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July 24, 2012

Book Suggestions

The Multnomah County (OR) public library has a number of cool booklists for teens, including:

If you like The Hunger Games:
Get A Clue: Mysteries
GLBTQ Booklist


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Get More Out of Google

Hack College has this cool infographic which presents a variety tips and tricks to help students get the best information they can out of Google with a minimum of frustration.

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July 23, 2012

Why Yes, Hank (and John) Green, the Universe IS Weird!

Hank Green, brother of author John Green, author and vlogger, recently posted this song on his blog, entitled The Universe is Weird: A Song. The two share control of the creatively named Vlog Brothers. The creativity in their vlog entries, though, is almost unparalleled. And hilarious. As is their nerditude (which is a perfectly cromulent word.)

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July 18, 2012

Summer Reading Flowchart

Not sure what book to read next? The Summer Reading Flowchart has a variety of suggestions based on your interests. Check it out!

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The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is a modern adaptation of Pride and Prejudice in the form of a vlog. Hilarity ensues. The first episode is after the jump.

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July 17, 2012

Teen Book Finder App

YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) has recently released an app where you can access their booklists and awards for the past several years. More after the jump.

It is available for iOS both through the Apple App Store and through YALSA's website. In real terms, it's a great place to find your next favorite book! The video below shows how to use it.

It's a pretty standard instructional video, so it's not as much fun as most YouTube videos...But afterwards, you can watch these corgis playing tetherball!

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