Seek The Unknown - Teen Read Week 2013

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Books

Wanderlove  book cover Wanderlove
by Kirsten Hubbard
Fic Hubbard
Bria, an aspiring artist just graduated from high school, takes off for Central America's La Ruta Maya, rediscovering her talents and finding love.




 Frankenstein  book cover Frankenstein
by Mary Shelley
Fic Shelley
A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator.




 Ghost hunters book cover Ghost hunters
by WIlliam W. Lace
133.1 L
Ghost hunter history -- What, where, when -- High-tech ghost hunting -- The hunt -- Science or pseudoscience?




 a girl's guide to finding herself  book cover Soul searching : a girl's guide to finding herself
by Sarah Stillman & illustrated by Susan Gross
158.0835 S
Girl Power lives! Written when the author was sixteen and updated to address the concerns of today's teens, Soul Searching brings girl power to the printed page by offering young women a clear path to self-discovery and empowerment.



 Nothing can possibly go wrong  book cover Nothing can possibly go wrong
by Prudence Shen & Faith Erin Hicks
Fic Shen
The unlikely friendship between basketball team captain Charlie and robotics club president Nate is challenged when Nate declares war on the cheerleaders over funding that will either pay for new uniforms or a robotics competition.



 Hana, Annabel & Raven  book cover Delirium stories : Hana, Annabel, & Raven
by Lauren Oliver
Fic Oliver
This collection of short stories set in the Delirium world centers around Hana Tate, Lena's mother Annabel and the fierce rebel leader of the Wilds Raven.




 Every day  book cover Every day
by David Levithan
Fic Levithan
Every morning A wakes in a different person's body, in a different person's life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon.



 The bite of the mango  book cover The bite of the mango
by Mariatu Kamara with Susan McClelland
B Kamara B
The author, who lived in a small rural village in Sierra Leone, recounts how tasting the nectar of a mango gave her the will to live after surviving a brutal attack by heavily armed rebel soldiers and living in a refugee camp.   
 
   
 

Database Highlight

Encyclopedia Americana - Is an in-depth reference resource for older students and adults. Includes articles, web links, and information on worldwide current events on a variety of topics. (Use your library card to access BPL's databases for FREE.)

To access from BPL's website go to Articles & Databases → Alphabetical →  Encyclopedia Americana

 
 

Websites

Rotating Moon Mosaic
New technology has created the most accurate, detailed photos of the moon to date - watch it rotate and try not to become hypnotized.
 
Teenage Wasteland
Have you ever hear a band, have no idea who they are, but you just gotta hear more? Teenage Wasteland is dedicated to all the forgotten, obscure, and under-appreciated bands that deserve to be known.
http://www.teenagewastelandonline.com/
 
Sticking A Knife in a Toaster
What happens when you stick a knife in a toaster? Do not try this at home, but watch this Vine to find out!
http://boingboing.net/2013/09/15/sticking-a-knife-in-a-toaster.html
 
Forgotten New York
Explore corners of NYC you never knew existed.      
 
History of Zits
Find out where zits, and the myths about zits, came from. Includes the Egyptian hieroglyphs for acne.
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/absolutely-maybe/2013/09/16/blemish-the-truth-about-blackheads/
 
Quizes for Teens: Take these quizes to gauge your connection to zombies and aliens.
 

Events

Village Halloween Parade
The Halloween parade is back! Thursday, October 31, 7pm. Line-up for parade participants (costume required) is at 6th Avenue South of Spring Street and North of Canal between 6:30pm and 8:30pm.
http://halloween-nyc.com/

Open House New York
For one weekend a year, New Yorkers have access to buildings normally closed to the public. This year's include an exterior section of the Whitney Museum, a sewage treatment plant, and a closed terminal at JFK. October 12 and 13, free. http://ohny.org/