Monthly Archives: September 2016

Homework Hacks: Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Hey, teens! Looking for some help with your Government or History homework? I’ve got you covered! My favorite library resource is Opposing Viewpoints in Context. This resource is SO helpful because it lists tons of big issues from Globalization to Vaccines, and gives you information from different viewpoints! This resource gives you information in different […]

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You Count – World Heart Day

September 29 is World Heart Day, a day that the World Heart Federation hopes will raise awareness about cardiovascular disease. This year, they are hoping for “everyone to understand what they can do to fuel their hearts and power their lives. Your heart is at the heart of your health. And it’s easy to give […]

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Trailer Tuesday: Three Dark Crowns

Trailer Tuesday: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

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Readers’ Corner: Banned Books

Happy Banned Books Week, everyone! This week we celebrate the freedom to read. Here in the public library, we are huge fans of free and open access to all types of information, and we support the freedom to seek out and express ideas, even unpopular ones. Take some time this week to learn more about why certain […]

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This Week at the Library

A somewhat light slate this week, so make sure to go out and enjoy the end of the summer weather. Tuesday, September 27th Teen Gaming 3:30 PM – Monroe Library Teens! Drop in for some video games on our Wii and Wii U! Mario Cart, Smash Brothers, Nintendoland and more! We’ve got board and card […]

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Vlog Squad: Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit

Andrew bemoans the fact that in so many books “a lot of things end really badly” for girls who like girls, and that “it is about time that we have a lot more happy stories”. Georgia Peaches and Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown is the perfect answer for people searching for just such a […]

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Weekend Book Giveaway: The Weight of Zero

This week we are giving away an Advanced Readers Copy of Karen Fortunati‘s The Weight of Zero: From the publisher: Seventeen-year-old Catherine Pulaski knows Zero is coming for her. Zero, the devastating depression born of Catherine’s bipolar disorder, almost triumphed once; that was her first suicide attempt.  Being bipolar is forever. It never goes away. […]

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Top 3 Right Now: Abigail

This week we have some recommendations from Abigail of Mill Creek. Abigail is one of our Gold Medal readers from Explore Summer 2016: Love this picture! What books are you loving? Maid of Deception by Jennifer McGowan “This book was awesome because it was full of mystery, history and romance, things I love. It was so […]

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Trailer Tuesday: Give Me Wings

Trailer Tuesday: Give Me Wings: How a Choir of Former Slaves Took on the World by Kathy Lowinger

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Readers’ Corner: Realistic Fiction

One of the great things about reading fiction is that it can give you insights and experiences about the world in a ‘safe’ way. With books, you can experience intense emotions and situations in the comfort of your own home without taking any real risks. Realistic fiction is a very broad genre that includes stories based […]

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