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Welcome to the Navajo County public libraries' page for Teens and Young Adults!
 
Check out the tabs up top! You'll find everything from the hottest and latest teen reads to homework help ... and fun things to explore when you need a break from homework!

Vote for the Teens Top Ten Books!
YALSA – Teens' Top Ten books of 2017
 
Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Voting is open from August 15 to through Teen Read Week, which is October 8-14, 2017! The Top Ten titles will be announced the week of October 18, 2017, so check back to see the winners!

Vote for up to 3 Books – THIS VOTING IS FOR TEENS ONLY
Click here to see the 26 titles and vote for your three choices.


 

Khan Academy can help with AP-Classes
Khan Academy's free AP videos, articles, and practice exercises are designed to build the knowledge and skills needed for AP-level courses. Teachers can use them as part of their class, and students can use them anytime for extra help. Check them out:

                            Ancient Mesopotamia
 
Learn why Mesopotamia is considered to be the "cradle of civilization" by clicking here.







                             Indus Valley Civilization
 
Explore the technology, art, architecture, and agriculture of this ancient civilization by clicking here.







                             Pre-contact Americas
 
Journey through sixteen thousand years of history in the Americas by clicking here.






 

August Events in History
August 1: Battle of the Nile - Turning Point in the Napoleonic Wars 1798
August 2: Einstein's Letter: Beginning of the Atomic Age 1939
August 2: The Potsdam Conference 1945
August 3: Jesse Owens - Great Olympic Champion 1936
August 4: Betrayal of Anne Frank and Her Family 1944
August 5: Uprising in Warsaw 1944
August 6: Hiroshima - First Atomic Bomb Dropped on Japan 1945
August 7: American Anarchy - Whiskey Rebellion 1794
August 7: James Joyce - Ulysses Censorship Win in US 1934
August 8: Fireships and the Battle of Gravelines 1588
August 8: Richard Nixon Resigns as America's President 1974
August 9: Bombing of Nagasaki 1945
August 9: Thoreau Publishes ''Walden'' 1854
August 9: Jesse Owens Wins a 4th Gold Medal 1936
August 10: Magellan Begins His Voyage of Discovery 1519
August 11: The Rock: Alcatraz Island and First Civilian Prisoners 1934
August 12: Frederick Douglass 1922
August 12: Sue, the T.rex, Discovered in South Dakota 1990
August 13: Cardinal Richelieu - Hero or Villain? 1624
August 13: Berlin Becomes a Divided City 1961
August 13: Endeavour and the Damaged Heat Tiles 1989
August 14: Early Days of Baseball 1866
August 14: Early Recording Played on Edison Phonograph 1888
August 15: Emperor Hirohito Announces the War is Over 1945
August 15: Sistine Chapel Dedicated 1483
August 16: Klondike Gold Rush and the Trump Fortune 1896
August 16: Robespierre Demands Formation of Revolutionary Tribunal 1792
August 17: J.E.B. Stuart Given Cavalry Command for Army of Northern Virginia 1862
August 18: Death of Genghis Khan, the Great Conqueror 1227
August 18: 19th Amendment Passes When Harry Burn Changes His Vote 1920
August 18: Steve Biko Arrested at Police Roadblock 1977
August 18: The Lost Colony of Roanoke 1590
August 19: When Iran and the US Became Enemies 1953
August 19: Salem Witch Trials - Execution of George Burroughs 1692
August 19: Damaging the US-Iranian Friendship 1953
August 19: Boxing - Early Rules in Britain 1681
August 20: Charles Darwin First Publishes His Theory on ''Natural Selection'' 1858
August 21: Quantrill's Raiders Attack the Town and People of Lawrence, Kansas 1863
August 21: Nat Turner Leads a Slave Rebellion 1831
August 22: The American Colonies Rebel 1775
August 23: Non-Aggression Pact and Stalingrad 1939
August 24: Pompeii: From Devastation to a Living Museum 79 A.D.
August 25: Liberation of Paris and the Story of Georges Dukson 1944
August 25: Galileo Demonstrates His First Telescope 1609
August 26: Battle of Crecy and the English Longbow 1346
August 26: Amistad ''Slaves'' Recaptured off Long Island Sound 1839
August 27: Krakatoa Explodes, Producing the Loudest Sound Ever Recorded 1883
August 27: LIFE Publishes ''The War Is Over'' Photo 1945
August 28: Slavery Emancipation Act in the UK 1833
August 28: Emmett Till - Murder in Mississippi 1955
August 28: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Delivers His ''I Have a Dream Speech'' 1963
August 29: USSR Tests Its First Nuclear Bomb 1949
August 29: John Locke - Influenced America's Founding Fathers - Born in 1632
August 30: Thurgood Marshall Confirmed as Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court 1967
August 30: Attempted Assassination of Lenin Leads to ''Red Terror'' 1918
August 31: Jack the Ripper - His First Victim 1888
August 31: Princess Diana - Car Crash in Paris 1997
August 31: ''The Scream'' by Edvard Munch, Recovered by Norwegian Police 2006

 

 

Shmoop tests your knowledge of the Internet:

6 Things You Didn't KnowAbout the Internet

1. It's physical.

The internet might seem intangible, but it still relies on a physical system. It's an entire web of connected wires and cables. Try not to trip over 'em.
 

2. It has a very small vocabulary.

Computers may seem really smart, but they only work with 1s and 0s. Really. All that high-speed calculation and rapid information processing comes down to the manipulation of two numbers. 

3. It takes up space.

Just because you can store something in the cloud doesn't mean that it doesn't take up space somewhere. When you send an email, upload a file, or Skype your friends across the ocean, that data has to exist somewhere and…it does. Through a server.

4. It knows where you live.

Every computer on the internet connects from a unique IP address. It's just like a regular address, except that the actual numbers for individual IP addresses can change every session. Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) holds on to a bank of addresses and sends your computer a new one any time you log in.

5. The Cold War is its mom.

When the Soviet Union launched Sputnik in 1957, President Eisenhower saw that little antennae-decorated space ball shoot into the sky and rounded up a group of the nation's brightest scientists to address the concern. Yada yada yada...the internet was born.

6. All those acronyms mean something.

That http at the beginning of a URL? That stands for hypertext transfer protocol. Speaking of URL, that one stands for uniform resource locator, the character-based address of a particular file on the internet. And of course there's www, the world wide web. Get friendly with more acronyms with our internet glossary.




 

Freading eBooks for School Help
There is no need to worry about school if your prepared. More reading to make this school year a great one includes:
 
Mathematics Minus Fear
Does the thought of a math exam make you freeze with fright? Your not alone. 'Mathematics Minus Fear' can help. It covers concepts such as fractions and percentages with humor and clear language.
 
Be The Best At Science by Rebecca Risman
Award-winning children's author Rebecca Risman offers this fun and fascinating introduction to science for younger children. It's an an excellent way get younger students interested in the importance of science.
 
Up Your Score SAT 2016-2017
This SAT guide is written completely by students who have received top scores on the SAT's. It gives tips on everything from the most effective methods of preparation to ways to relax at exam time. Because its written by students, it's as fun to read as it is helpful. 
 
The Naked Roommate
This New York Times Best Selling Guide is a must read for all college students. It gives advice on how to deal with roommates, tips on getting through difficult classes, and much more. 
 
"This was recommended by a counselor at my son's college. He is not a big reader but he loved this book and said it helped him a lot."
-An Amazon. com reader review

 Click here to go to the FREADING site

 

Great Homework Help Site - Khan Academy
Explore fascinating historical events, meet the “father of geometry”, and marvel at the phenomenon of light this month with Khan Academy. Happy learning!
The Khan Academy team

Looking for scholarships?
GoodCall offers a database filled with available scholarships! Check out their site here.
 

It's all about the Books!

Nashville Public Library team celebrates library cards in this adaptation of Meghan Trainor’s performance of “All About That Bass,” as seen on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.


Top 10 Most Popular College Majors
Shmoop - We speak student

1. Psychology 

The only major that grows when people are shrinking. See: Psychology of Influence for a slice or Psychology, Semester A for the bigger picture.

2. Biology 

Perfect for cell-centered people. See: Biology, Semester A.

3. Business

The major where your business is everyone's business. See: Financial Literacy.

4. Computer Science

We're not scary computer hacker nerds, we promise. (And there's no prior experience necessary thanks to our Digital Literacy course.)

5. Health Sciences 

For those who have a healthy obsession with health. See: Body Image and Eating Disorders.

6. English 

Book-lovers and grammar queens unite. See: Contemporary Literature...or the zillion other English courses we have.

7. Political Science 

The major where students play president. See: Social Contract Theory or Politics and the Media, depending on how old-school or new-school you want to get.

8. Engineering 

We hate to break it to you, but if you're going to be an engineer, you'll need math. See: Algebra I, Semester A. (Before you get to studying, narrow it down to which type of engineering you're interested in: Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical...whatever floats your boat.)

9. Criminology 

You have the right to remain silent...but that's no fun. See: Cyberbullying.

10. Economics 

Our econ resources put the "cent" in "incentive." See: Poverty in America.

Nothing jumping out at you? Don't sweat it. We've got loads more majors for you to consider, each with stats on college life, jobs for the major, and long-term prospects.

Hope the wait is worth it, SHMOOP

 


Math games
      Check out the Math Nook for LOTS of games, videos, tutorials, and fun stuff.
 
        http://www.mathnook.com/
 
 
 
 
 

SAT Scores of the Rich and Famous
A New York Times article recently posted the SAT scores of some well-known people that were posted after the College Board announced that it was returning tot he old 1,600 trading scale for the SAT exam:
 
1. Ben Affleck: "Ben had almost perfect SAT scores in high school.”
2. Ke$ha: 1,500
3. Bill Gates: 1,590
4. George W. Bush: 1,206
5. Al Gore: 1,355
6. Scarlett Johansson: 1,080
7. Bill Cosby: 500
8. Steve Wozniak: 800 on the math section
9. Ben Bernanke: 1,590
10. Jesse Eisenberg: 1,260
11. Alex Rodriguez: 910
12. James Franco: "Near-perfect.”

Wonderopolis Wonder of the Day
Learn something new every day in a fun and interesting way. Wonderopolis's "Wonder of the Day" introduces new topics daily. You can even subscribe to them via email so you don't miss a single one. Bookmark this link and start learning a little something each day.
Great Science Links!
Read about fascinating scientific news and developments.

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http://www.sciencenews.org/
http://www.newscientist.com/
http://www.popsci.com/
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/
http://www.scientificamerican.com/
http://discovermagazine.com/
http://naturalhistorymag.com/
http://www.nasa.gov/news/index.html
http://www.space.com/
http://scienceblogs.com/
http://www.sciencedaily.com/
http://www.sciencenow.org/

Featured Career - Magician
IllusionShmoop's website has many articles on different careers. The currently featured career is Magician. Find out what types of careers are available in this exciting field, including Stage Illusionists, Table Illusionists, Escape Artists, and Mentalists. Which is best for you? It depends on your skills and interests. Check out this article and get started right now.
Take Shmoop's Career Test
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Teens Create Their Own App Development Business
Fourteen-year-olds Max Colbert and Matt Dillabough are really taking their Computer Science dreams to the next level. Two years ago, they started the Menlo App Academy, which teaches sixth- through ninth-graders how to create apps. They've taught over 125 students, and the number is growing: they're looking to secure a grant to train up to 2,500 students. Yowza.

