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Milwaukee is a Top Walking City

person walkingAccording to Prevention Magazine's annual survey with the American Podiatric Medical Association and Sperling's Best Places, Milwaukee ranks number 15 of the 25 best walking cities in the U.S. The survey points to the downtown RiverWalk as the reason Milwaukee did so well on the list.

To see how your own neighborhood ranks in terms of walkability check out the Walk Score Website. Type in your address to calculate your neighborhood's walking score and to view a list of places within walking distance.


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Know a Talented Teen?

Celebrating Teens.jpgNow that students are getting settled into the new school year I thought it would be a good time to highlight the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. These awards are given every year by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, which is a nonprofit organization with the mission of "identifying teenagers with artistic and literary talent." Teens in grades 7-12 are eligible and awards range from scholarships to recognition to exhibition and publication.

There are 30 different categories including comic art, drawing, fashion, film & animation, photography, jewelry, short story and video games. From what I can tell most of the deadlines are set for early next year, so there is time, but you need to go to their Website and put in your school's zip code to confirm your deadlines.

I would also like to mention how inspiring it is to look through the National Catalogs of the 2009 and 2010 award winners. After viewing the amazing work of so many of America's teens it's clear we are surrounded by very talented young people.


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Bookweb : Book Industry Awards Website

I love lists. I really enjoy perusing lists of distinguished medal winners in literature. The Book Industry Awards website is very useful for keeping apprised of those winners both past and present. All of the favorites are here. A sampling include the Newbery and Caldecott awards for children's literature, the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winners for adults and the Booker Prize for excellence in fiction from the British Isles. For additional award lists on a variety of subjects, check out the Awards and Honors Category from the Recommended Links section of the Milwaukee Public Library home page.

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