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Oakmont High School Library

Welcome to February!

More changes! Here are a few links to help you access the support you need.

For Chromebook assistance or textbook needs = https://calendly.com/sellis6/textbook-pick-up-drop-off?month=2021-02

Ask the Librarian - any questions regarding resources, research, library books or activities = https://calendly.com/whslibrary2020

Still not sure? Email Mrs. Blue at mailto:mblue@rjuhsd.us.


How it started:

"National African American History Month had its origins in 1915 when historian and author Dr. Carter G. Woodson founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. This organization is now known as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (“ASALH”). Through this organization Dr. Woodson initiated the first Negro History Week in February 1926. Dr. Woodson selected the week in February that included the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, two key figures in the history of African Americans". (Library of Congress)

2021 Black History Month Theme: The Black History Month 2021 theme, “Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity” explores the African diaspora, and the spread of Black families across the United States.

Spotlight on ABC-CLIO Databases

The ABC-CLIO Databases are history specific databases. You can search all databases at once, or pick a specific era. All entries in the database are cited at the end of the article. You can also choose which citation format to use.

Articles can be saved directly to your Google Drive or your Google Classroom. It is user friendly and will help you organize your research.

Click the OHS Research Databases button below to log in!

Book Suggestions

Do you have a favorite author? Is there a book you really want to read but we don't have it available? Should we have more books in other languages?

I want to hear from you! I am working on a book purchase and would love your input! Complete this form by February 12th and help me decide!

Great apps for students and teachers!

These are free and web based or available as a mobile app!

PHOTOMATH - Available for FREE on Apple and Android devices. Their motto is scan, solve, learn.

MAKE BELIEFS COMIX - Are you looking for a different way to tell a story? Digital storytelling can be a fun way to express yourself! This is a free, web based app.

DUOLINGO - This is a free web or mobile app to help you learn different languages. The lessons are short and gamified to make learning fun! There are daily goals vary in difficulty and you can achieve badges and rewards!

Writers, Artists, Creators - Hear ye! Hear ye!

Have you wanted to submit your work for an award or publication and not known where to start? Check out these contest opportunities!

Congressional Arts Competition

Teen Ink

Writing Contests for Teens

Girls Write Now

New York Times Student Contests

Best Writing Contests