AHS Library

Parent/Student Newsletter, Winter 2015

AHS February Book Party

The 1st Annual AHS Book Party was a tremendous success! Over 50 students attended and book checkouts for the event totaled 58 books! We had food and snacks, door prizes and student sign-ups for upcoming author and book club events. A great time was had by all!

March 2015 Author Visit

The talented Ruta Sepetys, young adult author of Out of the Easy and Between Shades of Gray will be visiting Albany High School on Wednesday, March 18th. Multiple copies of both titles are available for check out. Students, parents, faculty and families are invited to join our Goodreads online book discussion group @ bit.ly/ahsbookclub. Descriptions of both books are posted on our Goodreads page. Please join us for discussions on her books and others. Books will be on sale from the Little Book House in Stuyvesant Plaza.

2015 Reading Challenge

Want to read more this year, and need some ideas about what to read? Take the AHS 2015 Reading Challenge! Stop by the AHS Library Desk for a copy of the challenge checklist. You can also print the list @ bitly.com/2015readingchallenge

Inkblot: AHS's Literary Mag

Inkblot is the place to be, if you're interested in poetry, creative writing, or artwork. Everyone is welcome to participate in the meetings, visit them online @ http://ahsinkblot.weebly.com for meeting dates and times. Inkblot staffers are working furiously on the first printed issue. If you are interested in sending in your work to be published, please send an edited copy to achermack@albany.k12.ny.us. Check the AHS Library for details on Inkblot's monthly contests.

Skype Author Visit in May 2015 with Local Teen Writer

Save the date! Tuesday, May 19th we will be hosting a Skype event for AHS students with local teen author, Maya Van Wagenen, co-sponsored by the Albany Public Library. Maya wrote the memoir, Popular chronicling her unique social experiment. She spent the school year following a 1950s popularity guide found at a thrift store, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. Can hair curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help Maya on her quest to be popular? The real-life results are painful, funny, and include a wonderful and unexpected surprise meeting with Betty Cornell herself. This event will be held in the UN Room at Albany High School from 1:30 - 3:00 pm.

Would you like to get involved?

We have multiple opportunities for parents and families to volunteer for upcoming library and book club events. We welcome parent chaperones at all of our events and are actively seeking volunteers. If interested, please feel free to text or call (518) 703-6031 for more details.

Mrs. Alicia Abdul & Mrs. Kristen Majkut, AHS Librarians

Library Website: www.ahs.albany.k12.ny.us/library