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Watching parents find their way at KP Open House! It’s like migrating birds. Thanks to Dr. Oliviera for having me!

Open House!

Thanks to the Freeman-Kennedy School in Norfolk for having me last Thursday and tonight! I’ll be visiting KP High on Thursday night and I’m planning on being at the KP Middle School in October. Stop by to say hi, and get a form for a library card if you don’t have one.

elizabethbanks:

Cannot handle the amazingness that is this trailer. 

Mockingjay Trailer!!

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Back to SCHOOL

Best of luck to our awesome library patrons who are headed back to school! Remember the library is a great place to do homework and visit your friendly librarian.

-Marissa

epicreads:

25 YA BOOKS FOR FANS OF IF I STAY via Epic Reads
Row 1
Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang (On sale Sept. 9)Before I Fall by Lauren OliverStory of a Girl by Sara ZarrThirteen Reasons Why by Jay AsherLove Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
Row 2
Reason to Breathe by Rebecca DonovanThis Song Will Save Your Life by Leila SalesWe Were Liars by E. LockhartSecond Chance Summer by Morgan MatsonLove You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott
Row 3
The Truth About Alice by Jennifer MathiewNantucket Blue by Leila HowlandMy Last Kiss by Bethany NealJellicoe Road by Melina MarchettaThe Year of the Rat by Clare Furniss
Row 4
The Beginning of After by Jennifer CastleThe Beginning of Everything by Robyn SchneiderThe Everafter by Amy HuntleyGolden by Jessi KirbyAnatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes
Row 5
The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand (On sale February 10, 2015)An Abundance of Katherines by John GreenHold Still by Nina LaCourFaking Normal by Courtney C. StevensThe Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler

epicreads:

25 YA BOOKS FOR FANS OF IF I STAY via Epic Reads

Row 1

Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang (On sale Sept. 9)
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

Row 2

Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
Love You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott

Row 3

The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathiew
Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland
My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
The Year of the Rat by Clare Furniss

Row 4

The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle
The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
The Everafter by Amy Huntley
Golden by Jessi Kirby
Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes

Row 5

The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand (On sale February 10, 2015)
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Hold Still by Nina LaCour
Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens
The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler


The Norfolk Public Library will be hosting two college admissions programs on August 21, 2014. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, both programs will be facilitated by Lanita Foley, a college admission expert and founder of Where Success Blooms - Educational Consultants.
The first program at 3:00pm is “College Essay Writing Workshop” where Ms. Foley will provide expert guidance, coaching, and encouragement to students no matter where they are in the essay process. Parent attendance with their student is strongly recommended. This program is open to incoming high school juniors and seniors. Space is extremely limited and registration is required.
At 6:30pm, Ms. Foley will present “Understanding the College Admissions Process.” This session will focus on the details and timeline of the application process, how to navigate financial aid requirements, and how parents and teens can collaborate on getting into the best school possible. Registration is strongly recommended and this program is open to parents and high school students.
These programs are not limited to Norfolk residents. All are welcome.  For more information and registration, please visit http://library.virtualnorfolk.org/public_documents/NPL_Childrens/college

The Norfolk Public Library will be hosting two college admissions programs on August 21, 2014. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, both programs will be facilitated by Lanita Foley, a college admission expert and founder of Where Success Blooms - Educational Consultants.

The first program at 3:00pm is “College Essay Writing Workshop” where Ms. Foley will provide expert guidance, coaching, and encouragement to students no matter where they are in the essay process. Parent attendance with their student is strongly recommended. This program is open to incoming high school juniors and seniors. Space is extremely limited and registration is required.

At 6:30pm, Ms. Foley will present “Understanding the College Admissions Process.” This session will focus on the details and timeline of the application process, how to navigate financial aid requirements, and how parents and teens can collaborate on getting into the best school possible. Registration is strongly recommended and this program is open to parents and high school students.

These programs are not limited to Norfolk residents. All are welcome.  For more information and registration, please visit http://library.virtualnorfolk.org/public_documents/NPL_Childrens/college

nypl:

RIP, Robin Williams. We are forever thankful for all that you gave to the world of performing arts. Your inspirational performances in countless films made us laugh, made us cry, and made us think. In his honor, the Library is sharing this image from the Billy Rose Theatre Collection at our Library for the Performing Arts. Rest easy, Mr. Williams. 

I can’t put it better than the NYPL did. So very sad to hear about Robin Williams. If you are feeling depressed, please reach out to someone, even your friendly Youth Services Librarian. There are people to help you.

nypl:

RIP, Robin Williams. We are forever thankful for all that you gave to the world of performing arts. Your inspirational performances in countless films made us laugh, made us cry, and made us think. In his honor, the Library is sharing this image from the Billy Rose Theatre Collection at our Library for the Performing Arts. Rest easy, Mr. Williams. 

