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Next Teen Crafternoon is Tuesday, May 23rd!
Special crafternoon - make a beaded bracelet!
Special edition of Crafternoon for Grades 6-12 with guest Librarian and Jewelry Maker Linda!  Make a beautiful beaded bracelet for yourself or as a gift!  Because we need to purchase some supplies, this will REQUIRE a small fee of $4 and pre-registration.  Please sign up at the library by Friday, May 19th, so that we can prepare ahead of time.

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2:30 PM, Hopkinton Public Library, 65 South Street
Snacks provided.  Registration and small fee ($4) required.
Community Read Activities for Young Adults
Community Read Month is April
This month, Hopkinton Public Library is sponsoring a Community Read featuring the book Hidden America: from Coal Minders to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make this Country Work, and residents of all ages are encouraged to participate in library activities relating to this book.  

Lion tamer?  Juggler?  Professional chef?  What did your favorite young adult author do before he or she became a published writer?  Do a little research and see if you can complete an activity matching YA authors with a previous career or special skill or talent.  Pick one up at the library or download the activity here.  Turn it in by April 27th for your chance to win a small prize.

There is also a list of titles related to various professions discussed and issues raised in the book that may be of interest to teens and tweens.  Some books are available in the library and others can be ordered from libraries in our network.  Browse the list here.  

All year we will be celebrating the "birth" of young adult literature!
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In 1967, S.E. Hinton wrote a book that revolutionized the writing world and publishing industry.  The Outsiders is considered by many to be the first book specifically written for teens, and the genre has exploded since then, with bestsellers, related television series, and movie spinoffs!  This year we will be celebrating young adult literature with related programs and activities in the library.  You can currently find critical articles related to YA lit in the library to take and read, and we are challenging tweens and teens to read 25 or 50 YA books this year, record them, and enter to win a prize!  I am taking the challenge as well, and you can see my list below and in the library!  Stay tuned for more 50th anniversary news!

YA books read in 2017 by Anne:
Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken
Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill
Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke
Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick
The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston
A List of Cages by Robin Roe
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
The Stranger Game by Cylin Busby
City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson
Asking for It by Louise O'Neill
Rise of Fire by Sophie Jordan
Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro
King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard
The Valiant by Lesley Livingston
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Beautiful Broken Girls by Kim Savage
The Great Pursuit by Wendy Higgins
The Ship beyond Time by Heidi Heilig
Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Girl, Stolen by April Henry
You Don't Know My Name by Kristen Orlando
Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza
Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant
The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima
NEW! Read the third issue of our newsletter!
The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) has finished its third issue of our library newsletter for the Young Adult section of the public library.  Read it here
Next Middle School Book Group - see "Book Groups" Tab for information
Next book is "A Death-Struck Year" by Makiia Lucier and meets Tuesday, April 25th at 2:30.

Anne Thie, Young Adult Librarian  

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My normal hours are:

Mondays, 2 to 8
Tuesdays, 1 to 5
Thursdays, 1 to 5
Fridays, 3 to 8

Teens and tweens - drop by, introduce yourselves, and ask for recommendations!  Tell me your favorite books, authors, series, games, movies, shows, and music - help me get to know what you would like in your library!  

I just finished reading:  The ReaderScythe, and Lost and Found, to name a few.  

Read in the past year:  The Female of the Species, Crooked Kingdom, The Forgetting, and so many more!

Can't wait to read:  Crystal StormEvery Hidden Thing,The Romantics, and a pile of others!