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November Newsletter

Tech Tuesday

Tuesday, November 5th will be set aside for one more day of work on the school website. If you are interested, remember it only takes 30 minutes - 3:30 to 4:00.
Tuesday, November 12th will be "whatever day". If there is something you need help with in the way of technology, let me know ahead of time and I will make sure the proper person is here to help you with it.

Announce it to the world! Good News!

I sometimes go dig through the school announcements folder in the front office to add to the Good News. If you have something worth letting everyone know, at least write a short announcement and it will probably make it to the Good News as well. Thanks to everything going on this month, I haven't had to beg. Below are just a few pictures of events from October.

New in the library this week

Red paint, of course! Our Library Club / Advisory Council decided last year to add some visual interest in the library. We have finally begun the process and broke out the paint brushes Monday. It will hopefully be done in the next few weeks.

New materials just came in. Among the offerings: I Am Malala, ebook Under African Skies (a collection of short stories), Outliers: The Story of Success, new Cricut cutting mats, The Real Mother Goose, Treasury of Children's Literature (sometimes the English Department needs nursery rhymes or fables!) and a Drew Brees biography. Also, the laminator is back in action. New laminating film has arrived.


ProCon.org is a new website that I am recommending as we lose our subscription to SIRS Researcher in January. It is a website dedicated to current issues in society and promises to do so with unbiased reporting. Their mission : "Promoting critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, and primarily pro-con format." What a great way to teach bias in the media! Google a controversial issue you're studying in your class right now and compare to articles found on ProCon. Our students need help recognizing bias; they tend to believe anything they see or read without question.

The online S'mores program used to create this flyer is a technology that might work well with one of your upcoming projects. It is VERY easy to use. The pictures above were added by simply dragging and dropping.

Freebies (or almost)

If you've made it to the bottom of the flyer, congratulations! Here are some freebies offered to you on a first come, first served basis.
There are some black and white binders (large! at least 3") that you can have in the library workroom.
A small corkboard 1 1/2 x 2 ft. is yours for the taking.
If someone is interested in a small HP printer/scanner, I will sell it for a nominal donation to the library. The software can be downloaded online (I know because I have another one just like it) and it takes HP 22 and 21 cartridges. It is an extra from home and originally cost over $100.