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GEPL Teens: Celebrating Fall

Although some of the unseasonably warm weather recently would have you believe otherwise, fall is upon us (as proven by yesterday’s cold snap!).  You’ve all been back in school for several weeks, the leaves are starting to turn, and there

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GEPL Teens: Teens Review – The Future of Us

Reviewer: Sabrina Book Title: The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler Description: It’s 1996, and Josh and Emma have been neighbors their whole lives. They’ve been best friends almost as long – at least, up until last

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GEPL Teens: Banned Book Mugshots

Last week, we talked a little on this blog about Banned Books Week, and public libraries’ commitment to ensuring everyone has access to information and books.  This week, we’re doing something a little different to recognize Banned Books Week and

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GEPL Teens: Banned Books

Once again, it’s time for a new display in the Teen Scene to highlight a new set of books.  And because September is when the American Library Association celebrates Banned Books Week (September 21-27), this month’s display is showcasing some

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GEPL Teens: Teens Write – Books Are for Everyone

The Slate Book Review recently wrote an article by Ruth Graham on how adults should be ashamed about reading books written for teenagers. These types of books include realistic fiction such as the well favored novels The Fault in Our

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GEPL Teens: Teens Review – The Giver, Book to Movie

Recently, I went to see The Giver and shortly after, read the book. Both were very different in many ways. Yet, both were very amazing and enjoyable works of art. The Giver is a thought provoking movie with cool visual

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GEPL Teens: Moving Up

You may have noticed a conspicuous absence of raving about books, reviews and musings from teens, and photos (funny or otherwise) in this space in the last week.  That’s because in the midst of some chaos, the blog was on

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GEPL Teens: What I’m Watching Now – The Simpsons

Today’s What I’m Watching Now, consisting largely of episodes I’ve already seen, is brought to you by the wonders of cable TV and a DVR. What I’m Watching Now: The Simpsons What’s It About: Honestly, do I really even need

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GEPL Teens: Teens Review – Every Day by David Levithan

Reviewer: Sabrina Book Title: Every Day by David Levithan Description: There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too

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GEPL Teens: Summer Reading’s Big Winners

  Summer reading is over, and most of you are about to dive back in to reading for classes.  But before we forget all about reading for fun, I wanted to take a moment to congratulate our summer reading winners

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