« Saturday March 01, 2014 »
Start: 3:00 pm
      Youth Event: Eric Elfman, Neal Shusterman, and Steve HockensmithKids Love Science! Saturday, March 1, 3:00 p.m. Tesla's Attic by Eric Elfman and Neal Shusterman After their home burns down, 14-year-old Nick and his family move into a ramshackle Victorian house they've inherited. When Nick opens the door to his attic room, he's hit in the head by a toaster. That's just the beginning of his weird experiences. Nick befriends some local kids and they discover that all the old objects in the attic have extraordinary properties. What's more, Nick figures out that the attic is a strange magnetic vortex, which attracts all sorts of trouble. It's as if the attic itself has an intelligence . . . and a purpose. Fans of intrigue, action, humor, and nonstop surprises are guaranteed a read unlike any other... Nick and Tesla's High Voltage Danger Lab by Steve Hockensmith Nick and Tesla are bright 11-year-old siblings with a knack for science, electronics, and getting into trouble. When their parents mysteriously vanish, they’re sent to live with their Uncle Newt, a brilliant inventor who engineers top-secret gadgets for a classified government agency. It’s not long before Nick and Tesla are embarking on adventures of their own. Readers are invited to join in the fun as each story contains instructions and blueprints for five different projects.           
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