Books & Reading


New Sci-Fi.

Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

Diligently chronicling colorful versions of his family’s history, 16-year-old Austin and his best friend, Robby, accidentally trigger a disaster that could potentially destroy humanity by unleashing an army of giant praying mantises on their small hometown, a catastrophe they evaluate from inside an underground bunker.

An adventure to remember.

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Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool

An adventure of two boys’ incredible quest on the Appalachian Trail where they deal with pirates, buried secrets, and extraordinary encounters.

Have you read…

Until it hurts


Until It Hurts to Stop by Jennifer R. Hubbard

A former victim of middle school bullying, seventeen-year-old Maggie struggles to navigate the high school world of love and friendships, finding solace in her love of hiking.

New from Robin McKinley.


Shadows by Robin McKinley

While in the midst of suspecting that her mother’s Old World boyfriend, Val, is practicing illegal magic, Maggie meets and falls in love with Casimir, who believes he knows the truth about Val’s magic and who Maggie must rely on in the face of world-changing events.

SAT Prep Course

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SAT Prep Course Series (6 classes)

Session dates: Tuesdays March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 22, and 29. 6 – 8 pm. 

Instructor Lauren Moche Allen will lead this highly interactive course, which incorporates a mix of teacher-directed lessons and question and answer opportunities.  At the conclusion of the course, students will have gained a background of the test, experience with specific types of questions, a range of strategies for attacking each section, and most importantly, greater confidence in their ability to succeed on test day.

In-person registration begins March 3rd in TeenSpace for Port Washington teens.

Fee: $165.00 check or money order made payable to the Port Washington Public Library.  This fee is for 6 sessions and includes a copy of the class text, The Official SAT Study Guide, published by the College Board.