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Books to Movies for Teens @ your CCLD Library! May 19, 2014

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Have your teens seen the Hunger Games and Divergent movies, read the books, and are clamoring for more? (Are YOU?) Good news! More movies based on great teen books are due out this summer!  Check out the books from our Central library, any CCLD branch library, or download the library’s ebooks from STARCat to read the books before the movies come out!

Upcoming books to movies this SUMMER:

Fault in our Stars (by John Green) Movie release: June 6, 2014

DJM, teen librarian, says: “I read this in one day, cried buckets, and could not shake off the book for several days. Worth every tear!”

STARCat summary: “Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.”

STARCat link for the book: http://starcat.stls.org/client/en_US/default/search/results/?ln=en_US&q=fault+in+our+stars&rw=0

Movie Trailer Link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ItBvH5J6ss

Other cool books by John Green: http://starcat.stls.org/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=green%2C+john&te=&lm=YA


Loved Fault in our Stars? Want more about teens facing life, death, loss and love? Try:

If I Stay by Gayle Forman (Movie release: August 22, 2014)

STARCat summary:

“While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weighs whether to live with her grief or join her family in death. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family.”

STARCat Link for the book: http://starcat.stls.org/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=if+i+stay&te=&lm=YA&rt=false|||TITLE|||Title

Movie Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMp896hfp74

Don’t miss other excellent books on these poignant issues:

Thirteen R3asons Why (Jay Asher)

STARCat Link for the book:  http://starcat.stls.org/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=Thirteen+reasons+why&te=&lm=YA&rt=false|||TITLE|||Title

Before I die (Jenny Downham)

A terminally ill teenage girl makes and carries out a list of things to do before she dies

STARCat Link for the book:  http://starcat.stls.org/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=Before+I+die&te=&lm=YA&rt=false|||TITLE|||Title

(fan made) BOOK trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUhWH67YZtQ


For Award winning, classic, dystopian fiction:

The Giver by Lois Lowry (movie release: August 15, 2014)

DJM, teen librarian: “..another book I could not put down and thus read in one day. Harrowing, and thought provoking. Would YOU choose to remember sorrow and pain? Life is easier without choice or decisions, but is that really living?”

STARCat summary: “Jonas’s world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.”

STARCat Link for the book:

http://starcat.stls.org/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=the+Giver&te=&lm=YA&rt=false|||TITLE|||Title

Don’t miss the rest of Lois Lowry’s GIVER books: “Gathering Blue”; “Messenger”; and “Son.”

STARCat Link for the rest of the GIVER (“Quartet”) books: http://starcat.stls.org/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=lowry%2C+lois&te=&lm=YA&rt=false|||AUTHOR|||Author

Movie Trailer for The Giver:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYZxZups06w

Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, star in this award winning, classic, dystopian fiction.


Never a Dull Moment for Teens @ Central Library!

Stay tuned to our Calendar of Events for teen events such as Teen Night, Manga Club, and “Spark a Reaction” Teen Summer Reading fun in July & August.

Teens & Parents: Want reminders for TEEN-only Central (Steele) Library events in your email or your cell phone? Teen Librarian Doris Jean uses “Remind 101”; Your cell phone number will remain private. You will receive reminder messages about teen library events from librarian Doris Jean. You can choose to unsubscribe at any time. Here’s how to sign up for text OR email reminders: For TEXT reminders: text the message @teenevent to the number (607)281-6812; for EMAIL reminders: send a blank email to “teenevent@mail.remind101.com”.

Doris Jean Metzger, MLIS
Teen Services, Central Library, CCLD

 

Beneficial Bits n’ Bytes – Keyboard Shortcuts May 12, 2014

Posted by CCLD in Beneficial Bits n' Bytes, Technology.
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I love working with younger librarians (Owen, Jennie, Connie) because they so often tell me a quick way to do something on a computer that I didn’t know. One of those things is keyboard commands. For example: if you want to find a word in a document you are typing and you hold the Control key down and tap the F key, a box comes up where you type the word and hit the enter key and it goes directly to the word. If you want to print and can’t find a symbol of a printer or the word print underlined on the screen, you can always hold the CTRL key down and hit the P key and print the document you are viewing. To copy a part of a document you can highlight what you want to copy and hold the CTRL key and hit the C button. You get the idea but for more keyboard commands, you can go to Google and just type in Keyboard Commands or see the list below for more ideas.

• CTRL+C: Copy
• CTRL+X: Cut
• CTRL+V: Paste
• CTRL+Z: Undo
• CTRL+B: Bold
• CTRL+U: Underline
• CTRL+I: Italic

Phyllis Rogan
Central Library Reference Department
Chemung County Library District

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