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Book Club Pick

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 11:57am -- seclark

Hey Teens and Happy Friday! Our book club just finished reading "I Am Malala" by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb. It was a wondeful and inspiring story I highly recommend. Check out the Young Readers Edition digital copy here. The next pick is "Children of Blood and Bone" by Tomi Adeyemi. We always welcome new members to read and chat with us! We'll be reading about half the book and meeting on Zoom Thursday 8/20 @ 3:30pm. Have a great weekend!

Short Stories

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 1:23pm -- seclark

Hey Teens and Happy Wednesday! Whether you are breezing through your summer reading or need some new ideas, I've listed a few short stories below. OverDrive has many more ebook and audiobook titles available. Books don't have to be hundreds of pages long to be enjoyable. Hopefully you'll find a new favorite easy read. 

Teen Garden - Week Thirteen

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 11:36am -- SKobos

Hello there! Hope the storm yesterday left your home and garden intact! By now, if you're gardening yourself, you should be in the midst of your summer harvest. Again here, we have a nice selection of basil, zucchini, tomatoes, and cucumbers we've been picking and enjoying. "But what about the fall?" you might be thinking. Well if you plant some stuff right now, you might have more stuff to pick in the coming months! Some of the lovely things you can hope to grow in the fall include:

Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 1:18pm -- seclark

Hey Teens and Happy Friday! It's hard to believe how fast the weeks are flying by. Most fans of the series probably know, but in case you didn't today is Harry Potter's birthday! Fun fact that today is also J.K. Rowling's birthday! Celebrate by reading an old favorite book, have a movie marathon or create some fun crafts! Below are some links for fun and creative ideas. If you missed out on the Harry Potter Bookmark Take & Make this week check out the link below and create your own! 

Teen Garden - Week Twelve

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 2:21pm -- SKobos

With temperatures in the high eighties for a while now, it certainly does feel like the dog days of summer! You've probably heard the phase before, but what does it actually mean? Well, they typically refer to a period of really hot and humid days in July and August in the Western Hemisphere. Learn all about them here

Summer Love

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 1:21pm -- seclark

Hey Everyone and Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone is staying cool during this heat wave and enjoying reading in air conditioning, on the beach, or by the pool! I enjoy reading romance novels any time of year so I was thrilled to see the ebook and audiobooks titles highlighted for online reading. Check out these titles below OverDrive has selected in the Summer Lovin' category. One of my favorites is Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.

Teen Garden - Week Eleven

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 3:35pm -- SKobos

So it looks like the poor peppers aren't going to make it! The plants are all still very small and I have my doubts that they'll ever produce any peppers. Peppers seem relatively easy to grow, but they do risk getting burnt by the sun if their leaves aren't protecting them. Learn about some of the most common, but hardest to grow, veggies here.

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