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New Young Adult Book:
Undertow by Michael Buckley
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Sixteen-year-old Lyric Walker's life is forever changed when she witnesses the arrival of 30,000 Alpha, a five-nation race of ocean-dwelling warriors, on her beach in Coney Island. (Read more...)

New Young Adult Non-fiction Book:
I Will Always Write Back : How One Letter Changed Two Lives by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda
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The true story of an all-American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe and the letter that changed both of their lives forever. (Read more...)

New Young Adult Non-fiction Book:
Chocolate : Sweet Science and Dark Secrets of the World's Favorite Treat by Kay Frydenborg
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A fascinating account for teen readers that captures the history, science, and economic and cultural implications of the harvesting of cacao and creation of chocolate. Readers of Chew On This and The Omnivore's Dilemma will savor this rich expose.

DC vs Marvel
Dress as your favorite DC or Marvel character and join us for games, team challenges, and trivia. Tue, Jun 23rd, 6-8pm.
Heroic Family Movie Fridays
We've got our new projection system put in, with really good surround sound. Join us for family movies on Fridays all summer long. (Read More.) Fri, Jun 26th at 2pm, Fri, Jul 10th at 2pm, and Fri, Jul 24th at 2pm.
Luau Murder Mystery Dinner
Grab a lei and find out whodunit. Registration is required for this after-hours program. Fri, Jun 26th, 7-9:30pm.
Bingo for Books
Play bingo and win books. Registration is required. Call or stop by the library to sign up. Tue, Jun 30th, 7-8pm.
Unmask: Summer Reading
Starts June 1st. The newspaper insert is available now (PDF, 7.6M) We'll unmask more details as summer approaches.
Ohio Spirits
Join storyteller Jim Kleefeld for stories, legends, and tales of haunted Ohio places. Ages 10-99 are welcome. Thu, Jul 9th, 6:30-7:30pm.
Anime Club
Join us for anime, manga, cosplay, and Japanese culture. Note that we are switching to Tuesdays starting in January. Teens in grades 7-12 do not need to register for the anime club: you can just show up.
Cartoon with Jeff Nicholas
This presentation will be held during the anime club meeting time, but you don't have to love anime to come learn how to cartoon. Tue, Jul 14th, 6:30-8pm.
Teen Board Meeting
Our Teen Board will meet each month at 5:30pm on the third Thursday of the month. Thu, Jul 16th at 5:30pm and Thu, Aug 20th at 5:30pm.
Games Club
The chess club has become a games club. We will still have chess available, but we also now invite others to join in and play other board games and card games. Bring your own game or play one of ours. New members in grades 6-12 are invited to join at any time. Refreshments are provided. You do not need to register for the games club: you can just show up. Thu, Jul 16th, 6:30-8pm and Thu, Aug 20th, 6:30-8pm.
Marvel Movie Marathon
Bring a beanbag chair or pillow and blanket and come watch superhero movies with us. Click these numbered links to see what movies are in our lineup: 1, 2, 3, 4. Pizza and snacks will be served. Drip in for a single movie or join us for the whole day. Thu, Jul 23rd, 11-8pm.
Gladiator Party
We'll end our summer with tests of strength and luck, followed by a water balloon fight. Please dress to get wet and messy. Fri, Jul 31st, 3-5pm.