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Thumbnail image for jan-calendar.jpgAnd the whole month of January is "Get Organized Month"? There are a lot of special observances out there, both serious and silly. To see who or what we will be celebrating this upcoming year check out this fun website called Brownielocks. This is a great resource for the "Daily, Weekly, Monthly Official (Not Made Up) Bizarre, Crazy, Goofy, Silly, Dumb, Strange, Wacky, Weird, Unknown, Respected & Traditional Holidays." Have fun looking around! And get ready because Grapefruit Month will soon be upon us...

Teen Read Week Returns October 13-19!

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TEENREADWEEK.pngTeen 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!

SEEKTHEUNKWON.pngThis 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!

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Homework Helper Reminder

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Sure, the library's closed today (Friday) for Staff Development Day, but if you need to look up stuff for homework or research assignments, we've got the Homework Helpers page to assist you.  

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.

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HW.pngNeed 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!

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MARCH.pngThis 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.

 

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The 2013 Alex Awards Winners Are Out!

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AlexAwards2013.pngStuck 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.

Winners include Pure by Juliana Baggeott, Tell The Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt, and Caring is Creepy by David Zimmerman.  To see more titles, click here

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StudentactivitiesJune23.pngSchool'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!

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Earth Lab: Degrees of Change

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EarthLab.pngJust in time for Earth Day, we now offer a link to the Koshland Science Museum's Earth Lab: Degrees of Change website.  This resource gives you information on climate change/global warming and its impact on the environment as comparing today's climate with the past.  Find the site by clicking here

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College&CareerBlogPost.pngReady to make that big decision yet about furthering your education?  Or are you thinking of taking some time off before going to college?  Greenwich Library's Teens page currently offer links to college and career-related sites that can assist you in deciding what path you want to choose. 

We offer access to such sites as the SAT-centric College Board, The Princeton Review and Career One Stop, among others.  To see these and other sites, click here

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Celebrate Black History Month 2013!

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My Pictures (Jan2013) 047.jpgYep, it's that time of year again.  This February is Black History Month, where important events and people in the African American world are celebrated and acknowledged. 

As you see from the picture above, we've put up a display in the second floor Teen Central area highlighting books by and about African Americans.  There are titles by such authors as Coe Booth, Angela Johnson and Walter Dean Myers, as well as books about Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. 

Here and on our Facebook and Twitter pages, we'll be posting links to various  BHM-related sites, like these ones:

African American History Month

Enchanted Learning

The History Channel  

Smithsonian Education

More links will be coming.  Watch for them.  And let us know what you'd like us to highlight in our display. 

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