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Virtual Beginner’s Chess

This online class teaches the fundamentals of chess as a strategy game that is the most popular game in the world. In one hour you will learn the basics of playing chess including: Setting up the chess men Using the pawns Chess pieces and how they move to win Special moves Ten tips for playing […]

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Science Comics with Jason Viola

Comic books are not just fun to read – they can be incredible gateways for learning about the world! Massachusetts-based graphic novel writer Jason Viola (Science Comics: Polar Bears and Science Comics: The Digestive System) fills his comics with humorous situations, endearing characters, and a lifelong fascination with science. Join Jason for a behind-the-scenes look at how […]

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Die vol. 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker

Kieron Gillen’s Die is like Dungeons & Dragons meets Jumanji. In 1991, six friends Solomon, Dominic, Matt, Angela, Chuck, and Isabelle gather to play a roleplaying game. Solomon, the designated game master, reveals that he has created a new game for them to play. They all create their characters and choose a die. Suddenly, they […]


100 Books Before Graduation

We’re challenging high school students to read 100 books before graduation! Students can join at any time during their high school career. Participants are encouraged to read whatever they want, but it’s also good to try new things as well! Try a genre you don’t usually go for, read some non-fiction, listen to an audiobook, […]

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27 is known as International Holocaust Remembrance Day which commemorates the lives of 6 million Jews and 11 million others lost to genocide by the Nazi regime during World War II. You can learn more about the Holocaust by visiting the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s website. Click on the images below to request […]

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Zoom Doodle with Cara Bean

February 17 at 3:00pm This playful workshop invites participants to draw and sketch in an open and relaxed environment. We begin with a few simple sketching games meant to inspire our imagination. As the session progresses, we generate interesting characters and settings. We then explore how words and pictures can come together to build a […]

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YALSA’S Best Fiction for Young Adults

YALSA (the Young Adult Library Services Administration) recently released their 2021 list of the best fiction for young adults. Pictured below are the top 10. To see the complete list, visit here. Click on the image to request a copy!

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Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

Concrete Rose is New York Times Best-selling author, Angie Thomas’s third book. A prequel to The Hate U Give, Concrete Rose tells the story of Maverick Carter (father of Starr) as a teenager in the ’90s. At 17 years old, Mav is in a gang (his father was the leader before being sent to jail) […]

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YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens

YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Administration) recently released their 2021 list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Pictured below are the Top 10. To view the entire list, please visit here. Click on the image to request a copy!