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GEPL Teens: What I Just Read – Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian I often worry when reading a much-buzzed about book that it will disappoint – especially if I’m late to the game and have been hearing about it for months. Luckily for me, that wasn’t the

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GEPL Kids: Book Crush

By: Leigh Ann Vock, Youth Department Page I have a crush, a book crush. Amy Rosenthal’s Exclamation Mark is the newest addition to my long list of book crushes. I have an affinity for picture books that appeal to celebrating

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GEPL Teens: Teens Write – Book to Movie Adaptations

By: Peter F., Teen Blogger It seems that ever since The Hunger Games came out on the big screen, more and more people have been drawn to books and movie adaptations of them. I’ve watched a few of them, and

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GEPL Tweens: Ways to Stay Warm

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian We’ve been really lucky this year. It hasn’t been as cold as the last few winters, but we’re getting to the point where people would rather stay inside – that is, unless it’s perfect sledding

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GEPL Teens: Short Stories

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian As a reader, I’m pretty addicted to novels. Non-fiction, poetry, essays, and short stories all tend to get slighted in my reading habits. But I know full well that I’m missing out – which is

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GEPL Kids: For When Times Are Scary

By: Melissa Hilt, Youth Department Assistant Director Did you hear what happened in Paris? How about all of the violence that happens on a daily basis in nearby cities? Do you ever feel like you are surrounded by negative news?

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GEPL Teens: Teens Write – Travel Tips

By: Britta J., Teen Blogger Winter break is almost here, and if you’re lucky, that means vacation! Of course traveling has its ups and downs, and that saying about the importance of the journey and not the destination sometimes doesn’t

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GEPL Teens: What I Just Read – All American Boys

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian Sometimes, you read a book that instantly grabs you, holds you, wrings your emotions, and in the end, makes you want to do it all over again because it was that good. This book was

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GEPL Kids: Gratitude

By: Amy Waters, School Liaison gratitude syllabification: grat·i·tude Pronunciation: /ˈɡradəˌt(y)o͞od/ Definition of gratitude in English: Noun – The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. From the Oxford English Dictionary Online This Thanksgiving is going to be a

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GEPL Teens: Teens Write – No Mythologies to Follow Review

By: Sabrina A., Teen Blogger You wake up at 5 a.m. and go to school. Finally, school is over at 2:35 p.m. but now you have to go to work. After a long day of school and work you find

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