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The Feared Back-to-School Week

By: Ally K., Teen Blogger Back to school week. The week that every teen dreads and every parent diligently waits for. As a teen I can tell you that back to school week is not something that I am particularly

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New Schools and Next Steps

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian As August draws to a close, it’s back-to-school for everyone (ugh.) While many of you are returning to the same high school you were in last year, for many of you, this month heralds a

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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.

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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

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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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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

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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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What I Just Read – Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian A few years ago, I read a haunting debut novel called If You Could Be Mine, and was thrilled to hear that the author had a new book coming out. Somehow though, I never got

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TV vs. Movies (Take Two)

By: Sean Mc., Teen Blogger TV has been a medium that has fascinated the nation since the 50’s when people really started to make their way out to the suburbs and start new lives there. With the advent of this

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Animated Movies

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian Last week, I settled in to my apartment on a Friday night and watched Zootopia. Yes, very exciting night for an adult woman living in Chicago, right? Anyways, I was excited to watch the movie

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