The Digital Bookmobile is a high-tech upgrade of the traditional bookmobile housed in an 18-wheel tractor-trailer. Instead of printed books, you’ll experience broadband Internet-connected PCs, high definition monitors, a premium sound system and a variety of portable media players. Interactive learning stations give visitors an opportunity to search the library’s digital media collection and sample supported mobile devices like MP3 players, smart phones and eBook readers.
Follow the Digital Bookmobile's tour of the U.S. as it works its way to Canton.
I am Curtis Higgins Jr. I am 14 years old and attending Canton High School currently going into the 10th grade. I am attending this class so I can express myself vividly in writing and to enhance my writing and communication skills. My hopes are to become a sports doctor but while in college I would like to play basketball with the dreams to play in the NBA. Later in life, I would like to own a basketball team and this class will help me with my communication skills with others.
Malcolm Gladwell started the debate with a lengthy review criticizing many of Anderson's analogies for how scarcity and abundance operate in a market economy. Seth Godin then responded with a few choice rebuttals, sure to spark further discussion.
Along with this, Waldo Jaquith levies allegations that the book contains overt plagiarism. Anderson himself has responded in kind to the blog post, and it appears some additional notes will be available to coincide with the book's release.
While some of this buzz may be viral marketing, the subject matter still sounds quite interesting. Free will be available for sale in stores July 7, though you can put it on hold at Canton Public Library today.
American history can be thrilling to read about — if you pick up the right books. Try one of these recent suspenseful spy stories:
Soldier's secret: the story of Deborah Sampson by Sheila Solomon Klass
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
Hannah Pritchard: pirate of the Revolution by Bonnie Pryor
Spy! by Anna Myers
Other great stories about the Revolutionary War are also available. Happy 4th of July reading!
I am a very quiet person. I don't talk that much and am very shy. Sometimes I want to say something but I don't because I feel scared that someone will hate me if I said that. Even if it is a nice thing to say to someone, I'm still scared. I know that it isn't healthy for my social life, but I can't really help it.
I am a very hard worker. That hasn't always held true, however. In the past, my grades haven't been very good. As soon as I entered the eighth grade, I started getting serious about my grades and my success in school. I think that is because that was my last chance to learn how to get good grades before high school. I knew that high school would be very difficult for me if I didn't start working now. I am glad that I had a good influence around me like my parents and my sister.
I have set myself very high goals that I hope to achieve before I start my career as whatever it is I will become. So far that has been a Chemical Engineer, but I still have quiet a bit of time to decide whether I will actually fully go through with this. Some of the goals that I have set for myself include getting in to The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Another goal that I have set for myself is getting all A's in high school (4.0 G.P.A.). These are my academic goals that I hope to achieve.
My other goals have to do with my health and wellness. I hope to keep a constant workout for the rest of my life. This workout includes running, weight training and swimming. For my wellness, I hope to eat very healthy foods and keep a healthy diet.
I am 12 years old. My favorite sport is golf. I am into hip hop and rap music. I get bored very easily. The exciting things that have happened to me are mostly vacations. I like to watch tv and play outside with my friends. I'm into business and making money. I am not a picky eater and I don't eat everything, but I eat about 90% of the food that my mom makes. My weakest subject in school is Reading. My strongest is math. My parents always tell me that I need to improve in math because they were really good at it when they were younger.I got the sixth highest math score in the grade, but they don't care, they want me to get first. When I go to high school, I want to play golf on a team. My friends go lots of places and I get jealous easily because we never go anywhere on vacation.Those are a few things about me that I want you to know.
- Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
- Glut by Alex Wright
- The Myth of Multitasking: how doing it all gets nothing done by Dave Cranshaw
- Reality Check: the irreverent guide to outsmarting, outmanaging, and outmarketing your competition by Guy Kawasaki
- Broken Windows, Broken Business: how the smallest remedies reap the biggiest rewards by Michael Levine
- The Case for Faith: a journalist investigates the toughest objections to christianity by Lee Strobel
- The Fabric of the Cosmos: space, time, and the texture of reality by Brian Greene
- Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
- Dull boy by Sarah Cross
- Zenith by Julie Bertagna
- Kingdom of twilight by Tui T. Sutherland
- The diamond of Darkhold by Jeanne DuPrau
- The lost art by Simon Morden
- Exodus by Julie Bertagna
- Tanglewreck by Jeanette Winterson
- The house of the scorpion by Nancy Farmer
- Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
If you are interested in teen books with romance, action, and travel you may also be interested in the following book list that we put together based on one of our patron's request:
- The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
- An order of Amelie, hold the fries by Nina Schindler
- Gone by Michael Grant
- Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
- Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer
- Teen Idol by Meg Cabot
- Love Among the Walnuts by Jean Ferris
- Dairy Queen : a novel by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
- Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar
- A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
In this course we'll explore ways to help you express the creative writer within. Leave everything you've learned in school so far about writing at the door and enter with a beginner's mind. This course doesn't give you more rules, it shows you how to let go of the limitations of rule based writing in order to free your creative voice. Our focus is on the creative side of writing; exercises, acceptance, constructive guidance, and encouragement are what you'll find here.
Please read the attached Introduction document below.
Exercises and Assignments
You may turn in your exercises using the submission form, via email, or in hard copy. I'll be posting documents to this section in the near future that will explain exercises and assignments for this course. I'll also post helpful information here.
Your assignments are listed in attachments below. I'll be posting these on a regular basis.
Check out the Writing Tips I put together and attached at the bottom of this page.
We have forums set up for you to get to know each other and talk about the class. Be sure to check the forums often. Start by adding a brief introduction so we know a bit about who you are. You might include your thoughts on writing, and any writing that you've done so far. Have a web site? Add it to your introduction!
Linda Papa is an Instructional Designer at the University of Detroit Mercy where she has worked since 2001. Before joining UDM, Linda worked as an Instructional Designer for Citicorp Data Systems, Inc., and as a Technical Writer for La Quinta Motor Inns. In addition to 20 years of writing experience, Linda is an avid artist and has been keeping a journal for the past 30 years.
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