3 Teen Romance Books with Mystery Letter Writers

While there are often big publishing trends—Dystopias! Superheroes! Thrillers with the word "girl" in the title!—sometimes you come across much smaller, often coincidental, trends. I read three books recently that all shared a plot point in common. This was an entirely unintentional reading choice, but made for an interesting comparison. These three recently published teen […]

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Get to Know E. Lockhart

Young adult author E. Lockhart will be making an appearance at the Covington Library on Saturday, November 4 at 2 pm in conversation with author Deb Caletti and we couldn't be more excited. Lockhart has written ten books and a few short stories for teens and teens at heart since 2005, all of which are […]

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Light Up Your World with E-Textiles

Dresses that light up, hats that play music, bracelets that change colors—this is the world of e-textiles! Using materials like conductive thread, LED lights, and flexible circuit boards, you can sew electronics into all kinds of craft projects, including clothing, accessories, and toys. Curious about this medium for expression? Read on for how the library […]

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Six Things to Do at the Library (Or Online!) to Get Ready for Life After High School

Fall approaches, which means it's time to head back to school. For incoming high school seniors, it's also time to think about what comes next, whether that's college, a job, or some combination of both. Of course it's not too early or too late for others to consider future plans as well. Your library offers […]

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Explore the Adobe Creative Lab at Bellevue Library

Create breathtaking graphics, edit astonishing videos, illustrate original images, or go wherever your imagination takes you with the Adobe Creative Cloud collection of apps available now at the Bellevue Library. Industry standard software programs for a variety of creative fields like Photoshop, Premiere, InDesign, and Illustrator are installed on eight computers in a computer lab […]

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10 to Try: YA Edition

Are you taking on the 10 to Try Challenge this year? As a teen services librarian with a love for young adult books, I thought I'd offer up some suggestions to complete the challenge using only young adult books. Read about STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (fiction or nonfiction) An abundance of excellent […]

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