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Books and Music….?

You might not immediately put books and music together. Yes, there are books about music, but what about books with a soundtrack? That’s right, soundtracks are not just for movies anymore! Here a few books that have their own soundtracks (or at the very least, an integral playlist)—and don’t forget, if you love a song, the library  has tons of CDs that you can borrow!


The Duff by Kody Keplinger

Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger

Shut Out by Kody Keplinger

Music inspires Keplinger! On her website you’ll find a list of songs that either inspired the writing, or reminded her of the characters in her book. From Oasis, to Jack’s Mannequin and Taylor Swift, there’s a little bit of everything on her playlists. Visit her website to see the full listings!

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

In this 2015 Rhode Island Teen Book Award nominee, discovering her talent as a DJ sixteen year old Elise finds strength and passion in music. See the songs here!

Scar Boys by Len Vhahos

This 2016 Rhode Island Teen Book Award nominee about a high school band trying to hit it big uses song titles for each of it’s chapters (plus, the book is based on the author’s own experiences!). You can check out the whole playlist here on Spotify, as well as a great interview with Vlahos about music and his book.

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Books and Movies…?

There are lots and lots of books being turned into movies these days, and while we’re all familiar with Hunger Games, Divergent, and Maze Runner, here are a few more adaptations to look for in the future. Now’s your chance to check out the book before you see the movie!

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the un lucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother–or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.


Pssst…we’re also having a special 8th-12th Grade Book Club meeting on Friday, November 20, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Peace Dale Library where we’ll discuss the book and talk about the upcoming movie!

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
In March 2016, director Tim Burton brings this creepy, picture filled novel to life. When his beloved grandfather leaves Jake clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers…and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special “peculiarity” can save his new friends.

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
For popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12–“Cupid Day”–should be one big party, a day of valentines and roses and the privileges that come with being at the top of the social pyramid. And it is…until she dies in a terrible accident that night. However, she still wakes up the next morning. In fact, Sam lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she ever imagined.

This one doesn’t have a firm release date yet, but last month Zoey Deutch (Emily in Beautiful Creatures and Rose in Vampire Academy) was cast as the main character of Samantha:

What do you think? Good choice? Bad choice? Who would you have picked?

And more importantly, what book do you wish they would make into a movie???

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Teen Read Week: October 18-24th

It’s Teen Read Week!

Teen Read Week is an national literacy initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association.

It’s also a week where YOU get a say in what the top book was for last year!

Help pick the Teens’ Top Ten List, a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Voting is open through October 24! Click here to see the nominees and to vote!

We’ll also have plenty of fun book related news and suggestions this week, so check back often!

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This Week In Teen Programs


6-8th Grade Book Club
Wednesday, October 21, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Peace Dale Library Library

Students in grades 6-8 are invited to join the our all new book club!

This month: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman 

Join us for a book discussion and a creepy food project! We’ll discuss what other books we love and what we’ll read in the future!

Books are available in advance at the library. Registration preferred, contact 783-5386 or for more information.

Looking Ahead…

  • Thursday, November 5th, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Random Fandom: Star Wars & Percy Jackson, Grades 6-12
  • Thursday, November 12th, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Tween Time: Gaming Day, Grades 5-7
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This Week in Teen Programs…


8-12 Grade Book Club
Friday, October 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Peace Dale Library

Students in grades 8-12 are invited to join us for our all new book club!

This month we’ll be reading The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson. We’ll also chat about what other books we love, do a small craft project, choose a name for out group, and pick the book title for our next meeting.

Snacks will be served. Books are available in advance at the library. Registration preferred, not required, contact or 789-1555 ext. 105 for more info.

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New at the Library…

We get more new books each month than we can possible share here! These are just a few new additions, be sure to stop in and see what else is new! You can also click on any title below to reserve a copy of the book.


The Appearance of Annie Van Sinderen by Katherine Howe
Aspiring filmmaker Wes Auckerman has just arrived to start his summer term at NYU. While shooting a séance at a psychic’s in the East Village, he meets a mysterious, intoxicatingly beautiful girl named Annie. As they start spending time together, Wes finds himself falling for her, drawn to her rose-petal lips and her entrancing glow. There’s just something about her that he can’t put his finger on, something faraway and otherworldly that compels him to fall even deeper.

Bits & Pieces by Jonathan Maberry
Twenty-two short stories, eleven of which were previously published, based on the Rot & Ruin series in which fifteen-year-old Benny Imura and his friends fight a zombie plague in a post-apocalyptic America.

Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas
Pin has no recollection of who she is or how she got to the Godmother’s fortress. She only knows that she is a Seamstress, working day in and out to make ball gowns fit for fairy tales. But she longs to forsake her backbreaking servitude and dares to escape with the brave young Shoemaker in this dark world where swords are more fitting than glass slippers.


