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What is slam poetry? Teachers give Year 9s a taste. Do you groan when someone mentions poetry?

What is slam poetry? Teachers give Year 9s a taste.

Now be honest. Let’s face it, understanding poetry is not one of the easiest things. 10 minute Tuesdays have started! This year the library is running short topical sessions in the GLC at recess on Tuesdays.

10 minute Tuesdays have started!

About 10 minutes long, the topics are varied, so we’re certain you’ll find something of interest. As a special consideration we are permitting food to be eaten during this session. We kicked off the series last Tuesday with my presentation on “How to Spot Fake News” which was well received (as far as I could tell) – something we hear a lot about these days, sadly.


For Reading Addicts Reading Challenge 2017 - February - For Reading Addicts. Strategies for Successful Teen Services. Planning on Renovating Your Library? Think Again. - Worlds of Learning. Think your library needs a renovation?

Planning on Renovating Your Library? Think Again. - Worlds of Learning

You might be right, but before spending unnecessary money on a major overhaul, you might want to think again. I receive inquiries all of the time from schools whose library's are not used, and thought that renovating their space was going to do the trick. Oftentimes, even with a big referendum that allows for a state-of-the-art renovation, those spaces continue to be unused. Don’t Underestimate the Value of “Hanging Out” Marketing Teen Services to Non Teen Services Staff, A Teen Services Plan Example. Toronto Public Library Enters Alternate Reality (Gaming) Every April, the Toronto Public Library (TPL) runs its Keep Toronto Reading program, a month-long celebration which includes a big community read of a single title.

Toronto Public Library Enters Alternate Reality (Gaming)

But this is the first year patrons will be able to enter, and interact with, the world of the chosen book. 2013’s book is Fahrenheit 451, which was a “huge influence” on Toronto-based science fiction author and award-winning game developer Jim Munroe. So when Munroe heard about the selection serendipitously, at a meeting on gaming programming for the library, he was moved to pitch something more ambitious in honor of the Bradbury classic: an alternate reality game (ARG). ARGs are interactive narratives that take place in the real world, not just online. They use multiple media to tell a single, overarching story, a technique known as transmedia storytelling. Ab. Teen Tech Week Video Contest. OPL celebrates technology and teens during Teen Tech Week (TTW), which will take place from March 5 -11, 2017.

Teen Tech Week Video Contest

This initiative is aimed at teens, librarians, educators and parents who are interested in the Library’s non-print resources. During this week, OPL wants to raise awareness among teens about all its digital offerings, including e-Books, OPL blogs, Hoopla, Zinio ,, Freegal, the OPL app, and the newly expanded OPL Makerspace: the Imagine Space, by launching its 7th annual video contest. Let your imagination run wild and participate in the annual Tech Video Week Video Contest!

TPiB (Programs) If You Loved... — I did “Speed Dating with a Book” as an outreach... Potions and Spells « Stitch-Craft. I wish I had a magic spell to extend the holidays — I still have several gifts to make!

Potions and Spells « Stitch-Craft

Luckily, one is for a crafty friend who also was rushing to finish MY gift, so we decided to give each other a few more days! And I know that I will be happy to get a new gift a week after Christmas, so hopefully the other recipients of my late-arriving gifts will feel the same. Among the gifts I DID finish were some Harry Potter-themed goodies for my son, my nephew and my niece. I gave my niece and nephew the first few books in the series last Christmas and the rest this year. CyberDrone's DeviantArt Gallery. 75 Brilliant Crafts to Make and Sell - DIY Joy. Looking for creative ways to make some extra cash this year?

75 Brilliant Crafts to Make and Sell - DIY Joy

What better a creative way to make extra money than by selling some DIYs you made? When I was looking for stuff to make and sell online, things to sell on Etsy and at craft fairs, I made this list. I wanted to share it with you since I learned quite a bit about what to make and sell online. 72 Hours to Survival game - Can you survive? If You Loved...: Archive. 5 Minute Librarian: How to Throw an Epic Library Party. Having a "party" program at the library is one of the new trends I've been hearing about lately, and, as an event-loving librarian, I am completely on board.

5 Minute Librarian: How to Throw an Epic Library Party

I've held many parties of different types and for varying age groups, and they almost always go over well. Everyone loves a party - it's a scientific fact. Library parties are fun to plan, fun to hold, and fun to attend; there is very little downside. Woodstock Library. Your place to buy and sell all things handmade. Murder Mystery Parties. How to Throw a Killer Murder Mystery Party. A few weeks ago, Nate turned thirty.

