Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Library to host college affordability program. Join us!!!

Money Smart Week: College affordability

Saving for college? The National Education Association will be here to discuss how to afford your child's college education. This free event is part of Money Smart Week, a national public awareness campaign coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to help individuals and families better manage their personal finances.  
Event Type: Teens & Guardians
Date: Monday, April 20, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Friday, March 6, 2015

New Young Adult Books Are In!!!!!

Watched by C.J. Lyons
Jesse seems like a normal sixteen-year-old, but he isn't. He is a victim of King--a ruthless hacker who has been blackmailing Jesse with incriminating screen photos and videos. Terrified and helpless, the answer to Jesse's prayers arrives in the form of a plain manila envelope. Inside there's a phone number and a note: I can help

  The Walled City by Ryan Graudin
As Jin Ling tries to save her sister Mei Yee from the Brotherhood of the Red Dragon in Hak Nam Walled City, one boy, Dai, can reunite them and save their lives--but only if he's willing to risk his own

Playlist For The Dead by Michelle Falkoff
After his best friend, Hayden, commits, suicide, fifteen-year-old Sam is determined to find out why--using the clues in the playlist Hayden left for him.

The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson
Convinced he should have died in the accident that killed his parents and sister, sixteen-year-old Drew lives in a hospital, hiding from employees and his past, until Rusty, set on fire for being gay, turns his life around. Includes excerpts from the superhero comic Drew creates.

  The Eye of Zoltar by Jasper Fforde
Sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange faces the impossible when the mighty Shandar emerges from his preserved state and presents her with a task that sends her and her companions on a journey from which they may never return.

 The Prey by Tom Isbell
After the apocalyptic Omega, a group of orphaned teen boys learn of their dark fate and escape, joining forces with twin girls who have been imprisoned for the 'good of the republic.' In their plight for freedom, these young heroes must find the best in themselves to fight against the worst in their enemies

Rogue Wave by Jennifer Donnelly
As Serafina uncovers more clues about the talismans, Neela ventures into a sea dragon's nest, and Ling learns the identity of their foe.

Vivian Apple At The End Of The World by Katie Coyle
Sixteen-year-old Vivian Apple returns home after the alleged 'Rapture' to find her devout parents gone and two mysterious holes in the roof. Vivian never believed in the Rapture, or the uber powerful Church of America. Now that she has been left behind, Vivan's quest for the truth begins

Fairest by Marissa Meyer
Queen Levana is a ruler who uses her "glamour" to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story - a story that has never been told... until now


Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
David and the Reckoners continue their fight against the Epics, humans with superhuman powers, except they may have met their match in Regalia, a High Epic who resides in Babylon Restored, the city formerly known as the borough of Manhattan

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
On a May afternoon in 1943, an American military plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane's bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War. The lieutenant's name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he had been a clever delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and stealing. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a supreme talent that carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when war came, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a sinking raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would respond to desperation with ingenuity, suffering with hope and humor, brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would hang on the fraying wire of his will.

Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole
In order to protect Jack from two of the most horrific Arcana, The Lovers, and the vast army they command, Evie leaves the comfort offered by Death and joins her allies in a frozen and perilous post-apocalyptic wasteland, but for her battle plan to succeed, she must persuade Death and Jack to work together.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Teen Tech Week Scavenger Hunt

To celebrate Teen Tech Week (March 8-14) teens can complete a QR Code scavenger hunt to win a prize.  
To complete the challenge you will need a mobile device (iPad, iPod, smart phone, tablet etc...) with a QR code reader (available in all App stores). 
Get a set of instructions (found on the bulletin board in the Young Adult section) and search for clues around the library!!!!!   

Find the answer to the clues then present it to a librarian in the youth services department and receive a prize.  

Example of a QR code:
Here is the copy of the clues sheet to be filled out:

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Teen Book Review by Hannah

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson

Hannah gives this book
Summary by Hannah: A group of kids raised in a lab are out trying to get one of their "family" members back.  While trying they discover that the people who kidnapped and raised them in a lab now want them dead.  This book is full of ups and downs and you will never figure out how it ends.

Hannah would recommend this book because "it's a fascinating tale with an end that noone will see coming".