QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional barcode) first designed for the automotive industry in Japan. QR Codes can hold links to websites, events to add to personal calendars, phone numbers, email address links, and geolocations, and text (plus many many more uses!)
Stop by anytime between now and Friday at closing to turn in your scavenger hunt answers! The QR Codes are up for the hunt around the library! Don’t have a phone that can read QR Codes? That’s fine, I have adapted the hunt so that everyone can participate! Just see the table set up by the entrance to to the library for an answer sheet and instructions.
The first clue is “Patience you must have young Padawan. Out of folded paper am I made. May the books be with you!”
Don’t forget to cast your ballot for the Teen Tech Awards! We have some cool technological prizes to raffle off to participants. If you lost your ballot entry or can’t come to library see below for a copy to print off. Just make sure to turn it in by 5pm on Friday, March 14. Check out the other awesome Teen Tech Week Programs we will be having in the library:
Sunday, March 9 – QR Code Scavenger Hunt, 1-5 pm
Come and celebrate Teen Tech Week by participating in our first ever QR Code Hunt! Team up in groups of 2 or by yourself. A prize and an extra entry for the Teen Tech Awards raffle will be awarded upon completion of the scavenger hunt. Must bring a smart phone or other device capable of reading a QR code to participate.
Wednesday, March 12 – DIY @ the Library, 5:30–6:30 pm
Come to the library and celebrate Teen Tech Week 2014! This year’s theme is DIY. We will be making jewelry, key chains, and art from smashed computer parts. Make sure to bring your imagination!
Thursday, March 13 – Lights, Cameras, Books!, 4:30–6:30 pm
Come to the library to create book trailers in recognition of Teen Tech Week! Make sure to bring plenty of ideas. The book trailers will be showcased at the Teen Tech Awards party.
Saturday, March 15 – Teen Tech Awards Party, 2:30 – 4 pm
Winners of the LPL first annual Teen Tech Awards will be announced and winners will be chosen for the lottery. Book trailers that were made at our Lights, Cameras, Books! program will be showcased.
Check out these New Titles that have been added to our Teen Kindles! Stop by the library today and ask to check out a Teen kindle and get access to literally hundreds of great books. I bet it has that book you want but always seems to be checked out . . . Click here or visit our Teen Kindle page a comprehensive list of every title we have!
Andromeda Klein has a few problems. Her hair is kind of horrible.
Her partner-in-occultism, Daisy, is dead. Her secret, estranged, much older and forbidden boyfriend-in-theory, has gone AWOL.
And her mother has learned how to text.
In short, things couldn’t get much worse. Until they do. Daisy seems to be attempting to make contact from beyond, books are starting to disappear from the library, and then, strangely and suddenly, Andromeda’s tarot readings are beginning to predict events with bizarrely literal accuracy. Omens are everywhere. Dreams; swords; fires; hidden cards; lost, broken, and dead cell phones . . . and what is Daisy trying to tell her?
In the ensuing struggle of neutral versus evil, it’s Andromeda Klein against the world, modern society, demonic forces, and the “friends” of the library.
A teen at boarding school grapples with life, love, and rugby in a heartbreakingly funny novel.
Ryan Dean West is a fourteen-year-old junior at a boarding school for rich kids. He’s living in Opportunity Hall, the dorm for troublemakers, and rooming with the biggest bully on the rugby team. And he’s madly in love with his best friend Annie, who thinks of him as a little boy.
With the help of his sense of humor, rugby buddies, and his penchant for doodling comics, Ryan Dean manages to survive life’s complications and even find some happiness along the way. But when the unthinkable happens, he has to figure out how to hold on to what’s important, even when it feels like everything has fallen apart.
Filled with hand-drawn infographics and illustrations and told in a pitch-perfect voice, this realistic depiction of a teen’s experience strikes an exceptional balance of hilarious and heartbreaking.
