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Truly Devious

Truly Devious

Truly Devious, by Maureen Johnson

Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. It was founded by Albert Ellingham, an early twentieth century tycoon, who wanted to make a wonderful place full of riddles, twisting pathways, and gardens. “A place,” he said, “where learning is a game.” Shortly after the school opened, his wife and daughter were kidnapped. The only real clue was a mocking riddle listing methods of murder, signed with the frightening pseudonym, “Truly, Devious.” It became one of the great unsolved crimes of American history. True-crime aficionado Stevie Bell is set to begin her first year at Ellingham Academy, and she has an ambitious plan: She will solve this cold case. That is, she will solve the case when she gets a grip on her demanding new school life and her housemates: the inventor, the novelist, the actor, the artist, and the jokester. But something strange is happening. Truly Devious makes a surprise return, and death revisits Ellingham Academy. The past has crawled out of its grave. Someone has gotten away with murder.

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Dear Martin

Dear Martin

Dear Martin, by Nic Stone

Writing letters to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., seventeen-year-old college-bound Justyce McAllister struggles to face the reality of race relations today and how they are shaping him.

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The Cruel Prince

The Cruel Prince

The Cruel Prince, by Holly Black

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever. And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe. Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. To win a place at the Court, she must defy him – and face the consequences. In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

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The Chaos of Standing Still

The Chaos of Standing Still

The Chaos of Standing Still, by Jessica Brody

Ryn, eighteen, trapped by a massive blizzard in the Denver airport, meets some unique characters who help her cope with survivor’s guilt on the first anniversary of her best friend’s death.

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Batman Nightwalker

Batman Nightwalker

Batman Nightwalker, by Marie Lu

Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne, a reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy.

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Gaming at the Library

Game On! Gaming for Teens Ages 13-18 Games available anytime in the Teen Scene Center at the Central Library. Join us for gaming on the Wii, XBOX 360 and Playstation 3.

There are also ongoing gaming programs at each branch. 

Geocaching

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting activity. Participants search for hidden containers, “geocaches,” using GPS-enabled devices or Google Maps, and then share their experiences online. Learn more »

Worth Reading

Worth Reading (#wr365) aims to get everyone in Fort Worth reading, learning and having fun — all year long. A partnership between the library, Fort Worth ISD and other community organizations, Worth Reading expands and enhances the traditional summer reading program, offering activities and programs at locations throughout the Metroplex. Learn more »

The Fort Worth Library's mission is to welcome and support all people in their enjoyment of reading and recreational materials, and their pursuit of learning and information.