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They Both Die at the End

They Both Die at the End

They Both Die at the End, by Adam Silvera

In a near-future New York City where a service alerts people on the day they will die, teenagers Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio meet using the Last Friend app and are faced with the challenge of living a lifetime on their End Day.

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Camp So-and-So

Camp So-and-So

Camp So-and-So, by Mary McCoy

The letters went out in mid-February. Each letter invited its recipient to spend a week at Camp So-and-So, a lakeside retreat for girls nestled high in the Starveling Mountains. Each letter came with a glossy brochure with photographs of young women climbing rocks, performing Shakespeare under the stars, and spiking volleyballs. By the end of the month, twenty-five applications had been completed, signed, and mailed. Had any of these girls tried to visit the camp for themselves on that day in February, they would have discovered that there was no such mountain, and that no one within a fifty-mile radius had ever heard of Camp So-and-So . . .

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Shooting Kabul

Shooting Kabul

Shooting Kabul, by N. H. Senzai

Escaping from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan in the summer of 2001, eleven-year-old Fadi and his family immigrate to the San Francisco Bay Area, where Fadi schemes to return to the Pakistani refugee camp where his little sister was accidentally left behind.

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You're Welcome Universe

You're Welcome Universe

You’re Welcome Universe, by Whitney Gardner

After executing her best-ever graffiti, to cover up an insult written about her friend, Julia is kicked out of her Deaf school and mainstreamed. Frustrated by trying to connect with her hearing peers, Julia delves deeper into her art, only to find a rival defacing her finest creations. She expected her art might get painted over by cops. But she never imagined getting dragged into a full-blown graffiti war.

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The Whole Thing Together

The Whole Thing Together

The Whole Thing Together, by Ann Brashares

Before Ray’s parents met, his mother was married to a man named Robert. That marriage ended in a bitter divorce, but one good thing came out of it: Ray’s older half- sisters, Emma, Mattie, and Quinn. Remarried, Robert has another daughter Ray’s age, Sasha, whom Ray has never met. Ray often wonders about Sasha when he stays at the Hamptons summer house both families share; he and Sasha stay in the same bedroom during the weeks their respective families are there. Then one eventful summer when Emma gets engaged and Mattie discovers a buried family secret, Ray finally meets Sasha and there’s an instant mutual attraction.

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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 »

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