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.
Annie Fleet, master scuba diver and history buff, is persuaded by her teacher to seek Cortez's long-lost treasure during a school trip to Mexico. She finds that her plans to get Josh to notice her are not the only thing in danger as rival treasure-hunters try to do away with her.
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.
New Teen Discovery Kits available for check out!
The UAPL has two new Discovery Kits just for teens! Discovery Kits contain traditional materials like books and add a hands-on component. They’re a fun way to learn and experiment.
Teen Discovery Kit: Learn the Ukulele contains Includes three books, two CDs, one ukulele and one ukulele carrying case. It’s a great way to try out the instrument!
Teen Discovery Kit: Explore Circuitry Includes four books, one Makey Makey kit and one Little Bits base kit. This kit is a fun introduction to circuits and how they work including how to make actual bananas function as a keyboard! (Sorry, bananas are not included in the kit.)
The story of Jordan Romero, who at the age of 13 became the youngest person ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest. By age 15, he had reached the summits of the world's seven highest mountains.
Friday May 2nd the blockbuster movie season starts!
- The Amazing Spider Man 2 - (May 2nd)
- Godzilla - (May 16th)
- X-Men: Days of Future Past - (May 23rd)
- Maleficent - (May 30th)
Watch the Amazing Spider Man battle super-villians from the mysterious company Oscorp.
Godzilla, the world's most famous monster, battles Earth-made mutant monsters.
In X-men: Days of Future Past, Wolverine is sent to the past to change an event disastrous to both mutants and humans.
Maleficent is the live-action, dark horror fantasy of the Sleeping Beauty story. There are no singing fairies in this Disney version!
May will be a fun month to go to the movies!
Jake's father disappears while working on mysterious experiments for the reclusive Oberon Venn. His father was experimenting with a black mirror that is a portal to both the past and the future. Jake is determined to use the mirror to find out the truth. Many others also seek the mirror, but only one can succeed.
In an alternate nineteenth-century America that is still a colony of Britain's industrial empire, sixteen-year-old Charlotte and her fellow refugees' struggle to survive is interrupted by a newcomer with no memoryof his escape, but bearing secrets about a terrible future that awaits all the refugees exiled from the empire.
Want to take a picture? It's simple, right. You just pull out your phone and snap, it's done. Well, photography hasn't always been so easy. In the early days of photography, people had to hold completely still for up to 10 minutes. That's probably why no one is ever smiling in the photos. Then the image had to be processed with casutic chemicals in an extremely dark room. Photography was a time-comsuming, expensive process that often lead to more failed images than successful ones.
In a new biography of one of the first professional female photographers, Stand There! She Shouted by Susan Goldman Rubin, we learn how Julia Margaret Cameron turned failure (fuzzy, slightly out of focus photos) into a trademark style. Many of her photographs now hang in the Victoria and Albert Museum in England, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Often using family members as her subjects, a portrait of her great-niece Rachel Gurney taken in 1872 entitled “I Wait” is among one of Cameron's most recognized images.
Check out these titles to learn more about how photographs have impacted history and how to take awesome photos of your life and times.
A bone-crunching journey from football's origins to the latest research on concussion and traumatic brain injuries in the sport. Fourth Down and Inches features exclusive photography and interviews with scientists, players, and the families of athletes who have literally given everything to the game.