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Official 2014 Teens' Top Ten Titles Announced!

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From the Young Adult Library Services Association (aka YALSA), here are the official titles of the 2014 Teens' Top Ten, as announced by Mockingjay Part 1's Willow Shields:

 

The lucky winners are:

1.  Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

2.  Splintered by A.G. Howard

3.  The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

4.  The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

5.  Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne

6.  Earth Girl by Janet Edwards

7.  The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

8.  Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (His second one this year!)

9.  Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

10.  The Eye of Minds by James Dashner

Were there any good and or better books the judges missed?  Let us know!  We'll have reviews of some of these coming up soon!  Watch this space!

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John Green Kind Of Hates Batman

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From the author's website comes this funny but logical take on Batman that's been getting a lot of viral play:



Agree?  Disagree?  Let us know.


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Homework Helpers Are Here!

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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  Country ProfilesMath.com and PhysicsCentral, among many others.Click here to see these sites and others that the library offers.

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Have You Checked Out Hoopla Yet?

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HOOPLATWO.pngLast winter, Greenwich Library unveiled a new online service to it's cardholders.  It's called Hoopla and you can access it from here

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.

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Free Comic Book Day Is Coming Up!

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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!

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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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