I can’t put it better than the NYPL did. So very sad to hear about Robin Williams. If you are feeling depressed, please reach out to someone, even your friendly Youth Services Librarian. There are people to help you.

escapetheherd:

abdesignoriginal:

college-campuses:

I saw a few masterposts going around tumblr and decided to make one. A lot of these links are helpful for High School as well! Enjoy and please tell me if you have problems with any link.
Blogs
onlinecounsellingcollege
fyeahcooldormrooms
freshmantips
theprospectblog
Studying
Flashcards
Calculators
Online Ruler
Thinking & Memorizing Tips
Research & Reading Tips
Finals Help Guide
Homework Help
Math Help
Geography Help
Study Playlist
Convert Anything To Anything
Productive Study Break Tips
Pull an All Nighter & Do Well On Your Exam
AP Cram Packets
Writing Help
Free Microsoft Word Equivalent
Writing Software Master post
Cant Remember A Word?
Bibliography Maker
Google Citations 
Social Media Citation Guide
Earn A Cute Picture Of A Kitten For Writing
Writers Block?
Coffee Shop Sounds
Essay Structure Guide
Want To Know Who You Write Like?
Books
Alternatives To Expensive Textbooks
Download Free Books
Download Free Kindle Books
Free Audio Books
Sad/Stressed
Thoughts Room
Panic & Anxiety Masterpost
Guided Relaxation
Stress Relievers
Chill Playlist
Cute Videos
Food
Quick & Easy Snack Recipes
Study Snacks
On The Go Breakfast Recipes
Brownie In A Cup
Miscellaneous
Check The Safety Of Any Website
Download From 8tracks
Is This Website Down For Me Or Everyone?
Self Defense Tips
Upload Anything From Your Smartphone To You Laptop
Chrome Extension Tells You Which Tab Is Playing Music
Prevent Hangovers
Netflix Recommendations 
Becoming An Adult Masterpost
All The Audios You’ve Ever Reblogged
Stream/Watch Free TV/Movies
Never Hit A Dead End With A Broken Link
Downloadable PDF To-Do Lists
Watch Musicals
List Of Universities On Tumblr

WHERE WAS THIS POST LAST SEMESTER WHEN I ACTUALLY NEEDED IT DANG IT

To my scholarly homies

escapetheherd:

abdesignoriginal:

college-campuses:

I saw a few masterposts going around tumblr and decided to make one. A lot of these links are helpful for High School as well! Enjoy and please tell me if you have problems with any link.

Blogs

onlinecounsellingcollege

fyeahcooldormrooms

freshmantips

theprospectblog

Studying

Flashcards

Calculators

Online Ruler

Thinking & Memorizing Tips

Research & Reading Tips

Finals Help Guide

Homework Help

Math Help

Geography Help

Study Playlist

Convert Anything To Anything

Productive Study Break Tips

Pull an All Nighter & Do Well On Your Exam

AP Cram Packets

Writing Help

Free Microsoft Word Equivalent

Writing Software Master post

Cant Remember A Word?

Bibliography Maker

Google Citations 

Social Media Citation Guide

Earn A Cute Picture Of A Kitten For Writing

Writers Block?

Coffee Shop Sounds

Essay Structure Guide

Want To Know Who You Write Like?

Books

Alternatives To Expensive Textbooks

Download Free Books

Download Free Kindle Books

Free Audio Books

Sad/Stressed

Thoughts Room

Panic & Anxiety Masterpost

Guided Relaxation

Stress Relievers

Chill Playlist

Cute Videos

Food

Quick & Easy Snack Recipes

Study Snacks

On The Go Breakfast Recipes

Brownie In A Cup

Miscellaneous

Check The Safety Of Any Website

Download From 8tracks

Is This Website Down For Me Or Everyone?

Self Defense Tips

Upload Anything From Your Smartphone To You Laptop

Chrome Extension Tells You Which Tab Is Playing Music

Prevent Hangovers

Netflix Recommendations 

Becoming An Adult Masterpost

All The Audios You’ve Ever Reblogged

Stream/Watch Free TV/Movies

Never Hit A Dead End With A Broken Link

Downloadable PDF To-Do Lists

Watch Musicals

List Of Universities On Tumblr

WHERE WAS THIS POST LAST SEMESTER WHEN I ACTUALLY NEEDED IT DANG IT

To my scholarly homies

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Postponement of Pottery

Greetings,

I’m postponing PYOP (Paint Your Own Pottery) until September 6th. Stay tuned. :)

Marissa

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verityreviews:

