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March 2013

Attention High School and Middle School Students...

on Sat, 03/30/2013 - 3:37pm


...Where can you find FREE help to improve your skills in math, logic, science, social studies, statistics, trigonometry, vocabulary, spelling, grammar and writing?

Just hover your mouse over "Services" in the menu above, select "Full Database List", then scroll down and select Learn A Test. Enter your library card number, and you'll be on your way to acing tests, writing great essays, and completing assignments in record time!

Need to speak out (or write about) a controversial issue?

on Wed, 03/27/2013 - 12:08pm

The Points of View Reference Center is a collection of controversial essays that present multiple sides of a current issue.

From animal welfare to firearms to free speech, Points of view offers radio and TV transcripts, newspaper articles, and reference books to help you develop persuasive arguments and essays and develop your analytical thinking skills.

From animal welfare to firearms to genetically modified foods, the Points of View Reference center can help you gather important data and organize your ideas.

To use this resource roll your mouse over "Services" in the green menu bar at the top of this page, click on Full Database List, scroll down and click on JerseyClicks, then scroll down and click on Points of View Reference Center. You will need to enter your library card number.

April Meeting

on Wed, 03/27/2013 - 11:53am

Orphan Train

April 18

Young Vivian is one of many to board the orphan trains heading west to an uncertain future. Now 91, Vivian meets 17-year-old Molly and though decades apart in age, they find a common bond in their turbulent childhoods. From turn of the century Ireland and New York City to the Midwest and onto contemporary Maine, author Christina Baker Kline's moving novel highlights a period of history largely forgotten.

RESULTS ARE IN for the WMTL Teen Choice Awards !

on Fri, 03/22/2013 - 3:41pm

During Teen Tech Week (March 12-March 18), we invited you to vote for your favorite movies, bands, video games, and TV shows.

Here are the voters' choices: 

  • Movies: The Hunger Games, 21 Jump Street
  • Bands/Artists: Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Pink, Mumford and Sons
  • Video Games: The Sims, Wizard 101, Assassin's Creed, Just Dance 3
  • TV Shows: Pretty Little Liars, Once Upon a Time, Jersey Shore, Jane by Design

We also held a random drawing and four lucky teens each received a free day pass to Skylands Ice World. Congratulations to Fleur Kuhta, Nicole Heur, Heather Gallagher, and Rachael Gallagher!!

 

Author Spotlight: Jim Murphy

on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 3:24pm

This tween and teen author has published many excellent narrative non-fiction titles.  What is narrative non-fiction?  It is a story that is written about real events. What makes Jim Murphy's stories so intriguing  is the fact that he tells us about events in history using personal accounts and historical photos.  These are just a few of the author's titles that we have here at WMTL.  Come on in and check one out!  You will not be disappointed.  To learn more about Jim Murphy and to see more of his books, check out his website: 

http://www.jimmurphybooks.com/index.htm

Send Your Art to Mars!

on Fri, 03/15/2013 - 3:52pm

Are you artistic?

Do you love space?

If you are between the ages of five (5) and seventeen (17), you can enter a contest to have your artwork sent to Mars with MAVEN.

NASA has just launched MAVEN--The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission  to explore the planet’s upper atmosphere, ionosphere and interactions with the sun and solar wind.

The contest is open  from March 15 to April 8. If you win, your art will keep MAVEN company on the long trip to the Red Planet!

To enter, you must follow NASA's contest rules.