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More Graphic Novels for Children

More Graphic Novels for Children | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Due to the popularity of last month's post, here are six more recent works of comic titles for the young or maybe just the young at heart. The last three titles are also available as eBooks through Overdrive, which you can know check out directly through the library's Bibliocommons catalog interface. Click here to access specific intructions on how to download eBooks to your eReader or visit the Help section on Overdrive's website. I hope that you enjoy these titles as much as I did!

 

-Ryan P. Donovan

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2011 Lane Anderson Award

2011 Lane Anderson Award | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

An authoritative and fascinating exploration of the natural history of the east coast of North America...

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True Confessions of a Reluctant Historical Fiction Reader That is Obsessed with Epidemics: Top 10 Books about Epidemics

True Confessions of a Reluctant Historical Fiction Reader That is Obsessed with Epidemics: Top 10 Books about Epidemics | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

I am a huge fan of epidemics. I wouldn't want to live in one, but like zombie fiction, they make us question who we are and what we will do to survive. In fact, of all the historical fiction books that I have ever read, hands down my favorite is Fever, 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson.

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librarian.net » How not to write about libraries – some guidelines for reporters

librarian.net » How not to write about libraries – some guidelines for reporters | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

We get it. Times are tough. The public sphere is shrinking in the US and elsewhere. Libraries are around and open, doing stuff. Their funding cycle is cyclical and short and up to the whims of various people, sometimes mysterious. The public library system belongs to everyone. There is a lot to talk about; a lot of things happen there. Many people have strong opinions about how public spaces are used and public money is spent and about the library in specific. You have a 24 hour news cycle, with pages or screens to fill. That’s terrific. We’re often happy for the attention.

 

At the same time, there are a few tropes that do none of us any favors. You look like people who haven’t done your research or who go for the easy cliche and we look like people who can’t take a well-meaning joke (which we’ve heard for the thousandth time). Let’s get to a place where we’re all feeling good about the whole endeavor. Here are some suggestions. Hope this list, patterned off of How Not To Write Comics Criticism, is helpful. It’s called How Not To Write About Libraries.

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iPads for Everyone: How a small library program became a runaway hit and reached more than 4,100 kids and teachers

iPads for Everyone: How a small library program became a runaway hit and reached more than 4,100 kids and teachers | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Our students aren’t the only ones who’ve gotten into the iPad act. Our AP environmental science teacher has had his students take iPads along on field trips so they can use free apps, such as LeafSnap and iBirds, to chart their surroundings. Our computer science teacher showed his class how to create their own apps, and our American Sign Language class uses the iPad’s camera to Skype with their peers at the Texas School for the Deaf. And to cut down on the amount of paper we consume, our English, math, and science teachers post their assignments as PDFs, which their students can view on their iPads, instead of printing them. That simple decision has already saved our campus more than $30,000 in printing costs during the past year.

 

How’d we get to this point? It all began in the fall of 2010 with a modest pilot program in our library and just six iPads.

 

-Carolyn Foote

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Sartorial Splendor: Falling into Fashion | The Reader’s Shelf

Sartorial Splendor: Falling into Fashion | The Reader’s Shelf | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Anyone who watches Project Runway knows there is a story behind every outfit, and these books prove that point. The stories of chic clothes and the women who create them, wear them, and sell them stress fashion’s ability to reference the past and express hope in the future.

 

-Neal Wyatt

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Cri de terre: le retour d’un livre culte | CapAcadie.com

Cri de terre: le retour d’un livre culte | CapAcadie.com | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

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‘A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel’: Hope Larson inks a classic

‘A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel’: Hope Larson inks a classic | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

It’s been 50 years since Madeleine L’Engle’s heroine Meg Murry first lay awake in her attic on “a dark and stormy night” in the pages of “A Wrinkle in Time.” The novel, which followed Meg on a fantastic journey to save her father, became a touchstone for several generations of young readers enchanted by the idea of using a “tesseract” to travel through space and time. A new adaptation from graphic novelist Hope Larson brings L’Engle‘s story to life in gorgeous black, white and blue comic panels in “A Wrinke in Time: The Graphic Novel” — out today from Farrar Straus Giroux imprint Margaret Ferguson Books. 

 

-Noelene Clark

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Banned Book Trading Cards

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To celebrate the 30th annual Banned Books Week, one library in Kansas has gotten artistic. The Lawrence Public Library has created the Banned Books Trading Cards project, a series of drawings inspired by banned books and authors created by local artists.

 

-Dianna Dilworth

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» Mobile Tech and Libraries – 8 Great Presentations

» Mobile Tech and Libraries – 8 Great Presentations | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

I was thrilled to give a keynote presentation at the International M-Libraries Conference 2012 last week in Milton Keynes, England. The event was absolutely fantastic, and the speakers were outstanding.


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Quill & Quire » Q&A: Goose Lane launches new poetry imprint, Icehouse Press

Quill & Quire » Q&A: Goose Lane launches new poetry imprint, Icehouse Press | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Fredericton’s Goose Lane Editions, which printed its first poetry collection, The Stunted Strong by Fred Cogswell, in 1954, is shaking things up with a new imprint called Icehouse Press.

Icehouse is run by a multi-city editorial board, led by Goose Lane poetry editor Ross Leckie, who is joined by Montreal writer and editor Katia Grubisic, St. John’s poet James Langer, and Toronto poet and filmmaker David Seymour.


