Friday, February 27, 2009

Cape May County Library Facebook Page

Do you have a Facebook account?

If so, you can now become a fan of the Cape May County Library!

Keep up to date on events, news, and more through our Facebook page.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tonight at the Library...

Teen Advisory Board Meeting!

What do they do?
The Teen Advisory board will help keep the Teen Zone at the Cape May County Library in tune with what local teens want and need from the library.

Basically, you tell me what books, CD's, DVD's, and programs you want at the library, I listen and give you free pizza and soda.

We'll be meeting at 6pm at the Main Library

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tomorrow at the library...

Teen Advisory Board Meeting!

What do they do?
The Teen Advisory board will help keep the Teen Zone at the Cape May County Library in tune with what local teens want and need from the library.

Basically, you tell me what books, CD's, DVD's, and programs you want at the library, I listen and give you free pizza and soda.

We'll be meeting at 6pm at the Main Library

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

2009 Printz Award Winners

The 2009 Michael L. Printz Awards have been announced!
What is the award?
The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association.

2009 Printz Award Winner

Jellicoe Road
by Melina Marchetta

Haunted by the past, Taylor Markham reluctantly leads the students of the Jellicoe School in their secret territory wars against the Townies and the Cadets. Marchetta’s lyrical writing evokes the Australian landscape in a suspenseful tale of raw emotion, romance, humor and tragedy.

2009 Printz Honor Books

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation
Volume II, The Kingdom on the Waves

by M.T. Anderson

Caught in the crossfire of the American Revolution, escaped slave Octavian joins the British army in hopes of finally securing his own freedom.

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
by E. Lockhart

Can the old-boy network at her elite boarding school survive the mal-doings of Frankie Landau-Banks?

by Terry Pratchett

Pratchett’s trademark humor leavens this epic tale of ravaged islands, shipwrecked nobles and survival.

Tender Morsels
by Mario Lanagan

In utterly original language, Lanagan re-imagines “Snow White and Rose Red” and explores the brutality and beauty of life.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Cool website for the Week of February 22-28


Photo editing made fun!
Picnik makes your photos fabulous with easy to use yet powerful editing tools. Tweak to your heart’s content, then get creative with oodles of effects, fonts, shapes, and frames. It's fast, easy, and fun.

Picnik allows you to:
-Fix your photos in just one click
-Use advanced controls to fine-tune your results
-Crop, resize, and rotate in real-time
-Tons of special effects, from artsy to fun
-Astoundingly fast, right in your browser
-Awesome fonts and top-quality type tool
-Basketfuls of shapes from hand-picked designers
-Works on Mac, Windows, and Linux
-No download required, nothing to install

And the neatest part...
Picnik works with your photos wherever they are:
-Picasa Web Albums


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Google is Good Part II: Google Sketch Up

Welcome to the second installment of Google Is Good!

(from Google)
Google SketchUp is software that you can use to create, modify and share 3D models. It's easier to learn than other 3D modeling programs, which is why so many people are already using it.

Well, if you're a budding designer it is obvious this is the tool for you. It will give you experience in 3D modeling programs that you will need in your future. If you're not a budding designer, think of SketchUp as a really cool toy. If you're looking to redecorate or redesign your room, you can use SketchUp to see the results before you move everything.

As far as use goes, anyone can pick up on SketchUp. Don't let it intimidate you!
I'm a librarian (not a graphic designer!) and I had no trouble using it was lots of fun.
Click here for Google SketchUp

Here's a small example of what you can do with SketchUp

Need some help learning SketchUp?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

New Book Wednesday

Kimani Tru: Fast Forward by Celeste O. Norfleet
P.S. I Loathe You: A Clique Novel by Lisi Harrison
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork

Graphic Novels and Manga
Rosario + Vampire Volume 5 by Akihisa Ikeda
Star Wars Vector Volume 1 by Various Authors

