Reading Level: Grades 3-5
Amelia Earhart was one of the most formidable female pilots of her time, spurring her decision to be the first woman to fly around the world - alone. But a few hours into her flight, Amelia's plane lost radio contact with the ground and became lost. She was never found. Fleming's new biography of Earhart is great for younger readers interested in both the story and the time period.
Reading Level: Grades 6+
After accidentally crashing the country's online systems for three days, teenage hacker Sam finds himself recruited and working for Homeland Security - and all he intended to do was use Telecomerica's giant bank account to purchase new state-of-the-art laptops and neuroheadsets for him and his best friend. Suddenly, thrust into the world of professional hacking, Sam begins to unearth information about Telecomerica and the neuro-headsets that go against even his unscrupulous view of privacy.
Drop-in Chess has started up again for the summer. Dates are:
June 18th - 10:30am-12:00pm
June 25th - 10:30am-12:00pm
July 9th - 10:30am-12:00pm
July 16th - 10:30am-12:00pm
July 23th - 10:30am-12:00pm
July 30- 10:30am-12:00pm (Also the last day of Summer Reading.)
As always, our giant chess and checkers set are available at the Youth Desk if you can't attend our drop-in sessions.
Aidan H., a second grader, has won the first Summer Reader of the Week Drawing. Each week during Summer Reading the Youth Department runs a random drawing from summer reader participants who have written at least 3 online book reviews. As a winner, three of Aidan's favorite books reported on so far will be displayed on our Electronic Bulletin Board for the summer. Check back here or look up on our electronic bulletin board when you come in to see reads from future Summer Reader of the Week winners!
Reading Level: Grades 7+
What does pink mean to you? Does it mean a little girl’s bedroom, wallpapered with ponies, princesses, ballerinas and unicorns? A color occasionally featured in your wardrobe? A bonafide, lip-glossed, perfect 'Plastic' a la Mean Girls? Or is pink a color you hate with every dark black fiber of your being?
Reading Level: Grades 7+
The year is 1984. Fifteen year old Maya packs a suitcase for a trip to India with her father. They are going to lay Maya's recently deceased Hindu mother to rest. Not long after they arrive, however, tumultuous religious differences between the Sikhs and Hindus explode into violence when prime minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated.