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Get Connected @ Your Library - Teen Tech Week 2009

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Tech Talk for Teens

Tech books to check out at the Jasper County Public Library

Careers for computer buffs
Interviews by Andrew Kaplan ; photographs by Eddward Keating and Carrie Boretz .
Interviews with fourteen people who work in careers of interest to young people who like computers, including software musician, software developer, and systems engineer.

Little Brother
Cory Doctorow
After being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, California, seventeen-year-old Marcus, released into what is now a police state, decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.

Digital technology
Chris Woodford
Digital Technology examines how the digital revolution is shaping daily life in many ways: the basics of digitizing information of all kinds and spreading it around the world at the touch of a keypad, how digital-based technologies work, whether the digital revolution and the explosion in instant information will be helpful or invade our privacy and security.

Tom Clancy's net force : the ultimate escape
Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik
The Net Force fights all criminal activity on-line. But a group of teen experts knows just as much about computers as their adult superiors.They are the Net Force Explorers...

The New way things work
David Macaulay, with Neil Ardley.
Text and numerous detailed illustrations introduce and explain the scientific principles and workings of hundreds of machines. Includes new material about digital technology.


A Teen Tech Week Activity -- Make Your Own CD Cover!

1 - Go to "wikipedia." Hit “random” or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Search for "Random quotations" or click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days” or click http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use photoshop, the gimp, picnik or a similar program to put it all together.

5 - Print it, or post it to your MySpace or FaceBook with this text in the "caption" and TAG the friends you want to join in.

6 - Email us a copy and we'll post it on our flickr site.