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August is Virginia Craft Beer Month


  There’s a story poured into every pint of Virginia craft beer. One sip can take you to a tasting room looking out at a beautiful mountain vista while another can have you rubbing elbows with a brew master on an iconic downtown street. Local beers with local flavors are on tap for travelers in every part of Virginia, including at many internationally awarded breweries. In Virginia, you can sample several flavors at one of our state's destinationbreweries, taste a dish developed to pair with a local craft beer or simply enjoya...

By Teens, For Teens - Lock the Doors & All the Bright Places


Welcome back to another "By Teens, For Teens" post! This week we have two read-alikes lists created by VolunTEEN Diya, age 15. Do you enjoy psychological thrillers? Something dark and twisty? Then Lock the Doors by Vincent Ralph is for you! And, if you enjoy Lock the Doors, then check out the other books on Diya's read-alikes list. More in the mood for something moody and dramatic? Like books that make you just a little bit sad? Then All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven or other books on this read-alikes list are just the ticket. ...

By Teens, For Teens - Rebecca & One Piece


This week for our By Teens, For Teens blog post, we have two VolunTEENs who submitted reviews for you. Isabelle R., age 16 reviews the gothic classic Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.  Then, for a complete change of pace, Jaden L., age 14 reviews the manga series One Piece by Eiichiro Oda. Book Review: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier Rating: 4 out of 5 stars This book is a gothic mix of romance and thriller, coupling beautiful language with a familiar and intriguing plotline — the secret life of the aristocracy. The...