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March Madness: Ultimate Winner

Final Battle: Harry Wins! In last week's final March Madness battle between heroes and villains, Harry Potter faced Sauron in the ultimate showdown. Harry Potter, nimble on his trusty Nimbus 2000 broomstick, quickly defeated Sauron's dreadful presence and stare. Afterwards, Harry was spotted...

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March Madness Challenge: Week 4 Winner

Congratulations to our Week 4 winner, Sohail K.! He wins a paperback book of his choice.  To recap this week's Final Four battles, Harry Potter easily defeated Percy Jackson in a not-so-surprising victory. (Granted, Percy is a worthy and formidable opponent, but his Quidditch game could use...

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March Madness Challenge: Week 3 Winner

Congratulations, Harshita S.! She's the lucky winner in this week’s random drawing. The prize is a paperback book of her choice. Participate each week for your chance to win, too.  Week 3 Recap In this week’s battle between heroes, Harry Potter defeated Katniss and Percy Jackson defeated...

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March Madness Challenge: Week 2 Winner

The results are in for the second week of our online March Madness Challege: Heroes vs. Villains edition. During the Sweet Sixteen, Harry Potter edged out Tris from Divergent by one vote. Sorry, Tris. On the villains side, Lord Voldemort defeated President Snow in an epic battle. (Guess the odds...

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March Madness Challenge: Week 1 Winner

Congratulations, high school senior Payal M.! She is the first weekly winner in our March Madness Challenge: Hereos vs. Villains. Payal wins a paperback book of her choice. Last week, Gandalf and Lord Voldemort won each of their battles easily. A final pairing between the two of them would be epic...

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March Madness Begins

Welcome to our weekly bracket challenge for teens! Simply vote for your favorite heroes and villains from popular books. Who will be the ultimate winner - a hero or villain? That's up to you!  Each week, submit your bracket online to be entered into a drawing for prizes. Weekly winners will be...

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Review of Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer

This is no ordinary book review! Today, two members of the Library's Teen Advisory Board review the same book. Allison and Emily are students at Palatine High School. Emily: Hi, I'm Emily and this past week my sister Allison and I read the book Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer written by Katie...

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2014 ALA Awards: Youth and Teen Books, Movies, and Audio Books

The American Library Association (ALA) has announced the top books, videos, and audio books for children and young adults published or produced in 2013 - including the winners of the 2014 Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards.      BOOKS FOR YOUTH AND TEENS Alex...

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Downton Abbey for Teens

For teen fans of the popular British television series Downton Abbey, here are a few titles worthy of your attention (even the Dowager Countess of Grantham would approve!). All have elements of drama and intrigue, and include characters searching for a sense of self and purpose in the midst of...

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Teens: Rock Your Bedroom

Happy 2014! Next week, join us for a fun program for teens called Rock your Bedroom: Interior Design, on Thursday, January 16, from 7:00-8:30 pm. Get a great start to the new year by learning about affordable and creative ways to update the look of your bedroom. In this workshop, you'll create a...

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