In this future version of earth, the internet, data-mining and the human mind have been fused into one thing: the Feed. The feed is a constant stream of information into everyone’s brain that monitors thoughts and provides correlated information and advertizing based on current and past patterns of interest. Most people get the Feed at birth, and it has become an integral part of everyday life: a constant stream of information and communication. That is just the setting for the story. The story is that Titus decides to spend Spring Break on the moon, with his friends, and this is where he meets Violet Durn. She’s not like any girl Titus has ever met, and she is going to change his life forever.
Here are the following TEDxDarien Sunday sessions you can look forward to:
*December 5th, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. =Cancelled*
December 19th, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.
January 9th, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.
January 23rd, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.
February 6th, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.
Darien is proud to hold anothe TEDx event in partnership with the Darien Library. Join the greatest minds of our time. Come, watch, listen, discuss, and be a part of innovative, remarkable ideas worth spreading.
TEDXDarien is an offically sanctioned, independently organized extension of TED. Each meeting we will feature a video of one of the most memorable TED talks ever given. It will then be followed by a round-table discussion that will include all who attend. The entire event will only last an hour, but the transformative ideas you wil hear and discuss will stay with you forever. This program is for teens and adults. Refreshments will be served.
Sunday December 19th
4:00- 5:00 p.m.
1441 Post Road
Darien CT 06820
Conference Room on the Mezzanine Level
Spread the word.
When Finnikin was nine years old, he was warned that he must take a blood oath to save his kingdom, Lumatere. He and his friends, the Prince, and Lucien of the Monts, shed blood and swore:
The Prince to die defending the Royal House;
Finnikin that he would be the protector and guide to the Royal Family;
and Lucien that he would be the light toward whom they would travel in times of need.
Then the unspeakable happened: the Royal Family was massacred and the people separated. Thousands of Lumaterans are now spread out across the neighbor kingdoms, starving and sick, unable to return to their homes. Those remaining inside Lumatere have not been heard from in ten years. Finnikin is travelling with his foster-father from refugee camp to refugee camp, when they are summoned by a rumor: the Prince may be alive. If Finniken can find the Prince, together they may be able to take his people home.
Finnikin of the Rock is a fantasy, an adventure and a really well written story. You'll love it.
On Monday, December 29 at 3 p.m. in the Teen Lounge.
Learn to make AWESOME glogs, way way better than this one:
P.S.: A glog is a multimedia poster that has videos, links, text, music and more. You can print them out, share them on facebook/twitter/etc. or embed them on your website/blog.
Jack Perdu is a Classics geek, a ninth grader who spends his free time helping a Yale professor translate the Metamorphosis. After he’s hit by a car, he begins to see ghosts. When his worried Dad sends him to a doctor in New York, Jack gets led down into the New York underworld: the home of New York ghosts beneath the city. Remembering the Greek myth of Orpheus, who attempted to travel to the underworld to return his dead wife Eurydice to life, Jack begins to search for his mother, who died when he was a child. He is accompanied by Euri, a ghost who becomes his friend as the two work to find Jack’s mom and elude the Underworld guards.
There is a lot to The Night Tourist: Jack’s sadness over losing his mom and his hope that he may soon find her, his friendship with Euri, who has her own sadness, the mythology that colors the story, as Jack recalls the myths that have been his obsession. It’s a really good adventure, and a fun read. The audio version is also available, and is a really great listen! You can check out the sequel, The Twilight Prisoner as well.
On Monday at 3:30 p.m.
in the Teen Lounge
We're screening Up.
It's the story of an elderly man with a dream to visit South America, the eager Wilderness Explorer who stows away on the trip, and a dog who can talk.
It's a great way to start the week!
Melinda is starting the first day of the ninth grade as an outcast. No one will speak to her, but more than a few people will talk about her behind her back, or just loudly enough for her to hear their laughing. Her former friends have all found new cliques, and when Melinda walks into the cafeteria she’s greeted by a wad of mashed potatoes launched at her shirt. It all started at the party, and there is nothing to do but endure it. Melinda’s parents are mostly absent: they communicate via fridge post-its and the occasional lecture. Her teachers have either maliciously written her off as a troublemaker, or are so weird that there’s no hope of getting through to them. Melinda stops speaking, but will anyone notice or care?
Speak is a story about pain and isolation. Melinda, whose thoughts and experiences the reader knows, is deeply hurt, but in her world, she feels like she has no support. Her friends, parents and teachers have failed her or ignore her, and in her state she is unable to reach out. Speak involves both descent into depression and recovery—there is hope in this story, but also terrible events.
Today at 3 p.m.
Tony Stark: Billionaire. Weapons Manufacturer. Superhero.
The government wants the Iron Man suit.
A physicist with a personal vendetta is trying to destroy Tony.
His best friend has become the War Machine.
in the Teen Lounge
We Love Wednesdays and we love our new blue glittery duct tape wallets.