It’s been a while since we had a music post, so I was excited to see SPIN Magazine’s announcement that they’re offering a free album download (first via FB, then on their site) of their tribute to Nirvana’s Nevermind. Contemporary artists have covered all 13 songs, and it looks like a really cool lineup.
In totally random but related news, did you know they’re considering naming a bridge after Kurt Cobain in his hometown of Aberdeen, Washington?
Have you heard of this site? YouAreWhatYouRead.com is brought to you by the folks at Scholastic, and offers an online book community that lets you build your own “bookprint” with the titles that have influenced you the most.
Bookprint [book-print], noun:
The list of books that leave an indelible mark on our lives, shaping who we are and who we become.
Big Bird’s Day on the Farm, by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow, Maggie Swanson (illustrator)
Girl With a Pearl Earring, by Tracy Chevalier
Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert
Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli
Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White
What would be on YOUR “most influential books” list? Is there a book that helped make you who you are today?
Check out this awesome book trailer for the new book Across the Universe, by Beth Revis. I can’t wait to read it!
Summer Reading is almost over! *sniff!* But the wonderful 117 Teen Volunteers of Summer %2010 worked over 1,700 hours! Yes, you read that right!
Tomorrow, Saturday, August 7, Summer %2010 Teen Volunteers are invited to celebrate another summer well done. Come for FREE PIZZA @ noon, stay to hear the Detroit rock band The High Strung @ 2 pm, then chill with some videogames @ 4 pm. Hope to see you there!
This is the world’s shortest survey. It only has one question.
If an alien ray blanketed the Earth making all iPods able to hold only one song, what song would be in yours?
Or to put it another way, if you could only listen to one song from now till eternity, what would it be?
Comment with your answer! The winning song will be posted soon!
Note: This post was written by guest blogger Twilightluver, a Library teen patron!
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Paramore’s newest song, Decode, was just made for the Twilight soundtrack. Paramore is a huge Twilight fan. So much that she hasn’t even gotten to the Harry Potter books. (She’s seen the movies.)
For more information, check out Stephenie Meyer’s official web site!
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Just a belated picture posting from our 2nd Guitar Hero tournament on August 10. I don’t know which was more popular, Guns ‘n Roses or Nirvana — but the guitar skills were flying and the Mama Mimi’s pizza was inhaled!
Stay tuned for word of future gaming tournaments, and thanks to all the gaming gurus who lent their advice!
What do you guys think of this…a computer where you can manipulate all sorts of things through a tabletop surface?
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Was she your pick??
I guess now we will have to make do with CDs and DVDs till the next season starts…
From Yahoo News:
The big voice overwhelmed the beatbox Wednesday night as Jordin Sparks was crowned the newest and youngest “American Idol.” Sparks, 17, of Glendale, Ariz., prevailed over beatboxer Blake Lewis, 25, of Bothell, Wash., after a triumphant performance Tuesday that wowed the show’s judges and the viewers who gave her a majority of the record 74 million votes cast.
The poet Wordsworth is best known for his poem “I wandered lonely as a cloud.”
Here is an updated version done by a rapping squirrel. Really.
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Did you know you can write a review of anything in the library catalog? Just find the item that you’d like to review and click “Write a Review” on the left of the screen:
Then type your thoughts – the good, the bad, and the ugly (but not too ugly)! They will post the next day when they are approved.
Who are you rooting for? Who do you think will win?
While you are waiting for the votes to be tallied, you can relive the past seasons with CDs and DVDs from the Library!
Teen Tech Week is March 4-10, so I’d like to present…
10 Techy Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do At the Library
(Or Maybe You Did)
10) Check out the new TeenScene blog (hint: you are reading it right now) & leave comments
Reserve books & have them delivered to your school
7) Try the Tutor.com database during our free trial (March 4-17)
6) Try the Teen Health & Wellness database during our free trial (March 4-31). Username: teentech, password: teentech
4) Borrow Playaway Books, Audiobooks, CDs, Videos & DVDs
3) Make a movie using iMovie, iDVD or iPhoto
2) Play XBox & GameCube games
1) Come to our gaming tournaments at the Library