Friday, March 8, 2013

Teen Tech Week: Check In @ Your Library

The library is celebrating Teen Tech Week March 10-17! Join us for programs all about cool technologies, hot apps, creation tools, and more. All programs are for grades 5 and up. The library also has books to tempt even the most tech-savvy teen. Plug into these books and enjoy some digital adventure!

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
When the super-genius and reclusive creator of the world’s most popular online game, OASIS, dies, he challenges the world to play the most intricate and elaborate game ever created.  And the prize? Control of the entire OASIS universe. A non-stop thrill ride full of pop-culture tidbits, classic arcade game allusions, 1980s trivia, and page-turning excitement!

Feed by M.T. Anderson
What if you could access any piece of information you wanted, any time, all just by opening your eyes? What if the internet—streaming videos, online shopping, games and apps—could be plugged right into your brain? Can there be too much of a good thing? Feed takes place in a world where all citizens can choose to have a computer chip inserted into their brain giving them unlimited access to all things tech, but the results aren’t always good. A perfect choice for fans of dystopian settings and worlds gone wrong.

Erebos: It’s a Game. It Watches You by Ursula Poznanski
When sixteen-year-old Nick Dunmore receives a package with a mysterious computer game called Erebos, he hopes it will explain his classmates' strange behavior. He is quickly drawn into the cryptic world of the game, where players must obey a strict code. Erebos watches its players and begins to manipulate their lives in frightening ways. It soon becomes clear the game has a deadly agenda. When Nick sets out on a dangerous mission, reality and the virtual world begin to blur.

Cleo Slaughter
Program Manager