Sunday, March 31, 2013

Scrap-Cracklings #5

You know how awesome your generation is. Here's more proof. Tavi Gevinson is a looking for a few good role models. I found one in her!

Yes, it really is OK to not have the answers and to be just figuring it all out.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

These famous authors were once teenagers too.

Flavorwire has compiled photos of famous authors when they were teenagers. I thoroughly enjoyed scrolling through these. Neil Gaiman looked pretty much the same as he does now. Messy thatch of dark hair. Black clothing. Leather. Nose proportionate to his enormous brain.

See what I mean? Also, here's a picture of Neil Gaiman holding a panda. Just 'cause:

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Scrap-Cracklings #4

A certain spring holiday is coming up that, for some, invokes a basket delivering bunny. Looking for something out of the ordinary to make to show your holiday spirit? Try folding an origami rabbit out of a dollar bill.
Here's a step-by-step tutorial.

Happy folding!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Scrap-Cracklings #3

Your generation is changing the world for the better!
Check out how here.

This year, pancreatic cancer. Next year? Who knows? Maybe a teen just like you will find a way to stop global warming.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Scrap-Cracklings #2

Hey everyone!
One word: Tutting.
Have you heard of it? Well, it's time you did.
Check out this excellent tutorial here.  Over 3 million views!
If you get caught Tutting in front of the YS librarian while she's on the desk, you could receive a small but delicious prize!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Oregon Reader's Choice Award- Time to vote!

March is the month to vote for the 2013 Oregon Reader's Choice Award winner! Every year, members of the Oregon Library Association compile a list of great books for upper-elementary, middle school and high school readers. Students in grades 4-12 can vote for their favorites in each division. All you need to do is read at least two of the books in the division(s) you are voting for. Stop by the Children's or the Young Adult room today to fill out a ballot voting for your favorite books from the list of nominees. We usually select ORCA nominees for our Super Readers and BookTRON book discussion groups, so if you are part of either of those groups, they've read some of these books!

Monday, March 4, 2013


Welcome to the first entry of Scrap-Cracklings!
(Listen. A big crowd is now cheering and clapping and they might even be doing the “wave.”)
You might be asking the computer screen, “Why such a kooky name, Teen Blog?”
Well, describes scrap [skrap] as a tiny bit of something; and cracklings [ krak-lings] as a series of small sharp cracks or reports.
Both words have been used regarding the rendering of fat, so you might also say that
Scrap-Cracklings is what makes the Teen Blog so delicious.
Really it’s just a fun way to say that in the coming months, look to the Teen Blog for bits of stuff make, do, or ponder.

Still need convincing as to why you need Scrap-Cracklings?

·         Saying it five times fast will amaze your friends!
·         It’s going to be the next big thing, like peanut butter flavored gummy bears or
       the four handled pogo stick.
·         Viewing the Scrap-Cracklings might shock your parents
        (probably not—but you never know, it could).
·         Using the name to replace your favorite swear word will render your teachers speechless
·         It’s so cool, people don’t even know about it yet.

I could go on, but I won’t.
Stay tuned for the next, Scrap-Cracklings!



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