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!

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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.





Peggle Art Contest

3 04 2009

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Okay, the yucky spring weather has me down 😦 I have been neglecting my blogging duties, but here’s something that you guys might be interested in…

PopCap Games is hosting a Peggle Art Contest. Send in your idea for a new Peggle character and his/her Magic Power and you have the chance to win some pretty cool stuff! For example: a trip for 2 to Seattle, $500 shopping spree at Best Buy, and an iPhone or Xbox. Not too shabby!

You can enter through email or regular mail and the contest has two age categories – 18 and over, and 17 and below (with parental consent). It started March 3 and you have until June 3, 2009.

So get goin’ all you artsy types!





Teen Job Zone

18 03 2008

job-seeker-resume.jpgWant to earn some extra cash this summer, but have no idea how to find or land that perfect job?

No problem. You’ve entered the Teen Job Zone. Select libraries are holding interviewing and resume workshops this March and April, for teens aged 13-18.

Tips include how to ace the application process, and a guide to using Metro in order to get to the loads of interviews you’re sure to land.

For details, dates, and locations, click here.

Sign up now at your library’s information desk, and be well on your way to earning those sweet greenbacks!





Happy Teen Tech Week!

3 03 2008

Teen Tech WeekHooray! It’s finally here! Celebrate Teen Tech Week all month long (and a little into April, too) by attending any of a number of programs throughout the Library System. You can look forward to a variety of technology and music inspired programs including:

  •  Scene-It, the Music Trivia DVD Game
  •  Karaoke
  •  Internet Scavenger Hunt
  •  Photography Contest
  •  Video Gaming – for the first time ever (Beltsville Library)
  •  Teaching adults how to use their ‘new-fangled’ technology
  •  and more!

To find out what’s at your library, call your branch for details.





MTV Virtual Video Contest

5 11 2007

Virtual MTVAnd just so long as you’re feeling creative (you know, from rapping at RapHappy), you might as well make your own music video, too. MTV, along with Metacafe, is sponsoring a Virtual Worlds Virtual Music Video Contest.

If you enter, you’ll have access to music tracks, video clips and online editing tools to create your own music video which will be posted on Metacafe for judging. The winner will receive a Sony Vegas Pro 8 Professional AV Editing and DVD Creation System and entries are due December 2.