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Susan Garlisch

(815) 756-9568 ext. 3400|

January 2021

Virtual Author Visit: Mindy McGinnis Discusses Heroine and Heroines

Tuesday January 26 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Author of the teen books The Female of the Species, Be Not Far From Me, and A Madness So Discreet, Mindy McGinnis, visits the library virtually and joins in on this month’s Teen Choice Book Award Discussion of her Lincoln Award-nominated book Heroine, a timely story about a high school softball player who becomes hooked on Heroin. Mindy will also share writing tips on how to write about strong female characters. When a car crash sidelines Mickey just before softball…

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February 2021

Virtual Volunteens Advisory Group

Wednesday February 3 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

After hearing a ten-minute update from the Teen Librarian, the rest of the meeting is yours to discuss what you want from your library. How has your experience of the library been so far and how could it be better? Which fandom crazes could make fun events for teens? Are there “must have” books, movies, games, and series that should be added to the collection? Is there a current event or issue which teens may want to learn more about?…

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Virtual Boast or Roast Teen Books

Tuesday February 9 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Grab a hot beverage and join the best kind of book discussion, where fellow book enthusiasts like you can boast or roast teen books which you have already read. Stick around to hear about new book release dates. This free program is for teens, ages 13-17, or in 7th-12th grades. Registration is required. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Google Meet discussion. For additional information or help with registration, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815)…

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Virtual Middle School Teens Advisory Group

Wednesday February 17 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you want to be in charge for a change? Participate in Middle School Teens Advisory Group where you get to be the boss of all things TEEN by telling our Teen Librarian which books, games, programs, and services you want. Save yourself a spot by registering for the program and being present at or before 4:00 p.m. when the meeting starts. Expectations which we will follow: 1) Show your commitment by arriving on time 2) Make your mark by…

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Virtual Teen Choice Book Award Discussion: A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti

Tuesday February 23 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Lincoln Award: Illinois Teen Reader’s Choice and YALSA’S Teens’ Top Teen are two book awards in which teens choose the winners. Each month, read one of these nominated titles and discuss if you think it’s worthy of an award. Register for the discussion, then pick-up a free copy of the book, while supplies last, along with some goodies which our librarians have put together. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the virtual book discussion and notification…

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March 2021

Virtual Boast or Roast Teen Books

Tuesday March 9 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Grab a hot beverage and join the best kind of book discussion, where fellow book enthusiasts like you can boast or roast teen books which you have already read. Stick around to hear about new book release dates. This free program is for teens, ages 13-17, or in 7th-12th grades. Registration is required. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Google Meet discussion. For additional information or help with registration, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815)…

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Virtual Teen Choice Book Award Discussion: Slay by Brittany Morris

Tuesday March 30 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Lincoln Award: Illinois Teen Reader’s Choice and YALSA’S Teens’ Top Teen are two book awards in which teens choose the winners. Each month, read one of these nominated titles and discuss if you think it’s worthy of an award. Register for the discussion, then pick-up a free copy of the book, while supplies last, along with some goodies which our librarians have put together. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the virtual book discussion and notification…

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April 2021

Virtual Boast or Roast Teen Books

Tuesday April 13 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Grab a hot beverage and join the best kind of book discussion, where fellow book enthusiasts like you can boast or roast teen books which you have already read. Stick around to hear about new book release dates. This free program is for teens, ages 13-17, or in 7th-12th grades. Registration is required. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Google Meet discussion. For additional information or help with registration, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815)…

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May 2021

Virtual Boast or Roast Teen Books

Tuesday May 11 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Grab a hot beverage and join the best kind of book discussion, where fellow book enthusiasts like you can boast or roast teen books which you have already read. Stick around to hear about new book release dates. This free program is for teens, ages 13-17, or in 7th-12th grades. Registration is required. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Google Meet discussion. For additional information or help with registration, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815)…

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