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Adult Coloring Buddy Program

AAL Adult Coloring Buddy Program

Keep calm and color on!  Sign up to be paired with an AAL Staff buddy and color your cares away… together… and apart.  We will provide you with a half-completed coloring book page and let you finish the rest.

When you’re finished, snap a picture and send it to us (or return it to the Library) to be included in the virtual art exhibit.  Email info@adamstown.lib.pa.us or share on Facebook: @adamstownarealibrary


Spring Thru Cocalico

WELCOME!

Grab your masks and head on over to this fun, family-friendly, socially distant scavenger hunt on Thursday, April 1st – Friday, April 30th.  Everything will be outdoors!  The Adamstown Area Library and Cocalico Cares are hosting this event with the expectation that everyone will maintain distancing and exercise the necessary precautions to make this a safe even for all involved. 


SCAVENGER HUNT GAME CARD

DIRECTIONS:  Images are located in the window of each participating business listed below.  Once found, indicate the letter associated with the symbol in the box provided.  Find as many or as few as you like and then come back to the library for a fun prize!  Find ALL the symbols?  You’re automatically entered into our grand prize drawing, for 4 tickets to the Flying V Zipline and the Elevated Obstacle Course from Refreshing Mountain.


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Spring Thru Cocalico

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why are you offering a scavenger hunt?  The Adamstown Area Library and Cocalico Cares wanted to be able to provide a safe and fun Spring experience for our youngest community members.
  • Is the scavenger hunt free?  Yes!  The scavenger hunt is free and open to anyone.
  • Do I need to finish the scavenger hunt in one day?  No!  The Spring symbols will be located in participating business windows starting Thursday, April 1st and ending on Friday, April 30th at 4:00.  You are welcome to take a few days to find as many images as you like.
  • Do I need to find each of the images to receive my goody bag from the library?  No!  You do not need to find all the listed Spring symbols in order to claim your goody bag from the library.  You can visit as many or as few businesses as you have time to do.
  • Do I need to go to every business on the list in order to be eligible for the grand prize?  Yes, you will need to visit each business of the list to be eligible for the grand prize.
  • Do I need to go inside the businesses to find the Spring symbols?  You are welcome to shop at the participating businesses, but the Spring symbols will be located on each business window.  This is to help with social distancing.
  • When can I claim my goody bag?  Library staff will be on hand to safely distribute goody bags during library hours (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30-8, Friday 9:30-5, Saturday 9:30-2).
  • If I play every day in April, can I get a goody bag each day?  No, that we have enough goody bags for all children aged 16 and under, we will be handing out one goody bag per child while supplies last.  Children must also be present to receive a goody bag.
  • How do I enter the photo raffles?  You can enter to win a raffle prize by uploading a picture of yourself playing the scavenger hunt to the Cocalico Cares Facebook page by May 1st.  Anyone using the hashtag #SpringThruCocalico and tagging @cocalicocares will be eligible to win.

Participating Businesses

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Adamstown Area Library – 110 W Main St, Adamstown | 484-4200

Adamstown Borough Office – 3000 N Reading Rd, Adamstown | 484-2280

Cocalico Plumbing & Heating – 27 N 4th St, Denver | 738-0760

Denver Borough Office – 501 Main St, Denver | 336-7190

Fruittastic – 100 Monroe St, Denver | 336-3001

*Please park in Refreshing Mountain parking lot B and follow the yellow footprints to the green paw prints to our activities pavilion where you will find something posted for the scavenger hunt.

Bookish Winners at the Golden Globes

Book-to-screen adaptations collected some prestigious accolades at last night’s Golden Globe Awards.

Winners that started as books include:

Movies

Nomadland (Chloe Zhao | Director – Motion Picture Drama), adapted from Jessica Bruder’s book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century

From the beet fields of North Dakota to the campgrounds of California to Amazon’s CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older adults. These invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in RVs & modified vans, forming a growing community of nomads.

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

 

 

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Chadwick Boseman | Actor – Motion Picture Drama), based on August Wilson’s play

The time is 1927. The place is a rundown recording studio in Chicago. Ma Rainey, the legendary blues singer, is due to arrive with her entourage to cut new sides of old favorites.

