Teen Book Review: The Autobiography of Malcolm X

The Autobiography of Malcom X by Malcom X (with the assistance of Alex Haley)

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Review by Fallon, Northwest Branch

     Through a series of interviews with Alex Haley, Malcolm X , one of the most controversial speakers in history, details his struggles to break free from the "white man's"  oppression. From being raised by a widowed mother to becoming a thief and drug dealer in Harlem to eventually preaching in the Nation of Islam and becoming one of the biggest names in the Civil Rights movement, Malcolm X tells his story.
 

     I read this book for my book report and found it very enlightening. I heard from multiple sources that it was a good book, and they were correct. While his ideas and preachings are almost unbelievable, you get to see his growth as a person throughout the book, which was very interesting. I usually do not read autobiographies or books about the Civil Rights movement, but I think we can all learn something from Malcolm X's life.
 

Pictures of Henna Art from Northwest

Here are some of the awesome tattoos done at the Henna Art program at the Northwest Branch!  If you haven't attended this program yet, look for it at some of the other library branches. (links following the pictures)

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Sonoma: 2:00 Wednesday, June 19

Central (Santa Rosa): 2:00 Thursday, June 20

Windsor: 3:00 Friday, June 21

Rohnert Park: 2:00 Wednesday, June 26

Guerneville: 3:00 Wednesday, July 10

Cloverdale: 3:30 Thursday, July 11

Healdsburg: 2:00 Wednesday, July 17

Rincon Valley: 3:00 Thursday, July 25

Sebastopol: 3:00 Friday, July 26

 

Teen Programs For Week 3!

Programs this week:

Remember, you get 2 stamps on your game card and an extra raffle ticket for each program you attend – Good Luck on winning the Kindle!

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Wednesday, June 19

     Henna Art - 2:00, Sonoma Valley

     Beading 101 - 2:00, Rohnert Park

     Duct Tape Mania - 2:00, Healdsburg

Thursday, June 20

     Henna Art - 2:00, Central

     Gelatin Printing - 3:00, Rincon Valley

     Bleach T-Shirts - 3:30, Cloverdale

Friday, June 21

     Henna Art - 3:00, Windsor

Cool Summer Programs!

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Do you have one of these calendars of teen events at the library?  If not, be sure to stop in and get one so you don't miss out on any of the fun!  Remember, you can earn stamps for your game card and extra raffle tickets for attending the programs.

Wednesday programs:

STUFFED CRITTERS at 2:00 in the Sonoma Valley Branch

MONSTER MAKE-UP at 2:00 in the Healdsburg Branch

ALTERED BOOKS at 3:00 in the Petaluma Branch.

Thursday programs:

DUCT TAPE MANIA at 3:00 in Rincon Valley

Friday programs:

GELATIN PRINTING at 3:00 in Sebastopol

MONSTER MAKE-UP at 3:00 in Windsor

Saturday programs:

HENNA ART at 11:00 in Northwest

 

Sign Up for Teen Read 2013!!

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    Tuesday, June 4, is the first day to sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program!  We have a new game card this year where you earn stamps and prizes.  We still want book reviews and will be giving out raffle tickets again this year.  Each branch will be giving away a kindle for the raffle prize – so make sure you read lots of books and collect those tickets!
 

Click here to see our teen events programs and calendar

Num8ers series by Rachel Ward

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     Book 1 - Num8ers, 2010: Imagine having to live with the ability to see when anyone you made eye contact with was going to die.  This was the curse that kept 15-year-old Jem from making friends.  Her mother died when Jem knew she would and since then, Jem has bounced around the foster care system never daring to get close to anyone.  That changed when she met Spider and fell in love.

    Book 2 – Num8ers: The Chaos, 2011:  15-year-old Adam has the ability to see death dates just like his mother.  He sees that many people will die around him in London on New Year's Day.  What disaster will strike on New Year's Day?  Can Adam save the people around him?  He knows he has to try to use his gift for the greater good.

    Book 3 – 1nf1n1ty, 2012:  In the aftermath of tragedy in London, Adam is moving between camping in the wilds and refugee camps.  Adam has become quite well known from his efforts to save the people of London and, unfortunately, has attracted the attention of some people who wish to use his unique psychic ability for their own wicked purposes.