This week’s featured booklist covers a disorder that most of us can relate to, at least to some small extent: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD. But the stories in these books will give you an idea of what’s it really like to suffer from severe obsessions and compulsions. There are also a couple of non-fiction titles on overcoming OCD, in case you or someone you love needs help.
Melleny @ Mukilteo Library
Ready to build a breadboard?
Intro to Arduino for Teens (Build that Breadboard!)
@ Camano Island Library
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Learn how to use an Arduino micro-controller. This program is for beginners who would like an introduction to Arduino, micro-controllers and electronics. (If you are already into Arduino and want to create something during this time, as long as you have your own supplies, you’re welcome to join us!) A laptop and Arduino kit is provided for use during this workshop.
Because there are a limited number of Arduino kits, please register to ensure a spot.
This week we have the ARC for the newly released Piper Perish by Kayla Cagan. Isn’t that cover beautiful?
From the publisher:
Piper Perish and her two friends, Kit and Enzo, have long planned on getting out of Houston and going to art school in New York City together, but halfway through their senior year Enzo breaks up with her at a dance in the most public, spectacular, and embarrassing manner possible–and suddenly Piper is faced with a series of life and relationship changing events that threaten her dream.
Whoa! Now I definitely need to read that breakup scene!
For your chance to win, tell me about a time that when a friend flaked out on big plans that you’d made together. Did you still go through with them? Why or why not?
Winner will be picked Tuesday, March 21st, 2017, with the assistance of Random Number Generator. Be sure to leave a name with your entry, and check back to see if you won. To win you must be a teen (6th-12th grade, or age 12-18) who uses a Sno-Isle Library.
This week we are featuring Dawn, our former Teen Services coordinator and the new manager/Teen librarian of our Brier location.
Whatcha readin’ that excites you these days, Dawn?
I seriously cannot get enough of Squirrel Girl right now. She is everything I’ve ever wanted in a comic book hero! She is smart, sassy, doesn’t wear an embarrassing risqué costume, isn’t built like a Barbie doll, and always tries to talk through problems before resorting to kicking butt. Did I mention how funny these comics are? I love them SO much.
If you are into fantasy, folklore, and magic…you will really enjoy this beautiful story. It features a tiny dragon, a witch who eats sorrow, a friendly swamp monster, and other wonderful characters you will not soon forget, and is all about the power of love and the danger of lies. Not only did it get the Newbery award, but also has been honored for the fantastic audiobook that was made of it.
Another amazing audiobook I recently enjoyed, Ghost is about a reluctant athlete who blossoms under the attention of a great coach. I’m not a huge sports fan, but I love pretty much anything Jason Reynolds writes, and this was no exception.
Sounds like some great suggestions, Dawn! It’s always great to get good audiobook recommendations since our Overdrive catalog makes them so easy to devour.
If you would like to be featured on our T3RN, email firstname.lastname@example.org and include:
The titles of the three books that teens would enjoy (they can be published for any age group).
One or two sentences describing what it is about each book that has you in its grip right now.
A photo of yourself. We like wacky!
This week’s featured booklist looks at the diverse lives and experiences of Latino teens. Some of the stories are funny, some heartbreaking, and all are well-written, compelling, and meaningful. There’s even some poetry, graphic fiction, fantasy, and non-fiction thrown in.
Add one of these powerful books to your TBR pile this week!
Melleny @ Mukilteo Library
Fans of Legos may want to take in this upcoming program –
Leap Into Spring With LEGO® Bricks – a Bricks4Kidz event
Thursday, March 16
Explore the fascinating science of living things and build engaging models of creatures from caterpillars to dinosaurs. See how a spider can crawl in the library and be held in check with a remote control…Students will use LEGO® bricks, axles, pulleys, gears, motors and more to build a variety of models.For ages 10 to 18. Supported by Friends of the Edmonds Library.
Have a huge project to do? Well, elibrary is for you!
The one thing that makes any project stand out is its sources, and databases are a great place to start. Their reliability makes them the star of any project. An amazing one is elibrary. You can search anything or anyone and a “profile” about the subject, comes up. If you click, “Expand this Research Topic” the database provides you with multiple links related to your topic. I’ve used elibrary for about 3 years now and it’s never failed to surprise me. As a student on a tight schedule, I would prefer a website that is easy to use and reliable, which basically describes elibrary. I can guarantee you that elibrary will help you in any form, so let’s get that project turned in!
Mill Creek Library
From the publisher:
Alys was seven when the soul eaters came to her village. These soul eaters, twin sisters who were abandoned by their father and slowly morphed into something not quite human, devour human souls. Alys, and all the other children, were spared–and they were sent to live in a neighboring village. There the devout people created a strict world where good and evil are as fundamental as the nursery rhymes children sing. Fear of the soul eaters–and of the Beast they believe guides them–rule village life. But the Beast is not what they think it is. And neither is Alys. Inside, Alys feels connected to the soul eaters, and maybe even to the Beast itself. As she grows from a child to a teenager, she longs for the freedom of the forest. And she has a gift she can tell no one, for fear they will call her a witch. When disaster strikes, Alys finds herself on a journey to heal herself and her world. A journey that will take her through the darkest parts of the forest, where danger threatens her from the outside–and from within her own heart and soul.
For your chance to win, tell me about a time that you were afraid of something. How did you overcome that fear? Or, if it is a new fear, how do you plan to overcome it?
Winner will be picked Tuesday March 14, 2017, with the assistance of Random Number Generator. Be sure to leave a name with your entry, and check back to see if you won. To win you must be a teen (6th-12th grade, or age 12-18) who uses a Sno-Isle Library.
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