Video Game Review: Legend of Zelda

July 20, 2012

I’ve been addicted to video games since my Gameboy Advance SP, and while I may not be the most dedicated gamer, I’ve definitely been playing for a while. When I was in elementary school, one of the most rewarding noises I could hear, aside from the little victory music after catching a Pokemon, was the chime of a mystery being solved in a LoZ game. LoZ is probably my favorite video game franchise to date, and I’m going to tell you guys a little about what I think of the games.

A Link to the Past

My first ever LoZ game! It was one of the first games we got for our GBA SP and it was long enough ago that I can’t remember the plot, but not so long that I’ve forgotten how much I loved it. Read the rest of this entry »


Maplestory: A New Kind of RPG

March 21, 2012

Role Playing Games (RPGs), in my opinion, have a bad reputation from games like World of Warcraft, Dungeons and Dragons, etc. Don’t get me wrong; WoW and D&D are both great games. It’s just that they tend to be a little too… realistic. Most of the players are older, and you have to pay through the nose to play. But when all hope is lost- MAPLESTORY TO THE RESCUE!

Maplestory Anniversary

Happy Anniversary, Maplestory!

Easy on your computer

Most RPGs require supercomputers to run, just because of their great graphics and their complexity. Maplestory opted to make a simple, side-scrolling game that most computers can run to full effect. It doesn’t take long to download, either; I managed it in about half an hour with an older computer. Read the rest of this entry »

Glogster EDU

March 24, 2011

Technology today is simply amazing. How about checking out this online, interactive learning site where you can create you very own “glog”? Yep, that’s Glogster EDU for you.

A “glog” is a basically a multimedia poster on the Internet. You can add videos, audio, text, pictures, and even attachments from applications like Microsoft Word. I heard that it was pretty cool, so I decided to try one out. Read the rest of this entry »

Win $3,000 for Your Library and $50 for Yourself

March 2, 2011

Teens, how would you like to win $3,000 for your favorite Wake County Library and $50 for yourself!  The American Library Association is sponsoring a video contest for ages 13-18.  Entries are due by April 18.  This contest has no affiliation with Wake County.  Details can be found on the website.

Computers – How Tiny Are They Getting?

February 28, 2011

Remember in elementary school when you heard about the first computer? When your teacher told you that it took up a whole ROOM? Do you remember how ridiculous that sounded – a computer that took up an entire room? I still remember when I was told this. I remember looking to the back of the classroom and seeing that desktop whirring away. An entire room just for a computer? I was astonished. Read the rest of this entry »

Wake County Public Libraries and the Social Network

February 23, 2011

Wake County Public Libraries (WCPL) have entered the Social Networking scene.  Now there are more ways than ever to experience the library in a virtual space.  Here are new opportunities for you!


WCPL is now on Facebook.  You can “like” us and receive posts on your newsfeed from the library about programs, news, and new books!


WCPL has its own Youtube channel.  Here you will find videos both for recreation and learning.  Currently, you can watch a book trailer for The Hunger Games or receive visual instruction on how to download ebooks or audiobooks onto your computer or portable devices.


Wanna receive tweets from WCPL?  Well you can!

Share Your Opinions on Books

Have you read a book lately that you love?  Do you want to tell others about it?  Now you can write book reviews that others can see on our online catalog!  How cool is that?  Here’s how you do it.

What to Do When You’re Bored

October 11, 2010

I know that it’s not very often that you get a lot of free time, but when you do, don’t just sit around and be bored! There are tons of things to do! Read the rest of this entry »

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