Monday, September 21, 2009
Here are some upcoming events that may interest you:
Thursday September 24 at 7 pm
Book Discussion of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
October 1 -November 18
Enter our Postcard sized Art Contest. Open to students in grades 6-12 who live or go to
school in Brighton.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Most Red Carpet Worthy
Best character representation
We'll also draw from all of the entries to Books and Bribes and give away more prizes.
Of course, like always, we'll have snacks and entertainment!
This event is open to 12-18 year olds.
See you there!
(This event is sponsored by the Friends of BML.)
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
For an introduction to the topic see:
How to write an interesting biography
509 Biographical Dictionary of Scientists
796.03 Encyclopedia of World Sport
R810.9 American Authors 1600-1900
R920 Merriam Webster's Biographical Dictionary
R920 Biographical Dictionary of African Americans
920.72 Grolier Library of Women Biographies
R923.5 Webster's American Military Biographies
R970 Native American Biographies
973 The presidents, first ladies, and vice presidents : White House biographies, 1789-2001
R920s -check this area in the Brighton Memorial Library for further biographies
Go to the Monroe County Library electronic card catalog. Type in the name of the person and click KEYWORD. Booklist the books you want, then print the booklist and find them on the shelves.
Internet Public Library-Biographies
PBS Home Page-http://www.pbs.org/
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
For an introduction to the topic see:
How to Write a Position Paper
Finding a topic:
Possible Subject Headings & Examples of Controversial Issue Questions
List of Controversial Issues and Links to Websites showing both sides of the issues.
361.1 Opposing Viewpoints Series- A large series containing opposing viewpoints on many issues.
305 Taking sides: Clashing views on controversial issues in childhood and society
363 Taking sides : Clashing views on controversial environmental issues.
973 Taking sides : Clashing views on controversial issues in American history.
Online Reference Background:
Free Online Dictionary
NovelNY- NY Online Virtual Library-(need library card to access)
Infotract Custom Newspapers including The New York Times- from 1995 on.
Best Info on the Net - from St. Ambrose University Library
They promote critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship. Their sites present controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily pro-con format.
USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state, and local government web resources and services. Contains government documents on current hot issues like affirmative action, children and tobacco, welfare reform, etc., searchable.
National Issues: Contains a lot of information regarding politics, elections & taxation.
Public Agenda-"For over 30 years, Public Agenda has been providing unbiased and unparalleled research that bridges the gap between American leaders and what the public really thinks about issues ranging from education to foreign policy to immigration to religion and civility in American life."
Frontline-Frontline is a PBS television series that explores in depth issues in public affairs. Since 1995-1996 each issue explored has a companion website and transcript of the program.
Yahoo's Directory of Issues and Causes
10,000 Ideas for Term Papers, Projects, Reports & Speeches by Kathyrn Lamm. New York, NY. Macmillan, 1998.
Monday, June 22, 2009
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
4. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
5. Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson
6. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
7. The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
8. Extras by Scott Westerfeld
9. Before I Die by Jenny Downham
10. Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
- Monster Librarian Vampire List
- Beyond Twilight-The Best Vampire Fiction
- Vampire and Werewolf List
- Vampire Books for Teens-A Long List
- Best Teen Vampire Fiction
Ghost Girl, 326 Pages, 2002
In this true story, Torie meets Jadie, an elective mute in her classroom. With effort and patience, Torie encourages Jadie to reveal her story of horrific sexual abuse. When Torie goes to the authorities, they are reluctant to believe her. In the end, Jadie grows up to be a happy and functioning adult.
Something Girl, 105 pages, 2008
Sophie, 15, is your typical teenager, except for the fact that she is being abused at home by her "upstanding father" and is afraid to reveal it. No matter what she does, it is never good enough. When Sophie ends up hospitalized after a severe beating, her friend Jujube encourages her to reveal the truth about what is going on at home.
Fisher, Antwone Quentin
Finding Fish: A Memoir, 352 pages, 2001
Fish was born in prison to an underage mother serving time for murder. Placed in foster care, he endures a long stint of searing abuse until he escapes and lives on the street. He finally enlists in the Navy and finds the loving family he never had. His grit and determination shines through this uplifting story as he goes on to great success.
The Lost Boy, 250 pages, 1997
A sequel to a Child Called It, this book follows Dave in his difficult teen years through 5 foster homes and when finally ends up at the "Hall." We see Dave struggling with growing up, at times defiant and rebellious but always endearing. At 18 he joins the Air Force where he turns his life around. This continuation of Dave's story is a must for anyone that liked A Child Called It as it follows Dave through his teenage years.
~ Living Dead Girl
~ Love You Hate You Miss You
~ Perfect You
Monday, June 15, 2009
Evolution, Me, & Other Freaks of Nature by Robin Brande
Join us for book trivia and prizes. Snacks provided. Open to students in grades 6-12.
- Internet Public Library-School and Homework help! As if you walked into the library and got help with your homework.
- BJ Pinchbeck-a site run by a teen with over 735 links for homework help.
- Homework Center -at the Multnomah County Library. Sites selected by a librarian to help with all of your research projects.