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March 2014

by: 
Hannah, Belmar Teen

Are you a leader? Want to get involved in your community? The Youth Leadership Jefferson County is looking for applicants!

If you’re going to be a sophomore, junior, or senior in the 2014-2015 school year then check out this awesome nine month program for developing leadership in our community. It’s a great way to make business connections, meet other engaged teens, and explore multiple career options. There’s something for everyone- subjects include everything from justice and government to the arts and media. For one day a month, it just might be your ticket to a great career!

Check out the West Chamber website or call for more information: (720)399-5655

Deadline to apply:  May 5th, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by: 
Arra, Teen Services Coordinator

I just finished reading The Tyrant's Daughter by J.C. Carleson and I was blown away (not literally thank goodness).  Laila's father, a dictator in an unnamed Middle Eastern country, has been killed and now she, her mom and brother have been relocated to the United States.  Coming from a life of privilege and also from a country with strict laws about how women may act, Laila has a hard time adjusting to her new life.  Luckily, Emmy steps in to show her the ropes of American culture.  However, a US government agent begins to complicate things by manipulating her family to try and gain more influence in her home country.  

Carleson is a former CIA operative who worked in Baghdad during Saddam Hussein's rule.  She has an inside perspective on politics in the Middle East and how the US interacts with these countries.  Usually, I would skip the author's note and essay found in the back of the book but, in this case, I highly recommend reading them as they are well worth it!

If you like this book you may also enjoy Shabanu by Suzanne Staples.

by: 
Meghann Henry, Teen Outreach Librarian

Just in time for Teen Tech week, Sharon, a patron experience librarian from the Lakewood Library shared information about the Digital Comic Museum.  Graphic Novel fans can explore hundreds of pre-1959 comics that influenced the style of many graphic novels today (sorry no Batman, Superman or X-Men here).  These comics give interesting and sometimes eyebrow raising glimpse into 1950s pop culture. So, explore the site and see how things have changed - or in some cases haven't changed much at all!

by: 
Meghann Henry, Teen Outreach Librarian

It’s Teen Tech Week at the Library! What does that mean? We are taking a moment to acknowledge all the awesome technology that makes our library thrive and connects us to you. So, cast your vote in our TEEN TECH AWARDS.  It's your chance to tell us about your favorite tech gadgets, your hopes and dreams for the tech waves of the future, and how you feel about being connected all the time (plus you could win a prize)!

 

by: 
Arra, Teen Services Coordinator

Thanks to all the Jeffco Library teens that joined me at the red carpet premiere of Divergent last night!  It was an amazing time!  The movie was excellent and follows the book well.  The actors Ben Lloyd Hughes and Christian Madsen were both present.  Some teens did get their posters and books autographed.  The picture above is about as close as I got to the actors, in other words I was in the back.  I think one of them is in the middle with the purple shirt.  

It would be hard to pick my favorite scene in the movie, the whole thing was so good.  The scenery was amazing and futuristic Chicago was very realistic.  I used to live in Chicago and can freely admit that I would not make Dauntless as I have never had the urge to jump off a moving ‘L’ train.  I would have to say my favorite part was Triss rappelling across buildings, my nails may be a bit shorter after watching this part.  It was a great evening and great film, definitely worth the sleep deprivation for staying up late!