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2019 Teens' Top Ten Titles

1. MurderTrending by Gretchen McNeil

2. Wildcard by Marie Lu

3. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

4. Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

5. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

6. The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

7. American Panda by Gloria Chao

8. Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

9. Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll

10. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo.

Research Databases:

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the US Newspaper Directory to find information about American newpapers published 1690-present. A great resource for primary historical records!

Encyclopedia Britannica Library Edition

Britannica Library for children, young adults and adults. Search encyclopedia articles as well as magazines, web sites, and videos. You can also explore primary sources, a dictionary, and the Year in Review.

Explora Secondary Schools (EBSCO)

Research for middle school and high school students: search for your subject or browse topics such as arts and literature, biography, current issues, health and more. 

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)

Covers today's hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration, includes more than 19,000 pro/con viewpoint essays.

Washington Post, Historical Newspapers 1877-1994 (ProQuest)

Browse and search complete issues; view articles, photos, ads, marriage announcements, obituaries and cartoons; print, download, and share articles and images.

Teen Advisory Boards

Teen Advisory BoardsIf you're a teen looking to get involved, make friends and learn about your community, many of our branches host Teen Advisory Boards. Find out more about these groups by stopping into your local branch!

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Teens events

Sat, Dec 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Mon, Dec 16, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bowie - Conference Room
Earn service hours while making your local library a great place for teens. Enjoy snacks, meet new people, become a leader!

Mon, Dec 16, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bowie - Conference Room
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome! Presented by Eagle Chess Academy.

Mon, Dec 16, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Come and play chess with friends and neighbors. All ages are welcome!

Tue, Dec 17, 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Beltsville - Conference Room
Learn to play or improve your chess game. All ages are welcome!

Tue, Dec 17, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Come play board games at the library! Bring one of your own, or play one of ours.

Tue, Dec 17, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Laurel - Large Meeting Room B
Join us for an evening of crocheting and knitting. If possible, please bring your own materials due to limited supplies. No prior experience needed. All ages are welcome!

Thu, Dec 19, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Teens can earn service hours and help to improve the library. Join us as we work on teen-centered and community-oriented projects and programs at the Hyattsville Library.

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