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  • Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Party

    Don't miss this peculiar party featuring old photos for your own craft project.

    A mysterious party. A strange library. A bizarre collection of photographs. It all waits to be discovered at Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Party! 

  • Teen Anime Festival

    Teen Anime Festival

    Otaku return to dominate the Central Resource Library at the Teen Anime Festival! This is your opportunity to wear your cosplay costume to the Library without getting a lot of stares. (We can't actually guarantee that no one will stare at you.) 

    Mark your calendar now. You won't want to miss this!

  • For Writers

    Creative Commons

    Is the blinking cursor on a blank document your only writing companion? Tired of composing alone? Join Creative Commons, our poetry and writing critique group for teens. Learn through exercises led by experienced writers and gain feedback and criticism on any genre of writing from your peers. 

    Second Tuesdays
    6:30 - 8 p.m.
    Lackman Library

  • Homework Help Is Here For You

    Homework Help

    Check out our Homework Help page for all the tools you will need. When you want some one-on-one tutoring in-person and online:

    Live Homework Help from Tutor.com
    Online
    Monday - Friday

    4 - 11 p.m.

    Homework Help
    CCentral Resource Library
    Monday - Thursdays
    4 - 7 p.m.

Latest Content

Staff Review
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J. D. Vaughn
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Monday, Sep 12, 2016

An enjoyable, magic-less fantasy that nicely balances worldbuilding, character development, and action.

News

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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A new movie from visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel.

Have you heard the new song, "Wish You Were Here" by Florence + The Machine?! It'll be on the soundtrack for Tim Burton's upcoming movie, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Are you getting excited?!

Staff Review
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Trent Reedy
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016

Don't be fooled by the opening battle scene and continuous conflict that drives the story into thinking this is a simple action book. It's tense and fast-paced, yes, but it is also full of moral, psychological, interpersonal, and political conflict. It is a book whose external action deeply considers complicated internal issues.

Staff Review
A wooden display box containing a note, a toy tractor, a superhero, a santa, a dinosaur, a subway token and a necklace
Meg Leder
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Monday, Aug 22, 2016

Penelope, Ephraim and Audrey have been friends forever, an inseparable threesome. But now that they are juniors in high school, things are changing. Penelope is devastated when for the first time ever, Eph and Audrey both ditch out on the fall festival. She is the only one of the three who has never been kissed, never had a romantic involvement. Audrey is expanding her social circle and encouraging Penelope to do the same, but Penelope doesn't want to. Change is hard. But it is also inevitable.

Staff Review
The back of a teen boy making airplane arms as he is walking down a rural road in the snowy winter
Gary Schmidt
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Thursday, Aug 18, 2016

Jack Hurd lives with his parents on a small farm in Maine. One day in the winter of his 6th grade year, Joseph Brooks comes to live with them as a foster child. Joseph has been in trouble and spent time in a boy's group home, a juvenile detention center, and most recently a high security juvenile prison after allegedly trying to kill a teacher. He is only 14, but is the father of a newborn baby girl. He has never seen his daughter, but loves her and her mother dearly.

Staff Review
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Matthew Quick
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Thursday, Aug 11, 2016

This starts off deep, but maybe faux deep. Then it gets heavier and heavier. In the best possible way. It gets authentic. As Nanette digs deeper and deeper to find her authentic self.

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