SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens and starting April 27, 2017 you can download two complete audiobook mp3s every week! Titles are delivered through the OverDrive app (which you may already be familiar with if you borrow eBooks and audio eBooks from Denver Public Library). Download the app in advance to whichever device you anticipate listening on and be ready to go!
The Sam Gary Branch Library of Denver public Library is currently seeking a high school student (ages 14 -17) interested in working part-time at the library in a paid position as a Youth Assistant. More details about the job can be found here.
Do you want to know what it's like to work at the library as a teen? The following is an essay our current Youth Assistant, Gina, wrote about her experience working at the library:
Maya Angelou said "A wise woman wishes to be no one's enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone's victim." Nora Ephron said "Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim." Coco Chanel said "A girl should be two things: who and what she wants." Mae West said "A dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up." Emma Watson said "I don't want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself."
Women are awesome.
On June 27th, 1997 the first Harry Potter book was published in the United Kingdom. That means this summer marks the 20th anniversary of the birth of what is arguably the most popular literary franchise of all time. Originally titled “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” The book was published the following year in the United States as “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Six more books followed in the series, spawning eight movies and enough spin off materials to keep fans happily reading, watching, or listening for quite some time.
Comic cons are big business these days. These once fringe subculture events, have entered the mainstream and have become the premiere venues to celebrate pop culture. The growing popularity of comic cons can be partly attributed to the recent elevation of all things geeky in pop culture. But also by expanding comic cons to include not only comics, but also science fiction, fantasy, games, television, movies, animation, and all sorts of fandoms, comic cons have become celebrations of all things pop culture.
As the year recedes into the rear view mirror, the inclination is to look back and evaluate 2016. We tend to view the passing years with a critical eye, only seeing that which negatively impacted ourselves and those around us. And to some, it might feel like this year, more so than any other, was a particularly dreadful one.
My challenge to you, should you choose to accept it is…
What are you thankful for?
Back in April, I picked up the book, well an audio eBook actually, Delirium. And when I say picked up, I downloaded it to my phone via the Overdrive app. I know it might be hard to sell this series, as I have heard recently, many teens are not that into dystopian novels. I get it. What I am trying to share with you is the wonderful resource of Overdrive.
We've rounded up some of our favorite books of the year (so far) to give you some gift ideas for book-loving friends and family!
The Serpent King by Jeff Zenter
The son of a Pentecostal preacher faces his personal demons as he and his two outcast friends try to make it through their senior year of high school in rural Forrestville, Tennessee without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and sense of self.
Every year a teen book is turned into a movie. This year has seen a lot of great young adult books made into movies, including The 5th Wave and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. 2017 will be no exception to the rule. Many great novels are set to be released as movies but there is still time to read!