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Got Audiobooks? (Your Library Does!)

Got Audiobooks? (Your Library Does!)

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The library is delighted to announce that we now have audiobooks that you can check out!

Our collection, offering a range of choices for listeners age 11-18 and beyond, is with the ebooks in Overdrive. If you want to see which of our audiobooks are recommended for someone your age, check out our Pinterest board.

If you are not an audiobook devotee already, you might be wondering what there is to get excited about. Click on a cover below to take a listen to some samples from our collection and find out:

William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope (Gr. 8+) Full Cast Reading

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope (Gr. 8+) Full Cast Reading

The Night Circus (Adult for young adult) Reader: Jim Dale

The Night Circus (Adult for young adult) Reader: Jim Dale

The Graveyard Book (Gr 5-8) Readers: Tim Dann and Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book (Gr 5-8) Readers: Tim Dann and Neil Gaiman

 

Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy (Gr. 6+) Reader: Katherine Kellgren

Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary “Jacky” Faber, Ship’s Boy (Gr. 6+) Reader: Katherine Kellgren

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Gr. 9+) Reader: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Gr. 9+) Reader: Lin-Manuel Miranda

How It Went Down (Gr 9+) Full Cast Reading

How It Went Down (Gr 9+) Full Cast Reading

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War (Gr 7+) Reader: Ray Porter

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War (Gr 7+) Reader: Ray Porter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So check out some audiobooks today, an tell us how you enjoy experiencing books in a whole new way!

Learn how to check them out on our how-to page.

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Book Trends: Graffiti

"Spin graffiti" by jaqian from Dublin, Ireland - Flickr. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons .

“Spin graffiti” by jaqian from Dublin, Ireland – Flickr. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons .

While we were squeeing over our new books at the start of the year, we noticed a trend–graffiti. Magical murals that change before your eyes; street art as a means of self-expression or rebellion; graffiti as a mutual interest that forms the basis of a friendship–or more.

Graffiti and other forms of street art have gotten a lot of attention recently online and in the news, especially with the opening of Banksy’s Dismaland, and the public art coming out of social movements such as Black Lives Matter. Considering that, it’s not surprising that graffiti artists are showing up more in our new books. Below, we’ve rounded up some novels to get you started in this new trend, as well as a nonfiction book on street artists to get you up to speed with graffiti in the real world.

 

cover of Into the Dangerous World by Julie Chibarro

Into the Dangerous World by Julie Chibarro

 

 

Into the Dangerous World stars Ror, who was raised in a commune by her father. When Ror’s father burns the commune down with himself inside, she ends up in Manhattan and falls in love with Trey, the leader of graffiti crew Noise Ink. Ror’s loyalties are divided between her love of street art and Trey, the wishes of her deceased father, who wanted her to study classic art, and a teacher who encourages her to go to college.

 

 

 

 

the cover of Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older, featuring a young African American woman

Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older

 

 

In Shadowshaper, Sierra Santiago’s summer plans involved friends, art, and hanging out in Brooklyn. But when a zombie shows up at a party, and murals start moving before her eyes, Sierra’s plans inevitably change. She discovers that her family have powers, and they can connect with the spirit world through their art. These powers, like all power, are coveted by others, and Sierra is drawn into a battle for her family, her heritage, and her life.

 

 

 

 

cover of Now That You're Here by Amy K. Nichols

Now That You’re Here by Amy K. Nichols

 

 

For Now That You’re Here‘s Danny, the job was simple: get the directions, pick up the stencils and paint, and tag the walls. But just when he realizes the directions come from an extremist group and gets in trouble with the cops, he falls into an alternate universe. In this world, his parents are dead, his friends hate him, and Eevee, the beautiful girl he remembers kissing once, is in love with quantum physics and might be his only chance of getting home.

 

 

 

 

cover of The Street Art Book: 60 Artists in Their Own Words by Ric Blackshaw by Liz Farrelly

The Street Art Book: 60 Artists in Their Own Words by Ric Blackshaw and Liz Farrelly

 

 

 

The Street Art Book collects the words and artwork of sixty different street artists. These artists work in a variety of media, from posters to spray paint to charcoal and soot, and their reasons for creating stem from political statements and protests, to neighborhood beautification, to self-expression. This book is a great introduction into today’s street art scene.

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