BNS/BCS Library Newsletter #2
BITS & BYTES FOR BROOKLYNITES
Library Cafe Open to Families During Student-Led Conferences
Bestselling Author/Illustrator George O'Connor Speaks to BCS 7th Graders at Public Library
The library arranged for BCS 7th grade ELA students to see George O'Connor, writer and illustrator of the critically acclaimed, best-selling Olympians series, at the Brooklyn Public Library on October 20. This exciting event provided lots of inspiration for the 7th graders' upcoming graphic novel study. Read more about one of library's most poplular series at http://olympiansrule.com/
Author/Illustrator Team Visits the Library to Share Their Work With BNS Second Graders
BCS Students Attend Screening of e.E. Charlton-Trujillo Documentary
The library also set-up an amazing opportunity for a group of students to see a screening of At-Risk Summer, the powerful new documentary "… about belonging, bullying and taking a chance when it counts." The filmmaker, e.E. Charlton-Trujillo, is also the author of the Stonewall Award winning young adult novel, Fat Angie, who traveled the country on a quest to mentor and empower at-risk teens. Thank you to Jose, BCS Co-Director of Culture and Character, for bringing Upper Grades students to the Brooklyn Public Library's Dweck Center. Jose came from the event saying, "We loved it! I was inclined to ask the director to come back to school with us that same day and speak to our kids. It was a tremendous experience and I know our students were receptive and gained so much depth from it. I'm looking forward to the release of the DVD to show to our school."