CHS Multimedia Newsletter

October 2017

Banned Books Month

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Libraries, including ours, confront this issue each and every year-censorship. The American Library Association (ALA) posted "The Top Ten Challenged Books for 2016". A few of them the physical and virtual library shelves. It's imperative to know your rights & responsibilities as students on this issue. Our library staff follows the ALA principle of allowing parent objections towards an individual child checking out a book, but not infringing on the rights of other students. CJUSD vets books for school curriculum which differs from recreational reading.


The CHS library will host a NCAA style book banning decade tournment throughout the month of Ocotber where students will pick the winners for each bracket. Ms. Geltch and Mr. Calderon will purchase the final four winners. A first & second lunch drawing will occur on Halloween Open Mike Friday October 27, 2017 with the winners receiving a copy of the top selection.

CHS Makerspace Activities

Makerspaces are hands-on applications for developing information literacy. The CHS library will host various activiites during the month of October to accomplish this objective.

Horror Movie Based on Book

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The CHS library will host the first annual Movie Based on Book on Friday October 20, 2017 from 2:30-4:30 PM. It will be based on horror fiction. The film will be based on student selection. The process will be as follows:

Week One: Selection of possible titles-September 28-October 6, 2017

Week Two: Vote on final selection-October 9-October 13, 2017

Week Three: Permission slips for fllm viewing-October 16-October 20, 2017