Friday, May 17, 2024

First Line FRIDAY!

 


It's Friday! It's time for our featured First Line Friday book. First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for our YA readers. Each Friday we will post a NEW first line of one of the books from our YA collection! 

Here is your first line!

By the end of tonight, I will be Andy Keating's Girlfriend.



Check back next Friday for more First Line Friday picks!

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Summer Reading 2024: Adventure Begins at Your Library


Summer Reading is just around the corner! We at the Bremen Public Library are excited to bring you many fun, and engaging, programs for all ages! The theme this year is “Adventure Begins at Your Library,” and libraries across the Nation are excited to plan adventures of all types for their communities. Follow all of the Bremen Public Library's social media, and blogs, for more information!

We can't wait for the Adventure to Begin at Your Library!



 



Friday, May 10, 2024

First Line FRIDAY!

 


It's Friday! It's time for our featured First Line Friday book. First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for our YA readers. Each Friday we will post a NEW first line of one of the books from our YA collection! 

Here is your first line!

On the morning of Decklee Cassel's funeral, I'm in the Employee lounge of Bob's Gas Station, losing a fight with the coffee machine for the second time that day.



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Friday, May 3, 2024

First Line FRIDAY!

 


It's Friday! It's time for our featured First Line Friday book. First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for our YA readers. Each Friday we will post a NEW first line of one of the books from our YA collection! 

Here is your first line!

From the beginning, I have made rules for my Monsters.



Check back next Friday for more First Line Friday picks!


Wednesday, May 1, 2024

NEW YA Books April 2024

 


Checkout all the new YA Books in our Young Adult (YA) Room! If you have any special requests feel free to ask a librarian!



The stirring and dramatic story of one young woman who must find a way to overcome her deepest fears in order to unlock the secret that will help America and the Allies to victory as World War II rages on. Seventeen-year-old Eleanor is nothing like her hero Eleanor Roosevelt.



Sixteen years ago, Rachel Price vanished and young Bel was the only witness, but she has no memory of it. Rachel is gone, long presumed dead, and Bel wishes everyone would just move on. But the case is dragged up from the past when the Price family agree to a true crime documentary.



unforgettable thriller set in the world of competitive Scrabble, where a teen girl is forced to investigate the mysterious death of her best friend when her Instagram comes back to life with cryptic posts and messages.



(called “Junior”), a young Native American boy living on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Washington. The novel, presented in a diary format, chronicles Arnold's decision to attend an all-white high school off the reservation, exploring themes of identity, cultural assimilation, and the pursuit of dreams.



The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline is a gripping dystopian novel that follows a group of Indigenous people in a world where their bone marrow is hunted for its ability to restore dreams. It explores themes of resilience, identity, and the power of storytelling.



A split-POV, parallel timeline story about country idols, romantic road trips, and queer love, EVERY TIME YOU HEAR THAT SONG follows aspiring journalist Darren as she goes on a quest to uncover hidden clues detailing the life and secrets of music idol Decklee Cassel.



On the night Rune's life changed forever, blood ran in the streets. Now, in the aftermath of a devastating revolution, witches have been diminished from powerful rulers to outcasts ruthlessly hunted due to their waning magic, and Rune must hide what she is.



In a near-future where a virtual currency of digital content fuels a fame-hungry society, a brand-new experiment that combines social media and reality TV has been greenlit. Voted on, and contestants are sent to a maximum-security reform camp on an island where they can have no contact with the outside world.



Lauren and her mom move to Pennsylvania from California after a horrible accident with her ex bf and she thinks it's going to be a new start - until she ends up getting involved with Robbie - who's hated by the town because he's suspected of killing his ex girlfriend - AND Robbie's brother Trevor's ex girlfriend, has ...



In seventeen-year-old Hannah Dresher's world, every dollar counts.

When Hannah comes home to find that her alcoholic mom is wasted, she's not surprised. But when she discovers that her younger brother, Seth, has disappeared with the overdue rent money, she worries they'll be evicted or taken away by social services. Hannah knows she can't rely on anyone but herself, so she has no choice but to chase down her brother. During her search she meets charming Eli, who offers to help her. But can Hannah set aside her pride and learn to trust him?



After Liska unleashes her own powers with devastating consequences, she is caught by the demon warden of the wood – the Leszy – who offers her a bargain: one year of servitude in exchange for a wish. Whisked away to his crumbling manor, Liska soon discovers the sinister roots of their bargain.



