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Will It Really Snow? Do You Have Enough Books?

Will It Really Snow? Do You Have Enough Books?

The forecast is calling for snow tomorrow! Get your books today so you can curl up with a story when you are done building your epic snowman.  If you can’t make it to the library before the snow, try an ebook through OverDrive.

If we do get snow, check our site or call before heading to your library to make sure we are not closed due to the weather.

Top Teen Reads of 2016 from your HCPL Teen Librarians!

publication12016 was a bit of a mixed bag, wasn’t it?  We lost a lot of heroes in 2016, and we mourn the artists, authors, musicians, actors, and other inspiring people that passed away in 2016.

But 2016 was also an incredible year for YA books.  We read SO MANY great books this year, it was hard to choose our favorites.  We saw amazing series continued (A Torch In the Night?  The Rose and the Dagger?  A Court of Mist + Fury?  The Siege?  Crooked Kingdom?  Glass Sword??) and new series kicked off (The Reader, Rebel of the Sands, And I Darken…!!), we read incredible debut books, brilliant Graphic Novels, and amazing work from local authors.  We loved seeing that YA lit continues to be on the cutting edge of inclusiveness, with representation of ever more diverse casts of characters and ranges of experience.

With all this in mind, have a look at your HCPL Teen Librarians’ Top Teen Reads of 2016 after the jump.  You may just find your next book to read on this list – click on the titles to head to our catalog and place copies on hold!

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Top Teen Reads 2016 – Click to view the awesome cover art!

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Teen Fav Awards 2016 – And the winners are…

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The winners of the 2016 Teen Fav Awards were announced last night at the ceremony held at Varina Library. Check out the pictures on the Teen Scene Instagram page. #teenfavawards

Thanks to everyone who voted. And now for the big reveal…(drumroll)…here are your winners!

Fav Book:  The Hidden Oracle:Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan

Fav Author: Rick Riordan

Fav Artist or Band: 21 Pilots

Fav Song: Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake

Fav TV Show: Big Bang Theory

Fav Movie: Finding Dory

Fav Actress: Jennifer Lawrence

Fav Actor: (tie) Benedict Cumberbatch and Chris Evans

Fav Athlete: Simon Biles (gymnastics)

Fav Video Game: Pokemon Go

Fav Store: Barnes & Noble

Fav Restaurant: Chipotle

Fav Social Media: YouTube

Fav YouTube Star: Youtube Stars

Listen to Books + Grapes – the Twin Hickory Teen Writers Guild Podcast!

books-and-grapes-logoCheck Out Books + Grapes – the new podcast by the Twin Hickory Library’s Teen Writer’s Guild!  The Guild meets every last Tuesday of the month at 6pm at Twin Hickory to discuss great writing and tips for improving our work.  We play writing and word games, and eat lots of grapes.  So many grapes.

We decided to record our conversations and turn them into a podcast.  Here is the first episode!  Listen below, and if this sounds interesting to you, join us at our next meeting, or subscribe to our Soundcloud to stay updated on forthcoming episodes!

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