Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern

Cammie McGovern‘s young adult novel Say What You Will is finding itself on many summer reading lists. The synopsis: John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars meets Rainbow Rowell’sEleanor & Park in this beautifully written, [...]

LA Times YA Summer Reading Guide

  In continuing our lists of summer reading lists, we’re happy to share with you the Los Angeles Times’ Summer Reading Guide for Young Adults. The list consists of only twelve books which are not even released yet, but they are [...]

Teen Events Coming up at Eugene Public Library

There are a couple of fun one time events are taking place in June at the Eugene Public Library. We’re highlighting the activities for teens below. If you’d like to see what’s up for younger children please click here. While [...]

Frozen Bananas on a Stick

There are lots of great recipes for frozen bananas online, but we liked this one because of its simplicity. You’ll need three ingredients, bananas, dark chocolate, and chopped nuts. Check it out!

Independent Bookstores’ Summer 2014 Reading List

We love summer reading lists! Today we’re thrilled to share the 2014 Summer Kids’ Indie Next List via the American Booksellers Association. All Next List picks are based on recommendations from booksellers at independent bookstores [...]

Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff

Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff is being hailed as “wholly original” and while it deals with characters who are into multi player/role playing games, you don’t have to be part of the gaming world to appreciate it. The [...]

Let’s do the Time Warp with Doctor Who

The Hillywood Show is the brainchild of internet celebrities, comedy sister duo Hilly & Hannah Hindi. Each parody features song & dance parodies of blockbuster films such as Twilight and Harry Potter along with popular TV shows & [...]

The Night Gardener by
Jonathan Auxier

We feel as though we’ve been waiting years for Jonathan Auxier’s latest book, The Night Gardener. But our wait, and yours is finally over because it’s on bookshelves now. The Synopsis: This much-anticipated follow-up to Jonathan [...]

How the Heart Actually Pumps Blood

Attention all future doctors, veterinarians, and researchers. If you’ve dreaded the time when you must study the heart, don’t panic. It’s not as complicated as you think. This fascinating new video from TEDed demonstrates [...]

Hypnotizing Time Lapse Micro Photography

Sometimes we have to take a moment to appreciate nature’s mysteries. These creatures, which are filmed very close up, really do look like aliens from another planet. This stop motion micro photography of animals of the Great Barrier Reef [...]

Vintage Cartoons in Foreign Languages

So you’re learning French, Spanish, German, Japanese or any other language in school and when school breaks for the summer you forget much of what you know. Have no fear. A fun and effective way to keep up on your foreign language skills [...]

Caged Warrior by Alan Lawrence Sitomer

For a relatively quick read, Caged Warrior by Alan Lawrence Sitomer has a very long synopsis: McCutcheon Daniels’ life is full of bone-cracking violence. As a star fighter in the gritty underground Mixed Martial Arts circuit in the [...]

What’s it Like to be a Marine Biologist?

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a marine biologist? Whether you work in the lab, in the field, or both, there are many types of marine biologists. Find out what it’s like from these experts: From Marine Biologist Grant [...]

Web Spinning Spider Goats via Coma Niddy

A new video by the (sometimes) rapper scientist Coma Niddy via SCI CODE and PBS Digital Studios explains how scientists are attempting to create an artificial spider silk, since spiders have been less than cooperative. From Coma Niddy: “Spider-Man [...]