The Library @PHS

November 2018

Resource of the Month

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November's Survey

Please take our monthly survey. Answers will be posted in next month's newsletter.

Answers to the Survey

The answers to last month's survey of which banned books would you read were "Grapes of Wrath", "Animal Farm", and "To Kill a Mockingbird".

Media Center Events

The Breakfast Club-Student book club

We will meet once a month to read and discuss the following books:

Zenter, Jeff-The Serpent King

Garber, Stephanie-Caraval

Thomas, Angie-The Hate U Give

Green, John- Turtles All the Way Down

Doller, Trish-In a Perfect World

Buxbaum, Julie-What to Say Next

Next meeting will be December 10 @3:00 P.M. in the Media Center. We will play an escape game and give out gifts.

The Dinner Club-Teacher book club

Everyone is invited to join us! You can come and go as you please. You can read one book and not the next. Just pop in when the next book is of interest to you. We have a bookshelf in the periodical room with book club books-past and present. You are more than welcome to check it out at any time.

These are the books we are reading next—

The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah

Camino Island – John Grisham

The Couple Next Door – Shari Lapena

Tangerine – Christine Mangan

Seeing Red – Sandra Brown

I Am Malala – Malala Yousafzai

One Thousand White Women – Jim Fergus

The Woman in the Window – A.J. Finn

The 19th Wife – David Ebershoff

The Female Persuasion – Meg Wolitzer

The Devil in the White City – Erik Larson

Eunice – Ellen McNamara

To set your calendars, here are the dates to discuss-

Thurs., Aug. 23 Camino Island

Mon., Sept. 17 The Couple Next Door (get dinner and bring it to the Library…this is Parent Conference night)

Tues., Oct. 16 Tangerine--Meet at Chef's Market

Mon., Nov 12 Seeing Red-Met at Bruster's Grill

Thurs., Dec 20 I Am Malala (lunch at Milo’s Coffee Shop on Main Street…this is the half day before Christmas)

Thurs., Jan 17 One Thousand White Women

Tues., Feb 19 Woman In the Window (get dinner and bring it to the Library…this is Parent Conference night)

Tues., Mar 19 The 19th Wife

Tues., Apr 16 Female Persuasion

Fri., May 24 The Devil in the White City (brunch somewhere…this is the 2-hour last day)

Sometime in June Eunice (another trip to McKay’s with lunch)

Career Day

To support the promotion and awareness of careers, the media center has a display on careers. There is a non-fiction book about careers and a fiction book that relates to that career.

November Displays


The library has makerspace items anyone can use. We have the following items:

  • Dot and Dash robots w/accessories (robotics)
  • Cubelets (robotics)
  • Items for Circuits
  • K'nex
  • 3-D printer
  • Keva planks-wooden blocks for creating original works of art or cleverly designed contraptions

Need Something New to Read?

Are you and your students looking for something to read? Stop by and check out one of our new books this month. We also have a bookshelf of books the teacher book club is reading or have recommended. You may check out one of those.


Susan and I are here to help you. We would be glad to help with research, the use of the technology in the library and lab, or to help your students check out books. If you want to do a project that is different, give us the idea and we will help you plan. We are willing to come to your PLCs to show you what is available in the library for your subject area.