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If you had to delete all but three apps from your smartphone, which ones would you keep?

Hello Scarsdale Teens!

Here's the 14th installment of our bite-sized writing exercise: Post-it Prompts!

Our latest prompt for you is: If you had to delete all but three apps from your smartphone, which ones would you keep?

Here's what you said:

  • WEBTOON
  • Google Chrome
  • Signal

Our next Post-it Prompt will launch in January.

This project is brought to you by Scarsdale Public Library's Teen Services Department & Teen Advisory Board.

Celebrate the Season with a New Book 2022

December can be daunting - holidays, family gatherings, cooking and decorating are exhilarating but they can also result in exhaustion and sensory overload.  Add on the psychological impact of early sunsets and you have a perfect storm for stress.  How to decompress? Escape into a good book, the ideal way to reboot your psyche and re-center your soul.  What to read? Why not check out some of the new releases to hit the shelves of the Scarsdale Public Library.  Click on the book jackets below to be taken to links in our catalog.  Let the journey begin!  

Native American Heritage Month - November 2022

November is Native American Heritage Month, also known as  American Indian Heritage Month.  While the annual month-long celebration has only been in existence for 31 years, efforts to honor America’s indigenous peoples go back more than a hundred years to “American Indian Day,” which was declared a holiday by the Governor of New York State in 1916 and celebrated on the second Saturday in May.  Fast forward to 1986, when Congress declared the week of November 23-30 as “American Indian Week.” This weeklong commemoration evolved to a

Name a creature that seems impossible but exists anyway.

Hello Scarsdale Teens!

Here's the 13th installment of our bite-sized writing exercise: Post-it Prompts!

Our latest prompt for you is: Name a creature that seems impossible but exists anyway.

Here's what you said:

  • duck-billed platypus
  • geoduck ("gooey-duck")
  • dinosaur
  • narwhal
  • axolotl
  • bumble bee
  • your dad/mom

Our next Post-it Prompt will launch in December.

October Thrills and Chills - 2022

Who doesn’t love October? The blaze of color, the brisk, bold weather, the brief, bright  interlude between summer and winter - for many, October is the highlight of the year.  Of course, October culminates with Halloween, notable for pranks, clanging door bells, costumes and too much candy.

Hilary Mantel, July 6, 1952 - September 22, 2022

Hilary Mantel, who became a household name with the publication of her second novel, Wolf Hall in 2009, died on September 22, 2022.  The 70 year old author had twice won the esteemed Booker Prize, for Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, both part of a trilogy based on the life of Thomas Cromwell.  Regarded by critics as one of the greatest English writers of this century, Mantel had published 17 books and had been working on a screenplay and various other works at the time of her death.  Click on the book jackets b

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 in the Teen Room

¡Viva la Cultura!

Ever since 1968, Americans have observed National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th through October 15th, where the contributions, histories, and cultures of those from Spain, Latin America, and the Caribbean are celebrated. Scarsdale Public Library's Teen Room is no different and would like to take the time to showcase some of the best Young Adult lit written by and for those of Hispanic Heritage.

What's your favorite pokémon?

Hello Scarsdale Teens!

Here's the 12th installment of our bite-sized writing exercise: Post-it Prompts!

Our latest question for you is: What's your favorite pokémon?

Here's what you said:

  • Bidoof
  • Bulbasaur (x2)
  • Charizard
  • Darkrai
  • Dinosaur (x2)
  • Lilipup
  • Mudkip
  • Pikachu (x2)
  • Snorlax
  • Squirtle

Our next Post-it Prompt will launch in October.

Little Free Libraries

Here is a map of the bookish spots in Scarsdale where you can find some of your summer reading titles!

Scan the QR code below to view the full map on your mobile device.

 

 

Dog Days of Summer - 2022

Welcome to the “Dog Days,” the time of year synonymous with the “lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.” The name conjures up images of dappled dogs dozing in the sun but have you ever wondered where the term originated and what it actually means?  The “Dog Days,” which officially begin on July 3 and end on August 11, coincide with Sirius, the Dog Star, rising and setting with the sun. Known as the Dog Star because it is part of the constellation Canis Major, Latin for “Greater Dog,” Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame 2022

Have you ever wondered why baseball is referred to as our national pastime?  Even the  poet Walt Whitman called it ‘‘America’s game.” Although baseball comes in a distant third to football and basketball in television ratings, the game remains our national sport because it resonates more deeply in America’s heart than any other sport, inciting fierce  loyalties that span generations.