How to Throw a Killer Murder Mystery Party

Some of you now think we’re old and uncool. Others may be annoyed by the fact that we’re still so young. Or perhaps you think it doesn’t matter because all couples with young kids are in the same phase of life; therefore, we’re all the same age. Create 3D digital designs with online CAD. 5 great examples how individual libraries promote themselves with infographics. Infographics are very widely, and wisely, used to promote libraries in general – and we shared a lot of such examples already.

5 great examples how individual libraries promote themselves with infographics

But there is a new trend we are more than happy to report. More and more infographics are being created by individual libraries. All the examples collected below were created in recent weeks. If infographics are a great and effective tool to draw attention of the online community, they’ll surely achieve the same in local communities and among library patrons. Tips and Resources for Poem in your Pocket Day. Tips and Resources for Poem in your Pocket Day by Susan Stephenson, Poem in Your Pocket Day 2015 will be held on Thursday, April 30. It’s part of a national emphasis on poetry in the USA for the month of April. By my reckoning, it ought to be celebrated world-wide! Exploring Makerspace culture. It’s twelve months since Kristen Fontichiaro presented Sharpening our toolkit: defining great work, exploring Makerspace culture and badging accomplishments at the SLAV Conference Transliteracy: whom do you ask and how can you participate?

At that time Kristen spoke of the value of Makerspaces as positive learning opportunities based on her experience and research with the Michigan Makers group and the University of Michigan, USA. A number of schools have explored the idea and are implementing them in various ways. As a ‘third space’ in a student’s life – a place that is neither home and nor the classroom, libraries and the concept of a Makerspace is an ideal fit. Every school has a unique ‘maker’ identity according to the interests and resources available to that community. Organising a Literature Festival - on a Budget. Organising a Literature Festival - on a Budget by Lisa D’Onofrio So you want to put on a Festival? Before I go any further, I need to reveal my bias.

I’m all for events which put children, young people and families at their very centre – events which are creative, interactive and community conscious, where the audience are creative participants and producers, not just passive recipients. Make It @ Your Library. How to Play Charades. Back to Main Topics Page We've all had a game of Charades, be it with close friends at a dinner party or with far and distant relatives at Christmas.

Sure we've played, but how many of us know the proper rules… or any rules at all for that matter? That's why we've decided to put together a comprehensive guide on how to play Charades, complete with short video illustrations of the most important gestures and hand signals. We even have a grid of Charades ideas that you can print, cut and use to play. Ready? Equipment Needed. The Mega List of Maker Education Resouces.

Design your own surfboard graphics. Celebrate the Australian Year 2014 - Home. Design of the Picture Book. By Angela Terrab The best book authors push boundaries, and in the realm of picture books, a lot of this exploration happens visually. By this measure, Carter Higgins’ blog, Design of the Picture Book, captures all that is great in some of the best new picture books. Make It @ Your Library. Source Code: 5 Rules of Researching Infographics. Baby Steps to creating a Makerspace in the Library. Makerspaces in Your Library When I entered Fields Elementary Library, it was traditional in every way. Making Matters! How the Maker Movement Is Transforming Education.

Animoby. PULP-O-MIZER: the custom pulp magazine cover generator. Library Spaces - WikiThing. This is PART TWO of the PERSONAL LIBRARY GUIDE. Free ANZAC Day Printables. MBC Secondary Library Collections by Pamela Nitarski on Prezi. Jeff O'Neal: 16 Great Library Scenes in Film. Originally posted on Book Riot: When news broke last week that Dan Brown's new novel will center on some sort of mystery surrounding Dante's Inferno, I immediately began hoping that there is a nutty, fun scene of Robert Langdon racing around a library just like he raced around the Louvre in The Da Vinci Code. And because I am who I am, it got me thinking about great movie library scenes that already exist. The Knowledge Keeper. - Speech Bubble Photos Within Seconds. What I Really. A Dose of (Augmented) Reality: Exploring possible uses within a library setting.

Of the many emerging mobile technologies that libraries are looking at one that has always appealed to me is augmented reality (AR). Holy Apostles Catholic Parish - New Berlin, WI: School: library_reading_incentives_read_aloud_christmas_tree. Newsletters. The future of the library. BookFace Photo Contest - Titan Library.

Planning Library Programs, Celebrations, and Displays « Informania. STEP 1 for Custom Bookmarks. Copyright & Fair Use. English: Staff Reading List. Got books? School Libraries Creating Readers. Skip to main content .addthis_16x16_style .at4-icon, .addthis_16x16_white_style .at4-icon, .addthis_default_style .at4-icon, .at4-icon, .at-16x16 { width: 1.8em !

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Meetups and Photo Booths and Deals, Oh My! — Using Social Media to Create Hybrid Events on Your Campus. From Rapunzel to The Little Red Riding Hood, Beloved Children's Classics as Minimalist Posters. eXtension's collection of helpful SL resources. Librarians are go: Loo Reviews.