No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale★★★★☆Small towns are nothing if not friendly. Friendship, Wisconsin (population: 688) is no different. Around here, everyone wears a smile. And no one ever locks their doors. Until, that is, high school sweetheart Ruth Fried is found murdered. Strung up like a scarecrow in the middle of a cornfield.Unfortunately, Friendship’s police are more adept at looking for lost pets than catching killers. So Ruth’s best friend, Kippy Bushman, armed with only her tenacious Midwestern spirit and Ruth’s secret diary (which Ruth’s mother had asked her to read in order to redact any, you know, sex parts), sets out to find the murderer. But in a quiet town like Friendship—where no one is a suspect—anyone could be the killer.This book is strange and wacky and I absolutely love it.No One Else Can Have You starts off with the discovery of Ruth Fried’s body, stuffed with straw and hung from a tree in the middle of a corn field - a pretty gruesome scene. As Kippy investigates her friend’s death, she uncovers shocking police negligence, small town secrets, and the darker side of Friendship. But this is not an overly serious story.Although a lot of heavier themes run through the book (murder, grief, PTSD, etc), No One Else Can Have You is funny and, above all, entertaining. Most of the dialogue contains “okeydokeys” and “don’tcha knows”, the story takes a number of unexpected turns, and the characters are hilarious. Some of them are almost charicatures, but Hale rounds them out and gives them realistic and endearing qualities along with their goofier ones. Kippy herself has a lot of personality, as eccentric as she is lovable. Her honest, occasionally foot-in-mouth narration kept the story interesting. Actually, she’s pretty badass. And although she’s no Sherlock Holmes, Kippy was better than a lot of YA “detectives.”The murder, in all its grotesqueness, was the perfect offset to the strangeness of Friendship and its inhabitants. Kippy’s investigation was amateur, as to be expected (what sixteen-year-old has access to a forensics team?), but it also carried a lot of weight with it. As Kippy uncovered more evidence that the killer was still on the loose, and as that evidence was repeatedly ignored by the police department, the more dire the situation became. Friendship’s smiling, happy populace contrasted with all the secrets the town kept buried like black and white, and the contrast kept the book from being too dark or too light.There were a few little things in the book that I didn’t like as much or weren’t, technically, politically correct (ie, referring to Norse mythology as “Nazi stuff”), but overall it was a solid read. The pacing is perfect, all the crazy things work, and even the romance is good. If you’re looking for a cold, hard mystery novel, this isn’t it. But No One Else Can Have You is a wildly entertaining story with a dark side, and the most fun you’ll ever have reading about murder.

Another great review by one of Norfolk’s very own. Glad you liked it, verity reviews​! 

verityreviews:

No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale
★★★★☆

Small towns are nothing if not friendly. Friendship, Wisconsin (population: 688) is no different. Around here, everyone wears a smile. And no one ever locks their doors. Until, that is, high school sweetheart Ruth Fried is found murdered. Strung up like a scarecrow in the middle of a cornfield.
Unfortunately, Friendship’s police are more adept at looking for lost pets than catching killers. So Ruth’s best friend, Kippy Bushman, armed with only her tenacious Midwestern spirit and Ruth’s secret diary (which Ruth’s mother had asked her to read in order to redact any, you know, sex parts), sets out to find the murderer. But in a quiet town like Friendship—where no one is a suspect—anyone could be the killer.


This book is strange and wacky and I absolutely love it.
No One Else Can Have You starts off with the discovery of Ruth Fried’s body, stuffed with straw and hung from a tree in the middle of a corn field - a pretty gruesome scene. As Kippy investigates her friend’s death, she uncovers shocking police negligence, small town secrets, and the darker side of Friendship. But this is not an overly serious story.
Although a lot of heavier themes run through the book (murder, grief, PTSD, etc), No One Else Can Have You is funny and, above all, entertaining. Most of the dialogue contains “okeydokeys” and “don’tcha knows”, the story takes a number of unexpected turns, and the characters are hilarious. Some of them are almost charicatures, but Hale rounds them out and gives them realistic and endearing qualities along with their goofier ones. Kippy herself has a lot of personality, as eccentric as she is lovable. Her honest, occasionally foot-in-mouth narration kept the story interesting. Actually, she’s pretty badass. And although she’s no Sherlock Holmes, Kippy was better than a lot of YA “detectives.”
The murder, in all its grotesqueness, was the perfect offset to the strangeness of Friendship and its inhabitants. Kippy’s investigation was amateur, as to be expected (what sixteen-year-old has access to a forensics team?), but it also carried a lot of weight with it. As Kippy uncovered more evidence that the killer was still on the loose, and as that evidence was repeatedly ignored by the police department, the more dire the situation became. Friendship’s smiling, happy populace contrasted with all the secrets the town kept buried like black and white, and the contrast kept the book from being too dark or too light.
There were a few little things in the book that I didn’t like as much or weren’t, technically, politically correct (ie, referring to Norse mythology as “Nazi stuff”), but overall it was a solid read. The pacing is perfect, all the crazy things work, and even the romance is good. If you’re looking for a cold, hard mystery novel, this isn’t it. But No One Else Can Have You is a wildly entertaining story with a dark side, and the most fun you’ll ever have reading about murder.

Another great review by one of Norfolk’s very own. Glad you liked it, verity reviews​!