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Sunday, April 26, 2015

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!!!


Yup, it's pretty much what it says! 
Comic book stores open their doors once a year to give away special sample issues of a variety of different titles. There is something for everyone at every level of reader. For a list of stores with titles for pre-teen readers, enter your zipcode on this page.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

WMS Celebrates Poetry Week!


Happy WMS Poetry Week!

I am looking forward to seeing everyone's poems on his or her locker. 

In the meantime, here's my selection from last year.

I like Moore's use of language and her personification of the steam roller. On my drive to school, I pass by a long-term on-going construction site, and the thought of these machines having opinions about the aesthetics of building and architecture intrigues me. Oftentimes, buildings from a specific era don't have much variation among themselves and quickly become dated. Meanwhile, the same machinery has probably been used for many projects over the years. What observations would they share, were one able to ask? 


Moore also juxtaposes butterflies with the steam roller. Butterflies flit and flutter delicately, while steam rollers are large and heavy and plodding. The poet leaves the reader wondering about these contrasts, and as to what might be commonalities between these symbols of the seeming opposites of man's destruction and creation using raw resources and the randomness of nature.

Friday, March 6, 2015

RSVP!!! TLAB: Take Things Apart (and build new ones!)

NEW DATE!!! HOPE FOR NO SNOW!!!


In March, the Teen Library Advisory Group will be taking apart old technology... 
to make our own Steampunk Creations! (including jewelry!) 
Come to one, the other, or both of these events!

WHAT:  Take Things Apart (Provided, or bring things with parent permission)
HOW:  Safely, with tools. Use the RSVP form below to determine your transportation needs
WHERE:  Wayland Public Library
WHEN:  WEDNESDAY, March 18th (Sorry! Date was set before the musical changed dates!)
WHY:  Fun with friends!

RSVP here and make sure to get a permission slip if you plan to take the bus.


Image source:
endolith. Logitech MediaPlay Mouse Internals 049. Digital image. Flickr. N.p., 18 Jan. 2007. Web. 14 Dec. 2014. Used under Creative Commons license.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

DC Photographer Application

Attention, 8th Grade Students!

HERE is the link to the information and application to be a DC Photographer.

Please complete by lunchtime on Monday, February 9th.

Questions? See Ms. Valdes or Ms. Ravid

Monday, January 26, 2015

POSTPONED: TLAB event for 1/27/15

Due to impending weather, the Teen Library Advisory Deconstruction Day scheduled for 1/27/15 will be postponed to March.

We'll also be changing the theme of the February meeting.

Stay posted for further details!

Bored in the snow and need a book? It's a great time to look into streaming ebooks and audiobooks! Ask your parents/guardians to help you sign up for a Minuteman library card online, set up a PIN for your existing library card, create an Overdrive account so you can synch public library ebooks and audiobooks across devices, or download ereader and audiobook apps!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Vote for the CB Care & Use Poster Contest Winner!!!


Click on the image above to vote by the end of the day on Tuesday, December 22nd!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

TLAB: Take Things Apart (and build new ones!)

NEW DATE!!! HOPE FOR NO SNOW!!!


In January March, the Teen Library Advisory Group will be taking apart old technology... 
so that in February we can make our own Steampunk Creations! (including jewelry!) 
Come to one, the other, or both of these events!

WHAT:  Take Things Apart (Provided, or bring things with parent permission)
HOW:  Safely, with tools. Use the RSVP form below to determine your transportation needs
WHERE:  Wayland Public Library
WHEN:  Tuesday, January 27th (with apologies to Science Olympiad, Play practice, and Anime...)
WHEN:  Thursday, March 18th (with apologies to Select Chorus)
WHY:  Fun with friends!

RSVP here.


Image source:
endolith. Logitech MediaPlay Mouse Internals 049. Digital image. Flickr. N.p., 18 Jan. 2007. Web. 14 Dec. 2014. Used under Creative Commons license.