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Love Is Respect: A Teen Dating Violence PSA

Posted on September 28th, 2011 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Guest blogger, Web sites to watch.

I’m so glad that local teen Grace shared this link with me — it’s a video PSA that she made to bring attention to the issue of teen dating violence. Sometimes it can be hard to tell if you’re in an abusive relationship — and even harder to let anyone know. For more information, visit LoveIsRespect.org or check the library.

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Book Nerd Paradise

Posted on July 1st, 2010 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Books, Events, Guest blogger, Movies.

Happy July, everyone! I know I’ve been posting a lot of videos lately, but I couldn’t resist sharing this one, brought to my attention by alert reader novelwriter65. It’s from author John Green‘s trip to the American Library Association annual conference (and if you know librarians Marisa and Robin, ask if they got to see him!).

If you <3 John Green, either before or after watching this video, check out some of his books from the library

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The smallest library in the world?

Posted on April 15th, 2010 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Books, Guest blogger, Random Fun.

Teen volunteer novelwriter saw this post online and shared it with us:

As both books and classic red phone booths are becoming a thing of the past, a village in Somerset, England has merged the two rare commodities.

The bright red old phone booth was purchased for just 1 pound and remodeled as the smallest library in the world. Residents line up to swap their already read books for new ones left by other patrons. Over 100 books and a variety of movies and music CDs are available at this tiny library.

What do you think? Would you visit this phone booth if it was your only library? Would you like a tiny library like this right around the corner from your house?  

Smallest library

 

 

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Secret message?

Posted on April 16th, 2009 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Art & Craftiness, Guest blogger.

Guest blogger preetycrazybabe shares the following tidbit (thanks for sharing!):

Did you know that the FedEx logo has an arrow in it? Try to find it!

FedEx logo

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Post from Dragid10 – finally posted!

Posted on April 15th, 2009 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Guest blogger, Words & Writing.

Guest blogger Dragid10 from Write in the Middle wrote the following post to share, and I have forgotten to post it online for many weeks!! Sorry for the delay, and thanks for sharing, Dragid10!

OK, anime is awesomeriffic!

There once was a little boy. His name was Rick. He lived in a house that was burned down 75 years ago. He made friends. On Halloween they went to his house. But they didn’t see it. Rick slowly raised from the ground. He made them vampires. The end.

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Guest blogger strikes again

Posted on April 13th, 2009 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Guest blogger, Random Fun, Words & Writing.

This post comes to you from guest blogger Obito99 at Write in the Middle. Thanks for sharing, Obito99! :)

FuFu is a Ghana dish. You can have it with any stew. Also, Bonku is wonderful.

Chuck Norris is too cool for school. When he went to school, he got an A%20 for roundhouse kicking, so he graduated from school at age 9.

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Write or Die!

Posted on December 5th, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Guest blogger, Words & Writing.

Guest blogger Odderkid shares the following post: 

Have you ever wondered what the most evil writing tool ever invented is? 

Well, I’ve found it. 

http://lab.drwicked.com/writeordie.html

Great for NaNoWriMo, deadlines, or whatever rocks your socks. Give it a word goal, how long you want the program to run for, and start typing. If you write consistently, you’re perfectly fine. But if you stop for a certain amount of seconds, one of three things will happen after an alert of the background turning red (depending on what function you’ve set it to).   

There’s Gentle Mode, where after you stop writing a box will come up to remind you to keep writing.

Normal Mode, where an annoying sound will blast from your computer every time you stop writing.

And of course Kamikaze Mode, where your work eventually begins to delete itself.  

So, if YOU ever have a deadline or just want to rip out some hair, go to Write Or Die!!! 

….Thanks for the tip, Odderkid! Can’t wait to try this…and I’m a little afraid…

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The POA

Posted on December 3rd, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Guest blogger, Teen Volunteers, Web sites to watch.

What’s the POA, you ask? It’s the Protection of Animals web site, and it was started by animal<3, a local Westerville teen and Library Teen Volunteer.

animal<3 says,

Hi! Here is a great website my friend and I made discussing animal rights. You can join our group by going to the Contact Us page. We will gladly accept!

