SAT/ACT Test Prep Tutors are Here to Help!

Biting your fingernails in dread when you think about taking the SAT or the ACT? Come sit down with tutors at three libraries this summer who will help you prepare! You can get help using resources, practice answering real test questions, and study different sections of the test. Tutoring sessions are held at: Newport Way Library, […]

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10 to Try Mystery Challenge: Graphic Novels

Want to see more of Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock? Now you can linger over illustrations of him in a manga version of the hit TV show! For my fifth month of reading only mysteries in completing the 10 to Try challenge, I chose this reboot of the BBC show's very first episode to complete the graphic novel category. Sherlock Originally published […]

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10 to Try Mystery Challenge: Since 1942

When you find a body under your floor that's been dead for decades, you've got the makings of a cold case mystery. But when it's told in chapters that alternate between the past and the present, there is nothing cold about it. Published since 1942 is a 10 to Try category that invites you to explore the […]

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10 to Try Mystery Challenge: Short Stories

Listening to short stories on audiobook made my commute this month a lot more interesting. Usually when I listen to an audiobook in the car, there's always a moment where I lose interest in the story and the narrator's voice washes over me. But with short story collections, I enjoyed the variety of plots that […]

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10 to Try Mystery Challenge: Debut

In this second month of challenging myself to read only mysteries in completing 10 to Try, I chose a bestselling young adult (YA) debut that was recently optioned by Universal Pictures: City of Saints & Thieves Christina "Tiny Girl" lives by a set of rules: I don't exist. Trust no one. Thieves don't have friends. Choose your target […]

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10 to Try Mystery Challenge: STEM

When I heard about 10 to Try, I decided to challenge myself by reading a genre I have a love/hate relationship with: mystery. Why do I love some mysteries but can't get into others? How many flavors of mystery are there? Each month I'll read a mystery in one of the 10 to Try categories, and this month it's […]

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Westworld Fans: Try These While You Wait!

Season 1 of Westworld took me on a twisted thrill ride, so enduring until the release of season 2 in 2018 is going to be painful. If you're suffering like me, try one of these titles to ease your discomfort: Want more sci-fi/western-themed television? Try Firefly, a spicy space western with cult status that was cancelled too soon. Firefly […]

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Want to Launch a Rocket into Space?

This winter, tweens and teens can learn how to build and launch a rocket into orbit at KCLS libraries thanks to funding from the KCLS Foundation. Am I talking about real rockets that are hundreds of feet tall? No. I'm talking about virtual rockets that you can build in the computer game Kerbal Space Program. It's got little green men […]

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Want to Try Virtual Reality?

Mark November 5 on your calendar, because HTC is bringing the Vive virtual reality system to Newport Way Library for Maker Day! From 10 am to 5 pm, ages 13+ will have a chance to don the headset and paint in 3D with Tilt Brush. And there's even more going on at Maker Day for all ages. Catch […]

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Boost Your Election IQ

Do you find yourself tongue-tied when debating your friends on national issues? Do you want to add more substance to your arguments? Librarians can help you get informed before the election on November 8! There is a treasure trove of information online where you can look up statistics and reports for yourself. Want to look at national crime statistics? Try […]

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