Category Archives: young adult

Best Of 2018: Debbie

Wooooo! We missed our “Best Of” post last week cause it was WILD. But never fear! We are posting TWO Best Of posts this week in order to make up for it. And we’re starting with Debbie! Debbie is our … Continue reading

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Best of 2018: Roben

Happy Monday everyone! As we roll towards Valentine’s Day, we are going to continue to post our Best Of 2018 posts for your enjoyment. This time, we’re posting Roben’s! Roben is a children’s services librarian here at Smith Public Library … Continue reading

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Best of 2018: Ofilia

Happy Tuesday, fellow readers! We’ve got a brand new best of for you today, and this time it’s Ofilia’s! Ofilia is our fearless leader here in the youth services department of SPL, and loves all things Frida Kahlo. She’s also … Continue reading

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Best of 2018: Stephanie

Welcome back to another installment of SPL’s Best of 2018! This week we’re featuring Stephanie! Stephanie is one of our full time reference assistants, and is one of the most creative people we know! Here is her Best of 2018 … Continue reading

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Best of 2018: Yentl

Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about our Best Of lists! We’ve just been slacking. Well, KELSEY has been slacking. Slacking on getting those posts up! Anyway, we’re gonna end the first month of 2019 properly, with some lists all about … Continue reading

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Mackenzi Lee Instagram Q&A

My goodness, it has been awhile! Welcome to 2019, dear readers! To start us off in the new year, I thought I would introduce you to one of our new part-time reference assistants, Chelsea! Chelsea has, of course, been recently … Continue reading

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Japanimation Reminder!

Happy Thursday my friends! Despite the week almost being over, we still have stuff going on at SPL! Tonight is Japanimation at 6pm, and it’s going to be a good one. Firstly, I have a whole list of stuff that will … Continue reading

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What’s Happening This Week @ SPL

Welcome to Halloweek, my friends! Now I know you are all going to be dressing up and partying this week, but there is also plenty to do at the Smith Public Library. You can even come in costume! We’ll be … Continue reading

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In Her Skin by Kim Savage

What It’s About: Sixteen-year-old con artist Jo Chastain is about to take on the biggest scam of her life: impersonating a missing girl. Life on the streets of Boston these past few years hasn’t been easy, and Jo is hoping … Continue reading

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Mary’s Monster: Love, Madness and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein by Lita Judge

About: This free-verse biography with black-and-white watercolor illustrations depicts “Frankenstein’s” young author, Mary Shelley. Ofilia’s Thoughts: This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein so this biography of Mary Shelley comes at a perfect time. This is … Continue reading

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