Platform: iOS 4.3 or later on iPhone and iPad
Mr. Edgar Allan Poe just celebrated his 204th birthday last month (Jan 19). Even though his writing is almost two centuries old, patrons still check out Poe’s macabre stories for required and leisure reading. There is something about Poe’s language that makes me want to either draw a picture or share the text out loud (“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary…”). Apparently, I’m not alone; I was thrilled to learn about the iPoe interactive app from a fellow techie earlier this month. Full of creepy illustrations, sounds, and interactive components, this five-star app digitizes Poe’s most famous tales for a modern audience.
Teens, share your opinions about what you’d like to see and do at Wauconda Area Library while earning community service hours. Help tackle projects, meet new people, and have fun! TAB participation looks great on job and college applications and will allow you to make a difference at your library. To get involved, stop by the Adult Services Reference Desk to pick up an application. You don’t need a completed application to attend meetings, but your parent or guardian must sign your application before you can participate in volunteer projects.
The makers of Divergent are looking for tattooed and pierced folks with weapons training OR folks with a rustic farmer look. They will be filming in Chicago beginning this spring. Visit www.atmospherecastingchicago.com for more details and to apply.
Their website provides a forum, art, book suggestions & reviews and many more cool links. To participate on the website is free, to submit work or a comment only takes a minute to sign up and join.They have no staff writers or artists and depend completely on submissions from teenagers nationwide for thier content.
Ink is a national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to
teenage writing, art, photos and forums. Students must be age 13-19 to
participate, register and/or submit work.
Distributed through classrooms by
English teachers, Creative Writing teachers, Journalism teachers and art
teachers around the country, Teen Ink
magazine offers some of the most thoughtful and creative work generated by
teens and has the largest distribution of any publication of its kind. Teen Ink has a paper copy subscription for $35 a year.