Wednesday, October 25, 2017

October is Cyber Safety Month

The Power of Words

Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.”    - Yehuda Berg

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Great Gatsby Project
   The purpose of the research is for you to put together necessary and important information that will add to the reading and understanding of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.
 You will be researching your topics using books, databases, and the internet.  

eBooks Available:  Log in using school username & password. 
  • The Roaring Twenties: discover the era of Prohibition, flappers and Jazz (unlimited copies unavailable)
  •  The Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression 
  • The Roaring Twenties
  • Fashion in the Time of the Great Gatsby
  • Understanding Women's Rights
  • The Feminist Movement 
  • Women at War: the Progressive Era, WWI and Women's Suffrage
  • Lightbox ~ Great Gatsby
and more catalog for additional titles

  • U.S.A Twenties 
  • Anything goes: a biography of the roaring twenties by Lucy Moore
  • The Roaring Twenties: 1920 to 1929 by Rodney Carlisle
  • Roaring '20s Fashions: deco by Susan Langley
  • Flappers: Six women of a dangerous generation by Judith Mackrell
  • Flappers and the new American woman: perceptions of women 1918 to 1920
  • Bootleg: murder, moonshine and the lawless years of prohibition
  • Last Call: the rise and fall of prohibition by Daniel Okrent
  • The Harlem Renaissance (several titles available) 
    and more.....................Search catalog for additional titles

 Databases: (Look Under History/Geography Section)
  •  History Study Center 
  • Sirs Decades (See 1920's)
  • Issues & Controversies in American History
  • ABC-CLIO American History 
  • Biography Reference Center

See Dr. Hatcher in the library if you need assistance with any of our resources. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Welcome back~Library Information Center

A world of information awaits you in our Information Center.  

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Mr. Pelosi~ Fake News is Not New

Fake News is Nothing New

“Fake news has long had a presence in America’s media landscape: Since the colonial period, various news outlets have played fast and loose with the truth for commercial or political gain.  A particularly notorious era of journalistic misinformation emerged in the 1890s when competing newspapers owned by rival media titans William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer fought mercilessly for the attention of readers by liberally embellishing stories to sell more papers, a style that became known as yellow journalism.” (Green)

What are potential consequences when fake news goes viral? Do you think you could spot fake news or would you be fooled? Why or why not? 

Quote- Matthew Green, Dec 6, 2016

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Chess~Game On!

According to health experts there are many benefits to playing chess.

  1. Promotes brain growth
  2. Raises your IQ
  3. Increases problem solving skills
  4. Improves memory
just to name a few......(Health Fitness Revolution)

The following materials are available in the library:
  • Bobby Fischer's outrageous chess moves (794.1 PAN PB)
  • Chess: from first moves to checkmate (794.1 KIN)
  • The Immortal game: a history of chess (791.1.SHE)
  • Kasparov's winning chess tactics (791.1 PAN PB)

Sunday, March 12, 2017

The Laramie Project- Similar Current Events- Ms. Metrio

Assignment: Research credible sources to find a current event (within 5-10 years).  The current event may deal with hate crimes, discrimination, or denial of civil rights.

Databases:   Username/Password listed on Access sticker or on Lab computers.

Located under Magazine/Newspaper section of Destiny (VRC) databases.

Note: Choose keywords that will expand or narrow your search.  Also, view related topics.

Example: Hate Crimes (Bias Crime, Racism, Race Relations, etc.)

Be sure to print out a copy of the article that answers your question.  You will be presenting the article to the class.

Monday, March 6, 2017

New SAT books available

New SAT study guides are available in the library in print and eBook format.  

Print copy located in Study Guide/Textbook section near front desk. 

eBook versions online through Destiny Discoverer 

1. Go to (locate your school)
  or click on eBook Collection on Destiny home page
2.  Log in using your school username and password

Available titles: 
  • Barron's SAT 1600
  • Barron's New SAT 
  • Writing workbook for the New SAT
  • SAT Subject Test- U.S. History