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Mockingjay Part 1 Character Posters High Quality

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A Date in Amsterdam

I always wanted to illustrate Hazel and Gus’s dinner date, plus my degree in architecture is over and I now have too much free time on my hands, so not only did I do a triptych, but I also decided to animate them, cinemagraph-style. To see the still versions, go to my deviantart here.

P.S. This is my first time making gifs! 

P.P.S. I’m thinking of taking the plunge and putting my prints up on Society6 or something, so I wonder if anyone’s interested? Of course, I’ll probably have to build up a sizeable amount of art first.

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9 Back-to-School Movies that Go to the Head of the Class.

These run the gamut from silly to inspiring - just the thing to wake up your  back-to-school spirit…

  1. The Breakfast Club
  2. Dazed and Confused
  3. Billy Madison
  4. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  5. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  6. School of Rock
  7. Mr. Holland’s Opus
  8. Rushmore
  9. Dead Poets Society


the mockingjay lives

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The first 10 high school students to show their school ID at the Help Desk starting 8/26 get a free copy of The #MazeRunner.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the discussion on 9/16 at 6 in the Young Adult area at the #OLPL!

A skeleton once wanted to go to the library but then he realized he had NO-BODY to go with!

You can check out this skeleton and other non-book items in our Beyond Books collection ^_^


Voting for the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten has officially begun! Have your teens vote for their favorite titles now through Teen Read Week (Oct 18)!


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Underrated Graphic Novel Series: The Dreamer by Lora Innes

17 year-old Beatrice ‘Bea’ Whaley is a student who begins having vivid dreams about a brave and handsome soldier named Alan Warren, a member of an elite group known as Knowlton’s Rangers that fought during the Revolutionary War. It isn’t long before Beatrice questions whether her dreams are simply dreams or something more.

Sounds like Outlander fans might enjoy this one…

Find books one and two in our online catalog.

This is your last chance to apply for Teen Advisory Board!

People, let’s be honest. This is probably the only thing you should consider when choosing a college.

(Also, your teen specialist’s alma mater Northwestern is #5. Just sayin’)

Underrated Book Series: Blue is for Nightmares by Laurie faria Stolarz

I know your secret….

Stacey’s junior year at boarding school isn’t easy. She’s not the most popular girl at school, or the smartest, or the prettiest. She’s got a crush on her best friend’s boyfriend, and an even darker secret that threatens to ruin her friendships for good. And now she’s having nightmares again.

Not just any nightmares – these dreams are too real to ignore, like she did three years ago. The last time she ignored them, a little girl died. This time they’re about Drea, her best friend who’s become the target of one seriously psycho stalker. It started with weird e-mails and freaky phone calls.

Now someone’s leaving Drea white lilies – the same death lilies that have been showing up in Stacey’s dreams. Everybody thinks it’s just a twisted game … until another girl at school is brutally murdered. There are no witnesses. Worst of all, no one has a perfect alibi. With everyone as a potential suspect, Stacey turns to the one secret weapon she can trust – the folk magic taught to her by her grandmother.

Will Stacey’s magic be strong enough to expose the true killer, or will the killer make her darkest nightmares come true?

For fans of magic and witches, Holly Black, Daughters of the Moon, House of Night, and Charmed. Bonus book five in graphic novel format!

Find books one, two, three, four, and five in our online catalog.

New #comics at the #OLPL #OLPL_New_Books

New #manga at the #OLPL #OLPL_New_Books