Banned Books Week begins next week (Septenber 30th) and runs until October 6th, We've put up a page to highlight this event as well as links and a list of the Top Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books in 2011. Click here to look at it.
September 2012 Archives
With the assistance of our Teens4Teens student volunteer group, we've put together another SAT Practice Test to be held on Monday September 24th at 4:00 pm. (Details here.) This is not an official test but just a run-through so students apprehensive about taking the actual exam will know what to expect on October 6th or later. (Info on the actual SAT tests can be found here.)
Seating is limited (20 seats) but we still have some room left. You can register online for our practice test here.
Last June we mentioned that the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) was offering a new Teen Book Finder app that "highlights books and media from YALSA's awards and selected book and media lists". Now we've provided an available link for you to download the application onto your iPod, iPod Touch or iPad. You can find the link on our "Read This" page here, then scroll down to "Readers and Writers". Or simply go to the iTunes App Store directly by clicking here.
If you do download it, let us know how you like it. We'll share your responses here on the blog. Thanks.
BTW Last June's previous post on the app can be read here.
If the thought of writing your college entrance essay fills you with dread, don't panic. Help is on the way! Alan Gelb, the author of "Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps," will be here Saturday September 15 at 11:00 am to present his tips and techniques necessary in creating a personal narrative that makes you stand out from the rest. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.