Wendy Delsol at Central Library Tonight at 6:30

Come celebrate Teen Read Week with a special author event. Waukee resident,Wendy Delsol, will read from her latest teen novel, Frost, which was released on October 11th. Teens who read Stork will enjoy Frost, which was inspired by Norse mythology and Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen.”

  • Location: 1000 Grand Ave.
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2011
  • Time:6:30 – 8:00PM

Teen Events at Central: Popcorn & Poe and Delsol Book Launch

The Central Library in Des Moines is planning some exciting events for teens in October. On October 12th, we are hosting a “Popcorn and Poe” program where actor, Duffy Hudson, will perform a dramatic interpretation of Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous works. Then, to celebrate Teen Read Week, the library will host the launch of the new teen book Frost, by Wendy Delsol on October 18th. For every member of your book club and/or school group in attendance at the Frost launch, you will earn a chance to win a pizza party hosted by Delsol.

 

Come see The Shadow of the Raven. This one man play about the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe includes dramatic interpretations of “Annabel Lee,” “The Raven,” and “The Tell Tale Heart.”

 

  • Location: Central Library, 1000 Grand Ave. Des Moines, IA
  • Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2011
  • Time: 7:00-8:00 PM
  • Category: Teen & Adult

 

 

 

 

Celebrate Teen Read Week with a special author event. Waukee resident, Wendy Delsol, will read from her latest teen novel, Frost, which will be released on October 11th. Teens who read Stork will enjoy Frost, which was inspired by Norse mythology and Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen.”

  • Location: Central Library, 1000 Grand Ave. Des Moines, IA
  • Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2011
  • Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
  • Category: Teen & Adult

Author Jan Blazanin at Central Library Tonight

Waukee resident, Jan Blazanin, will discuss her new teen novel, A & L Do Summer. In Iowa farm country, sixteen-year-old Aspen and her friend Laurel plan to get noticed the summer before their senior year and are unwittingly aided by pig triplets, a skunk, a chicken, bullies, a rookie policeman, and potential boyfriends.

  • Location: 1000 Grand Ave.
  • Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2011
  • Start Time: 6:30 PM

Sarah Dessen

We all have our favorites – favorite foods, favorite colors, favorite subjects – the list goes on and on. As you can imagine, there’s one thing librarians are really good at talking about: their favorite authors. For me, I can still remember when I picked up my first book written by Sarah Dessen. I was amazed at how real the characters were, as if they were old friends.

To say that I get excited when she publishes a new book is an understatement. I was absolutely thrilled last week when her highly anticipated 10th novel was released, What Happened to Goodbye. If you are a fan of realistic fiction and are looking for some good reads this summer, check out what Sarah Dessen has to offer. I guarantee you will not be disappointed!  You can also check out her website at http://sarahdessen.com/.

Mark Your Calendars

Come celebrate Teen Read Week with local author, Wendy Delsol.  She will be at Central Library on Monday, October 18th at 6:30 PM for an author talk and book signing.

Stork is the story of a teen girl named Katla who is uprooted from L.A. when her mom moves back to Norse Falls, Minnesota.  Katla prides herself on being fashion conscience and loves a good, albeit expensive, cup of coffee (Starbucks is coined “Fourbucks”), two things that are hard to come by in her current surroundings.  Norse Falls has a very strong Nordic heritage and that comes through vividly in this story.  There are elements of the supernatural blended in with the everyday real world of attending a new high school. 

As the title suggests, storks play a part in this teen book.  There is an ancient society of stork women who are charged with the task of placing souls.  Katla is quickly wrapped up in high school dilemmas, teen relationships, moving to a new place, and discovering an ancient society of storks!