Tag Archives: Librarian

Eckstein…are you ready for summer?!?!

Eckstein MSSchool Shout Out to Eckstein Middle School!

Thanks for being such a great audience today.   Do you want to read one of the books I brought to your school?  Click here to see the entire list.   Click here to see a prezi for more info. The summer program starts June 23.  Come to the library to pick up your free book and participate in a summer of great activities! These are the events happening at Northeast:

  • Summer Teen Advisers – Last Wednesdays of the month, 3 – 4:30

(June 25, July 23, August 27)

  • Teen Re-Creation Drop-In – Every Thursday, July 10- Aug 21, 3 – 5
  • Arduino Adventures: Technology, Art or Both? – Thursday, July 24, 3 – 4:30
  • Digital Fabrication Showcase – Thursday, July 31, 3 – 4:30

Check out our Teens webpage for current programs and activities. Want to write for this blog? Send us an e-mail and we’ll let you know how!  Remember to check out our tumblr page to see what Seattle teens create this summer. Continue reading

What’s up, Garfield?!?!

Garfield HSSchool Shout Out to Garfield High School!Garfield HS

Thanks for being such a great audience today.

Click here to see a very informative prezi about our summer program.

Remember to check out our tumblr page to see what Seattle teens create this summer.

The summer program starts June 23. Come to the library to pick up your free book and participate in a summer of great activities!

Check out our Teens webpage for current programs and activities.

Want to write for this blog? Send us an e-mail and we’ll let you know how!

Garfield HSCheck out what else you can do at your library [for free] all summer long!  There is lots to see and do and learn and enjoy and experience and discuss.

Get involved @ Your Library!

Lesley and Shannon from Douglass-Truth

How You Doing Denny?

Denny International TagulSchool Shout Out Denny International Middle School!

Thanks for being such a great audience today.  Do you want to read one of the books I brought to your school?  Click here to see the entire list.  Click here to see the prezi again.

The summer program starts June 23. Come to the library to pick up your free book and participate in a summer of great activities!

Check out our Teens webpage for current programs and activities.

Want to write for this blog? Send us an e-mail and we’ll let you know how!  Remember to check out our tumblr page to see what Seattle teens create this summer.

Check out what else you can do at your library [for free] all summer long!  There is lots to see and do and learn and enjoy and experience and discuss.

Get involved @ Your Library!

Cheresse from Southwest

Getting to know your librarians…Shannon

SW-teen photo What should we call you?
Shannon

Where can we find you?
Douglass-Truth

Why teen services?
I love hearing about that thing that saved your teenage life, and maybe even being the one who introduced you to it.

Favorite reference resource (print and/or online)?
Be careful, you could get sucked into a black hole of research on http://tvtropes.org/Afterwards you will never watch tv, read a book, or write a story without making connections between all the plots, characters, and symbolism you’ve seen before.

Favorite book of all time and favorite book right now?
Alan Bradley’s The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie has my all-time favorite character, pintsize sleuth and poisoner, Flavia de Luce.

I love to read about unusual people, places, and times.  (Or all three.)

You live in Seattle To umbrella or not to umbrella?
An umbrella is a must, to match my galoshes.  Can you tell I spent a long time living outside Seattle?

The best thing about living in Seattle is…
SIFF, Archie McPhee, Scarecrow Video, all-night coffee.SW-current photo

We know you love Seattle but Where would you most like to live?
Glasgow, Scotland, or possibly Middle Earth.

What is your favorite word? 
Word is the best word.  I’m also fond of misanthrope, and the phrase “salad days.”

What is your motto?  
Make plans.

Getting to Know Your Librarians – Kristy

What should we call you?
Kristy

Where can we find you?
At University.
You can contact me at Kristy dot gale at spl dot org 🙂

kristy teenWhy teen services?
I can’t imagine not working with teens and young adults.  I’m an avid reader of young adult literature, and I love talking to teens about books.  I enjoy using digital tools to create, and I firmly believe that teens, technology, and libraries go together.

Favorite reference resource (print and/or online)?
Consumer Reports (online database version), because I love shopping, and I especially love getting a good deal. Consumer Reports allows you to comparison shop and determine the best product for your needs.  They are an independent and impartial nonprofit, and I trust their research.  I feel empowered when I use Consumer Reports, and I like to feel empowered.  This is a fun one to show off to library patrons.

Adult Learning Center is a another great resource.  It contains example resumes and ALC staff will even provide personalized constructive criticism on a resume that you submit within 24 hours.  So cool!

My favorite phone apps are from the Environmental Working Group (EWG). They’re a community advocacy non-profit whose mission is to “use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment.”

Some of the EWG apps are Dirty Dozen, SkinDeep, and EWG Sunscreen Guide.

I use the “Dirty Dozen” app when shopping for produce. It gives you an idea of which fresh fruits and veggies you should definitely buy organic and which ones you can get by with purchasing conventionally grown.

Favorite book of all time and favorite book right now?Kristy adult

Favorite book of all time:
His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman

Favorite Book of last year:
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Favorite Book of 2014:
Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor (The “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” is a great trilogy!)

You live in Seattle To umbrella or not to umbrella?
I sport a rain jacket with a hood during fall, winter, and spring.

The best thing about living in Seattle is…
There’s so much to do within the city itself that I’ve never experienced the sensation of concrete closing in on me, as I have in Chicago and New York.  Maybe it’s because each neighborhood has its own unique ambiance, but I appreciate that Seattle is a “big” city with a small town vibe.  I love that there are amazing recreational activities in Seattle such as rowing, kayaking, and hiking and that there are even more opportunities for outdoor activities just outside of Seattle such as (more intense) hiking, white-water rafting, snow-shoeing, tubing, etc.

I eat vegan, so I’m truly thankful that I can find something to eat at just about any restaurant in Seattle.  I also feel lucky that there are quite a few restaurants that cater specifically to vegetarians and vegans which makes life so much easier and tastier.  I’m a fan of flavorful food with a bit of spice, so it’s nice to have options other than basic salads and fries.

Finally, Seattle is an absolutely beautiful city.

We know you love Seattle but where would you most like to live?
I’m honestly not sure.  I wouldn’t mind living in Hawaii during the winter.

What is your favorite word?
I’ve never had a favorite.  I suppose I’m currently fond of the word, “chimera.”  As mentioned above, I just finished the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy which features chimera – mythical beings containing parts of various animals.  The word, chimera is also defined as humans or other organisms that are made up of a mixture of genetically different tissues.  Fascinating!

What is your motto?
I don’t have a motto, but I’ve always loved this quote:

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”Margaret Mead

School Shout Out: Mercer Middle School

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We want to send a shout out to all the students, teachers, and the awesome school librarian at Mercer Middle School! Today Wendy, the Teen Services Librarian from the Beacon Hill library, is visiting your school. If you’re looking for something fun to do over Winter Break, come to the library for these great books. And don’t forget we also have movies and music! Can’t make it to the library? Download music, ebooks and magazines. What are YOU going to read/listen to/watch over Winter Break?

Is Print Dead?

be_magazine_logo The nice folks at Be! Magazine interviewed a couple of our librarians recently regarding the big question: Is print dead? Read what Nathalie and Lupine had to say about the rise of e-books and the fall of print as a medium and leave your comments below.