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National Gaming Day

November 13, 2010 is National Gaming Day. Libaries are about much more than books, and National Gaming Day is just one way that we show that.  Libraries who register for National Gaming Day will participate in a variety of ways.  Some will host video game tournaments and others will host board game tournaments.  More than 1,800 libraries […]

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November is National Novel Writing Month

NaNoWriMo 2010 is almost upon us!  Don’t know what NaNoWriMo is? It takes place each November, and is basically a no-holds-barred month-long writing free-for-all.  The goal is to knock out a 50,000 word novel by the end of the month. 50,000 words in 30 days.  Seem imposssible?  It’s not!  Thousands of people, including teens, have […]

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Happy Teen Read Week

We’re midway through Teen Read Week (October 17-23).  I hope everyone has had time to do some reading this week — just for fun.  No, you say?  Then why not take a few minutes right now?  Drop whatever you’re doing, and take just 30 minutes, or even 20, or 15 to read something you enjoy! […]

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Could You Survive a Zombie Attack?

Join us on Sunday for a fun introduction to parkour, or the art of overcoming obstacles.  Hungry zombies are used as motivation to get you started on the road to functional fitness.  The guys at www.zombiefit.org have this to say: “What if you woke up tomorrow to find your city overridden with zombies, would you […]

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Short Story Contest: Second Place Winner

I hope everyone has had a chance to read and enjoy the first place winner of our recent short story contest! Our second place winner is Caroline Moy with “When Diamonds Become Ice Cubes.”  Her story is published here.  Although all the two winning stories began with the same first two sentences, they go in […]

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Short Story Contest Winners

Teen Advisory Board members have chosen the winners of the library’s first summer short story contest.  Competitors all began their stories with the following passage: As I planted my tan, scorched feet towards the front of the glass-like ocean, I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. I stood under the starry night as thunder rolled […]

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