writing the college essay

Writing the College Essay

Saturday, May 27, 2017

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Main Library – Find out how to construct a fantastic college essay from soup to nuts with Alisha Davlin, an NYU outside undergraduate admissions reader who is well versed in what makes a memorable college essay.

2016 Teens Top Ten Books


The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country.  The list is compiled by the Young Adult Services Association (YALSA).

The 2016 Teens’ Top Ten titles are:

Alive by Chandler Baker

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

The Novice: Summoner: Book One by Taran Matharu

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

When by Victoria Laurie

Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls By Lynn Weingarten


Maker Books

The Maplewood Library has a new makerspace called the Create Space with a 3D printer, Rasberry Pi, arduino and more! If you want to learn more about how to make squishy circuits to lip gloss check out our MAKER book collection located in the Teen Zone of the Hilton Branch!

Included in the collection are books in the series Makers as Innovators on topics such as arduino, Rasberry Pi and Makerspaces. We also have books by Maker media such as Make: Electronics and Make: Sensors.

Teen Reads

  • Teen Reads Everything about books and authors for teens
  • YA Book Central A stopover for people looking for information on young adult books     
  • Reading Rants! Out of the ordinary teen booklists
  • Guys Lit Wire Helps guys find the books they want to read
  • Figment A community to share your writing, connect with other readers and find new stories and authors

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