Mac DeMarco's Salad Days Keeps the Heat Up

Mac DeMarco’s third effort delivers a music of the same fervor we witnessed on Rock and Roll Night Club and 2. Recorded in his apartment by himself, DeMarco’s signature sound increasingly becomes his own with the addition of synths and a dash of 80’s nostalgia. His song craft reveals a psychedelic pop prowess that stands on a solid foundation of songwriting that improves with every record. Highlights such as “Blue Boy," “Let Her Go,” “Passing Out the Pieces,” and “Chamber of Reflection” stand out as heavy hitters in DeMarco’s arsenal of jangly pop songs.

Lumberjanes Movie! Beware the holy... OH MY GOODNESS I'M SO EXCITED!

August 11, 2016 - 2:49pm -- Laura

THE BEST NEWS. Lumberjanes – everyone's favorite group from everyone's favorite Camp for Hardcore Lady types – is getting the ol' Hollywood Treatment. THEY'RE MAKING A LIVE-ACTION MOVIE ADAPTATION! A director has been found – up and coming director and apparent Hardcore Lady Type, Emily Carmichael, – and I'm fairly certain this news is/will be breaking the internet.

Got Issues?

The clock is counting down to November 8, when voters will elect the 45th President of the United States. The candidates are in the news constantly and everyone wants to know their positions on all of the important political issues. But what about you? What do you think about current events? Where do you stand on the issues of the day? If you turn 18 by November 8, you can vote in this election. If not, it’s never too early to start learning about this stuff!

Summer of Making

August 2, 2016 - 1:45pm -- Tim

The summer of making has kicked off to a great start and the heat is on! Check out the Summer of Making for a chance to win a laptop, Amazon gift cards, a Sparkfun electronics kit, and most importantly, a pizza party. You have the chance to explore your creative genius by making something, anything really, and submitting it to the teen website for a shot at a prize. Pass by the ideaLAB and you’ll see the Summer of Making Meter. 

$5 off Zoo admission this weekend for Pokemon Go players!

Lately, I’ve been staring at my phone and running into things. Maybe you have too? I work at the Central library and the Pokémon hunting is nuts! I caught 7 Pokémon on my way into the building this morning and 517 CP Electabuzz as I was putting my backpack away. As I was checking my phone to tell you about it, I caught a 312 CP Machop! Thank you lure setters!


ideaLAB's Summer of Making

May 18, 2016 - 2:43pm -- Laura


Want to win a sweet prize this summer? It’s easy.

1. Make something. Anything.

2. Go to, click Create & Connect to share your project. Tag it with #summerofmaking to enter the drawing. All entries need your name and email.

3. Repeat. Every project increases your chances to win.

All projects must be submitted between June 1 and August 13 to qualify. Questions? Ask ideaLAB Staff or email


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