Events, tidbits, and resources rounded up for you by Kim Lehman, our Youth Services Specialist Extraordinaire:
From Story Times to Blogger
Teens will be blogging, tweeting, photographing, and videotaping everything that happens at the Austin Teen Book Festival, and about the fest. One member of the teen press corps used to come to my storytimes many years ago. I recently ran into her and discovered that literature is her life. How exciting is that! You can follow Willa blog at http://willasramblings.com/
Enter to win a free banned book on Willa blog. Deadline October 1.
Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) would like your help in identifying exceptionally talented Texas youth (8th-11th grade students) for our Young Masters grant program. Many of you work directly with youth and/or teachers of students of this age bracket. Please make them aware of this program. Students of all artistic disciplines apply for this competitive grant program. The most talented young artists will receive the title of Young Master and will be given grants of up to $2,500 per year for two years to further their advanced studies in their chosen arts disciplines.
Deadline November 15, 2011
September PBS show – Understanding The Mysterious Teenage Brain talk of the nation
Research suggests, that compared to adults, teens value rewards more than consequences. http://www.npr.org/2011/09/20/140637115/understanding-the-mysterious-teenage-brain
National Geographic Cover Article
After his son was pulled over for driving 113 mph, science writer David Dobbs set out to understand what researchers know about the teenage brain. The resulting story, “Beautiful Brains,” is the cover story in the October 2011 issue of National Geographic magazine.
Teen Programs on You Tube
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