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TAB Picks



Karolina: The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Riley: Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan

Isabella: Gracie’s Girl by Ellen Wittlinger, Beach Blondes by Katherine Applegate

Theresa: Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Berry and Ridley Pearson


Movies & TV


Karolina: Paper Towns, McFarland USA, Minions, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, The Bachelorette, Rookie Blue, Celebrity Wife Swap

Theresa: Jurassic World, Minions, Insurgent, The Bachelorette

Isabella: Interstellar, Dancing with the Stars, The Amazing Race, Pirates of the Caribbean

Riley: America’s Got Talent




Isabella: Aretha Franklin

Karolina: Cool for the Summer by Demi Lovato, See You Again by Wiz Khalifa

Theresa: Honey I’m Good by  Andy Grammar



Theresa: Heads Up, Quiz Up

Karolina: Wishbone, Minion Rush


Riley: Covet Fashion

Barbara: Akinator (paid app)


By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 29, 2015 Categories: Fantasy, Fiction, Gaming, Movies, Music, Realistic Fiction, Romance, TAB Picks

TAB Picks!


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Theresa: The Maze Runner series by James Dashner

Morgan: Maximum Ride series by James Patterson

Ashley: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Flynn: Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

Morgan: Deathnote by  Tsugumi Ōba and Attack On Titan by Hajime Asayama

Isabella: The Kingdom Keepers series by Ridley Pearson




Morgan: Jurassic World

Isabella: I Love Lucy

Flynn: Inside Out

Isabella: The Book Thief



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Janelle: Where Are You Now by Skrillex and Diplo featuring Justin Bieber

Flynn: Fall Out Boy

Morgan: Black Veil Brides




Flynn: Octodad: Dadliest Catch

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on June 30, 2015 Categories: Fiction, Gaming, Movies, Music, TAB Picks

TAB Members Katie and Chloe talk about what they like about the Library

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on April 7, 2015 Categories: Events, Fiction, Movies, Music, TAB Picks, Teen Advisory Board, Uncategorized

Join us for Insurgent Book to Movie Discussion Tomorrow!

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Did you see the movie Insurgent the day it was released? Do you want to see it because you loved the book? Come to the Library to discuss the book and the movie. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, come anyway and hang out with fellow Divergent fans. We’ll have some pizza and talk about the series and how the movie was different from the books. Attendees will also have a chance to win Divergent-themed prizes! Space is limited, so reserve your spot now! For teens in grades 6 – 12. Click here to register for this event!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on March 26, 2015 Categories: Dystopian, Events, Fiction, Movies

TAB Picks


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Chloe: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Will: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney

Katie: The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

Matt: Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Chloe: Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton

Gabby: The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

Reese: Boys Without Names by Kashmira Sheth


Movies and TV


Matt: Gotham

Katie: Repeat After Me, Jupiter Ascending, Sill Alice

Will: Brain Games, Cast Away

Reese: Duck Dynasty

Chloe: Earth to Echo




Chloe: Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson, featuring Bruno Mars

Will: Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

Katie: Like I Can by Sam Smith, Outside by Calvin Harris


Video Games


Matt: Black Ops (XBOX 360)

Will: Oblivion (XBOX 360)

Reese: The Escapists (PC game)


By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on February 24, 2015 Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Gaming, Guys Reads, Movies, Music, Mystery, Realistic Fiction, Supernatural/Paranormal, TAB Picks

Join us for The Giver Book to Movie Discussion on Monday!


Have nothing to do on your fay off of school? Then join us for a discussion about The Giver, both the book by Lois Lowry and the recent movieThe Giver is a classic teen novel, recently made into a movie, about a 12-year-old boy’s gradual disillusionment with a perfect society. We’ll watch the PG-13 movie and then talk about the book, the movie, and the similarities and differences between the two. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. This program is for teens in grades 6 – 12. Space is limited, so be sure to click here to register.

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on February 12, 2015 Categories: Dystopian, Events, Fiction, Movies

Teen Advisory Board Picks for January

Check out the books, movies, TV shows, and music that come highly recommended by our Teen Advisory Board Members!



Will: 1984 by George Orwell


Kelsey: Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

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Matt: Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins


Julia: Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson, Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins


Veronika: Empty by Suzanne Weyn


Ashley: Insurgent by Veronica Roth


Katie: The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd

Movies & TV


Will: Once Upon a Time


Kelsey: Forest Gump, Criminal Minds, The Office

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Matt: Gotham, Flash, The Terminator, The Simpsons, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Modern Family


Julia: Law & Order


Chloe: If I Stay


Katie: Friends, Blackish, Big Bang Theory



Barbara: FourFiveSeconds by Rhianna, Kanye, and Paul McCartney; I Need You by M83


Kelsey: Symphony Soldier by The Cab, Pirates of the Caribbean film scores by Hans Zimmer


Will: The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film scores


Julia: The Big Bang by Rock Mafia


Katie: The Heart Wants What it Wants and My Dilemma 2.0 by Selena Gomez; Sledgehammer by Fifth Harmony;  Cry Me a River by Justin Timberlake; Something Big by Shawn Mendes


By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on January 28, 2015 Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama, Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Funny, Movies, Music, Mystery, Nonfiction, Realistic Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, TAB Picks

TAB Picks of 2014

Here’s what our Teen Advisory Board picked as the best books, movies, and music that they have read, watched, and listened to this year!


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Karolina: Among the Hidden series by Margaret Peterson Haddix, Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonneblick, Animal Farm by George Orwell, Diamonds in the Shadow by Caroline B. Cooney


Theresa: The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix, Divergent series by Veronica Roth


Kelsey: No Safety in Numbers series, The Number Devil by Hans Magnus Enzensberger,  The Revenge of Seven by Pittacus Lore


Katie: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

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Will: The Mortal Instruments series


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Kelsey: The Maze Runner and Mockingjay


Karolina: The Fault In Our Stars, Heaven is For Real, The Book Thief, Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day


Theresa: The Fault In Our Stars, Divergent, The Hunger Games, Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day


Katie: If I Stay, Big Hero 6


Gabby: How to Train Your Dragon 2


Will: Guardians of the Galaxy



Karolina: Animals by Maroon 5, I’m Coming Home by Diddy and Sklyar Grey, The Heart Wants What it Wants by Selena Gomez


Katie: Fancy by Iggy Azalea, Problem by Ariana Grande, Life of the Party and Show You by Shawn Mendes, Dear Future Husband by Megan Trainor


Theresa: Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey, Shake It Off by Taylor Swift


Kelsey: Our Song by Ron Pope, Green Day, Celtic Thunder


Gabby: The Beatles

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on November 25, 2014 Categories: Fiction, Movies, Music

This is Halloween!!

Want to watch the whole movie?  Click here to find The Nightmare Before Christmas in the Library!


By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on October 31, 2014 Categories: Horror, Movies, Music

Book Trailer of the Week– William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope by Ian Doescher

This week’s book trailer of the week is for William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope by Ian Doescher.  If you like Star Wars or if you like Shakespeare or if you like Star Wars and Shakespeare, then this book is perfect for you!  It retells the fourth episode completely in Shakespeare’s language.  It is laugh out-loud funny and it is definitely a new spin on the classic movie.  And there are more on the way!  William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: The Empire Striketh Back was just published in March.  Click here to find William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope in the Library today!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on May 9, 2014 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Fiction, Funny, Guys Reads, Movies, Science Fiction