Monthly Archives: October 2014

This Week at the Library

Did you miss the opportunity to create a carnivorous terrarium this summer?  Do not fret – you have THREE chances to build one this week! Learn how to create and care for a terrarium with Sundew plants from Mary Fosse of Carnivorous Terrariums Nursery.  Amaze your friends and gross out your family members!  Space is […]

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We need diverse books!

We Need Diverse Books This infographic (I love infographics!) was created for the We Need Diverse Books campaign. There are some SERIOUSLY AWESOME books up there (and if you’re at one of the schools I visit many should be familiar!)! Related: It’s been two years, but I still have warm and squishy feelings for Aristotle […]

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Weekend Book Give Away: Trial by Fire

Do you ever like to imagine there is an alternative universe to the one we live in?  One where things are somehow different, perhaps more magical?  Then you might like to read this week’s book, Trial by Fire.  It is book one of the Worldwalker Trilogy by Josephine Angelini, and looks to be pretty exciting! […]

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Top 3 Right Now: Jayanne the Librarian

This week we are featuring Jayanne, our wonderful librarian for both the Freeland and Langley libraries (can I hear a little love for Whidbey Island?) “I’ve been catching up on older titles recently, which is great because I don’t have to wait for the sequel. One of my teens recommended Also Known As by Robin […]

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Trailer Tuesday: Exquisite Captive

Trailer Tuesday: Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios (Source:

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Readers’ Corner: Non-Fiction Homework Helpers

Sometimes teachers ask you to find and read an informative book that’s more than 300 pages long. Sometimes you need to read an autobiography or memoir for an assignment that’s due in two days, so you want something short.  Instead of staring at stacks and stacks of books, judging them only by their width and […]

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This Week at the Library

It’s a very busy week for teens at Sno-Isle Libraries!  Mill Creek Library is hosting a special after-hours Halloween Party on Friday from 7-9 pm.  Play games, enjoy snacks, and compete in a costume contest.  Space is limited, so please preregister.  Dress your best – or creepiest! Dreams, dreams, dreams… Celebrate Teen Read month with […]

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Weekend Book Give Away: Paper Airplanes

This week’s give away has one of the best blurbs ever, from Maureen Johnson:  “Paper Airplanes is Louise Rennison funny, but with ALL THE FEELS."   So if you like realistic and raw books with a kick of British humor, Dawn O’Porter’s new book might just be the one for you. From the publisher: Renée and […]

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Top 3 Right Now: Justina Chen

This week we are featuring the delightful Justina Chen, author of the hot new book A Blind Spot for Boys. “I am so excited about these books. I’m attaching a photo of myself in Machu Picchu–the place that rearranged me AND inspired A BLIND SPOT FOR BOYS. 1. Hit by Lorie Ann Grover: riveting and […]

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Library Hacks: SAT & ACT Prep

Welcome to another edition of Library Hacks, where we show you how the library can make your life better.  Standardized tests are stressful for everyone, especially if you don’t know how best to prepare for them. Sno-Isle has plenty of comprehensive books on the SAT and ACT, containing study guides and practice tests, but what […]

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