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Bisexual Awareness Week

Books for Bisexual Awareness Week

This year GLAAD and BiNet's celebration of Bisexual Awareness Week (#BiWeek) is September 17-24. This week aims "to accelerate acceptance of the bi+ (pansexual, fluid, no label, queer, etc.) community. #BiWeek draws attention to the...

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Vote for the Teens' Top Ten

Teens' Top Ten Nominees

Every year, YALSA (the Young Adult Library Services Association) collects nominations for the best teen books of the year from library teen book groups. They create a list of nominees, and then teens around the country can vote online to select the Teens' Top Ten list! Voting is open now and...

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One word: PLASTICS

Grocery bags, fidget spinners, medical devices, water bottles and cell phone cases. Our economy depends on cheap, practical synthetic polymers to extend the shelf life of food, insulate our homes and design light weight auto parts that make cars more fuel efficient. Plastics undeniably grow the...

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transitioning to middle school

Get Ready for Middle School

The transition to middle school can be hard on students. Friends, classes, clubs, and even where you hang out in the library can change! Teen Librarians Renata and Anna have put together a list of book and resources that may help make this tough transition a little smoother. 


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hit the road with teen fiction

Take a road trip with teen fiction

Summer vacation is ending but there's still time to enjoy a road trip. If you can't get out on the road yourself, live vicariously through these young adult novels. There's something for everyone in this list: funny, scary, and poignant. Take them for a test drive!

Hugo Award

2017 Hugo Awards

The winners of the 2017 Hugo Awards, for outstanding science fiction and fantasy works, were announced on Friday, August 11th. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the prestigious award. The full list of winners can be found on the...

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The forest is calling...

Get outside this summer!

Summer is a wonderful time to explore the great outdoors and we're very lucky in Massachusetts to have some beautiful landscapes. Whether you're looking for the mountains, the ocean, the forest, or just something off the beaten path, New England has something for you. Take a look at some of...

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Happy Birthday, Harry Potter

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!

Happy birthday, Harry Potter! The famous fictional wizard's birthday is July 31st, and 2017 also marks the 20th year since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher/Sorcerer's Stone in 1997. To celebrate, here are some books for readers of all ages to check out, after they've...

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Live every week like it's Shark Week

Books & Movies for Shark Week

Are you a fan of Discovery Channel's Shark Week? This year Shark Week, which aims to clear up misconceptions about sharks and promote oceanic conservation, will begin on Sunday, July 23. This year the Discover Channel hopes to finally answer the question everyone's been wondering:...

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Summer reading

A summer reading list of lists

We love reading in the summer here at MHL. Obviously, we love reading any time of year, but there is something particularly special about books and sunshine. Whether you're on the beach, in the woods, or just at your house, there's nothing like a good book during a vacation. I find it ...

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