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New Non-Fiction

Much as I am fond of novels and post about them often on this blog, our library has plenty of other kinds of books.  Factual books, poetry books, and sometimes just plain ridiculous amusing books.  Like this: That’s right, Zombie … Continue reading

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Teens’ Top Ten

Teens’ Top Ten “where teens voice their choice for their favorite books” is sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association.  Teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Books are nominated by  members of teen book … Continue reading

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You Are Here Teen Video Challenge 2011

Summer Reading is coming up in June.  This year’s theme is “You Are Here.” If you start in Massachusetts, you can travel anywhere in books. The Massachusetts winner of the You Are Here Teen Video Challenge was just announced.  Remi … Continue reading

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Erin’s Pick of the Week: The Realm of Possibility

David Levithan takes you inside the secret thoughts of various characters who all attend the same high school in this series of interconnected stories in free verse.  In a short 210 pages we meet teens in love, teens trying to … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month! To celebrate, we’re having two poetry programs for teens: Newspaper Blackout Poems inspired by the work of Austin Kleon Wednesday April 13 @ 3:00 Check out Austin Kleon’s website to get inspired! http://www.austinkleon.com/blog/ Book Spine … Continue reading

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Erin’s Pick of the Week: Foiled

Aliera Carstairs is a fencer. She trains every day after school and on weekends, too, hoping to go to Nationals.  Her Saturday afternoons are reserved for table top role playing with her cousin.  Between school, fencing, and spending time with … Continue reading

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After School Movie: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Wednesday March 30 @ 3:00 Come watch this laugh-out-loud funny special effects spectacle from last summer.  Jay Baruchel plays Dave,  a geeky guy who loves science and never gave much thought to magic.  Nicholas Cage plays Balthazar a hundreds of … Continue reading

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Erin’s Pick of the Week: Flash Burnout

“Click. Telephoto lens. Zoom.  In a shutter release millisecond Blake’s world turns upside down. The nameless woman with the snake tattoo is not just another assignment. “That’s my mom!,” gasps Marissa. Click. Saturated self-portrait: Blake, nice guy, class clown, always … Continue reading

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Erin’s Pick of the Week: Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour

A few months ago Amy lost her Dad in a car accident.  Now she is losing her home because she is moving with her Mom from California to Connecticut.  Her mom needs Amy to get their car across the country, … Continue reading

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Mortal Instruments Trivia Quiz

Do you love the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare?   The fourth book in this action-packed, romantic, and often hilarious paranormal fantasy series, City of Fallen Angels, is coming out on April 5.  Try your hand at our trivia quiz … Continue reading

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