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A review of "Be More Chill" by Ned Vizzini

How would I describe this book? Probably as “a satirical social critique disguised as a John Greenesque high school sex comedy.” With a narrative voice straight out of a Woody Allen film, Ned Vizzini tells the story of a typical neurotic teenaged schmuck named Jeremy Heere, who inhabits a very atypical plot. He, wanting to […]

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Looking for Required Summer Reading?

Even though it’s summer, we realize that you’re often required to read books for school.  That’s why we’ve put together lists of the area schools’ summer reading requirements (with some help from our great volunteers Jan and Tim – thanks guys!). Wondering what to read and whether it’s available at the library?  Take a look […]

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Read for a Lifetime

High school students throughout Illinois can earn rewards for participating in the Read for a Lifetime program.  How do you participate?  Simple!  Just read any four books from the list over one year.  For more info, contact a librarian. 0000

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Love Exploring the Past?

Publisher ABC-CLIO is hosting a new history research competition, History Uncovered.  Teams of 2-6 high school students can compete for cash prizes for them and their school.  From the History Uncovered website: Select the top 10 people, events, or places that have shaped the course of history. Choose from the following options: U.S. History U.S. […]

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C-SPAN StudentCam

What is the most urgent issue for president Obama to address after taking office, and why? WHAT IS “C-SPAN StudentCam”? C-SPAN StudentCam is an annual documentary competition.  Students are asked to create a short (5 to 8 minutes) video documentary that explores an issue of national significance that they believe is in need of urgent […]

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Battle of the Bands!

What: Battle of the Bands @ Weber Center in Skokie.  When: Saturday, June 28 @ 6 pm How Much: $5; present your high school ID to get in.  Where: 9300 Weber Park Place, Skokie. Why: Nine bands will compete for your love, including the Green Tangerines from Notre Dame High School.   0000

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