Picture It @ Rincon Valley Library

Next week is Teen Read Week 2011!  The Rincon Valley Library is celebrating by hosting a "Books Into Movies" Festival October 19th through October 21st!   

Come watch a movie at 3:30 next Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at the Rincon Valley Library!

Rincon Valley are showing movies based on these books:

Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare

Fantastic Mr. Fox by Dahl

City of Ember by DuPrau

Popcorn will be served!  This is a FREE event!  For more information please contact the reference desk at 537-0162 ext. 5.

*Movies are subject to change*

The Dark Side of Young Adult Fiction

The New York Times has a section called "Room for Debate" and they are currently debating about "The Dark Side of  Young Adult Fiction".  Many authors are weighing in on the issue.  Look who is debating this issue:

Paolo Bacigalupi author of Ship Breaker

Maggie Stiefvater author of Shiver

Jay Parini author of The Passages of H.M.

Scott Westerfeld author of Uglies

Andrew Clements author of Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School 

Lisa Rowe Fraustino author of The Hole in the Wall

What do you think?  Do you read "dark" young adult fiction?  Why do you like to read "dark" fiction?  Who is right?

October Teen Events!

Copper Etching Jewelry Workshop

               Wednesday, October 19th @ 3:30 pm
                    Northwest Branch
                    Limited Space, Call the Reference Desk for your spot!


Pumpkin Carving Contest 

               Thursday, October 20th @ 3:30
                     Central Branch
                     Rohnert Park Branch
                     Sebastopol Branch

                     Tuesday, October 25th @ 3:30
                      Healdsburg Branch

               Wednesday, Octboer 26th @ 3:30
                      Rincon Valley Branch

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

We supply the pumpkins…you supply the creativity! 

All of these programs are free for teens!

Angels & Demons Book List

     Angels & Demons


Book List

 Demons:  Sometimes scary, sometimes comical – demons and their realms just got a lot more interesting.

Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
Nick's family has battled demons for most of his life.  When his brother, Alan, is marked for death while helping friends, Nick's determination to save Alan leads him to uncover a devastating secret.  The story continues in Demon's Covenant and Demon's Surrender.

  Demonkeeper by Royce Buckingham
When Nat, the weirdest boy in Seattle, leaves for a date with the plainest girl in town, chaos breaks out in the houseful of demons of which he is the sole guardian.

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
The world will end next Saturday according to the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter.  But a fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not looking forward to the apocalypse.  If these unlikely allies are going to stop it from happening, they must find and kill the Antichrist.

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
After a prom-night spell goes badly wrong, Sophie Mercer is exiled to a school for wayward Prodigium, supernaturally gifted teenagers, where she learns that an unknown predator has been attacking students.  The story continues in Demonglass and Raising Demons.

Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
Theia knows she's seen Haden before – not around town, but in her dreams.  The only thing Theia knows for sure is that the pull she feels towards him is stronger than her fear.  When she discovers what Haden truly is, Theia's not sure if she wants to resist him, even if the cost is her soul.

Devilish by Maureen Johnson
Jane's best friend Ally sold her soul to the Devil in exchange for popularity.  Jane tries to save her best friend by making a pact with a cupcake eating demon.

Angelfire by Courtney Moulton
Ellie discovers she has the reincarnated soul of an ancient warrior destined to battle monstrous creatures that devour humans and send their souls to Hell.  A kick-butt heroine, awesome battle scenes, and a little romance, this story has it all.

Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver
Riley Blacktorne is picking up the pieces after her father, a demon trapper, is murdered.  A young apprentice demon trapper herself, Riley is just getting the hang of the job when her whole world crashes down around her.

Lord Loss by Darren Shan
Grubbs Grady is the only witness to the horrific murder of his entire family.  He must outwit not only the mental health professionals determined to cure his delusion, but also the demonic forces only he can see.  First book in the Demonata series.

Misfit by Jon Skovron
On her sixteenth birthday, Jael receives a mysterious present that unlocks her family's dangerous history and Jael's own untapped potential.  Jael must negotiate normal life while learning to control the abilities she inherited from her mother, a demon, and protect those she loves from Belial, the Duke of Hell.

