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Science Fiction Review: A Beautiful Friendship by David Weber

Author David Weber introduces a new series set in the same universe as his popular Honor Harrington books. Stephanie Harrington is restless after a long winter out in the middle of nowhere with her parents on a new planet. She wants to explore the wilderness and discover new animals. She...

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It's Talk Like a Pirate Day!

  Shiver me timbers! It's September 19... International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Things to do to celebrate: End every sentence with a hearty "ARRR!" VISIT Palatine Public Library today for your chance to earn a special prize. Dust off yer old treasure map. CHECK-OUT our pirate...

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Remembering September 11th, 2001: Young Adult Fiction

For many Americans, September 11th, 2001 is a day we will never forget. In honor of the tenth anniversary of this historic event that impacted so many lives, we have rounded up a selection of library materials that commemorate this day. High school students looking for a challenging read will...

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Teen Fiction Review: The Babysitter Murders by Janet Ruth Young

When suddenly stricken with an unusual form of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, 17-year-old Dani Solomon struggles to heal her broken mind amidst a non-supportive community that fails to understand the nature of her mental illness. The Babysitter Murders is an issue-driven novel that excels at...

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Teen Review: Angel Burn

Here's a great review written by one of our Teen Advisory Board members, Aliza. She writes: Angel Burn, by L. A. Weatherly, is about a rather strange girl named Willow Fields. Willow wears scrappy clothing, has a passion for tinkering with cars, and doesn’t feel the need to uphold a high social...

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Teen Fiction Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Ninety-five days before she receives the government-mandated cure for love, seventeen-year-old Lena falls in love. Fans of Matched by Ally Condie will relish Delirium, a lyrical tale of a teen girl who dares to question a system that regards love as a disease. I was really intrigued by the...

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Scavenger Quest Finish Line

Has thy team finished thy scavenger quest? Teams have until midnight to email us their scavenger quest photos. So far, we have received lots of emails from finishing teams. At least 24 teams have signed up, but how many will finish? That's up to you! This is the Library's 3rd annual scavenger hunt...

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Teen Book Discussion!

Ship Breaker, by the award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi, explores a grim future set in America's Gulf Coast region. Nailer, a teenage boy, makes a meager living by scavenging for scrap copper as part of a ship-breaking crew. While he works, Nailer likes to watch the hi-tech clippers as they...

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Exclusive Interview with Susan Quinn

Local author Susan Kaye Quinn recently sat down over a steaming cup of virtual coffee and answered our famous “Quick and Painless Author Q&A!!!” Quinn is teaching a writing workshop for teens this Sunday. Don't miss out on this great opportunity! To register, click here. So, Susan, what are you...

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Scavenger Quest: Update

Good Greetings, neighbors! Methinks you might be interested in hearing the latest gossip about our digital scavenger quest (an adventure fit only for brave folk like yourself). So far, SEVEN teams have signed up to test their ability to work together, travel across many kingdoms, and...

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