Teen Chocolate-Making Workshop

Saturday, February 4  —  1:00-2:30 PM  —  Library Meeting Room

Tweens and teens are invited to make your own chocolates during this hands-on workshop!  Find out a little about the history of chocolate and have fun with chocolate trivia as you mold, dip, and coat your confections.  Take your candy home to eat or give it to someone special for Valentine's Day!  The workshop is led by Kim Larkin of Klassic Creations Gourmet.

Grades 5-12.
Registration is required.  Please call 508-946-2470 or email the Teen Librarian Christine Dargelis at to sign up.

January 2017

12 Best Teen Fiction Books of 2016

Here are just some of the great books released for teens in 2016 that deserve a place at the top of your To-Read list.


Ashes by Laurie Halse Anderson


(Book 3 of the Seeds of America Trilogy.  Start with book 1, Chains.) As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon are reported as runaways, and the awful Bellingham is determined to track them down. With purpose and faith, Isabel and Curzon march on, fiercely determined to find Isabel's little sister Ruth, who is enslaved in a Southern state.  Grades 7-10.  Check our catalog.

Crooked Kingdom

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

(Book 2 of the Dregs series.  Start with book 1, Six of Crows). Kaz and his crew find their loyalties tested after pulling off an impossible heist and are forced to fight for their lives when powerful enemies descend on Ketterdam in pursuit of knowledge about a dangerous drug.  Grades 9-12.  Check our catalog.

The Reader by Traci Chee

The Reader

In a world where reading is forbidden, Sefia's father is mudered and leaves behind something she doesn't recognize, an odd rectangular object that she comes to realize is a book. When her aunt is kidnapped, Sefia will rely on the book and the help of a mysterious stranger with dark secrets of his own to find her aunt and discover the truth about her father's death.  Grades 9-12.    Check our catalog.

The Lie Tree

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

Set in 19th-century Britain, Hardinge's eerie and elegantly written tale accompanies intelligent but stifled Faith Sunderly and her family to their new home on a remote island, where murder, scientific disgrace, the restrictions levied on women, and a mysterious tree combine with thrilling results.  Grades 7-12  Check our catalog.

We Are The Ants

We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

Abducted by aliens periodically throughout his youth, Henry Denton is informed by his erstwhile captors that they will end the world in 144 days unless he stops them by deciding that humanity is worth saving.  Grades 9-12.  Check our catalog.

Still Life With Tornado

Still Life With Tornado by A. S. King

Talented 16-year-old Sarah thinks she is having an existential crisis because she can no longer draw. As she awakens to the tornado that is her family, she slowly discovers the history of domestic violence behind why her brother left years earlier and why she suddenly cannot make art.  Grades 8-11.
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If I Was Your Girl

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

Amanda Hardy only wants to fit in at her new school, but she is keeping a big secret, so when she falls for Grant, guarded Amanda finds herself yearning to share with him everything about herself, including her previous life as Andrew.  Grades 9-12.  Check our catalog.

Salt to the Sea

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Winter, 1945. Four teenagers. Four secrets. Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies...and war. As thousands of desperate refugees flock to the coast in the midst of a Soviet advance, four paths converge, vying for passage aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship that promises safety and freedom. Inspired by the single greatest tragedy in maritime history.  Grades 9-12.
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Scythe by Neal Shusterman

In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed ('gleaned') by professional reapers ('scythes'). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe--a position neither of them wants, for the one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn't.  Grades 9-12.  Check our catalog.

Salt to the Sea

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

Book 4 of the Raven Cycle.  Start with Book 1, The Raven Boys.  All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love's death. She doesn't believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore.  Grades 9-12.
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The Sun Is Also A Star

The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

Natasha is a girl who believes in science and facts. Daniel has always been a good son and good student. But when he sees Natasha he forgets all that and believes there is something extraordinary in store for both of them in this story of fate and love.  Grades 8-11.  Check our catalog.

The Serpent King

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

The son of a Pentecostal preacher faces his personal demons as he and his two outcast friends try to make it through their senior year of high school in rural Forrestville, Tennessee without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and sense of self.  Grades 9-12.  Check our catalog.