Read the book before you see the movie!

Last week I posted about Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, but that’s not the only summer movie based on a teen book! Check these out…

PaperTownsPoster Paper Towns
Based on: Paper Towns by John Green
Release date: July 24

One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin “Q” Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q’s neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears. The movie stars Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff.

 BigGamePoster Big Game
Based on: Big Game by Dan Smith
Release date: June 26

Every boy in Oskari’s remote mountain village must face a ritual hunt on his thirteenth birthday. The idea of spending a night alone in the forest makes him queasy, and the ceremonial bow he has to use is too big for him, but his true test comes when Air Force One is shot down near his campsite and he must help the President survive. Starring Samuel L. Jackson and Onni Tommila.

April 27, 2015 at 9:52 am Leave a comment

Summer Sneak Peek

UnmaskSloganThis summer, our theme is “Unmask!” and it’s all about heroes. You can come to some great superhero programs like movies, art, spray painting t-shirts with superhero logos, and even learning basic self defense so you can be your own hero. Not into heroes? There’s plenty more to do, like build a paper roller coaster, make Washi tape art, or build a foam dart blaster. Be on the look out for more info as we get closer to summer!

April 21, 2015 at 2:10 pm Leave a comment

Me & Earl

Hey, did you know that the movie Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is coming out this summer? Check out the trailer below! I would definitely recommend reading the book before you see the movie. I read it and thought it was funny, crazy, and brutally honest. You can read my review of the book here.

April 13, 2015 at 10:07 am Leave a comment

TONS of New Books!

April 6, 2015 at 9:51 am Leave a comment

Homework Help

Did you know that the library subscribes to resources that can help you finish your papers and projects quickly and accurately? There are lots of ways you can access homework help from your home computer.

For biographical information, timelines, atlases, country comparisons and general research, go to Encyclopedia Britannica. You can even make your own custom charts to compare information. Log in with your 14-digit library card number.

For newspaper, magazine and journal articles for research papers, try the Ebsco Student Research Center. Log in with your 14-digit library card number.

If you have to write a paper about a social issue, like abortion, cloning, global warming, or another controversial issue, SIRS Knowledge Source is perfect for you. Log in with your 14-digit library card number.

Are you taking driver’s ed? Can’t wait to get your permit or your license? Check out! The library has partnered with this site to offer free DMV practice tests to library patrons. Take free practice tests, written specifically based on Illinois DMV materials. Try it before you take the real test!

Of course, that’s just the beginning of what these sites can do. The library also has links to other great resources, so visit our Research and Databases page to get started.

If you have a great research tool you use at school that you think I should know about, let me know!

March 30, 2015 at 10:52 am Leave a comment

New Books!

GeekGirl Geek Girl
When she is accidentally discovered by a modeling agent, fifteen-year-old Harriet jumps at the chance to transform herself from a geek to a fashion model.
DevilsIntern The Devil’s Intern
Mitchell discovers a time-travel device that will allow him to escape his internship in Hell’s accounting office and return to Earth, but his plans to alter the circumstances of his own death take an unexpected turn when his three closest friends in Hell insist on accompanying him back to the land of the living.
AllFallDown All Fall Down
After being hospitalized for insisting that her mother was murdered, not killed in an accidental fire, Grace goes to live with her grandfather for a fresh start, but when she sees her mother’s murderer again, her past comes back to haunt her.
Talon Talon
In a world in which near-extinct dragons pass as humans to grow their numbers secretly, siblings Ember and Dante Hill prepare for destined positions in the world of Talon only to be hunted by a dragon-slaying soldier.
IronTrial The Iron Trial
Warned away from magic all of his life, Callum endeavors to fail the trials that would admit him to the Magisterium only to be drawn into its ranks against his will and forced to confront dark elements from his past.
IWasHere I Was Here
In an attempt to understand why her best friend committed suicide, eighteen-year-old Cody Reynolds retraces her dead friend’s footsteps and makes some startling discoveries.
Vango Vango

This gripping mystery-adventure set in the 1930s follows a young man who becomes a fugitive when he is wrongly accused of murder, and must embark on a transcontinental journey by train, boat, and airship in search of answers about his shrouded past.

March 23, 2015 at 10:02 am Leave a comment

Sign Up for Blackout Poetry

001Blackout Poetry
Friday, April 10
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Find the poetry in everyday objects during National Poetry Month. We’ll provide books for you to tear apart, and you’ll create new poems by blacking out some words to leave only your poem behind. Grades 7-12. Click here to register.

March 16, 2015 at 10:02 am Leave a comment

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