A blog for young readers (and YA lovers) from the Providence Athenaeum.
The Providence Athenaeum is a unique library and cultural center in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island. Growing out of the Providence Library Company (fourth library in the United States), the Athenaeum as we know it was formed in 1836. Our handsome building on the corner of Benefit and College was completed in 1838.
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This blog is updated by one of our circulation assistants (and YA enthusiast), Amy. Follow us to find out what's new in our Young Adult corner, or just for a daily dose of literary shenanigans.
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In celebration of the 2012 summer reading theme across Rhode Island, Own the Night, every Monday our blog will feature two night-dwellers or otherwise creepy characters facing each other down. Vote on one below, or come on in to the Athenaeum to vote in person and see the full bracket of all the contenders!
This week, our returning victors are two women whose bad side you wouldn’t want to be on: Katniss Everdeen and Jadis, the White Witch of Narnia.
Katniss, a skilled hunter and fearsome contestant in the Hunger Games, took out Karou, the blue-haired heroine of Daughter of Smoke and Bone in Round Three. The White Witch, who packs enough magic punch to sink a whole world into endless winter and turn her enemies to stone, took out Cassel’s death-dealing ex-mob Grandad of the Curse Workers series in Round Seven.
Will the White Witch ensnare the champion of District 12 in a magical trap? Or will Jadis find herself at the end of Katniss’ deadly arrow? What do you think? Who’s left standing? Who will own the night?