To Be Heard
This fascinating documentary film explores the struggles and triumphs of three inner city teens as they strive to use their gift of language to rise above daily struggles. Words can be very powerful, they can build you up as well as break you down. This film focuses on the positive aspects of writing and artistic expression at a South Bronx school but also delves into the sometimes not-so-pretty aspects of poverty and single parent homes. To Be Heard is a “must-see” film. Check out the film trailer.
New Year’s Nonfiction for Teens
Last year my New Year’s resolution was to stop making New Year’s resolutions. Clearly, that resolution was an epic fail because I currently have at least three solid resolutions in the works. But this is exactly what makes New Year’s resolutions so great. They can be as grand or as small as we want them to be. What's your resolution? Maybe you want to start your own rock band. Or maybe you dream of finding ways to eat healthier or live green. You may even want to learn how to have an encounter with a vampire.
New Books for Teens | December 25, 2012
The library may be closed for the holiday, but you can still get your hands on new books! Download Gena Showalter’s eBook Alice in Zombieland from OverDrive or 3M, or try one of the other new titles listed below.
Don’t have an eBook reader, tablet, or computer? Don’t worry! The library’s doors will open on Wednesday, December 26, and you can get your hands on these or other great titles from Richland Library’s collection.
Research 101: Primary Sources for Teens
Are you working on your school research paper? Have you found tons of secondary sources, but not enough primary sources? Do you feel like you've exhausted all of your research tools? If this describes you to a tee, then we've got a few tips for you. (And, no they don’t involve pulling your hair out or changing your research topic.)
Take a break, and visit Richland Library. We can help.
It goes without saying that the library has great books that can be used as primary sources. But we've also got some amazing alternative resources that you may not have considered.
New Books for Teens | December 18, 2012
Just in time for the holidays...the next installment of your favorite series may have hit Richland Library's shelves. Check out these new books by Mike A. Lancaster, Jessica Day George, Philip Reeve, Anna Godbersen, Sara Shepard, and Robert Muchamore.
Still hunting for your next read? Visit your favorite Richland Library location to find what's right for you.