TCW Library

3rd Quarter


  • This quarter we celebrated School Library Month,
  • had a visit from an inspiring teenage author,
  • added a Testing database,
  • and continued major research projects.

Author Jack Andraka visits TC

Author (and high school student) Jack Andraka visited TC on March 25 to discuss his book and his scientific experiences. Andraka developed an innovative, inexpensive and potentially life-saving test for pancreatic cancer when he was 15 years old. His discovery is currently in clinical trials and he related his experiences with science, high school, and dealing with bullying. More than 60 science and STEM students attended.

Testing Database

We added a subscription database which has study guides and allows students to take practice tests for AP classes, PSAT, SAT, ACT, and much more. This was highlighted to rising seniors and their parents. Take a look!
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We had more than 100 classes using library services this quarter. We had classes on Careers, Genocide, Criminal Justice, the New Deal, and independent research with Cunningham, Henry, Reddington/VanHart, Hudgens, Cordero, Martin/Kennedy, Gulden, and Literacy (Divan, Logue, Higbee).

New Cafe Tables

We consolidated our student computer carrels into one location to allow easier supervision and assistance, and that freed up space to add some cafe tables, which are proving popular.



We've had very productive series of meetings with Alexandria Library staff to discuss coordination and promotion of summer reading at the Public Library. We also seek to promote their writing contest throughout TC.

We added approximately $5,500 of new books this quarter in addition to $4,200 in new and renewed databases.
(Check out the Links BELOW for newest non-Fiction and newest Fiction)

School LIbrary Month

For School Library Month, we conducted contests all month long, and gave out gift cards, (THANKS to a grant from PTSA!) and books to students (see below). We'll soon post some of the best Tweets we received all month. We also presented at the April faculty meetings.

Contact Us

Gerard Joria
Beth Ebenstein Mulch
Corina Haywood