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Thrills and Chills

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This December, Charlotte temperatures have ranged from a balmy 70 to the frigid 20s this past weekend. While our last white Christmas was in 2010, our city normally isn’t suited for traditional winter sports.  During the holiday season, however, head to the Nascar Hall of Fame, which transforms...

Haunting YA Titles for October

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It’s October again, and with that brings cooler weather, things that go “Boo!” in the night and creepy crawlers in the shadows. Teen librarian Maeve presents some spooky books for October.  In The Cemetery Boys, by Heather Brewer, Stephen has just moved to Spencer, Michigan, which is full of old-...

2016 Young Adult Novels

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The following is a compilation of my favorite YA novels published so far in 2016 that I have recommended to teens.  All of these books are available to check out via the library. Ask a librarian for any help you may need! The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry.   Natalie Cleary is enjoying...

6 Graphic Novels Celebrating Families

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The holiday season is upon us! Regardless of your faith or cultural traditions, these cozy winter months are a great time to reconnect with family and friends. Why not try some family-themed graphic novels to celebrate the season? The Vision by Tom King You may remember Vision as the calm, polite...

Diversity in Young Adult Literature

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Diversity has come up a lot in today’s current events, and it’s important to have literature to turn to help understand others. This  list celebrates diversity through stories on race, culture, LGBTQ, and more. The Game of Love and Death, by Martha Brockenbrough, Love and Death play a game with...

Most Popular Books of 2016

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It's the end of the year, so let's take a look at which books were the most popular with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library readers in 2016. We pulled circulation data for our adult fiction (both print and digital), adult nonfiction, young adult fiction and juvenile fiction books. Just as last year, the...

Books to Movies

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For the month of November, teens at University City branch voted on what YA books they would like to see become movies. Below are some of the most popular selections. An Ember in the Ashes is the first in a series by Sabaa Tahir. Laia is a slave and Elias is solider, but they are both not free from...

Technology Novels for Teens

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Technology is ever expanding and is a big part of all of our lives. We use laptops, robots, cell phones, and more. The following are some great technology based fiction books that any young adult reader will enjoy. Don’t Turn Around is the first in a series of three books by Michelle Gagnon. Noa is...

8 Graphic Novels for Halloween

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As Halloween creeps closer, why not try some spooky graphic novels to celebrate the season? Graphic novels are a great way to get started with the horror genre—they offer quick scares, stunning images, and fast-paced storylines. Best of all, there’s something for everyone. Whether you like...

Books being released as movies and shows in 2017

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Check out these books before they're released as movies and shows! Dana Eure, the Library's Associate Director of Lifelong Learning, made a guest appearance on WCNC's  "Charlotte Today" on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, and shared these titles. How many have you read? Watch the Charlotte Today segment...