This week’s book trailer of the week is for Venom by Fiona Paul. Cassandra is a young noblewoman who feels the constraints of her Renaissance Venetian life. This changes, however, when Cass finds the body of a murdered woman in the tomb of her recently deceased friend. Now Cass is determined to find the killer of this young woman, as Venom unravels into a fast paced mystery. Click here to find Venom in the Library!
Archive for March, 2013
Come to the Library for an afternoon of open play chess. You supply the moves; we’ll supply the chessboards. While a basic knowledge of the game is required, all ages and skill levels are invited. You might just learn a new move or two. Children under age 9 must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver. Click here to register for the program!
This week’s book trailer of the week is for Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner. Standish, a 15 year old teen, lives in the desolate part of town in an alternate, dystopian 1956. Life is hard for Standish in Zone 7. He has a learning disability that makes him a target for bullies in school and the government has taken away both his parents and his best friend. Standish knows a secret, though. The moon landing that the government is heralding as proof of victory and accelerated weaponry is actually a hoax. Standish is determined to reveal the government’s secrets, but can he do it alone and what other dark secrets will he discover in the process? Click here to find Maggot Moon in the Library.
It’s Teen Tech Week, which means it’s a great time to check in at the library and check out the many ways we help you get smarter and have fun with technology. We can’t think of better way to celebrate the week than with a Wii, an Xbox 360, a big screen, your friends, and food. All games are rated T for teens or E for everyone.
The theme of this year’s Teen Tech Week is Check In @ Your Library. You can always check in at the Teen Zone and check out movies, music, audiobooks, andvideo games. But did you know you can also check in online? Let’s say you need help with your homework: Visit our online databases and use your Library card to get the answers you need. Click the image below to take a look at some useful databases for homework help:
Did you know that we have video games available for checkout at the Library? We have games for teens for Wii, PS2, PS3, and XBox 360 (we also have some Kinect compatible games). If you are a Mount Prospect cardholder, you can checkout a max of two games for two weeks. You’ll find the teen video games on the second floor by the DVD collection. Checkout some of our more popular titles (just click on the game cover to find it in the Library):
This week’s book trailer of the week is for Pulse by Patrick Carman. Set in a dystopian future, Pulse centers on Faith who has the the power of the Pulse and does not know it. Dylan also has the Pulse, and has been watching over Faith trying to find a way to connect with Faith and tell her about her powers. As events unfold, and Faith learns about the Pulse, evil forces are at work to try and destroy those with powere and take over the world. Click here to find Pulse in the Library!
March is the ultimate month to be a basketball fan! If you can break yourself away from NCAA tournament, then check out some of these basketball themed books (click on the cover to find it in the Library!):
This week’s book trailer of the week is for Long Lankin by Lindey Barraclough. Cora and her younger sister are sent to live with their Aunt Ida in the creepy town of Bryers Guerdon. They don’t know how long they will be staying there and all they want is to go back home and escape the terrifying home of their aunt. Chills are around every corner of this novel and it is truly a classic horror story. Click here to find Long Lankin in the Library!