Angels:  If you think Heaven is all about fluffy clouds and halo wearing, lute playing angels, you're in for a surprise.  These angels are after your soul…and they don't always have Heaven in mind.

Evercrossed by Elizabeth Chandler
When a car crashes ends Ivy's life, her great love Tristan, who died and became an angel, breathes life back into her with a passionate kiss, but love may not be enough to save her.

A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford
Eden was once a lonely human who lost her heart to a fallen angel.  Now trapped between Heave and Hell, Eden discovers that her touch can strip away the morals and logic of mortals.

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Nora has always been cautious in her relationships.  When mysterious Patch, who has a large V shaped scar on his back, enrolls at Nora's school she is strongly drawn to him despite her misgivings.  The story continues in Crescendo.

Unearthly by Cynthia Neely
Clara's visions begin to make clear her purpose as an angel-blood.  In order to fulfill her destiny, clara and her family move to Jackson, Wyoming, where she learns that danger and heartbreak come with her powers.

Fallen by Lauren Kate
Suspected in the death of her boyfriend, Luce is sent to a reform school where she meets two intriguing boys and learns the truth about the strange shadows that have always haunted her.  The story continues in Torment and Passion.

Meridian by Amber Kizer
Meridian is a Fenestra, the half-human, half-angel link between the living and the dead.  She must learn to help human souls to the afterlife before the dark forces reach them.  But Meridian faces great danger from a band of demons that capture souls on the brink of death.

Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors
Katrina's kindness to a man she finds sleeping behind her grandmother's coffeehouse leads to a strange reward as Malcolm, who is actually a guardian angel, insists on rewarding her by granting her deepest wish.

Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith
When Miranda's guardian angel Zachary recklessly saves her from falling into an open grave and dying, the result is that she turns into a vampire.  Zachary is left to try to reinstate his reputation by finally doing the right thing.

Kindred by Tammar Stein
Spiritual warfare breaks out when the Archangel Raphael and the Devil each deliver very different assignments to eighteen-year-old twins Miriam and Moses.

Angel Burn by Lee Weatherly
Two teens are on opposite sides of a battle that puts the human race at the brink of a future as catastrophic as it is deceptively beautiful.  When Alex and Willow find themselves falling love, they discover that nothing is as it seems, least of all good and evil.


26 Thought-Provoking Questions

Here are 26 Thought-Provoking Questions from the book The Book of Lists for Teens by Sandra and Harry Choron.  You will be surprised by what you learn about yourself and your friends!

1.  If you could own any single object that you don't have now, what would it be?

2.  If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

3.  If you could meet anyone in history, who would you choose and what would you ask them?

4.  If you could add one person to your family, who would it be?

5.  If you could be best friends with anyone in the world, who would you pick?

6.  If you could change anything about your face, what would it be?

7.  If you could change anything about your parents, what would it be?

8.  If you could fast-forward your life, how old would you want to be and why?

9.  What is the one object you own that matters more to you than anything else?

10.  What is the one thing in the world you are most afraid of?

11.  If you could go to school in a foreign country, which country would you pick?

12.  If you had the power to drop any course from your curriculum, what would it be?

13.  If you caught your best friend stealing from you, what would you do?

14.  If you had a chance to spend a million dollars on anything but yourself, how would you spend it?

15.  If you could look like anyone you wanted, who would that be?

16.  If you were a member of the opposite sex, who would you want to look like?

17.  If you could change your first name, what name would you choose?

18.  What's the best thing about being a teen?

19.  What's the worst?

20.  If someone you like asked you on a date but your best friend had a crush on this person, what would you do?

21.  What is the worst day of the week?

22.  If you had to change places with one of your friends, who would you choose?

23.  If you could be any sports hero, who would you like to be?

24.  What's the one thing you've done in your life that you wish you could do over differently?

25.  What would you do if you found a dollar in the street?  What if you found $100?  $10,000?

26.  If you had a chance to star in any movie, who would you like as a costar?