Showing posts from February, 2014

Love John Green?

Check out this great compilation of John Green Quotes:  here ! Photo from the linked Buzzfeed Article.

App Creation Contest

Have a great idea for an app? Why not enter the House App Contest! " This year marks the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, the “House App Contest.”  This new competition is designed to engage student’s creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields.  Established by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, this competition is a nationwide event that allows high school students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.  Throughout the completion period, participating students will be provided opportunities to engage with various STEM educational partners located within the community to mentor and assist them with their app development."  This competition is open to high schoolers whose House representative has opted into the program. If you live in

Eleanor & Park

by Rainbow Rowell a 1 Minute Book Talk

Feeling Artsy?

The Library is holding a contest to design our annual 4th of July t-shirt!!!  Your design needs to be 8"x10", and must be all in one color. The design needs to have plenty of places for the kids to embellish with fabric pens, t-shirt paint and glitter.  You need to include the words  "Coronado Library" "4th of July" and "2014" in your shirt design.   Designs and the design contest coupon must be submitted to the library by April 30, 2014.  Coupons with the rules and more information are available at the library!  

The Girl of Fire and Thorns

by Rae Carson a 1 Minute Book Talk

Love Google Doodles?

Google is having a competition open to students in K-12th grade to create your own Google Doodle! The theme this year is " If I Could Invent One Thing to Make the World a Better Place…". Use your imagination to create something that might end up being featured on the Google home page! Prizes include scholarship money and more! Entries are grouped by grade into 5 categories: K-3, 4-6, 6-7, 8-9, &10-12.  For more information check out the  Doodle 4 Google  web page!  Rules and entry regulations can be found  here .  The deadline to submit an entry is March 20th!

These Broken Stars

by Aime Kaufman & Meagan Spooner a 1 Minute Book Talk

Art Poster Contest

In honor of the USS Coronado coming to San Diego in April, the Coronado Cultural Arts Commission is holding a contest open to all Coronado school children. Participants must make a poster which reflects pride in our city. See the rules below! You have until Thursday, February 20th to submit your poster Contest Rules  and  More Information

Do you use Facebook?

Here's an interesting article that explains a way to tell if your account has been hacked. It's always smart to have passwords that aren't easy to guess, and change them if you are hacked. This also goes for emails or any other accounts you might have online. How To Tell if Your Facebook Has Been Hacked by Slate

Counting by 7's

by Holly Goldberg Sloan a 1 Minute Book Talk