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MA Teen Choice Book Award

The Massachusetts Teen Choice Book Award is a brand new award created in 2022! It’s the only book award in Massachusetts selected by teens! The list of nominees was selected by a panel of public and school librarians. Teens are invited to read the titles below so they’re prepared to vote in September! For more […]

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YA books for Pride

Check out a selection of LGBTQ+ young adult books that have been released in the past year! You can find these and many more in the Teen Zone! See one you like? Click the image to request it from our catalog!

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Virtual author event with Andrew Joseph White

June 14 at 7pm Join debut author Andrew Joseph White for a Pride Month discussion about his YA horror dystopia novel, Hell Followed With Us, about embracing the monster within and unleashing its power against your oppressors. Sixteen-year-old trans boy Benji is on the run from the cult that raised him—the fundamentalist sect that unleashed […]

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Messy Roots

This coming of age graphic memoir tells how Laura Gao immigrated to Texas from Wuhan, China when she was about 4 years old. It was quite the culture shock – no one could pronounce her name or where she was from. She eventually decided she wanted an Americanized name and chose Laura for herself. Growing […]

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Mental Health Resources for Teens

This month is Mental Health Awareness Month. Check out these resources for teens below. NAMI NAMI Massachusetts YouForward The Trevor Project National Suicide Prevention Hotline Teen depression facts Books Free to take from the Teen Zone Visit the Teen Zone to grab a free copy of Let’s Talk About It: A Graphic Guide to Mental […]

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AAPI Heritage Month 2022

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Check out the books below written by AAPI authors. Click on the image to request the book from our catalog. Fiction Graphic Novels

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Lotus Lanterns

Wednesday, May 18 at 4:30pm Follow along as a member of the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project shows step by step how to make a lovely lotus flower lantern using colored paper and wire frames. A short documentary will follow. This class will be held over Zoom and kits will be available to pick up […]

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Meditation classes for teens

Every Thursday in May! May is Mental Health Awareness Month and to help with teen mental health and calming minds, we will be offering virtual meditation classes with Amy Rutledge every Thursday afternoon at 4:30! Each week will feature a different meditation technique. See the class descriptions below and register by clicking the button. May […]

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Doodle Workshop with Cara Bean

Tuesday, April 19 at 2pm 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 […]