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  • Facebook, Jack

    Hunger Games Quiz – Entries Close Today!

    18.06.12 | Permalink | Comments Off on Hunger Games Quiz – Entries Close Today!

    Quick, you guys! You only have until 5:30pm today to enter the Hunger Games quiz on our Facebook page! Someone will win the $100 iTunes voucher today – if you click some buttons and type in your name and library card number it could easily, easily be you.

    Follow this link, then follow the instructions on the page to be in with a chance to win.

    While you’re on our Facebook page, don’t forget to “like” it, there’ll be more quizzes coming soon and this is the best way to hear about them.


  • Facebook, Jack, News

    Big Announcement! Hunger Games Quiz!

    29.05.12 | Permalink | Comments Off on Big Announcement! Hunger Games Quiz!

    We’re very excited to bring you a Hunger Games quiz via our Facebook page and even more excited to give away a $100 iTunes voucher for the winner!

    BLOG

    Correctly answer the questions carefully compiled by the Teen Blog Quiz Committee, supply your name, YA library card number and email address and you go into the draw. Tell your friends to enter too. Tell them to like the page as well, ok?

    You’ve got until 5:30 pm on Monday June 18 to submit your answers. The draw will take place on Tuesday June 19 and we’ll let you know as soon as we can after that who the winner is!

    Good luck!


  • Jack, Social Networking

    Coming soon to our Facebook Page

    24.05.12 | Permalink | Comments Off on Coming soon to our Facebook Page

    High up in Teen Blog Towers we’re working on something very exciting for all our readers, and it won’t be long before we can unveil it …

    coming soon

    Head over to our Facebook page and “like” it to be the first to see what we’ve got in store for you in the next week or so. I can’t reveal any details at the moment, but hopefully there are enough clues in the above .gif to whet your appetite.

    In the meantime, care to guess what it could be?


  • Jack, Music, NZ Music Month

    New Zealand Music We Like: Jack

    01.05.12 | Permalink | Comments Off on New Zealand Music We Like: Jack

    Happy New Zealand Music Month, you guys! All this month there’ll be posts on the New Zealand music that we like. Comment with some of your favourites if you want to!

    There are a couple of Mint Chicks albums in the YA area (Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No! and Screens) and then some more in the adult area that you will have to pay $1 for, but it’s ok because they’re really good too (if I had to recommend just one it would be the EP Anti-Tiger). If you are unfamiliar with what the Mint Chicks sound like, then this will give you a good idea:

    Energetic and punky.

    Sadly they’ve moved on to other projects, but happily one of them is the excellent Unknown Mortal Orchestra (also in the adult colection, but so good)


  • Jack, Movies, News, Social Networking

    Some people were at the premiere of ‘The Hunger Games’ and then tweeted out what they thought

    14.03.12 | Permalink | Comments Off on Some people were at the premiere of ‘The Hunger Games’ and then tweeted out what they thought

    Are you getting excited about the prospect of seeing The Hunger Games on the silver screen? We are. It premiered in Los Angeles last night, and now that everyone in the world is on Twitter and we all tweet about everything we do and see, it’s easy to find out what the people that were lucky enough to be there thought of it. The Huffington Post handily collected some tweets in a slideshow, here. By all (of these) accounts, Suzanne Collins will be very pleased with the adaptation.

    Oh, and if you need to read the book first to compare them, do so here.


  • Jack, Wellington, Youth Politics

    Wellington Youth Council

    27.01.12 | Permalink | Comments Off on Wellington Youth Council

    Do you want to share your views on the direction of Wellington? To get involved in the planning and development of Council services? Joining the Wellington City Youth Council can give you the chance to advise the Wellington City Council on issues that affect the city’s youth.

    Keen? Members must be between 12-24 years of age, live inside Wellington City Council’s boundaries and be willing to come to meetings at WCC, 4.00-5.30pm every 2nd Wednesday. For more information and an online application form, look here. Applications must be submitted by Jan 31st.

    You can also connect with the Youth Council on Facebook and share your ideas and views that way as well!


  • Facebook, Internet, Isn't that cool?, Jack

    A look back at the year through Facebook tinted glasses…

    09.12.11 | Permalink | Comments Off on A look back at the year through Facebook tinted glasses…

    … or something. The Facebook Data Team recently compiled a bunch of data from Facebook (what else would they do?) that eventually spat out Memology 2011. Points of interest include the top ten ranking topics of the year, the top ten status trends of the year and the fact that somehow Rebecca Black managed to stay off all of the lists. Pop over and have a look to see if anything you “like” or talked about charted this year. While you’re on Facebook, make sure you “like” us on our official Teen Blog page and maybe we’ll be a noteworthy meme in 2012.


  • Isn't that cool?, Jack

    Angry Birds Invade Teen Blog!

    08.11.11 | Permalink | 1 Comment

    Are you studying for your exams? Is it frustrating? Well then, why not destroy a website or two? Thanks to Nokia Argentina you can use everyone’s favourite Angry Birds to wreak havoc on web pages (and a few pigs) from right inside your browser. Just drag this bookmarklet onto your bookmarks toolbar, then click it on any webpage to begin. Here’s a demo…


  • Facebook, Jack, Social Networking

    Meet Us On Facebook

    30.09.11 | Permalink | Comments Off on Meet Us On Facebook

    Hey, you know what you should do? “Like” us on facebook. It’s a really great time over there, you can waste time on the time wasting tab write stuff on our wall, get our new blog posts in your news feed and all sorts of other neat stuff.

    Meet us on facebook


  • Isn't that cool?, Jack, Not Library Related

    Snow Day Time Filler

    16.08.11 | Permalink | Comments Off on Snow Day Time Filler

    It’s snowing at the moment. This means we all need something interesting to watch while we are stuck inside drinking cocoa. Like this video about how language shapes our perception of colour from the BBC.

    Regular service will resume when regular weather resumes. Good luck out there, Teen Blog-kateers!


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