Waiting for her are her black musician sidemen, the white owner of the record company, and her white manager. What goes down in the session to come is more than music. It is a riveting portrayal of black rage, of racism, of the self-hate that racism breeds, and of racial exploitation.

 

 The Mauritanian (Jodie Foster | Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Drama), based on the memoir Guantanamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi

ince 2002, Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned at the detainee camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In all these years, the United States has never charged him with a crime. Although he was ordered released by a federal judge, the U.S. government fought that decision, and there is no sign that the United States plans to let him go. 

Three years into his captivity Slahi began a diary, recounting his life before he disappeared into U.S. custody and daily life as a detainee.  

TV

The Queen’s Gambit (Best Limited Series or Film Made for TV; Anya Taylor-Joy | Actress – Limited Series or Film Made for TV), adapted from the novel by Walter Tevis

Eight year-old orphan Beth Harmon is quiet, sullen, and by all appearances unremarkable. That is until she plays her first game of chess. Her senses grow sharper, her thinking clearer, and for the first time in her life she feels herself fully in control. By the age of sixteen, she’s competing for the U.S. Open championship. But as she hones her skills on the professional circuit, the stakes get higher, her isolation grows more frightening, and the thought of escape becomes all the more tempting.

 

I Know This Much Is True (Mark Ruffalo | Actor – Limited Series or Film Made for TV), based on Wally Lamb’s novel

On the afternoon of October 12, 1990, my twin brother, Thomas, entered the Three Rivers, Connecticut, public library, retreated to one of the rear study carrels, and prayed to God the sacrifice he was about to commit would be deemed acceptable. . . .

One of the most acclaimed novels of our time, Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True is a story of alienation and connection, devastation and renewal, at once joyous, heartbreaking, poignant, mystical, and powerfully, profoundly human.

Browsing Appointments

Resuming March 1st, we are happy to allow patrons and their household members back in the library building for 30-minute appointments to browse for books and movies. You can book appointments up to 7 days in advance.

To book an appointment, call the library at 717-484-4200 or book using the link below. Select the date and time, then complete the form online. A library card number is required. You can come alone, or bring other people in your household.

Schedule an appointment

Librarians will clean between patrons, so please arrive on time and honor the 30-minute limit to ensure others can enter at their allotted time. Due to our policy, patrons must wear masks and practice social distancing while in the building. A hand-sanitizing station will be at the door. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided.

At this time, there will not be computers available inside the library, but laptops are available to reserve and borrow for use outside and within WiFi range on the library property.  Library staff can print or copy items for patrons via the Curbside Pickup process. Call us to arrange the best solution for your needs. Regular fees will apply for these services.

The meeting room will not be available at this time.

Staff Picks: November

Jess’s Pick

Rome, 1953: Hal, an itinerant journalist

flailing in the post-war darkness, has

come to the Eternal City to lose himself

and to seek absolution for the thing that

haunts him.

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

 

Carolyn’s Pick

There are no monsters anymore, or so

the children in the city of Lucille are

taught.  Jam and her best friend, Redemption,

have grown up with this lesson all their life.

But when Jam meets Pet, a creature who

emerges from one of her mother’s paintings ,

she must reconsider what she’s been told.

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

Martha’s Pick

Mike Rowe’s The Way I Heard It collects

thirty-five fascinating stories “for the

curious mind with a short attention span.”

Five-minute mysteries about people you

know, filled with facts that you didn’t.

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

 

Sharon’s Pick

Everyone knows the story of Abraham

Lincoln’s assassination in 1865, but few are

aware of the original conspiracy to kill him

four years earlier in 1861, literally on his

way to Washington, DC, for his first

inauguration.

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

Cooking Cookies

October is Cookbook Month AND Cookie Month, so let’s celebrate with these cookie cookbooks!

Chocolatey, fruity, crisp, chewy,

classic, inventivey—there’s a

foolproof recipe for the perfect

treat for everyone in this book.

