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Isn't It Horrible?! Teen Horror You'll Love

October 18, 2018 - 2:49pm -- Dodie

What is the allure of horror movies and books for so many teens? Some theorize that teens feel like every day is full of dread and that the horror genre offers consolation, as clearly it must be better to go to homeroom than being pursued through the woods by an axe wielding madman! Another thought is that horror snaps us out of our comfort zones, making us feel more alive, as in Not Dead.

Lock the door, close the shades, and get ready for some eye-widening, pulse-quickening reading and listening!

Need help with your National History Day project?

October 10, 2018 - 9:28am -- Hillary

Doing  National History Day and looking for help with your project? The Reference Services librarians can help you research like an expert! This year's theme is Triumph and Tragedy in History, and National History Day's Theme Book (PDF) will get you started thinking about your topic.

GLBTQ hangouts @ the Central Library

Starting on Tuesday, October 2, the Central Library teen space is hosting weekly GLBTQ + allies hangout from 3:30-5 p.m. We'll meet every Tuesday afternoon!

Come chill in a safe, positive space! We'll have something crafty to do, snacks, nerdy board games, and video games. If you're feeling socially anti-social, that's okay too! There's plenty of places to just hang out without being in the middle of stuff. Any flavor of human is welcome!

Take care out there, friends!

College admission essay: Make them fall in love with you

August 27, 2018 - 4:25pm -- Robin

It's college admissions season. High school seniors around the country are getting ready to submit school transcripts and standardized test scores to their schools of choice and ask for letters of recommendation from trusted adults. They are summing up their extracurricular activities in resumes, and perhaps making a last push to improve their class rank. There is still one important, and sometimes intimidating, piece to the admissions puzzle: the college admissions essay.

Books to Read While Avoiding Required Summer Reading

August 6, 2018 - 8:41am -- Dodie

You’ve already got that required reading list knocked out, right? Who wouldn’t want to start right into Tortilla Flats or Lord of Flies, keeping in mind the dreaded inevitable essays to follow? Give yourself a break and dig into something fun, relatable, quirky, or thrilling, just something wonderful to escape into for a little while or a whole afternoon!

Hacking History: A Scholar Princess

July 23, 2018 - 1:40pm -- Toby

Friederike Charlotte von Brandenburg-Schwedt was born during the Age of Reason or Enlightenment with two career choices: marriage or the abbey. Her smarts may have encouraged elders to promote her as an assistant to the Abbess of Herford when only ten years old. Friederike Charlotte was intellectually curious and strengthened her science education during her teens through written correspondence with 

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