Tag Archives: Teen Tech Week

Teen Tech Week Ends!

18 Mar

Saturday was the last day of Teen Tech Week. All last week we posted book reviews, trailers, and polls related to technology and what the library has to offer. Today is your last chance to comment on any of the posts and/or answer any of the polls in order to be entered to win a cool prize such as an autographed book. Don’t miss out!

Under the Never Sky, Book Trailer

15 Mar

Have you read this book? Do you want to? Leave us a comment for a chance to be entered to win a cool prize in honor of Teen Tech Week!

Answer the poll: LML’s online resources

14 Mar

Answer the poll below to be entered in a drawing to win a prize for Teen Tech Week!

Answer the poll: Movies

13 Mar

Answer the poll below about techie movies to be entered to win a prize for Teen Tech Week!

Answer the poll: Books

12 Mar

Answer the poll below about fiction books that deal with technology. You’ll be entered to win a prize for Teen Tech Week!

The Future of Us, Review

11 Mar

The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler

A while ago we gave you one reader’s opinion. Below is another. Leave us a comment to be entered to win a prize for Teen Tech Week such as an autographed book!

Plot: It’s 1996, and Josh and Emma have been neighbors their whole lives. They’ve been best friends almost as long – at least, up until last November, when Josh did something that changed everything. Things have been weird between them ever since, but when Josh’s family gets a free AOL CD in the mail,his mom makes him bring it over so that Emma can install it on her new computer. When they sign on, they’re automatically logged onto their Facebook pages. But Facebook hasn’t been invented yet. And they’re looking at themselves fifteen years in the future.

By refreshing their pages, they learn that making different decisions now will affect the outcome of their lives later. And as they grapple with the ups and downs of what their futures hold, they’re forced to confront what they’re doing right – and wrong – in the present.

For some reason I have always been interested in the idea of time travel and while this is not traveling to the future, it shows Emma and Josh how even little decisions they make today can affect their lives in fifteen years.  Imagine all those small things you decide on each day from what to wear, to what time to leave the house, what to eat or buy.  Nothing that seems life changing, especially far off in the future, but what if it is?  Thinking about September 11th I always remember the people who were late to work at the World Trade Center, or on vacation, or off at an off-site meeting and how that one decision led to them still being here.  We never know which small decision is going to set in motion where we will be or what we will be doing or who we will be with in the future.

Emma sees herself in fifteen years and sees a woman who is unhappy with her life, so she sets out to fix things like not meeting her future husband at college and then looks for the ripples from that.  Each time she changes something she refreshes the page to see how it fixes things.  She sees how decisions small and large can modify the future she sees.  Josh is a little more leery of looking too much at the future. He sees a picture he is happy with and doesn’t want to mess with it.  But in looking into the future they realize that they need to look at the now too.

Would you recommend this book? Yes.

4 stars


Teen Tech Week Begins!

11 Mar

Yesterday was the start of Teen Tech Week! The 2013 theme is Check In @ Your Library. We invite you to check out what technology the library has to offer through our online databases and homework help, and other cool things like eBooks, audiobooks, movies, and music! And they’re all free 🙂

Each day this week we will post something related to technology, including book reviews, book trailers, and polls. All we are asking YOU to do is comment on our posts and/or answer the polls. The more times you do, the more chances you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a cool prize such as an autographed copy of a book.

So be sure to Check In @ the blog every day this week!

Teen Tech Week 2012: Geek Out!

10 Mar

In honor of Teen Tech Week this year, take a moment to think about how much technology has changed over the years, even just since last year. How many pieces of “older” technology do you still own/have in your household?

Examples: toaster, typewriter, tv without a flat screen, computer without a flat screen, a telephone that is not cordless, a radio, VCR, walkman, etc.

Compare that to how many of the latest gadgets you have, such as a cell phone, flat screen tv, flat screen computer monitor, laptop, toaster oven, mp3 player or any other portable music playing device, DVD player, Blu-ray player, Kindle or any other type of e-reader, GPS,  Wii or any other type of video game system, etc.

Remember when you had to write in a diary instead of on your blog? Why not send us a book review to post on OUR blog? Whether you loved, liked or hated a particular book, we would love to hear from you! Visit our submissions page to send it over!

Last day of Teen Tech Week…leave us some comments!

12 Mar

Now here’s something to think about:

If you couldn’t use technology (ie. Cell phone, TV, computer, iPod, etc.) for one week, the worst thing would definitely be (rate them in order, starting with the worst):

a)      I would have so much to tell my friends and no way to tell them until I saw them at lunch!

b)      I would be so bored if I couldn’t text, go online, watch TV and listen to music!

c)       What if I ran out of gas or got a flat tire and didn’t have a cell phone to call for assistance? Would I just have to wait for somebody to see me and hope they pull over to help?!

d)      I need my *insert TV show title here* fix!

How do you feel about social networking?

12 Mar

Instead of Book Trailer Friday, just answer the question below for a chance to be entered into our Teen Tech Week raffle to win a prize!

What is your favorite social networking site online? (Ie. Facebook, WordPress, Myspace, etc.) Is there one that you really dislike?

We hope to hear from you!