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Teen Summer Reading Ends August 18th

The Teen Summer Reading Challenge is coming to a close on Thursday, August 18 so log anytime you've read since June 18th to earn tickets and prizes. 

Don't forget to enter your virtual tickets into the drawings you want or you want be eligible to win!

Find out more on our Teen Summer Reading page.

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New Nonfiction - August 2022

Accidental Archaeologists: True Stories of Unexpected DiscoveriesAccidental Archaeologists: True Stories of Unexpected Discoveries by Sarah Albee

A lighthearted but informative look at chance discoveries made by ordinary people, of artifacts (and treasures) from the past.  Grade 5+ 

   

 

The Complete Cookbook for Teen Chefs: 70+ Teen-Tested and Teen-Approved Recipes to Cook, Eat, and Share

The Complete Cookbook for Teen Chefs: 70+ Teen-Tested and Teen-Approved Recipes to Cook, Eat, and Share by America's Test Kitchen

For the first time ever, America’s Test Kitchen Kids is bringing their rigorous testing, kitchen knowhow, and hands-on learning to teenagers in the kitchen.  Grade 8+ 

  

From A Whisper to A Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial That Galvanized the Asian American Movement

From A Whisper to A Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial That Galvanized the Asian American Movement by Paula Woo

America in 1982. Japanese car companies are on the rise and believed to be putting American autoworkers out of their jobs. Anti-Asian American sentiments simmer, especially in Detroit. A bar fight turns fatal, leaving Vincent Chin--a Chinese American man--beaten to death at the hands of two white men, autoworker Ronald Ebens and his stepson Michael Nitz. Grade 8+   

  

My Name is Jason. Mine Too.:Our Story. Our Way.

My Name is Jason. Mine Too.:Our Story. Our Way. by Jason Reynolds

Two young men named Jason, one black and one white, use poetry and art to communicate their different perspectives. Grade 9+

 

 

Quiet Fire: Emily Dickinson's Life and Poetry

Quiet Fire: Emily Dickinson's Life and Poetry by Carol Dommermuth-Costa

Emily Dickinson is revered as one of America's greatest and most original poets. Quiet Fire presents the life and art of Dickinson through the poet's own letters and poems. Grade 7+ 

 

 

Trapped in Terror Bay: Solving the Mystery of the Lost Franklin Expedition

Trapped in Terror Bay: Solving the Mystery of the Lost Franklin Expedition by Sigmund Brouwer

An up close account of the ill-fated Franklin expedition.In 1845, Sir John Franklin set sail from England with two ships in search of the Northwest Passage. Not only did they not succeed, the ships and their crew members vanished, their fate an unsolved mystery for decades. In 10 suspenseful episodes, the captivating story of that doomed polar mission is revealed from the viewpoints of the commander, those back home and the search parties. Grade 6+

Where Have All the Birds Gone? Nature in Crisis

Where Have All the Birds Gone? Nature in Crisis by Rebecca Hirsch

In the face of rapidly declining bird populations, read about the vast impacts birds have on ecosystems, food systems, and our mental health and what we can do to protect them Grade 7+ 

What's New

Check out our upcoming teen summer events, from wilderness survival and archery 101 to needle felting and camp-y crafts!
In case you'd forgotten or didn't know, you can borrow video games at the Library.  Games are loaned for two weeks and can be renewed for an additional two weeks.