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Kale, my ex, and other things to toss in a blender

kale ex blender book

Mia’s summer gets off to a rocky start with an epic break-up from her first boyfriend. But her best friend, Justine, is not going to let that happen!

Carry On

The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow is a ghost story, a love story and a mystery. It has just as much kissing and talking as you'd expect from a Rainbow Rowell story - but far, far more monsters.

BBoy & BGirl Workshop


Learn the basics of hip hop & break dance with Ill at Will at the BBoy & BGirl Workshop!

Saturday June 17th from 2:30pm-3:30pm in the Teen Annex, Central Library. Ages 11+. No registration. Free.

Additional Session on Saturday, July 15th 2:30pm-3:30pm!

Read Away Your Fines!

Teen ReadingGot fines?

Get a fresh start!

Between May 1st and 7th, the Library is celebrating National Youth Week in a big way! Teens (12-18 years) can pay off fines by reading!

First in a new series

Book Cover Image - The Rains

Quite a few of my favourite adult authors have started writing young adult books - many of them series. Gregg Hurwitz has just released The Rains  - the first in his new young adult series

Learn the basics of being a DJ

dj 101

Do you like mixing music? Have you ever thought about becoming a DJ? Are you 15-18 years old? Join us at the Central Library this Saturday, November 26 from 2-3pm for a DJ basics program with a professional, local DJ.

Your GCR 2016 reviews: week 7

We asked:  Would you recommend this book? Why or why not?

Thank you  Allison and Nazareth for your amazing reviews!

Chicken Soup for the SoulChicken Soup For The Soul, Just For Teenagers / Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Amy Newmark

Yes, I would recommend this book because it shares real stories from real teens. From 'Tough Stuff' to 'Funny Moments' this book makes sure you know you’re not alone. This book will inspire you or give you a good laugh and instead of one long story, this book is filled with many mini stories, so you can always close the book with a satisfying ending.   

~ Ryanna




Your GCR 2016 reviews: week 6

We asked:  Would you recommend this book? Why or why not?

Thank you  Allison and Nazareth for your amazing reviews!

Big Dark / Rodman Philbrick

I would recommend this book. It is about a boy named Charlie Cobb, who lives in the very small town of Harmony, New Hampshire. It starts with the residents of Harmony outside, watching the Northern Lights, when suddenly there is a big FLASH and all of the planets electricity goes out! Batteries do not work, and even the stars won't shine. Everything is dark. Charlie and his family invite people back to their house, with everyone thinking it will only be like that for a little while. But it is not. One resident, Bragg, is trying to take all the supplies for himself, sometimes offering gold coins, which the town doesn't accept. And even worse, Charlie's mother is running out of her pills that she needs, Charlie decides to use his friends' skis, and ski all the way to Concord, another city where he can get more pills. Will he make it?

~ by Allison


Your GCR 2016 reviews: week 5

We asked:  Would you recommend this book? Why or why not?

Thank you  Ryanna and Easha for your amazing reviews!

Specials / Scott Westerfeld

Yes, I would recommend this book. “Specials” is the third book in the Uglies series. This series will keep you reading, with its unending suspense and surprising twists. It’s action-packed but leaves you thinking every time you finish one of the books. That is why I would recommend this book (series)

~ by Ryanna




Your GCR 2016 reviews: week 4

We asked:  Would you recommend this book? Why or why not?

Thank you  Allison, Nazareth, and Monica for your amazing reviews!

Ice coldCold As Ice / Sarah Mlynowski

I would recommend this book to fairy-tale lovers. It is the sixth book in the series, Whatever After, about two kids named Abby and Jonah, who have a magic mirror on their basement that takes them to fairy-tale worlds. In this book, they are in the Snow Queen, where their dog is frozen by the queen, and they are taken captive by a band of robbers, where they meet a reindeer named Ralph, and a girl named Gerda. They have to figure out how to rescue their dog, and Kai, a boy who is under a spell, without getting frozen themselves.

~ by Allison