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