Saturday, January 04, 2014

Potomac Library eTeen News January 2014‏

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We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves.
The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.
--Edith Lovejoy Pierce
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Ah, the new year.  A time to reflect, break out the journal, and start afresh.  Come in to Potomac Library for inspiration—pick up a book on crafts, or cooking, or whatever gets your creative juices flowing. Put it into practice at our Makerspace Madness program in mid-January, where your only limit is your imagination.  If you just want to curl up with a good novel, we have those, too!
 
Are you on Tumblr? Check out our teens’ Tumblr site at pwplsteens.tumblr.com to keep up with the latest YA reads and fun stuff we find on the web. 
 
Hope to see you soon!
--Lynne, Tracy, and Bonnie
 
 
What’s happening in January?
 
 
Wednesday, January 15, 6:30 p.m.
Jump into Your Science Fair Workshop
Wondering how to get ready for your science fair? Kathy Keesee of the Prince William County Public Schools’ Science Department will present tips on choosing a science project
and putting together a successful entry.
For all students and parents.
Drop in; no registration required.
 
 
Saturday, January 18, 2:00 p.m.
Makerspace Madness
What could you create if you had no limits?  Would you write a poem? Alter a book? Craft a piece of art? Open your mind and come to Makerspace Madness, a free-flowing program where you can use art supplies and found objects to insipre your imagination.
For grades 4 through high school.
Pick up a free pass beginning ½ hour before the start of the program. Limit 50 makers.
 
 
In case you aren’t already cold enough,
try these bonechilling reads!
 
After the Snow by S.D. Crockett: Fifteen-year-old Willo Blake, born after the 2059 snows that ushered in a new ice age, encounters outlaws, halfmen, and an abandoned girl as he journeys in search of his family, who mysteriously disappeared from the freezing mountain that was their home.
 
Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby: Princess Solveig and her siblings are trapped in a hidden fortress tucked between towering mountains and a frozen fjord, along with her best friend and an army of restless soldiers, all awaiting news of the king's victory in battle, but as they wait for winter's end and the all-encompassing ice to break, acts of treachery make it clear that a traitor lurks in their midst.
 
Snow-Walker by Catherine Fisher: The snow-walker Gudrun came from the swirling mists and icy depths beyond the edge of the world to rule the Jarl's people with fear and sorcery, but a small band of outlaws will fight to the death to restore the land to its rightful leader.
 
Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin: More than six months after the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano, Alex and Darla retrace their steps to Iowa hoping to find Alex's parents and bring them to the tenuous safety of Illinois, but the journey is ever more perilous as the remaining communities fight to the death for food and power.
 
Trapped by Michael Northrop: Seven high school students are stranded at their New England high school during a week-long blizzard that shuts down the power and heat, freezes the pipes, and leaves them wondering if they will survive.
 
The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean: Taken to Antarctica by the man she thinks of as her uncle for what she believes to be a vacation, Symone--a troubled fourteen year old--discovers that he is dangerously obsessed with seeking Symme's Hole, an opening that supposedly leads into the center of a hollow Earth.
 
 
 
 
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