Thanks for the tip, animal<3! Visit the site today! 

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Even more Chuck Norris

Posted on October 29th, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Guest blogger, Words & Writing.

Guest blogger Obito99 wanted to share this story beginning from our Library club Write in the Middle. You may recognize the subject matter. ;) Thanks, Obito99!

Hello readers this is me. I HAVE A STORY FOR YOU TO READ. I HOPE YOUr READY FOR IT. I AM A LITTLE BOY NAME CHUCK NORRIS YES CHUCK NORRIS. I AM GOING TO BE A COOL GUY ONE DAY. I AM WAY COOLER THAN JACKIE CHAN. I HAVE MET JACKIE CHAN YES I HAVE THAT IS RIGHT. AND HE IS NOT THAT COOL. YEAH HE KNOWS KUNG FU BUT HE CAN NOT BEAT ME. SO WHEN I SEE HIM AGAIN I WILL BEAT YOU UP JACKIE CHAN. SO WATCH OUT JACKIE CHAN YEAH I SAID IT JACKIE CHAN. SOME FACTS ABOUT ME WHEN I DO Pushups I PUSH THE EARTH DOWN.

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A peek into dsquare’s mind

Posted on October 23rd, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Guest blogger, Random Fun, Words & Writing.

Guest blogger dsquare shares the following thoughts and links. Fans of the random…enjoy.

August 5 should be National National Holiday Day!

www.googleblue.info – A tranquil alternative to your daily Google

www.googleyellow.info – A sunny alternative to your daily Google

Random Word Generator

(For more addictive word fun, have you tried www.freerice.com? I can’t…stop…playing!! Thanks, dsquare, for the links! -Becky)

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Fav superheroes and supervillians

Posted on October 22nd, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Guest blogger, Random Fun.

Guest blogger preetycrazybabe conducted an informal poll during our writing club Write in the Middle. Here are the winners!

Superheroes: Superman, Underdog, Supergirl, Batman, Green Lantern

Supervillains: Joker, Venom, Green Goblin, Two-Face, Mystique

Who would you vote for? Check out some of our Marvel Comics and additional giant selection of graphic novels, comics, and manga to make sure you haven’t left out any options. Thanks, preetycrazybabe, for the post!

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Some recommended books

Posted on October 21st, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Books, Guest blogger.

Guest blogger flights_of_fantasy brings you monthly good reads! The awesome books for October are:

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Airman by Eoin Colfer

Trickster’s Choice by Tamora Pierce

Growing Wings by Laurel Winter

Abarat by Clive Barker

Click on any title to find or reserve it from the library!

….More to come! Got anything else to recommend? Comment! Thanks, flights_of_fantasy!

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More Chuck Norris…because there is never enough

Posted on October 10th, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Guest blogger, Random Fun.

Note: This post was written by guest blogger Novelwriter65, a Library teen patron! Thanks, Novelwriter65! And Chuck Norris thanks you, too.

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Go to Google, type in “find Chuck Norris” in quotes, then click “I’m Feeling Lucky.” See what comes up.

If paper beats rock, rock beats scissors, and scissors beats paper, what beats all 3 at the same time? Answer: Chuck Norris.

Chuck Norris can touch M.C. Hammer.

Chuck Norris knows where Carmen Sandiego is.

Chuck Norris counted to infinity…twice.

If you can see Chuck Norris, he can see you. If you can’t see Chuck Norris, you may be only seconds away from death.

The Great Wall of China was originally created to keep Chuck Norris out. It failed miserably.

For more, check out www.thechucknorrisfacts.com and www.nochucknorris.com.

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Chuck Norris

Posted on October 9th, 2008 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Guest blogger, Random Fun.

Note: This post was written by guest blogger Anonymous, a Library teen patron!

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Chuck Norris doesn’t need a watch; he decides what time it is.

Chuck Norris doesn’t leave messages, he leavs warnings.

Chuck Norris makes snowmen out of water.

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Got any favorite Chuck Norris jokes? Post ‘em in the comments! Thanks for the tips, Anonymous!

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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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