Saturday, December 31, 2016

Keep Those New Year's Resolutions @ Your Library

by Brittany C., Librarian Trainee




With the New Year just days away, New Year's resolutions may be coming to mind, and The Fresno County Public Library can help you complete a lot of those!

Learn Something New

Whether it’s looking for a new hobby in our non-fiction section, or trying out a library program there is always something new at the library.

Check out the calendar to find something new to do!

Manage Stress

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We all have a little bit of it, be it worrying about a chem test on Wednesday; getting on the Varsity team; avoiding the rumors someone started about you; or figuring out money for school. Everyone experiences stress, and some more than others. At the library we have several books for you to read and help you manage that stress. One of these is The Mindful Teen: Powerful Skills to Help You Handle Stress One Moment at a Time, by Dr. Dzung X. Vo, who works with directly with teens dealing with stress. In it he teaches you exercises and tools to help you recognize what is causing you stress and take time for yourself to de-stress.  When you are less stressed, you do better in all aspects of life! What a great way to start the New Year!

Read for Fun

Here at Fresno County Public Library, we're always acquiring exciting new titles for you to check out. Here are a few you might enjoy!


At the Edge of the Universe, by Shaun David Hutchinson
What would you do if your best friend/boyfriend whom you’ve known since second grade suddenly disappears and no one remembers them except you? Ozzie’s boyfriend is not only missing, he has been erased from everyone’s memories, what is going on? Ozzie is sure he knows the reason; could the universe be shrinking or is something else happening in Ozzie’s small town?

Spider-Gwen Vol. 2: Weapon of Choice, by Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez
You’ve heard of Spiderman, in which Peter Parker is bitten by a radioactive spider and becomes Spiderman, but what if Gwen was bitten by that spider instead? In Spider-Gwen we encounter a world where instead of Spiderman to save the day, there is Spider Woman!

Denton Little’s Still Not Dead, by Lance Rubin,: sequel to Denton Little’s Deathdate 
Denton lives in a world where everyone knows when they are going to die, but what do you do when you have an imminent date with death? Read the first book in the series and find out! 

The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig, a sequel to The Girl from Everywhere
Where would you go if you could travel anywhere so long as you had a map of that place? Go to Venice, Italy? Travel to Hawaii in 1868? Visit Atlantis or Middle Earth or perhaps visit Paris in the 1920’s? Nix can travel anywhere and anytime on her father’s time-traveling ship. The sequel comes out in the New Year, request your copy and read the first book in the meantime!

Get Better Grades 

Did you know that your library may have a homework center shelf, filled with books to help you do better in school?  Contact your local library to check it out! We also have some great online resources just in case those books aren’t on the shelf.  Check out our online Homework Center!

Homework Help Days and Times

Betty Rodriguez
  • Mondays and Wednesdays @ 6-8pm
  • Fridays and Saturdays @ 3:30-5pm
Fresno Central
  • Wednesdays @ 4-6pm
Parlier
  • Mondays and Wednesdays @ 3:30-4:30pm
Woodward Park
  • Saturdays @ 10-2pm and Sundays @ 12-2pm
Volunteer 

Need some volunteer hours for school? If you are 13 or older, you can volunteer at the library! There are several opportunities, including helping out with crafts and programs, shelving books, tutoring, and more! Visit our website to learn how you can help out at your local library.

Also, check out our Teen Councils. Your word counts, and we want to hear from you! Is there a fun craft you want to see done at your library, or do you wish you had a say in what the library plans for people your age? Contact your local library to see when the next Teen Council meeting will be.

About the author:

Brittany has worked for Fresno County Public Library for 2.5 years, as a library assistant and now a librarian trainee. She is currently studying for her MLIS degree, which she needs to be a professional librarian. In the meanwhile, as a trainee, she gaining some hands-on experience working in various Library departments, on different kinds of projects. She has also designed some library programs, including the popular "Escape at the Library" and teen screen printing events.

Among her favorite authors are Sarah J. Maas, Rainbow Rowell, Shannon Hale, Morgan Rhodes, Sarah Raasch, Tamora Pierce, and J.K. Rowling. At present, she is reading Marissa Meyer's Heartless and Garth Nix's Goldenhand.




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