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

 

 

 

The editors of Martha Stewart Living

present a new, fun source for anyone

looking to make their go-to cookies

even better and bolder.

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

 

 

 

Thanks to Good Housekeeping, the

cookie jar will never be empty again.

With these simple and satisfying recipes,

even new bakers will make perfect cookies

the first and every time.

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

 

 

Let cookie guru Bridget Edwards guide

you through more than 60 delicious

cookie-decorating designs for every occasion

and holiday, from luscious springtime daisies

to spooky spider webs to personalized

birthdays.

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

 

This festive collection of cookie recipes

features ideas for everything from traditional

Christmas cutouts to unique fruit and nut

goodies-all perfect for gift giving.

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

 

Marilynn and Sheila Brass are on a mission to

bring old-fashioned American home baking

back to everyone’s kitchen.

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

 

 

 

 

CHEF CHLOE’Sfirst all-dessert cookbook,

Chloe’s Vegan Desserts, will satisfy your sweet

tooth from morning to night with more than

100 recipes for cakes and cupcakes, ice cream

and doughnuts and pies—oh my!

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

Outdoor Pop-up Browsing

Browse new and popular items outdoors at the new library!

Outdoor PopUp Browsing
(weather permitting)

  • Saturday 10/10  and Saturday 10/24 from 9 am-12 pm

Tables will be set up with a collection of books, audiobooks, and movies for all ages.

AAL is continuing to follow safety guidelines provided by local, county, and state health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

Safety guidelines

  • Facemasks are required.
  • Use hand sanitizer before entering.
  • Maintain six feet for social distancing.
  • Do not reshelve unwanted items – place items in bins after handling.
  • Area is limited to 6 people at a time.
  • If you or a member of your household is ill, do not visit the popup at this time.

Location

  • New Library!  110 W Main St, Adamstown, PA 19501

New and popular items

  • DVDs
  • Audiobooks
  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Large Print
  • Teen/Juvenile Fiction
  • Picture Books
  • Easy Readers/Chapters Books

We hope you enjoy this next phase of expanding library service as we continue to monitor safety recommendations during the coronavirus pandemic. Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time.

As usual, library curbside pickup is available 9:30-1:30.

Staff Picks: October

Jess’s Pick

Kate Darling’s enigmatic mother–a once-famous

ballerina–has passed away, leaving Kate bereft.

When her grandmother falls ill and bequeaths

to Kate a small portrait of a woman who bears

a striking resemblance to Kate’s mother, Kate

uncovers a mystery that may upend everything

she thought she knew.

Laura’s Pick

Every city has a soul. Some are as

ancient as myths, and others are

as new and destructive as children.

New York City? She’s got five.

 

 

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

 

Carolyn’s Pick

In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare

creates a violent world, in which two

young people fall in love. It is not simply

that their families disapprove; the

Montagues and the Capulets are

engaged in a blood feud.

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

 

Martha’s Pick

In nineteenth-century China, in a

remote Hunan county, a girl named

Lily, at the tender age of seven, is paired

with a laotong, “old same,” in an

emotional match that will last a lifetime.

 

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

 

Sharon’s Pick

Since the day they said, “I do,” Peggy’s

previous “doting” lifestyle met with

her husband John’s minimalist ways

and became the backdrop for years of

adventure and a quirky sense of humor

because of their differences.

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

 

Sonya’s Pick

In the sequel to Bird Box, Malorie

has a harrowing choice to make:

to live by the rules of survival that

have served her so well, or to venture

into the darkness and reach for hope

once more.

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

September is Library Card Sign Up Month!

Books about Libraries!

The Library Book by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark, illustrated by Chuck Groenink

What’s the best way to cure a gloomy

day? A trip to the library! Based on the

hit song by Tom Chapin and Michael

Mark, here is an affectionate, exuberant,

uproarious celebration of books, reading,

and—SHHH!—libraries!

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

 

Bats At The Library by Brian Lies

Another inky evening’s here— The air

is cool and calm and clear.  Can it be

true? Oh, can it be?  Yes!—Bat Night

at the library!

