Waiting for More Lives on Candy Crush? Grab a Sweet Read! 
So I just discovered Candy Crush Saga, and I do believe it will suck my soul dry before (and if) I ever have the willpower to delete it from my phone. Have you discovered this incredibly addictive game yet? You can play it on your smartphone, iPad, or come to the library and use a computer to play it on Facebook.

If you need to kill some time while waiting for more lives, here are some ideas:


Sweet Fiction, Non-fiction and DVDs


Sweet Links


Some of these look really cool and fun.

So get reading! Or crafting and baking – you have 30 minutes between lives to waste or until your Facebook friends give you more. And just keep telling yourself, “I can quit whenever I want…” That’s what I’ll be telling myself.

-Heather Lee, Children and Teen Services, St Matthews Branch

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Just Can't Wait! Fall Teen Lit Releases 
This fall promises to be full of some awesome new releases in the world of teen lit. We’ve already seen new books by Ellen Hopkins, Smoke , (released September 10) and Walter Dean Myers' Invasion (September 24)



October New Releases


Hold on to your hats! Here are some of the most anticipated titles of October: the fourth title in Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus series, House of Hades (releases on October 8); Allegiant, the fourth book in the Divergent series (October 22); and a new book in the House of Night series, Revealed (October 15)!

November New Releases


In November, we will see new titles from Margaret Peterson Haddix, Full Ride (November 12); Tamora Pierce, Battle Magic, from the Immortals series (November 24); and of course, we have the theatrical release of Catching Fire (November 22).

So much win for one season!

Are there any upcoming books, or movies you’re excited about? Leave a comment and let us know!

-Stephani, Youth Services, Highlands/Shelby Park Branch

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Teen Tech Tip #34: Make Your Own Apps and Websites with Treehouse 
Welcome back to the Tech Blog! If you'll reminisce with us for a movement, you'll recall that we've had posts in the past about creating your own websites and mobile apps. Learning how to do that just got a thousand times easier with the Library's recent release of Treehouse - Click on the banner below.



Learning Adventures


Learn the basics for creating your own website, mobile app, or web app. The instructors recommend free software, show you how to create and edit apps and sites, and explain the process for launching a site or adding your app to a Marketplace.

Deep Dives


Want to know all there is to know about HTML, CSS, Javascript, Ruby, or Database Foundations? Then be sure to go through one of the Deep Dives to sharpen your skills.

So Much More


Each section is taught by a professional developer and contains video instructions, quizzes, code challenges, and a forum to reinforce your learning. The forums are moderated to keep the content relevant and to ensure correct information.

In the current job market, there is a strong demand for individuals with computer coding skills, and these careers are very well paying. Be sure to check out this amazing resource freely available through your library.

Have you tried Treehouse? We'd love to hear from you, so comment below.

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Join the Library Today at the Louisville Mini Maker Faire 
LFPL will be at the Louisville Mini Maker Faire (part of NuLu Fest) today on Market St., Noon-6 p.m., offering a different workshop each hour.



Maker Faire is a family-friendly event that highlights the creativity and resourcefulness of the Maker movement and tinkerers everywhere. Click the image above for more information.

Stop by the Library's How-to booth and learn about paper crafts, button making, geocaching, stomp rockets, Minecraft hacking, and musical adventures.

Follow @LFPL on Twitter for live Tweets from the event.

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Haunting Reads 
Autumn is the perfect time to pull on a sweater and grab a chilling read. Here are a few haunting reads to get you ready for Halloween.


Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan


Seventeen-year-old Kami Glass has spent her entire life in a small English town called Sorry-in-the-Vale. She has always had a hard time fitting in; she is Japanese and looks like no one else in her town, and she hears a voice in her head that she has been talking to from the time she was born. But, despite being an outsider, Kami is very bold, constantly pursuing answers to the mysteries that surround her.

She and her best friend and tough sidekick, Angela, run the school newspaper. Life in Sorry-in-the-Vale is fairly dull with few interesting stories to publish outside of children’s cricket camp drama. But everything changes once the Lynburn family returns to town. For starters, the voice in her head, Jared, turns out to be a real person (and not just any person): a Lynburn who seems as gorgeous as he is dangerous. As if that isn’t confusing enough, she also meets his equally attractive cousin, Asher. While Kami is trying to wrap her head around that drama, she is pushed into a well and nearly drowns. Someone is out to kill her, but who, and why? Does the boy in her head hold the answers? Click here for a link to the Library catalog.


The Book of Blood: From Legends and Leeches to Vampires and Veins by HP Newquist


When you think of blood what comes to mind? Gore ? Death? Blood is an essential part of life that has affected human society, both culturally and scientifically. This book explores medical research over several centuries, as well as the folklore, fear, and religious and political barriers that have hindered our understanding of blood and the basic functions of the human body.

Surprisingly, our current knowledge of blood and the circulatory system was not discovered until the beginning of the 19th century. Even after the invention of the microscope, bloodletting continued as standard practice until some doctors began to question it after George Washington’s death.

Beginning with ancient civilizations and mythology, the book follows humanity’s social and scientific relationship with blood through to modern times. The second half of the book details the scientific functions of blood. The last section of the book explores the myths and legends related to blood, such as vampires, that have continued in popular culture. If you want a great read full of information without the dryness of a traditional textbook- I highly recommend the Book of Blood. Click here for a link to the Library catalog.

Have a favorite scary novel or ghost story? Share below in the comments section.

-Melissa McCullough, Children's Librarian, Jeffersontown Branch

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