Teen Book Review

Exciting news! We have some well read teens submitting book reviews and booklists to help you discover great new (or old) reads. Here is post from our first teen reviewer.

My Favourite book

Scarlet Pimpernel

          The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Baroness Emmuska Orczy, has got to be one of the best books I have ever read. Set during the French Revolution, this tale of daring rescues, heroic self-denial, concealed love, pride and comedy will have you anxiously turning pages, wondering what happens next. I was so glad when I found out that this book was part of a series of twenty. I was in book heaven! I read them straight through and then decided to read them all over again. Without a doubt, if you like adventure, love and comedy all rolled into one, you will love this series!

~Ardent Book Lover

(Side note: This book is no longer in the ORL collection, but it can be borrowed through Inter Library Loan. Just ask your friendly local librarian to order it for you, and it will be done.)

March 2017 LEGO Club

This month’s theme was Spring Break Adventures. Not many stuck with the theme, but everyone had a great time creating cool stuff.

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(Sorry that there are no pictures of February’s Lego Club. I forgot the camera that day.)


January’s Unplug & Play LEGO

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We had another exciting LEGO Club this week. There were many creative creations, but I must admit that I was especially impressed by the spinning top and LEGO car ramp built by a few of the older boys. Great building everyone!!

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Author Reading: Donna White

Donna White’s presentation of her new book Bullets, Blood & Stones: the journey of a child soldier was deeply moving.

Thank you for a wonderful presentation, Ms. White! We look forward to hearing about your future publications.

African people Samburu, Kenya


December LEGO: Winter Wonderland

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December LEGO Club was a blast! We didn’t really stick with the Winter Wonderland theme, but that’s the joy of free-building. You can go where your imagination takes you.

Next LEGO Club will be on Thursday, January 26 at 3:30. Registration will open on January 12.

Happy Holidays!