video-games

Video Games @ The Field Library

If that title wasn’t enough of a hint; The Field Library is starting a video game collection! Titles to look for in the coming weeks/months:

Star Wars Battlefront

Platform: PS 4, Xbox One
Rating: T
“Immerse yourself in your Star Wars battle fantasies!

Feeling the ominous thud of an AT-AT stomping down on the frozen tundra of Hoth. Rebel forces firing blasters as Imperial speeder bikes zip through the lush forests of Endor. Intense dogfights between squadrons of X-wings and TIE fighters filling the skies. Immerse yourself in the epic Star Wars™ battles you’ve always dreamed of and create new heroic moments of your own in Star Wars™ Battlefront™.”

titanfall-2-coverTitanfall 2

Platforms: (PS 4, Xbox One)
Rating: M
Game Description:
“Pilot and Titan unite as never before in Respawn Entertainment’s highly anticipated Titanfall 2. Experience a single player campaign that explores the unique bond between man and machine. Dominate the competition in multiplayer action, featuring six all-new Titans, enhanced Pilot abilities, an expanded customization system, new maps, weapons and much more ACCOLADES 2016 Best of E3 Game Critics Award Winner for Best Online Multiplayer”

91mrylptfcl-_ac_sl1500_The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Platform: Wii U
Rating: Pending
Will be released on March 31, 2017

“Forget everything you know about The Legend of Zelda games. Step into a world of discovery, exploration and
adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a boundary-breaking new game in the acclaimed series. Travel across fields, through forests and to mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the ruined kingdom of Hyrule in this stunning open-air adventure.”

overwatch-coverOverwatch- Origins Edition

Platform: PS 4, Xbox One
Rating: T
The future is now. Are you with us?Clash on the battlefields of tomorrow and choose your hero from a diverse cast of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities. Bend time, defy physics, and unleash an array of extraordinary powers and weapons. Engage your enemies in iconic locations from around the globe in the ultimate team-based shooter. Take your place in Overwatch. The world needs heroes.

wuddrfuAssassin’s Creed Syndicate

Platform: PS 4
Rating: M
“Welcome to the Family…The Industrial Revolution brings an incredible age of invention, transforming the lives of millions with technologies once thought impossible. Not everyone is able to enjoy the benefits of this boom, however. Despite fueling the engine of the British Empire, workers’ lives are little more than legalized slavery while the top few percent profit from their labor.

Living poor and dying young, the lower class unite in protest as a new kind of family emerges: gangs, who turn to a life in the underworld in their struggle to survive…a struggle, until watchful Assassins come to their side.”

2017 Books to Look For on Our Shelves

 

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Caraval

By Stephanie Garber

The first in a two-book series, Caraval follows the journey of Scarlett, and her moment to make her dreams come true by accepting the invitation to attend the distant, infamous, once-a-year production of Caraval, a show the audience gets to participate in. Escaping from an impending marriage, Scarlett, and her sister Tella, arrive at the event, only to have Tella become kidnapped. This year’s production is a game, and the first one to recover Tella is the winner, but if Scarlett can’t find her over the 5 days of the show, she’ll lose her sister forever.

This is a wonder-filled book that plays with themes of love, heartbreak, sisterhood, and magic (of course). Check for it on our shelves January 31, 2017!

 

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by: Angie Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Starr shuffles between two worlds, two lives: the poor neighborhood where she was born and raised, and her rich high school out in the suburbs. When Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer, the worlds she has been trying to balance shatter. Starr knows that what she says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Will she stay silent?

“Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl’s struggle for justice.” (Goodreads)

Check for it on our shelves in March!

 

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Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean 

Edited by: Kirsty Murray, Payal Dhar and Anita Roy

What if Little Red Riding Hood wore a space-suit? What if boys and girls were able to turn the tables on catcallers? What if reality tv shows like Top Chef required you to time travel so you could get the freshest ingredients?

This is a collection of short stories and comics created by over 20 contributors from India and Australia  with twists and turns that will leave you filled with wonder and questions.

Check for it on our shelves in March 2017.

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When Dimple Met Rishi

by: Sandhya Menon

What happens when two Indian-American teens, arranged for marriage, meet a little ahead of schedule?

Dimple Shah is ready to take on the world after graduating high school; and what better place for her to start than at a summer web development camp! Her mother keeps insisting on finding her an “Ideal Indian Husband” though, and Dimple just doesn’t see that as something she wants just yet though.

Rishi Patel, eager for love and the chance to woo his future wife, decides that he’ll attend the same summer program and meet her. He doesn’t know who she is, and she doesn’t know him, but Rishi feels an attachment to traditions and his romantic notions; enough so that the Shahs and the Patels take a step back to watch as their kids slowly gravitate towards each other in this refreshing YA Romantic Comedy. Perfect for fans who love “opposites attract” stories.

Check for it on our shelves May 30!

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Wicked Like a Wildfire

by: Lana Popovic

Set in the dreamy quiet town of Cattaro, Montenegro, twin sisters Iris and Malina have been born with a gift. Their “gleam,” as their mother calls it, allows them to interpret the world in different ways, and then imbibe that interaction into an art. Their mother has two steadfast rules for them: never let someone know about their gleam, and never fall in love.

