Mrs. Smithson’s Computer Game Club

Here are some great links for you use in your computer game club!

Big Universe
Brainpop games
Cool Math for Kids
National Geographic
Get a Life



The “Titanic” 100-year Anniversary

For all those Titanic buffs out there, the 100 year anniversary of her sinking is April 15.  Here are some interesting links and videos that I found:

Discovery News – contains links to several news stories on the Titanic as well as some news on the Costa Concordia that sank off the coast of Italy in January.

History Channel – has some great videos and interactive features about the history and science of the sinking.  A must-see.

Some Neat “Hunger Games”-related Websites

For those “Hunger Games” fans that are R. E. A. D. Y. for Friday night’s movie premier…

“The Hunger Games Feast:  Recipes from Panem”
Cook up some Panem dishes to eat before the movie and eat like they do in District 12…which really isn’t much, but you really can’t go wrong adding goat cheese to anything or enjoying an apple tart.  Yum.

Hungry for Hunger Games: Reveals the Top Cities in the U.S. Reading The Hunger Games Trilogy
See where the Hunger Games is the hottest read in the city.  Tuscaloosa isn’t ranked, but I think it’s safe to say we have had our fair share of avid readers for this series.

The Hunger Games Feast: Recipes from Panem

Happy Birthday to Edgar Allan Poe

Yes, on this date in 1809, Edgar Allan Poe was born.  He is one of my favorite authors of all time.  There’s nothing like a Poe story if you’re in the mood for some creepy reading.  Check out his biography at

Though incredibly talented, his life was mostly sad and ended tragically in 1849, at the age of 40.   Most of his fame came after his death.  Check out some of his stories and poetry at  My favorite is “The Raven.” What’s yours?

We also have several biographies and compilations of his writings in the library.  See Mrs. Overstreet or Mrs. Morrison for help locating those books.