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Poetry Contest

As 2012 is the international year of the cooperative, it is a great
time to celebrate the cooperative spirit and honor your community.
By crafting a poem that details how you have given back to others,
you can win a spot on Cabot Creamery’s butter box and share your
story with the world.
Have you worked alone, with your family, or in the classroom to
give back in some special way? We want to know what you’ve done.
Be creative, write from your heart and find the words that capture
your good deeds. Tell us how working to change the lives of others
has changed your own life.
Write a poem that tells us how you have made a difference
to your community and the people who live there.
You must be a student in Grades 5-8.
Your entry must be your own original, unpublished work.
You may submit only one poem, no longer than 20 lines in length.
You must list your name, grade level, school name and address and
your teacher or adult sponsors name, phone number and email
Poems must be received by April 30, 20…

Oscar Nominations

The list of Oscar nominations came out today. In case you didn't see it, here they are:
Best Picture The ArtistThe DescendantsExtremely Loud and Incredibly CloseThe HelpHugoMidnight in ParisMoneyballThe Tree of LifeWar Horse
Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh, My Week with MarilynJonah Hill, MoneyballNick Nolte, WarriorChristopher Plummer, BeginnersMax Von Sydow, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Best Supporting Actress
Berenice Bejo, The ArtistJessica Chastain, The HelpMelissa McCarthy, BridesmaidsJanet McTeer, Albert NobbsOctavia Spencer, The Help
Best Actress Glenn Close, Albert NobbsViola Davis, The HelpRooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon TattooMeryl Streep, The Iron LadyMichelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn

Best Actor Demian Bichir, A Better LifeGeorge Clooney, The DescendantsJean Dujardin, The ArtistGary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier SpyBrad Pitt, Moneyball
Best Director Midnight in Paris, Woody AllenThe Artist, Michel HazanaviciusThe Descendants, Alexander PayneHugo, Ma…

Printz Award Winner & Honors

The Michael Printz Award is given out annually by the American Library Association for the Best Book for Young Adults. The winner and honors were announced today. Here's the list:

Where Things Come Back  by John Corey Whaley

Why We Broke Up  by Daniel Handler
The Returning by Christine Hinwood
Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Teen Advisory Board: Virtual Edition

A library Teen Advisory Board (TAB)  help the library plan programs and suggest books and music that other teens would be interested in. I've tried to create one that meets in person with little interest, so I thought I'd create a virtual one. Tell me what you want!

Let me know: book suggestions, program ideas, anything that comes to your mind!

I'll get back to you with a response.

Cookie Pops

On Tuesday, a small group of teens joined me in making Cookie Pops. Here are the pictures:

Looking for Alaska Book Review

I've offered in the past if a teen is willing to write a review of a book, TV show, video game, or movie that I would post in on this blog and offer community service hours for the review. Here's one on the great (my opinion) book Looking for Alaska by John Green:
“I go to seek a Great Perhaps.” It is these last words of poet Fran├žois Rabelais that inspire Miles Halter, a typical sixteen year old whose hobbies include memorizing famous people’s last words, to seek more out of his tedious life in Florida. Miles heads to Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama in search of his “Great Perhaps.”He ends up discovering the true meaning of friendship, loyalty, love and life beyond the unknown. Broken up into two sections entitled Before and After, John Green’s Looking for Alaska, chronicles the lives of five teenagers attending Culver Creek boarding school. In the Before section, readers get enveloped in the characters unique personalities and alluring lifestyles. The novel takes a…