In the series debut The Testing, sixteen-year-old Cia Vale was chosen by the United Commonwealth government as one of the best and brightest graduates of all the colonies . . . a promising leader in the effort to revitalize postwar civilization. In Independent Study, Cia is a freshman at the University in Tosu City with her hometown sweetheart, Tomas—and though the government has tried to erase her memory of the brutal horrors of The Testing, Cia remembers. Her attempts to expose the ugly truth behind the government’s murderous programs put her—and her loved ones—in a world of danger. But the future of the Commonwealth depends on her.
I’m the first to admit that I enjoy a juicy piece of celebrity gossip now and then. And I’m not above gawking at a good public meltdown, which is why I was first drawn to Caeli Wolfson Widger’s novel Real Happy Family. Lorelei Branch—aspiring actress and LA party girl—is a beautiful disaster waiting to happen. When she loses a slot on the reality show Flo’s Studio to a stunning African American girl, her mother, Colleen, shocks viewers by launching into a racist tirade on national television. How can we look away?
In this third book in Marissa Meyer’s bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and prevent her army from invading Earth.
Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped on a satellite since childhood who’s only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s being forced to work for Queen Levana, and she’s just received orders to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.
When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is splintered. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price than she’d ever expected. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai, especially the cyborg mechanic. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.
The romance of Beauty and the Beast meets the adventure of Graceling in a dazzling fantasy novel about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.
Betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom, Nyx has always known her fate was to marry him, kill him, and free her people from his tyranny.
But on her seventeenth birthday, when she moves into his castle high on the kingdom’s mountaintop, nothing is as she expected—particularly her charming and beguiling new husband.
Nyx knows she must save her homeland at all costs, yet she can’t resist the pull of her sworn enemy—who’s gotten in her way by stealing her heart.
For fans of bestselling authors Kristin Cashore and Alex Flinn, this gorgeously written debut infuses the classic fairy tale with glittering magic, a feisty heroine, and a romance sure to take your breath away.
Beloved and bestselling author Sir Terry Pratchett’s Dodger, a Printz Honor Book, combines high comedy with deep wisdom in a tale of one remarkable boy’s rise in a fantasy-infused Victorian London.
Seventeen-year-old Dodger is content as a sewer scavenger. But he enters a new world when he rescues a young girl from a beating, and her fate impacts some of the most powerful people in England.
From Dodger’s encounter with the mad barber Sweeney Todd, to his meetings with the great writer Charles Dickens and the calculating politician Benjamin Disraeli, history and fantasy intertwine in a breathtaking account of adventure and mystery.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was the surprise best seller of 2011—an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. Publishers Weekly called it “an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters.”
This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.
Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages.
Every story can change a life.
Growing up isn’t easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, and this is especially true for LGBT kids and teens. In response to a number of tragic suicides by LGBT students, syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage uploaded a video to YouTube with his partner, Terry Miller. Speaking openly about the bullying they suffered, and how they both went on to lead rewarding adult lives, their video launched the It Gets Better Project YouTube channel and initiated a worldwide phenomenon.
It Gets Better is a collection of original essays and expanded testimonials written to teens from celebrities, political leaders, and everyday people, because while many LGBT teens can’t see a positive future for themselves, we can.
When Dan and his family go from middle class to homeless, issues of injustice rise to the forefront in this relatable, timely novel from Todd Strasser.
It seems like Dan has it all. He’s a baseball star who hangs with the popular crowd and dates the hottest girl in school. Then his family loses their home.
Forced to move into the town’s Tent City, Dan feels his world shifting. His friends try to pretend that everything’s cool, but they’re not the ones living among the homeless. As Dan struggles to adjust to his new life, he gets involved with the people who are fighting for better conditions and services for the residents of Tent City. But someone wants Tent City gone, and will stop at nothing until it’s destroyed…
When Denny “Donuts” Murphy’s mother dies, he becomes the world’s biggest class clown. But deep down, Donuts just wants a normal life—one where his mom is still alive and where his dad doesn’t sit in front of the TV all day. And so Donuts tries to get back into the groove by helping his best friend with their plan to get dates for the end-of-the-year school dance. When their scheme backfires, he learns that laughter is not the best medicine for all of his problems. Sometimes it’s just as important to be true to yourself.
