Monday, July 21, 2008

Summer Teen Saga @ SouthShore - Part I

On July 9th, a group of SouthShore Library Teens joined Leonor Rosser in learning about Origami and how to make large origami projects like Giraffes and Oritzuruses.

Everybody had fun and with poster board, tape, and markers, they were able to make these giant creatures. The teens were also able to make smaller origami dinosaurs to take home with them.

Next on the Summer long saga at SouthShore Library on Wednesday 7/23 at 3pm, come join us as a FBI agent tells us harrowing real-life stories as they fight terroists and the other evils of society.

See you then.....

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Next Weekend: Metrocon and Red Bull Flugtag!

Next weekend brings 2 fun events to the Tampa Convention Center.

Metrocon: Florida's Largest Anime Convention
Since 2003, Metrocon has brought anime fans together with its amazing anime convention. Now, it's bigger than ever and has a great line up featuring many special guests. Metrocon will be held from July 18-20 at the Tampa Convention Center, so get your costume ready and join the fun!


July 19 is Tampa Bay's Flying Day
Are you looking for something exciting and free to do? Check out the Red Bull Flugtag event happening at the Tampa Convention Center. This event will feature more than 30 crazy teams competing to see who can fly. What is Flugtag? It literally means "flying day." Click this link to see teams compete. You can even play the Flugtag Game!

Friday, July 11, 2008

My picks for July

Fiction Book- The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott

Fifteen year old twins Sophie and Josh are working summer jobs to save money to buy a car. When a mysterious guest comes to the store Josh works at and asks for a codex, Josh finds out that his boss is no ordinary human being. He is no other than Nicholas Flamel, the famous alchemist from the middle ages! What is causing Flamel and his wife Perenelle to be immortal? And is why Dr. John Dee searching for this particular codex?

Non-fiction Book- 100 Careers in the Music Business by Tanja L. Crouch

Do you play a musical instrument? Write songs? Never miss your favorite band or singer in concert? Want to make music videos? You could turn your passion into a profession. Check out many cool careers described in this book- from sound engineer to concert promoter and more.

Manga- Suikoden III by Aki Shimizu

Lady Chris Lightfellow is a knight- and now the leader of the Zexen knights. Hugo is the son of the chief of the Karaya clan of the Grassland, who wants a truce with Zexen. And Geddoe is the head of the Harmonian mercenaries- but can he remain just a neutral observer of the conflict between Zexen and the Grassland? Who is the true hero? Who is good and who is bad? And who will recruit the 108 stars of destiny? Based on the video game of the same name.

Anime- Case Closed

Teen detective Jimmy Kudo has been poisoned by villains. Now he looks like a 7 year old boy and lives with Dr. Agasa until he can find the antidote. But that does not prevent Jimmy- now disguised as Conan Edogawa- from teaming up with his friend Rachel Moore and her detective father Richard and helping Inspector McGuire solve even the most perplexing of crimes and mysteries.

Website- Test Your Geography Knowledge

Know how to read a map and the capitals of all 50 States? Now you can go beyond that and challenge your geography skills in the fun and engaging quizzes of this site.