Want to start your own business to prop up your college application? Find out what it takes to be an entrepreneur here.


No Ladies Took AP Computer Science in Three States
File this under "needs improvement." Not one female student in Mississippi, Montana, or Wyoming took the  AP Computer Science test in 2013. On top of that shocking stat, only 20% of the 30,000 students who took the exam were female. This is extra sad because several studies have shown that computer science-related majors have the lowest rates of unemployment and the highest earning potential. Read more.
 
If you ladies are intrigued by computers or science or both of them together, check out this free  AP Computer Science A Practice Test.

Time Warp Trio
Based on the Time Warp Trio television series, this site offers educational games and adventures that help you learn about history in a fun way.
http://www.timewarptrio.com/

Teen eBooks through Freading!
  Young Adult and Children Collections are growing larger every week from Freading, our eBook supplier! If you haven't tried an eBook, click here to see what is available, as well as check out these suggestions:

                                STUDY HELP

If you or someone in your life is currently a student, don't forget that Freading has a profusion of exceptionally helpful study guides in addition to many titles at that are required reading. Need help studying for that exam about World War I or writing an essay about The Great Gatsby? Sparknotes are like tutors that are available to you 24 hours a day. 

 

     

  

ODDKINS: A Fable for All Ages

by DEAN KOONTZ 

Blockbuster author Dean Koontz’s first novel for young readers.  A beautifully illustrated and visually stunning story about a magical band of living toys who learn to overcome the fears we all face in the dark.

*This is a great book for grades 2-6 (too scary for the little ones!)

GREAT BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS

  • Being Henry David by Cal Armistead
  • County Line Road by Marie Etzler
  • Instructions for a Broken Heart by Kim Culbertson
  • Twice Shy by  Patrick Freivald
  • Lost in Clover by Travis Richardson
  • Extreme Elvin by Chris Lynch
  • Liv, in the Moment by Tracy Dale
  • Purgatory Reign by LM Preston
  • The Locker by Richie Tankersley Cusick
  • The Other Shepards by Adele Griffin

LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS

Boys love books too!  

Here are some books with no frilly girly stuff!

  • The Heart of the Enemy by M. Zachary Sherman
  • Zeke Meeks vs the Horrifying TV-Turnoff Week by D.L. Green
  • Undertakers: The Rise of the Corpses by Ty Drago
  • Revenge: Jason Steed by Mark Cooper
  • The Devil's Sword by Douglas E. Richards
  • Last Stop (Watchers #1) by Peter Lerangis
  • The Twisted Window by Lois Duncan
  • The Mapmaker's Sons by V.L Burgess
  • Keeper of the Black Stones by PT McHugh
  • Wanderer by Roger Davenport

  

 


Cool Jobs!
Shart Traffic CopWhat do you think a cool job would be? Archaeologist? Astronaut? Oceanographer? How about a Flavor Chemist, or a Hacker, or even a Shark Traffic Cop?
 
 
Check out these enlightening videos about Cool Jobs from Discovery.com


62 Magical Facts About . . .Harry Potter
Harry Potter's birthday is July 31, the same day as his creator, J.K. Rowling. Click here for those 62 magical facts about the series.
Research Help
Do you have a big project coming up at school? Check out these web resources - they can get you information or point you in the right direction!
  • From NoodleTools : If you're not sure where to start, this chart can give you some direction on which web sites or search engines can provide you with the best information on your topic.
  • KidsClick! : Broken down by category, this site provides a list of web resources on every subject imaginable - designed by librarians.

College info

Are you trying to decide which college you'd like to attend? http://Study.com has basic admissions information on major colleges and universities in each state. They offer statistics on the colleges themselves as well as the cities that surround them. Check out the stats here.

 

If you're looking to take some free online courses, check out the list Education-Portal.com has put together. Listed by general subject area - including business, technology, science, and liberal arts - this site lists free online courses from some of the country's top universities.