Looking for a great story that's fun to read? These books feature middle school boys dealing with the ups and downs of life. Some tell realistic stories that will make you laugh or cry (or both), while others include fantasy and adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Dealing with a serious crush that makes you say dumb things whenever they're around? Have a friend that sometimes acts more like an enemy? Love sports and hate school? Figuring out how to handle your ability to manipulate the multiverse? Wish you were Spider-man? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we've got a book for you!    

Sal & Gabi break the universe by Carlos Alberto Pablo Hernandez
Tight by Torrey Maldonado
dance party hands in air under strobe light

It's PCCS Spring Break!   Unless you go on vacation, nine consecutive days with no school can make a person go stir-crazy.  If you need a break from your break, check out our Dance Party kit

This Experience to Go kit has everything you need to throw a dance party at home.  Mixtape? Check.  Links to tunes on Hoopla? Check.  Link to a curated list of dance videos on YouTube? Check.  A strobe light that pulses to any music you play? Check. 

Parents, help your tots get their wiggles out (or bust a move on your own!).  Students, take your Fortnite dance skills up a notch by using the interactive strobe light while completing challenges.

Our Dance Party kit brings the fun to everyone! 

New Year, New Goals

The start of a new year means new reading goals, and CPL's Spark Your Year workbook includes two special Spark Sheets to help you meet those goals. 

If you're like many people, you may want some guidance and encouragement (and book suggestions).  We've collected some of the most popular and engaging reading challenges to help you get started.  Check out the list below to find one that suits you. You can also track your books and set a reading goal on Goodreads

 

Book Riot's 2019  Read Harder Challenge

PopSugar's 2019  Reading Challenge

Bookish's 2019  Reading Challenge

EpicRead's 2019  Reading Challenge

PBS'  Great American Read book list

Penguin Books'  100 Must-Read Classics

Reading  Challenges for Kids

If none of these inspire you, take a look at this big  compilation of 2019 reading challenges

Be sure to check out all the ways you can Spark Your Year

Happy reading!

 

Bad Art Night: Valentines

Vintage clown valentine

 

Bad Art Night is back, just in time for Valentine's Day! Forget Hallmark. This year, present your sweetie with a homemade token of your love instead. We'll provide the supplies and you create an ugly valentine. Join us for this freestyle crafting event on Thursday, February 7, 2019 6:30-8:00 pm - absolutely no skill required!  

Participants will have 45 minutes to create something dreadful. Then, each valentine will be displayed, and light refreshments served, while participants vote for their favorite valentine. The winner will be recognized as the Best Bad Artist of Love and receive a trophy. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now. Good luck!  

 

This program is for 18+.  

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

winter season keyboard

The information below is provided by the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) and the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) at the Department of Homeland Security.

Holiday Scams and Malware Campaigns

Original release date: November 19, 2018

As the holidays approach, NCCIC reminds users to be aware of seasonal scams and malware campaigns. Users should be cautious of unsolicited emails that contain malicious links or attachments with malware, advertisements infected with malware, and requests for donations from fraudulent charitable organizations, which could result in security breaches, identify theft, or financial loss.

NCCIC recommends the following actions:

If you believe you are a victim of a scam or malware campaign, consider the following actions:

Stay safe this season! 

This year has been great for adaptations. Check out this list of new and upcoming movies and TV shows based on books, then grab one and get reading! 

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

May 20, 2018 (HBO)

Michael B. Jordan, Aaron Davis, Sofia Boutella

August 10, 2018

Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay, Michiel Huisman

Bad Art Night

 

Join us for this freestyle crafting event on Tuesday, October 16, 7:00-8:30 pm. We'll provide the art supplies, you create something terrible. Hideous painting,  tacky sculpture,  ghastly drawing,  the sky's the limit - as long as it's bad! 

Participants will have 45 minutes to create something dreadful. Then,  each piece will be displayed and attendees will enjoy light refreshments as they vote for the worst piece of art. The winner will have the distinction of Best Bad Artist and receive the Bad Art trophy. Good luck!  

This program is for 18+. Registration is required. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Keeping it Real: How to Spot Fake News

Have you ever shared something on social media only to learn that it's not 100% accurate? Or, worse still, wholly untrue? If so, you're not alone. In today's hyper-connected world we're inundated with information and it's not always clear where that information comes from. It can be difficult to separate fact from fiction in such an environment - but we can help!

Join us on Saturday, September 29, 10-11:30 am to learn how to identify common types of digital information, as well as tips and tricks for sorting fact from fiction. Don't be embarrassed - identify bias, bluster, and baloney before you share!   

Ages 18+.  Registration is required. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Make Facebook Fun Again

Concerned about keeping your data safe after the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data scandal? Tired of ads, spam, and political posts in your news feed when all you want to do is keep in touch with friends and laugh at animal memes? Join us, and we'll show you how to maintain your privacy and keep your sanity. Learn how to tailor Facebook to meet your needs and help you live your best life. Make Facebook fun again! Ages 18+. Registration is required.

 

*Participants must have a valid Facebook account, know their log-in information (user name and password), and be comfortable using Facebook. Instruction will take place using desktop and laptop computers. 

 

Stressed Businessman by Emma Woo/Shutterstock.com 

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