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Archive for March, 2013

Book Trailer of the Week– Venom by Fiona Paul

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!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on March 28, 2013 Categories: Book Trailer, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery

Join us for Chess for All Ages on Sunday, March 24

some_text 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!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on March 22, 2013 Categories: Events

Book Trailer of the Week– Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner

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.

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on Categories: Book Trailer, Dystopian, Fiction

It’s Teen Tech Week at the Library–Game On!

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.

Click here to register for this program!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on March 15, 2013 Categories: Events

It’s Teen Tech Week at the Library, part 3

Check In @ the Library and use your Library card to check out eBooks online.  Follow the link at the bottom of this post to MyMedia Mall and browse through our awesome selection of eBooks like:

 

 

 

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on March 13, 2013 Categories: Events

It’s Teen Tech Week at the Library, Part 2

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:

 

 

 

 

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on March 12, 2013 Categories: Events

It’s Teen Tech Week at the Library!

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):

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on March 11, 2013 Categories: Events

Book Trailer of the Week–Pulse by Patrick Carman

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!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on March 9, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Dystopian, Fiction, Romance, Supernatural/Paranormal

March Madness is upon us

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!):

The Final Four

by Paul Volponi

YA VOLPONI, P.

Alternating chapters center on four different players on the two teams that meet in a semi-final game of the NCAA Final Four Tournament.

  Last Shot

by John Feinstein

YA MY FEINSTEIN, J.

Two eighth grade students win the opportunity to cover the NCAA Final Four first hand as journalists, but while reporting live at the tournament they uncover a scandal that involves blackmail.

  Game

by Walter Dean Myers

YA MYERS, W.

Drew is a senior living in Harlem and has dreams of making it in the NBA, but he has to learn to control his anger issues first.

  Boy21

by Matthew Quick

YA QUICK, M.

Two basketball teammates, one black and one white, form a connection through tutoring and find that they have a lot more in common than they had first thought.

  The Pick-Up Game: a Full Day of Full Court

YA SS PICK-UP

This collection of short stories focuses on different perspectives of one pick up game played on a hot day in July in New York City.

  Girl Got Game

by Shizuru Seino

YA GRAPH SEINO, S. V.1

This manga series centers on Kyo, whose father is determined to live out his NBA dreams through his daughter.  Her father signs her up for the boy’s basketball team and Kyo masquerades as a boy on the team to make her father happy.

  Basketball Slave

by Mark Johnson

YA 796.323 JOHNSON, A.

Andy Johnson’s son, Mark Johnson, tells his father’s story of how Andy became one of the original Harlem Globetrotters.

  In the Paint: Tattoos of the NBA and the Stories Behind Them

by Andrew Gottlieb

YA 796.323 GOTTLIEB, A.

This is a collection of high res photos of some of the more unique NBA tattoos and the first hand stories by the players about why they got them.

 

  When March Went Mad

by Seth Davis

796.3236 DAVIS, S.

Larry Bird and Magic Johnson are famous for one of the most well known basketball games in history: the 1979 NCAA Championship game between the Michigan State Spartans and the Indiana State Sycamores.  Davis retells the events that led up to the famous game.

  Longshot

by Lance Allred

796.323 ALLRED, L.

Lance Allred is the NBA’s first deaf player.  In this memoir he tells his story of growing up in a fundamentalist Mormon household, realizing his dream of being in the NBA, and how hard it was to get there.

  The Ultimate Book of March Madness

by Tom Hager

796.3236 HAGER, T.

This book includes a history of every NCAA tournament from 1930 to present and provides an analysis of the top 100 games played in the tournament.

 

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on March 7, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Guys Reads, Mystery, Nonfiction, Realistic Fiction, Staff Pics

Book Trailer of the Week– Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough

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!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on March 1, 2013 Categories: Book Trailer, Fiction, Horror, Mystery