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Welcome to the Library Blog! My name is Mrs. Elizabeth Fanning and I am Waldorf's School Librarian and Media Specialist. You can also email me at Thank you!

Fall Book Club

Welcome Back Everyone!! 

I hope you had a wonderful summer!  Now that school has started, so will our Fall Book Club.  All students from 5th grades up, are invited to participate.  I am so excited to see some of my old friends, and to have some new ones join us as well!

Our first book will be "A Long Walk For Water" By Linda Sue Park.  In this book we will follow the adventures of two children living in the same place during two different times.  The first is a little boy living in Sudan in 1985.  The Second is a little girl from a neighboring tribe in 2008.  It's a wonderful story about the the resilience of these young people as they triumph over the trials of African living and use their experiences to give back to their community.

Sign ups will begin next week. 

Our first meeting will take place on September 15th in the Miller Library.  

See you then!!!

Mrs. Fanning


Posted by Elizabeth Cohen on Friday September 5, 2014
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NoodleTools Companion

NoodleTools Companion is a great new app you can download to your iPhone or Android device for help with your MLA citations.

Download the app today (see image to the right)!

Posted by Robert Ingenito on Friday May 9, 2014
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Diversity Titles

Dear Faculty,

In honor of our conversations during Faculty Development Day, I ordered some of the books mentioned by our guest speaker,  Eddie Moore.

The new titles include:

The White Racial Frame: By Joe Faegin

The Debt: By Randall Robinson

The Color of our Future: By Farai Chideya

Mixed: By Andrew Garrod

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: By Joy Degruy

Waking up White: Debby Irving

Posted by Elizabeth Cohen on Thursday May 8, 2014
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Book Club May 12th

Hello everyone!

Just reminder that we WILL be having book club this coming Monday.

Please read up to the Chapter entitled "Los Aguacates: Avocados"

It's been a while since we met and I am looking forward to hearing what you all have to say!

See you soon,

Mrs. Fanning

Posted by Elizabeth Cohen on Thursday May 8, 2014
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Book Club Monday 28th

Hello Everyone!

Thank you for a wonderful first meeting!

For next time please read up to page 80.

Bring a list of questions or topics you want to talk about when we are together again.

See you Monday, April 28th!

~Mrs. Fanning~

Posted by Elizabeth Cohen on Tuesday April 8, 2014
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Hello Book Clubbers!

I have finally selected our book for this session.

We will be reading "Esperanza Rising" By Pam Munoz Ryan

This is an inspiring novel about a wealthy girl and her family in Mexico.  When tragedy strikes, they are thrust into the trials of The Great Depression, changing everything they once knew about themselves and their world.

I look forward to exploring this book with you.

See you Monday!

Mrs. Fanning

Posted by Elizabeth Cohen on Thursday April 3, 2014
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Spring Book Club March 31st!!!

Calling all Readers

5th Grade and up!!

We are about to begin our Final Book Club session for the year!

Please sign up with Kathy Bossuk to participate in the Spring Session.

Book Club will begin March 31st.

In our first meeting we will select our book so don't miss it! 

Your input is important to the group!

See you then!

~Mrs. Fanning~

Posted by Elizabeth Cohen on Thursday March 20, 2014
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End of Winter Book Club Session

Hello my fellow Book Clubbers!

We only have 2 Mondays left in our Winter Session.  Next Monday there will be no book club because of parent teacher conferences.  So the next time I see you will be March 17th.  Please finish the book.  We are going to be working on our personal interviews and exploring what we want to be when we grow up.  Such a wonderful thing that we get to choose instead of picking our careers out of a HAT!!!

Thank you for all of your energy this session.  Thanks to you your enthusiasm we were actually able to read TWO BOOKS!!!

I am looking forward to the Spring Session which will begin March 24th!

See you next time.

~Mrs. Fanning~

Posted by Elizabeth Cohen on Wednesday March 5, 2014
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5th-12th Book Club

Hello my fellow book clubbers!

Thank you for a very lively and wonderful reading of "Out Of My Mind".  I enjoyed listening to all of your thoughts.

Our next book for this session will be, "City of Ember" by Jeanne DuPrau.  After 2 very serious novels of children living with disabilities, it's time for a nice breather!  This is a wonderful story of a secret city shrouded in darkness.  They have no sun, and no moon, and are entirely dependent on electricity.  However, their generator is old, and beginning to break down.  There are frequent blackouts.  They need to figure out a way to save the city, or escape before the lights go out forever. 

Next week will be February break so we will not meet. Our next Book Club will be

February 24th.  Please read Chapters 1-7 stop before Chapter 8.

Posted by Elizabeth Cohen on Monday February 10, 2014
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Calling all 5th-12th graders!!

A new season of Book Club is about to begin!

Mondays 3:20 - 5:00 | Library: Jennings Reading Room

Start Date: Monday, January 6th

Please sign up online by clicking HERE!! 

You may also sign up by contacting Kathy Bossuk at 516-742-3434 X328 OR

We will be reading "Out of My Mind" by Sharon Draper


About the Book: Review

Eleven-year-old Melody has a photographic memory. Her head is like a video camera that is always recording. Always. And there's no delete button. She's the smartest kid in her whole school—but no one knows it. Most people--her teachers and doctors included--don't think she's capable of learning, and up until recently her school days consisted of listening to the same preschool-level alphabet lessons again and again and again. If only she could speak up, if only she could tell people what she thinks and knows . . . but she can't, because Melody can't talk. She can't walk. She can't write.

Being stuck inside her head is making Melody go out of her mind--that is, until she discovers something that will allow her to speak for the first time ever. At last Melody has a voice . . . but not everyone around her is ready to hear it.

Posted by Elizabeth Cohen on Monday December 9, 2013
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