The Library @PHS

November 2017

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Media Center Events

The Breakfast Club-Student book club

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

· As Red as Blood by Salla Simukka

· A World Without You by Beth Revis

· Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

· We Were Liars by Emily Lockhart

· Cinder by Marissa Meyer

· Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

Next meeting will be November 21 @7:30 A.M. in the Media Center to discuss "Chains".

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.

These are the books we are reading next—

  • The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
  • Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen
  • The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
  • Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore
  • Orphan Train by Christina Baker
  • Dark Places by Jillian Flynn
  • Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
  • Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

  • *The group met September 18 (Parent Conference Night). The group had supper and discussed The Life We Bury. It was a great night of socializing and discussions.

    **The group met October 30 at Chilis in Gallatin and discussed Gone Without a Trace. We had fun just talking, eating, and the events of the book.

    ***November 28 meet in the library at 4:00 to discuss The Storyteller. Bring a finger food to share.

    ***December 20 meet for lunch immediately after school lets out at 11:00 at Colorado Grill in White House to discuss Same Kind of Different as Me

    ***January 18 meet at Subway in Portland @4:15 to discuss Orphan Train

    ***February 20 meet in the library (Parent/Teacher night) for dinner around 5:00 and discuss Dark Places

    ***March 19 meet at Panera in Gallatin 4:15 to discuss Half Broke Horses

    ***April 24 meet in the library @4:00 with your favorite finger food to discuss Before We Were Yours

The Library @PHS Website

The library website can be accessed through the PHS app. Tap "Resources", then "Library". This takes you to our Weebly website. From there anyone can search the site as if on a desktop. There is now a tab for "Teacher Book Club".

STEM in the Library

Students are working on a K'Nex roller coaster in the Library. Stop in and see the progress. The coaster is built and the students are building the car. Project is to be completed by Christmas break.

New Books

We receive new books every month from Junior Library Guild. These are the new books for November.
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October Displays

The library had several displays in October to promote reading and to get kids in the library to see what we have to offer. All displays were created by our TAs.

-Bulletin Board--"Leaf Through a Good Book"

-Book display for "Series and Sequels"--We had a lot of students interact with this display and check out books.

-Book display-"Killer Thrillers"

-New decor on the front desk

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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.

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