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  • Teen Maker Meet-Up

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    Are you the next Tony Stark? But maybe you aren't quite sure where to start? Or maybe you need some help scaling your repulsar technology down while still attaining the fusion power output needed from your miniature arc reactor? Teen Maker Meet-Up is here to help!

    Teen Maker Meet-Up
    Second Tuesdays
    4 - 5:30 p.m.
    Central Resource Library Makerspace

  • Sharing Your Voice

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    The Johnson County Library's award winning teen literary magazine, elementia, is open for submissions. This year we bring our theme back home, thinking about what home means to you as a writer or artist. elementia accepts submissions of original teen short prose, poetry and art focused on this theme now through February 1.

  • Young Adult Advisory Council

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    YAAC is a group for teens that love Johnson County Library and want to give back! Unlike our hairy homonymic cousins we won’t make you schlep our belongings up a mountain, instead we want your input and enthusiasm on Library services and programs to teens. If you want to get involved, earn volunteer credit and meet other teens who love the Library, join us at the location closest to you!

Latest Content

Staff Review
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Frances Hardinge
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Thursday, Jan 5, 2017

What had she just done? She had obediently opened a door and stepped through into blackness, without even knowing if there was a floor on the other side.

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Empathy: books and other resources to help teens understand empathy in a sometimes unkind world

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empathy books and other resources to help teens understand empathy in a sometimes unkind world

Reading--literary fiction in particular--strengthens our empathy skills. Here's a list of some excellent books and other resources to help teens understand empathy in a sometimes unkind world.

Staff Review
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Marcus Sedgwick
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Thursday, Dec 1, 2016

This consists of four stories--"quarters," Sedgwick calls them--from four different eras. Each is a compelling, haunting meditation on human nature. Each has horror undertones, confronts suffering and misery. Each is distinct in style, tone, setting, and action. Each involves philosophical musings about the meaning of spirals in the way of Jungian archetypes (universal, archaic patterns and images that derive from the collective unconscious and are the psychic counterpart of instinct; Wikipedia).

Staff Review
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Shaun David Hutchinson
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016

If you knew the world was going to end, but you had the power to stop it, would you?

A Man Said to the Universe

A man said to the universe:
“Sir, I exist!”
“However,” replied the universe,
“The fact has not created in me
A sense of obligation.”

~ Stephen Crane

Does an ant's life matter to you when you step on it?

Does your life matter to the universe when it steps on you?

Staff Review
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Aaron Starmer
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Monday, Oct 10, 2016

Now, as I read it all over again, I wonder . . .

They call that literary analysis, Stella, and I'm not particularly good at it. My job is to write. Your job is to figure out the deep stuff.

And there is deep stuff going on here, isn't there? For the love of Luna, I hope so.

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J. D. Vaughn
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Monday, Sep 12, 2016

An enjoyable, magic-less fantasy that nicely balances worldbuilding, character development, and action.

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