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  • Adrienne, Internet, Isn't that cool?, News, Social Networking, Writing

    No longer a Figment of your imagination

    13.12.10 | Permalink | Comment?

    Figment is “a community where you can share your writing, connect with other readers, and discover new stories and authors. Whatever you’re into, from sonnets to mysteries, from sci-fi stories to cell phone novels”, you can find it all at Figment – it’s like a social network for those that love to write or read original stories. Check out the contests, forums or blog while you’re there, or just oggle at how cool the webpage looks.

    You never know… you could be discovered as the next Stephenie Meyer.

    (Us folk here at Teen Blog are alway happy to receive your writing anytime too!)

    Figment Pic

  • Adrienne, Isn't that cool?

    It’s information, but not as we know it

    03.08.10 | Permalink | Comment?

    As you well know, one of the roles of the average library is to store information so you can get your hands on when you need it. But information comes in a variety of formats today, and not all of it is displayed using words.

    There’s a growing trend to display information using graphics like this site or this site (or just google search for Information Graphics). An modern-day mash up of information, data, statistics and graphic design that’s used in school atlasses, newspapers and magazines. I’m hooked, are you?

    (PS if you happen to click on the infographic below you’ll be whisked away to a visualization of how the US libraries stack up in 2010, just in case you’re interested)

  • Adrienne, Competition, Writing

    Re-Draft 2010

    23.07.10 | Permalink | Comment?

    Re-Draft, an annual competition for teenage writers is on again. Your work could be selected for publication by judges Tessa Duder and James Norcliffe. Check in your school library for last year’s copy of the Re-Draft book ‘Fishing for Birds’ and you’ll find the entry form in the back. Good luck!

  • Adrienne

    Nibbles! Couches!

    22.07.10 | Permalink | Comment?

    Don’t miss out on the opportunity to tell us what you want to see happening in your libraries. We’re looking for an enthusiastic bunch of 13-18 year olds to hang out in our staff room (it’s big and has a great view), devour some food, and tell us your ideas for the perfect library.

    29th July @ 4.30pm, Central Library.

    Text or email adrienne if you want in (or reply to this post): 021 227 8637, adrienne.hannan@wcc.govt.nz

  • Adrienne, Books, Reviews

    Review: Little Bird by Penni Russon

    21.07.10 | Permalink | Comment?

    4 stars! Ruby-Lee feels tiny in the world like a “Little Bird” as her older sister, Shandra, is organizing her wedding day to marry her fiancée, Damien.

    The first 2 chapters of the book were quite boring because it was mainly talking about Shandra and her wedding dress & wedding day and not about the main character of the book, Ruby-Lee. But it picked up with excitement later on in the book when Ruby- Lee babysits little baby Maisy and meets Maisy’s father, Spence, and starts to fall in love with him as they hang out together.

    This would be a good book for 13-15 year old girls who have annoying older siblings and don’t really know what love is yet.

    It’s a good book and I enjoyed it in the end with all the drama in it. This is now one of my preferred books.

    Little Bird by Penni Russon reviewed by Jayne

  • Adrienne, Events

    We want you!

    08.07.10 | Permalink | Comment?

    Coming soon…

    You get the chance to tell us what you want over some nibbles. Want in…?

    Email: adrienne.hannan@wcc.govt.nz

    Phone or text: 021 227 8637

      Beware of the Book

    We’re looking for people aged 13-18 years old to tell us what you want the library to do for you; we’ve got a couple of questions for you too.

    4.30pm on Thursday 29th July at the Central Library.

  • Adrienne, Espionage

    A simple question (or two)…

    18.06.10 | Permalink | 6 Comments

    Just curious…

    Answer these two questions by commenting on this post.

    • What’s inside your perfect library?
    •  …and what does this library (and the librarians inside it) do for you?

  • Adrienne, Books

    More post-apocalyptic reading

    11.05.10 | Permalink | Comment?

    Another book to add to this list. Blood of the Lamb: The Crossing by Mandy Hager is the first book in a fantastic new trilogy by a NZ author. Set on a pacific island in a post-apocalyptic world, it follows the fates of Maryam, Joseph, Ruth and Lazarus, as they attempt to free themselves from the oppression of the ruling elite who lord over the island’s inhabitants from a rotting cruise ship that became shipwrecked on a reef during the storms that destroyed the rest of the world.

    Margaret Mahy liked it and reckons it’s a teen version of George Orwell’s 1984.

    The second book in the series Into the Wilderness has also been released and can be grabbed from your local library.

    Those of you who are in the know will have already secured a copy of the third book in Susan Beth Pfeffer’s Life as we Knew It series. This World We Live In is on library shelves now.

  • Adrienne, GLBT, Happenings, News

    Get your pink on

    26.04.10 | Permalink | Comment?

    Logo smallPink Shirt Day is on April 28th. What is Pink Shirt Day? Here’s what the website had to say… 

    Pink Shirt Day aims to show that bullying is not ok and won’t be tolerated. By encouraging the people of New Zealand to wear a Pink Shirt on the 28th of April we can help to raise awareness of bullying and show there is a  massive amount of people who support taking a stance against bullying.

    Sounds good to me! Get your pink on and show everyone that bullying is so not cool!

  • Adrienne, Events, Happenings, News, Wellington

    Free Cooking Classes

    12.04.10 | Permalink | Comment?

    Evolve and Motoko Aotearoa present FREE cooking classes for young people!

    Jacinta Saeki is an experienced chef. For 7 weeks she will be teaching young people to cook cheap, healthy and delicious food at Te Ruru Hou (Evolve). Limited to 12 participants – this is a hands-on class where young people 14-24 years make the food and then eat it – YUM!!

    Starts Monday 12 April 4.00-6.30pm

    To register please email simon@evolveyouth.org.nz or phone 801 9150

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