Monday, July 29, 2013

Potomac Community Library - eTeen News - August 2013

Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive.
One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
-Eleanor Roosevelt
Can you believe that Summer 2013 is almost over?  If you haven’t signed up for Wild Reads yet, you can still do so.  You have until August 17 to enter the books you’ve read and come to any Prince William Public Library branch to claim your prizes.  We still have a few weeks of fun programs before we take a break to get ready for the fall, so come on in!
-Lynne, Tracy, and Bonnie
August 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.
August 5              Atlantis, the Lost Empire (95m)
August 12            Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride (77m)
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
Reptiles Alive
Thursday, August 1, 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. (30 minutes)-all ages.
1:00 p.m. (45 minutes)- students entering grades 1 through 12.
Limit 100 people per program. Pick up a free ticket beginning one week prior to the event. Each participant must have a ticket.
Due to the popularity of “Reptiles Alive,” all tickets for this program have been distributed, but stand-by tickets will be available the morning of August 1st.
Funded by the Friends of the Potomac Library.
Ice Cream Social
Thursday, August 15, 11:00 a.m. All ages.
Join us at Potomac Library for our annual Ice Cream Social.  Build yourself a sundae and eat it with your family and the friends you made during Summer Quest!
Drop-in; no registration required.
Funded by the Friends of the Potomac Library.
Stamping with Anthrea
Thursday, August 15, 4:30 p.m.
‘Tweens entering grades 5 though 7.
Join Anthrea Mitchell for an hour of fun with rubber stamps, and make a project to take home.  Limit 24 ‘tweens.
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.
While you’re waiting for the Catching Fire movie,
try these dystopic reads!
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi: In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.
Eve by Anna Carey: When Eve discovers the terrible fate that awaits students when they graduate from their all-girls school, she sets off on a treacherous journey into the wilds of New America, searching for a place where she can survive.
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau: Sixteen-year-old Malencia (Cia) Vale is chosen to participate in The Testing to attend the University; however, Cia is fearful when she figures out her friends who do not pass The Testing are disappearing.
Gone by Michael Grant: In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of fourteen suddenly disappears, setting up a battle between the remaining town residents and the students from a local private school, as well as those who have "The Power" and are able to perform supernatural feats and those who do not.
Icons by Margaret Stahl: After an alien force known as the Icon colonizes Earth, decimating humanity, four surviving teenagers must piece together the mysteries of their pasts--in order to save the future.
The Program by Suzanne Young: When suicide becomes a worldwide epidemic, the only known cure is The Program, a treatment in which painful memories are erased, a fate worse than death to seventeen-year-old Sloane who knows that The Program will steal memories of her dead brother and boyfriend.
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