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Will This Library Media Specialist Be An Extra in the Hunger Games Movie?

So, I went to the extras casting call in Fort Mill for the Hunger Games movie which will be filmed in North Carolina this summer.  They are looking for 1,000 adults and some children.   I took my daughter with me.  She may be too young to be called; I submitted for June and July. […]

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Digital Storytelling: Poetry

  Digital Poetry I’ve been collaborating with a 9th grade English teacher on a digital poetry project for the past two weeks.  Students are creating found poems from To Kill a Mockingbird then coverting their poems into a video using PhotoStory.  The videos will be uploaded to Schooltube where students at Mauldin High School (teacher has […]

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Growing up with Juliana Hatfield

I’m a huge fan of musician Juliana Hatfield and have been since 1992.  Her memoir When I Grow Up was released in September.  A photographer, Brad Walsh, took my now favorite pic of her just recently in New York while on a promotional tour for her book.  Future celebrity READ poster?

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Breaking Dawn, a little disapointing

Are you like me and disappointed with how Breaking Dawn (Twilight saga) by Stephenie Meyer ended?  Don’t get me wrong, I like the books.  But, it seemed to end too civil (do not want to give it away).  It leads me to believe the next installment should have a little more action.  I’ve talked about […]

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Spring cleaning?  Don’t know what to do with your piles of novels that you can’t seem to just give away to just anybody?  Here may be a solution. Bookcrossing is a fun way to release books “out in the wild” where subscribers in your area can hunt and gather them for consumption.  Real fun!

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A(ugusta) Baker’s Dozen Storytelling Festival April 20-21. Sponsored by RCPL and the USC School of Library and Information ScienceFeatured author/illustrator is Bryan Collier known for his illustrations in Rosa, winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, and three Coretta Scott King Honors for Martin’s Big Words, Freedom River and Visiting Langston.  I look forward to this event more than […]

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Higher Power of Lucky

Just finished reading this novel and if you are looking for a book about love in many forms and the physical and emotional survival of a little girl orphaned by her mother’s death, then this is a book for you and your library. For those who haven’t read or will not read this book because of […]

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The end…for Lemony Snicket?

Today is when The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket is complete.  The 13th book, released on Friday the 13th, titled The End hits book stores today. I happened to catch Daniel Handler, the official representative of Mr. Snicket, on the Today show this morning.  He seems to be looking for some work since he is […]

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