Sunday, December 16, 2018

Videos You Should Watch

What does it mean to be Black?

These amazing authors share the answer to that very question.
Next month you can find out what they, and other authors have to say in Black Enough

Until then, stop on in the library to find out about each author's individual books.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Teen Space Program

Techno Star Hour

For December's Techno Star Hour teens attempted to program Spheros by using block coding.

For some the act of coding was a little challenging so they decide to just move the Sphero around like a remote control car. That though wasn't easy either but they still had lots of fun making the Sphero roll around the room.
There were somes challenges like having the Sphero land on a piece of paper, navigate a turn, go under some book easels, and land under the chairs.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Book Review

đź“–Recommend for Grades 9 and upđź“–
by Tomi Adeyemi
Believing that magic was evil the King of Orisha thought he destroyed it. When a magical relic resurfaces his daughter, Princess Amari, steals it. ZĂ©lie has the ability to use to magic if it were to return so she, along with her brother and the princess, set out on a quest to restore magic to the land.
Get swept away in the intriguing world that Tomi Adeyemi creates. The story alternates between the perspectives of Amari, ZĂ©lie, and Inan (the Prince). Certain elements of the stories may cause frustration but they will not take away from a wonderful story. Readers will also discover textures of West Africa infused into the story.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Teen Space Display

The Library is a Winter Wonderland and Teen Space got in on the fun.
Teen Space has tons of awesome books for you to read this winter and we would love to see you come in to take some out. While you're at it, you can see Miss. Roseann's beautiful display in person. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Weekly Wednesday Quote

Did You Hear?

Did you hear that Marvel and in particular Black Panther has received even more nominations this award season?

The nominees for the Screen Actors Guild Awards and Critics Choice Awards have been announced and there is plenty to celebrate. 

Let's start with the Screen Actors Guild Awards

 Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity Wars and Ant-Man & the Wasp
all scored nominations for
"Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture"

Black Panther has also been nominated for
"Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture"

Now, let's get to the Critics Choice Award...

Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity Wars
both scored nominations in "Best Visual Effects" and "Best Action Movie"

BUT, that isn't all the nominations for Black Panther as the film got nominated for:

"Best Picture"

"Best Acting Ensemble"

Michael B. Jordan got his own nomination for "Best Supporting Actor"

"Best Adapted Screenplay" nominations for Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole
Ryan Coogler
Joe Robert Cole

Rachel Morrison for "Best Cinematography"

Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart for "Best Production Design"

Ruth Carter for "Best Costume Design"

"Best Hair and Makeup"

Ludwig Göransson for "Best Score"

and lastly

"All the Stars," performed by Kendrick Lamar & SZA for "Best Original Song"

If you are keeping track that is 2 nominations from the Screen Actors Guild Awards and 12 nominations that Black Panther has received from the Critics Choice Awards. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Book Review

đź“–Recommend for Grades 8 and upđź“–
edited by Maureen Johnson
The act of standing up for what one believes in and fighting for justice aren’t new. People today are still fighting, and teens are among them in great numbers. Young Adult author Maureen Johnson has collected stories, poems, interviews and more from actors, authors and others, all of whom stand up to resistance. These contributors include Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, Daniel J. Watts, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Libba Bray.
Whether the contributor is previously known by the reader or not, they are bound to find at least some of the pieces intriguing. Some of the work collected may even inspire action. Readers are able to read the collection in order or jump around to those they find most interesting. Overall, a great collection.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Teen Space Display

Have you seen Miss. Rakiya's display for December?

It's covered in pictures of yummy looking treats and topped with some books for you to check out to try and make them yourself. Stop on into Teen Space and check out the display in person and check out a cookbook maybe too.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Epic Reads Presents the Book Shimmy Awards

The Semi-Finals of The 2018 Book Shimmy Awards are here!

Head on over to Epic Reads by clicking here to vote for your favorites.

When you are done, head on over to your social media account to show off that you voted to all your friends and encourage them to do the same.