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Teen Crafternoon: Kitsune Masks

Tuesday, January 25 at 4pm For this crafternoon, we will be decorating Kitsune masks! Kitsune is Japanese for fox. Kitsune are also an important part of Japanese folklore and are said to possess paranormal abilities! You may recognize the kitsune mask from anime series like Demon Slayer. This program is for those in grades 6-12 […]

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Bullet Journaling 101

Wednesday, January 5th at 4pm Want to start the new year off feeling more organized? Learn how to bullet journal! This class will be lead by Betsy and Shannon from Casual Study. All participants will be able to pick up a free journal prior to the class. This class will be held over Zoom. For […]

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Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

The Handmaid’s Tale meets Chinese folklore meets mecha in this fantasy reimagining of the rise of the historical Chinese Empress Wu Zetian. Humanity is under attack by alien creatures, and the greatest weapon in that fight is, obviously, giant robots powered by human life force. These robots are designed to be piloted by two people—specifically, […]

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Native American Heritage Month ’21

November is Native American Heritage Month! Check out these young adult titles that have recently been added to our collection. Fiction Titles Click on the image to request that title from our catalog Graphic Novels Non-fiction Titles

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Squad by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Becca is new to Piedmont High and quickly attracts the attention of the most popular girls in school. To her confusion and amazement, they want her to join their squad – sit with them at lunch, go shopping after school, and attend parties. At one said party, Becca finds herself being led into the woods […]

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Go for Gold! 2020 Olympics

It’s almost time for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo! The games will run from July 23 to August 8, 2021. Check out these books below about historic Olympics events as well as memoirs and biographies from former Olympians! Click on the covers below to request that title from our catalog!

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Caribbean-American Heritage Month

The month of June has been recognized as Caribbean-American Heritage Month since President George W. Bush made the proclamation in 2006. Ever since, each year the President makes a proclamation declaring June as Caribbean-American Heritage month. You can read President Biden’s proclamation here. Visit this site to learn more about this celebration and Caribbean Heritage. […]

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Pride: Resources for Teens

Pride is a time to celebrate, but it might also be a difficult time for teens and young adults that are not out yet. Listed below are some helpful websites and book titles. Websites: The Trevor Project Greater Boston PFLAG BAGLY (Boston Alliance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Youth) McVAGLY (Merrimack Valley Alliance of […]

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Pride: Teen Fiction Booklist

June is Pride Month – celebrate with these books featuring a wide array of LGBTQ+ characters! Click on the image to request the book! Check out the website Queer Books for Teens for even more recommendations!

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Lost in the Never Woods

A dark retelling of Peter Pan, Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas follows 18 year old Wendy Darling who is suddenly reliving a trauma that happened five years ago. When she was 12, Wendy and her brothers John and Michael went missing. Wendy was found alone in the woods 6 months later, but […]