AHS Library

Faculty Newsletter, Winter 2015


Ruta Sepetys, author of Between Shades of Gray and Out of the Easy will be here in March. We would love to partner with a class, grade level, or group in reading one of her books and have a smaller session with her on that day. Between Shades of Gray lends itself to the HS curriculum as it is about the treatment of Lithuanian Jews during the Holocaust and is based on Sepetys own family story. Out of the Easy is a murder mystery involving a precociously smart teen trying to rise above her raising in 1950s New Orleans when expectations for her are disappointingly low. If interested, please see Alicia in the library.

Also stay tuned for a date in May for AHS students to attend a Skype visit 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. This event will be held in the UN Room at Albany High School; please see Kristen in the library for more information.


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.

new materials in the library:


eBooks Lab

Learn how to download eBooks and audio-books to your e-reader, tablet or smartphone in this drop-in session on Wednesday, February 11th from 6:30-7:45 pm. Librarians from APL and AHS will provide hands-on support. Please bring your own device. Location: Community Room of the Pine Hills branch of Albany Public Library, 517 Western Ave.

Questions? Contact Us:

Alicia Abdul & Kristen Majkut @ bitly.com/falconlibrary