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Unique, Unusual, and Unexpected Finds – Teen Books to read this January!

This post was written by Drew at Twin Hickory Library. 

When you are browsing through our teen collection, you never know what you might find! For our January post, I decided to take a look at our teen shelves at Twin Hickory and highlight any unusual and interesting books I noticed. Enjoy a look at some unique titles and topics!

Some of Our Favorite Science Fiction

At first glance, many science fiction novels seem strange, or even too familiar: just another road trip in space, or alien invasion story. But the great thing about all science fiction stories, and their weird and delightful views of the world, is that they will make you think.

Job Seeker Workshops

In May and June, Virginia Career Works will be hosting workshops for job seekers and anyone looking to boost their professional skills. Learn how to craft the perfect resume, wow an interview panel, and make memorable connections networking.

Teen Programs in May

From gaming to crafts and coding, we’ve got you covered! Check out these fantastic teen programs and more events throughout the month of May.

Mental Health Awareness Month

It is important to remember that mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so we are highlighting some of our best books and resources to help you find information on mental health issues.

Bring History Alive with Historical Fiction!

With historical fiction, you can be anywhere at any time in history, guided by talented writers who can combine a good story with extensive research. You see historical events through the eyes of people who were there. It’s a great way to learn history at any age, and it helps young people learn that history is about more than memorizing dates for a test.

A Poetic Life: Memoirs Written by American Poets

Few writers are better positioned than poets to capture and illuminate the fleeting moments, memories, and emotions that make up a life. This April in honor of National Poetry Month, immerse yourself in one of the following memoirs. Each title reflects the thoughts of a particular American poet on the subject of a life well-lived.

Children’s Literature in Verse

National Poetry Month, a celebration of poetry which takes place each April, was introduced in 1996 and is organized by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States. Many picture books employ rhyme, but there is also a wealth of amazing children’s literature written in free verse or haiku.

Thank You for a Great All Henrico Reads!

Lisa Scottoline’s talk this Wednesday at Glen Allen High School was the perfect culmination of this year’s All Henrico Reads. We hope you had as much fun as we did!