Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Possibly....the next big thing

For whatever reason, whether it be the cover of this book or the fact that it is slightly larger(more pages) than some other books, people kept asking me about this book while I was reading it. My response, " Think twilight, but instead of vampire and werewolves, teenagers who can kill people with their mind and also heal people." But one person cannot do both, of course.

Mara Dyer was in a terrible accident. She and her friends were exploring an insane asylum in town at night when the whole building came crashing down. Her best friend along with her now "ex-boyfriend" and his sister all died.

Now, to escape from bouts of PTSD, she and her family have moved to sunny Miami. But things keep happening. Strange things. Things that involve death. Mara walks by a house before school and sees a dog that has been chained up and abused. It makes her so angry. She walks back by the house after school to save the dog only to find the dog's owner dead. The same thing happens to her horribly mean Spanish teacher. Dead. These events continue to happen. Again and again. Until one day, Mara realizes she has envisioned each and every one of these people dead. Is she the reason they are all dying? Does she have such powers?

She thinks she is going crazy and feels that way until she meets Noah. Noah becomes her person. He understands her; he makes her feel safe. But Mara is afraid she is going to hurt him. And almost does. What will she have to do to keep him and her family safe?

There's a lot going on this book. But it's good. A little different than some of the other series out right now. I would give it 3 1/2 stars. It didn't hook me completely, but I did want to keep reading from beginning to end.

Come checkout The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin today and find your new favorite trilogy.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Good luck with Finals!

You are almost done with this semester! You just have to take your Final Exams. To help you, the library has study spaces, computers, and friendly library staff who will help you find what you need or listen to you vent about your finals!

The Senatobia library will stay open to 11 PM starting today through Wednesday evening. We will have games and snacks to help you with your study sessions!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Election Day is Tuesday, May 12

Election day is next Tuesday, May 12th. Don't forget to vote! 

If you want to see who is running for office, here is the sample ballot

If you need to know where to go vote, here is the Mississippi Polling Place Locator.

If you have not registered to vote, and you live in the state of Mississippi, here is Voter Registration Information. 

It is too late to register for the election on Tuesday, but if you send it in now, you'll be ready for the next one!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Free astronomy app

Who is taking Northwest's Intro to Astronomy course in either the summer or the fall? If you are, you might want to get some practice in with an astronomy app soon. Even if you are not taking an astronomy class, you still might want to take a look at an astronomy app to learn more about the night sky.

Try SkyView Free! Although there is a paid version of this app, there is a free version available for Apple and Android products.

For more astronomy app recommendations, take a look at this New York Times article.