LIBRARY NEWS & NOTES: Sept. signals exciting happenings

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At a time when many libraries are cutting hours of service, the Carson Library is excited to announce expanded hours, beginning Sept. 13.

The library will be open from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday. The following events are available:

• The Teen Book Club meets from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16. At this meeting, participants will be able to select the book for October.

• Lego Club is back in the library from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 18. The auditorium fills up quickly, so sign up early at the Youth Desk.

Live homework help

When it comes to navigating new technology and websites, elementary, middle and high school students are much more adept than those of us who remember slower, simpler computers. However, many of us encounter difficulty evaluating the quality and validity of the information we gather.

This is when Live Homework Help, BrainFuse and online library databases come in handy. Homework help and BrainFuse offer online tutoring (Homework Help from 3-10 p.m. and BrainFuse from 1-10 p.m) and excellent websites, study guides and practice tests for learners of all ages. Both sites are easily accessed with a library card and are free of the clutter found on many search engines.

Harvest book sale

From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, the Friends of the Library are holding the Harvest Book Sale at the library. Thanks to the tremendous generosity of the reading community, there is a bountiful supply of books for readers of all ages.

If you are a member of the Friends, there is a preview from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday. It is easy and inexpensive to join the Friends of the Library. Memberships begin at $5 for seniors and students and $10 for an individual.

Book buzz: 'Hunger Games' for teens

Talk among readers and authors of young adult literature seems to be focusing on Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games series, since the final book of the trilogy, "Mockingjay," recently hit the bookshelves. The science fiction series involves Katniss Everdeen, a teenager who must survive the government competition which is nationally televised and is a fight to the death. The first book, "Hunger Games," is impossible to put down and reviews of "Mockingjay" are equally impressive.

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