Join us for our next Teen After Hours Lock-In (Friday, March 24th at 5pm) as we explore the classic works of Jules Verne (including Journey to the Center of the Earth, Around the World in 80 Days, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea) with games, crafts, and the power of your imagination. There will be running, there will be laughing, there will be snacks, and general merriment had by all. Registration and a signed permission are required and available in the teen room!
If you don’t know much about Jules Verne (I didn’t before planning this program), then you might not know that his works are considered to be among the earliest examples of steampunk. Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction that has a historical setting, usually nineteenth century, and typically features steam-powered machinery. There are fun gadgets, fancy dresses, and always crazy adventures! A few famous steampunk movies you might know are Wild Wild West (starring Will Smith), Atlantis, and Hugo.
Here’s a list of my top ten favorite teen steampunk novels!