A lot of friendship. A little bit of nostalgia. A little bit of horror. A little bit of science fiction. And a little bit of fantasy. These are the things that make up the magic of Stranger Things, Netflix’s immeasurably popular TV show about a town plagued by a force of evil lurking just below its surface. If you just can’t get enough of the Upside Down and Hawkins, Indiana, check out one of these books for teens and adults with your library card.
DC Public Library wants to hear you roar in D.C.'s second annual Dinosaur Roaring Contest!
This year, DC Public Library once again called on dinosaur fans of all ages to share their best impressions of their dinosaur breed of choice. Across D.C., neighbors recorded their best killer pterodactyl shrieks, mean tyrannosaurus growls and wicked brontosaurus grunts! See the winning entries below!
Fictional heists can be a lot of fun and a popular subject for books and action movies, but incidents of the real thing have real implications. When items of value go missing, it’s not just the owner who loses, but the many organizations and teams who spend tireless hours and untold amounts of money in attempting to locate and repossess the stolen things. Plus, there are considerations around the people who originally owned an item and suffered theft through colonialism and other conquests.
Reading seasonally can add an extra layer to the experience of engaging with a good book. The summertime is always ripe for the possibility of adventure, romance, and fun, drawing many authors to pick the season for the setting of their books. If you’re looking for the perfect summer read, whether you’re hanging out at the beach or trying to stay cool at home, this list has something for everyone who loves young adult novels.
Mysteries and thrillers are exciting for any age. After Karen McManus’s One of Us Is Lying was published in 2017, the often-paired genres took on increased interest and enthusiasm especially with teen audiences. Now, old mystery-thrillers are seeing new life and new ones are enjoying energy fueled by readers hungry for more heart-pounding puzzles in their books.