When I was younger, I was painfully shy. Put me in a room full of people and you wouldn't even know I was there because an intense fear would overcome me and paralyze my ability to speak. Fast forward 15 years and I hardly recognize the younger version of myself. Standing in the presentation tent at Saturday's tenth annual Princeton Children's Book Festival as an aspiring librarian, my job was to introduce high profile authors and illustrators to a large audience that remained steady all day.
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Forty years ago the summer blockbuster, "Jaws" elicited fear in the hearts of thousands of moviegoers. Although it was a hit in the box office, the negative connotation that came with sharks after it was released was truly horrifying for the species. An apex predator that had been around for millions of years was now being sought out and killed because people assumed that they would get eaten should a shark be nearby.
Meet David Hua, a Princeton teenager and accomplished chess player, who will be spending the next four weeks at the library on Wednesday afternoons and evenings leading chess workshops for beginners and intermediate players, all ages. Read on to find out more about David’s experiences in competitive chess, his inspiration, and some tips on improving your game:
Q. Hi David, first, the basics — can you tell us a bit about where you are from, and status in school?
We have recently added another exciting resource to the Youth Services Digital Collection.
It is called OneClickDigital and we have subscribed to the Children and Young Adult Subscription series, which consists of approximately 1,000 titles for beginning readers, children and young adults.
Our "Inside A Child’s Mind" speaker series will conclude for this season on Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m.,with the appearance of Kapila Love, children’s librarian and early literacy specialist. "Education and reading seem to be a competitive sport," says Love." I want to focus on the fundamentals of reading, and children’s reading particularly, in a way that is compassionate, humanistic and downright magical.”