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YA Friday: Think Thanksgiving is over? You ain’t seen stuffing yet

Thanks to the Internet I now know that the whipped cream in this picture is actually shaving cream. Books That Make Your Mouth Water My memory is directly connected to my stomach. I always…

Megan Maloy
Friday, November 23, 2018 - 9:00 AM

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YA Friday: Cooking for the Holidays

Non-Fiction Edition The holidays are a fantastic time to enjoy homemade food with friends and family.  Maybe you'd like to bake cookies for your friends, or attending a potluck.  Whatever you might…

Leizel Case
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 7:45 PM

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YA Friday: Veterans Day

Veterans Day Every November 11, the United States celebrates Veterans Day. November 11th was chosen as the date for this special observation because the armistice that ended World War I went into…

Megan Maloy
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 12:00 PM

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Friendsgiving TBR

As I write this... I am fantasizing about all the amazing things I'm going to eat this Thanksgiving... I'll skip the cranberry sauce and go straight for the mash potatoes and gravy. I'll skip the…

Penelope Gomez
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:45 PM

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YA Friday: #SVYALit

#MeToo In 2006, Tarana Burke, an American social activist and community organizer, began using the phrase "Me Too" to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual abuse and assault in society.…

Megan Maloy
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 9:00 AM

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October: Books I've Read Recently

This October I managed to read a total of 6 books! Which is extremely unlike me. I used to be able to read more in a month, but after getting a dog... who thinks books are chew toys. I have to…

Penelope Gomez
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 8:24 AM

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YA Friday: October 2018 Monthly Wrap-Up

October 2018 Ummm... can we just talk about how overwhelming this October was with quality YA releases! So many sequels and stand-alones, and a combination of two YA powerhouse authors has…

Megan Maloy
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 9:00 AM

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Halloween TBR

October....the most basic time of the year. We've probably all drank our weight in pumpkin spice latte's, taken a hundred not so impromptu photos in a pumpkin patch, and stayed awake ALL night…

Penelope Gomez
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 8:00 AM

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YA Friday: Scary Monsters and Super Creeps

Non-fiction edition In the fall, I am always looking for a good scary story.  Now that I've binge-watched Stranger Things and the new show based on The Haunting of Hill House, I wanted to find…

Leizel Case
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 12:00 PM

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YA Friday: Creepin' It Real

Illustration by Stephen Gammell What's that behind you? As someone who is terrified of scary movies, I will never understand why I would subject myself to reading scary books. I was never one to…

Megan Maloy
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 9:00 AM

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YA Friday: It's Written In The Stars...

READ Teen Read Week is an national literacy initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association. It's aimed at teens, their parents,…

Megan Maloy
Friday, October 5, 2018 - 9:00 AM

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YA Friday: September 2018 Monthly Wrap-Up

September 2018 Can you feel it? No, it's not the crispness of Autumn in the air, this is California after all. It's the feeling of sheer amazingness as so many new YA releases came forth into…

Megan Maloy
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 9:00 AM