Teen Book Review: Kabloona

Kabloona by Gontran de Poncins
Review by:  Fallon, Northwest Branch

Kabloona (Eskimo for "White Man") is the true story of a Frenchman who traveled to King William Land to study the Netsilik Eskimos. They were the primitive Eskimos who had lived the same since the stone age, and the book, written from the author's journals explores the physical and physiological side of the Eskimo life.
Why I picked it up: I had to pick a book for my book report from a list, and the description o said "unlike any book you've ever read," and I was instantly intrigued.
Why I finished it: The content of the book was fascinating, and I learned a lot of interesting things. However it was very badly organized.
I'd recommend it to:  Anyone who is interested in primitive culture in general.

Book Spotlight: Every day

Every day by David Levithan

Book Review by Tiffany, Librarian, Sebastopol Branch

Imagine not owning a body. Instead, you wake up every day in someone else’s body. You never know what town you will wake up in, if you will be male or female for the day or who your friends and family will be. That’s the only life that “A” has ever known. Now 16 years old, he has learned to deal with this by avoiding attachment to any one life. That is, until the day he wakes up as Justin. When “A” sees Justin’s girlfriend Rhiannon, he falls in love with her and this changes everything.

Why I picked it up: The cover was what intrigued me at first. Once I read the inside cover, I knew I had to give it a try. I thought the book could go either way, really bad or really good. I wanted to see if he was able to execute the premise of the book well.

Why I’d finished it: It was very good. He did a good job of making the characters, especially “A”, seem real. I wanted to see if “A” could make a relationship work with Rhiannon.

Who I would recommend it to: Anyone looking for a good story with interesting, well-developed characters.

Edible Haunted Houses @ Rincon Valley!

This year at Rincon Valley teens made Edible Haunted Houses to celebrate Halloween!  Check out their creations! 

Healdsburg's Pumpkin Carving Contest

Check out the pumpkin creations from the Healdsburg library!  Some very talented teens!


Cloverdale's Pumpkin Carving Contest

Last week Cloverdale hosted their first annual Pumpkin Carving Contest!  Check out the pictures below!





Windsor's Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Windsor had a great teen pumpkin carving contest!  Check out their pumpkin creations!  Do you have a favorite one?  Vote now by posting a comment!

Bummed you missed the pumpkin carving contest?  Don't worry, Rohnert Park will be hosting their contest on Tuesday, October 30th at 3:30!








Sebastopol Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Vote Now!!!

Sebastopol had their teen pumpkin carving contest on Tuesday.  Here are the pumpkins that they created.  Vote for your favorite one by Tuesday, October 30th by making a comment!


Pumpkin Bulldog

#2:  Gabe the Ghost

#3:  Bob Swarley

#4:  B.A.T.

#6:  David Dracula

#6:  Luna

#7:  As you see it

#8:  Heart O' Lantern

#9:  Starry Eyes




Pumpkin Carving Contest for Teens!


Free Pumpkin Carving Contest for Teens!
(Ages 12 to 19)

We supply the pumpkins...you supply the creativity!

These branches will be hosting the pumpkin carving contest for teens:

Windsor, Saturday, October 20th at 2 pm
Sebastopol, Tuesday, October 23rd at 4 pm
Cloverdale, Thursday, October 25th at 3 pm
Healdsburg, Thursday, October 25th at 4 pm
Rohnert Park, Tuesday, October 30th at 3:30 pm

Contestants will have 1 hour to carve pumpkins.
Library patrons will vote for their favorite pumpkin.
Prizes awarded to the top three pumpkins.


The results are in -- 2012 Teens Top Ten!

Teen readers across the country chose Divergent by Veronica Roth as their favorite book!  

This choice happened as part of the annual Teens’ Top Ten vote, sponsored by YALSA (the Young Adult Library Services Association). Teens voted online between August 15 and September 15, with the official list announcement during this year's Teen Read Week (October 14–20). Click below to see a YouTube video announcement (2:05) of the winning books.




New Books!