Three young friends—Leo, Elsa, and Max—spend a perfect day together, unaware that around them Europe is descending into a growing darkness and that they will soon be cruelly ripped apart from one another.



Knox is a familiar from the Other World, a magical assistant sent to help humans who have made crossroads bargains. But it's been years since he heard from his queen, and Knox is getting nervous about what he might find once he returns home.



Alesta—a fat, orphaned 17-year-old living in Soladisa—is used to her homeland's ritual of banishing a youth considered sinful once every three months as a sacrifice to angry remote island monsters. As someone who is perceived as often falling short of expectations, she fears that she will be next.



Chaos Theory is about mental health issues, grief, parental abuse, and using alcohol to numb the pain and, therefore, can feel like a punch to the gut, but it's so important at the same time. Nic doesn't shy away from those difficult topics and lets us see Shelby and Andy (Walter) at their lowest.





This book focuses on the juvenile system in Luzerne County, in which one corrupt judge devised a scheme to profit off the imprisonment of children. This resulted in hundreds of youths being wrongfully imprisoned and suffering inhumane treatment.




Ignacio "Iggy" Garcia is an Ohio-born Colombian American teen living his best life. After bumping into Marisol (and her coffee) at school, Iggy's world is spun around. But Marisol has too much going on to be bothered with the likes of Iggy. She has school, work, family, and the uphill battle of getting her legal papers. As Iggy stresses over how to get Marisol to like him, his grandfather comes to the rescue. The thing is, not only is his abuelito dead, but he also gives terrible love advice. The worst. And so, with his ghost abuelito's meddling, Iggy's life begins to unravel as he sets off on a journey of self-discovery.



If you had a chance to join the Power Rangers, would you do it? 13-year-old Sage lives on an isolated lunar colony with her adoptive father. Her days are spent farming, studying, raising livestock.... But that all changes when during a lunar storm, she comes across the wreckage of an Astro Shuttle, with wounded passengers from an academy founded by the famed Zordon, where the brightest and most clever teens train to protect the universe from evil. People called: Power Rangers. Sage and her friends will join together and work tirelessly to discover the truth of why the Green Ranger was erased from the Power Rangers history. While Sage doubts herself more than ever, she must learn to trust her friends -- and trust herself. But only together can the Rangers-in-training right past wrongs and prevent an ancient enemy's takeover of the academy and contamination of the Morphin Grid!



Juniper and Hadley have a good thing going in Larkspur, spending their respective days apprenticing at a little bakery and performing at the local inn. But when a stranger makes an unusual order at the bakery, the two friends (and Hadley's pet snake, Fern) set out on a journey to forage the magical mushrooms needed to make the requested galette pastries.

Along the way, Juniper and Hadley stumble across a mystery too compelling to ignore: Something has been coming out of the woods at night and eating the local farmers' crops, leaving only a trail of glowy goo behind. Intent on finally going on an adventure that could fuel their bardic craft, Hadley tows Juniper into the woods to investigate.

What started as a simple errand to pick mushrooms soon turns into a thrilling quest to save some furry new friends--and their caretaker, a softspoken little fey named Thistle--who are in danger of losing their home. 



Li-Zhen's life on the archipelago is simple. Known to friends and family as Lizzy, she takes care of her grandfather and their goats, she flirts with the woman who helps row the ferry, and she stays away from the fog that comes in the night--and the monsters hiding within it.
But Lizzy's life comes apart when she steals a handful of coins from a sacred well to cover a debt. The well requires repayment, but it doesn't deal in coins. It needs wishes, and its minions will drown Lizzy in its depths if she doesn't grant them. Lizzy finds herself on a quest to uncover hidden memories, bestow great wealth, and face the magical secrets that nearly destroyed her family--and are now returning to threaten everything she has ever known.



For as long as she can remember, Chelsea Grant has tried everything she can think of to distance herself from the disastrous damage her father does to her social life. It's not easy to shake her reputation as Ghost Girl when Dad keeps advertising his business as a "paranormal removal expert" in big, bold, loud letters all over New Orleans!

This year, Chelsea's all grown up, attending one of the most prestigious high schools in the city, and she's finally made friends with the popular crowd. Things are looking up--until a night on the town backfires spectacularly, landing her in hot water at home. Her punishment Working for her dad at Paranormal Removal Services. All. Summer.

