Library NewsBlast October 2015

Flushing H.S. Media Center, Vol. 2, 1. E. Frank Bayer, LMS

Fall into Reading

As the weather turns colder, it's the perfect time to curl up with a good book. I'm currently reading Plastic: A Toxic Love Story by Susan Freinkel. It's a comprehensive look into the plastic chemical industry and how it has overtaken our world. If fiction is more appealing, try All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, a Pulitzer Prize winner, filled with imagery and emotion. In honor of Banned Books Week, try one of the top ten banned books of 2014, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison or The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.
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October is the Time to...

Have a conversation with your students about digital citizenship

Digital Citizenship Week is October 18-24th. With more teens than ever using social media, it is imperative that teens know how to post safely. Just like a second on the lips is forever on the hips, what you post online may be forever. "Think before you post" cannot be repeated too many times. Direct your students to "Digital Bytes" self directed learning tools on media consumption and creation.

Flushing High School Library Media Center

Stop by and borrow a book, dvd or magazine. Check out our databases. Meet our librarians. We are open periods 1-9, daily.