Connect Your Summer
Gone are the visions of pencil protectors and computer nerds. These days, the term "Geek" is used to describe those who are passionate about a particular hobby or interest. Perhaps one of these titles will inspire you to Geek Out!
Geek girls unite: how fangirls, bookworms, indie chicks, and other misfits are taking over the world by Leslie Simon; illustrations by Nan Lawson
The Antebellum Period by James M. Volo and Dorothy Denneen Volo
Daily life during the Reformation by James M. Anderson
Daily life in Anglo-Saxon England by Sally Crawford
Daily life in the age of Charlemagne by John J. Butt
From dawn to decadence: 500 years of cultural life, 1500 to the present by Jacques Barzun
The Gilded Age by Joel Shrock
The Hellenistic age: a history by Peter Green
Cat daddy: what the world's most incorrigible cat taught me about life, love, and coming clean by Jackson Galaxy with Joel Derfner
Smart guide to understanding your cat by Carolyn Janik
Conquer the crash: you can survive and prosper in a deflationary depression by Robert R. Prechter, Jr
The solution: conquer your fear, control your future by Lucinda Bassett
Absolute Animals 1964-1968 [sound recording] by the Animals — When I was Young - Eric Burdon & The Animals
Chicago Transit Authority [sound recording] by Chicago — Does Anybody Really Know What Time it is? - Chicago
Inarticulate speech of the heart [sound recording] by Van Morrison — River of Time - Van Morrison
60's pop hits [sound recording] — Time Has Come Today - The Chambers Brothers
The future of food [videodisc] by Lily Films; directed and produced by Deborah Koons Garcia
Get Hands On this summer with different styles of jewelry making. These books will help you get started making fun and pretty necklaces, bracelets, and more.
Jewelry making for fun! by Robin Koontz
Jazzy jewelry by Dawn Brend ... [et al.]
Junk drawer jewelry by written by Rachel Di Salle and Ellen Warwick; illustrated by Jane Kurisu
The DASH diet for weight loss: lose weight and keep it off— the healthy way— with America's most respected diet by Thomas J. Moore, and Megan C. Murphy, and Mark Jenkins
American pandemic: the lost worlds of the 1918 influenza epidemic by Nancy K. Bristow
Bloom: a memoir by Kelle Hampton
Bombshell: explosive medical secrets that will redefine aging by Suzanne Somers
Earn your badge by putting on a comedy performance. Read a joke book and then tell some jokes to your family or friends.
From a challenge at work to your personal quirk, everyone has a goal to achieve to better their self or their life. Here are some books which address the issue of overcoming obstacles.
My boyfriends' dogs by Dandi Daley Mackall
The dust of 100 dogs by A.S. King
Inubaka: crazy for dogs. Vol. 1 by Yukiya Sakuragi
Ashes, ashes by Jo Treggiari
Earn your Curtains Up badge by listening to one of these great audio book performances:
Bossypants [sound recording] by Tina Fey
Steve Jobs [sound recording] by Walter Isaacson
The Mark of Zorro [sound recording] by written by Johnston McCulley, produced by the Hollywood Theater of the Ear
- An unfashionable or socially inept person.
- A person with an eccentric devotion to a particular interest: "A computer geek".
We have lots of books in our Children's Library starring geeks. And quite often, they are the heros. Check one out today.
Notes from an accidental band geek by Erin Dionne
NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society by Michael Buckley; illustrations by Ethen Beavers
Teen books made into movies:
Nick & Norah's infinite playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
The princess diaries by Meg Cabot
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
Sewing basics: all you need to know about machine and hand sewing by Sandra Bardwell
The sewing machine classroom: learning the ins and outs of your machine by Charlene Phillips
Sewing 101: a workshop in a book by [editors of Creative Publishing, International]