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Teen Summer Reading Winner

We’re pleased to announce that Juhee Dave is the lucky grand prize winner of our annual Summer Reading Club for teens! Out of 309 teens who registered for the program, we pulled her name in the random prize drawing at its conclusion. Last night she took home the grand prize, an Apple iPad Air. Juhee, […]

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poetryblog

Seventeenth Annual Poetry Contest Winners

Local teen and adult poets submitted more than 160 entries to our annual contest. Our panel of judges selected the winners, which are available in printed booklets and on display in the Library. Thank you to everyone who shared their work with us, and congratulations to all of our winners! Come meet the teen poets […]

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2015 Teen Choice Awards

The votes have been counted in our 8th Annual Teen Choice Awards, and your voices have been heard. Nearly 50 teens filled out ballots this March. I discovered a few surprises, and in one category there is no winner. Without further ado, here are local teens’ choices in 7 categories: Movie, Game, Music, TV, Online […]

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music4dark

Bright Music for Dark Days

Well, we’ve arrived at the very darkest time of the year, literally. With just 9 hours, 7 minutes and 43 seconds of daylight, December 21 is the darkest day of our year. The one positive about this day is that we’ve finally hit bottom, and our days will grow gradually brighter and brighter for the […]

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Book Review: Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir by Liz Prince

As a young girl growing up in the 1980s-90s, cartoonist Liz Prince preferred wearing sneakers, a boys’ blazer and a baseball cap instead of wearing dresses. She role-played Ghostbusters with her guy friend Tyler, and played right field on her local little league team. This preference for “non-girly” things continued through her adolescence and is […]

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Teen Lit Road Trips

If the increasing number of YA novels turned into movies is any indication, then Hollywood has suddenly remembered that teens (both male and female teens) go to the movies. Big shock, I know. This isn’t a  a post about movies, but about places in the movies (and the books they’re based on). Maybe we can’t […]

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