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Let's Get Cooking!

September 9, 2020 - 5:46pm -- Dodie

Whatever school ends up looking like, it's pretty certain that there will be more time at home than at school. Which leaves more time to cook, of course! Whether you don't know a skillet from a spatula, or are ready to apply to the Culinary Institue of America, the library has wonderful cookbook choices for you. And you'll find a few inspiring reads to fill out your foodie reading list, too.

Gathered for You: Teen Edition

Right now can be a scary and stressful time for all of us. The school closures and stay-at-home order may have you in your house for the time being, but we've gathered this list of ideas to connect you to a wide variety of things to do and experience. We will be updating this page, so be sure to check back often! Also, please check out this blog for even more resources.

It's (Not) the End of the World As We Know It

March 21, 2020 - 6:24pm -- TracyC

What a time to be alive, huh?

Nothing like this COVID-19 situation has happened in about a hundred years--the Spanish Flu in 1918 is the most oft-used comparison right now. So, pretty much, there’s been nothing like this in recent memory. 

I really want to emphasize: Please don’t panic. We will get through this. We are all in this together. Please be smart: Wash your hands, wipe down your phones, try not to touch your face, cough and sneeze into your elbow, avoid crowds as much as you can. Also: Please live your life!

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week: Books & Resources

February 24th-March 1st is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Here we will be sharing some great books, both non-fiction and fiction to help provide information and help anyone struggling feel less alone.

 

 

Resolve to Read Better in 2020

December 30, 2019 - 1:54pm -- Caitlyn

Ah, we're at the beginning of a new year (and decade!). The prospect of staring down months of post-holiday winter might make a lot of folks grumpy, but I LOVE the beginning of a new year. It’s like opening a brand new notebook, or a fresh jar of peanut butter. Fresh opportunity as far as the eye can see. It’s a time to set goals, and what goal is better than improving your reading life?

Here are some ideas for successful reading resolutions in 2020:

Getting started:

Tasty Reads for Teens

November 30, 2019 - 1:22pm -- wendy

The weather’s cold, it’s dark outside and you have a hankering for something warm and tasty.  These cookbooks will help you whip up some deliciousness to brighten your winter days.

Sweet Revenge: Passive-Aggressive Desserts for Your Exes & Enemies by Heather Kim. Filled with recipes like What a Piece of Sheet Cake or Every Day I Regret Us S’More, this snarky and sarcastic cookbook will add a lot of sweetness to that bitter break-up.

What is Hispanic Heritage Month?

From September 15th to October 15th, Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated, but what exactly is it celebrating or who are we celebrating? And why isn't it dedicated a complete month like other heritage months (Black History Month, Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, or Women's History Month). I want to share the answers to these questions and I promise to give a book list at the end. 

Test Prep Made Easy with LearningExpress

January 22, 2019 - 9:27am -- Dodie

Debating when you should take the SAT or ACT? The perfect test date comes down to scheduling and planning. Consider how much time is needed to prep, how packed schedules can be, and if there are plans to take the test multiple times. Many high schools still recommend taking the ACT the spring of junior year because the content of the Math test includes topics some curricula do not cover before then.

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