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Abe Lincoln Book Award Winners 2013

Date: 
Wed, 04/03/2013

The winners of the Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award for 2013 have been announced!

1st Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

2nd Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Join Our Green Challenge

Date: 
Thu, 03/28/2013

Saving Energy:

Between 5% and 20% of your home electric bill comes from vampire electric use--the energy used by appliances when turned off. Unplug small appliances and chargers when not in use.

 

Check out the Kill-a-Watt meter from the Multimedia Department to see which of your appliances are using the most energy.

 

Makey Makey

Date: 
Fri, 03/08/2013
I Luv Makey Makey

Want to make a banana piano?  Or an alphabet soup keyboard?  We know you do, so sign up for this month's Teen Tech Series program - MAKEY MAKEY!  Watch this video for some inspiration.  We'll post more leading up to the program so you can come up with some really great project ideas.

Pitch Perfect on Sunday 3/24

Date: 
Wed, 03/06/2013
Movie Afternoon

Alright, we have a movie and we have a date!  So mark your calendars:

Pitch Perfect (PG-13)

    Sunday, March 24 from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. (The movie is 112 min long, plus snack time...)

Movie Night (or maybe Day)

Date: 
Wed, 02/27/2013
pitch perfect

Your movie votes have been counted! Your choice for Movie Night (Day) is:

Pitch Perfect

Your 2nd and 3rd choices were The Hunger Games and The Perks of Being A Wallflower and if for some reason we can't watch Pitch Perfect, we'll watch one of the runners up. 

Non-Fiction Audiobooks

Date: 
Mon, 02/25/2013

 Moonbird by Phillip Hoose is the true story of a banded shorebird that has traveled the distance equivalent to a trip to the moon and halfway back in his lifetime. The band on his leg reads B95 and that is how he is identified.

Terrariums!

Date: 
Mon, 02/18/2013

What kind of Terrarium are you going to build?

       An extraterrestrial landscape?

       An absurdist softscape?

       A hipster vivarium? 

       A whimsical biome?


Newbery Award

Date: 
Thu, 02/07/2013

The American Library Association has announced the winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal - The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.  The Newbery Medal is given to the author of a  book that is determined to be the most

Show Me The Winner - Caldecott Celebration Video

Date: 
Tue, 02/05/2013
This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

Last Friday, young readers celebrated the 2012 Caldecott Medal winner, This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen, at the Show Me The Winner program. See their read aloud video of the book here.

Take A Chance on Love

Date: 
Tue, 02/05/2013

 

Have you seen our new book display in the Loft?