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New Book by Chris Crutcher

YA author Chris Crutcher has a new novel, Period 8, now on the shelf in the Teen Zone.  During Period 8, Mr. Logsdon--Logs--runs an open classroom where teens can go to eat lunch, or talk, or listen, or both--the only rule is that you keep it real, that you tell the truth.  What is said in Period 8 stays there.  The sudden disappearance of one of the "regulars" puts a spotlight on members of the group--someone is lying, someone knows more than they're letting on.  Logs and senior Paul "Paulie Bomb" Baum start to unravel an ugly and dangerous story which propels the book at breakneck speed to its conclusion.  You'll read it in a weekend.  Period 8: YA Crutcher, Chris.


Period 8


Get Ready for Summer Reading!

Copies of the 2014 Abraham Lincoln Award nominated books will be on a special display in the Teen Zone beginning May 1.  MHS students: choose one of these for your summer reading assignment.  Remember, incoming MHS freshmen will be reading Bruiser.  Click on "Teen Reads," above, for the link to the entire list.






Teen Winter Reading Club Winners!

The Teen Winter Reading Club, "Snow is Falling, Books are Calling," ended March 30.  Congratulations to the winners whose names were drawn from the completed reading logs:

Grand Prize (iPod Nano) Winner:  Nick O.

Book Grab Bag winners: Ryan R., Breanna G., Della C., Laura B., Gavin S.


In the Shadow of the Vampyre


Join us for an Interactive Mystery Program for teens in 7-12th grades on Friday, April 19, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

The Comic Convention was supposed to be fun--so how did a woman end up dead?  Was it a terrible accident?  And..what about those bite marks on her neck?

You and your team will listen to suspects' statements, view the crime scene, and sift through evidence to figure out WHO did this terrible crime, WHY, and HOW.  The team that comes up with the most correct answers will win.  

Pizza will be served before the program begins.  Please register either online or at the Youth Services Desk. 




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