Isaac has his bar mitzvah in two weeks and is wholly unprepared for it. It doesn't help that he saw his buddy Eric puke his guts out at his just a few days ago. When Isaac's parents go out of town unexpectedly, Isaac's brother Josh (or Super Jew as some call him) decides it's time to make Isaac a man. Josh is super athletic and home for awhile after he left Columbia University under mysterious circumstances. He puts Isaac on a vision quest that includes a myriad of tasks both mundane and creative. This quest with Josh has Isaac investigating a number of age old questions, like where to look at a strip club and what do you do in a bar fight, to name a few.
I really enjoyed this book. It reminded me a lot of a Chris Crutcher's (who I LOVE) work. This title would definitely be a read alike to some of his work or something like Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach.This book had everything: it was hilarious and heartbreaking with some really engaging characters and some true soul searching. Rubens is apparently a former Daily Show writer and it shows.
Date: April 27th
Time: 11 - 12:30 am
This monthly creative writing group gives teens the opportunity to think outside the box and have work critiqued in a friendly, open-minded atmosphere. The class will be led by author and blogger Shelby Yaffe, whose flash fiction piece "Three Things I Never Did After That Summer" was featured in Flash 101: Surviving the Fiction Apocalypse. The group will meet monthly on the fourth Saturday! Come whenever you can!
What happens when you try to wring out a washcloth in space? Personally, I had never thought about it. Luckily for me, someone else did and now we have this cool video of an astronaut from the Canadian Space Agency testing exactly that:
Follow the Canadian Space Agency on YouTube for more awesome space experiments.
Today is national Poem in Your Pocket Day! Sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, Poem in Your Pocket Day is a day for carrying around a poem you love and sharing it with others. You can also share your poem on Twitter by using the hashtag #pocketpoem.
The W Line, which will run through parts of Jeffco, will begin regular service on April 26. If you haven't used Light Rail before, now's the time to learn about it! Student discounts are available.
The Library's going to help RTD celebrate the new line on Saturday, April 27. There will be events at all of the new stops and you can ride all of Light Rail for free all day! Visit your librarians at the Lakewood-Wadsworth station from 10 to 4.
The final book in the Delirium trilogy is here! Lena and Alex are two teens fighting the government that has outlawed love. If you liked The Hunger Games trilogy check out this series! Suspenseful and hard to put down-the series titles are Delirium, Pandemonium and Requiem.
Delirium is going to be a TV movie with Emma Roberts soon.
Tiger Eyes, based on the book by Judy Blume, will be coming to the big screen very soon. When Tiger Eyes begins, Davey's father has recently been killed in a holdup at a 7-Eleven store. Davey's mom drags her and her brother to New Mexico to move in with her aunt and uncle in an attempt to begin healing. Despite her anger and loneliness, Davey meets a boy named Wolf who ends up helping her recover. Willa Holland (from the CW's Arrow) will play Davey and it's supposed to be hitting theaters on June 7. No trailer yet, but according to the Facebook page for the movie, one should be available any day now.
"What's for dinner?" asks Archaea. Rocket Fuel! Some deep sea microbes thrive on perchlorate, a major ingredient in rocket fuel. Scientists in Netherlands studying these microbes discovered their ability to consume perchlorate. Among the most commonly seen and studied Archaea is Archaeoglobus fulgidus. It lives in ocean vents and hot springs all over the planet and breathes sulfer instead of oxygen. Perchlorate is also a chemical found on Mars. This unique diet may resemble creatures from the earliest times on earth.
Want to know more? Check out our online database Science in Context.