Spot the Book!


Spot the Book

Do you have what it takes to be a spy? Register for the Zoom link to attend Spy School 101 at 4pm, Tuesday, May 25Answer trivia questions, complete our Library scavenger hunt, and attend our virtual Spot the Book Programs (6pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the month of May) to earn tickets for our prize drawing! Win a mini drone, spy kit, or an autographed copy of Golden Gate (City Spies Book 2). Last chance to enter is 12pm, June 12. Prizes will be dr​awn during the Spot the Book finale at 2pm, Saturday, June 12, 2021.

Spot the Book Prizes

Participate in programs throughout the month tlearn the secret codes and earn 5 tickets towards your SPOT THE BOOK Beanstack challenge! 

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City Spies by James Ponti


Introducing City Spies by James Ponti!
6pm, Tuesday, May 4


The fun starts here! Learn more about your upcoming spy adventures LIVE on Zoom and how you'll enter for prizes. Then, meet a new character every week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, all May long!
-- Attend our Zoom Event --

Click on the book cover to find or reserve copies of City Spies in our collection!




City Spies: Brooklyn


Meet Brooklyn
6pm, Thursday, May 6

Featuring littleBits in honor of the computer hacker!
-- YouTube Premiere link coming soon --






City Spies: Sydney


Meet Sydney
6pm, Tuesday, May 11

Featuring a DYNAMITE experiment in honor of this creative teen's love of explosives!
-- YouTube Premiere link coming soon --





City Spies: Kat


Meet Kat
6pm, Thursday, May 13

Learn about cryptography and figure out how patterns are important in tessellations.
-- YouTube Premiere link coming soon --





City Spies: Rio


Meet Rio
6pm, Tuesday, May 18

Learn and perform three exciting magic tricks using supplies you can find at home, inspired by Rio the magician!
-- YouTube Premiere link coming soon --





City Spies: Paris


Meet Paris
6pm, Thursday, May 20

Survive your next excursion with basic survival tips, including what you should pack, and be ready for your next adventure just like French expert, Paris!
-- YouTube Premiere link coming soon --





International Spy Museum logo

Spy School 101 with International Spy Museum
4pm, Tuesday, May 25

Interactive challenges with real-world stories will be woven together as we explore the shadow-world of espionage and answer the age-old question: Do you have what it takes to be a spy?
-- Register for the Zoom link --



The Glen Foster Show logo

Magic Workshop with Magician Glen Foster
6pm, Thursday, May 27

Learn from magician Glen Foster some tricks you can do at home with household items. Just have a deck of cards, some rubber bands, tissue paper, a quarter or nickel, a sheet of paper and pen/pencil, and of course, bring your magical powers. Prepare to dazzle your friends and family with your new skills.
-- Register here for the Zoom link --


Author James Ponti

Spot the Book Finale: Meet Author James Ponti via Zoom!
2pm, Saturday, June 12


Celebrate our SPOT THE BOOK finale with the author James Ponti! You've proven that you have what it takes to join the City Spies team! Join us LIVE on Zoom for a discussion with the author and listen for the secret code to earn 10 tickets towards your Summer Learning challenge! We'll draw winners for our SPOT THE BOOK challenge, and some lucky spies are going to take home mini drones, spy kits, or autographed copies of City Spies.
-- Register here for the Zoom link --


James Ponti is the New York Times Bestselling author of three Middle Grade book series: City Spies, about an unlikely squad of five kids from around the world who form an elite MI6 Spy Team; The Edgar Award-winning Framed! series, about a pair of tweens who solve mysteries in Washington, D.C.; and the Dead City trilogy, about a secret society that polices the undead living beneath Manhattan. He lives with his family in Orlando, Florida. Find out more at


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