February 25, 2016 | jonesw
Get ready to get out over all things Star Wars with guide books, behind the scenes looks, and more nonfiction titles about "a galaxy far, far away."
Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of "The Empire Strikes Back," this lavish, fully illustrated book offers an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the making of arguably the greatest of the "Star Wars" films. Includes never-before-published photos, design sketches, paintings, and more.
February 23, 2016 | Brad B.
March 16, 3:00-5:00pm. Join us for an experience like no other as we collaboratively play the game Undertale. Heated discussions, tense voting, and hanging out with folks who love video games just as much as you do. 13 & Up. Registration required and begins on February 23.
February 23, 2016 | ms.amelia
Participate in a special April Fool's Day themed-build in Minecraft's Creative Mode with your friends. Collaborate, show off your skills, and provide feedback for future events. You never know when we may go survival mode. No swearing or griefing will be allowed. Participants must have a basic knowledge of the game and have their own PC account. Demo, Playstation and XBox accounts are not compatible with our server. Registration is required.
For kids ages 7 years old & up: Friday April 1, from 1:00-2:30 PM in the iLab.
February 22, 2016 | jonesw
Drive, fly, or sail your way into these novels about teens traveling the world.
When Anna's romance-novelist father sends her to an elite American boarding school in Paris for her senior year of high school, she reluctantly goes, and meets an amazing boy who becomes her best friend, in spite of the fact that they both want something more.
Sixteen-year-old Elijah is completely mellow and his 23-year-old brother Danny is completely not, so it’s no wonder they can barely tolerate one another. So what better way to repair their broken relationship than to trick them into taking a trip to Italy together? Soon, though, their parents’ perfect solution has become Danny and Elijah’s nightmare as they’re forced to spend countless hours together. But then Elijah meets Julia, and soon the brothers aren’t together nearly as much. And then Julia meets Danny and soon all three of them are in a mixed-up, turned-around, never-what-you-expect world of brothers, Italy, and love.
A group of teenagers uses their combined talents to re-steal several priceless paintings and save fifteen-year-old Kat Bishop's father, himself an international art thief, from a vengeful collector.
February 18, 2016 | jonesw
Examines the life and career of pop singer Amy Winehouse.
Equal parts electrifying rockumentary and epic family love story, A BAND CALLED DEATH chronicles the incredible fairy-tale journey of what happened almost three decades later, when a dusty 1974 demo tape made its way out of the attic and found an audience several generations younger. Playing music impossibly ahead of its time, Death is now being credited as the first black punk band (hell...the first punk band!), and are finally receiving their long overdue recognition as true rock pioneers.
Portrait of the artist as a young man. In spring, 1965, Bob Dylan, 23, a pixyish troubador, spends three weeks in England.
A documentary on the Rolling Stones' 1969 American concert tour and a concert at Altamont Speedway where security guards killed an audience member. Includes appearances by Ike and Tina Turner, Jefferson Airplane, and the Flying Burrito Brothers.
February 17, 2016 | jonesw
Earn your Geek Out badge with a young adult book featuring a geeky character.
When twin sisters Cath and Wren go to college, Cath fears that it may be time to give up her love of the Simon Snow series, and possibly grow apart from her sister.
When the high school cheerleading team takes over a soda vending machine's funds, which were previously collected by the pep band, Gabe Johnson, an overweight "band geek" tired of being called names and looked down on, declares war.
Rich, spoiled, and popular high school senior Dylan is coerced into doing a documentary film with Josh, one of the school's geeks, who leads her to realize that the world does not revolve around her.
February 17, 2016 | jonesw
Check out a book written by a YouTuber or Blogger and earn your Geek Out badge.
YouTube stars Dan Howell and Phil Lester tell the humorous story of growing up, becoming YouTube stars, and give advice to their teen followers.
"Pop culture phenomenon, social rights advocate, and the most prominent LGBTQ voice on YouTube, Tyler Oakley brings you his first collection of witty, personal, and hilarious essays written in the voice that's earned him more than twenty-one million followers across social media. For someone who made a career out of over-sharing on the Internet, Tyler Oakley has a shocking number of personal mishaps and shenanigans to reveal in his first book: he experienced a legitimate rage blackout in a Cheesecake Factory; he had a fashion stand-off with the White House Secret Service; he crashed a car in front of his entire high school in an Arby's uniform; he projectile vomited while bartering with a grandmother. With millions of fans clamoring for more Tyler Oakley, he delivers his best untold, hilariously side-splitting moments with trademark flair in Binge"--.
February 17, 2016 | jonesw
Itching to create some Harry Potter or Star Wars goodies? Just looking for an outlet for your geekiness? Try one of these books and earn your Geek Out badge!
A detailed projects guide for fathers and sons living in the age of technology, with activities such as turning a room into a spaceship, and more.