Friday, May 8, 2009

Back by popular demand...

Teen BootCamp 2009

Do you want to rock Microsoft Office? Develop some mad tech skills and learn some cool computer tricks in just 4 days at Teen BootCamp 2009!

Design a CD case for your favorite musical group… whether it’s at the top of the charts or in your own garage. Discover ways to promote your group with custom flyers, mailing lists and business cards. Learn ways to customize your space on the web with some easy html. Plus several more skill-building activities using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, etc) and the internet that can be used to promote your band, your business or to get ahead in school!

Ages: Starting Grades 7-12 in Fall 2009

Mon-Thurs, June 15-18, 1:30-4:30pm at New Tampa Regional Library
Tue-Wed, June 23, 24, 30 & July 1, 3:30-6:30pm at Bloomingdale Regional Library
Mon-Thurs, July 6-9, 1:30-4:30pm at Southshore Regional Library (Ruskin)
Wed-Thurs, July 8, 9, 15, 16, 2:00-5:00pm at Lutz Branch Library
Mon-Thurs, July 27-30, 1:30-4:30pm at Seminole Heights Branch Library
Mon-Thurs, August 3-6, 1:30-4:30pm at Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library (Carrollwood)

This program is FREE, but you've got to sign up in advance because seating is limited. Wanna register? Sign up here.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr and ...?

As you probably know Christopher Paolini decided to make the Inheritance Trilogy a Cycle instead. So, a fourth book is underway.

Follow this link to vote for Christopher Paolini as the "Teen Choice" Favorite Author. You can also upload what you think the Fourth Cover Should look like, at Random Buzzers.

Have Fun.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Do you like science? So do I! In fact, my undergraduate major was in the natural sciences.

Here are some spiffy links about girls and women in science:

Girls Go Tech : Discover the science and math all around us. And find out some nifty careers in math, science, and technology too!

Women's Adventures in Science : Meet 10current women scientists! Travel the timeline of women in science in the 20th and 21rst centuries as well.

4000 Years of Women in Science : Wonder who was the first known woman scientist? Find it out and more in this cool compilation.

Like science museums? Florida has its share:

Museum of Science and Industry : Tampa's own Science Museum, complete with its own IMAX theatre.

Orlando Science Center : Complete with live programs and a science lab where you can perform experiments.

Museum of Science and History : If you like both science and history class, you'll love this Jacksonville museum.

And for those of you thinking about future careers in science:

Cool Careers in Science : Studying taste, watching birds, taking a close look at volcanoes...find out about what these scientists do!

Life Works : Explore life science and medical careers with this site's interactive search engine.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Free Comic Book Day is Tomorrow!

Don't forget to visit one of your local shops to pick up some free comics!

And this year, you can even meet some comic creators at guest appearances in Tampa or Largo!