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Gleek Out!: Beyond the Glee Soundtrack

I've spend the last 24 hours "gleeking out" over Glee: The Music, Season 1. Even though most of the songs have been available online since the show started, I love having everything on the official CD. But what do you do when you have all the songs memorized? Go back to the source material by the original artists!

Can You Conquer NaNoWriMo?

Calling all teen writers! Do you want to write a novel but can't get started? Need some motivation? Sign ups have begun for National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo) which kicks off on November 1st. How does it work and how can the library help? Read on.

Conventional Wisdom: Teens @ Anime Conventions

 I have a confession to make. I am a fangirl. I love everything about fandom but one of my favorite things is conventions. I have been to science fiction, fantasy, anime, comic book and cult tv conventions. Conventions are great places to find the latest in anime and manga, not to mention t-shirts, plushies, action figures, and anything else you can imagine. Interested? In Houston, you  have two chances to get your fan on either this Halloween at Oni-Con or this Easter at Anime Matsuri. Here are some tips, and books, to make your con going experience fun and stress-free.

Are You Ready To Go?: Learn an Ancient Game @ Your Library

Bored with board games? Conquered all the levels of the latest video game sensation? Are you looking for a new gaming challenge? Check out Go, a game that takes a few minutes to learn but a lifetime to master.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With Three Teen Tales

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with three of my favorite books featuring Latina heroines.

The Tequila Worm by Viola Canales follows Sofia as she prepares to leave her family in the barrio in McAllen, Texas, to attend a prestigious boarding school in Austin. Is she abandoning her roots or broadening her horizons?

 

Volunteer @ Your Library

Emily Dousay, Atascocita VolunTeen, displays her Steampunk journal.

In April, President Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act which, for the first time, officially recognizes today, September 11, as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. One of the best ways to honor this day is to volunteer at your local library. Want to know how?

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