D97 Library Newsletter

December/January 2019-20

Thank you for visiting our monthly newsletter for all teachers, parents, and community members of District 97. Each month, D97 teacher librarians collaborate to bring you useful information, and highlight some of the things our students are learning in our libraries.



We love to hear from you! This month's collaborating teacher librarians:

Erin Howe from Hatch: ehowe@op97.org

Important Winter Dates

St Nicholas' Day: December 6th

December Solstice: December 22nd

First Day of Hanukkah: December 23rd

Christmas: December 25th

Kwanzaa: December 26th

Boxing Day: December 26th

New Year's Day: January 1st

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: January 22nd

Chinese New Year: January 25th

Check out one of these NEW Winter Holiday releases at your school's library!

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Hour of Code: December 9th - 15th

The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. The 2019 Computer Science Education Week will be December 9-15. Computer Science Education Week is held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906). Be sure to read this year's Bluestem Nominated book, Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code by Laurie Wallmark.

Coding Resources

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The Oak Park Public Library, District 97 librarians, Oak Park Education Foundation and Code Play Learn are excited to present CODE FEST on January 22nd! For more information about this hands-on family event click here!

Want a safe, reliable way to research?

Try Infobits or Encyclopedia Britannica! Our library department pays for subscriptions to these resources so that students can access safe, trustworthy information sources! Ask your student or your school librarian for the password!