Summer Reading!

17 05 2010

I know everyone has eagerly been anticipating the annual Summer Reading Program. Well, your wait is finally over! The theme this year is Make Waves at Your Library (yeah, we’re goin’ beachy), and here’s how it works:

Track the time you spend reading

Count the time you attend library programs

Write book reviews

Every time you reach 4 hours -or- write a book review, you’ll be entered into a drawing for prizes!

Simple, right? Wanna know what the prizes are? We have things like gift cards, an iPod Touch, water bottles, an Xbox 360, backpacks, Nintendo DSi and other stuff. So the more you read, attend or write book reviews, the more times you get entered into the drawings and the better your chances of winning!

Everything is being logged online this year. Sign up by clicking here.

Find out what’s happening at the library by clicking here.

Sign up now!





Beastly Trailer

22 04 2010

Looks pretty good!

Don’t forget to check out the book in our Catalog.





Review: Usher

22 04 2010

From School Library Journal, 4/21/2010

With Raymond v. Raymond, Usher reclaims the spark from his earlier albums and craftily mixes great beats with popular artists like will.i.am, Danja, and Jermaine Dupri. This album casts Usher in a more mature light and addresses his recent divorce as well as his emotional state. A unique mixture of R&B, hip-hop, and pop drive the fresh, playful, and soulful tracks. Check out “There Goes My Baby,” “Lil Freak,” “Monstat,” and “Pro Lover.” It’s clear that while there’s still more to learn about Usher, Raymond v. Raymond is keeping him on track.—Ludjji E., Grade 10, Floral Park (NY) Memorial High School

Want to check it out? Find it in our Catalog!





TOKYOPOP Internships

12 04 2010

Do you love manga? Are you an amazing artist or gifted designer? If you’re about to graduate high school or are in college and looking for an internship in the graphic novel world, TOKYOPOP (publisher of Fruits Basket, Vampire Kisses, Princess Ai, Chibi Vampire and Tokyo Mew Mew) is hiring!

Check here to see if you qualify.





Another Twilight book? YES!

31 03 2010

Attention Twi-hards! You can stop re-reading all your worn copies of Twilight, Eclipse, etc. and take a break from watching Rob Pattinson and Taylor Lautner for one second (really, just one second). I have some news.

Stephenie Meyer is releasing a brand new novella based on a character introduced in Eclipse called The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. It will be released on June 5. Yay!





From Page to Screen: Little Brother

24 03 2010

I have decided to start a new series called: From Page to Screen. These posts will feature new movies (or future movies) that are based on books.

I’m pretty excited about this one. Little Brother by Cory Doctorow is quite the thriller. Here’s the summary from our Summer Reading List:

“After a terrorist attack, computer hacker Marcus is held by the Department of Homeland Security and tortured in a secret prison. Upon release, he vows to take down a system that threatens the rights of every citizen.”

You’ll definitely be into this one if you like computers, technology, and takin’ down the man!

This book has been optioned by Angryfilms – no further information or release date yet.





Are Video Resumes the next big thing?

16 03 2010

From an article in Cynopsis: Classified Advantage. . .

Are Video Resumes the Next Big Thing?

No.  And let me tell you why.

Video resumes are long, even the short ones, (about one minute) take much more time than the average scan (10-15 seconds) of a written resume.

There is no software that scans and categorizes video resumes as there is with written resumes.  Big companies rely heavily on this software to fill positions.

Video files use a lot more space on computers than written files.  A compressed, one minute video in quicktime is about 6MB, a two page document in Word is about 30KB.  In storage terms, a company can store 204 written resumes for every one video resume.  Now imagine 1000 applicants sending video resumes.  That’s 5.56 gigabytes of hard drive space for one position.

Companies are often wary that video resumes can lead to legal quagmires regarding hiring practices based on appearances.

An embarrassing video resume can often end up in the wrong hands and land on YouTube, as a joke.

Not all people present well on camera, due to poor lighting, camera work, staging or on air personality.  These videos do much more harm than good.

There can be compatibility issues with video formats.

Many email providers will not allow large attachments to be sent.  Your video resume must conform to their rules.

But if you must create a Video Resume, here are some rules:
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