A dejected teenager discovers that the universe is communicating with him through talismanic objects left behind in a seagull’s nest. A community of girls held captive in a silk factory slowly transmute into human silkworms, spinning delicate threads from their own bellies, and escape by seizing the means of production for their own revolutionary ends. A massage therapist discovers she has the power to heal by manipulating the tattoos on a war veteran’s lower torso. When a group of boys stumble upon a mutilated scarecrow bearing an uncanny resemblance to the missing classmate they used to torment, an ordinary tale of high school bullying becomes a sinister fantasy of guilt and atonement. In a family’s disastrous quest for land in the American West, the monster is the human hunger for acquisition, and the victim is all we hold dear. And in the collection’s marvelous title story—an unforgettable parable of addiction and appetite, mortal terror and mortal love—two vampires in a sun-drenched lemon grove try helplessly to slake their thirst for blood.
Karen Russell is one of today’s most celebrated and vital writers—honored in The New Yorker’s list of the twenty best writers under the age of forty, Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists, and the National Book Foundation’s five best writers under the age of thirty-five. Her wondrous new work displays a young writer of superlative originality and invention coming into the full range and scale of her powers.
Come out to the library tomorrow evening for our Anti-Valentine’s Day Party! We will have snacks, drinks, and an action movie. We will be watching the Avengers (chosen by popular demand) and making Ant-Valentine’s Day conversation hearts for the Teen Section of the library. You can also take your decorations home to give to you Anti-Valentine. People in happy relationships are welcome so long as you don’t gloat.
Stop by the library during the next week and grab a book from our new teen display . . .
Don’t forget to come to TAG tonight! TAG Meetings will now take place on the first Thursday of every month unless there is another programming conflict. Stop by the library to tell us your thoughts, snacks and drinks will be provided. Ages 12-17.
Don’t forget to sign up for the Anti-Valentine’s Day Party on Thursday, February 13 from 5-6:30 pm! Click here to sign up for Lemont Public Library Programs.
Just as a heads up to everyone, the Book Speed Dating program has been moved to Sunday, February 16th from 3-4 pm. I apologize for any inconvenience to anyone, there was a conflict with the original day and it had to be changed. Hope to see you there!
Congratulations to our SPOOKY short story winners:
Megan A. with her short story: “A Fatal Answer“
Michael V. with his short story: “The Boom“
Emma O. with her short story: “Untitled“
December 1, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Decorate the Giving Tree
Come help decorate the Giving Tree which will support Hope and Friendship Foundation in Lemont! The library will provide the supplies, and you just have to get creative. Enjoy cookies and get in the holiday spirit while volunteering your time to help our Giving Tree have another successful year! Ages 12-17. Sign up required at lemontlibrary.org. Bring your friends!
December 7, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Join Lemont artist Allison Beth Cooling for a hands-on jewelry workshop, just in time for the holidays. You will learn to make a pair of luxe wire wrapped designer-style earrings using simple techniques that only look difficult to pull off! Learn how to work with chain, create wire frames, wrap beads and work with earwires. Your friends and family will never guess you made them yourself!
Open to adults and teens. Registration begins on November 24. Cost of materials is $10, due at registration.
Check out Allison’s blog, too, for more ideas and inspiration.
Gingerbread House Decorating Contest
December 8, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Gingerbread House Decorating Contest
Come to our second annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest! Houses will be displayed in the library for two weeks after the decorating. Patrons will be able to vote for their favorite house. Whoever wins the most votes will win a giftcard to Muffin’s Ice Cream Shoppe!
Teens ages 12-17. Sign up required by Wednesday, December 4th in order to participate. Limited to first 15 participants who sign up! The library will provide all of the supplies you will need, but feel free to bring any extra candies/decorations you might want to add a little something extra!