Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Teen Space Programs

Teens who came to Techno Star Hour today tried their hand at creating stop motion animation films. 
Watch their creative creations below.

"Lego friends feat. Groot and Bob"

"Bob leaves"

"Clumsy Olaf"


School Hacks 1 of 3

Do you remember Miss. Amanda's display from September?
It was filled with hacks for your school work.
Missed out or can't remember the hacks?
Check out part one below.
The student is in italics, while the School Hacks are left alone.

Note Taking:
  • Hey School Hacks! School starts tomorrow. Any tricks for better note taking?
  • You’re more likely to remember something that you wrote in blue ink than in black ink
  • Taking notes on the computer? Use a weird font. Studies have shown that the uniqueness will make you more likely to remember them.
  • Thanks for the tips! I’ll be putting them into action.

  • Ugh. I’m having a hard time with my homework and it’s so overwhelming. Any tips to help?
  • Find a quiet place to work without distractions
  • Take short breaks in between homework tasks
  • Your library provides FREE access to Tutor.com to work with a live 1-on-1 tutor.
  • Thanks for the help! Better find my quite place and get down to work.

  • I’m having trouble concentrating on my work, any tips?
  • Peppermint stimulates the brain and helps with concentration
  • The Hans Zimmer station on Pandora is great for listening to while studying. The music has no distracting lyrics and the scores are intended to motivate.
  • Thanks! Hope I have some peppermint. 

Teen Space Program

Stop by the Teen Space to register or Click Here to register online

Book Review

đź“–Recommend for Grades 8 and upđź“–

by Scott Westerfeld

Three years ago a mysterious spill destroyed Addie’s hometown killing many residents including her parents. Addie wasn’t there when the spill happened and thankfully her younger sister Lexa was on a bus of kids that managed to escape. Now Addy travels into the forbidden spill zone to take pictures which she sells to support Lexa and herself. She takes Lexa’s mysterious doll with her who needs to “recharge” and whom Lexa seems to communicate with. When a collector offers Addie a huge sum of money for a dangerous task in the Spill Zone, Addie must decide if she is willing to break her rules to help her and her sister.

It's bizarre,but a good bizarre. While this story may have a female protagonist, readers who prefer male protagonists should not let that stop them. The mystery of what happened to Addie’s hometown and the illustrations of what she sees will intrigue readers. 
Fans of The Walking Dead should give this YA Graphic series a try.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Teen Space Display

Stop by the Teen Space to check out Miss. Rakiya's display and choose a positive quote to take with you.

Have You Met LIBBY?

Meet Libby!

Thousands of e-books and audio books all available to download for FREE via Nassau Digital Doorway on Overdrive.

  • Make sure you have a valid library card
  • Download the Libby app on your smartphone or tablet via your devices app store
  • Follow the steps in the app to set up your account.
    • Make sure you have your library card number handy.
    • You are looking for Nassau Digital Doorway but you can search Uniondale
  • Search for thousands of e-books and audio books you can read and listen to through the Libby app.

Search books online HERE!
Learn more about Libby by clicking HERE!

You can always stop in and ask any questions you may have.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

Book Review

đź“–Recommend for Grades 6 and upđź“–
Well, That Was Awkward
by Rachel Vail

When Gracie discovers that her crush AJ likes her best friend Sienna and that she kind of likes him back, she puts aside her own feelings to help Sienna out. Gracie helps Sienna pen witty text messages to send to AJ so he won’t think she is a loser. Signs point to AJ may be getting help himself. 

A fun story about middle school crushes and dating. Gracie is a sweet character and good friend though she does have some missteps along the way. 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Teen Space Program

There are still some spots left in this month's Techno Star Hour.

Stop by the Teen Space to register or Click here to register online. 

Teen Space Book Discussion

There is still time to register for Yakkity Snackity

Stop by the Teen Space to register and pick up your copy of Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart.
Meet with Miss. Amanda on Tuesday October 23 @ 7 PM to eat some yummy snacks and discuss what we all read.
You may even go home with an awesome prize.

Genuine Fraud - Told through flashbacks, best friends Jule and Imogen are orphaned outcasts who will do almost anything to attain a happy, wealthy life.