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Banned Books Week: In the Night Kitchen 1970

In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak Daisy Whitney is the author of the young adult novel The Mockingbirds,  included in the 2011 ALA list of Best Fiction for Young Adults and a 2010 NPR Best Teen Read, and its upcoming sequel The Rivals. Mill Valley Public Library’s Young Adult Librarian Katie MacBride interviewed her [...]

September 28th, 2011

First Thursdays at the Mill Valley Public Library

First Thursday events are for high school students or individuals 15-18 years old. All events are from 7-9 PM.  Food and beverages provided. First Thursday: What Now? October 6th, 2011, 7p.m. After high school, you go to college, right? Well, maybe. Whether you want a break from school, are worried about tuition or you simply [...]

September 22nd, 2011
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Dealing With Dragons 1990

Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede “Linderwall was a large kingdom, just east of the Mountains of Morning, where philosophers were highly respected and the number five was fashionable. The climate was unremarkable. The knights kept their armor brightly polished mainly for show—it had been centuries since a dragon had come east. There were [...]

July 27th, 2011
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YA: Extreme Environmentalism, First Thursday, 8/4

Extreme Environmentalism: First Thursday, August 4th, 7p.m. If a picture is worth a thousand words, I won’t even begin to describe this 44 second video: What I can tell you is that the man you see in the video does more than just exhibit extreme kayaking skills—his name is Trip Jennings and he sets out [...]

July 15th, 2011

YA: Nonfiction Doesn’t Suck

Non-fiction books I haven’t had a chance to read, but can’t wait to devour: Earth: a visitor’s guide to the human race written and edited by Jon Stewart … et al. Hello Cruel World: 101 alternatives to suicide for teens, freaks, and other outlaws by Kate Bornstein Illustrations from the inside by The Beat Within [...]

May 20th, 2011
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YA: Nonfiction Doesn’t Suck: Fast Girls

Fast Girls: Teenage Tribes and the Myth of the Slut by Emily White “She is a fugly slut!” Regina George, Mean Girls You don’t have to have seen Mean Girls to know the phrase “slut” is tossed around as casually in high school as peanuts at a baseball game. Why is it so prevalent in [...]

May 19th, 2011
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YA: Nonfiction Doesn’t Suck: The World’s Religions

The World’s Religions by Huston Smith I first read this book in my high school World Religions class. So why did I buy something for the library that I read over 10 years ago? Because, after 10 years, I still remember a shocking amount of information from this book. (The book was updated in 2009, [...]

May 18th, 2011
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YA: Nonfiction Doesn’t Suck: unSpun

unSpun: Finding facts in a world of disinformation by Brooks Jackson and Kathleen Hall Jamieson The Internet is a wonderful thing. Television news is a good thing. I also like talk radio. What do they all have in common? There is an endless amount of biased, inaccurate and nonsensical information out there. Whether it’s a [...]

May 8th, 2011