The twins always seem to find small ways to rebel though, until their mother is attacked and left on the brink of death. Iris and Malina team up to unearth an ancient family curse buried under thousands of years of lies. Can they fight and free themselves? And what will freedom cost them?

Check for this new book on our shelves in August!

Special January Teen Programs

These programs are unique to January, and therefore don’t fit into our usual categories.

white_house_washingtonLetters to the President

January 5,2017

1-4: YA Section

With the inauguration of President-Elect Trump occurring on January 20, teens can come to this program to write letters to both President Obama and/or President-Elect  Trump. Suggested letter subjects include a goodbye, or “thank you” letter to President Obama, and a “welcome” letter to President-Elect Trump, but teens are free to write that they choose to either person. All letters will be proof-read before being mailed to the White House. This program is free for all to participate in, and some light snacks will be provided.

 

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One-Pot Cooking

January 9,2017

3:30-5; Nutrition Room

Join Teen Librarian Sarah in the Nutrition Room on January 9 to learn how to make a delicious and healthy meal-using only one pot! All ingredients are provided, and all participants can expect to have something to eat once they’ve made this yummy dish. Registration ahead of time is required ! You can sign up for this program at the Reference Desk OR call 737-0010 OR email Sarah at sprosser@wlsmail.org

Calling all Glitter Fiends and Crafting Enthusiasts

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The Field Library is proud to announce our First Annual Ornament Decorating contest!

If you like getting crafty and working with your hands, enter to be in the running for the Best Teen Ornament and win a fantastic chocolate-y  prize when your ornament is voted #1!

You can pick up your blank ornament starting December 8th, and you’ll have until December 17th to bring in your completed creation. Judging will occur from the 18th to the 21st, and winners will be notified on the 22nd!

Good luck and happy Decorating!

 

Hot New Book Review: Vassa in the Night

Do you like fairytales retold? Perhaps you liked Cinder? Ella Enchanted? But you really wanted something set in this time period?

Enter Sarah Porter’s Vassa in the Night, a retelling of the Baba Yaga myth. Set in an alternate Brooklyn to our own, Vassa is living with her not-so-cruel step sisters, but they definitely aren’t nice all the time to each other. On a night when all the lights have gone out in their home, Vassa is manipulated into taking a trip to the new dancing 24 hr convenience store owned by Babs Yagg.

No one seems to care that she beheads shoplifters, and lately those merely accused of shoplifting, but it’s Vassa’s only option. If she wants to survive this late night errand, she’ll need some help, and luckily she’s got something up her sleeve to help, or more accurately, in her pocket. A living doll given to her by her deceased mother. But are one small doll and one teenage girl enough to break the curse over Brooklyn?

This book reads like a topsy-turvy dream, and is well-paced. It does require a little extra suspension of disbelief, but the characters are memorable, as is the story. Perfect for readers that want a little more modernity in their fractured fairytales.

Check out Vassa in the Night in The Field Library (YA PORTER)
Goodreads
Kirkus
Publisher’s Weekly

Announcement: Writing Tutor!

Are you working on your college applications? Need an extra set of eyes to look over your essays? Your resume?

Teen St. Station is proud to offer you the services of Susan Thames. She is an honored  author with an extensive background in writing, editing, and publishing books and articles for all kinds of audiences; and she is here to help you!

Keep an eye out for her first appearance on Wednesday, November 30th from 3-5:45 in the teen section.

Hot New Book Review: The Diabolic

the-diabolic-9781481472678_hr The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid is the book you’ve been looking for, but didn’t know you were missing from your life. Perfect for readers looking for fantastic pacing that begs you to immediately start the next chapter, and for readers who like a balance between character and plot driven narratives. Impossible for this reader to put down.

Equal parts interstellar political drama, challenges to authority and the powers that be, and action, with a dash of (plausible) romance thrown in that helps move the plot along, you’ll be cheering for Nemesis as she learns to live in the dangerous political atmosphere of the Galactic Court.

Nemesis is a Diabolic; a super-strong, combat oriented humanoid creature with a singular purpose in life: protect her owner Sidonia at all costs. After being imprinted on Sidonia, she’s lived her whole life as a psuedo-sister to the girl, careful to keep her safe from any harm. She was not trained for court life, but after Sidonia is requested as a political hostage to blackmail her rebellious father into behaving in the Senate, Nemesis is sent in her place. Keeping her true nature and identity a secret is of the utmost importance though, because Diabolics have been outlawed, and any mess-ups that Nemesis is involved with in the court could jeopardize everything for her and, more importantly, for Sidonia.

As rebellion comes closer and closer to being a reality, Nemesis must learn who she can trust in a place filled with two-faced politicians and their power-hungry children. The shred of humanity she feels she has is all that fuels her amidst the danger, action, and intrigue of the court. Her humanity might be the only thing that can save the empire too. Can a Diabolic do that though?

To read more reviews about the book check out
Goodreads
Simon & Schuster
Kirkus