Friday, October 9, 2009
Starting Monday, Oct. 19 come to the library to register and get all the
Open to students in grades 7-12
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
If you like to read chances are you've read a few of the books eligible for the Teens Top Ten. Make your voice heard! Choose up to three of your favorite books from the list.
Cashore, Kristin. Graceling.
Cast, Kristin & P.C. Untamed.
Clare, Cassandra. City of Ashes.
Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger Games.
Fukui , Isamu. Truancy.
Fukui , Isamu. Truancy: Origins.
Gaiman, Neil. The Graveyard Book.
Green, John. Paper Towns.
Harris, Joanne. Runemarks.
Hopkins, Ellen. Identical.
Lockhart, E. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks.
Marriott, Zoё. Daughter of the Flames.
McMann, Lisa. Wake.
Meyer, Stephenie. Breaking Dawn.
Moran, Katy. Bloodline.
Ness, Patrick. The Knife of Never Letting Go.
Noёl, Alyson. Evermore.
Palmer, Robin. Geek Charming.
Pierce, Tamora. Melting Stones.
Scott, Elizabeth. Living Dead Girl.
Smith, Cynthia Leitich. Eternal.
Smith, Sherri L. Flygirl.
Weingarten, Lynn. Wherever Nina Lies.
Werlin, Nancy. Impossible.
Yee, Lisa. Absolutely Maybe.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Also- I thought I might detail exactly what prizes I'm "auctioning" on Aug. 22. So here they are:
Two tickets to the CLO production of "8-Track: Sounds of the 70's"
"Gamers Delight" that includes a Nintendo Gameboy Advanced w/ many games and a few other computer and Playstation 2 games
Tickets to the Carnegie Science Center
The new Kingdom Hearts game (to be released in September)
A private, after-hours party at the library
A bunch of stuff for Wildwood Highlands
Eat n Park gift card for $25
4 tickets to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
Max and Erma's giftcard for $25
2 MP3 players
Twilight gift box set
a pizza party at Romp & Roll
the chance to write and shoot your own short film and then screen it here at the library
Friday, July 31, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
All of these summer reading participants have won a giftcard of their choice, either Target, Barnes and Noble, or Dick's Sporting Goods.
I'll try to be more up to date in the future.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I have an "Express Yourself" temporary tattoo, a coupon for one free attraction at Wildwood Highlands and a $10 off coupon for Dick's Sporting Goods for everyone who wants one. Just come up to the desk in the Children's Dept. to pick it up.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Please read the following so that you will be prepared on the day of the event. Failure to comply with these regulations will result in disqualification from the contest. Start practicing!
· Each participant has to play air guitar on stage in two rounds, each lasting for 1 minute.
o Round 1: participant plays a selection of their own choosing. Typically the song has been edited (or a medley has been created) to fit the 60-second format. Please bring your song either on an mp3 player/Ipod or on a CD. Write down the artist and title of the song and what track number it is, so that the DJ can easily find your selection.
Tie-breaker Round: participant plays a section of the song chosen by an organizer or competitor;
usually the song is not announced beforehand and kept secret until the round begins, so a participant has to improvise.
Participant plays alone; backing bands, either with real or air instruments are not allowed; roadies and groupies are allowed to make up some image, but they have to leave the stage before performance.
o Participant has to play air guitar (i.e. air drums, piano and other instruments are not allowed). Air
guitar can be acoustic, electric or both.
There is no dress code and participant is encouraged to use any clothing and props that would add character and make the performance more interesting. However, any real musical equipment or crew (instruments, amplifiers, effect pedals, backing band members, etc) are strictly forbidden. Real guitar pick are forbidden.
o Scoring: Judges will use the same 6.0 score system as in figure skating: there are several criteria, each judge must give the contestant a score from 4.0 to 6.0 on each of the criteria. One lowest and one highest score get discarded, all other scores are summed up. The contestant with maximal score wins.
o The criteria are:
o Technical merit — how much the performance looks like the real playing, including accurate reproduction of all fretwork, chords, solos and technical moves.
Stage presence — a charisma of rock star, the ability to rock, lack of stage fright and power to drive thousands of listeners; involves doing guitar moves and other emotional demonstrations.
Airness — the most subjective criterion, as "presentation" in figure skating — how much the performance was an object of art by itself, not only a simulation of playing guitar.
Sign up by clicking on the title of this post!
Friday, May 29, 2009
Registration begins Monday, June 8th and is as easy as a click of the mouse! To register, click on the Summer Reading link over on the right hand side of this blog, and fill out all required information (name, phone number, grade, and school). Once you're registered, you can create a username and password. Make sure to choose something that will be easy for you to remember but hard for others to hack!
Once registered, you can begin logging pages you've read! Read whatever you like; fiction or nonfiction books, poetry, short stories, magazines, or even ebooks! For every 100 pages you log online, you'll earn two raffle tickets to enter to win prizes at our end-of-summer prize auction on Saturday, August 22nd at 7 pm.
Also, become a follower of SNHL Teen Zone on Twitter. Twitter followers will be notified of special prize winning opportunities that won't be publicized anywhere else! To learn more, click on our Twitter link on the right hand side of this blog.
And lastly, remember to log your pages as you read them! Prizes will be drawn weekly for teens who have logged pages in that week.
As for the prizes to be auctioned on Saturday, August 22nd, those include:
-Two tickets to CLO's production of 8-Track, Sounds of the 70's
-Two passes to the Carnegie Science Center
-$50 cash prize
-Four passes to the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium
-Eat-n-Park gift cards
-Private after-hours party in the library