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Teen Read Week 2010: Books With Beat

The countdown to Teen Read Week begins! From October 17th to October 23rd, libraries around the country celebrate teen reading by holding Teen Read Week activities.  This year's theme is "Books With Beat". Check out the HCPL events calendar to see what your library is doing this week.

In the meantime, check out the list below the cut for my favorite "Books With Beat".

 

 

 

Make Your Voice Heard!

What was your favorite book this past year? Catching Fire? Geektastic? City of Glass? You can vote on those books and many more in the YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) Teens' Top Ten 2010 Survey right here!

Get Your Manga Fix Online @ HCPL

With temperatures reaching 100 degrees this weekend, the last thing you want to do is get out of the house and make a trek to your local library. So what's an otaku to do when you have a manga craving? Boot up your computer and head over to HCPL's Digital Media Catalog to check out our new downloadable line of manga and graphic novels.

So, how can you start downloading manga today?

 

What Are You Doing This Summer?

With only a handful of school days remaining, you may ask yourself, "What am I going to do this summer?" Well, you may not have as much fun as Scott (left) this summer, but you can always find wonderul things happening at your library! Check our your branch's events online here or drop by the branch for a flyer.

In addition to events, you can register for the Summer Reading Program right on this website or at your library starting June 4th. Read 5 books or 600 minutes for a certificate. Ask about additional prizes and reading levels while you are at the library.

Need volunteer hours for school? Your library can also help! Talk to a librarian about volunteering at the library.
See you @ the library!

Get Your Geek On @ 3 Local Conventions

 

One of the advantages of being a geek in a large city is the wonderful conventions in my own backyard. I admit it. I am a con addict. I have been going to fandom conventions since 1984 and will probably still be going when I have to incorporate my walker into my cosplay. During March and April, I have three opportunities to get my geek on with one comic/scifi/fantasy convention and two anime conventions in town.

 

 

 

Teen Tech Week 2010: Learn, Create, Share @ Your Library

Join us from March 7th through the 13th as Harris County Public Library celebrates Teen Tech Week. This year's theme is Learn, Create, Share @ Your Library. Check with your local branch to see the Teen Tech Week programming they have scheduled.

Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3

 So your test is next week but all the ACT, SAT, ASVAB or CLEP practice test books are checked out. What do you do? Check out the library's databases! Learning Express Library has a variety of practice tests online including the ACT, SAT, CLEP and ASVAB. There are also AP practice tests and more! No need for Number 2 pencils or scratch paper. So what are you waiting for?

Extra! Extra! Hunger Games Final Volume Title and Cover Announced!

In today's post on the Scholastic blog, the cover art (pictured on left) and title for the final book in the Hunger Games trilogy was released. Mockingjay will be released on August 24th, 2010. so let the countdown begin!

Celebrate Black History Month @ The Library

This February marks the 95th anniversary of Black History Month, a month designated to celebrate and recognize the achievements of African Americans. You can find all sorts of Black History Month programs at your local library not to mention books.

 

 

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