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Teens Can Write Too!

teen writing a story on laptop

Teens Can Write Too: 7 Teen Authors Who Wrote Books for Teens.   1) Christopher Paolini was 15 years old when he started writing his epic, dragon-centric The Inheritance Cycle series. It took some time, but the first three books (Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr) were published by the age of 19 and became international bestsellers. There are now four books in the series (he’s working on… read more >>

#OwnVoices: The Need for Genuine-Experience Authors

Diversity paper heads

#OwnVoices is a hashtag movement, coined by Corinne Doyvis on Twitter, that refers to a book written by an author from an underrepresented group about their own experiences from their own perspective within that group. Underrepresented groups include BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), Latinx, Jewish, Muslim, LGBTQ+, Body Positive, Differently-Abled authors and many more…. read more >>

Cooking with the Library—Corn Flake Cookies

corn flake cookies on counter

I believe I found this recipe as a teen on a Kellogg’s Corn Flake box, and have been making it every so often, ever since.  It is the perfect cookie.  Not too sweet, soft in the middle and crispy on the edges.  It can take just about any add-in you might imagine.  Try coconut, nuts, chocolate chips, peanut butter,… read more >>

February is National Bird Feeding Month

bird at feeder

Are you looking for a new hobby?  Something to brighten up the mid-winter blues and help wildlife at the same time?  February is National Bird Feeding month.  What a great time to start this hobby!   The National Bird-Feeding Society began to publicize bird-feeding and bird-watching and promote it as a hobby.    Some resources on the library website… read more >>

A Library List for Potential Pilots and Aviation Aficionados

Female pilot in plane

I might work at a public library, but for fun I am a private pilot. I learned a lot by reading about airplanes, aviation, and other pilots as role models before I began my first flying lesson. However, even the most experienced pilots never stop learning! It’s good to keep reading in order to stay up-to-date on changes to technology, regulations, and other aspects of… read more >>