The world of steampunk literature imagines a different historical path-a world run on iron and steam, where the preferred method of travel is the dirigible and everything that moves is run on clockworks.
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
Dead iron by Devon Monk
The windup girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
The diamond age ; or, Young lady's illustrated primer by Neal Stephenson
Mainspring by Jay Lake
Soulless by Gail Carriger
The half-made world by Felix Gilman
Are you a tech-savvy dad looking to Geek Out with your kids by sharing your love of science and technology. Ken Denmead, editor of GeekDad, a blog on Wired magazine's Web site has a fun series of books filled with activities for all ages.
Geek dad: awesomely geeky projects and activities for dads and kids to share by Ken Denmead ; foreword by Chris Anderson
And for Moms who want to get in on the fun—geek out with your kids over science experiments, super heroes, and fun crafts!
Check out these inspirational stories from people who have hit rock bottom and lived to tell the tale.
Broken: my story of addiction and redemption by William Cope Moyers with Katherine Ketcham
Fall to pieces: a memoir of drugs, rock 'n' roll, and mental illness by Mary Forsberg Weiland
Guts: the endless follies and tiny triumphs of a giant disaster by Kristen Johnston
Drinking: a love story by Caroline Knapp
The heroin diaries: a year in the life of a shattered rock star by Nikki Sixx ; with Ian Gittins
Long past stopping: a memoir by Oran Canfield
- Walk for 30 minutes, 5x a week
- Quit drinking soda for (at least) one month
- Find and join a local martial arts group and attend at least 3 meetings
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
The adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card
Divergent by Veronica Roth
The Program by Suzanne Young
Pulse by Patrick Carman
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Need something to fill that X-Files-shaped hole in your TV viewing? These TV series feature investigations into the spooky and strange. (Warning: May contain aliens.)
Torchwood. The complete first season, Disc 1 [videodisc] by British Broadcasting Corporation
Supernatural. Season 1. Disc 1 & 2 [videodisc] by Kripke Enterprises, Inc. ; Wonderland Sound and Vision ; Warner Bros. Television
Eureka. Season 1. Disc 1 [videodisc] by Universal Studios ; Sci Fi Channel
Warehouse 13. Season one. Disc 1 [videodisc] by Universal Media Studios
The first step to geeking out about comics is to read some. The second step is to read all about them. Check out these great histories and analyses of modern comics.
Comic book nation: the transformation of youth culture in America by Bradford W. Wright
Understanding comics: the invisible art by [Scott McCloud]
DC Comics: sixty years of the world's favorite comic book heroes by Les Daniels ; introduction by Jenette Kahn
Monday, July 15, we will celebrate our furry friends with films that bring out the ANIMAL LOVER in you, and a romance so sweet we guarantee you will LOVE IT. We'll begin our day with the search for our favorite clown fish and end with a heartwarming and bittersweet tale of first love.
Monday, June 24, we'll give give our planet a GREEN THUMBs up and get our GAME ON with these fun summer films. We will start our day with fairies in the rainforest who are about to meet their first humans and end with the story of a football team that embraced challenges and change to triumph with a perfect season.
And don't forget to stop by the Geek Out table during the CYS kickoff and complete a Nerd Knowledge quiz! Completed quizzes can be put into a drawing for summer movie passes from Goodrich Theaters. We'll select and announce the winner just before the movie starts! Join us in the Community Room on Monday, June 17 at 7:00 PM for the first in our Movie Mondays summer film series!
Monday, July 1st, we will celebrate our state with a special MY MITTEN movie: a film shot in Marquette, MI and written by a native Michigander.
- 6:00 PM — Anatomy of a Murder (Unrated-contains mature themes)
Monday, July 22, we will both GEEK OUT and SLEUTH IT. We'll start our day with a video game bad guy who wants to play the hero and end with a backwards tale about a man who can't remember much-and has the tattoos to prove it.
Monday, July 29, we will CHOW DOWN with the CURTAINS UP. We'll start our day with a Parisian mouse who dreams of great food and end the evening with a song.
Monday, August 5, we will celebrate our final Movie Monday by with films about BEing CREATIVE. We will begin our day exploring the 2nd Dimension and end it with a look at London's most elusive and intriguing street artist.