Monday, February 9, 2015

2015 Grammy Award Winners

2015 Grammy Award Winners

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
• Morning Phase, Beck

RECORD OF THE YEAR
• "Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)," Sam Smith

SONG OF THE YEAR
• "Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)," James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith, songwriters (Sam Smith)

BEST NEW ARTIST
• Sam Smith

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
• "Happy," Pharrell Williams

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
• "Say Something," A Great Big World With Christina Aguilera

BEST TRADITONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM
• Cheek To Cheek, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM

• In The Lonely Hour, Sam Smith
BEST DANCE RECORDING
• "Rather Be," Clean Bandit Featuring Jess Glynne

BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM
• Syro, Aphex Twin

BEST CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
• Bass & Mandolin, Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE
• "Lazaretto," Jack White

BEST METAL PERFORMANCE
• "The Last In Line," Tenacious D

BEST ROCK SONG
• "Ain't It Fun," Hayley Williams & Taylor York, songwriters (Paramore)


BEST ROCK ALBUM
• Morning Phase, Beck

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
• St. Vincent, St. Vincent

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE
• "Drunk In Love," Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE
• "Jesus Children," Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm Jamal Warner

BEST R&B SONG
• "Drunk In Love," Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyoncé Knowles, Timothy Mosely, Andre Eric Proctor & Brian Soko, songwriters (Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z)

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
• Girl, Pharrell Williams

BEST R&B ALBUM
• Love, Marriage & Divorce, Toni Braxton & Babyface

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE
• "I," Kendrick Lamar

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION
• "The Monster," Eminem featuring Rihanna

BEST RAP SONG
• "I," K. Duckworth & C. Smith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)

BEST RAP ALBUM
• The Marshall Mathers LP2, Eminem

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
• Platinum, Miranda Lambert

BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE
• "Something In The Water," Carrie Underwood

BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
• "Gentle On My Mind," The Band Perry
BEST MUSIC VIDEO

• "Happy," Pharrell Williams

Thursday, February 5, 2015

"The DUFF" promotion and raffle!

CBS Films has graciously given us some great promotional items for the upcoming movie "The DUFF." 

We have free advance screening passes at the Circulation Desk, posters & booklets in the Teen Scene, and a display of books up for you to check out.

In addition, they sent us two copies of the book to raffle. off. Upload a photo of a sign with your positive traits and add the hashtag #TheDuff. Two will be randomnly chosen to win the books!

Monday, February 2, 2015

2015 American Library Association Book Award Winners

American Library Association announces 2015 youth media award winners



Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African American author and
illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults:

“Brown Girl Dreaming,” written by Jacqueline Woodson, is the King Author Book
winner.

Three King Author Honor Books were selected:

Kwame Alexander for “The Crossover.”

“Marilyn Nelson for “How I Discovered Poetry.”

Kekla Magoon for “How It Went Down.”


Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award:

“When I Was the Greatest,” written and illustrated by Jason Alexander, is the Steptoe
winner.


Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:

“I’ll Give You the Sun,” written by Jandy Nelson, is the 2015 Printz Award winner.

Four Printz Honor Books also were named:

“And We Stay,” by Jenny Hubbard

“The Carnival at Bray,” by Jessie Ann Foley

“Grasshopper Jungle,” by Andrew Smith

“This One Summer,” by Mariko Tamaki

Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the
disability experience:
  
The teen (ages 13-18) award winner is “Girls Like Us,” written by Gail Giles


Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences:

“All the Light We Cannot See,” by Anthony Doerr

“Bellweather Rhapsody,” by Kate Racculia,

“Bingo’s Run,” by James A. Levine

“Confessions,” by Kanae Minato

“Everything I Never Told You,”

“Lock In,” by John Scalzi

“The Martian,” by Andy Weir

“The Terrorist’s Son: A Story of Choice,”

“Those Who Wish Me Dead,” by Michael Koryta

“Wolf in White Van,” by John Darnielle


Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults:

The 2015 winner is Sharon M. Draper, author of more than 20 books, including: “Tears
of a Tiger” (1994), “Forged by Fire” (1997), “Darkness Before Dawn” (2001), “Battle of
Jericho” (2004), “Copper Sun” (2006), and “November Blues” (2007), all published by
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.

  
Pura Belpré (Author) Award honoring Latino authors whose work best portrays,
affirms and celebrates the Latino cultural experience:

"I Lived on Butterfly Hill" is the 2015 Pura Belpré (Author) Award winner. The book is
written by Marjorie Agosín, illustrated by Lee White

One Belpré Author Honor Book was named:

"Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes," written by Juan Felipe Herrera, illustrated by Raúl Colón.


Stonewall Book Award - Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult
Literature Award given annually to English-language children’s and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience:

“This Day in June,” written by Gayle E. Pitman, Ph.D

Three Honor Books were selected:

“Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out,” by Susan Kuklin

“I’ll give you the sun,” written by Jandy Nelson,

“Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress,” written by Christine Baldacchio,


William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for
teens:

“Gabi, a Girl in Pieces,” written by Isabel Quintero, is the 2015 Morris Award winner.
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Four other books were finalists for the award:

“The Carnival at Bray” written by Jessie Ann Fole

“The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim” written by E.K. Johnston

“The Scar Boys” written by Len Vlahos

“The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender” written by Leslye Walton

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults:

“Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek,” written by Maya Van Wagenen, is the
2015 Excellence winner.

Four other books were finalists for the award:

“Laughing at My Nightmare” written by Shane Burcaw.

“The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia” written by
Candace Fleming

“Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business—and Won!” written by
Emily Arnold McCully

“The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights” written by Steve
Sheinkin.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Great Bibliotherapy Booklist

Bibliotherapy describe books about topics to help those dealing with them such as anxiety, eating disorders, and more.

I saw this list in my e-mail and thought I'd share it with you.

Bibliotherapy List

Monday, January 12, 2015

2015 Golden Globe Winners

Here are the winners from last night's awards:

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Boyhood

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best TV Series, Drama
The Affair

Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Transparent

Best Director, Motion Picture
Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Michael Keaton, Birdman

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Amy Adams, Big Eyes

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Ruth Wilson, The Affair

Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin

Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood


Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman

Best TV Movie or Miniseries
Fargo

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV movie
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie
Matthew Bomer, The Normal Heart

Best Foreign-Language Film
Leviathan

Best Animated Feature Film
How to Train Your Dragon 2

Best Original Score, Motion Picture
Jóhann Jóhannsson, The Theory of Everything

Best Original Song, Motion Picture
”Glory” by John Legend and Common, from Selma


Friday, December 19, 2014

Bank of America Student Leader Program


Since its inception in 2005, the Bank of America Student Leaders® Program has recognized more than 2,000 exemplary high school juniors and seniors who have a passion for improving their communities.  The program helps students gain a greater understanding of how nonprofits create impact in the community and helps develop them as the next generation of community leaders through two components:

·         A summer eight-week paid internship with a nonprofit organization selected by the bank. This internship is designed to provide opportunities for the students to develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on work experience, while raising their awareness of community issues addressed by their Host Organization.

·         The week-long, all-expense paid Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. from July 12-17, 2015. Conducted in partnership with the Close Up Foundation, the Summit introduces students to aspects of civic, social and business leadership and provides them with knowledge and skills they will use throughout their life to create positive community change.

Five (5) students from the Long island community are selected to participate in this program.


For more information, go to the Student Leader site

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Best Book Lists

Publishers and websites have begun publishing their best of 2014 book lists. Here are some links to best books for teens for 2014.







Morris Award Finalists (Given to the best book by a debut author)