Here is winner for the 1st place and the Ten Items Viewers Choice awards for the 16-18 year range.
We had an awesome time and it was very cool to see the reasoning behind their choices on how they created and edited their images. There were some very awesome photos and I'm glad I wasn't a judge because it would have been extremely difficult to find a winner.
Here is winner for the 1st place and the Ten Items Viewers Choice awards for the 16-18 year range.
What are your plans to have fun outside while you still can, before the heat gets so disgusting that you need to hibernate again before fall?
Yes. I'm sure I know. Hide in a dark room with your tablet. Well, at least that's what my kids would say. I hope that some of you would say that you would like to go outside and ride your bike, or chase after people, or go roller skating, or start jogging.
Yup. Start jogging. That's what I told myself I would do. Run.
I'm not the quickest and I just started again yesterday after my year long hiatus due to having brain surgery (apparently they don't want your recovering brain to wiggle and jiggle). I actually did used to jog quite a bit. I did quite a few 5ks and I even did one 1/2 marathon with my sister! I was never the fastest and I was exhausted, but I did it and I occasionally did feel great afterwards.
So I'm hopping that I can start over again and feel great doing it. It is so easy to forget how important it is to move and stretch an do things that may not feel wonderful at first, but your body will thank you afterwards. When you're an old thirty year old, your body will say thank you!
So onto the nitty gritty of why I am posting this:
1. I hope that this will encourage me to jog tonight.
2. We have an awesome program planned for Thursday at 10am.
Get Moving at the Library!
For children of all ages. Come out and get moving with us through dancing and exercise! Registration is required and begins April 6.
We'll do some crazy stuff that will get you sweating like you've been in the rain! A little downward facing dog, a little jumping, a little dancing around. Ms Jill and I will have you rosy cheeked (and hopefully ready for a nap) by the time you leave.
My blog is one of those ones that you don't read because the person is too "lazy" or distracted to write a new post. Well, I am probably a little of both, but I hope I'm more distracted and busy coming up with new programs to entertain everyone with and that is the reason I don't have time to post.
So for those of you that actually read the blog (probably just me as I type) the Friends of the Library are buying us a 3d printer! We have been wanting one for quite a while, but you have to do lots of research in order to get one. When you're going to be having a lot of awesome people using it, you want it to be good! ... and I am positive we are going to have lots of awesome people using it!
Onto the really awesome stuff. So we want you guys to create pieces of art. Yes, you can copy other people's work, but we want you to bring out your artistic abilities!
So here it is! We need you to use an online software that is called Tinkercad.
How it works:
1. Place: Shapes are basic building blocks of Tinkercad. A shape can add or remove material. Import your own, or work with existing shapes.
2. Adjust: Move, rotate and adjust shapes freely in space. Use tools like the ruler to input exact dimensions.
3. Combine: Group together a set of shapes to create models as detailed as you want.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy! Now we need you to learn how to use it and create your own artistry. Its going to be awesome! I know it.
So this is a movie from the 80s. Unfortunately I cannot suggest it for you to watch, because they are very naughty teens who are in all day detention in the library, and they make a mess of the place and talk about naughty things and, well, just plain naughty, so well, you can't watch it.
However these are the main characters:
In the simplest and in their own terms, Claire is a princess, Andrew an athlete, John a criminal, Brian a brain, and Allison a basket case.
Originally there's lots of teasing and bickering and cruelness, but at some point they start to become friends. Unfortunately, at another point they talk about what happens on Monday if they see each other at school. Would they acknowledge each other if they were walking past each other in the hallway? Would they pretend they don't exsist? It doesn't bode well for them. Eventually they come around, but it doesn't happen until the end of the movie.
Anyways, the whole point of the story is that I was totally lucky when I was in high school. We were all friends (whether close friends or acquaintances) no matter if we were a sport, a princess, a nerd, a criminal (don't think there were any of those) or a basket case (that was me, btw). No matter what, we treated each other the same. You don't often think of it at the time, but how are you going to remember the high school years? Hating and not acknowledging each other?
I love how IMDB states:
Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Yes! We are like each other in more ways than we thought! We need to remember these things! Originally I was just watching this for the heck of it, because I remember being amused. I am not part of the 80s generation. I am the 90s, which was all about being emotional and in constant angst. CONSTANT ANGST.
