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New Young Adult Books are in!  Here’s a selection of some of the newest titles:

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Little Fish - Ramsey Beyer

Swagger - Carl Deuker

The Iron Traitor - Julie Kagawa

These Broken Stars - Amie Kaufman & Megan Spooner

Anywhere But Here - Tanya Lloyd Kyi

Proxy - Alex London

Confessions: The Private School Murders - James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

Imprisoned Martin Sandler

Breakfast On Mars And 37 Other Delectable Essays - Rebecca Stern & Brad Wolfe

Teens Grades 8-12! 
Come make your own Valentine’s Day cards.  We will supply all the materials and offer some creative ideas and tips, as well as some light refreshments!

Thursday February 13    3:30 to 4:45    Stafford Room

RSVP by calling (510) 747-7780 or emailing Teen Librarian, Matt at mconciatori@alamedaca.gov.

High School students and parents looking towards college!  This Saturday, February 1st come learn exactly what you need to do to make your college dreams a reality.  Sharon Cravanas, former Director of College Counseling at Head-Royce School will provide guidance on every aspect of college admissions!  RSVP by calling (510) 747-7780 or emailing the Teen Librarian at mconciatori@alamedaca.gov.

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Here’s a selection of some of new YA covers released in the past two weeks. For more cover releases and all things YA lit, visit our website, follow us here and on Twitter, and subscribe to our weekly newsletter!

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100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release date: September 2014
Finn Easton sees the world through miles instead of minutes. It’s how he makes sense of the world. Finn has two things going for him: his best friend Cade Hernandez, and Julia Bishop, the first girl he’s ever loved. When an unexpected accident happens and the boys become unlikely heroes, they learn how to write their own destiny.

Blonde Ops by Charlotte Bennardo & Natalie Zaman
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: May 6th 2014
Expelled from yet another boarding school for hacking, sixteen-year-old Rebecca “Bec” Jackson is shipped off to Rome to intern for Parker Phillips, the editor-in-chief of one of the world’s top fashion magazines. But when a mysterious accident lands Parker in a coma, former supermodel and notorious drama queen Candace Worthington takes the reins of the magazine. The First Lady is in Rome for a cover shoot, and when her life is threatened Bec realizes that Parker’s “accident” may not have been quite so accidental. Can Bec catch the person who’s after the First Lady, solve the mystery of Parker’s accident, and juggle two cute boys at the same time?

Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Release date: May 13th 2014
Gemma had her summer all planned out, but it takes a sharp turn when she gets dumped and finds herself back in the Hamptons after a five-year absence. Being there puts her at risk of bumping into Hallie, her former best friend (that is, before Gemma ruined her life). Gemma intends on making amends, but a case of mistaken identity causes the people she knew years ago—including Hallie and her dreamy brother Josh—to believe she’s someone else. Can Gemma keep up the charade? Or will she be found out by the very people she’s been hiding from?

City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: May 27th 2014
As their society falls apart around them, Clary, Jace, Simon and their friends must band together to fight the greatest evil the Nephilim have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in the world can defeat him — must they journey to another world to find the chance?

Dirty Wings (All Our Pretty Songs #2) by Sarah McCarry
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: July 15th 2014
Maia is a teenage piano prodigy and dutiful daughter, imprisoned in the oppressive silence of her adoptive parents’ house like a princess in an ivory tower. Cass is a street rat, witch, and runaway, scraping by with her wits and her knack for a five-fingered discount. When a chance encounter brings the two girls together, an unlikely friendship blossoms that will soon change the course of both their lives.

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Release date: May 15th 2014
A wunderkind young set designer, Emi has already started to find her way in the competitive Hollywood film world. Emi is a film buff and a true romantic, but her real-life relationships are a mess. She has desperately gone back to the same girl too many times to mention. But then a mysterious letter from a silver screen legend leads Emi to Ava. Ava is unlike anyone Emi has ever met. She has a tumultuous, not-so-glamorous past, and lives an unconventional life. And she is about to expand Emi’s understanding of family, acceptance, and true romance.

Extraction (Extraction #1) by Stephanie Diaz
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: July 22nd 2014
Clementine has spent her whole life preparing for her sixteenth birthday, when she’ll be tested for Extraction in the hopes of being sent from the planet Kiel’s toxic Surface to the much safer Core, where people live without fear or starvation. When she proves Promising enough to be “Extracted,” she must leave without Logan, the boy she loves. Torn apart from her only sense of family, Clem promises to come back and save him from brutal Surface life. But the planet leaders don’t want her running—they want her subdued.

Foretold (Sisters of Fate #1) by Rinda Elliott
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: April 2014
The first novel in the new Sisters of Fate trilogy. Triplet sisters must stop Ragnarok—even if it might kill one of them.

The Forever Song (Blood of Eden #3) by Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: April 15th 2014
Book #3 in the epic dystopian Blood of Eden series, set in a future world decimated by the Red Lung virus, featuring vampire Allison Sekemoto and her struggle to hold on to her humanity in the face of becoming a monster.

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Teen in Grades 8-12!  This Thursday we’re going to be mutating old t-shirts into NEW, way more fashionable creations.  Feel free to bring your own t-shirts, scissors and decorative supplies, but we will provide as well.  RSVP now by calling (510) 747-7780 or emailing Teen Librarian Matt at mconciatori@alamedaca.gov!

The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive on Tuesday, January 7th in our Regina K. Stafford community room from 12-5pm. Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment or just drop in. Every ounce you donate helps to save a life!