Frankenstein – Mary Shelley & illus. by Zdenko Basic
An adaptation of Mary Shelley’s celebrated gothic classic features steampunk-inspired graphic art that incorporates gadgets, fashion elements and steam-powered machinery into the tale of a science experiment gone awry.
The Reluctant Assassin – Eoin Colfer • W.A.R.P. #1
In Victorian London, Albert Garrick, an assassin-for-hire, and his reluctant young apprentice, Riley, are transported via wormhole to modern London, where Riley teams up with a young FBI agent to stop Garrick from returning to his own time and using his newly acquired scientific knowledge and power to change the world forever.
Mortal Engines – Philip Reeve • Predator Cities #1
In the distant future, when cities move about and consume smaller towns, a fifteen-year-old apprentice is pushed out of London by the man he most admires and must seek answers in the perilous Out-Country, aided by one girl and the memory of another.
Something Strange & Deadly – Susan Dennard • Something Strange & Deadly #1
In an alternate nineteenth-century Philadelphia, Eleanor Fitt sets out to rescue her brother, who seems to have been captured by an evil necromancer in control of an army of Undead.
The Lost Prince – Julie Kagawa • Iron Fey-Call of the Forgotten #1
Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister’s world, the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.
Freakangels Vol. 1 – Warren Ellis
Twenty-three years ago, twelve strange children were born in England at exactly the same moment. Six years later, the world ended. This is the story of what happened next. So welcome to Whitechapel, some years from now, just barely above ground in a flooded England, where a clan of eleven strange people with purple eyes – the Freakangels – have carved out some sort of a life for themselves. A life that starts to show big cracks when a girl called Alice from Manchester turns up with a shotgun and a grievance, having met the lost, prodigal last Freakangel, who had very different ideas about what they should do with themselves and this flooded future England. Because the Freakangels have a big secret: Something very bad is their fault.
There are summer reading clubs for kids, teens and adults at the Bellmore Memorial Library this year. Ask us, and join in. You can join a reading club, pick up a book at the train station, take the kids to story time at Newbridge Road Pool. Summer is the best time for reading-and the Library is the best place to start!
Photography by Staci Schwartz will be on display in the Community Room until August 16. Meet the artist on Saturday, August 2 from 10:00am-12:00pm.
Uncrashable Dakota – Andy Marino
In 1912, an airship on its maiden flight is hijacked and young Hollis Dakota, heir to the Dakota Aeronautics empire, his friend Delia, and stepbrother Rob, become embroiled in a family feud that could send the ship–and them–crashing from the sky.
Incarceron – Catherine Fisher • Incarceron #1
To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner escape.
The Golden Compass – Philip Pullman • His Dark Materials #1
Accompanied by her shape-shifting daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk: 30 Extraordinary Tales – Sean Wallace (ed.)
Presents a collection of thirty short stories which explores alternate worlds from the past in which women and social classes are oppressed and anachronistic technology is used to bring about a better future.
Innocent Darkness – Suzanne Lazear • Aether Chronicles #1
In 1901, on an alternate Earth, sixteen-year-old Noli rejoices when a mysterious man transports her from reform school to the Realm of Faerie, until Noli learns his sinister reason.
Ashes of Twilight – Kassy Tayler • Ashes of Twilight #1
Sixteen-year-old Wren MacAvoy works as a coal miner for a domed city where, after 200 years, society is complacent and coal is diminishing until she unwittingly becomes a catalist for a revolution that destroys the dome, which could mean the end of everything.
SATURDAY MORNING YOGA
July 12, 19 & 26 / August 9, 16 & 23 at 10:30am
Registration is required. Please bring your yoga mat and a towel to class. Each session is 3 weeks long. The cost of each session is $12 by check, payable to the Bellmore Memorial Library. Payments are final and will not be prorated. No refunds will be given for missed classes. Sign-up for July classes today!
Mondays, August 4, 11, 18 & 25 at 7:00pm
Learn how to prepare a variety of appetizers, salads and main courses with Glenn Groth, who has over 30 years experience in a seafood restaurant kitchen. Mr. Groth will show you how to cook exquisite meals and you will even get to sample them!
Seating is limited. Registration is required. BML patrons, sign-up today! Non-residents may sign up starting Tuesday, July 15. This session is 4 weeks long. The cost of this 4-week-session is $20 by check, payable to the Bellmore Memorial Library. Payments are final and will not be prorated. No refunds will be given for missed classes.
Steampunk Poe – Edgar Allen Poe & illus. by Zdenko Basic
Presents a collection of Poe’s short stories and poems, including “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” and “The Raven,” accompanied by steampunk-inspired illustrations.
Cuttlefish – Dave Freer • Drowning Empire #1
In an alternate 1953 dominated by coal power and the British Empire, Clara Calland and her mother, an important scientist, embark on a treacherous journey toward freedom in Westralia aboard a smugglers’ submarine, the Cuttlefish, pursued by Menshevik spies and Imperial soldiers.
Airman – Eoin Colfer
In the late nineteenth century, when Conor Broekhart discovers a conspiracy to overthrow the king, he is branded a traitor, imprisoned, and forced to mine for diamonds under brutal conditions while he plans a daring escape from Little Saltee prison by way of a flying machine that he must design, build, and, hardest of all, trust to carry him to safety.
Fever Crumb – Philip Reeve • Fever Crumb (Prequel-Predator Cities) #1
Foundling Fever Crumb has been raised as an engineer although females in the future London, England, are not believed capable of rational thought, but at age fourteen she leaves her sheltered world and begins to learn startling truths about her past while facing danger in the present.
Agatha H. & the Airship City - Foglio, Phil • Girl Genius Novels #1
In a time when the Industrial Revolution has become all-out war, Mad Science rules the world. Agatha Clay was a student rotten luck. Dedicated to her studies but unable to build anything that actually worked, she seemed destined for a lackluster career. But then the University was overthrown, and Agatha was taken aboard the giant airship Castle Wulfenbach–where it begins to look like she might carry a spark of Mad Science after all.
Dead Reckoning – Mercedes Lackey
In 1867 Texas, Jett, a girl passing as a boy while seeking her long-lost twin brother, joins forces with Honoraria Gibbons, an inventor, and White Fox, a young Army scout, to investigate a zombie army that is terrorizing the West.