Teen Scene Posts

Friends of TAB

Do you want somewhere to hang out with your friends and meet other teens? Come to the Friends of TAB program on November 22 from 7-8:30 p.m. There will be Mario cart, coloring pages, music, and games. See you there! Drop in.  

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Write Your Way to a Winning College Essay

Happy fall! Are you getting ready to apply for college? Most colleges require you to write an essay with your application. Do you know where to start? You should attend the Write Your Way to a Winning College Essay program. Author and educator Gary...

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Surviving in the Wild

You are on a camping trip. You are having a great time grilling, playing games with your friends, hiking…until you get hopelessly lost. You are running out of food and water. What do you do? Attend the Wilderness Survival Program at the Palatine...

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Game Of Thrones Read-a-Likes

Summer is coming… and Game of Thrones is on TV. I carve out time to watch every Sunday night and I've read all the books. Here's a fun question for fans: what would the characters read if given the choice?    Legacy of Kings by Eleanor...

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Five of the Best Opening Lines in Teen Fiction

First lines are powerful; good ones pull readers into new worlds. Here are five great opening lines in teen novels: Best “Description of a morning sky:" "The early summer sky was the color of cat vomit." - Uglies by Scott Westerfield Best...

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New Books to Love

February is the month known for love, chocolate…and great books! Here are three new books I'm in love with…and after you read them, you will be, too.   Truthwitch by Susan Dennard Why you’ll love it: Safi is a truthwitch; a rare type witch that...

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Teens: Project Linus

Project Linus Kick off the New Year with a good deed and earn volunteer credit! Make a no-sew blanket to donate to Project Linus. Saturday, January 30th, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Grades 7-12 All materials provided. Sign up. Want to learn more about Project...

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Teens: Top Five Things True of Harry Potter Fans

You know you are a true Potterhead when you… 1. Wait every year for your Hogwarts letter. 2. Think of Dobby every time you see a sock. (RIP) 3. Cancel all plans when a Harry Potter movie marathon is on. 4. Reread the books….once, 15, 100 times....

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The Hunger Games Read-a-likes

With Mockingjay Part 2 coming to theaters soon, I have Hunger Games fever! If you’re like me, you’ve reread The Hunger Games trilogy countless times. While some say the dystopian fiction craze is over, we know many readers are still loyal fans. So...

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Teens: Get Your Scare On

When I think of October I think of corn mazes, carving pumpkins, and scary stories. You never know what monsters are lurking in the night, especially on Halloween. Here are a few books that will help you get your scare on.     Shutter by...

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