McCollum HS Library Newsletter

November 1, 2022

Remember, remember the 5th of November...

Because our McCollum Cowboys will be playing in the Frontier Bowl at Southwest Legacy Stadium! Good luck, Cowboys! And congratulations to all of our student groups for a great fall season!


Did the phrase "Remember, remember the 5th of November" sound familiar to you? The full poem and its history are a reminder of treason and espionage, and also the inspiration for Bonfire Night in England and the comic and film V for Vendetta. We don't have a bonfire night in the US, but we do have Daylight Savings Time, and while we are remembering important things, don't forget to change your clocks, or "Fall Back" one hour on November 6th. We get an extra hour of sleep!


Check out all of the great things in the McCollum High School Library throughout October and November. We hope to see you at one of our events!

Try one of our great online resources!

Our First Maker Monday Was a HIT!

We had a great time during lunch on Monday, October 17th making bead bracelets and doing a cup stacking challenge! If you weren't able to come in on the 17th, we still have the supplies and instructions available. Just ask for them at the circulation desk.


We had so much fun that we will continue to do Maker Mondays throughout the year. The next Maker Monday will be on November 14th, so come by the library during lunch and make something great!

Harry Potter Book Club October 27th

We had a great time discussing Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and watching the film. We tried our best to make friendship bracelets based on our house colors -- it was more difficult than we thought!


The Harry Potter Book Club is a part of Cowboys Read!, and anyone on the McCollum campus is welcome to join. Visit the Harry Potter Book Club page in the Cowboys Read! website to join the club, get a copy of the next book, and see our future meeting dates and projects!


Our next meeting will be on November 17th to discuss Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Askaban.

*This month's titles contain mature and/or disturbing content. If you are uncomfortable with your selection, bring it back to the library to find another great read.


Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman -- This awesome collection of poetry from the presidential inaugural poet describes her experiences with Covid, school, family, love, and life.


Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger -- Ellie knows her favorite cousin was murdered -- his spirit visited her and told her so. Now she just has to convince the living people!


Family of Liars by E. Lockhart -- In this prequel of We Were Liars, we find out how, and why, the Sinclair family began telling their lies. (Don't trust any of these people!)


Notes from a Young Black Chef by Kwame Onwauchi with Joshua David Stein -- Follow Kwame through his young life as he becomes a great chef, and try the recipes he has included in the book.


Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman -- In this second book in the Arc of Scythe series, we see Rowan and Citra using their Scythe training in very different ways. Will the Thunderhead intervene?

Cowboys Read! Snack and Chat on November 1, 2022

It was a beautiful day to take a moment and color a sticker or a bookmark and talk about some great books! If you didn't get a chance to visit with us, come to our next Snack and Chat on December 1st!

November Scheduled Events in the McCollum Library

1st -- ACT testing for Seniors; Cowboys Read! Lunchtime Snack and Chat in the courtyard.

2nd -- ACT testing for Seniors, continued.

8th -- Student Holiday/Teacher Planning Day

14th -- Maker Monday in the MHS Library

15th -- ASVAB Testing for students -- Sign up in the Counseling Center!

17th -- Teacher Tech Help with Instructional Technology all day at the library round tables;

Harry Potter Book Club Meeting after school at 4:00 in the MHS library

21st through the 25th -- Thanksgiving Holiday


Coming Up:

Dec. 1st -- Cowboys Read! Lunchtime Snack and Chat in the courtyard during lunch.

Happenings Around Town

McCollum High School Library

The mission of the McCollum High School library is to assist the learning community to become enthusiastic readers, empowered critical thinkers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information, ideas, and technology.