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Summer reading is almost over


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We’re down to the last two weeks of summer reading, so make sure you get your hours and t-shirt forms turned in by July 31.

This next-to-last Wednesday is going to be two different programs. The first at 10:30 a.m. will be a one-of-a-kind ventriloquism show by Rocky Mountain Puppets. In the afternoon at 3:30 p.m. there will be a special screening of “The Lego Movie.”
Both of these events are limited to the first 150 people who arrive, so be sure to arrive early to guarantee a place. For any questions or more information, you can contact the Library by calling 575-622-7101, visit us at 301 N. Pennsylvania Ave. and like us on Facebook and Instagram @RPLnm.

Book Talk by Claire Gutierrez
Children’s Librarian
Graphic novels are becoming a household genre of book and there’s a reason for that. Often having beautiful coloring and artwork, these visual feasts keep readers engaged and close to the book’s characters. Gals (and guys) who love graphic novels or a taste of fantasy/science fiction will love these two new graphic novel titles starring female protagonists, especially fans of “The Lunar Chronicles” and the hit Netflix original “Stranger Things.”
“Here are the rules I follow… Never take pictures of the dead… Don’t stare at the lights in the storm drains. Gives you nightmares … Never ever get off the bike.”
The Spill Zone is a forbidden place beyond the reach of everyday citizens. It is a quarantined area where nobody dares to go. Except one girl. Meet Addison, a young female rebel who spends her time sneaking into the Spill Zone to photograph what’s left of her hometown. She uses the money she makes off of her illegal photographs to help sustain herself and her young, mute sister who was rescued from the tragic event. When she is given an offer she can’t refuse, Addy ventures back into the Spill Zone on her motorcycle to an area she swore she would never go into.

Just when she thinks her strange encounters are over, she realizes she’s brought something dangerous along with her. Filled with eerie, technicolor panels by Alex Puvilland and written by New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld, this young adult graphic novel is sure to hook its readers, making them crave to know what happens next for Addy and her little sister.
Ever wonder what happens to the characters of The Lunar Chronicles, a favorite series among young adults and adult readers alike? This fractured fairytale story continues in Marissa Meyer’s new graphic novel series “Wires and Nerve,” starring Iko, the loyal, quick witted, opinionated android along with the other heroes including Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Winter, and the whole Rampion crew.
Cinder begins her reign as the new queen of Luna and we see her progress towards making Luna into a republic, while Queen Levana’s mutated, wolf-hybrid soldiers are still running rampant among Earth and threatening the alliance between Earth and Luna.
Since Iko is made of metal and a lot harder to kill than a human, she believes her abilities are best used to hunt down those hybrid soldiers and their leader. The ending leaves its readers craving for the next volume in the series “Gone Rogue,” set to come out in January 2018. Other recommended titles at the Roswell Public Library for young adult readers looking for more female-driven graphic novels are “Paper Girls,” “Lumberjanes,” “Ms. Marvel” and “Princeless.”
Amanda Davis is a reference librarian at the Roswell Public Library. She can be contacted at A.Davis@roswell-nm.gov.


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