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Did you know that October is Canadian Library Month?

Canadian Library Month helps raise awareness of the important role of libraries in your community. Take time to visit your local library. You might make some interesting discoveries.

Guess this library branch!! (We know, we know. This is too easy but play along please)


The Frenzy Five is a reoccurring Q&A series where we ask YA authors the kind of things you really want to know! This week Bethany Griffin, author of Masque of the Red Death, Dance of the Red Death and The Fall, is up to the challenge.

1. If you could have coffee with any author who would it be?

Stephen King. I know most people think Poe, and he’d be up there (if the choice included authors living and dead) but somehow I think Poe would be difficult to talk to, and I’m not the world’s mo­st confident conversationalist- at least not with someone I don’t know well/worship. Stephen King is such a fascinating individual—besides just loving his books, I loved the pop culture column he used to write for EW. I just generally would love to have a conversation with Stephen King.

2. What are the top 3 most-played songs in your home?

Something I Can Never Have  Nine Inch Nails

Roads  Portishead

Sober – Tool

3. What was your favourite book as a teenager?

Lord of the Rings. I loved lots of fantasy as a teen, but LOTR is the book I went back to every few years.

4. What is your favourite way to waste time?

The internet! Really reading is my favorite pastime, but I never consider it a waste of time, the internet on the other hand…

5. Describe your book in five words.

Dark, creepy, haunting, atmospheric, and twisty

Thanks, Bethany!

The Fall is available on October 7th. With a sinister gothic atmosphere and relentless tension to rival Edgar Allan Poe himself, Bethany Griffin reimagines “The Fall of the House of Usher,” one of Poe’s most famous stories, into a gothic tale of suspense and yearning, and introduces a whole new point-of-view on the timeless classic.

Hey! We just did a tease for her book yesterday! Check it out.

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Noooo! Why would you do this?!?

Noooo! Why would you do this?!?

Beautiful poem for Emily Dickinson. It may be officially fall, but we hope you’ve been enjoying the lingering summer weather!

Beautiful poem for Emily Dickinson. It may be officially fall, but we hope you’ve been enjoying the lingering summer weather!

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Today’s book tease is for those of you who like to get started on your horror reading for Halloween…

The Fall (eBook) is a new gothic novel by Bethany Griffin, a retelling of The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe. It comes out October 7th, but you can place a hold to reserve your copy now!


Some realistic, some a little horrific. Check out the new featured books for this week!

The Bodies We Wear by Jeyn Roberts.At eleven, Faye and her friend are forced to take a new, drug. Faye survives, and her friend doesn’t. But now Faye is hooked. Faye - now seventeen - is bent on revenge. Will it destroy her?

Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen. He’s young. He’s hot. He’s the new school librarian. He’s… secretly a demon? Cyn’s best friend Annie is head-over-heels, and it’s up to her to save her friend’s life - and soul.

I Become Shadowdebut novel by Joe Shine. Ren is abducted at a young age and trained to be a Shadow, a guardian for a future leader. But when she finds out that the boy she is to guard is being targeted by the very organization meant to protect him, where can she turn?

Julian (eBook) by William Bell. Aidan grew up in the foster system, and has been in way too many different homes. So when he gets the chance to disappear and reinvent his life, he grabs it. But his new life isn’t as perfect as he thought it would be. This book is about finding your way, and finding yourself.

Kiss of Broken Glass (eBook / eAudiobook), debut novel by Madeleine Kuderick. Kenna is addicted to cutting. When she’s caught, she’d admitted to a psychiatric ward for a 72 hour hold. How much can 3 days among other “broken” people change your life?

The Secret Skydebut novel by Atia Abawi. Two teens from different ethnic backgrounds fall in love in Afghanistan. This is the story of their forbidden relationship, and defying tradition. This book is at times violent and disturbing, but also contains acts of kindness and love.

The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O’Brien. Rosie’s elite art school is also part of competitive reality show. But when Rosie skips taking her nightly sleeping pill, she finds out that something far more sinister is going on.

The World Outside (eBook) by Eva Wiseman. Chanie dreams of being an opera singer, but is forbidden by her religion. When a tragedy occurs, will Chanie choose to follow her dream, or remain part of her fundamentalist community?





my life changed forever when i found out the word “slang” was actually slang for “shortened language”


so slang is slang for slang


Just a random fact on the English language for you. Quite a few obscenities are thanks to slang, as well.

Want to know more? Take a look at one of these books.

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Banned Books Week 2014 poster by Paul Sizer

Prints available at October Kalamazoo Art Hop

It’s the end of Banned Books Week 2014, but you can support the freedom to read year-round.

Just read. Read anything you want. Let others read anything they want. And encourage everyone you know to do the same!

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It’s like:


Suggestion: hit up your library.  Not the same as owning a book, I know, but definitely helps with the “really can’t afford it” problem!



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We got Slaughterhouse-Five (Audiobook / Large Print / eBook /eAudiobook) by Kurt Vonnegut.

Which book are you?

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