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Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Creative Writing Contest

Hollow City book jacketWednesday, October 1 – Friday, October 31

Beginning October 1, submit your own original, peculiar story of up to 2,000 words about one of our featured photos.

Prizes include copies of Ransom Riggs’ book, Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children) and posters.

Winners notified by Saturday, November 15.

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Teen Fiction Review: Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

Posted by: TracieP | Posted on: Aug 07 2014

14-year-old Laurel is struggling. She's starting high school, and she isn't sure who she is or who she wants to be--and her whole world has been turned upside-down. Her beloved older sister, May, has died unexpectedly; her parents' marriage has disintegrated; and her mom has "temporarily" moved to a city that's hundreds of miles away, leaving Laurel to bounce back and forth between her grieving father and her devoutly Christian aunt. Laurel finds solace and understanding in a notebook.

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Need to Work? Check Out a Study Room

two students studying togetherLooking for a quiet place to work alone or with a group? Reserve a study room at the Main Library. 

We have eight rooms available for up to two hours at a time.

If you have a Palatine Library card, you can reserve the room in advance. Contact the Reference Desk for details: 847-358-5881 ext. 167.


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