Fate of Ten by Pittacus Lore
In order to thwart the Mogadorian invasion, a group of the Garde head to a pyramid in Mexico in order to awaken a power that can save the world in the sixth book of the Lorien Legacies series.

Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
Time is running out for the Peculiar Children. With a dangerous madman on the loose and their beloved Miss Peregrine still in danger, Jacob and Emma are forced to stage the most daring of rescue missions in the third book in this series.

The Keeper by David Baldacci
Vega Jane and her friend Delph have taken the map that Quentin Harris left them and set out from the town of Wormwood, determined to brave the Quag and find freedom on the other side–but the Quag was designed to keep the town people in, and it is filled with bloodthirsty creatures and sinister magic, and it is not going to let them escape unscathed in the second book in this series.


The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow
The teenage princess of a future-world Canadian superpower, where royal children are held hostage to keep their countries from waging war, falls in love with an American prince who rebels against the brutal rules governing their existences.

This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee
In an alternative fantasy world where some men are made from clockwork parts and carriages are steam powered, a young mechanic, does the unthinkable after his brother dies: he uses clockwork pieces to bring Oliver back from the dead. But the resurrection does not go as planned, and Oliver returns more monster than man. With few places to turn for help, dangers may ultimately bring the brothers together–or ruin them forever.

Walk on Earth A Stranger by Rae Carson
Lee Westfall, a young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold, must flee her home to avoid people who would abuse her powers, so when her best friend Jefferson heads out across Gold Rush-era America to stake his claim, she disguises herself as a boy and sets out on her own dangerous journey.


The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore
The Palomas and the Corbeaus have been locked in an escalating feud for over a generation. Both families make their living as travelling performers in competing shows – the Palomas swimming in mermaid exhibitions, the Corbeaus, former tightrope walkers. Lace Paloma knows as well as anyone that the Corbeaus are pure black magic. Simply touching one could mean death, and she’s been taught from birth to keep away. But when disaster strikes the small town where both families are performing, it’s a Corbeau boy, Cluck, who saves Lace’s life.

Michael Vey: Storm of Lightning by Richard Paul Evans
Michael and the rest of the Electroclan are facing their greatest crisis yet. The resistance movement has been compromised. The safe house has been destroyed. The voice is in hiding, and they have no idea if their families are alive… or dead. What they do know is that the Elgen won’t stop until they’ve destroyed the Electroclan.

I Crawl Through It by A.S. King
A surrealist novel about four teenagers who find unconventional ways to escape standardized tests and their perilous world, and discover that the only escape from reality is to face it.


The Trouble in Me by Jack Gantos
Instantly mesmerized by his fresh back from juvie, car thieving neighbor, Jack decides he will do whatever it takes to be like Gary. As a follower, Jack is eager to leave his old self behind, and desperate for whatever crazy, hilarious, frightening thing might happen next. But he may not be as ready as he thinks when the trouble in him comes blazing to life.

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
The story of a teenage girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she’s ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more.

Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales
Seventeen-year-old Arden, of Cumberland, Maryland, finds solace in the blog of an aspiring writer who lives in New York City, but when she goes to meet him, she discovers that he is a very different person than she believes him to be.


Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign Volume 6 by Takaya Kagami
After trumpets of the apocalypse proclaim the fall of humanity, vampires arise from the shadows to rule the earth. Yuichiro wants just one thing-to get revenge by killing each and every vampire. The only thing standing between humans and complete subjugation to vampires is sheer tenacity and Cursed Gear.

Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Seige of Leningrad by M.T. Anderson
Trapped between the Nazi invading force and the Soviet government itself was composer Dmitri Shostakovich, who would write a symphony that roused, rallied, eulogized, and commemorated his fellow citizens–the Leningrad Symphony, which came to occupy a surprising place of prominence in the eventual Allied victory. This is the true story of a city under siege: the triumph of bravery and defiance in the face of terrifying odds. It is also a look at the power–and layered meaning–of music in beleaguered lives.

Harry Potter Magical Places from the Films: Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and Beyond by Jody Revenson
A comprehensive and full color look at Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, The Burrow, Azkaban prison and all of the memorable places, both loved and feared, that brought the Harry Potter movies to life.

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This Week in Teen Programs…

Join us this week for Tween Time, our new monthly program just for 5th-7th graders!


Tween Time: Candy Science
Thursday, October 8, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Peace Dale Library
Grades 5-7

Students in grades 5-7 are invited to our all new monthly Tween Time! Each month we’ll have a different project or activity.

This month: Candy Science

Just in time for Halloween, join us as we conduct some mad scientist experiments on different kinds of popular candy.

Registration preferred, drop-ins welcome. Contact or 789-1555 ext. 105 for more information.

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