Join WXXI Education and select Monroe County Library Branches as we celebrate engineering, curiosity, and hands-on fun with FREE Bob the BuilderTM screenings! The following MCLS library branches are hosting FREE Bob the BuilderTM screenings/activity days in December:
-Arnett Branch Library — Dec. 28th at 2:00 pm
-Central Library — Dec. 30th at 10:30 a.m.
-Charlotte Branch Library — Dec. 28th at 5:00 p.m.
-Chili Public Library — Dec. 29th at 10 a.m.
-Mendon Public Library — Dec. 27th at 11:00 a.m.
-Monroe Branch Library — Dec. 28th at 5:15 p.m.
-Webster Public Library — Dec. 29th at 11:15 a.m.
-Winton Branch Library — Dec. 30th at 10:15 a.m.
WXXI Event Highlight:
WXXI FB Event:
Kanie Seiya, a smart and extremely narcissistic high school student, believes that the beautiful but reserved Sento Isuzu has invited him on a date at an amusement park called Amagi Brilliant Park. Much to his chagrin, not only is the location a run-down facility, the supposed date is merely a recruitment tour where Sento and Princess Latifa Fleuranza, the owner of the theme park, ask him to become the park's new manager. Their cause for desperation? As stipulated in a land-use contract, Amagi has less than three months to meet a quota of 500,000 guests, or the park will be closed for good and the land redeveloped by a greedy real-estate company.
Seiya is won over by the revelation that Amagi is no ordinary amusement park; many of its employees are Maple Landers—mysterious magical beings who live in the human world and are nourished by the energy created by people having fun. Entrusted with the hopes and dreams of this far-off enchanted land, Seiya must now use his many skills to bring Amagi back on its feet, or watch it crumble before his eyes.
Charging everyone up for all the fun we'll be having tonight! My desk seems surrounded today. Dash appears to be staring at Dot because he was naughty, so I made him stay in the corner. You guys have to come join Miss Jill and I tonight! We are going to have way too much fun and you do not want to miss this extravaganza!
Saw that a fellow librarian had suggested getting this in an old email. They're called Circuit Scribe. Wow. How fun do these look? What do you think? Maybe a new thing to add to the Chili Makerspace? They are pretty old (like maybe three years! GASP!) however, how cool to be able to combine technology AND art! WOW! My head just exploded! :) What do you think you would create with them?
OMG. December is almost here. I don't know about you, but my kids have way too many toys, stuffed animals and blah blah blah. You know it, you're out there. You look in their bedroom and you're like ARGH! Then you slam the door and pretend its not there. Then you look at the living room, dining room, bathroom ... their stuff is everywhere.
That's when I told them that Santa is only bringing them socks and books. Seriously. Socks and books. (Unfortunately, I had actually bought my daughter some stuff already.)
I know what you're thinking. The librarian is telling me to buy books? WHAT? However, I know that there are some books that my kids will read over and over and over and then suddenly lose interest in, so that's when I donate them to the library. :)
Suggestions ... think about what your kids actually play with, physical toys or games that turn them into zombies on their tablets. (Yes, mine too become zombies.)
The Lego Ideas Book
by Lipkowitz, Daniel
Features all-new LEGO® building projects, tips to supplement and enhance your LEGO creations, inspirational builds, and expert advice from LEGO Master Builders.
by Wiltshire, Alex
The world of Minecraft is made entirely of blocks. Some help you build, some help you stay alive. Every block you discover opens up new possibilities and exciting adventures. The Minecraft Block-o-pedia is fully illustrated and packed with essential information about each block and how it can be used. From basic plants and ores to enchantment tables and end stone, you'll find it all in here.
ProjectKid : 100 ingenious crafts for family fun
by Kingloff, Amanda
Make: Tech DIY : easy electronics projects for parents and kids
by Lee, Jisun
"Make: Tech DIY introduces younger children to the magic of electronics through the softer side of circuits! Young explorers will learn about electronics through sewing and craft projects aimed at maker parents and their children, elementary school teachers, and kids' activity leaders. Each project introduces new skills and new components in a progressive series of projects that take learners from the very basics to understanding how to use components such as sensors, transistors, and timers."--Amazon.com.
So tonight (Monday, November 28) we have Minecraft at 6pm. We've got six laptops you can borrow or four tablets. If you have your own, you can bring your own. That would be totally awesome too.
Thursday (December 1) we will be playing with legos at 5:45pm.
Everyone is invited! Kids, parents, teens ... You are all invited. Plus there's no signup, just showup!
Should you need volunteer hours, I always appreciate your brilliance teens. Please sign up to be a teen volunteer!
Its me. I like tech toys.