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Friday, June 20, 2014

Steampunk!...what is it?

One of the popular new genres in YA fiction lately is Steampunk!  You may or may not have heard of it, but it is definitely out there!  So what is Steampunk?

It first got it's beginnings as a literary genre.  Think Victorian England meets steam powered computers and contraptions.  Alternate History also tends to play a large role in Steampunk books (like what if WWII was won by the Germans, or never happened?!)

I think my favorite part of that post is when the blogger talks about how much Steampunk has infiltrated media beyond just books (TV shows, movies, graphic novels, video games, and even design).

There are even LOCAL groups that are dedicated to Steampunk as a way of expressing themselves beyond what they read or make.  I am speaking, of course, about Steampunk Chicago.

But it all started with the books!  Here are just a few of the great Steampunk titles we have in our Teen Collection for you to check out this summer:

And if that isn't enough, we are having an artist come on 
Tuesday, July 8
for "How to Draw Steampunk!"
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER, or call the Library at 630-529-1641.

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