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Nancy's Notes - October 9, 2014

Getting Even, by Sarah Rayner, The Wonder of All Things by Jason Mott

   I am in the process of planning a toddler time at the library. This would be a story/activity time for children three years and under. A parent needs to be in attendance as this will require interaction with their child. If this sounds like something you are interested in, call the library at 532-3673
   Becky and I, with help of newly retired teacher, Cathy Cramer, are planning some Halloween activities for elementary students. Activities for students kindergarten through second grade will be held on October 16 from 3:45 until 4:45. Pre-registration is required and there is a limit of 24 participants. Third through fifth graders are invited for after school activities on October 23 during that same time period. Again pre-registration is required and we will close that registration at 24 students. To send your student call us at 532-3673.
   Revenge is the name of the game in Getting Even, by Sarah Rayner. How would you feel if your best friend at work betrayed you and was secretly having an affair with an influential colleague? What if that person won a coveted promotion, then teamed you up with a junior team memeber, leaving you feeling completely demoted? What would you do? For Ivy there's no choice since the only person she has ever trusted, Orianna, has blown it big time. So now the only way to move forward is revenge. 

Jason Mott’s, The Wonder of All Things, begins on an ordinary day, at an air show in a small town when a plane crashes into a crowd of spectators. After the dust clears, a thirteen-year-old girl named Ava is found huddled beneath a pocket of rubble with her best friend, Wash. He is injured and bleeding, and when Ava places her hands over him, his wounds disappear. She has an unusual gift, she can heal others of their physical ailments. Until the air show her gift was a secret. Now the whole world knows, and suddenly people from all over the globe begin flocking to her small town, looking for healing and eager to catch a glimpse of The Miracle Child. But Ava's ability comes at a cost, she grows weaker with each healing. She soon finds herself having to decide just how much she's willing to give up in order to save others.

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