Friday, June 28, 2013

Potomac Community Library - eTeen News - July 2013

“Heroes take journeys, confront dragons,
and discover the treasure of their true selves.”
                                                -Carol Lynn Pearson
                Now that summer’s in full swing, have you read any great books so far?  Keep coming to Potomac Library for more hot YA reads or coming to one of our teen programs.  Don’t forget, you can also download eBooks and eAudio books to your computer, tablet, or smartphone.  We now have nearly 150 popular magazines on entertainment, science and technology, crafting, and more available for digital download! 
If you haven’t yet registered for Wild Reads, our summer reading program where you earn coupons and prizes just for reading, it’s not too late! Sign up on the library’s website or by coming in.   By joining Wild Reads, you could enter to win a grand prize of eReaders and big gift certificates! Hope to see you at Potomac Library soon!
                                                                                                                                -Lynne, Tracy, and Bonnie
July Young Adult Programs @ Potomac Library
Monday Matinees: Movies & Munchies!
Mondays at 11:00 a.m.
Bring a snack and enjoy films that explore life underground and under water.  All ages welcome.
July 1                     Flushed Away (85m) PG
July 8                     The Lion King 1 ½ (77m) G
July 15                  Space Jam (81m) PG
July 22                  Treasure Planet (95m) PG
July 29                  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (84m) G
Drop-in; no registration required. Attendance limited to the first 125 persons.
Our movie license is funded by the Friends of the Potomac Library.
Special Programs
Have Blade, Will Travel
Saturday, July 6, 2:00 p.m.
Participate in a fencing demonstration by the crew of Have Blade, Will Travel!  Family members are welcome to attend, but participants in the demonstration should be entering grades 1 through 12. Drop-in; no registration required. Limited to the first 50 young adults and children participating.
Funded by the Friends of the Potomac Library.
Zombie Creations
Thursday, July 25, 2:00 p.m.
Creepy, scary, and fun—that’s what zombies are! Join Shannyn Snyder and create a quartet of zombie-themed items to take home. Limit 20 young adults.  Pick up a free ticket beginning one week prior to the event. Each participant must have a ticket.
Funded by the Friends of the Potomac Library.
Good Books You May Have Missed
Breathing Room by Marsha Hayles:  In 1940, thirteen-year-old Evvy Hoffmeister and her newfound friends struggle to get well at Loon Lake Sanatorium, where they are being treated for tuberculosis.
Hoot by Carl Hiassen: Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.
What We Saw at Night by Jacqueline Mitchard: After glimpsing an older man in a room with a dead girl, sixteen-year-old Allie, who has a life-threatening allergy to sunlight, discovers she is the lone key to stopping a serial killer.
If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch: There are some things you can't leave behind... A broken-down camper hidden deep in a national forest is the only home fifteen year-old Carey can remember. The trees keep guard over her threadbare existence, with the one bright spot being Carey's younger sister, Jenessa, who depends on Carey for her very survival. All they have is each other, as their mentally ill mother comes and goes with greater frequency. Until that one fateful day their mother disappears for good, and two strangers arrive.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz: Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.
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