We got a BUNCH of new stuff in these past couple weeks, including a cart a few days ago that has loads of awesome things on it. All the new 2012 Maverick award winners are in! There’s some new Vampirates, a new Vampire Diaries, and two new Pretty Little Liars books on the cart as well. Come and get ‘em!
STAY HEALTHY EVERYONE ELSE.
We also saw Figment at ALA! In case you don’t recall my fabulous post about Figment, they are an awesome website for young writers that allows them to publish their work online, create cover art for their novels, work with others on literary projects, create writing and book clubs, and so many other amazing things. I told them we had just promoted their site and they were so excited, and gave us some free swag (always a plus). So go check them out! http://www.figment.com
Hello SPL teens and everyone else! What a quiet weekend it was for our tumblr. Anyway, four of us from SPL youth services went to the ALA Midwinter Conference here in Dallas this past Sunday, and it was AWESOME! We saw a lot of great things, and got a look at some of the cool new stuff the authors and publishers are putting out in the coming year.
ALSO, we got a look at the new poster for Insurgent, the crazily anticipated follow up to Veronica Roth’s Divergent. Here’s what it looks like in case you haven’t seen it yet!
Figment.com is a great website for young writers, new writers, up-and-coming writers to get their work out there! It’s filled with contests, challenges, forums, and a library of all their writer’s works, and it’s a great way to encourage those of us who need to get back into the habit of writing more. Check it out!
I know there’s a lot of pressure on high school students to pick majors, and even career paths, before they’re even juniors. Those last two years are pretty much testing and prepping for college admittance, and everyone wants to know that you have your whole life planned out already.
Try not to worry about it too much.
Your freshman year of college, and even your sophomore year, is all about taking those basic classes and giving yourself time to figure out what you really want to do with your life. As the article says, almost all college students have switched their majors three, even four times before they decide on one.
Here’s the link to Nia Green’s whole post on the subject. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/15/college-prep-how-do-you-p_n_1208123.html?ref=college&ir=College
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day everyone! We’re still open over here at the Smith Public Library. Hope you’re all enjoying your free day, stop by and check out the displays we’ve got up for MLK! Maybe take the time to visit the website for the King Center, founded by Coretta Scott King as a lasting tribute to her husband’s work and legacy.