Tag: Awesomeness

Wow…so, time – I hear it’s relative

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Welll laa dee daa!  Wowzer, time has been freaking FLYING by!!!

I hope you guys are all enjoying your summer vacation thus far???  I’m guessing a bunch of you are actually doing a summer semester, aren’t you?  Lol, I was so surprised the first summer I worked up in Maple and found out how many of you were willingly (and not be necessity!!!) attending summer school..Ah well, to each their own =P (I tease, I tease)

Sooooo, as you probably have been noticing, the Vortex has been more or less  bombarded with some pretty wicked reviews that YOU have been writing!!  *sniff* I’m just so proud of you guys *sniff*  Haahaa!

Now, seriously, for those of you who’ve been wondering ‘What’s up with that??!?!?” basically, we’ve had a TON of people sign up for Teen Book Reviews, which is one of our volunteer programs that we offer year-round here at VPL.  Feel free to create an account and comment on any of the reviews – maybe you have a question for the author, or maybe you want to say how much you loved (or hated) that book, too!

Annnnnd, because apparently it wasn’t common knowledge, Guess what guys?!?!??!  YOU can post your own random musings whenever you want!!!  That’s right, this whole site is for you, the teens (or maybe even a few pre-teens) of Vaughan.
Now,  posting on the blog is not a volunteer program, so you’d be just doing it for fun or to share stuff if you fee like it, just in case that was unclear.   To see a full listing of all the volunteer opportunities that are offered check this out here.

Ok, now back to the other stuff – the Teen Summer Reading Challenge!!!!  
That’s right guys, the TSRC is back once more for another year of online contests and – you guessed it – the Challenge.  This year’s contests include Book Trivia, Guess the Covers, and Who Said It – each correct answer gets your name in the draw that we’ll be holding at the end of the summer.  And for the Challenge, we have prizes for the top THREE readers in Vaughan, so, if you’re a keen reader and think you’ve got time on your hands this summer, sign up!!!

If anyone has any questions, give me a shout.
Stay Classy guys,
V

Bullies…a word to the wise

by Vee  | Category: Pop Culture, Randomness
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So as I am home feeling sick as a dog (what an odd expression…I’ve never seen a really sick dog that equivocates the physical expressions/manifestations of how I’m feeling when I’m sick as said dog….seriously though, I hope this is the last cold this year – I’ve been practically plagued with them!), I came across this clip from none other than the king of childhood nerds, Will Wheaton!

Those of you who don’t know him by name, he was the child of the good Dr. Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and from there went on to doing numerous equally nerdy endeavours in his adult career. Anywho, here he is at the Denver Comicon last summer and all I can say is kudos to him. What an answer! And I know we’re all older than this girl who posed the question, but bullies never really go away entirely, they pop up time and again throughout our lives, but how we deal with them and how we allow them to affect us changes as we grow. And so, without further ado…

In the Jungle?

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Heya peoples!

Sooo, just found this little bit for your entertainment purposes……enjoy!

A change in pace….musical interlude, anyone?

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Heya peoples!  How’s life?  Good, I trust?  Just figured I’d drop you a line and see what’s what in the world of you =)

Soo, it’s just about March – already a month in to second semester!  Wow, time sure does fly, huh?  I just realized yesterday that the Oscars are coming up – this Sunday (March 2), should be for an interesting show…we’ll see if poor Leo finally gets his Oscar!  Has anyone seen any of the other flicks up for nomination?  I’m kinda assuming that 12 Years a Slave is walking away with Best Movie, but we shall see!  It seems like another given is Best Song, and it would seem that that particular title is likely going to Frozen’s “Let it Go” (personally, I quite enjoy this cover).

Annnnnywho, I recently came across this little gem and loved it so much I wanted to share it with you!!

Some Monty for ye…

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spark of vivacity175 Photo Heya peoples! So the second week (or third, in some cases) is already half-through. I know we’ve been getting already quite a few people coming in to find books for projects and ISU’s….

Here’s a friendly reminder for you, while I would agree with the statement that the library has everything you need to do you school assignments, we don’t necessarily have all those items the day you come in looking for them! Remember to give yourself some time to gather your resources…it usually takes the library 2-5 days to have items brought in from other branches. So procrastinate if you must, just be sure to have all your materials ready to go for when you are.

Does that sound too hokey? Meh. Let’s lighten the load. I present to you (drum roll….)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail!

heehee, yeah. It’s actually a flick that was made in 1975 with a rather pathetic budget….for a bit of a better idea of what kind of humour you’re getting into here, clickety click. And for the flick itself, well you’ve got a option A or option B