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Shadow and Bone: A New Netflix Adaptation

If you are looking for a new and captivating Netflix show to binge, look no further. Shadow and Bone is a gripping book trilogy published in 2012 that is the latest young adult series to be brought to life on the screen. Books in the ‘Grishaverse’, as nicknamed by the acclaimed author Leigh Bardugo, have sold… Read More

Taylor Swift Saved 2020

Quarantine has been a period of laziness and relaxation for many, but not for singer-songwriter Taylor Swift! She shocked her fans with the release of two record-breaking albums and a revealing documentary concert film during the long months of isolation. The July 2020 arrival of Swift’s eighth studio album, Folklore took the music world by… Read More

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

I definitely recommend Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. This book is the first installment of the Grisha Trilogy, and after reading it I’m so excited to continue on to the next one. The story follows a girl named Alina, a solider in Ravka, who learns after an attack on her regiment that she is… Read More

Young Adult Fiction in Braille

Young adult fiction is available in a new format - Braille! There are 36 new titles in Braille and each title has one to six volumes. Titles include The Golden Compass, The Hunger Games, and Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.   The Young Adult Braille collection is located on the 2nd floor. You can search the catalog… Read More

Mary and the Witch’s Flower

I’m a big fan of Studio Ghibli films, and an even bigger fan of Miyazaki’s works. However, I couldn’t seem to find time to watch this movie, even with it coming out in 2017. However, I’m now able to watch it.  “Mary And The Witch’s Flower” is a 2017 film released by Studio Ponoc based… Read More

High School Art Contest

Submission Dates March 1-May 31, 2021 Winners selected by Wednesday, June 30 Artists between the ages of 14-18 who attend high school or live in Glen Ellyn, share your masterpiece(s) for the chance to win a gift certificate from Blick Art Supplies! Categories Digital/Film Photography or Graphic Art Ceramics and Sculpture Painting or Drawing Assembly,… Read More

Everyone Counts! Understanding the Census

The 2020 Census helps us understand our nation and the people who live in it. If young people or new citizens don’t take part in the census, their values and concerns are less likely to be addressed in laws and policies. For me, Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” conveys the sentiment that everyone… Read More

Discover the Digital

Ok, here’s a list of free stuff you didn’t know you wanted. It’s all available to you with your GEPL library card. Yes, this sounds like a pitch, and it is—but it’s free, educational, helpful, interesting, and so on. Like many, I watch a lot of Netflix, and a stitch of Hulu. Kanopy, another online… Read More

Test Day

Test day in English class usually means writing an essay, and today was no exception. The essay was to be graded by how well it achieved the goals outlined in the rubric – a sheet that seemed clear in what it described and yet lengthy enough that studying the rubric itself was necessary. While the… Read More

People as Pollinators

Pollinators flit and fly around from flower to flower. They never “stand” still, or sit, or lay, unlike large mammals. It’s where the expression "busy bee" comes from. Sometimes the bee is perfect. In fact, most of the time, bees are perfect. Honey bees have the highest population in the world and lead the charge… Read More

My Great Expectations

When I finished Great Expectations by Charles Dickens for a summer assignment, the reality of Pip (the main character)’s life had me hooked for days. After all he had been through to create a high-end, ideal life, Pip ended up being exactly what he didn’t want to be at first—a laborer. I was not expecting… Read More

Visit Your Library for Meraki

Back and forth goes the little white dot, bouncing off paddles to score points. Imagine the paddles being work and play. To keep the balance in our lives, we ricochet between work and play. In this metaphor, we score points not by making another player miss the dot, but by keeping the ball moving. Mentally… Read More

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