Schroeder Library Media Center
February 2019 Newsletter
Mindful Mondays Make a Move
Steve Garton of Common Sense Media Comes to Webster
Come to a Garden Party in the Library this March
Black History Month Curricular Connections
We have the resources you need to bring Black History into your classroom this month, and every month. We must continually ask ourselves, do we incorporate people of color doing everyday things into our curricular materials? Do we show the richness and diversity of the human experience, or do we perpetuate a "single story" (Adichie)?Poets: Lucille Clifton, Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, Nikki Giovanni
Activists: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Barack Obama, Bryan Stevenson, Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie
Pop Culture Icons: Beyonce, Chance the Rapper, Jay-Z, Antonio Brown
Young Adult Authors: Kwame Alexander, Jason Long, Angie Thomas, Jacqueline Woodson
We have your February break reading! Check out the library's new titles:
The former first lady relates her achievements and disappointments in her personal and public lives (nf).
Behind the Song, edited by K.M. Walton
Young adult authors and musicians write about the music that inspires them in this collection of essays and short stories.
Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets, Evan Roskos
A 16-year-old turns to poetry to help him cope with his anxiety and depression (fic).
Fresh Ink- edited by Lamar Giles
A collection of short works by diverse authors and featuring diverse characters.
Geoengineering: Counteracting Climate Change, edited by Rita Santos
Explores the controversial practice of manipulating the environment to counteract climate change (nf).
Honor Killings- edited by Lisa Idzikowski
Examines the issue of honor killings from international perspectives (nf).
Our Wendy- Emerson Ormond and Kathryn Rider
Set in 1050s England, a boy who relates to Peter Pan seeks out a Wendy for his lost boys (fic).
Super Late Bloomer: My Early Days in Transition- Julia Kaye
A memoir in comic form documenting the author's gender transition nf).
Swing- Kwame Alexander
Two teen boys try to make over their lives, one as a baseball star, and the other by winning the heart of his crush. Told in free verse poetry (fic).
Thinking Critically: Opioid Abuse- edited by Christine Wilcox
Presents multiple perspectives around the opioid crisis (nf).
January by the Numbers
392: Average number of student library users per day
97: Number of books checked out
10: Number of classes using library resources
February Dates to Remember:
February 5: Common Sense Media FLP/COMP session (3-4 P.M., Spry Auditorium)
February 5: Common Sense "Parenting in the Digital Age" (6:30-7:30 P.M., Willink Cafetorium)
February 11: Mindful Monday in the Library Conference room (10:30-10:55 A.M)