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Career Services at the Library without Spending a Dime | Lead the Change

Career Services at the Library without Spending a Dime | Lead the Change | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

“People comment that they prefer coming to the library [rather than the OneStop]. It’s welcoming; it’s open; it’s easy to deal with,” Poland said. “The OneStops had this feel of the unemployment office.” Besides that positive atmosphere (and potentially less stigma), the library is centrally located, and already attracts high traffic, likely making more people aware of the services. (The reverse is true as well: Poland says the services are bringing new people into the library.)

 

But the library location’s most important advantage to CTWorks is what Poland calls “wraparound services”: the career agents refer their clients to the library-offered citizenship resources, language classes, and digital literacy help as needed. “Where better to do that than the library? It’s where we do it anyway,” Poland commented.

 

-Meredith Schwartz

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Publishers, Booksellers, Librarians Gear Up for Star Wars Reads Day

Publishers, Booksellers, Librarians Gear Up for Star Wars Reads Day | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The Force will be with more than 1,200 bookstores and libraries across the U.S. on Saturday, October 6, when they will host events in commemoration of the first-ever Star Wars Reads Day.

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Library Snapshot Day Turns Three | American Libraries Magazine

Library Snapshot Day Turns Three | American Libraries Magazine | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

How would you like to tell the world that in one day more than 160,000 people visited your state’s libraries and more than 1,000 people received job-search help? Thanks to Library Snapshot Day, you can. Launched three years ago in New Jersey, the effort has expanded to include librarians nationwide in collecting statistics, customer comments, and pictures from libraries all over their state during a single day, then compiling the results and posting them online.

 

-Morgan Reeves

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Class, today's word is irony

Class, today's word is irony | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

I wrote back to the librarian in Kansas, eagerly accepting her invitation. I couldn't wait to speak to her students about the right to read any book they liked. It's one of the greatest things about having a library card: the total access to all the same books Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey get to read. One of the simplest pleasures of my childhood was visiting the public library in Peoria and choosing books to take out. It was a rare part of my life where I had complete control, where the ultimate choices were mine to make.

 

A few days later, I received a second email from the librarian. She hated to say it, but I probably was not a good fit for their event after all. She explained that she works in a very conservative community. After some consideration, she and her principal decided that my first young-adult novel, called "Love Drugged," about a closeted gay teen, might be too edgy for some parents there.

 

-James Klise

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Anything Mentionable is Manageable — Parenting Programs @ the Library

Anything Mentionable is Manageable — Parenting Programs @ the Library | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

As a children’s librarian I love so many aspects of my work, but I find no part of it more gratifying than coordinating our Parenting Speaker Series.  These 90-minute workshops on childrearing and life as a parent are taught by child development specialists and other professionals.  My library has offered these free programs monthly during the school year for the last 8 years, which typically draw an audience of 75-100 adults.

 

-Sharon McClintock

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How E-Reader Tech Mimics Octopuses

How E-Reader Tech Mimics Octopuses | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

In the future, e-reader owners may open up their devices to see full-color pages, rendered using the same methods octopuses use to show and hide colors. Some of the latest color e-reader technology in labs today mimics octopuses, cuttlefish and squid, according to a new study.

 

-Francie Diep

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Geeky Friday | Fall Films Based on Books

Geeky Friday | Fall Films Based on Books | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Seems impossible, I know, but Hollywood is gearing up for its fall releases, and once again many of the promising properties are based on the print resources we hold near and dear. Here’s a breakdown by release date. For the real biggies, it’s probably a good idea to make sure you have copies of the books and maybe do a display with them to get some of your older titles circing again (send a pic, and I’ll run it some Friday).

 

-Michael Rogers

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Donald Ray Pollock grand Prix de la Littérature Policière

Donald Ray Pollock grand Prix de la Littérature Policière | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
L'Américain Donald Ray Pollock vient de recevoir le Grand Prix de la Littérature Policière 2012 pour son premier roman, Le diable, tout le temps.

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La participation culturelle des jeunes : Comment les jeunes sont-ils actifs du côté littéraire ?

La participation culturelle des jeunes : Comment les jeunes sont-ils actifs du côté littéraire ? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Une cinquantaine de jeunes de 12 à 34 ans, de l’ensemble de l’Île de Montréal, ont été rencontrés par le biais de 37 entretiens. L ’échantillon est très petit et il «ne vise pas l’exhaustivité statistique.» Par ailleurs, ces informations qualitatives ont été analysées et comparées avec les différentes conclusions d ’une importante revue de la littérature avec laquelle on diverge sur certains aspects. Les principaux résultats concernant les pratiques culturelles, notamment littéraires, des jeunes montréalais suggèrent que la ville de Montréal et la Grande bibliothèque ont la cote...

-Marie D. Martel

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'The Hunger Games' inspires Banned Books Week posters at Texas library

'The Hunger Games' inspires Banned Books Week posters at Texas library | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

This week marks the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week, which celebrates the freedom to read and raise awareness about problems related to censorship.

 

-Sarah Gundell

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RDA et la FRBRisation des catalogues : 3e partie

RDA et la FRBRisation des catalogues : 3e partie | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

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On the Radar: Top Picks from the Editors at Junior Library Guild: New Books to Make You L-O-L | School Library Journal

On the Radar: Top Picks from the Editors at Junior Library Guild: New Books to Make You L-O-L | School Library Journal | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Amidst all the stories filled with angst, broken hearts, and vampires, books that make you laugh-out-loud are a welcome respite. This fall offers many selections for young readers that will tickle their funny bones. Be sure to read these aloud. We could all use a good laugh from time to time.

 

-Deborah B. Ford

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