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

 

 

 

A Library Book For Bear by Bonny Becker

Bear does not want to go to the library.

He is quite sure he already has all the

books he will ever need. Yet the relentlessly

cheery Mouse, small and gray and

bright-eyed, thinks different.

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

 

The NOT So Quiet Library by Zachariah Ohora

It’s Saturday, which means Oskar and

Theodore get to go to the library with

their dad! It means donuts for breakfast!

And it means endless quiet hours lost

in stories.

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

 

 

The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith

In the first book in a brilliant new

fantasy series, books that aren’t finished

by their authors reside in the Library

of the Unwritten in Hell, and it is

up to the Librarian to track down

any restless characters who emerge

from those unfinished stories.

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

Kyle Keeley is the class clown, popular

with most kids, and an ardent fan of

all games: board games, word games,

and particularly video games. His hero,

Luigi Lemoncello,the most notorious and

creative gamemakerin the world, just so happens

to be the genius behind the building of the new town library.

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

The Body In The Library by Agatha Christie

It’s seven in the morning. The Bantrys

wake to find the body of a young woman in

their library. She is wearing evening dress

and heavy make-up, which is now smeared

across her cheeks.  But who is she? How did

she get there? And what is the connection with

another dead girl, who is later discovered in an abandoned quarry?

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

Dewey’s Nine Lives by Vicki Myron

Dewey’s Nine Lives offers nine funny, inspiring,

and heartwarming stories about cats–all told from

the perspective of “Dewey’s Mom,” librarian Vicki

Myron. The amazing felines in this book include

Dewey, of course, whose further never-before-told

adventures are shared, and several others who

Vicki found out about when their owners reached out to her.

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

Alice Wright marries handsome American

Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling

life in England. But small-town Kentucky

quickly proves equally claustrophobic.

So when a call goes out for a team of women

to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s

new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically.

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

The Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter

Alia Muhammad Baker is a librarian in

Basra, Iraq. For fourteen years, her library

has been a meeting place for those who love

books. Until now. Now war has come, and

Alia fears that the library–along with the

thirty thousand books within it–will be destroyed forever.

ADAMSTOWN Children's The library book / by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink Chapin, Tom, 1945- author. Book | Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 2017 | First edition. Available at ADAMSTOWN Children's Area (E CHAPIN) plus 9 more Request itArea E CHAPIN AVAILABLE

Staff Picks: September

Carolyn’s Pick

England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn

is dead, decapitated in the space

of a heartbeat by a hired French

executioner.  As her remains are

bundled into oblivion, Thomas

Cromwell breakfasts with the victors.

Sharon’s Pick

Eva Traube Abrams, a semi-retired

librarian in Florida, is shelving books

one morning when her eyes lock on a

photograph in a magazine lying open

nearby. She freezes; it’s an image of a

book she hasn’t seen in sixty-five years—

The Book of Lost Names.

Martha’s Pick

Elise Sontag is a typical Iowa fourteen-

year-old in 1943–aware of the war but

distanced from its reach. Then her

father, a legal U.S. resident for nearly two

decades, is suddenly arrested on

suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer.

Jess’s Pick

Halfway through a midsummer afternoon

performance, Ringling Brothers Barnum

and Bailey Circus’s big top caught fire.

The tent had been waterproofed with a

mixture of paraffin and gasoline; in

seconds it was burning out of control, and

more than 8,000 people were trapped inside.

Eric’s Pick

Boots Elsworth was a famous treasure

hunter in another life, but now she’s

washed up. She makes her living faking

salvage legends and selling them to the

highest bidder, but this time she might

have stumbled on something real–a famous

warship, capable of untold destruction.

Sonya’s Pick

Julie is missing, and the missing

don’t often return. But Elise knows

Julie better than anyone, and she

feels in her bones that her best

friend is out there, and that one

day she’ll come back.

Laura’s Pick

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves

between two worlds: the poor neighborhood

where she lives and the fancy prep school

she attends. The balance between these

worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses

the shooting of her childhood best friend

Khalil at the hands of a police officer.