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Here we are now, entertain us: A post for the Nirvana fans

Posted on July 21st, 2011 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Books, Music.

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?

Check out what the library has about Kurt and the band — you can even reserve Nevermind to get yourself in total 90s grunge mode.

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YouAreWhatYouRead.com: List your fav books to see your “bookprint”

Posted on July 13th, 2011 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Books, Music, Web sites to watch.

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.

I read about it in this article, which mentions what’s on Taylor Swift‘s list (I happen to really like her choices!):

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?

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Across the Universe: the book, not the Beatles song

Posted on March 23rd, 2011 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Books, Movies, Music.

Check out this awesome book trailer for the new book Across the Universe, by Beth Revis. I can’t wait to read it!

Oh, and if the title sounds familiar, that’s ’cause it’s also a Julie Taymor movie and a song by The Beatles. Nothing’s gonna change my woooorrld…

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Don’t you ever interrupt me while I’m readin’ my book

Posted on February 7th, 2011 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Books, Movies, Music.

This…is my new favorite song:

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Teen Volunteer Party + rock-n-roll!

Posted on August 6th, 2010 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Events, Gaming, Music, Teen Volunteers.

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!

 

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Survey!

Posted on June 28th, 2010 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Music, Random Fun.

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!

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Paramore’s newest song

Posted on October 8th, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Books, Guest blogger, Music.

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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Thanks for the post, Twilightluver!! :) And for more information on Paramore’s love of the Twilight series, check out this article, found by alert reader and guest blogger Novelwriter65.

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2nd Guitar Hero Tournament rocked!!

Posted on September 5th, 2007 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Events, Gaming, Music.

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!

Guitar Hero at WPL

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Microsoft Surface

Posted on June 13th, 2007 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Gaming, Movies, Music, Technology.

What do you guys think of this…a computer where you can manipulate all sorts of things through a tabletop surface?

I think it would be great in restaurants and lobbies…but I still like the iPhone ’cause you can carry it around.

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Jordin won…

Posted on May 24th, 2007 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Music.

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.

 

Jordin wins

 

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Jordin or Blake??

Posted on May 23rd, 2007 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Music.

Who do you think will win the American Idol finale tonight?

Simon says they’re the most evenly matched finalists yet, and either one could win!

Oh, the suspense!!

 

Jordin and Blake

 

 

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Wordsworth Rap

Posted on April 30th, 2007 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Music, Random Fun, Words & Writing.

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.

Is this either…

  • a very cool way to update stuffy poetry for the YouTube generation, or
  • a horribly cheesy thing to do to great literature?

You tell me! 

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Give your opinion on what you check out

Posted on March 22nd, 2007 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Books, Movies, Music.

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:

 

Write a Review graphic

  

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.

Read some reviews written by others here and here.

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Idol report card

Posted on March 13th, 2007 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Music.

Check out this report card of the top 12 American Idol finalists (from Yahoo! TV). They’ll be performing tonight!

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!

 

American Idol logo

 

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Teen Tech Week is here!

Posted on March 5th, 2007 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Books, Events, Gaming, Homework Help, Movies, Music, Technology.

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

9) Use the Library web site to suggest a purchase, write a review, check your account, see what’s going on, & register for programs

8) 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

5) Email a librarian using Ask a Question or Know It Now

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

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