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MARCH (research) MADNESS!
working on a research project?
not sure how to use the LHS databases?
having trouble finding the resources you need?
Come to the COMPUTER LABS (005/006) during TUTORIAL on Mondays in March
for MARCH (research) MADNESS!
Get help from a real, live Library Media Teacher and take your research game to the next level!
Silicon Valley Reads AUTHOR VISIT!
Silicon Valley Reads author of Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore Robin Sloan is coming to Lynbrook! Students have two opportunities to talk to Mr. Sloan on Friday, March 21 in room 76 (flex lab).
1. Lunch: Come to our book discussion with the author. Bring your lunch and your questions or ideas about the book! Sign up here: http://bit.ly/rsloanauthor
2. 6th period: Come hear Robin Sloan read from his book and discuss his writing and the publishing process. This session does include a question/answer portion. If you have a 6th period class, your 6th period teacher MUST APPROVE your absence. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/rsloanauthor
Cozy up with a good book!
Come check out the new "Viking Lounge" in the library, where you can relax and read by the fireplace.
Could you use $500?
Attention Vikings--could you use an extra $500? Do you like to read? Then come by the library to pick up a copy of one of the Silicon Valley Reads titles today!
This year's fiction selection is Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan. Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore has been described as a gleeful and exhilarating tale of global conspiracy, complex code-breaking, high-tech data visualization, young love, rollicking adventure, and the secret to eternal life—mostly set in a hole-in-the-wall San Francisco bookstore.
The nonfiction selection is The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains, by Nicholas Carr. Is Google making us stupid? When Nicholas Carr posed that question in a celebrated Atlantic essay, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the Net’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply?
There are two contests, both with cold, hard CASH as the prize:
1. Read one (or both) of the books, then write a 500-word essay on this topic: Is technology changing the way you read and access information? Is that good or bad? The essay contest is open to both teens and adults (yes, that means teachers, too!). First place for one teen and one adult submission is $500 each--that's $1 per word! Second place earns $300 for one teen and one adult. Submissions are due by March 17, 2014. For more information or to submit your essay, click here.
2. Write a poem following these guidelines:
(Choose One or More):
a. Write a poem about reading, writing, poetry, books and how one of these (or more) is made new by the use of technology or in the age of technology
b. Write a poem using technology as part of the process. Use hyperlinks, video, photos or music as part of the poem’s form
c. Write a poem from the point of view of a piece of technology: a phone, a computer, a game, a robot, a television, etc. What does technology think about human nature?
3 grand prize winners in each division (adult, high school, and middle school) will be awarded $350; 3 second prize winners in each division will be awarded $200.
Submissions are due by March 17, 2014. For more information or to submit your poem, click here.
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