Teen Tech Week: Web Comics Wednesday!

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What’s a web comic? A web comic is a comic that is posted on a website. They come in all styles and forms, from manga to graphic novels to comic strips. Some are published as books, and some are exclusively found online. They can be about all different types of subjects and can have genres ranging from fantasy to sci-fi to comedy. If you’re new to web comics and aren’t sure what’s out there, check out Good Comics For Kids or Kidjutsu: Comics For Kids!

Here are some specific kid-friendly web comics:

Count Your Sheep by Adrian Ramos

Earthsong by Crystal Yates

Inverloch by Sarah Ellerton

The Last of the Polar Bears by Lindsay Cibos

Little Dee by Chris Baldwin

Here are some specific teen-friendly web comics:

The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks

Beaver and Steve by James Turner

Cat and Girl by Dorothy Gambrell

Gunnerkrigg Court by Tom Siddell

Kukuburi by Ramon Perez

TUNE by Derek Kirk Kim, illustrated by Les McClaine

Zahra’s Paradise by Amir and Khalil

Teen Tech Week

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Check In @ Your Library during Teen Tech Week (March 10 – 16)! Teen Tech Week is a national initiative sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults. Teen Tech Week encourages teens to use their library’s non-print resources for education and recreation, and to recognize that librarians are qualified, trusted professionals in the field of information technology. This year we’ll be offering three special programs for Teen Tech Week and sharing information about tech resources on the Library website throughout the week.

Monday, March 11, 3:30-4pm Bound By Books! Listen in to the Bound By Books radio show on WGXC: Hands-on Radio 90.7FM or streaming online at wgxc.org

Tuesday, March 12, 6-8pm Movie Night! Join us for a youth-friendly (PG rated) viewing of a movie based on a popular book series! (licensing restrictions prevent us from sharing the movie title online, but feel free to call and we’ll let you know what movie we are showing!)

Thursday, March 14, 3-5pm Radio Workshop! Come help us make radio pieces to broadcast on the radio and online!

Friday, March 15, 3-5pm Blog and Connect! Learn how to write a book review for the web, write a letter to your favorite author, and learn more about your favorite books or authors online!

Be sure to check the website throughout the week for more information on some of the non-print resources available at your library!

Hudson Is a Summer Festival for Children and Young Adults

Hudson offers a wide array of programs, projects, activities, and just plain entertainment for children, young adults, parents, grandparents and everyone else. To uncover all of these offerings turn to the publication created by Mary Udell and Ohrine Stewart, “Hudson is a Summer Festival for children, students, parents, teachers,grandparents, friends, and neighbors” You can find copies of this blue covered publication at the library and elsewhere. Download the 20 page document in PDF form here (4.6 MB file size) or continue reading to scroll through the pages here. Continue reading