If you like THE YOUNG ELITES, then try SPARE AND FOUND PARTS .
Here’s Why: In a city devastated by an epidemic, where survivors are all missing parts—an arm, a leg, an eye—Nell has always been an outsider. Her father is the famed scientist who created the biomechanical limbs that everyone now uses. But she’s the only one with her machinery on the inside: her heart. Since the childhood operation, she has ticked. Like a clock, like a bomb. And as her community rebuilds, everyone is expected to contribute to the society’s good … but how can Nell live up to her father’s revolutionary ideas when she has none of her own?
Then she finds a lost mannequin’s hand while salvaging on the beach, and inspiration strikes. Can Nell build her own companion in a world that fears advanced technology? The deeper she sinks into this plan, the more she learns about her city—and her father, who is hiding secret experiments of his own.
If you like BONES, then try BLOOD, BULLETS, AND BONES
Here’s why: Since the introduction of DNA testing, forensic science has been in the forefront of the public’s imagination. But forensic analysis has been practiced for thousands of years. Ancient Chinese detectives studied dead bodies for signs of foul play, and in Victorian England, officials used crime scene photography and criminal profiling to investigate the Jack the Ripper murders. BLOOD, BULLETS, and BONES uses real-life cases to tell the history of modern forensic science, from the first test for arsenic poisoning to fingerprinting, firearm and blood spatter analysis, DNA evidence, and all the important milestones in between.
Flashback Fridays - Midtown Carnegie Branch Library 3:30 p.m. in the Teen Room for grades 6-12. From Shrinky Dinks to classic board games to old-time rock ‘n’ roll, step back in time with crafts, music and activities. Materials will be provided. Call 862-0135
Teen Friday Nights - Library Station 6-8 p.m. in the Frisco Room for grades 6-12 unless specified. Anime Night for age 14-grade 12: Make anime accessories, meet fellow fans and watch some of your favorite animes, rated TV-14 or under. If it’s Friday night, there’s something going on at the Station just for teens. Call 865-1340