- tantly goes along. (YA Fic Sachar)
join, stop by TeenSpace or call us be his girlfriend for five minutes in trayed by Estrella’s bestfriend, the Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman.
at 883-4400, Ext. 148. order to avoid his ex. (YA Fic Cohn) consequences are tragic. (YA Fic Julie and Ashleigh, high school
The Braid by Helen Frost. Two Hoffman) sophomores and Jane Austen fans,
Friday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m. Scottish sisters, living on the west- Sold by Patricia McCormick. seem to fall for the same Mr. Darcy-
Goal! The Dream Begins (2006-118 ern island of Barra in the 1850s, re- Thirteen-year-old Lakshmi leaves like boy and struggle to hide their
minutes, PG-13) Like millions of late, in alternate voices and linked her poor mountain home in Nepal true feelings while rehearsing for a
kids around the world, Santiago narrative poems, their experiences with plans to work in the city as a
harbors the dream of being a pro- after their family is forcibly evicted maid only to find that she has been continued inside
fessional footballer. Living in the and separated from one another. sold into the sex slave trade in In-
Barrios section of Los Angeles, he (YA Fic Frost) dia with no hope of escape. (YA Fic
thinks it is just that — a dream, un- Saint Iggy by K.L. Going. Iggy McCormick)
til a turn of events has him trying Corso, who lives in city public hous- King Dork by Frank Portman.
out for Premiership Club Newcastle ing, is caught physically and spiri- High school loser Tom Henderson
United. tually between good and bad when discovers that “The Catcher in the
he is kicked out of high school, R ye” may hold the clues to the
Top Picks for 2006 goes searching for his missing many mysteries in his life. (YA Fic
Here is a recommended read- mother, and causes his friend to get Portman)
ing list just for teens, compiled by involved with the same dangerous Wintersmith by Ter r y Pra-
the Young Adult Services Staff, that drug dealer. (YA Fic Going) chett. When witch-in-training Tif-
reflects some of our favorite picks An Abundance of Katherines by fany accidentally inter r upts the
from 2006. John Green. Always being dumped Dance of the Seasons and awakens
Avalon High by Meg Cabot. by girls named Katherine, Colin the interest of the elemental spirit
Having moved to Annapolis, Mary- Singleton, a washed-up child of Winter, she requires the help of
land, with her medievalist parents, prodigy with a Judge-Judy obsessed the six-inch-high, sword-wielding,
high school junior Ellie enrolls at best friend, embarks on a quest to sheep-stealing Wee Free Men. (YA
Avalon High School, where several prove The Theorem of Underlying Fic Prachett)
students may or may not be rein- Katherine Predictability, which will Small Steps by Louis Sachar.
carnations of King Arthur and his impact all of his future relationships Three years after being released
court. (YA Fic Cabot) and change his life. (YA Fic Green) from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is A recent TeenSpace workshop
Issue No. 215, January 2007
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