Ultimate Band List

February 6, 2009

The ultimate online destination for independent and unsigned bands, their fans, and the music lovers and industry insiders who want to discover them.



Winter Activities For Kids

December 18, 2008

Apples4theteacher.com has been on the web for almost 10 years and creates and compiles new resources every day with a goal to help schools, libraries and teachers. In other words, you won’t find any mind-numbing video games on this site, just fun and learning-focused activities. Think of them as a daily vitamin for your children, especially on a snow-day.


FiveThirtyEight.com is a website put together by Nate Silver and Sean Quinn. Generally speaking, Nate Silver is a baseball statistician who has put his analytical skills to work on the upcoming presidential election. As with his baseball efforts, Nate Silver is primarily interested in being able to predict the outcome of the race. There are poll trackers, electoral vote distributions, and of course, state-by-state projections.

Who can tell me what the relevance of 538 is?


Free Credit Reports

August 15, 2008

Consumers are entitled to a free credit report once a year from each of the major credit reporting bureaus: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. To get a credit report go to the official ordering site at:

Read Roger

May 4, 2008

If you’re looking for an amicable blog with erudite things to say about books–both adult and children’s–and other interesting cultural swimming pools, check out Roger Sutton’s Read Roger. Written by The Horn Book‘s Editor-in-Chief, who has also been a children’s and young adult librarian, Read Roger is serious opinion with a humorous icing.

Unique Penguins On BBC

April 30, 2008

For some instant amusement watch this YouTube film starring film maker and writer Terry Jones with a unique colony of penguins. Thanks again to the talented scouts at Very Short List for tipping us off to the video.


Daily Med

November 16, 2006

From The National Library of Medicine and The National Institutes of Health, a website devoted to the current information on medications. Look up your medication and see the current, comprehensive and downloadable information, including the FDA approved labels (package inserts). Topics for each medication include: description, clinical pharmacology, clinical studies, indications and usage, contraindications, warnings, precautions, adverse reactions and dosage information. Although the website is not a comprehensive listing of available prescription medications, it does contain more than 1300 listings.