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Jessie, Columbine Library

The outside world is full of dangerous hybrids: two souls in one body. Everyone starts out this way, but it can become very unstable as the two souls age and begin to disagree. Luckily, the citizens of America have worked hard to keep the population pure. In America, one soul eventually becomes dominant until the other fades away completely. And if a hybrid never settles? The government takes care of those unfortunate cases. 

Eva and Addie are two souls living in one body well beyond the standard age of settling. Addie is the dominant soul, the one that controls the body and does the talking, but Eva is always there in the backgroud. They pretend they are settled because it's far too risky to let on that Eva is still there. But when someone from school offers Eva a chance to grow stronger and eventually speak and move for herself, Addie and Eva have to make a very difficult and potentially deadly decision.

What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang is a great story of an alternate universe that feels like it could be real.

 

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Pam, Standley Lake Library

Did you know that you can check out DVD's of some of your favorite manga titles? The library buys several animated Japanese television programs such as Death Note, Bleach, Claymore, Gray-man and Strike Witches to name just a few of them.  Search the catalog for animated japanese television programs to find them all.

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Arra, Lakewood Library

Hey Teens!  Looking for something to do this week?  Join us at the library for a free event:

Underground Gastronomy
Use the power of science to create tasty treats with the Inventing Room.  Space is limited to 30, so please arrive early.
Golden Library - Saturday, July 20 1-2
Edgewater Library - Tuesday, July 23rd 12-1
Evergreen Library - Tuesday, July 23rd 2-3

Ninja Spy Bootcamp
Practice your ninja-spy skills and pick up some new ones. Learn how to make ninja stars, create a disguise, test your sneaking power, and solve a horrifying crime! You are encouraged to come in costume if you want!
Standley Lake Library - Saturday, July 20 2-3:30

Movie Monday
Movie and an activity at 1 pm. Movies may be G, PG, or PG-13. For those going into grades 5-12 in the fall. Wondering what movie we'll be showing? Here are some clues: 1. The title is something like Really Pretty Animals. 2. Based on a book whose description goes like this: "In a small South Carolina town, where it seems little has changed since the Civil War, sixteen-year-old Ethan is powerfully drawn to Lena, a new classmate with whom he shares a psychic connection and whose family hides a dark secret that may be revealed on her sixteenth birthday." 3. The book series was written by Kami Garcia and Margie Stohl. Still not sure? Call 303-235-5275.
Belmar Library - Monday, July 22 1-3:30

Teen Time - Chia Pets
Make your own chia pet and watch it grow.
Columbine Library - Monday, July 22 2:30-3:30

Steampunk Wrist Cuff
Create a wrist cuff with steam punk gears and other accessories. All supplies will be provided.
Arvada Library - Tuesday, July 23rd 2-3
Columbine Library - Wednesday, July 24th 3-4

Below the Surface: Body Art
Local tattoo artist, Samuel Clark of Tempest Custom Tattooing, explores the cultural significance, history and science of this ancient art form. Afterwards, design your own temp tattoo!
Lakewood Library - Thursday, July 25th 2-3
Golden Library - Friday, July 26th 2-3

Teen Writer's Group
A creative writing group that gives students the opportunity to think outside the box, and to have their work critiqued in a friendly, open-minded environment." Presented by Shelby Yaffe
Standley Lake Library - Saturday, July 27th 11-1

Read It / See It
Go Beneath the Surface to uncover deep, dark secrets in this month's feature based on the book, Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Tweens and Teens Welcome!
Arvada Library - Saturday, July 27 1-3

And that’s just this week! Check the program flier for all events and locations.

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Chandra, Belmar Library

According to a study by a robot expert (how awesome a job title would that be?!), the expressions on Lego minifigs have gotten angier and sadder. Check out an article about the study here

According to a guy who works for Lego, the angrier figures are in response to children's desire to act out conflicts. What do you think: are these toys just better designed for children's play or is there a darker psychological issue at play?

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Arra, Lakewood Library

This is the month we celebrate American independence from Britain.  Here are a few fascinating facts from the database U.S. History in Context:

  • Before the revolution there were 13 colonies and after there were 14 states with the inclusion of Vermont.
  • "Taxation without representation is tyranny" is a phrase attributed to Boston lawyer James Otis.
  • The "Boston Massacre" began with a snowball fight.
  • Congress voted independence on July 2 and accepted the final draft on July 4, 1776.  It was not fully signed until August.
  • Technically, the amendments of the Constitution were passed illegally as Rhode Island did not send delegates to the general convention to "propose amendments" to the Articles of Confederation.

