Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Interested in some more information? Check out these sites-
http://techbridgegirls.org/documents/simple_machines2_000.pdf (Resources page)
Friday, October 26, 2007
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2006).
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen (Viking Children’s Books, 2006)
How to Ruin a Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles (Flux, 2006).
Maximum Ride: School’s Out – Forever by James Patterson (Hachette Book Group USA/Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2006).
Firegirl by Tony Abbott (Hachette Book Group USA/Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2006).
All Hallows Eve (13 Stories) by Vivian Vande Velde (Harcourt, 2006).
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Harcourt, 2006).
River Secrets by Shannon Hale (Bloomsbury, 2006).
Bad Kitty by Michele Jaffe (HarperCollins, 2006).
Road of the Dead by Kevin Brooks (Chicken House, 2006).
Sudoku is a logic game where you fill 81 squares with numbers from 1 to 9. Number can not be repeated in a vertical or horizontal row, nor may they be repeated in the nine square blocks. Although invented by American Howard Garns in 1979, these puzzles were called Numbers Place. The Japanese popularized the puzzles under the name Sudoku, meaning "only single digits allowed", or something close to this depending on what site you consult.
Free games abound on the Internet. Try: http://www.websudoku.com/, www.krazydad.com/sudoku, http://www.sudoku-puzzles.net/!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Recycled Percussion to perform-
The musical group Recycled Percussion will be performing at Clarion University on Monday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gemmell Multi-Purpose Room as part of its Man Vs. Machine Tour. The University Activities Board sponsored concert is free and open to the public.
The New Hampshire based band uses anything and everything to create “junk rock” music. The band plays with plastic buckets, metal tanks, chainsaws, jackhammers and more to create a dynamic mix of hip-hop and rock music.
Founded by former member Justin Spencer, Recycled Percussion started playing throughout New Hampshire at schools and local clubs around the Manchester area. "Our appeal speaks to anyone who loves music and wants to see an insanely rocking show.”
Though Spencer is no longer with the group, the other three members still tour. Ethan Holmes and Greg Kassapis play drums while Jerami Bellafatto (DJ Dirty Soul) mixes hip hop and rock music. The band is now traveling in its third major tour throughout the U.S. and also has released a hit self-titled DVD.
The group has won awards such as “Best Major Performance Group,” which is selected by college students. The group has been featured on the “Today Show” on NBC and often plays during NBA playoff games.
-adapted from Clarion University's press release
Storyteller - Alan Irvine, Scary Ghost Stories
Appropriate for third grade and up
Friday, October 26, 2007 from 7PM -8PM
Clarion Free Library has scheduled a number of YA events also...I'll get them up this week!
Thursday, October 18, 2007
You may just add your name to this list...check it out!
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
"In every US State and the District of Columbia, agencies are creating databases of useful information - information on businesses, licensed professionals, plots of land, even dates of fish stocking. Some of this content is available on search engines, but much of it is part of the invisible web. " This wiki attempts to pull the information together for access from one source, http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/State_Agency_Databases. Remember, since it is a wiki, it will continue to grow and evolve.
Go to the site above, select your state (or the one you want to visit) and select the agency. For example, I went to Pennsylvania and chose the Historical and Museum Commission. I was able to access the database of Historical markers by name or county - pretty neat. I also tried out the Game Commission link. Here I could access the state game land maps...could be helpful, hunting season is only weeks away!