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The Results are In!

Thanks to everyone who contributed their thoughts and ideas to the student library survey. Your comments make for some very interesting reading! If you'd like to see what 635 Westside students had to say about our library, you can see the results in pretty chart and graph form here. Thanks again for all your help, and keep an eye out for changes to the library based on your comments!

Silent Study Zone

Looking for a quiet place to study? We've added a silent study room in the library! Bring your work and borrow a laptop or use the desktop located in this space. There's no need to ask to use this space, it's your work area. But please be respectful of others who might be working and keep quiet while you're in the Silent Study Zone!

New books available now

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"Tell the story to its end," says Eren with a grin. His yellow eyes are glowing like embers in the night. "When I reach the end," I say, "what happens? You'll have the whole story." "Hmm," he says, looking at me and licking his lips with a dry, grey tongue. "What happens then? Why don't we find out?" People are keeping secrets from Oli. His mum has brought him to stay with his aunt and uncle in the countryside, but nobody will tell him why his dad isn't there, too. Why hasn't he come with them? Has something happened? Why won't anyone talk about it? Oli has a hundred questions, and only an old, empty house in the middle of an ancient forest for answers. But then he finds a secret of his own: there is a creature that lives in the attic... Eren is not human. Eren is hungry for stories. Eren has been waiting for him. With Eren to listen, Oli starts to make sense of what's happening. But Eren is powerful, and though he's willing to help Oli, he's not willing to do it for free; he wants something in return. Oli must make a choice: he can learn the truth -- but to do so he must abandon himself to Eren's world, forever.

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Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother's mysterious death, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he's tracked down by an uncle he barely knows-a man his mother claimed was dangerous. Uncle Randolph tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years. When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision. Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .
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A murdered teen is resurrected to walk the earth for centuries in this sweeping historical epic in the spirit of The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button , from the author of Rotters and Scowler . May 7, 1896. Dusk. A swaggering seventeen-year-old gangster named Zebulon Finch is gunned down by the shores of Lake Michigan. But after mere minutes in the void, he is mysteriously resurrected. His second life will be nothing like his first. Zebulon's new existence begins as a sideshow attraction in a traveling medicine show. From there he will be poked and prodded by a scientist obsessed with mastering the secrets of death. He will fight in the trenches of World War I. He will run from his nightmares--and from poverty--in Depression-era New York City. And he will become the companion of the most beautiful woman in Hollywood. Love, hate, hope, and horror--Zebulon finds them. But will he ever find redemption? Ambitious and heartbreaking, The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Volume 1: At the Edge of Empire is the epic saga of what it means to be human in a world so often lacking in humanity.

Brain Teaser

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From Curiosity.com - Can You Solve The Four Fours Number Puzzle?

This number puzzle is more of a math problem. You may use any mathematical symbols (such as x, !, +, -, ^, /, etc. but you cannot use numbers) to make the following equations true: 4 4 4 4 = 0, 4 4 4 4 = 1, 4 4 4 4 = 2, and so on. There is no last equation to solve; the goal of this puzzle is for you to solve as many as possible in a given time frame. If you are timing yourself in solving this math problem, you must start at the first equation and go up in order, no skipping allowed.

Thanks for Reading! - Ms. Hinman