Worst of all, her new job reveals an unexpected secret she has to keep: While Dad hunts ghosts with his own DIY tech, Chelsea can actually see them. And when she meets Oliver, a friendly spirit, at the fancy mansion her dad is getting a handsome fee to exorcize, she realizes she has to save his after-life, even if it risks everything her father's worked for.




Kai Song dreams of being a warrior. She wants to follow in the footsteps of her beloved father, the commander of the Royal Legion. But while her father believes in Kai and trains her in martial arts, their society isn't ready for a girl warrior.

Still, Kai is determined. But she is plagued by rumors that she is the granddaughter of Gumiho, the infamous nine-tailed fox demon who was killed by her father years before.

Everything comes crashing down the day Kai learns the deadly secret about her mother's past. Now she must come to terms with the truth about her identity and take her destiny into her own hands. As Kai desperately searches for a way to escape her fate, she comes to find compassion, and even love, in the most unexpected places.




Ever since Oli found a pamphlet for a remote island commune as a kid, it's all she can think about. Now that she's nearing the end of high school, feeling frustrated with the mounting pressure to choose a career and follow a path she has no interest in, the desire to escape it all has been steadily increasing. Everything comes to a head when Oli's relationship with her best friend goes south and she claps back at a school bully with more than just words. Oli flees to find the commune on a Gulf Island off the coast of Vancouver, taking with her Milo, who can't help but hide his feelings behind the safety of a video camera, and Alvin, a shy teen who sees more than he lets on. Behind them trails Liam, Oli's ex-best-friend and sometimes love interest, who wants to apologize for the way things went down. All four are grappling with a world that cannot be changed... and simply trying to find their place in it.

Summer Reading 2024 is Almost Here!

 

It's almost that time of year again! Summer Reading 2024 is just around the corner. The theme this year is “Adventure Begins at Your Library,” and libraries across the Nation are excited to plan adventures of all types for their communities. Follow all of the Bremen Public Library's social media, and blogs, for more information!

We can't wait for the Adventure to Begin at Your Library!


Monday, April 29, 2024

Star Wars Day 2024

 

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away....

In celebration of Star Wars Day the Bremen Public Library is offering many Star Wars themed activities, as well as many Star Wars materials for checkout!

Movies


Star Wars Episodes 1-3

The Phantom Menace, Attack of The Clones, Revenge of The Sith

Two Jedi escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to claim their original glory.


Star Wars Episodes 4-6

A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of The Jedi

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.


Star Wars Episodes 7-9

The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, The Rise of Skywalker

As a new threat to the galaxy rises, Rey, a desert scavenger, and Finn, an ex-stormtrooper, must join Han Solo and Chewbacca to search for the one hope of restoring peace.


In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction.


As the Clone Wars sweep the galaxy, Anakin Skywalker and his new Padawan, Ahsoka Tano, embark on a mission to rescue the kidnapped son of Jabba the Hutt. The renegade Count Dooku, however, is determined to ensure that they fail.


During an adventure in the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebel Alliance.

TV Series


The travels of a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic.


Jedi Knights lead the Grand Army of the Republic against the droid army of the Separatists.


The crew of the spaceship Ghost defends those who cannot fight for themselves against the Empire, providing the spark for a rebellion.

Fiction


The book largely focuses on the early days of Amidala's Galactic Senate Career, between Episodes I and II. She, along with her handmaidens, make the transition to working on the sprawling city-planet Coruscant, while still retaining the decoy system that they used to great effect in Episode I.



An anarchistic group known as the Nihil has taken over a section of space now known as the Occlusion Zone. Jedi Knight Vernestra Rwoh and scientist Avon Starros team up in an attempt to find a way through the Nihil Stormwall to save those on the other side.



Ahsoka Tano, once a loyal Jedi apprenticed to Anakin Skywalker, planned to spend the rest of her life serving the Jedi Order. But after a heartbreaking betrayal, she left the Order and forged her own path. Anakin and the other Jedi were still there for her, though, whenever she needed them—or they needed her.

Nonfiction

"Do or do not, there is no try." 
~Yoda~

Do checkout some of our Star Wars nonfiction! Get some advise from the wisest minds in the galaxy. 

Comic Books

Stop by the Young Adult Room and checkout our large selection of Star Wars Comics!

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