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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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Diversity in Media

By: Hannah S., Teen Blogger Diversity in media has become increasingly popular and is shining light on discussions about inclusion. Along the way, however, there has been an increase in misrepresentation in media regarding people with disabilities and how they

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What I Just Read – Summer of Sloane

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian Earlier this month I went on vacation with my family, which meant I packed plenty of light (but not too light) summery reads, full of fun, romance, summer camps, or in the case of this

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TV vs. Movies (Take 1)

By: Hafsa A., Teen Blogger Lately, television series and shows are more preferred over movies in our society, possibly because TV has a more visual depiction of the characters, main points, and major plots. The events and other details are

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Prep for College Series

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian Summer is in full swing, and we know the last thing anyone probably wants to think about right now is college applications. But we also know that many of you probably are! Whether you are

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Finding Dory Review

By: James M., Teen Blogger Something that I probably should clear up in advance is that I’m a fairly caustic critic, particularly when it comes to movies and other storytelling mediums. As such, while I may dislike certain aspects of

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Geek Out

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian When I was a teenager, I was obsessed with a series of novels featuring what I still think are the greatest dragons in the fiction (The Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey, if anyone cares.)

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Daughters Unto Devils Review

By: Elsa F-T., Teen Blogger Let me start out by saying that this book was incredibly well done. It terrified me and gave me chills even when I was reading in broad daylight or in class surrounded by people. I

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YA Fiction for Pride Month

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian As you may know, June is LGBTQIA+ Pride month, home to parades, marches and other celebrations of the LGBTQIA+ community. We always like to celebrate with a good old fashioned book list, so today,

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