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TV vs. Movies (Take Three)

By: Ashley H., Teen Blogger I love storytelling. I love the concept of creating characters that are relatable to an audience and plots that keep everyone on their toes. As time and people change, the presentation of these stories evolve.

Posted in The Teen Scene: GEPL High School

What I Just Read – A Torch Against the Night

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian Usually when I talk about books I’ve read on this blog, I stick with the first book in the series, or a whole-series review. But I’ve been fortunate enough to get an advanced reader copy

Posted in The Teen Scene: GEPL High School

What Counts as Reading

By: Emily Richardson, Youth Programming Associate We’re coming to the end of our summer reading program. It’s been a wonderful reading-filled summer, and we’re on schedule to meet our reading goal. In the Youth Department, we’ve stamped and entered hours

Posted in Where The Child Things Are: GEPL Youth

The Dreaded College Essay

By: Sophie B., Teen Blogger As an incoming senior at one of the “Most Challenging High Schools in America,” as proclaimed by the Washington Post, college has been on my mind since the first day of freshman year. And since

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Middle School Reviews: Riding Freedom

What’s your name?: Charlie Morawski  What school do you attend?: Hadley What grade are you in school?: 8th grade What are you reviewing?: A book What’s the title of what you are reviewing?: Riding Freedom Did you like it?: The reason why I liked

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Middle School Reviews: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

What’s your name?: Laura  What school do you attend?: Hubble What grade are you in school?: 6th grade What are you reviewing?: A book What’s the title of what you are reviewing?: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Did you like it?: I enjoyed

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Middle School Reviews: The Land Of Stories (Book 5)

What’s your name?: Grange K.  What school do you attend?: Hadley Jr. High What grade are you in school?: 6th grade What are you reviewing?: A book What’s the title of what you are reviewing?: The Land Of Stories (Book 5) Did you

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Carnival of Embarrassment

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian Summer reading is almost over, and you may have noticed something lacking this summer. Specifically, Middle School Librarian Christina and me making idiots of ourselves and posting the videos online. That’s because we decided to do

Posted in The Teen Scene: GEPL High School

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!

By: Renee Grassi, Youth Department Director “When in doubt, go to the library.” – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets You may have noticed a resurgence of Harry Potter hysteria in the last week. And for good

Posted in Where The Child Things Are: GEPL Youth

Hamilton Is Coming to Chicago

By: April G., Teen Blogger The 11-time Tony Award winning musical, Hamilton, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, is a musical about the life of the Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton. Many would think that due to its rich history content, it would

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