Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller has perfected the art of keeping a low profile in a future society in which Moral Statutes have replaced the Bill of Rights and offenses carry stiff penalties. When Chase, the only boy she has ever loved, arrests her rebellious mother, Ember must take action, or never see her mother again.
A near future thriller about Patsy, a teen forced to become an indentured assassin who has only three days to complete her hit list. Each name on Patsy's list has only three choices: pay the debt on the spot, agree to work as a bounty hunter, or die.
Check out what one of our crafty teen volunteers did with her Dig Into Reading t-shirt!
We'd love to see your creative make-overs as well.
Is the stress of exams getting you down? Are you jolted awake after having a terrible nightmare that you didn’t study for your AP exam at all? Do you have words tattooed on your face from falling asleep face-first into your notes? It sounds like you have a terrible case of the exam-season blues.
Luckily, the library is here to help. Here at Upper Arlington Library, we have a lot of different solutions to your troubles. We have new tables in the back of the Youth Department that are designated study tables. They are tucked in the back, perfect for reviewing notes or revising a final paper.
We also have access to a bunch of great databases. Click here for quick and easy access. You can also access it by going to our website. Click on the “Research” tab at the top of the homepage. From the drop-down menu, select “Databases”. This will take you to a page that has oodles of databases to choose from; just select the one that works best for you! This can help if you are missing some scholarly articles for an upcoming research paper. A great trick, if you need a book, but can’t seem to find a good one on your research topic, is to look at scholarly articles and check out their works cited page. If they have books listed, go ahead and see if we have them here at the library.
In a procrastination mood? Well at least you can read a good book while you think about maybe…perhaps…someday…at one point…possibly…starting your essay on capitalism in modern society. Come on over and check out some of the great new books we have in our teen section. Take a peek as some of the ones listed below.
Or maybe you need to focus on your relaxation techniques. You can always grab a yoga DVD or pick up a book about meditation. Taking some time to relax can help make a big project not seem so daunting. Try the books Chill: Stress-Reducing Techniques for a More Balanced, Peaceful You or My Anxious Mind: A Teen’s Guide to Managing anxiety and Panic.
A new Fear Street novel! Despite her friend's warning, Rachel is excited to attend Brendan Fear's birthday party at his family's estate on mysterious Fear Island, but soon someone introduces a game of murder and all of the guests are in danger and trapped on the island.
Free Comic Book Day is one day each year - the first Saturday in May - when comic shops celebrate comics! Find out how area comic book stores plan to make the day special with face painting, giveaways of comic books and the appearance of your favorite characters at freecomicbookday.com and click on the Comic Book Day locator to find an event near you.
Check out the video below to see what Stan Lee has to say about Free Comic Book Day. (Note: Links open in new window)
The Library is also celebrating with a Design Your Your Character graphic novel program. The program is on Saturday May 3rd at 1:00 pm. Local comic book artist Julian Dassai will be there and will give tips and techniques and walk you through the process of designing a character. So, get ready to draw!! Registration is required and the program is for 5th to 8th graders; register here.
The library also has a great collection of comics, manga, and graphic novels - everything from superheroes, to mystery, to realistic stories, to classics re-imagined in graphic novel form, and more. Check out the links below for some favorite picks.
Happy (Comic Book) Reading!
Panic is a secret game that pits player against player in mental and physical challenges designed to push them to the breaking point. Only one person in the poor town of Carp, New York will win the $67,000 prize. Heather never planned to play, but nothing is going to keep her from winning.
Two of you exist. Only one will survive. West Grayer lives in a world where every person has a twin, or Alt. Only one can survive to adulthood, and West has just received her notice to kill her Alt.
Are you Boho? Grunge? Hippie? A Teddy Girl? And what, exactly, is a kirtle? The Fashion Book examines the history of fashion and explains how to incorporate classic looks into a modern wardrobe.
In modern-day England, where witches live alongside humans, Nathan, son of a White witch and the most powerful Black witch, must escape captivity before his seventeenth birthday and receive the gifts that will determine his future.