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01/25/2018 - 12:28pm
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2018 is going to be a great year for book to film adaptations of popular Teen books! Here are some to look forward to.

 

 

 

 

 

David Levithan's novel Every Day is about Rhiannon, who is in love with someone who wakes up in a different body every day, and they always find each other. But is this kind of love sustainable? 

The movie will be in theaters February 23. ... more


01/11/2018 - 12:58pm
Photograph of Walter Dean Myers in New York City. Photo from http://walterdeanmyers.net/

The Walter Dean Myers Awards (or "The Walter") are named for author Walter Dean Myers who wrote over a hundred books, won tons of book awards, and was a proponent of the importance of diversity in books for kids and teens.

What makes a book diverse? We Need Diverse Books defines diversity as "including (but not limited to) a person of color, Native... more


11/09/2017 - 11:14am
Book cover for Samurai Rising by Pamela S. Turner

England had knights with their own brand of chivalry, while Japan had bushi or samurai and their code of honor. Samurai Rising is the true-story of Minamoto Yoshitsune, one of the most famous samurai who lived during 12th century Japan, a time of political strife and short life spans. Danger surrounded Minamoto’s family and young Minamoto was placed in a Buddhist monastery in the mountains far from harm. But when Minamoto was 15 years old, he ran away to become a... more


05/30/2017 - 10:15am
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I remember when I graduated from high school and the epic summer after graduation. I will most definitely be aging myself here, but one of the things I remember most is the music my friends and I listened to. My best friend would burn CDs full of our favorites bands and songs. Some of them stayed all summer long, while others were the flavor of the week. One thing for sure is that I think of our adventures driving around the wonderfully hot city.

So what songs were we listening to? The summer of 2005 started my love affair with Fall Out Boy. I was introduced to them with their... more


05/17/2017 - 5:18pm
Alex & Eliza

Alex and Eliza: A Love Story

Melissa de la Cruz

If you are excited about the musical Hamilton, you are sure to like this book. This is the love story of Alexander Hamilton and Eliza. This book is fiction, but it does have some historical accuracy. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geekerella: A Fangirl Fairy... more


05/02/2017 - 1:26pm
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The Collaborative Summer Library Program has announced the winners of the 2017 Teen Video Challenge!

The Teen Video Challenge encouraged teens to create short public service announcements that promote reading and library use over the summer to other teens. The 2017 theme was "Build a Better World" and fourteen states participated in the contest this year. The winning videos illustrate the diversity of our nation and of the teens that created them. 

There were some incredible submissions to the Colorado competition, and we're very proud to have two Denver Public Library Teen... more


05/01/2017 - 6:36am
Pandora

Explora for Teens is a great resource for students but it's also great for just about everyone looking for information and news on all sorts of topics. Our mythological friend, Pandora, has decided to pop in and take a trip around the world to see what's going on. See if you can figure out where Pandora visited and what she's learned.

Pandora has a passport and visas for every corner of the world, so she's set to go. Pandora is also interested in... more


04/04/2017 - 10:44am
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The Sam Gary Branch Library of Denver public Library is currently seeking a high school student (ages 14 -17) interested in working part-time at the library in a paid position as a Youth Assistant. More details about the job can be found here.

Do you want to know what it's like to work at the library as a teen? The following is an essay our current Youth Assistant, Gina, wrote about her experience working at the library:

 

I started my experience with the library two years ago as a... more


03/20/2017 - 3:42pm
diary of a teenage girl book cover

Maya Angelou said "A wise woman wishes to be no one's enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone's victim." Nora Ephron said "Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim." Coco Chanel said "A girl should be two things: who and what she wants." Mae West said "A dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up." Emma Watson said "I don't want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself."

Women are awesome.

March is Women's History Month, and although the month is rapidly drawing to a... more


11/23/2016 - 8:50am
Quote by Albert Schweitzer

As the year recedes into the rear view mirror, the inclination is to look back and evaluate 2016. We tend to view the passing years with a critical eye, only seeing that which negatively impacted ourselves and those around us. And to some, it might feel like this year, more so than any other, was a particularly dreadful one.

My challenge to you, should you choose to accept it is…

What are you thankful for?

Maybe it is your family, whether “biological” or the people you have met in your life who are always there for you. Or a teacher who took the time to explain... more


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