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GEPL Teens: Last Minute Halloween Costumes

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian Halloween is tomorrow, and if you’re a chronic procrastinator/non-crafty person like me, you may not have a costume yet. That’s okay! There are plenty of costumes that can be whipped up at the last minute,

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GEPL Kids: Picture Book Recataloging

By: Bari Ericson, Youth Programming Associate If you have been in our temporary space this fall, you may have noticed that our Picture Book collection has developed a split personality! In our old space, the books were organized by author.

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GEPL Teens: Before I Fall Review

By: Andrea G., Teen Blogger Before I Fall is a book I’d easily recommend to everyone, even though it might seem girly. The lessons this book taught made me sit and think about life after finishing it. This book deals

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GEPL Tweens: Halloween

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian I love all things Halloween. I love ghostly tales and am an all-year ghost hunter. I make a Halloween checklist each year, but I never finish it. There’s just too much to do! I carve

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GEPL Teens: What I Just Read – Carry On

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, or talked to me about books at all, you’ll know I’m a huge fan of Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. So when I heard she was coming

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GEPL Kids: Meet Emily Richardson, New Youth Programming Associate

By: Emily Richardson, Youth Programming Associate Hello! My name is Miss Emily and I’m new to the Youth Department here at GEPL. Since I’m new, you probably don’t know much about me, so I put together a fun get-to-know-me list.

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GEPL Teens: The DUFF Movie Review

By: Alison O., Teen Blogger I recently saw the movie The DUFF for the first time and I thought the movie was a truly funny and feel-good movie.  The movie is about a high school girl named Bianca who is

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GEPL Teens: What I Just Read – Everything Everything

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian I usually try to read books that get a lot of buzz – in my job, if teens are reading and talking about it, I should probably know about it! This has mixed results for

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GEPL Kids: Cubs, Playoffs, World Series, Oh Yes!

By: Carolyn Wissmiller, Youth Programming Associate Summer of ’69. Great Bryan Adams’ song. And the best summer ever to spend at Wrigley Field! Because of a set of unique circumstances in 1969, I found myself occupying the Left Field Bleachers

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GEPL Teens: Learning a New Language

By: Britta J., Teen Blogger Verbal communication is the most prevalent form of communication in our civilization and yet we are somewhat prevented from communicating with a majority of the world due to language barriers. This is why so many

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