On Saturday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the RT Booklovers Convention will be holding their Giant Book Fair. Featuring over 450 authors ready and willing to sign some of your favorite books, this is an opportunity you won't want to miss! Plus, if you flash your library card at the door, you will get the $5 entrance fee waived for showing that you support libraries!
Have you noticed that going to the movies has been a little more magical lately? For every superhero, there’s a princess. For every alien invasion, there’s a roaring dragon. It seems like our childhood bedtime stories have taken over the big screen; fairy tale films are all the rage!
Are you a poet and don't know it? April marks another celebration of National Poetry Month established by The Academy of American Poets. This month, poetry is recognized as an important part of culture, history, and the arts.
That combination of four letters can strike fear into anyone’s heart these days, especially since it drags with it a whole bunch of hard questions. Who should I ask? What should I wear? Will she say yes? These are just a few of the conundrums we find ourselves in at this time of the year.
Which YA Book Would You Like to See Made Into a Movie?
Recently, it seems like you can’t go to the theatre without seeing a young adult book made into a movie. It started with Hunger Games, and more recently The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Beautiful Creatures. This trend made me curious to research what other teen books are rumored to be going to the big screen. I stumbled across a site that listed 24 young adult books that are in the early stages of being adapted into movies! Check out the list below:
When I say homework, I’m guessing your first thought isn’t "Oh, hurray. I would so much rather spend my free time doing school work instead of hanging out with friends, playing games, or watching my favorite TV shows."
Homework was not my favorite thing to do either when I was in school. The good news is that the Library can help you get that homework done and out of the way, so you will have more time to do the things you want to do (No offense to those of you who enjoy homework).
Lee's Summit Middle Schoolers Help John Knox Village Residents with Technology
On March 2nd, students from Pleasant Lea Middle School's Library Club came together to promote Teen Tech Week by holding an informational seminar at John Knox Village. Twice a month, I have the pleasure of meeting with a fun, amazing group of 7th and 8th graders at PLMS to discuss the library happenings and plan teen programs.
I always thought that a "classic" was just required reading for English Lit Class, but actually there are some really great books for teens that are considered classics… Some of the books have turned into school book lists, while others can still be enjoyed without it being required reading. I enjoyed many different types of books, even if they were required reading.
Some days I can't get enough game time in to level up my character, Meowkins the 3rd, in Skyrim. My goal is to get to level 50 this month. I know; it's taken me forever to progress this far, over one year after the game's release. But when your Xbox goes all red-ring-of-death on you, what can one do but stare at the screen stunned at the experience of losing 60+ hours of thorough quest-completing game time. It's like severing a limb. Okay. Maybe not that bad, but still, I was rather sad to lose my progress.