Happy Independence Day!

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Chandra, Belmar Library

Like Piddy's life isn't hard enough, what with her best friend moving away and Piddy having to go to a new school, now some girl she's never even met, Yaqui Delgado, wants to kick Piddy's ass. This book is a really realistic look at how one bully changes another teen's whole life. It made me remember my own bully from middle school, who, for some reason, thought she could make me finish her woodshop project for her. She got her just desserts when she threw it at me and it broke into pieces. I don't think she got an A in that class...

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Arra, Lakewood Library

Hey Teens!  Looking for something to do this week?  Join us at the library for a free event:

Movie Monday
Movie and an activity at 1 pm. Movies may be G, PG, or PG-13. For those going into grades 5-12 in the fall. Wondering what movie we'll be showing? Here are some clues: 1. The title's like this: Someone versus the Earth. 2. It's about a guy that must battle a girl's seven evil exes to date her. 3. Based on a comic series by Bryan Lee O'Malley. Still not sure? Call 303-235-5275
Belmar Library - Monday, July 15 1-3:30

Steampunk Wrist Cuff
Create a wrist cuff with steam punk gears and other accessories. All supplies will be provided.
Wheat Ridge Library - Monday, July 15 2-3
Standley Lake Library - Wednesday July 17 2-3
Belmar Library - Thursday, July 18 3-4

Underground Gastronomy
Use the power of science to create tasty treats with the Inventing Room.  Space is limited to 30, so please arrive early.
Edgewater Library - Tuesday, July 16 2-3
Lakewood Library - Wednesday, July 17 2-3
Conifer Library - Thursday, July 18 3-4
Golden Library - Saturday, July 20 1-2

Below the Surface: Body Art
Local tattoo artist, Samuel Clark of Tempest Custom Tattooing, explores the cultural significance, history and science of this ancient art form. Afterwards, design your own temp tattoo!
Arvada Library - Wednesday, July 17 2-3

Backyard Bones
Be prepared if you ever find a dinosaur bone in your yard. Learn how to preserve bones with experts from Dinosaur Ridge.
Columbine Library - Wednesday - July 17 3-4

Teen Movie Mantinee
Join us at the Evergreen Library for a movie just for teens! Snacks will be provided. Contact the Evergreen Library to find out which film we'll be showing or for more information.
Evergreen Library - Thursday, July 18 2-4

Ninja Spy Bootcamp
Practice your ninja-spy skills and pick up some new ones. Learn how to make ninja stars, create a disguise, test your sneaking power, and solve a horrifying crime! You are encouraged to come in costume if you want!
Standley Lake Library - Saturday, July 20 2-3:30

And that’s just this week! Check the program flier for all events and locations.

 

 

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Arra, Lakewood Library

Here are the titles the Lakewood Teen Advisory Board is reading now:

24 Hours by Greg Isles 
Every year a group kidnaps a kid, holds him / her for 24 hours and then collects the ransom.  This year things don't go according to plan when the kidnapped kid turns out to be a diabetic.

Shutout by Brendan Halpin
Amanda and Lena are best friends until Lena makes the varsity soccer team and Lena only the junior varsity.  Amanda begins to feel shut out of Lena's new life.

Bunheads by Sophie Flack
Hannah has finally realized her dream and joined the Manhattan Ballet company.  Handsome musician Jacob may put a kink in her plans.

Here, There be Dragons by James A. Owen
John, Jack and Charles and entrusted with the Imaginarium Geographica.  This leads them on a fantastical journey into the Arcipelago of Dreams, pursued by the forces of evil.

Maximum Ride Series by James Patterson
Genetically engineered teens must evade capture by the corporation that made them if they want to survive.

 

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Arra, Lakewood Library

Looking for something subversive to read?  Try one of these steampunk novels: 

        
 

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Briana, Evergreen Library

Looking for something unique to do? It's not too late to enjoy a signature Colorado summer event: Film on the Rocks at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre in Morrison. Hosted by the Denver Film Society, Film on the Rocks features cult-classic films, show under the stars at stunning Red Rocks. Each film is preceeded by a music performance with movies beginning at dusk. Tickets are $12, available here or at King Soopers locations.

Check out one of these upcoming films!

The Hunger Games: Monday, July 15
The Princess Bride: Tuesday, July 23
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Tuesday, August 13

Photo credit: The Denver Film Society

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