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Parent & Teen Cafe: Graphic Novels 101

“Educationally speaking, graphic novels give the brain more of a workout per sentence than any other type of media, including conventional books.” – Allyson A.W. Lyga, author and school librarian

Congratulations Teen Talent Show Contestants!

Last Thursday, October 27, 15 amazing acts (pictured) took the stage in a packed Bostick Auditorium for the Teen Talent Show. Their talent in the spotlight was matched only by their conduct from the sidelines, as they cheered and clapped for each other in a warm display of showmanship.

The winners, as determined by a panel of judges, were as follows:

1st place - Ireland Kost

2nd place - Cameron Wesley

3rd place - Ty Blyther

New Arrivals for Teens | November 4, 2014

Check out what's new for teens, below. Drop by any Richland Library location for more great options!

New Arrivals for Teens | October 29, 2014

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Gaming = Learning = Developing 21st Century Skills

Most of us grew up in an educational system that supported the 3 R’s: reading, writing, and arithmetic – the three essentials for college and career readiness. But in this changing global market, will these and other basic skills be enough? If you have not already become aware, there is a shift from focusing solely on the 3 R’s to adding what is being termed the 4 Cs of 21st Century Skills, which, according to the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21.org) are Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Communication.

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