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Teens

How to Identify a Dragon

Posted on August 21, 2018 at 6:00 am

by Caitlin Wheeler When I was young, I loved C. S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia. I especially loved The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, a book that, in my eight-year-old estimation, had everything a book ought to: quests, nightmares, magic spells, enchanted islands, warrior mermaids, anthropomorphized stars, and of course, dragons. Eustace Claren […]

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Young adult booklist for Pride Month

Posted on June 11, 2018 at 6:00 am

by Caitlin Wheeler As I wrote about in a previous blog that spotlighted children’s books, June is LGBTQ Pride Month. You can learn more about Pride Month and LGBTQ representation in that post. For adult titles, check out my Pride Month blog on that as well. Here, I’m recommending some great young adult (YA) literature […]

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For tweens: Escape rooms, science experiments, Nerf battles, art, food & videos

Posted on June 1, 2018 at 6:00 am

FOR TWEENS Turn summer boredom into creative challenges, hands-on experiments, and late night fun—all at the library! Solve clues with your friends and family to beat the clock in the program Escape Room: The Backstage Challenge. Or take on the challenge of a secret ingredient to show off your culinary skills in our Meal in […]

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Consent Matters: Talking about the importance of “Yes”

Posted on April 3, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs If the media is telling us anything these days, it’s that consent continues to be a hot-button topic. With new allegations of sexual harassment in politics, entertainment, and the arts hitting the news almost daily and the ongoing issue of date rape on college campuses, it seems more important than ever to […]

Celebrating Grandparents

Posted on September 1, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley Both my husband and I grew up living hours away from our grandparents, and consequently only saw them once or twice a year at most. When we started our family, we lived five hours away from our own parents, so our children were also on track to only see their grandparents a […]

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Great Stories Club: Hack the Feed

Posted on June 2, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Kelsey Hudson Every once in awhile, something comes together in just the right way to bring about a fantastic opportunity. You could say, the odds were ever in your favor! Last summer, my colleague librarian Sheree West and I were talking about a new collaboration she’d begun with Mica Peak High School (MPHS) in […]

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The world is not ending: non-dystopian teen reads

Posted on May 10, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Kelsey Hudson The world is not ending—at least not yet—but sometimes it can feel that way, especially after I’ve read three or four dystopian novels in a row. I love a good dystopian tale as much as the next person, but I think there comes a time when even the most die-hard fan needs […]

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Library Hack: Get college ready with the Digital Library

Posted on November 5, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Brian Vander Veen As a first generation college student, I found the whole process of college planning absurdly confusing. My frustration was compounded by the fact that my peers from college-educated families seemed to navigate the whole process with relative assurance and ease. Many of them ended up going out of state with generous […]

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Halloween craft tutorial: How to make a sock zombie

Posted on October 22, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Kelsey Hudson Zombies invaded the library this month at Tween Club. There was zombie poetry, zombie makeup, and we even created our very own sock zombies. But don’t fear! For those of you who missed Tween Club, you can make your very own no-sew sock zombie at home. For my own sock zombie, I was […]

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Animal rescues: Q&A with local author Kelly Milner Halls

Posted on September 23, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs What do Sasquatch, wild dogs, dinosaur babies, ghosts, and alien visitors all have in common? Besides being intrinsically awesome, they’ve all been book subjects for local writer Kelly Milner Halls. Halls is a passionate profiler of the wonderfully weird, with nonfiction titles like Tales of the Cryptids, Ghostly Evidence, a […]

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