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Teen Think Tank (6th - 12th Grade): Edgar Allan Poe
If you like to read horror books like Fear Street or mysteries like Sherlock Holmes, you have Edgar Allan Poe to thank! He is the Master of Mystery and the Monarch of Macabre. His stories have entertained and frightened generations of readers as well as inspired and influenced other great writers from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to R.L. Stine. This week we celebrate 19th century American author and poet, Edgar Allan Poe's Birthday!
Teen Think Tank (6th - 12th Grade): MLK Jr.
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy is alive and well as we still gather to march and protest for social justice and equality. MLK was a champion for all people. He stressed the importance of rising above fear and with courage and determination, change was possible. This week we'll celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday and the contributions he made to advancing the Civil Rights Movement.
Teen Think Tank (6th - 12th Grade): Social Media
Nothing has connected people more than Social Media. Love it or hate it, it allows us to send and receive information in seconds! I mean, honestly, can we really ever have enough memes??? With all the wonderous things Social Media has brought to our lives, it's important to remember that online photos, videos, and comments LIVE FOREVER! Even if you delete it, it’s almost impossible for it to completely be erased from the Internet. This week in Teen Think Tank, we'll get lost in the "interwebs" and explore Social Media.
Teen Think Tank (6th - 12th Grade): Goodbye 2020!
Are you glad 2020 is coming to an end? Graduations were canceled, social gatherings were a BIG NO-NO and even the library closed for a bit! However, even with limited library hours you still managed to read, read, read! Here's a look back at some of the most popular titles.
Teen Think Tank (6th - 12th Grade): Endings
2020 marked an important year for politics and government. Motivated by the need for social justice and equality, people found themselves engaging in grassroots movements to call for change. This week in WriterLab we discuss "Endings"; and while the stories will end, as long as there are problems to solve and Wrongs to Right, the struggle will continue.