Non Fiction
The Marvel Comics Enyclopedia by Marvel
The DC Comics Encyclopedia by DC Comics
How To Photograph Absolutely Everything by Tom Ang

Brian Westbrook by David Robson
Elie Wiesel by Heather Lehr Wagner
Lil Wayne by Janice Rockworth
Soulja Boy by Karen Schweitzer
Donovan McNabb by Micahel Chatlien
The Manning Brothers by Hal Marcovitz
Abraham Lincoln by Karen Judson
Kurt Cobain by Jeff Burlingame
Chris Brown by James Hooper
Joseph Stalin by Brenda Haugen
Adolf Hitler by Brenda Haugen
Benito Mussolini by Brenda Haugen
Robert Pattinson: Eternally Yours by Isabelle Adams
Fidel Castro by Michael V. Uschan
Jimi Hendrix by Edward Willett

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tomorrow at the library...

We'll be meeting to discuss The Plain Janes
WHERE: Main Library, Cape May Court House

Hope to see you there.
There will be free pizza and soda...

PS. If you haven't already picked up the book, we've still got it at my desk! Hurry up and read it for tomorrow!

Monday, February 16, 2009

We're closed today...

Happy President's Day.
We're closed today, but the Main Library will be open at 8:30am tomorrow.

Friday, February 13, 2009

7th & 8th Grade Book Club!

WHEN: February 17 @ 6pm
WHO: Anyone in grades 7-8

You can pick up a copy of the book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian at Justin The Librarian's desk.

This book club is being run by our brand new children's librarian Miss Adrienne! Sign up for the book club and say hello to her!

Monday, February 9, 2009

This week at the Library!

Create your own Valentines at the Library!
We'll provide all the supplies, you provide the talent...
Head on over to the library this week and make some valentines...

February 9: Court House Library, 6-8PM
February 11: Wildwood Crest Library, 4-6PM
February 12: Woodbine Library, 4-6PM

See you at the library...

Thursday, February 5, 2009

This Saturday at the Library...

Come to the library dressed as your favorite super hero for an afternoon of fun, games, crafts and more!

Teens who come to the library in a costume will be entered in a costume contest. The winner will win 2 free tickets to the movie theatre in Rio Grande, NJ.

After the Superhero Party, stick around and watch The Incredibles...

Saturday February 7, 2009 from 11am-3pm at the Court House Librar

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

New Book Wednesday

Envy: A Luxe Novel by Anna Godbersen
Morning in a Different Place by Mary Ann McGuigan

Dorothy of Oz Volume 1 by Son Hee-Joon

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Library Databases are Good!

If you're in high school, chances are that you've wondered what you'll be doing in the near future. The question Is it college or do I get a job right out of high school? may be stuck in your head right now. You may even know what you want to do and where you want go.
Want to know more about the career ideas you are having?
Want to figure out what is best for you after high school?
We've got this really cool database at the library called
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center that will help you answer all the questions you have.
The Career Guidance Center offers a comprehensive career guidance through extensive job and industry profiles, career forecasting, and a monthly newsletter.
Once you're in the database, you can pick from these three catagories:
Under this section you pick that career that you're interested in and BAM! You'll be presented with an outlook on the job for the future, information on how to get started in that career, and some contact information for the major organizations involved with that career.
Are you going for an interview? Need to learn how to write a cover letter or a resume? All the help you need is right here.
Looking at colleges that offer a specific path? For example, say you want to be a librarian. This section will help you find all the schools that offer Library Science as a major. Plus, there's a guide for getting grants, scholarships, and more.
...And that's about all for now! Check out Ferguson's Career Guidance Center here:
Any questions? Stop by the library and ask one of our librarians for help...

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Cool website for the Week of February 1-7

The Cape May County Library Game Night Central Blog

Did you know that we have quite an awesome Game Night here at our library? Check out this blog for up to date information on when Game Night is happening as well as loads of reviews and other cool video game related stuff...