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Teen Book Discussion at Norma's Coffee Corner in Palatine

Have you read Th1rteen R3asons Why? Would you like a free drink? Do you enjoy discussing books with other teens? If so, then sign up for the book discussion on Wednesday, July 25 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.  Join the teen librarian at Norma's Coffee Corner in Palatine for a riveting, thought-provoking...

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Teen Chefs Club Week 2: Pizza Taste-Off

This week, we had a Pizza Taste-Off to try to define the meaning of good pizza. Is it the sauce, the crust, or the cheese? Or is it something else that goes beyond simple definition? To be continued...     Teens tasted samples from 3 different "mystery" cheese pizzas, voting on: Best...

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Teen Chefs Club Week 1: Kitchen Safety and Knife Skills

During the first week of this summer's Teen Chefs Club, we focused on kitchen safety essentials and basic knife skills. Teen Chefs were encouraged to practice these measures at home. Here's a summary of what we covered, in case you missed it!       Kitchen Safety What to Wear: A...

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Can't Get Enough of The Mortal Instruments or Pretty Little Liars? Try These!

Are you a big fan of Clary Fray or the Pretty Little Liars? Are you all caught up on their latest adventures in City of Lost Souls and Stunning? (If not, click on the links and place a hold! We’ll wait right here while you do.) Nobody likes to play the waiting game for the next book in their...

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Teen Fiction Review: Hollyweird by Terri Clark

This light paranormal comedy stars Aly and Desi, two polar opposite best friends that have won a contest to meet Dakota Danvers, the hunky star of their favorite television show, Paranormal P.I. When they arrive in Los Angeles with Aly's self-obsessed, wannabe actress sister Missy as a chaperone,...

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Digital Scavenger Hunt: Friday, June 1 - Wednesday, August 1

Form a team, grab your camera, and cook up some fun this summer in our fourth annual digital scavenger hunt! Guidelines are available here. Teams that complete the scavenger hunt by Wednesday, August 1 will be entered into a drawing for prizes. Wear a costume to be eligible for a special “Best...

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Great Books for 6th Graders!

Looking for something good to read? Here's a slideshow presented by librarians to 6th grade students visiting the Library this week. This presentation contains a collection of newer fiction and nonfiction titles that will appeal to young readers over the summer. To locate or request copies of any...

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Join Us for a Party on Your Day Off from School...

No school on Friday, May 4? Looking for something to do? Join us for a party celebrating the Monarch, Bluestem, Rebecca Caudill, and Abraham Lincoln Reader Choice Awards. Meet other eager readers and preview the 2013 award nominees at a special kickoff party that includes refreshments, a life-size...

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While You're Waiting for The Hunger Games, Try These!

With the brand-new movie breaking box office records and the book as popular as ever on school reading lists and in book clubs, demand for this awesome survival-of-the-fittest thrill ride has skyrocketed. Now that you’ve asked your friendly librarian to add you to the hold list, what else can you...

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Teen Fiction Review: Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross

Several days before her 16th birthday, Mira Lively runs away to Beau Rivage in hopes of finding her parents' graves and uncovering some of the secrecy behind her birthplace. However, her great escape is not all it's cracked up to be as she finds herself mostly broke and without shelter, nursing...

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