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Joyride by Anna Banks

Immigration Stories

Posted: November 18, 2016
By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian

Back in a past life (as in, pre-library days) I spent a few years working in immigration law, both private practices and non-profit. Perhaps partially because of that, I’ve always found myself interested in reading books about immigration experiences, whether they are set in the U.S. or elsewhere. With Thanksgiving around the corner, a holiday

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Has the Internet Become America’s Favorite Storytelling Medium?

Posted: November 16, 2016
By: Sean Ma., Teen Blogger

As the age of computers has come to dominate how people interact with others, it has become apparent that the Internet has become more influential than more traditional forms of storytelling in American culture, such as television, due to its increased presence in the household. Many articles online have found that the average amount of

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Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova

What I Just Read – Labyrinth Lost

Posted: November 11, 2016
By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian

It’s not every day you find a book you devour most of in a day and have a chance to meet the author. Having done both, I think it’s safe to say I’m a little obsessed with today’s What I Just Read book. What I Just Read: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova What’s It About

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MadMen TV Show

Mad Men Review

Posted: November 9, 2016
By: April G., Teen Blogger

The 1960s were a very complicated time in the United States. There was an ongoing war in Vietnam, women were expected to be housewives, and every teenager was infected with Beatlemania. Mad Men is a period drama that takes place in this intense decade, and the show covers the smoke-filled building of advertising firm Sterling

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Posted: November 4, 2016
By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian

It may have become very clear, if you’ve read more than two of my entries on this blog, that I read an awful lot of young adult fiction. I love it dearly, and it’s one of the reasons I love my job so much. But even I, who spend my days reading reviews of YA

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Invincible Volume One Kirkman, Walker, Crabtree

Invincible by Robert Kirkman

Posted: November 2, 2016
By: Peter F., Teen Blogger

As a person who mostly only reads novels or “actual books,” I normally forget to read any graphic novels or comics. They can seem less important or just not as engrossing/intriguing due to the shorter stories and the lack of words. However, due to newer stories and authors that create amazing worlds brought to life

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Re-Read Value

Posted: October 28, 2016
By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian

One of my “reading resolutions” this year has been to allow myself to re-read more books. As much as I love doing this, it’s often hard — there are so many new books that I hear about (and usually, purchase for the library) that I want to read, it’s hard to make room even for my

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Korean Drama W - Two Worlds Poster

Korean Dramas

Posted: October 26, 2016
By: Hafsa A., Teen Blogger

Many people might not watch Korean dramas, but for me it’s like enjoying any other TV Show. Korean dramas don’t usually have multiple seasons and typically have around 16 to 20 episodes. A drama’s episode is 1 hour, or even more, depending on which show you watch. The reason I like watching Korean dramas is

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The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig.

What I Just Read – The Girl From Everywhere

Posted: October 21, 2016
By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian

Sometimes, you find a book that is just what you need right at that moment. In this case, it was a blend of action, drama, and great supporting characters (with a little dragon thrown in for good measure). Who knows if I would have loved this book as much at another time, but one thing

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Alessia Cara

“Scars to Your Beautiful” by Alessia Cara

Posted: October 19, 2016
By: Hannah S., Teen Blogger

Alessia Cara’s song “Scars to Your Beautiful” is a song promoting self-love and addressing the dangers of trying to fit in with everyone else. It includes many powerful lyrics and a catchy beat, all while sending an amazing message to people everywhere. The song overall talks about not being able to see your inner beauty

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