A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

Pippa Fitz-Amobbi is a highly precocious and dedicated teenager who chooses to solve a murder as her senior capstone project. The town put the case to bed five years earlier when their chief suspect, the victim’s boyfriend, committed suicide.

Pippa …


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Virtual Anonymous Teen Writers Group

Every Thursday, 4:00 - 5:30 PM.

Writers in grades 7 - 12 are invited to join in on a Zoom video chat for some socializing, discussion, and, of course, writing! Share your poems and stories in a supportive space or listen to others read.

Join the live chat at https://zoom.us/j/724545079 or phone in at 312-626-6799. Meeting ID: 724 545 079.

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Check Your News Sources

In times of turmoil, it is more important than ever to check your news sources. Below are some online resources to help you separate truth from misinformation, disinformation, and outright lies.

Have a news story you’re not sure about? Give …


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Virtual Anonymous Teen Writers Group

Every Thursday, 4:00 - 5:30 PM.

Writers in grades 7 - 12 are invited to join in on a Zoom video chat for some socializing, discussion, and, of course, writing! Share your poems and stories in a supportive space or listen to others read.

Join the live chat at https://zoom.us/j/724545079 or phone in at 312-626-6799. Meeting ID: 724 545 079.

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A Conversation with Author Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Friday, January 29, 6:00 PM.

Meet Jarrett J. Krosoczka, the bestselling author/illustrator behind more than forty books for young readers, including his wildly popular Lunch Lady series. Most recently, he has found acclaim with his memoir Hey, Kiddo, about growing up in a family grappling with addiction and finding the art that helps you survive.
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Virtual Anonymous Teen Writers Group

Every Thursday, 4:00 - 5:30 PM.

Writers in grades 7 - 12 are invited to join in on a Zoom video chat for some socializing, discussion, and, of course, writing! Share your poems and stories in a supportive space or listen to others read.

Join the live chat at https://zoom.us/j/724545079 or phone in at 312-626-6799. Meeting ID: 724 545 079.

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Basketful of Heads by Joe Hill and Leomacs

In the new graphic novel from horror writer (and son of Stephen King) Joe Hill and artist Leomacs, it’s the end of the summer and June Branch is visiting Brody Island to meet up with her boyfriend, Liam. Liam has …


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One of Us in Next by Karen McManus

“The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.


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Five Books Featuring Costumes

Hooray for Cosplay! Dressing up allows us to wear our fandom with pride and to express ourselves however we wish. These books all focus on costuming and feature characters who know how important cosplayers are. 

Don’t Cosplay with My Heart


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Virtual Anonymous Teen Writers Group

Every Thursday, 4:00 - 5:30 PM.

Writers in grades 7 - 12 are invited to join in on a Zoom video chat for some socializing, discussion, and, of course, writing! Share your poems and stories in a supportive space or listen to others read.

Join the live chat at https://zoom.us/j/724545079 or phone in at 312-626-6799. Meeting ID: 724 545 079.

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Tiny Pretty Things

Based on the novel by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton, Tiny Pretty Things started streaming on Netflix this week. After an attack brings down the star student at an elite ballet school, her replacement enters a world of lies, betrayal …


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Winter Reading 2021

December 21–March 06

The new year is a time for reflection and reinvigoration. What better way to do that than to cozy up with inspiring books?

This winter, you can use the website and mobile app, Beanstack to track your reading progress and earn virtual badges.

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The Sacrifice of Darkness by Roxanne Gay

Primarily known for her books of social commentary and feminist essays and her opinion contributions to the New York Times, Roxanne Gay’s writing career has actually been very diverse. From novels and short stories, all the way to comics.

Along …


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Bling up Your Holidays

Need to brighten things up for the holidays? Check out these crafting books to get some ideas for handmade fashions, jewelry, and other gifts for yourself or your loved ones.

Sewing Green: 25 Projects Made with Repurposed & Organic Materials


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Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards

Mira’s on her way home to New Jersey from her elite west coast art high school when winter weather forces her flight to land early. It’s the anniversary of her aunt’s death so she’s desperate to get home. She doesn’t …


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Writing in the Margins: Winter 2020/2021

We are in the midst of an experience that is so shockingly unique that it seems impossible to put into perspective. Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, we have been figuring out how to live in what seems like a new …


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Hoopla Bonus Borrow: Locke & Key

Hoopla Bonus Borrows are back for November! Throughout the month, over 1,000 audiobooks, ebooks, comics, movies and TV series are available at Hoopla without using any of your monthly Hoopla borrows. Check back every day in November for recommendations from …


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Book Match

Find a book you’ll love with the help of your librarians.

Answer a few quick questions about your favorite reading experiences and we’ll get to work on a personalized book recommendation just for you.

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