The Library Blog
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
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.
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
You may also sign up by contacting Kathy Bossuk at 516-742-3434 X328 OR email@example.com
We will be reading "Out of My Mind" by Sharon Draper
About the Book:
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 schoolâ€”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.
Hello Book Club!
Thank you for some very creative discussions today! Now that we have officially finished the book, I enjoyed hearing all of your points of view about the ending, how you felt about the different characters, who you connected with, who you didn't, and who you recognized in your own lives. It was wonderful to see that so many of you not only identified with Auggie, but felt the urge to stand by him. I too was very impressed by his characters strength. I look forward to the continuation of our "project" after the break, and sharing our passion with the school!
Have a "Wonder"ful Thanksgiving & Happy Hannukkah!
Today and for the next four days. CBS News is streaming their original news coverage of the assasination of John F. Kennedy. Their news is being played as it was seen during the event in real time.
The coverage can be watched live HERE.
Hello Fellow "Wonder" Readers!
This week we will be reading through page 185. Stop just before we switch into Justin's point of view.
As always: write three questions or topics you would like to discuss from the reading.
The PRECEPT for this week is:
"If at first you don't succeed, try try again!"
Please watch yourself this week and tell us about one event in which you did not give up!
Thank you once again, for a wonderful meeting.
See you next Monday!
Hello Fellow Book Clubbers!
Today was one of the most amazing book discussion I have ever had. Thank you so much for sharing all of your thoughts with me!
This weeks PRECEPT is:
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
This week we will:
1. read to page 130. (This week it's Via's point of view!!)
2. bring another three questions or thoughts you would like to discuss with the group.
3. write one way you honored our precept this week.
4. think about how your insecurity makes you special (there is definitely a way)!
Until our next meeting... Happy Reading!!!
P.S. A very special thank you to our generous book club gnome who once again fortified us with delicious healthy snacks!
Hello Book Clubbers!
Thank you for a wonderful first meeting!
Since there is no school on Monday, we will obviously not be having Book Club. Instead we will read for this week AND next week and meet on Monday the 21st.
Please read up to Page 88. Also, write down some questions or comments to bring with you for us to discuss.
See you soon!!!
~ Mrs. Fanning ~
Hello Middle and High School Students!
As of today our Gale Database is now accessible from your smartphones and tablets!
1. Download the Free "My School" AML App: School Edition
2. Select our school from the menu (you will need choose our state and city to find our school).
3. Select "Update My Resources". This is a very quick process.
4. Select "Access Library" and choose Gale Databases from the choices!
5. The password for access is the same as the password for Gale on your database sheet (unfortunately I can not post it here due to restrictions). If you need a new password sheet, they are available on the circulation desk in the Library.
6. Enjoy your research on the go!!!
Complete information about the Droid and Iphone App located at the following link http://www.gale.cengage.com/apps/aml/SchoolLibrary/.
If you have any questions feel free to come see me.
Mrs. Fanning (Miss Cohen)
In an attempt to make Book Club more accessible for everyone, We are moving our meeting time to MONDAYS. If you were interested and could not make it on Wednesdays please contact Kathy Bossuk and sign up for our new time!
Thank you and I look forward to finally meeting with you all!
Mrs. Fanning (Miss Cohen)
Thank you for your patience!!
The Deadline to sign up for Book Club has been extended!!!
I have officially returned to school and am ready to get our club meetings started! Unfortunately we don't have enough students yet to run the club!! I understand that many of you who are interested were unable to attend due to other club conflicts so we have adjusted the start time to allow for those of you with Music conflicts to attend at 4:00.
The rest of you who can still make it at 3:30, please come then and we will work on some other things together while we wait for the others.
I'm hoping this change will allow more of you to participate which will allow us to start our meetings next week!
Choose groups to clone to: