Poetry Jam

The teens at the Aldine Branch have been hard at work on their latest project. With the help of on-line sources, like ujam, they have been able to convert their recordings of popular poetry into original musical scores. What does that mean? Well, what you are hearing when you listen to the pieces is their voice converted into a musical instrument. Pretty cool, right?

The new series is being called Poetry Jam and make sure you don't miss the other works as we release them in the coming weeks. First up--checkout Daniela's take on an Edgar Allan Poe classic. She really captures the anxiety his work typically conjures up, if you ask us.

Art is All Around at Aldine

ShelvingInspired by the beautiful mural on the outside of the Aldine Branch building, the teens of the library decided to create their own murals inside for all to enjoy. They didn't want to put their art on the walls though because according to them, "That's been done." So the next time you find yourself browsing the Manga in the our Young Adult area look up and take in what we're calling Shelf Murals!

This is being considered the first phase in a, uh,  teen beautification project, if you will. Be sure to be on the on the lookout for other works and updates as the teens get inspired. 

There's an App for That?

Photo Courtesy of sharpteam.orgTeens, we're breaking out the iPads and other devices for a special edition of Web2.Yo! this Monday (July 23rd). That means instead of previous classes where we've discovered new and awesome Web sites on laptops we'll be looking at some of the coolest apps around. This will be a great time to get some hands-on time with iPads, so don't miss out! See you at 3pm.

Tasty Cakes Without the Cholesterol

 

I don't know about you but I have a sweet tooth. Just look at these cakes in the photo above taken at a grocery store. Yum!! 

If I were to enjoy a generous slice of each of these cakes, though, my cholesterol level would inch its way up higher. What if there were a way to cut the cholesterol but still retain the taste and texture of these cakes?