Off the Beaten Shelf

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York County Public Library

Feb 18

Teens Review: Burning Midnight

Posted on February 18, 2019 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Title: Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh
Reviewer: Alexander C.
Star Rating: 5 Stars

Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh coverHave you ever wanted to be just a little bit better at something, anything from something simple like strength to something as niche as being able to hold your breath longer? 

Burning Midnight is a wonderfully written science fiction novel by Will McIntosh centered around young David “Sully” Sullivan. A world in which quaint marble-like objects have appeared all over the world in the oddest places. These objects vary in size and shape and some may be rarer than others, but they all have one thing in common: All of the marbles must be used in pairs. The story is written in third person but limited to seeing the story through Sully's emotions and motivations, but not seen directly from his point of view.

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Feb 13

Program Notes: Seed Starting with Master Gardeners

Posted on February 13, 2019 at 11:48 AM by Elizabeth Land

Seeds were provided for free from the Virginia Cooperative Extension and the York County Master GardMaster Gardener Nate Brauner presented on the basics of seed starting to a group of 42 garden enthusiasts of all ages at the Tabb Library on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. After the presentation, Master Gardener volunteers helped attendees create small pots from newspaper and toilet rolls. Participants were able to choose from a variety of vegetable, herb and flower seeds to plant in their pots. The materials were provided for free from the Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners.

The event was part of a yearlong library series called Mastering Your Garden, which is being held at the Tabb and Yorktown Libraries. The series is a partnership between York County Public Library, Virginia Cooperative Extension and the York County Master Gardeners. All events in the series are free for anyone to attend. For more information or to register for upcoming events in the series, call 757-890-5120 or visit

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Feb 11

Teen Volunteer Opportunity Announced

Posted on February 11, 2019 at 2:40 PM by Elizabeth Land

Calling all teens!
Do you want to support the library while sharing your love of reading? Then York County Public Library has the teen volunteer opportunity you have been waiting for!

The library is looking to promote the wonderful books we have to offer to teens and adults. We hope that teens just like you will review your favorite titles and share them on the library's blog, Off the Beaten Shelf.
York County Public Library calls for teen book reviews for library blog. Call 757-890-5110.

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