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Explore Learning Pathways: Technology for Adults & Teens

Resistors on circuits and LEDs on trinkets. Robotic crickets and physics experiments. Sirens that howl and gadgets that fly - These are a few of my favorite things! If you enjoy these things too, then you definitely want explore Technology!

Our hometown libraries offer an avalanche full of technology and science rich resources, both online and in print, for learners of all ages. But on this Pathway eager explorers, teens and adults alike, will enjoy oodles of tinkering tasks on these cold winter nights!

So pull down those learning winter caps - and let's get started with Technology for Teens and Adults!

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Grab a Great Book or DVD


Genius125 Physics Projects for the Evil Genius by Jerry Silver

Teaches basic principles of physics through experiments and explanations of the results.



MakerSkillsThe Big Book of Maker Skills: Tools & Techniques for Building Great Tech Projects by Chris Hackett and the editors of Popular Science

Readers learn classic, tried-and-true techniques from the shop class of yore--how to use a metal lathe, or pick the perfect drill bit or saw--and get introduced to a whole new world of modern manufacturing technologies, like using CAD software, printing circuits, and more.


STEMThe Everything STEM Handbook: Help Your Child Learn and Succeed in the Fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math by Rihab Sawah, MS, MA, and Anthony Clark, PhD

Look inside for ideas and activities to stimulate your child's interest in these fascinating subjects. With easy-to-understand examples, problem-solving tips, and hands-on projects your family can create together, this guide gives you the tools you need to help your kids excel and foster a lifetime love of learning".

Teen Fiction


InsigniaInsignia by S.J. Kincaid

Tom, a fourteen-year-old genius at virtual reality games, is recruited by the United States Military to begin training at the Pentagon Spire as a Combatant in World War III, controlling the mechanized drones that do the actual fighting off-planet.


FeedFeed by M.T. Anderson

In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.

Download a Great Book Through OverDrive

iPadiPad Geekery: 50 Insanely Cool Hacks and Mods for Your Apple Tablet by Guy Hart-Davis 

Take your iPad to its limits- and way beyond- when you've already mastered iPad essentials.


MakeMake: Getting Started with Arduino by Massimo Banzi

Arduino is the open source prototyping platform for artists, hobbyists, students, and anyone who wants to create interactive physical environments. 




Looking for more books and DVDs on these subjects?
Our catalog can help!










Attend Free Library Programs

Check the PLS online library calendar to find more Teen technology programs and Adult technology programs.



Dig Deeper With Databases

Use your library card to access technology information from magazines, newspapers and professional journals


EBSCOhost -  Access these technology resources through this comprehensive database:

EncyclopediaBritannicaEncyclopedia Britannica - A familiar resource, digitized and including sound, video and other multimedia features.

Download Free Magazines Through Flipster
Use Pioneer’s Flipster service to view free digital Technology magazines on your mobile device or desktop.


  • Mental Floss
  • Popular Photography
  • Popular Mechanics Magazine
  • Popular Science
  • Science News
Explore These Technology Magazines at Your Library




For more technology resources available at your library check out the Explore Learning category articles in the December WORD magazine or in the Explore Learning Pathways lists on the OverDrive homepage.


As always, if you don’t see the resources for the particular goal you have in mind, your hometown librarian will be happy to help!