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Greenwich Library card holders "can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles - from major Hollywood studios, and record companies- available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers". Click here to find out more.
And you Godzilla fans will really want to see this selection.
The first Saturday of May is coming up, and you know what that means! Free Comic Book Day! It'll take place in participating comic book shops on this Saturday, May 3rd. Go to the official FCBD web site to find a store near you by clicking here.
Of course you know Greenwich Library has a bunch of terrific graphic novel collections scattered about in various sections (Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction, Young Adult, and Humor), where you can find such diverse titles as Jeff Smith's Bone, The Walking Dead, Watchmen, the Scott Pilgrim series, Locke and Key, B.P.R.D. and Age of Bronze.
Plus we have collections of various vintage superhero and horror comics (this is one of my faves), newspaper comic strips like Dick Tracy, Garfiels and Peanuts,and manga titles like Naruto and Vampire Knight. Check out our online catalog to find out more about these books!
Teen Read Week, which promotes the crazy idea that reading can actually be fun, returns for another annual go-around starting this Sunday and lasting until the 19th. In celebration of the event, we've put together a smart-looking page on the library's Teens website here.
You can find a bunch of links there, including one that has a list of new books at Greenwich Library, one with an app you can download to find award-winning titles, and one that allows you to vote for titles to be included in the 2013 Teens Top Ten sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Heck, there's even Tumblr and Pinterest links you can check out!
This year's theme for TRW is "Seek the Unknown" at your library. (See picture above.) YALSA wants to encourage teen readers "to explore and learn about the unknown through mystery, adventure, sci-fi, and fantasy books."
Keeping with that theme,you might want to seek out works by such diverse writers as Cassandra Clare, Suzanne Collins, Ally Condie, Charles Higson, Anthony Horowitz, D.J. MacHale, Maggie Stiefvater, and Scott Westerfeld, as well as other authors not mentioned. Seeking the unknown -in this case, interesting books you might like to try out or revisit- can actually be a lot of fun! Have a great Teen Read Week!
The HH page includes links to sites like Biography Reference Bank, Country Profiles, Infoplease, Math.com and PhysicsCentral, among many others.Click here to see these sites and others that the library offers.
Need assistance in researching topics for homework assignments? Check out our databases on our Homework Helpers page here. With your Greenwich or Perrot Librray card, you can access such databses as the Biography Reference Center, MainFile and Middle SchoolPlus. For more info, click here. Enjoy!
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom which was held on August 28th, 1963. Organized by civil rights activists and labor and religious organizations, the March is believed to have helped pass both the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
The March was highlighted by Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's immortal "I Have A Dream" speech, which you can watch on the video below:
For more info about the March and it's historical importance, click here.
Stuck about what to read during the summer? Check out the Alex Awards website, whose winning titles for 2013 are up on their site here. The Awards "are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18" and can be found mostly in our general fiction area.
School's out for the summer and you probably would like to do something important -or at least FUN!- over the extended holiday. Our Greenwich Resources for Teens page lists a number of links to various groups and organizations that you can join/volunteer to keep busy (in a good way) over the summer. There's the American Red Cross, the Boys and Girls Club and Young Life of Greenwich, among others.And we also list various sports groups as well.
Here at the library, we have the Student Leadership Council, whose next meeting is July 1st. The Student Leaders help set up programs at the library that middle and high school students want to take part in.
Whatever group or activity you choose, check out our Resources page here for more information. Have a great summer!