Just in time for Halloween, check this out: a Poe video contest! Scary-story master Edgar Allan Poe will turn %200 in January, and READ magazine is seeking video tributes from those age 18 and younger.
The deadline for this Weekly Reader exclusive video contest is November 21, %2008. Respond with your ghoulish video tribute. Videos should be under 5 minutes in length. Some images that might inspire you: ravens, floorboards, beating hearts, Baltimore, horror, Lenore, red death. 3-5 winners will receive publication of their Poe video tribute in READ magazine’s electronic issue, a monetary reward, and lots of Poe goodies!
Hmmm, 25 days to create a Poe-worthy video? Dare you to try it! Check out some Poe from the Library to get some inspiration!
After a looooong break (sorry about that!), the Friday Minute Mysteries are back!
A man walks into a bar and asks for a drink. The bartender pulls out a gun and points it at him. The man says, “Thank you,” and walks out.
What happened? Leave a comment with your theory!
(If you happen to be old enough to remember the last mystery I posted (yeah, it was a while back), the answer is: The room is the ballroom of a sunken ocean liner. The rays are manta rays. The man ran out of air while scuba diving in the shipwreck. al guessed it! Go, al!)
Today is the birthday of J.R.R. Tolkien, most famous for his series The Lord of the Rings.
Do you have a favorite book of his? Any further reading to recommend to fans of Middle-Earth?
Happy Teen Read Week, everyone! This year’s theme is LOL @ Your Library, in honor of all the funny stuff available at your library.So what I want to know is…do you have any favorite funny books or movies? I like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Lawn Boy, and Napoleon Dynamite!
This made me laugh…and you will, too, if you’ve ever used those short pencils in the library.
“I’ll never take short pencils for granted again!” LOL!
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Thousands of Harry Potter fans have signed a petition urging J.K. Rowling to keep writing novels about the boy wizard after she admitted she could “never say never” to more books.
Interesting, no? Would you sign a petition for more HP books? Do you think J.K. Rowling will listen to the fans and write more?
Who’s going to the midnight showing tonight??
Join us for a special teen movie showing this Wednesday, June 27, at 3 p.m.! We’ll be watching Clue on the big screen, complete with plenty of popcorn and air conditioning. Don’t miss it!
“Seven Suspects, Six Weapons, Five Bodies, and Three Endings. It’s not just a game anymore.”
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.Loading...
You will bring the action to life using lasers, time-lapse videos, and freeze-frame cameras and recorders. Step onto a stage and star in your own full-body animation, then tour the Cartoon Museum and see artifacts, artwork, and sculptures created by some of your favorite animators. There are activities for everyone in the family.
It opens this Saturday. Artists and animation fans, mark your calendars! You can also read up on animation at the Library!
A TV commercial for a book! On TV!! If you’ve been reading this blog, you know we love book trailers, but this is the first one I’ve seen just by channel surfing. LOVE it.
Reserve your copy here!
It will be at select theaters in Columbus on one night only, June 6, at 7:00 p.m.
Read more details and buy tickets here.